Radiators are now more than ever becoming statement pieces within the UK's homes. Gone are the cracked white bulky radiators whose primary function was to heat the room (and let’s face it, as noisily as possible). Modern radiators are efficient, space saving, and often absolutely stunning, adding personality, elegance and class to any home.
These radiators are mistakenly thought to be hugely expensive, but the reality is not the case. For under £250, you can get a range of beautiful radiators to suit a huge variety of tastes and budgets.
Here’s our top 10 modern radiators for under £250.
1. Brenton Oval Double Panel Vertical Radiator
First up we’ve got the Brenton Oval Double Panel radiator which is one of the best vertical radiators there is and a simply stunning addition to any home.
This looks best in a minimalist styled room, with the beautiful white finish pairing perfectly with any modern decor. Although, we have to admit that this Brenton beauty looks wonderful in any type of room!
Whether you’re after something to work as a standout feature, or a radiator to slot into your home seamlessly, the Brenton Oval vertical radiator is the perfect choice.
This Brenton beauty is available in various sizes and either an anthracite or white finish so you can pick whichever look suits your home.
Thanks to the vertical design, if you’re stuck for space to fit a horizontal radiator, this wonderful vertical oval panel radiator comes in to save the day - what’s not to love about saving space, and instead utilising blank wall space?
Crafted in compliance with the international EN442 standard and guaranteeing excellent energy efficiency and durability, this Brenton beauty even comes with a five year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind.
2. Phoenix Geo Carbon Steel Vertical Designer Wall Mounted Radiator - Anthracite
The ultimate designer choice for your living room or bedroom, the Phoenix Geo certainly knows how to make a statement.
This aesthetic beauty is fully CE approved and boasts a contemporary anthracite finish, alongside a wonderfully high heat output to keep your home warm and cosy.
When it comes to the fuel source, you’re able to connect the Geo to your central heating, or if you prefer a little more heating freedom, you can use the Phoenix Geo as a dual fuel radiator meaning you’ll be able to control it individually even in summer when nobody wants their central heating switched on!
Of course, it goes without saying that the design of the Geo is a little different from what we ordinarily expect in a radiator.
This fantastic design creates a wonderful spacious look in your home thanks to the geometric design.
This wonderful piece is bound to impress, and if it’s some form of reassurance you’re after, perhaps the 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee will help.
You can be certain that you’re getting your hands on some seriously attractive and reliable luxury with the Phoenix Geo.
3. Brenton Saturnia Horizontal Column Radiator
The Brenton Saturnia Horizontal Column Radiator takes modern designer luxury to a whole new level - it's another stunning modern radiator that deserves a special mention.
Column radiators are often associated with traditionally designed homes, but the Saturnia is a modern twist on our vintage favourites.
Personal preference is paramount when it comes to home design, which is why this beautiful piece is available in both a white or anthracite finish - so you can tailor it to your home.
The sleek, Anthracite finish is contemporary, yet the thick columns still feel cosy and less minimalist than some others on this list.
This really is the best of both worlds and it comes with a 3 year manufacturer’s guarantee.
Crafted from robust mild steel, the Saturnia boasts a high heat output to ensure a warm home even on the coldest of days, and is sure to impress anyone lucky enough to say eyes on it.
4. Hudson Reed Revive Double Panel Vertical Designer Radiator
The Hudson Reed Revive is another stand out radiator for anybody who wants a stand out home!
The contemporary clean lines, anthracite finish and bold design make this vertical radiator a must have for anyone after less of a radiator, and more of a focal point - although it doesn’t do a bad job at heating the room either!
This radiator is energy efficient, durable and manufactured with the latest technology.
If you’re looking to heat a larger room and are in need of something with a high heat output, the Hudson Reed Revive is certainly the perfect companion in those areas.
This phenomenal modern vertical radiator provides a heat output of up to 4384 at BTU 50°C, and 5541 at BTU 60°C - and if Watts are your preferred measurement, you’re looking at up to 1395W.
Compatible with your central heating, Revive even comes with a 20 year manufacturer’s guarantee so you can rest easy knowing its of stellar quality that you won’t need to worry about any time soon.
5. Brenton Oval Single Panel Vertical Radiator - Polished Chrome
Next up we’ve got this designer radiator by Brenton Steel which has an elegant chrome finish and a look that pairs beautifully with any minimalist fixtures and furniture.
The chrome finish is subtle and allows you pops of colour elsewhere in the room, yet the tall and slightly unusual design ensures this radiator certainly doesn’t blend into the background.
Crafted from aluminium for excellent heat conductivity, the Brenton oval tube radiator is highly cost and energy efficient, and connects easily to your central heating for hassle-free use.
