Some things in the house are necessary, but they also ruin your interior a bit. Things you prefer not to see. Smoke detectors, for example, or extension cables. Radiators is also a very good example of this. Of course there are now also radiators that are very beautiful, and that are a valuable addition to your interior. But there are still many people who have standard radiators at home, which you prefer to work out of sight.
Fortunately, that is also possible, namely with radiator conversion . Radiator conversion, also known as radiator cover , comes in many different shapes and sizes. You can buy them ready-made at all well-known hardware stores, but you could also make your own radiator conversion. Today we want to inspire you with the best radiator conversion inspiration examples, original ideas and useful tips. Good luck!
Buy radiator conversion
The easiest way to hide the radiators in the house is with ready-made radiator conversion. These are available online and in well-known hardware stores. Well-known radiator conversion markets are VidaXL, Cando and Sentimo. Below you can read more about these brands.
VidaXL has a wide range of radiator coverings. It is available in various online web shops and well-known hardware stores such as Praxis, Karwei, Gamma and Hornbach. You can choose from different models and standard sizes. Below you see the model Cross design, characterized by a pattern of small crosses. You pay € 72.99 for the 112x19x81cm format. Click here to view all models of VidaXL.
The Cando brand makes various products to finish and beautify your home. Think of doors, floors, furniture panels, and also radiator cladding. Compared to VidaXL, Cando has more models. In addition to mdf radiator cladding, they also have, for example, glass radiator cladding. Most Cando radiator cladding are finished with a white primer as standard, so you can paint them immediately with a desired color. Click here to view all Cando radiator covers.
Sentimo is a fairly new supplier, which has become very well known in the radiator cover market in a short period of time. The Sentimo radiator covers are made of steel and are characterized by a super sleek design. Indicate whether you have a plate radiator or a column radiator, choose your style (solid, groove or classic), choose your desired color, indicate in which room the radiator is located, indicate whether or not you want to hide the radiator knob, and pass on the measurements. Everything can be done quickly and easily online on their website . Depending on the above choices, the price is between € 84 and € 359. Because they still have to be custom made, it will be delivered to your home within three weeks. Useful!
4. Make radiator conversion
Are you a bit handy? And do you like DIY projects? Then it is also a very nice idea to make your own radiator conversion. In addition, you can also make your own radiator cover or have it made. It is important to take into account the heat circulation. You must therefore ensure that there are sufficient openings so that the heat circulation can continue unhindered. The great thing is that you can have the radiator cover made to measure.
Online you will find many manuals and tutorials for making different variants. We found the following DIY radiator conversion project at Praxis. All you need are a number of oak planers in two sizes and some screws. You can buy all the equipment at Praxis for € 112.60. Do you dare to take on this project? Click here to view all steps of the manual.
Don’t you like this model so much? Below we have listed even more inspiration examples. There is bound to be a radiator covering that appeals to you.
5. Radiator conversion shelf
An alternative to full radiator cover is the radiator cover shelf. A simple shelf that you mount above the radiator, that you can use in different ways. Is it a radiator in the living room or bedroom? Then it is nice to use the shelf as a bookshelf. Is it a radiator in the kitchen or the hall? Then you can turn it into a kind of sideboard, where you can decorate with nice objects such as plants, books, vases, photo frames, you name it. It may sound a bit simple, but a radiator conversion shelf can be super fun. Below you will find some nice inspiration examples.
6. Radiator conversion box
If you want to go a little further than a simple radiator conversion shelf, you could think of a cupboard. After all, you can always use extra storage space, right? Whether in the living room, bedroom, children’s room, bathroom or kitchen. Just like the shelf, you can make different types of cabinets, depending on the space in question. A bookcase in the living room, a shoe cabinet in the hall, a sideboard in the landing, a record cabinet in the hobby room, you name it. You can also use the space in the cupboard as well as on the cupboard.
Of course, a custom radiator conversion cabinet requires a little more skills from a cabinetmaker or carpenter.
You don’t know one? Tip : post an assignment on websites such as Werkspot. To give you an idea of what is possible, we have found the most beautiful and nicest inspiration examples of different radiator conversion cabinets.
7. Radiator conversion sofa
Do you already have enough closet space? Another great idea is a radiator conversion sofa. This is especially a good idea if you are dealing with low radiators, such as convector radiators. You create the sofa on top of the radiator. Finish the sofa with comfortable seat cushions and any decorative cushions. You could even turn it into a lovely lounge corner orreading corner .