Termoarredo when restructuring also means modeling. Among the various needs that may arise during the renovation of an apartment what emerges is to renovate your home using decorative elements that are, at the same time, also functional.
The concept of practicality, with which the building was designed until a few years ago, involved the use of simple objects built peculiarly with resistant materials for the years to come. For example, radiators were conceived as the union of two or more elements (depending on the size of the room) whose sole purpose was to heat the interior regardless of the decorative touch. It focused exclusively on the quality of the materials, studying the heat capacity of the various metals to propose competitive products at low prices.
The goal, in most cases, was centered on increasing sales in the construction sector, because the construction of new homes offered attractive possibilities to heater manufacturers. A construction company that had to equip the building with a heating system, tried to save on the quality of the radiator in compliance, however, with the laws in force. It was not uncommon, therefore, to buy a pre-built house with aluminum rather than cast iron radiators, and most often they were mounted in the hidden corners of a room. Cast iron, unlike aluminum, has a number of characteristics including that of having a higher heating power, of heating the house immediately and of maintaining the warmth even when the radiators are turned off. Aluminum, much cheaper than cast iron, has a lower heat capacity as it heats immediately and cools down with the same speed, but is presented as a lighter material, easy to forge creating simple and space-saving radiators. Finally, steel stands as a middle ground between cast iron and aluminum. The thermal capacity is intermediate, to the advantage of practicality and strength. The problems that could arise with the use of classic radiators were closely related to cleaning and maintenance.
Being hidden in the most secluded places (the only purpose was to heat, not to furnish) it was not easy to clean or repaint them whenever the need arose. Disassembling a cast iron or steel radiator was no easy task, especially if it had to be repainted to match the paint of the room. Many tutorials on the internet still suggest how to paint a radiator to match the color of a room, but the do-it-yourself labor requires, among other operations, that of the correspondence. You should find an open space, use a lot of elbow grease to sand every crevice and every element, and use suitable anti-rust products.
The major brands of interior design today propose innovative solutions to transform a radiator into a piece of furniture. The need for renovation of an apartment is linked to the possibility of furnishing with elements that are functional and decorative at the same time. It is no longer a question of having a home equipped with every comfort, but rather of converting comfort into a design object, which embellishes a wall or the corner of a room. The heated towel rail responds worthily to this need, offering numerous ideas for radiator models similar to true works of contemporary art.
Termoarredo, how to renovate a home with style and functionality. Guide to the choice of radiators
The modules of the classic cast iron radiator are replaced by the intertwining of futuristic lines that give the siphon momentum and movement, while the heaviness of steel is supplanted by very light and sophisticated shapes. The heater of a kitchen it camouflages with the type of furniture used, becoming a fundamental piece to enrich the chosen style. For example, an urban-style kitchen can adapt a heated towel rail whose geometry recalls the pillars of a busy street in the center of a city. While a modular furniture can be combined with a radiator with a clean design, which has the same color as the accessories purchased. There are even electric radiators made of glass, which take up very little space and whose transparency gives a touch of light to the bare wall of a kitchen, while those who prefer the classic model could opt for trendy colors, such as black or bronze.
The radiator offers different models to be installed in any type of room. The design of a heater for a living room is very different from that of a bathroom. The dining room, generally furnished with elegance, requires a style that accompanies all the elements as a whole. For this purpose, the designers have studied radiators that can be assimilated to real paintings, or to revolutionary sculptures worthy of a cutting-edge museum. It would be enough to type on the internet the word radiator to get an idea of the infinite variety of proposals and solutions. The materials are varied and range from crystal to aluminum, to finish with ceramic which lends itself as an alternative to traditional cast iron.
