#AD/Gifted- Our three radiators and valves were gifted to us as part of a collaboration with Best Heating
Our Edwardian home is typically cooler in the winter and hot in the summer. It’s just not as well insulated as newer properties and when we begun our kitchen extension, we were concerned about the room feeling cold.
Adding a large double door and a 3×1 metre roof light too an already slightly chilly room, we knew we needed to sort out the radiator situation in preparation for the coming winter.
Our old kitchen radiator was the standard paneled radiator that was here when we moved in. It was a temperamental old gal and clonked when she got too hot. She was also splattered with food and the different shades of paint that had been cut around her over the years.
We wanted our new radiators to have a more period feel and also in a darker colour to contrast against the paint (and be better at concealing children’s baked beans). We also needed radiators in the adjoining rooms, which lead off of the kitchen and we wanted the look to flow through the rooms.
These are made from cast iron and we also selected the most beautiful traditional Thermostatic angled valves. I’ve literally never been so amazed at the beauty of a valve!
The radiators are coated with a resilient powder coating, which gives them a soft feel.
There are a few colour choices however we went for Anthracite. This is a deep charcoal almost blue toned grey.
The three-column style gives a chunky, traditional feel that looks perfect in a period property but would also give an industrial feel to a newer property. The valves, which you select separately from the radiator, are an antique brass with a wooden rotating thermostatic control. They do a steel option if that fits better with your décor.
The thermostatic valve detects the warmth already in the room and heats accordingly, meaning it’s more economical and better for the environment.
Our radiators are plumbed into the wall but you can also chose to have feet if you require your radiator to free-stand.
The heat output is great and they don’t get so hot to the touch that you need to be concerned with little ones.
They look fabulous and pump out enough heat to keep your room at comfortable cosy warmth.
Best heating have loads of traditional and modern options for radiators and towel rails so be sure to have a look through their site or get some inspiration over on their Instagram @bestheatinguk where the team there are very helpful with the technical side of everything.
You can check all that Best Heating has to offer over on their site here.