Thursday, April 7, 2016
BESPOKE: EXPOSED BROWNSTONE REGISTERS
The top photo shows a beautiful house that sold on the market a couple of years ago that still has some great woodwork but look at what is in the middle of the wall. Another odd position we have seen recently is up on the ceiling of each room combined with the recessed lighting layouts which is also equally distracting. So what is the best way to get these air vents in place without ruining the look of the room?
Aesthetics and positioning are two things that should really be researched to get the right balance if this is really the type of investment that one thinks is needed in a house. These air registers are not new for prewar homes and one can get a more decorative brass or various finish options through restoration hardware type of outlets. Warmer metal colors blend in with wood or even white enameled variations can be used for minimalist white walls. As far as placement goes, below eye level is usually the goal. Within the baseboard or just slightly above the floor in a wall panel is often a key position along with the actually floor close to a wall corner.
This Old House has more on the history and how-to for old registers which might be of interest to some: LINK