If you spend significant time in your kitchen, keeping it warm and cozy will be important. So if cold mornings and bitter evenings are getting you down, these four heating solutions are worth a look.
Under Floor Heating
It may seem extravagant, but underfloor heating has become surprisingly affordable as the technology has advanced. And in terms of providing consistent warmth throughout a kitchen, there is no better option.
You can either opt for an electric system that uses heating elements laid underneath the flooring or choose a solution in which uses pipes carrying heated water are used to achieve the same effect. The latter set-up, known as a ‘wet system’, can be more expensive upfront, but is potentially cheaper to run over time. Of course, fluctuations in energy prices make this tough to predict.
In bygone ages, a kitchen stove would have been the main heat source for the entire house. And if you have space, reviving this iconic item might be an ideal option.
Modern stoves can run on a variety of fuel types, from wood and coal to paper and other organic materials. You can even find electric stoves which mimic the look of an old-fashioned unit but are mains powered and do not produce any smoke as a result.
Another kitchen heating option which can combine style and functionality is a column radiator. There are many designs and sizes available, allowing you to bring character to your kitchen as well as warmth.
You can find radiators like this on specialist sites such as http://apolloradiators.co.uk/Products/View/3/54/7/category/roma/Apollo-roma-bespoke-steel-column-radiator. The largest models can extend to cover almost an entire wall, in addition to allowing you to get creative by choosing your own colours.
While stoves and radiators can be appealing, they are certainly a visible addition to any kitchen and there may not be enough space to integrate them effectively. A plinth heater, on the other hand, is designed to sit underneath a work surface and pump out heated air to bring up the temperature in the room, all without getting in the way.
Some solutions run on electricity for ease of installation and flexibility, while others are capable of being integrated with an existing central heating system to extend its impact and effectiveness throughout an entire property.