The radiator in a bathroom evolves into towel warmers with a meandering geometry or reflective plating, and adapts to any type of environment, be it tiny or very large. For example, the service bathroom, the one equipped with a shower tray and a sink for clothes, could be embellished with a simple radiator placed in such a way as to take up as little space as possible. A large bathroom equipped with a bathtub and a toilet requires an important radiator, whose shape is functional as well as elegant. There was talk of towel warmers, that is, elements that, in addition to radiating heat, keep towels and sheets warm, thanks to their linear or modular structure. Some designers have designed radiators similar to niches or shelves, to be installed on the wall at eye level. Inside them it is possible to store the bathroom kit, without necessarily resorting to traditional cabinets sold at low prices by the furniture franchises. A double solution in a single object: that is to heat the room by containing the bathroom equipment in an orderly manner. A real plus if you proceed with the bathroom renovation.
Even a small room or bedroom can be equipped with an elegant radiator. Squared panels or with damask patterns are recommended for a double bedroom with a sober style, while the intertwined lines resembling the inlays of an antique piece of furniture are suitable for poor art or Shabby Chic furniture. For the children's bedrooms, the variants play on imaginative shapes, similar to the famous building bricks or the staples used in moments of study. The radiators not only respond to an aesthetic need, but are also designed to reduce energy consumption by using materials that guarantee savings without sacrificing the warmth of the house.
There are ceramic radiators whose cost is slightly higher than that of aluminum, and concrete radiators specially designed to supplant cast iron. Both the ceramic and the concrete retain the radiated heat for a long time and allow to amortize the cost of their purchase on subsequent bills. Glass is also an innovative material, used to create classy and trendy radiators, but there are those who have transformed wood into thermal panels, assimilating them to real furnishing accessories. The most common irradiation systems are the electric ones, with infrared emission, mainly adopted for panels made of glass or wood. The traditional ones that use the boiler or the thermo fireplace are generally adopted for ceramics and concrete. Saving therefore becomes a matter of choice: if on the one hand someone affirms the minimum environmental impact of electrical systems, someone else hypothesizes that the use of the thermo fireplace has a positive advantage in economic terms.
The installation of the radiator
Whatever the choice of radiator, it will be essential to ask for the support of professionals who will assemble the radiators in a clean way. It will be necessary to contact a plumber, for the connection of the pipes and the passage of hot water inside the radiators. Its intervention will be necessary if the boiler technology or the thermo-fireplace technology is adopted, even more so if it is necessary to change the pipes by adopting the latest generation materials. In cases where electric radiators are chosen, they will be equipped with a plug to be inserted in the appropriate outlets. The infrared radiators, despite using electricity, are equipped with safety systems in accordance with the law, which allow them to be placed even in bathrooms, near sinks or tubs.
The installation of the radiator must comply with certain rules, dictated by the need to heat the environment without dispersing the heat through the walls. A large room requires the purchase of radiators that cover a large part of the wall developing in height. This is the case of the towel warmers, conceived vertically instead of horizontally. If the room is very large, such as a living room entrance or a dining room, it would be necessary to install two radiators in two distinct points of the compartment, in order to guarantee the radiation of heat in different areas. Panel radiators, those designed for bedrooms, can be positioned in order to heat the bed. The placement of the radiator in the kitchen must be functional, away from ovens and any heat source.
Effective irradiation responds to the simple rules of physics: heat tends to rise, unlike cold air which will fall downwards. A ground-level radiator allows better radiation throughout the room, but there are those who propose radiators for the ceiling with shower head technology. There are tricks that allow you to save on consumption, such as the use of thermal insulation panels or heat-reflecting solutions to be placed behind each radiator. Their use would reduce the dispersion of heat during the operation of the elements, releasing the warmth gradually inside the room. The location is also essential to ensure an adequately heated environment. Traditional radiators are placed under a window. But the functionality of the radiators allows you to place them also towards the internal walls.
Each radiator manufacturer allows the stipulation of a quote, even online. Costs vary according to the material used and the number of radiators chosen and are not related to the square meters of the house. The costs per square meter could affect if you want to replace the pipes with the help of a plumber, and the latter's compensation could vary depending on the working days. All information is available on the internet, free of charge and at any time.
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