In the interior of the home, every element is important. For long time pipes and radiators of heating were considered the most “non-photogenic” part. Today this stereotype is outdated. Many modern systems do not require disguise. On the contrary, the batteries look so organic in the interior that they are rightly called “designer”. But the price of such heating devices is significantly higher than traditional cast-iron “accordions”. In addition, not every square meter owner would agree that the role of the compositional accent belonged to a purely utilitarian subject.
To hide the heating battery most often use the original screens. They successfully perform decorative functions and are ideally combined with almost any kind of flooring, with furniture made of solid wood, with eaves, doors, windows, and stairs. They are aesthetic, easy to install, light and durable. Representing a great way to decorate, such fences practically do not reduce the heat capacity of radiators; do not interfere with the functioning of heating systems. Created from elite wood species and other materials according to unique designs, they also perform a number of purely utilitarian functions, for example, they prevent dust from entering the heating system. Having no sharp corners, they are especially relevant to the safety of small children. In addition, such designs are not difficult to make yourself, with your own hands.
Do I need to “hide” the battery? Pros and cons
Most often, the batteries are located under the window sill, behind the curtains or integrated into a niche. However, homeowners who seek to create a thoughtful and distinctive interior in an apartment or in a cottage know that there is no place for superfluous (and non-aesthetic) details. Open radiator fits well only in the room, made in the style of high-tech. In all other cases, when it comes to any other direction, neither massive comfort nor beauty can add a massive metal construction to the interior. In addition, among the supporters of spectacular decorative screens, there are quite a few people who understand how much the drying heat of the radiators negatively affects the condition of the skin and how destructive it is for most domestic plants.
How to hide the radiator in the room? Several design ideas and photos for your repair
When starting a repair, think in advance about what material your battery fencing will be. Properly chosen, it harmoniously combines with almost any modern finish. You can hide the battery and pipes in the room using the screen. The design is a frame, hardware, and screen-grid directly. The openings of the latter can be of any diameter and configuration, as long as they do not prevent heated air from entering the apartment. Battery fences are no longer perceived as something unusual, and anyone who has decided to create a unique style will be able to design their home by contacting the company that manufactures such products to order. A number of companies offer ready-made kits for self-assembly.
There are no restrictions on the choice of material. It is only necessary to remember about environmental safety and heat saving. Enjoys unchanged popularity
- Perforated wood-fiber (HDF) plate of high strength. The cost of the finished product depends on the method of surface treatment (grinding, varnishing, and painting). The composition of MDF is 99% of wood and about 0.3-0.4% of paraffin and resins. That is why hiding a heating battery behind such a screen is not just an exceptionally aesthetic, but also an eco-friendly solution. Under the influence of heat (and even during combustion) toxic substances are not released into the air. Home-made fencing for the radiator is one of the most common uses for HDF boards. And the savings in comparison with the purchase of the finished product or its order will be serious.
- Radiator fences made of wood. Environmentally friendly, the unique wood texture made them a worthy alternative to other types of decorative screens. To hide the radiator, use fences made of pine, oak, ash, beech, and birch. These and other breeds are processed by patina, gilding, bleaching.
- A grid of metal. Screens with a metal mesh look great in the office and public spaces, but in private ownership this option is appropriate.
- Plastic. Made from plastic mesh models are perfect for rooms with high humidity. Most often used for batteries installed in niches.
- Rattan canvas. Among its advantages – elasticity, strength, natural beauty, and absolute environmental friendliness. Weaving is done by hand, so the ornament is obtained in any way. Experts advise anyone who assembles the screen on their own and squeezes the rattan cloth to wet the material from the back side so that the finished product looks perfect. Due to its grace, an artificial “rattan” canvas, created from cellulose, reinforced with super-strong nylon thread, can transform the interior of any style, be it classic or modern. Visually, it is 99.9% identical to the natural one, but at the same time, the artificial material can be painted in any color without any problems.
Create in the room “interior cover” with your own hands
Many companies today offer unpainted screens because the main decorative load is exactly the color. You just have to make a choice in favor of a particular shade. If the interior is designed in a country style, a natural rattan canvas or toned wood will look organically next to the wicker and wooden furnishings. High tech involves the use of “metallic” tones. Accordingly, HDF or metal mesh, painted under silver, aluminum, etc., is suitable. Sometimes color is also chosen by contrast.
The most affordable and easy way to refine any old battery is to hide it, selecting the screen of any model for this: with an elegant pattern or in a minimalist style. Due to the huge choice of textures, colors, its sophistication in combination with bold design solutions, the screens radically transform the interiors of any style. And their ability to be combined with decoration and furniture allows to significantly improve the aesthetics and functionality of the interior.