Many homeowners opt to go without the interior designer when decorating a home. They want to get the most out of their decorating budget and a designer would cost a sizable portion of their budget. But before you pass on an interior decorator, here are five of the benefits of hiring one that may force you to reconsider.
Choosing a color combination for your home can be a lot more difficult than it seems. There’s actually a lot of science that goes into picking color schemes that look good. If your strategy is to just pick some colors that you like, you could end up not liking the results and you’re stuck with them unless you are willing to spend a lot more money to redo it. Interior designers can suggest the best colors and some creative ideas for wallpaper.
So many bathrooms are just too small. Fortunately, interior designers are magicians who can create the illusion of a larger bathroom despite the small space. You don’t just want to change the surface level details in your bathroom, you want to totally change the way it feels, and you’re more likely to achieve that with professional help.
Help with furnishings
The largest pieces are the heart of decorating a space. As with choosing paint colors, you want to do more than just choose furnishings that you like. You want furnishings that have a certain theme and complement everything else in the room. Interior designers have an eye for this kind of thing and can help you to select the best furniture for your home whether it’s a sofa, bedroom set, or recliner.
Good lighting is absolutely crucial when decorating. No matter how great the furnishings, artwork, and other pieces, nothing quite comes together if the lighting isn’t right. A good interior designer can help you create a good mixture of ambient, task, and accent lighting that illuminates the room in a welcoming glow without making the lighting too harsh.
Flooring takes up more real estate than anything else in a room, even furniture. It’s usually the first thing people notice when people walk into a room for the first time. The flooring has to come together with everything else in the room. A good interior decorator can recommend the best flooring options for each room as well as some good area rugs to complete the look.
Yes, an interior decorator costs a fair amount of money and you won’t get as much out of your decorating budget if you hire one. However, it may be worth it if you’re happier with the end results and you won’t have to put additional money into decorating later on as you try to change the things you didn’t get right the first time around.
Selling a home can be a very stressful experience. If you don’t want to hire a professional to do it for you, then consider the following ideas-
The following DIY secrets can help you with your redecorating and home improvement, get great results with limited funds...
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" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" 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" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" 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" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" 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.