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There are so many options you have available when you decide to remodel your kitchen. Kitchen remodels are difficult because there is so much that needs to go into a functional, modern kitchen and there is so little room for error. If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, here are four things you need to remember.
No matter how large your kitchen, it seems there’s never enough space for everything you need to store in it. Storage space has to be a top priority as you plan your kitchen remodel. Start by taking an inventory of all your kitchen tools that you need to have a space for. Pay especially close attention to those areas in your kitchen where the drawers and cabinets are overstuffed and consider how you can alleviate some of that strain with a remodel. You may need to be creative with your kitchen storage, especially when space is more limited. For a corner cabinet, install a rotating cabinet organizer that allows you to maximize that space. Have a cupboard that’s taken up entirely by pots and pans? Hang a pot and pan rack above your island to free up that space.
A kitchen island that meets your family’s needs
A kitchen island can be so much more than just additional food preparation and storage space if you need it to me. You should customize your island based on your cooking and entertainment style. For instance, if you entertain lots of guests and cook large meals, having an extra sink built into your kitchen island for food preparation and cleanup can be a big help. A kitchen island can also double as a place to serve food. Instead of storage on one side, have the countertop hang over and tuck some bar stools beneath and you have a place for serving hors d’oeuvres next time you’re entertaining.
Invest in a nice faucet
Cleanup after a meal is everyone’s least favorite chore, and while a quality faucet for your sink may not make the task fun, it will make it a lot easier. A faucet that pulls free from its base for rinsing down your sink and washing larger items is a must. There are plenty of smart faucet features you consider as well such as built-in LEDs that warn you when the water is hot, and touch-activated taps that allow you to turn water on and off easily when your hands are dirty.
Focus on quick and easy upgrades
Kitchen remodels tend to be on the expensive side but often the best remodeling projects are simple and inexpensive. Don’t think that you have to spend a fortune upgrading your kitchen. One project that any homeowner can do is install a peel-and-stick backsplash. They’re budget-friendly and easy to swap out if your style preference changes. In an outdated kitchen, don’t worry about installing a new heating system, purchase baseboard heater covers that simply snap into place over your unsightly baseboard radiators and you transform and old kitchen into a new one for just a few bucks.
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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 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™ 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 use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
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.