Do radiator covers block heat or are they a good investment?

white latticed radiator cover
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Do radiator covers block heat? It is a common question asked by those looking for a way to conceal their heating source or to improve the decor of a room that is currently being spoilt by a boring or dated radiator. 

There are many different types of radiator and some are far more attractive than others. If you are renovating a house you may well find that, while the radiators chosen by the previous owners are in perfect working order, they may not make the most stylish design impact on the space. Or perhaps you are trying to save money and only have the budget for standard panel radiators but would rather they remain out of sight. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.