How to fit a battery into a room design: 5 rules and mistakes

one Installed low-quality battery from the developer

As a rule, devel­op­ers in new homes install the most bud­getary options for radi­a­tors: bright white, rough, with a shiny sur­face. Such mod­els can­not be called a suc­cess­ful addi­tion to any inte­ri­or style, they imme­di­ate­ly reduce the cost of the appear­ance of the room. Often, the bat­tery can even be tak­en out of the floor, and then ugly pipes and valves on both sides will catch the eye. This solu­tion also com­pli­cates the clean­ing process.

What can be done

Even if it seems that the bat­tery will be par­tial­ly hid­den by cur­tains and will not catch your eye, pay atten­tion to the choice of mod­el. It is bet­ter to invest in sup­plies from the wall and choose a radi­a­tor of the desired shape and size, suit­able for your inte­ri­or.

2 Standard white battery does not fit

The most com­mon col­or for radi­a­tors is glossy white. In some inte­ri­ors, they can exist har­mo­nious­ly, for exam­ple, in scan­di or boho, where the entire col­or scheme is based on white. But in most oth­er cas­es, espe­cial­ly on a rich accent wall, they look like a big white patch.

What can be done

You can imme­di­ate­ly look for a radi­a­tor of the desired shade, but this is not easy and often cost­ly. Anoth­er option is to choose the right shade of quick-dry­ing enam­el and paint it your­self.

3 Old cast iron battery looks ugly

Mas­sive cast-iron radi­a­tors in old hous­es look ugly, main­ly because of the many lay­ers of peel­ing paint. Even if there are no tech­ni­cal prob­lems with them, they are try­ing to replace them with new glossy radi­a­tors.

What can be done

If you got an apart­ment with such bat­ter­ies, try to think — you can’t make an inter­est­ing accent for the inte­ri­or from them. The old paint can be cleaned, cov­ered with a pro­tec­tive lay­er of cast iron and applied on top of enam­el of a bright sat­u­rat­ed col­or.

four Battery does not fit

A beau­ti­ful radi­a­tor mod­el in the desired shade may be too large or too small for its place. Then from a dis­tance it will look either com­i­cal­ly small or too mas­sive. Some rooms have sev­er­al small radi­a­tors under each win­dow, and this also does not ben­e­fit the design.

What can be done

Invite a spe­cial­ist who will eval­u­ate the entire heat­ing sys­tem in the house and tell you what area of ​​u200bu200bheaters is need­ed, and try to reduce the num­ber of radi­a­tors to one in each room. Per­haps part of the heat­ing can be shift­ed to under­floor heat­ing, if the area of ​​u200bu200bone radi­a­tor is not enough.

5 The battery is in the wrong shape

Dif­fer­ent apart­ments have their own char­ac­ter­is­tics of walls and some­times it is not pos­si­ble to install a bat­tery of a typ­i­cal shape and size on them. Most often, in this sit­u­a­tion, the bat­tery is trans­ferred to anoth­er wall and this cre­ates a cum­ber­some tech­ni­cal struc­ture that makes the inte­ri­or heav­ier.

What can be done

There are non-stan­dard radi­a­tors on sale, for exam­ple, nar­row and elon­gat­ed ver­ti­cal­ly or hor­i­zon­tal­ly to fit on a wall with large win­dows. In addi­tion to main­tain­ing the right size of the heat­ed sur­face, they fit per­fect­ly into the inte­ri­or and become a styl­ish addi­tion.

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