Eggcrate air return to retrofit in vintage homes. Floor versions can be made with welded steel structure for maximum durability.

Vent cover units for all major vintage historical house and commercial building styles as well as modern and interpretive structure trends

If you have a historic house such as a craftsman bungalow, American foursquare, English revival style such as Tudor or Cotswald cottage then you can really perk up the ambience of the home by incorporating a decorative vent cover. To avoid incompatibility we've added supplementary designs that work well with many other styles such as Colonial, Victorian, retro, industrial, ranch, and innumerable others. Also, we offer myriad air returns, both with and without integrated filters. Hover over the buttons just underneath the logo to view our extensive collections of heat vents for wall, floor, or ceiling.

Custom vent covers in both wood and metal for floor, wall, and ceiling and baseboard locations

A custom vent cover is generally a necessity when you encounter a variety of conditions such as a duct opening with length and width dimensions that are substantially different than a standard size. Depending upon the style there is usually infinitesimal wiggle room, but occasionally the dimensions are extremely divergent. Numerous people have duct openings located between two baseboards, where the typical width is either thirteen or fifteen inches. However, there are many people for whom the the necessary width is some kind of incomprehensible fractional number and often the height and thickness are bizarre measurements as well. Maybe you some some kind of trapezoid shape, or are unable to have a standard width flange on one side of the vent cover. There are situations in which custom vent covers may be needed.

Historic motifs used on some vent cover units specific to the craftsman movement and associated house styles

With the advent of the craftsman movement, first starting with William Morris and Charles Rennie MackIntosh in Europe, and later followed by Gustav Stickley, Greene and Greene, and some would argue Frank Lloyd Wright in the United States, interior and exterior house styling took on a new importance. A wide variety of motifs became popular to use in a vent cover, most of which can be found represented here.

You will certainly enjoy the classy understated styling of our craftsman decorative vent covers. Notice the very popular foursquare motif in each corner, which is often referred to as the "pacific motif". This was popularized by the famous designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh over a hundred years ago in his native Scotland.

Budget minded but high style vent cover choices, features and wall mount techniques

In addition to the tasteful styling you will also appreciate the sturdy nature of the decorative floor register. On some designs the metal faceplates are made of solid two millimeter thick steel, which is then plated. If you have looked around at registers much, you have probably seen some very flimsy faceplates. You'll find ours to be a pleasant surprise. This not only translates to a much classier appearance, but will assure you of much greater longevity and durability. There is also a classy simplicity about the looks of the craftsman style heat registers.

All the floor vents come fully equipped with an attached damper for regulating the air flow. In the event your duct openings are in the wall please inquire about our spring steel wall clips. They do a great job of retaining the decorative grille in the wall and they are extremely easy to install. Those will work with the mission, summit, and craftsman styles.

Measuring to avoid typical problems, ways to make a satisfactory installation despite not having duct openings of a correct dimension. Before contacting us to order, you should measure your duct openings very carefully. It is best to do this with all of them. There is some wiggle room, so if your measurement is off a little bit things will probably work out fine. However, if they are more than about a quarter inch off we will need to talk. Depending on a number of factors it may still be possible to use these. For example, if your duct opening is a half inch too wide you could nail or screw in a thin shim or two to reduce the size of the opening. This is typical of the kind of questions we receive on a daily basis. Suffice to say, our customer service people are very knowledgeable and you can depend on their expert advice, which won't cost you a penny.