How high should a radiator shelf be?

How high should a radiator shelf be?

I would suggest the shelf be at least 50mm above the top of the radiator to allow heat and air to flow as heat rises up and circulates. Anything stored on the shelf will likely get warmed up the extent depending of course on how hot your radiator setting is.

Can you use a radiator as a shelf?

A top of a radiator can be the perfect place for a shelf. When a piece of wood or stone is placed on top, a bulky radiator becomes a handy side table or bookshelf. Such a shelf can be placed right on top of the radiator and attached to it using some brackets or other supplies.

Is a radiator shelf a good idea?

Put a shelf above the radiator Fitting a shelf above your radiators not only looks nice but also helps to direct heat from the radiator into the room. This technique is particularly useful if you have any radiators that are positioned directly below a window.

Where should you not put a radiator?

Keep It Away From Furniture Wherever you choose to put it, try not to position your radiator behind large items of furniture, such as the sofa or cabinets. Doing so will restrict the flow of hot air around the room.

Are radiator shelves a good idea?

Can you put wood directly on radiator?

Because wood is a good insulator, wood radiator enclosures will not transmit heat to the degree that metal covers will. So, if your house is so cold that it needs to take advantage of every BTU that your radiators can offer, you may not want to choose wood covers.

How can I make my radiator look nice?

How to Disguise or Improve Ugly Radiators

  1. Build a Moulded Cover.
  2. Reskin It.
  3. Make a Window Seat.
  4. Shelve Over It.
  5. Take a Seat.
  6. Tuck It Away.
  7. Make a Console Table.
  8. Camouflage It.

How much heat is lost with a radiator cover?

You would think after all I have written above, that it’s impossible for a radiator cover to improve the efficiency of a radiator, but I have news for you, according to a few different sources, if it’s done the right way a cover can actually add around 5-10 degrees F more heat to your output.

Does putting a sofa in front of radiator?

Keep your radiators clear. For example, do not put a large sofa in front of the radiator as it will absorb a lot of the heat. This will help stop heat escaping through the windows. Remove all draughts around the house to help stop the heat from escaping.