If you're furnishing a small room in your property, you're likely to give some thought to how the space will be heated. Radiators are a popular form of heating, but you might worry that fitting a radiator could impact on how much room is left in an already-small space. However, you can rest assured there are all kinds of model to choose from that don't take up much room and could be just what you're looking for.
Not all radiators are created equal - there are many variations to cater for all kinds of requirements. Some are ornate and old-fashioned, with a distinctly Victorian flair, while others are sleek and stylish, finished in polished chrome for a contemporary look.
Deep, short or narrow, radiators can be found in all sizes, meaning you'll have plenty of options when it comes to choosing this form of heating for even a small space. There are various designs to look at too, including many designer creations, so your radiator can be both suitably functional and fashionable.
The best type of model to choose for a small room could well be a slim radiator. If you're furnishing a period property, an Edwardian-style option can be the ideal choice and you'll often find this type of radiator combines a white section with a number of columns and a polished steel surround to give a true period look.
This sort of model measures just 500 mm wide and 952 mm high, with a projection of around 155 mm, although smaller alternatives are available. An Edwardian-looking product can not only be useful, but also be pleasing to the eye, fitting in with your decor or becoming a focal point of the room, depending on the look you're hoping to achieve.
If you're not searching for something particularly old-fashioned, you could instead take a look at narrow cast iron models, which have a classic and timeless appeal. These products can be painted in a range of shades to match the room and can also be bought in a number of widths.
There are brushed matt and shiny steel block models to consider if you want to install something a little more contemporary in your space, while a whole range of designer alternatives will give you plenty of choice when it comes to furnishing a small room.
Some have a unique square design that calls to mind the Art Deco period, making for an aesthetically-pleasing addition to any room of the house, from the office to the bathroom. Others, meanwhile, look like a series of slatted shelves, and are ideal for keeping towels warm if you're furnishing your bathroom.
Many of these models can be bought in a range of heights and widths, so there's bound to be something to cater for your requirements. Whether you want a period throwback or a really modern radiator that provides a focal point, there are a great many suitable narrow radiators currently on the market - the hardest choice will be which will look best in your space.
You can made the decision easier by considering not only how much space you have and the look you want to achieve, but also your budget, and narrow down your choices in this way. As the radiators are small in size, you could find you can stretch to a top-of-the-range version that you perhaps couldn't have afforded if you were looking for a larger model.