The ventilation of your home may not be something that you actually think about that often, but it’s something that you really should consider a bit more. That’s because it makes such a big difference to the look and feel of a room, when you install different types of registers and grilles. You’re going to find that the sort you buy can have a major effect not only on the appearance of a room, but also on the feel of the room and how they allow for airflow to pass through. Plus there are just so many different types it can be a chore to try and sift through them all.
That’s why you want to think about this as a process, and a carefully designed one that you want to ensure you follow so that you can guarantee you’ll have no trouble installing your registers and grilles. But you also want to make sure that you’re installing and adding products that you’ll be happy with, in terms of the aesthetic that they add to your room. You’re going to find that some types of registers and grilles can really be more effective at changing around the look of a room for the better, while others are just going to fall short in that respect.
1) So first up, measure the area where you want them installed.
This is vital, so that you can ensure that you’re adding the right type of vent cover to the open spot where they need to be installed. If you’re buying one that’s too big you can still get them to fit in most cases, but it’s going to take a lot more work and a lot more hassle, and that’s probably not something that you want to deal with right? So instead look for the right registers and grilles that are sized perfectly in advance.
2) Now you want to choose a material that’s ideal enough.
This is important, because you want to think about where they are going to be placed, in addition to the look that you’re going for. But there are three common types of vent covers that are popular for this purpose:
This is the gold standard, and the one that you’re going to find in use the most often, however it’s also a bit basic so it’s not really going to dress up the overall look of the room a whole lot. But they are really durable, and are ideal for floor, wall or ceiling placement.
If you’re after something a bit more stylish as well as long lasting and durable, then you want to go with creative iron designs. Just be ware that these are really heavy, and tend to be more expensive. But they are also ideal for floor or wall installations.
While this can be a bit unconventional, it’s also extremely stylish to add to the right type of room. However, you probably don’t want people walking on it as much, so you may want to avoid a floor installation, and save the wood for the walls or ceiling.
3) How is the vent designed?
This is vital, so that you can make sure that you’re buying registers and grilles that allow for the right type of airflow. If you have an older furnace system that tends to kick up a lot of dust, you probably want to go with something that can filter a bit and that has more fine slits for where the air passes through. But if you have an advanced newer system, then you can go with the large open types of vents, and ensure that too much dust is not going to be flying around in the air.
4) Decorative merit.
This is the last thing that you want to think about, but it can still be really important. You want to be sure that your registers and grilles have attractive looks to them, so you want to pick maybe unconventional or more artistic designs, even those that can be plant or almost reminiscent of Celtic designs. Either way, it can be a unique component that’s going to add an artfully classy touch to the home.