This wonderful chrome vertical radiator is perfect for modern homes thanks to its contemporary aesthetic - we’re talking the mirror-like polished finish, the vertical and curved oval tube design, and of course the latest technologies in home heating that’ll make sure your home is always comfortable as well as beautiful.
With a plethora of desirable features and a comforting five year manufacturer’s guarantee, you can rest assured that this home heating slice of luxury is built to stand the test of time, and won’t be giving you bother any time soon!
6. Reina Reflect Vertical Designer Wall Mounted Mirrored Radiator
This wall mounted vertical radiator is one of our favourites, although we wouldn’t expect anything less from Reina - one of the best brands for contemporary radiators there is.
Doubling up as both a radiator and a full length mirror, this wall mounted radiator is the modern masterpiece your home needs.
Choose from a stunning black or white finish to suit your own interior, and watch the compliments come flooding.
This sophisticated modern mirrored radiator offers some serious elegance in both style and functionality thanks to its space saving and practical design.
Crafted from top class steel material in accordance with the EN442 international standards, the Reflect provides extra heat conductivity whilst remaining cost effective and therefore kinder to your wallet than other modern radiators.
Easily connected to your central heating, the Reina Reflect comes along with a five year manufacturer's guarantee to assure you of its wonderful quality.
7. DQ Heating Fender Heated Towel Rail in Matt Black
Next up we’ve got the DQ Heating Fender because, well, we just couldn’t resist adding a towel rail to the list.
This designer towel rail is contemporary, efficient and versatile, with multiple shelf options to suit your preferences and store all your bathroom bits and bobs.
The matt black finish is modern and sophisticated, and Fender products are widely renowned for being bang on trend.
Available in 5 sizes with a high heat output up to 2109 at BTU 50°C or 2666 at BTU 60°C, you can be certain that the Fender will keep your home as cosy as possible whilst simply oozing contemporary style simultaneously.
The DQ Fender can be connected to your central heating, electric, or will even function as a dual fuel towel radiator meaning you have total control of when its in use thanks to the ability to use it even during the summer when the central heating is off.
Warm, fluffy towels are of course, vital.
This gorgeous contemporary radiator not only offers a wonderfully aesthetic look and some truly impressive features, but it also comes with a 5 year manufacturer’s guarantee for peace of mind.
8. Hudson Reed Revive Wave Single Panel Vertical Designer Radiator - Anthracite
Another that we couldn’t possibly leave off the list is the Hudson Reed Wave radiator.
This stunning designer radiator is contemporary interior at its finest, with the wave design adding a touch of natural elegance to your home.
This contemporary vertical radiator is wall mounted and comes in a stunning Anthracite finish.
The wall mounted design makes it a wonderful focal point, and also a great space saver, as it doesn’t jut out into the room and the Anthracite finish is both sleek and minimalist.
Fully CE certified and tested to the EN442 harmonised European standards, you can be certain of the wonderful quality of the Hudson Reed Wave - but if you’re after a little more reassurance, perhaps the 20 year manufacturer’s guarantee will give you some peace of mind.
Contemporary style has never looked so good, or been this hot - and as much as we wish we were, we’re not talking about the appearance of the Wave, we’ve talking about the heat output!
This statement piece has a jaw-droppingly high heat output to keep you cosy in style.
9. Hudson Reed Revive Double Panel Vertical Designer Radiator - Red
Not for the faint hearted, the Hudson Reed Revive radiator in red is bold, bright and a bound to get a few comments!
It’s wonderfully unique, giving the room a beautiful pop of colour for that ultra-modern feel.
In terms of functionality, this bright red contemporary radiator ticks all the boxes and is energy efficient.
It’s also made from the highest grade materials, giving you great bang for your buck.
This stunning piece is tested to EN442 harmonised European standards, is extremely energy efficient, and the Revive even comes with a 20 year manufacturer's guarantee so you can be absolutely certain that it's crafted to the best possibly quality.
If you want a bespoke and individual radiator, but red isn’t quite your style, Only Radiators now offer RAL colour finishes available for certain radiators.
Pastel pink, bright blue - or perhaps something a little more subtle.
10. Butler & Rose Vertical Designer Column Style White Radiator
Finally, we’ve got the Butler & Rose designer column radiator, which comes in a choice of two or three columns. It’s beautifully minimalist, slotting into any contemporary home with ease. As expected from Butler & Rose, it's made from the highest quality materials with excellent functionality.
This is another that can be selected in a range of different colours. Whilst white or black are contemporary and sleek, brighter and bolder colours can be chosen to give the radiator a little more of a pop, and really make sure your radiator is a stand out piece. Pastel colours are the happy medium, offering a touch of individuality without being too bright and bold.
To create your own bespoke radiator, check out this post.