Hands up who loves the look of this radiator?

Don't old cast-iron radiators softly ooze out bags of comfort, warmth and style?

Sadly, that's not all they ooze out. {Boom! Boom!!} I've heard too many horror stories of reclaimed radiators leaking hideously dirty water from their dodgy plumbing to want to take the risk in our lovely new space. 

Plus, I felt that using a reclaimed radiator in our new space would look as though the room was trying too hard to look 'old', rather embracing its newness but adding my own brand of style. 

Remember, we're looking at adding charcter to new builds? That's where the new breed of radiators completely come into their own.

I think they provide the best of that old-style country charm with the best that modern technology has to offer.....that's Modern Country Style all over!

There's no denying that they are elegant in the extreme. Turning a purely functional item and turning into something beautiful.

Radiators will grace your room all year round, so why not treat them as you would a piece of furniture and choose one that looks really good.

We sought out the Acova range of radiators from B and Q, for fantastic value for money. It fits lovely and snugly under our new cupboard. 

Our plumber told us the heat output we needed and we picked the radiator size that best matched. Simples. ;-) I love it's sweet proportions. 

And because this room isn't huge, we chose the slimmer 2-column Acova radiator so that it gives an old-fashioned feel without intruding into the room.

While I was taking these shots, I spotted an Acova sticker...see it in the shot above?....and was nervous that it was a permanent feature but happily it's not!! One flick and it was gone, leaving more of its yummy off-white glossy finish.

Chunky and gorgeous, sweet and lovely...is it wrong to fall this hard for a radiator?!!