RAD COVERS

A traditional style rad cover at our Fairlawn Reno project. Photograph: Stephani Buchman Photo

A traditional style rad cover at our Fairlawn Reno project. Photograph: Stephani Buchman Photo

Radiators are an essential part of many of the Old Toronto homes we work in. Radiators take a lot of heat (pun intended!) for being bulky, space wasters. But as most of you know - They provide the best kind of humid heat in our cold dry winters. Unfortunately they are often eye sores that take up too much space.

RAD COVERS are the easiest solution. They will hide the unslightly rad while also providing style and function. 

To a designer, Rads look naked when they are left uncovered. We always recommend custom rad covers whenever possible. They can be traditional like the one above or contemporary like this one we had made at our Glenrose project. Here we managed to tuck it away into a dining room built-in.

Here are a few more unique a custom rad covers that we love.

If custom isn't in your budget. You can always create a rad top like this one. It provides the functionality without breaking the bank.

Source: Domino.com

Source: Domino.com

For those DIYers out there you can always make your own. Here's one tutorial on This Old House.com

Source: ThisOldHouse.com 

Source: ThisOldHouse.com 

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Ultimately the style of Rad Cover should reflect the age and design aesthetic in your home. Whatever the style may be, rad covers will give your space a designer touch and elevate the finished look of your home.

Rebecca HayComment