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Getting ready to resell your home can seem like a daunting task. You want to get the most bang for your buck, and you don’t really want to spend a lot of money on making changes to the space. Fortunately for you, small changes can make a huge impact to how your home looks. Here are some small changes you can make to really improve the look for your home for resale.
Make another room
Being able to list your home at 3 bedrooms instead of 2 is a huge advantage and increases your home value a lot. Every room you add helps your home value until you get to around 5 or 6, and then it starts to become a little much. The easiest way to do this is to take your bonus room and build in a closet. Remember that the three main things you need to call it a room is a window, a smoke alarm, and a closet. As long as you’ve got those three things, you can add a lot of value to your home and change the type of buyer coming to take a look.
An easy change you can do that makes your home feel much more high-end is adding crown molding. It may not be something you even notice in a room, but it still makes the overall feel seem more high-end. Plus, adding crown molding is a pretty simple remodeling change for how much value it adds to the space.
Baseboard heater covers
Old baseboard heaters are an eyesore and definitely take away from the room. Even if it is decorated beautifully, you might have buyers turned off immediately by them. One way to remedy this is with baseboard heater covers. They are super easy to put on, and your buyers may not even notice that you have baseboard heaters. Even if they do notice, they will be glad to see there is already something in place that keeps them from being an eyesore in the room.
Paint it up
Paint can be a very difficult process, but it is worth it when selling a home if you have any rooms with bold colors. Even if a buyer knows they can change the color to something else, it is hard for them to imagine themselves living in the space if the color is too bold. Use neutral colors, and paint the place to give it more appeal to your buyers.
Clean it out
Remember that people who come into your home want to be able to imagine themselves in it. Consider this in all your preparation. Remove any personal photographs from your walls and just use wall art. Remove any clutter that is unnecessary. A bedroom should have no more than just a dresser, night table, and bed. Toys should be put away out of sight, and extra things you don’t need should be stored away as well. You can always put these items in your garage if they are stored in an organized manner. Some people have so much stuff that they choose to get a storage unit to hold all of it while they are selling. Just remember that you need to make this a place someone else would want to live, which means removing most of your own personalization.
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.