15 DIY Radiator Covers That You Can Easily Make

8 diy radiator covers that you can easily make

Not every radiator looks cool and stylish and if you don’t like how yours look, this roundup is for you. You can make a pretty cover for your radiator that can not only hide the ugly piece but also become an additional storage space. The traditional materials are MDF or thick cardboard or any other material you like – but remember that it should be inflammable. Add metal sheets as they are easy to handle, inflammable, durable and will make your cover energy-efficient. Put a top on the cover to make a small shelf for extra storage. Read the tutorials below to find out the detailed instructions!

Mid century style radiator cover with a drawer

This awesome cover will not only disguise your radiator but become a real part of your decor. The mix of stained wood and white lacquer surfaces always looks gorgeous! (via www.apartmenttherapy.com)

This awesome cover will not only disguise your radiator but become a real part of your decor. The mix of stained wood and white lacquer surfaces always looks gorgeous! (via www.apartmenttherapy.com)

Built in breakfast nook

Turn your radiator into a comfy bench for a breakfast nook. Cover it with fluffy pillows to turn it into an awesome lounging area. (via www.bhg.com)

Turn your radiator into a comfy bench for a breakfast nook. Cover it with fluffy pillows to turn it into an awesome lounging area. (via www.bhg.com)

Transparent but good looking radiator cover

This super simple and nice solution would fit any room. Your radiator wouldn't lose efficiency but would fit your interior better. (via cafemystra.cafeblog.hu)

This super simple and nice solution would fit any room. Your radiator wouldn't lose efficiency but would fit your interior better. (via cafemystra.cafeblog.hu)

Entryway radiator cover with built in cubbies

This project would help to hide an ugly yellow radiator and help you to organize your entryway. This cover features several built-in storage cubbies. (via www.ramblingrenovators.ca)

This project would help to hide an ugly yellow radiator and help you to organize your entryway. This cover features several built-in storage cubbies. (via www.ramblingrenovators.ca)

Central heating radiator cover

If you don't like the look of your radiators then this modern-looking wooden cover is the best solution to hide them. (via lovechicliving.co.uk)

If you don't like the look of your radiators then this modern-looking wooden cover is the best solution to hide them. (via lovechicliving.co.uk)

IKEA hack radiator makeover

This good looking and practical radiator cover is made of an IKEA Slat Bed Base. Simple and quick way to hide that ugly thing and get yourself an addition table surface. (via https:)

This good looking and practical radiator cover is made of an IKEA Slat Bed Base. Simple and quick way to hide that ugly thing and get yourself an addition table surface. (via https:)

Bathroom radiator cover with storage

This cover features toilet paper storage and display space to make your bathroom's decor more cozy. (via missmustardseed.com)

This cover features toilet paper storage and display space to make your bathroom's decor more cozy. (via missmustardseed.com)

Beautiful radiator cover with storage

A radiator cover hides a big, utilitarian device in a more aesthetically pleasing package and the flat top gives you a little extra storage or display space. Off-the-rack lumber and easy joinery would suffice for such project. (via canadianhomeworkshop)

A radiator cover hides a big, utilitarian device in a more aesthetically pleasing package and the flat top gives you a little extra storage or display space. Off-the-rack lumber and easy joinery would suffice for such project. (via canadianhomeworkshop)

Simple radiator cover

If you need to protect your little ones from touching a hot radiator then the cover is a must.  Although to make one like this you'll need a Kreg Jig. Btw, decorative glass add a nice touch to the cover's top. (via ana-white)

If you need to protect your little ones from touching a hot radiator then the cover is a must. Although to make one like this you'll need a Kreg Jig. Btw, decorative glass add a nice touch to the cover's top. (via ana-white)

DIY kitchen window seat

Such seat would be a perfect winter sport for your kids and cats. Besides you won't need to paint your radiator anymore. (via statelykitsch)

Such seat would be a perfect winter sport for your kids and cats. Besides you won't need to paint your radiator anymore. (via statelykitsch)

Pretty radiator cover

This is a great project to turn an ugly thing into something stylish and practical. (via shelterness)

This is a great project to turn an ugly thing into something stylish and practical. (via shelterness)

Energy efficient radiator cover

Steam radiators get much hotter than hot water radiators and this cover is a great solution to protect your kids from cast-iron ones. Besides if you decide to cover the backside of your radiator with foil the cover is a great way to hide that. (via instructables)

Steam radiators get much hotter than hot water radiators and this cover is a great solution to protect your kids from cast-iron ones. Besides if you decide to cover the backside of your radiator with foil the cover is a great way to hide that. (via instructables)

DIY radiator cover bench

This is a very practical solution to add something unique and useful to older homes with radiant heat. Besides such bench would be a perfect sport by the window when it's snowing outside. (via hammersandhighheels)

This is a very practical solution to add something unique and useful to older homes with radiant heat. Besides such bench would be a perfect sport by the window when it's snowing outside. (via hammersandhighheels)

Stylish cover to match your cabinetry

The most difficult part in this project is to determine the interior dimension of your cover, allowing clearance for heat all the way around the unit. Mistakes aren't allowed on this step. (via diynetwork)

The most difficult part in this project is to determine the interior dimension of your cover, allowing clearance for heat all the way around the unit. Mistakes aren't allowed on this step. (via diynetwork)

DIY radiator cover cabinet

This three-sided box with feet on the bottom and a lid on top is made of MDF. It's inexpensive and could be painted in any color you want. (via thisoldhouse)

This three-sided box with feet on the bottom and a lid on top is made of MDF. It's inexpensive and could be painted in any color you want. (via thisoldhouse)

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