If you want to add value to your home, whether for your own life experiences or the financial benefits of real estate development, the kitchen is the key room. Designer radiators are often overlooked because wall space often becomes premium. Underfloor heating is an obvious choice as it frees up valuable wall space.
But at what additional price and does floor heating provide a good return on investment? Designer radiators are a low-cost alternative to underfloor heating in kitchens. When remodeling the kitchen space, the walls are often at the highest level, and as a result, the traditional "wet central heating systems" are removed.
This is because these radiators are traditionally located horizontally and extend along the entire length of the wall. Storage or replacement of horizontal radiators means a potential loss of the practical area of the kitchen working surface and valuable storage space. A vertical designer radiator can be a much cheaper alternative to underfloor heating but is often overlooked.
How can a designer radiator significantly reduce the budget of your kitchen compared to underfloor heating? You can reuse existing pipelines You can save existing floor levels. You do not need to buy or install an expensive system under the floor Designer radiator reduces inconvenience, time and cost compared to underfloor heating You can quickly update the look of your kitchen by switching to a designer radiator You can squeeze the designer radiator in the tightest spots Saving costs for the underfloor heating system is one bonus, but it is not an option if you lose a valuable cabinet or worktop.
You may feel that you have a small alternative to underfloor heating, but designer radiators are available in various sizes. With the BTU calculator, you can determine the thermal requirements of your converted kitchen. With the widest range of sizes and styles to choose from, there will certainly be a radiator to fit the available wall space. Installing a designer radiator can significantly reduce repair time If the house has one room, which is difficult to do without, then this is the kitchen.
Converting your kitchen in a couple of days instead of a few weeks should be a bonus. Reducing clutter and destruction in what is the heart of most homes, to an absolute minimum. Design radiators can quickly and cost-effectively add a striking new look.
I do not claim that a radiator is just a cheaper alternative to underfloor heating, only much cheaper, hassle and shocks. The range of modern daytime radiators is simply amazing. You can choose from an original work of art to a smooth sculptural wall.
Design radiators are designed to add an aesthetic focus to the room, often they do not even look like radiators! Practical advantages of heating a designer radiator compared to underfloor heating.
Floor heating works by effectively converting the entire floor area into a radiator using warm water pipes or electric mats hidden in the floor structure. This emits a slight heat because the floor has a large surface area and means that it should only be a couple of degrees warmer than room temperature.
As the heat rises evenly, there are no cold spots or drafts. The disadvantage of a heated floor compared to a radiator is that it is not so responsive. It takes one to two hours to heat the room, which is usually for the floor, where the radiator can take 20 minutes.
If the room is too warm, the opposite is true, the radiators cool much faster, which gives you faster control over the heating of the kitchen.