Baseboard Heater Covers
Even the nicest homes with wonderful trim details can sometimes have these Monstrosities........Metal covers for the baseboard heat.
Fortunately, there is always something that can be done, without having to remodel the central heating system of your home.
I drew up several treatments for my client. They wanted the baseboard heat to disappear as much as possible. We decided to the best way to do this was to integrate the baseboard moulding into the heater cover.
The first step as always is to measure up the rooms and draw up plans. Then the covers are made in my shop to size, and finished inside and out, with white paint in this case.
The final result is worth the effort, the new heat covers blend in nicely, and will vent the heat very well.
If you would like to make your home more beautiful with the addition of custom woodwork, please contact me for an in-home appointment.
All my clients enjoy one on one personalized service.
Some more Ideas
There are many ways to design an attractive wood cover. The metal fins of the heater can be concealed behind a panel, under a window seat or inside an nicely designed cover that is decorated with little panels, or faced with the same baseboard moulding as the rest of the room.
I usually remove the existing metal cover so that the new cover need not be too big. But it is important to keep a height close to the original metal cover so that the heat flows properly. These heat covers are like little chimneys and rely on a good flow of air, coming in at the bottom and out at the top. Just like a chimney, the air may not flow properly if they lack enough height. Usually about 7" - 8".
If you are interested in replacing your ugly metal heat covers with decorative wood covers
I am working to make custom wooden baseboard heater covers to your dimensions and ship them to you. Currently I am only supplying them locally, and installing them myself.
If you are interesting in having these custom made wooden heater covers in your own home, contact me and I will let you know more as they become available.