Once upon a time, cast iron radiators were found in every home. They were as much a part of everyday life as the mangle and the carpet sweeper.
But like the mangle and the carpet sweeper, they were soon superseded by modern, electric appliances and were suddenly seen as old hat. It was no longer fashionable to have one of these traditional radiators in one’s home and over time, they were abandoned – nothing more than a relic of a bygone era.
However, recent times have seen another change in attitudes. Classic is cool. Vintage is chic. You could say old is the new “new”. And as a result of this retro revival, they have become all the rage again. And rightly so.
These beautiful creations should never have been consigned to history so soon. They don’t belong in the same category as the mangle and carpet sweeper. Unlike those contraptions, the cast iron radiator stands the test of time and is just as practical today as it was all those years ago.
They can still be used with modern central heating systems and are just as capable of providing warmth to a room or an entire home as they were back in “the good old days”.
These elegant, antique Victorian and Edwardian designs are becoming a must-have item for those who like to give their home a period feel, but are also gaining popularity in modern homes as well.
With their glorious, intricate patterns and old-style metallic finishes, these radiators are being found in more and more homes, from living rooms to kitchens and bedrooms.
And even with something with such a classic, traditional look, you can add your own personal touch by choosing a unique finish or colour. Keep it traditional with a metallic finish in gold, pewter, copper or anthracite, or add a modern twist to a classic by selecting your own custom colour.
Cast iron is back and this time, it’s here to stay!