With house prices at an all-time high, people wanting or needing a bigger home are looking at cheaper options for creating more space. Turning the attic into a usable room rather than a depository for old junk is an obvious solution. A loft conversion doesn’t just give you an additional room, it could also add up to 20% on the value of your home. When you’re choosing your loft conversion radiators, you need to take a number of variables into account, such as the purpose of the room and how much you intend to use it.
The main advantage designer radiators have over ordinary models – apart from their stunning designs of course – is that they come in all different shapes and sizes. Attics are notorious for their low ceilings, short walls, and awkward nooks and crannies, so it may well be that an ordinary radiator simply wouldn’t fit properly into the space available.
If the radiator needs to be installed on a wall that is particularly narrow – horizontally or vertically – then the stunning Surf radiator will fit in seamlessly at the same time as making a statement. Its sleek, space-age design will look great wherever it’s placed, and it comes in a wide range of colours, so it could really give your loft the wow factor.
If light is an issue, or there’s simply not enough space to hang a full-length mirror and a radiator, the SuperMirror radiator will fit the bill perfectly. With careful placement to catch the light, it will help the room seem larger and is an ideal addition to any loft bedroom.
For a smaller radiator, the Stripe can be as small as 550mm x 300mm, which means it can fit into a small room and still provide enough heat to keep your loft warm.
If you’re looking for an energy-efficient radiator, the Synergy panel radiator offers Low-H2O technology for low energy/high heat output. With a huge range of sizes to choose from, it can be as small or as large as your space allows – from 200mm x 500mm to 950mm x 2800mm.
If your budget is too small to install central heating in your loft, or you only plan to use the loft occasionally, electric radiators are the ideal solution. Electric designer radiators give you all the beauty and the heat output of designer radiators connected to your central heating system, but they come with additional benefits. They’re a lot cheaper to install as there is no need to go through the expense and upheaval of running new pipes to the loft in order to extend the plumbing. And if your boiler isn’t powerful enough to take on an additional radiator, you won’t have to replace it.
They also use smart technology, which means you can control them remotely on your phone, allowing you to turn them off and on or up and down as and when required without even needing to be in the room.
If you would like to get a better idea of which designer radiators would be great for your loft conversion, come and visit one of our showrooms in St Albans, Islington, Clapham, Brighton or Leamington Spa. You will see the radiators for yourself and be able to talk to one of our experts about the models that will provide the best heat output for your loft conversion space.