craftsman heat registers

Air Vents & Heat Register

Our artisan-designed air vents and heat registers can greatly enhance the interior design of your craftsman home or cottage. We have decorative vent covers for walls, floors, and ceilings.

Non-cast metal heat registers
  • Craftsman style, Mission style vent covers, & Pacific style
  • These affordable, high style register collections include thick faceplates and dampers for floor use and can be installed on a wall with optional mounting clips. We keep all sizes in stock for next-day shipment.
  • Turn of the Century style homes
  • These ⅛” thick solid steel beauties are available in a vast array of designs and can be customized for any size register. They can be customized for wider or narrower borders, unusual shapes, air deflection screens, and more. If you have something in mind and you don't see what you are looking for, give us a call!
    Cast metal heat registers
  • Signal Hill
  • Inspired by the wealthy oil well regions of early California, these wonderful registers are handcrafted and poured with massive amounts of genuine bronze or aluminum.
  • Sunset Blvd
  • Authentic solid cast bronze reproductions of a grill we borrowed from a historic 1920's home in Pasadena.
  • Bell Foundry
  • Top-notch pieces handcrafted from aluminum or bronze.
  • Monarch
  • Classic designs that work well with vintage or contemporary architecture. They are naturally sturdy, making them a great choice for high foot traffic areas.
  • Historic Cast Iron Vent Covers
  • Crafted from top-quality cast iron with a traditional black matte finish, these heavy-duty beauties come in twelve sizes and are simple to install.
  • Coronation
  • A unique re-thinking of the traditional scroll register with ¼” thick faceplate and removable screen.

    Air vent

    Air vent covers, officially known as heat registers are a great way to create a vintage look. Yet, in houses that are a hundred years old or more sometimes the dimensions of the duct openings can be frustratingly non-standard, especially when it comes to a return air grille or wall vent covers. So everything must be configured correctly and don't be surprised if a custom size is warranted, which luckily may not add to the cost depending upon the style of decorative vent covers selected.

    Often, a craftsman bungalow may have an eggcrate style cold air return in the floor that is broken. That is often found in a high traffic area such as a hallway, regrettably. These were often made without glue joints back in the day and their inherent weakness may have lead to broken pieces. A return air vent such as this is a style we are well equipped to make, but you'll want to be absolutely precise on your measurements. Those were often flush with the surrounding floor and were resting on a ledge. Then over the years the floor may have been sanded and refinished. So now the wood is not a standard thickness. These are all topics we can discuss if you call in for some consultation.

    Ceiling vent covers are not often seen in craftsman style houses, but it can happen if ducting has been added later or if a convective pass through grille has been installed over a wood stove.

    A return air vent cover that is located in between a gap in the baseboards is another engineering challenge that must be thought through in order to have a satisfactory and elegant installation. We can make a return air grille that fits exactly between the baseboard, so obviously you would want to supply us with an exact measurement. You'll also want to note whether the duct opening is on the wall, floor, or both. Hopefully you don't have an sheet metal ducting sticking out from the wall, but that will be something else we need to discuss.

    This is just a tiny fraction of the many considerations. So it is always best to call in and talk to us so we can get everything configured correctly and avoid grief. HVAC vents are a great way to further the restoration of your arts and crafts home.