What’s the best radiator for your kitchen and how do you choose the right radiator?

  Kitchens have become the focal point of many a modern family home because they are not only designed for families to cook with one another but are equally as important for entertaining and bringing people together.   Though usually the warmest room in the house – because of the oven and hob – you’ll still want to keep your kitchen heated in the winter when the temperature drops. Luckily for you, there are a huge number of options available that will add a touch of style and elegance to your space and still provide you with the warmth that you’ll need when the days start to get a little shorter.      

A SMALL KITCHEN

A small kitchen might not be the biggest heating challenge you’ll ever face, but finding somewhere for your rad to go – what with all the worktops, cupboards and appliances to contend with – can be quite difficult. A government study in 2010 put the average floor area of a UK kitchen at 11m², though a small proportion of them were less than 5m², meaning that there are a few VERY small kitchens out there. At 5m², when you factor in a fridge/freezer, cooker and other appliances – not to mention the food prep areas and the storage space you’ll need – that doesn’t leave much room for a radiator or a heated towel rail. Thankfully there are stylish, compact heating solutions available that will not only give you the heat that you need, but can help to add an impressive design touch to your space too – turning a once bland bit of warm metal into a statement-making piece of kit. Heated Towel Rails are becoming ever more popular in modern kitchens as they not only heat the space but – as the name suggests – they heat your towels too and the rise of vertical designer radiators has seen some amazing transformations in kitchens all over the UK.  

How Do I Choose The Right Radiator?

BTUs are ‘British Thermal Units’, the unit in which radiator efficiency is measured. Factors such as room dimensions, window size and wall material are used to calculate the required outputs of radiators, in order to adequately heat a room.

You can use a BTU Calculator to determine the heat requirements of your room.