How to Choose Vent Covers

Custom vent covers are an incredible way to spruce up your space or completely customize a new build from top to bottom.

Custom vent covers are an incredible way to spruce up your space or completely customize a new build from top to bottom. Read on for how to choose vent covers, which colors will be best for your interior, and where to buy our favorite unique and modern vent covers.

Do Rooms Need Air Vents?

Air vents are a necessity in any modern home with an HVAC system. Most experts recommend having at least one air vent in each room in order to evenly supply the house with proper heated and cooled airflow.

But did you know that there are two different types of air vents? One is the supply vent and one is the return. Supply vents are the ones that “supply” the newly conditioned air to a space, while return vents are the ones that “return” air from a room, back through the air ducts, to the HVAC equipment in order to be reconditioned and eventually sent back to the supply vents.

A proportionate number of air ducts, as well as proper placement, will help ensure that your HVAC system can work well, without undue strain, that your home can stay humidity-free, and that you can save both energy and money.

And just like your home requires air vents, air vents themselves require coverings.

What Can I Use To Cover My Vents?

There are plenty of ways to cover your air vents. Most common are the basic grated covers that you see in many homes, and there are also several store-bought options available nowadays.

But especially if you’re remodeling your home or building new and looking for something to truly complement your home’s specific aesthetic, you can choose your own vent covers by opting for a design custom made for you.

Whether you’re looking for something decorative that will match other elements in your home—think cabinet door or drawer details, longterm furniture, custom cutouts, and paint colors—or if you’re wanting your vent covers to almost disappear into the home’s foundational design, your custom look can be achieved by working with the right designer and builder.

Our decorative vent covers are designed to magnify your distinctive sense of style with beautiful, cohesive, and functional design—ready to bring new life to every room in your home

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design

Are Decorative Vent Covers Worth It?

It’s the details of a home that really take it to the next level of comfort and style—and that includes vent covers. Long thought of as a necessary evil in home design, new custom decorative vent covers are making it possible to actually get excited about outfitting your supply and return air vents with something beautiful and perfectly fitted to your home and style.

DISCOVER: Why You Need Custom Vent Covers

Decorative vent covers are going to add cost to your final design budget but it’s always worth it to have a place you can walk into and feel perfectly at home in a space you adore from top to bottom. Not to mention, custom vent covers are the kinds of details that can easily add to the resale value if you’re not currently in your forever home.

There’s no need to settle for basic or out-of-date vent grills when you can add significant design impact with increased dimension, texture, and color

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design

Should Vent Covers Be Painted?

Whether you buy beautifully designed vent covers online, like from our own shop, [LINK WHEN LIVE] or request a completely unique set from us directly, the goal is to have your new vent covers become a seamless part of your home’s interior design. Which will almost always mean painting those custom vent covers to perfectly match your particular paint palette.

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In the world of DIY, some homeowners have said that painting their own vent covers has caused issues with airflow from paint getting into the HVAC system or dust collecting on the painted surfaces of the vent covers. But when done correctly, painting your vent covers should not become a problem in these ways. Like other trim and detailing in your home, when painted and finished with a high-quality product by a professional, painted vent covers can be a source of unexpected beauty in your home rather than an additional headache.

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design

What Colors Do I Use For A Vent Cover?

Traditionally, vent covers have remained a neutral color in order to blend into the background of a room’s functional foundation—most often appearing in white or various neutral shades or taupe.

However, with the world of custom vent covers opening up, so too are the possibilities of paint colors for them. For instance, if you’ve painted your space blue, you could easily use that same hue for a monochromatic look in your room. But if you wanted your decorative vent cover to speak a little louder, try painting it with a complementary color and embrace the look as part of the room’s unique charm.

LEARN MORE: Common Air Return Vent Questions

Honestly, the colors for vent covers are as innumerable as there are paint chips, but we certainly don’t recommend trying to make such a large statement that you end up regretting it later. Meaning, feel free to highlight your custom vent cover’s decorative nature, but making it an out-of-place focal point isn’t going to be your best bet.

Air vents are a necessity in any modern home with an HVAC system. Most experts recommend having at least one air vent in each room in order to evenly supply the house with proper heated and cooled airflow

Designer: Christopher Scott Cabinetry & Design

How Do You Clean Vent Covers?

Vent covers should be treated like any other painted surface in your home. To clean your vent covers, gently wipe them down with a slightly damp microfiber cloth to prevent dust buildup. For any nooks and crannies in the custom cutout design, you can also use a small but relatively stiff paintbrush to “sweep” out the harder to reach areas. Some homeowners also swear by treating their baseboards and vent covers with a dryer sheet occasionally to help repel dust and animal hair from their surfaces.

How Do You Measure For A Vent Cover?

When looking into how to choose vent covers, one of the first things you’ll have to do is figure out what sizes you’ll need. Here are the simple steps to correctly measuring for vent covers:

  1. Carefully remove any existing vent cover.
  2. Measure the duct opening in your floor, wall, or ceiling—do not measure the old vent cover.
  3. Note the exact measurement with length x width. (Most common small supply vent openings measure 10”x4”, but larger return air vents will require a much bigger covering. Measure each air vent to ensure proper numbers for each cover required in your new custom order.)
  4. If you do have existing air vent covers that have created a visible border once removed, ensure that your new custom vent covers will cover it or that the border can be repaired for a completely clean updated look.

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Custom Decorative Air Vent Covers For An Instant Luxury Upgrade To Your Home

Christopher Scott Design has created the most beautiful and functional solution to run-of-the-mill vent grates so you aren’t forced to sacrifice your home’s unique style. Our decorative air vent covers add perfect dimensional detail to anywhere from a kitchen cabinet toe kick to a bedroom wall, from a central return vent to a bathroom ceiling vent. Wherever they are, they’re guaranteed to add valuable form and function to your home. Installed with other modern air vent covers from us, a cohesive and high-end built-in look can be achieved throughout your home for ultimate architectural and design harmony.

Some of the benefits of our decorative vent covers include:

  • Premium Home Upgrade: Christopher Scott Cabinetry’s Custom Decorative Air Vent Covers are designed to help you bring your distinctive sense of style into every room in the house. Our beautiful and functional designs will magnify what is already unique about yourself or remind everyone else just how stylish they really want their home living environment to be!
  • Meticulous Design: Vent covers are a great way to add design impact and improve the look of your home. With our custom vent cover designs, you can choose from different shapes for each room in order to get that perfect personalized feel! 
  • High-Quality Fabrication: The best way to ensure that your vent cover looks like it was always meant for the home is by using high-quality materials. We use premium machine board. Our vents are made from high-density machine board (HDM) which can be primed or painted any color of choice! All elements created through Christopher Scott Design will have intricate details and beauty without breaking budget constraints.
  • Versatile Performance: With its sleek design, our decorative vent covers offer a high-quality, primer-and-paint-ready product. Easy installation. Functional and aesthetic. These can be used as decorative ceiling vent covers, wall vent covers, toe kick air duct vent covers, return air vent covers, air supply vent covers, bathroom air vent covers, and more.   

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Whether you’re looking to match existing interior design with new modern vent covers or design completely custom ones with our expert designers, we’ve got you covered. Contact us to find out more about how we can help with your latest project!

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