Solution 3: Cove Heaters
Cove heaters, mounted along the ceiling, are fairly inconspicuous. For a bedroom or TV room, cove heaters can be a great choice. They operate silently (no fans) and since they're radiant panels, they emit heat downward to warm people and objects directly instead of heating the air. Because they mount near the ceiling, they're unobtrusive and kids can't burn themselves. They work well in rooms where drapes and furniture make baseboard heaters inconvenient.
How Cove Heaters Work
Cove heaters radiate heat across the room. You control them with a thermostat. To power a cove heater, you'll have to run a new circuit from your main electrical panel and install a thermostat. A larger unit will require a 240-volt circuit rather than a standard 120-volt circuit. Cove heaters range in length from 34 in. to 132 in. and cost $85 to $300.
Solution 4: Electric Floor Heat
This can be a great choice for a small-scale retrofit project like heating a mudroom or kitchen, or warming up a cold bathroom. Under-tile radiant systems are still the most common, but many companies offer systems that work equally well beneath laminate, carpet and engineered floors. There are two basic types of systems: 'loose wires' that you run across the floor and 'mat' systems, with the wires prearranged inside a mesh or fabric mat.
Laying the floor cable is a budget-friendly project. Adding electric radiant floor heat for a typical bathroom when you install a new floor adds about $200 to $300 to the cost of the project. The electrical connections require only basic wiring know-how. Since these systems generally draw only 10 to 15 watts per square foot, you can usually connect them to an existing circuit to heat a typical bathroom. Get step-by-step radiant floor heat installation instructions.