Radiator Restoration No. 1

We pretty much decided as soon as we moved into the house that we wanted to change everything in it, radiators included, and were very specific on the style that we wanted.

The house had one free standing column radiator in the bay window when we viewed it, we loved the style and therefore last year began our changeover of some of the radiators from old and tired looking to brand new traditional column ones.

Jason sourced the radiators and valves from Best Heating as we wanted a traditional look but with an industrial edge and I think that this works well with the exposed polished copper piping.

I think they just look amazing, particularly against the restored floorboards but even with the carpet in the second bedroom they look spot on!

In the second bedroom and small office we just replaced the radiators that were there so that involved no pipework being moved, but in the hall we decided to move the radiator to the other side of the hall and get a slightly smaller radiator so it was less imposing with the hall being a narrow corridor.

We are really pleased with our decision and how the finished look has turned out and can’t wait to sort the rest of the radiators out in the house.




Before and After – 2nd Bedroom

Sorry for not being very active on the blog, we’ve been very busy with lots going on in the house so to get back into the swing of things I thought I would do a little before and after post of the 2nd bedroom. I have also done videos on these on our Youtube Channel here if you want to check them out as well.

Below is the before shots of the room. The paint work was a pale green and cream combination with a grey blind and laminate flooring. The radiator had been painted over who knows how many times and the room just never felt cosy, which I think stems from the laminate flooring of which I am not a fan of in bedrooms.

I wanted this room to feel very cosy and be a place our daughter would love to play in and so letting her be part of the decisions (i.e. colours) was very important.

As stated above I am not a fan of laminate flooring in bedrooms, it does not emit a cosy feel at all so the plan was always to have carpet in this room and our bedroom. I did however have a slight wobble when the laminate flooring was lifted and the original floorboards exposed, they just looked so good and stylish! However this wobble did go away as soon as the carpet arrives as it just finished the room off and as soon as it was down the room just felt fully cosy, snug and comfy underfoot, something of which was seriously lacking beforehand.

As you can see in the photos below, the colours (in discussion with our 2 at the time now 3 year old) was pink and white and we went for Farrow and Ball Nancy’s Blushes for below the dado rail and a Deluxe Brilliant White for above the dado rail. The radiator which I cannot rave enough about is from Best Heating along with the amazing valves. We got a pink blind (not in the photos below) which blended in seamlessly with the pink wall and went for a grey carpet just to finish off the room and compliment the pink and white.

We are so thrilled with how it turned out and looking forward to more progress in the house.