COVER THE RADIATORThe aesthetics of the interior of the home depends not only on furniture and carpets, curtains and colors of the Wallpaper. Sometimes a small protruding detail of building structures or heating appliances and chimneys cause more damage to beauty than a lab table or wardrobe, which can be replaced more graceful. And what about the bulky radiator Central heating? After all, their is no substitute for lighter and more modern. The solution is simple — hide. About how to do this, we introduce readers in today’s issue of “Club home of the masters”.

Radiators, often occupying almost the entire window sill space, to put it mildly, do not decorate the interior of the home. In order to hide these bulky metal objects, offer to make them for decorative screens. You can make them from any material that is at hand: chipboard (particleboard) boards, boards, thin strips. The main thing to bear in mind — the screen should not interfere with the circulation of warm air. Therefore, it is not the full height of the niche, and with a space from floor to bottom edge of about 100 mm and, respectively, from the upper to the sill of 60-70 mm.


Fig. 1. The scheme of location of the protective screen.

Fig. 1. The scheme of location of the protective screen:

1 — sill, 2 — radiator, 3 — decorative screen, 4 — wall.

As a rule, in panel and block houses, the sills are narrow. In this case, they need to build, and fabricated l-shaped rack, the vertical parts that attach the screen to the horizontal and additional drip Board.
Fig. 2. Design a decorative screen in a narrow window sill.
Fig. 2. Design a decorative screen with a narrow windowsill:
1 — sill, 2 — optional stool, 3 — decorative screen, 4 — l-shaped Desk, 5 — radiator.
A decorative screen does not necessarily make stationary. With the help of brackets fixed with screws on the back of the shield, it can be hung directly on a Central heating radiator. This screen easily remove, say, for cleaning of the room or in the repair of the apartment.
Fig. 3. The scheme hinged screen.
Fig. 3. The scheme hinged screen:
1 — sill, 2 — decorative screen, 3 — bracket, 4 — the radiator.
Before proceeding to the construction of the fence must make a sketch and estimate the location of the rails and drawing. It should be remembered that for rooms with high ceilings are preferable to horizontal division of the panels, with low — vertical.
Fig. 4. Examples of possible design.
Fig. 4. Examples of possible design:
A B — for rooms with low ceilings, G — for rooms with high ceilings.
Decoration depends on the material. If the screens are made of chipboard, it is advisable to use a self-adhesive film, Wallpaper for wall veneer. Wooden panels are the easiest to burn with a blowtorch or gas burner and cover with a colourless varnish furniture, but it is better to use dyes or bleaches for wood. To darken the wood can stain or diluted bituminous varnish. Beautiful color relationships are the result of surface treatment bleaching solution prepared according to the following recipes. First, 350 g of water was dissolved 80 g of chloride of lime and 10 g of baking soda, composition, shaking occasionally, allowed to stand in a dark place for 48 h. For the preparation of the other in the hydrogen peroxide (a 15% aqueous solution) was added ammonia, the mixture is heated almost to a boil and apply hot.

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