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, provided for the use of simple objects built with peculiarly resistant materials for years to come. For example, the radiators were designed as the union of two or more elements (depending on the size of the room) whose sole purpose was to heat the interiors regardless of the decorative touch. We focused exclusively on the quality of materials, studying the heat capacity of the various metals to propose competitive products at low prices.
The objective, in most cases, was centered on the increase in sales in the building sector, because the construction of new homes offered attractive possibilities for radiator manufacturers. A construction company that had to equip the building with a heating system, was trying to save on the quality of the radiator in compliance, however, with the laws in force. It was not rare, therefore, to buy a house already prepared with aluminum radiators instead of cast iron, and most of the times they were mounted in the hidden corners of a room. Cast iron, unlike aluminum, has a number of characteristics including the ability to have a higher calorific value, to heat the house immediately and to maintain the warmth even when the radiators are off. Aluminum, much cheaper than cast iron, has a lower heat capacity because it immediately heats and cools with the same speed, but it appears as a lighter material, easy to forge, creating simple and space-saving radiators. Finally, steel stands as a cross between cast iron and aluminum. The thermal capacity is intermediate, to the advantage of practicality and robustness. The problems that could arise with the use of classic radiators were closely linked 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 them or repaint them whenever the need arose. Dismantling a cast iron or steel heater was not a walk, even more so if it had to be repainted as a pendant with the painting of the room. Many tutorials on the internet still suggest how to paint a radiator to match the color of a room, but DIY work requires, among other things, correspondence. You should find an open space, use a lot of elbow grease to sift through every crack and each element, and use appropriate products against rust.
The major brands of interior design today, they propose innovative solutions to transform a heater into a piece of furniture. The need for renovation of an apartment is linked to the possibility of furnishing with elements that are both functional and decorative. It is no longer a matter 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 radiator responds worthily to this need, offering numerous ideas for radiator models similar to real contemporary works of 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 interweaving of futuristic lines that give the siphon momentum and movement, while the heaviness of the 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 considered true master paintings, or revolutionary sculptures worthy of an avant-garde museum. It would be enough to type on the internet the term termoarredo 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 ceramics that lends itself as an alternative to traditional cast iron.
The radiator of a bathroom evolves into a heated towel rack 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 the clothes, could be embellished with a simple heated towel rail placed in such a way as to occupy the least possible space. A large bathroom equipped with a bathtub and toilets requires an important radiator, whose shape is both functional and elegant. We talked about towel warmers, in other words elements that, in addition to radiating heat, keep warm towels and towels, thanks to their linear or modular structure. Some designers have designed radiators similar to niches or shelves, to be installed on the wall at man height. Inside them it is possible to store the bathroom outfit, without necessarily resorting to the traditional furniture sold at a low price by the furniture franchises. A double solution in a single object: namely to heat the room containing the bathroom kit in an orderly manner. A real plus if you proceed with the renovation of the bathroom.
Even a small room or a bedroom can be equipped with an elegant radiator. Squared or damask panels are recommended for a sober style double bedroom, while the intertwined lines resembling the inlays of an antique piece of furniture lend themselves to furnishing in poor art or Shabby Chic. For the children's rooms the variants play on imaginative forms, similar to the famous building bricks or staples used in the moments of study. The radiators do 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 home.
There are ceramic radiators whose cost is slightly higher than that in aluminum, and concrete radiators specifically designed to supplant cast iron. Both the ceramic and the cement keep the radiated heat for a long time and allow the expense for their purchase to be amortized over subsequent bills. Glass is also an innovative material, used to make classy and trendy designer radiators, but there are those who have transformed wood into thermal panels, assimilating them to real furnishing accessories. The most common irradiation systems are electrical, with infrared emission, adopted mainly for panels made of glass or wood. The traditional ones that use the boiler or the thermo fireplace are generally adopted for ceramic and cement. Savings therefore become 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 the heated towel rail, it will be essential to ask for the support of professionals who will clean the radiators cleanly. It will be necessary to contact a plumber to connect the pipes and pass the hot water inside the radiators. His intervention will be necessary if the boiler technology or that of the thermo fireplace is adopted, even more so if the pipes will have to be changed using 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. Infrared radiators, despite using electric current, are equipped with safety systems in accordance with the law, which allow them to be placed even in bathrooms, near washbasins or basins.
The installation of the radiator must comply with certain rules, dictated by the need to heat the environment without losing heat through the walls. A large room requires the purchase of radiators that cover most of the wall, developing in height. This is the case of towel warmers, designed 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 room, so as to ensure the radiation of heat in different areas. The panel radiators, those designed for the bedrooms, can be positioned in order to heat the bed. The location of the radiator in the kitchen must be functional, away from ovens and any source of heat.
Effective irradiation responds to the simple rules of physics: heat tends to rise, unlike the cold air that will fall downwards. A low ceiling heater allows better irradiation throughout the room, but there are those who offer ceiling-mounted radiators with shower head technology. There are tricks that save on consumption, such as the use of thermal insulation panels or heat-reflecting solutions to be placed behind each heated towel rail. Their use would reduce the dispersion of heat during the operation of the elements, releasing the warmth gradually inside the room. Location is also essential to ensure a properly heated environment. The traditional radiators are positioned under a window. But the functionality of the radiators allows to place them also towards the internal walls.
Each radiator manufacturer allows the stipulation of a quote, also online. The costs vary depending on the material used and the number of radiators chosen and are not linked 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 compensation of the latter could vary according to the days of work. All information is available on the internet, free of charge and at any time.
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