If you have an exposed radiator in your home, chances are it’s an eye sore. To determine which home radiator cover is right for you, you’re going to need to measure the length, height and depth of your radiator. It’s a good idea to measure 2 or 3 times to make sure your measurements are accurate. When you’re done measuring your radiator, you’re going to add at least 1″ to each of your measurements for clearance.
Step 1: Measure the length of your home radiator beyond the pipes and the valves at both ends and add at a minimum of 1″.
Step 2: Measure from your floor to the top of your home radiator or valve (in the open position), whichever is higher. Then add a minimum of 1″ to the total measurement.
Step 3: Measure the depth of your home radiator at its deepest point, which is usually (but not always) at the radiator feet. Then add a minimum of 1″.
Then the fun part begins! You can either search around online to find out how to make your own home radiator cover, or you can purchase a home radiator cover by using the measurements that you wrote down and then selecting which color matches your home decor.