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Have you ever lived in an apartment or a house that wasn’t your perfect pick and you didn’t feel at home there? Perhaps a college dorm, or the only apartment that had a spot left for you. Did you want to decorate it to make it feel more like you, but didn’t know where to start? Here are a few things you can look into changing to make wherever you live feel a little more like home.
First off, you can paint your bedroom or living room your favorite color. Whether that’s hot pink, or retro orange, navy blue, or sea foam green. You know you’ve always wanted to try it, but might have worried it might not look as great as you hoped. When why not give it a shot and find out. If it doesn’t work out you can always paint it back. But it just might be the best thing you ever finally did.
And while we’re changing things up, why not get new carpets too? Maybe your favorite color again, or maybe the perfect complementing color. Whichever color you choose, make sure it’s soft, cause why pay for new carpet if it doesn’t make you want to sleep on the floor?
Another thing you can try to make your place really feel like yours is to put up some of your favorite quotes on the walls. Whether you buy wall stickers or simple tape a sheet of paper next to your mirror, having the quotes that inspire you the most in places where you’ll see them every day will really make the place more comfortable.
And while we’re painting walls, you might also be interested to try using stencils to add a little design to your blank walls. Whether it’s a butterfly, diamonds, grid lines, or footballs, do something to make your walls more decorative. It will be sure to brighten up your home. It would look great to match the color of the paint you stencil to your baseboard radiator covers.
Blankets and pillows can also make your bedroom feel more like you. If you’re a Harry Potter nerd, buy some fan-themed bedspreads. If you like elephants, try finding some elephant sheets. If you like fancy spreads and excess pillows, you know what to do.
Pictures on the walls can also really personalize a place. Whether they’re pictures of your family, or your great-grand parents, or your puppy, they’re sure to make the place feel like it belongs to you. Or maybe you can find some cheap motel art at a local art studio, or a thrift store. Really anything that speaks to you can be placed on the walls.
Finally, you might want to think about hanging something on the front door. It doesn’t have to be a wreath, it can be flowers, a welcome sign, a keep out sign, a no soliciting sign, a picture of Frankenstein’s monster, a bundle of dried peppers, or anything that makes the outside of your home recognizable. This kind of think is great of suburban neighborhoods, or large apartment complexes, where all the units look the same. Something as simple as a wreath unique to your personality on the front door to your place, can make yours stand out above all the others.
Measure the height from the floor to the top of the metal wall plate.
Follow our guide for baseboard heater cover measurement:
Any baseboard larger than 7 3/8" (188 mm) will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" (238 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure from the bottom of the finned tube heating element to the top of the metal wall plate,
A measurement of 5 1/2" to 6 3/4" (140 mm – 172 mm) will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" (191 mm – 222 mm) will fit our tall cover.
Measure the distance from the wall or the metal wall plate attached to the wall, to the outside of the finned tube heating element.
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" (76 mm) inches from the wall will fit our tall cover.
EZ Snap™ Wall Widgets are used when your old or existing wall back plate has been removed or if you have to hang your new cover 1 inch or higher to bring them up to a height that will fit our installation guidelines. Just use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
EZ Snap™ Floor Fidgets easily raise your new covers ¾ inch to compensate for any ¾ inch floor (wood, tile, or other) that has been installed any time since your baseboard heater was originally installed. May be used for any reason when the overall height has been shortened and the total height is less than 7-½ inches for standard height or 9-½ inches for the TALL height EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Covers. Just measure your overall desired height, subtract 1", drill a hole, preferably in a stud and attach it to the wall with the included screw.
EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions are used when your wall back plate has been completely removed. EZ Snap™ Wall Contraptions receives your EZ Snap™ BaseBoard Cover and keeps your aluminum fin tube from sagging. These completely replace your wall back plate. To install, slide up from the bottom and make sure the top is at your desired height. Screw to the wall, then bend the front finger up to hold the fin tube in place.
Measure from wall to wall and subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 flush to wall end caps.
Measure the overall length of the existing unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 2 Closed or Open-end caps.
Measure from the corner to the end of the unit with ends attached then subtract ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) The endcaps can be pulled or slid ½ inch outward on either end to fit your existing length requirements. Choose 1 Closed or Open-end & 1 flush to wall end cap.
Measure the left side from corner A to corner B (see diagram). Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side if also wall to wall. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from each side that is wall to wall. Choose your end caps.
Measure the left side from the corner of the wall to the end of the unit with ends caps. Then subtract 3 inches for the 90 degree inside corner, then subtract another ½ inch (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.) Repeat for the right side. You need to subtract a total of 3½ inches from both left and right sides. Choose your end caps.
L-Shaped outside radiators ending in the middle of the wall:
Measure from outside corner of the wall A to the end of the radiator unit with end caps attached B, then subtract ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Measure from outside corner of the wall to the corner of the wall, then subtract 1/2" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Left leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½ (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.)
Center leg - measure from corner to corner and subtract 3" for each corner a total of 6"
Right leg - measure from the corner out to the end of the radiator subtract 3" for the corner and ½" (to allow for wiggle room when installing your new covers.).
We recommend that you order covers a little longer than normal and cut them on site, as there are many opportunities for mistakes in measuring and installation. By cutting on site you can fit and cut to fit. The covers can be cut with a good quality jigsaw and a fine metal cutting blade.
Now that you’ve learned how to measure baseboard heaters,
you’re ready to order.