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Is your home in serious need of redecorating but you know you don’t have the time to overhaul your home decor? Well not every interior decorating project requires a huge investment of time. The following interior decorating tasks take only a few minutes so you can work them into your busy schedule.
Properly display art
Most people have a tendency to decorate their homes with too many smaller pieces of artwork and no larger pieces. And when most people hang paintings or photographs, they’re up too high. The nice thing about larger pieces of art is that they’re naturally going to function as focal points for the space. Since they take up more space, you don’t need as many pieces. By selecting one larger piece of art for a space, you save a lot of time. As for hanging artwork on the walls, you want to hang them so that the center of the piece is at eye level. Eye level for a human of average height is approximately 57 inches.
Rethink your lighting
A properly lighted space requires multiple light sources putting out light from different heights and at different angles. If a room only has a single light fixture up from above, then you’ll need to use some floor or table lamps to illuminate the dark corners. Task lighting such as under-cabinet lighting for the kitchen or a desk lap for a home office or den are also quick additions.
Install some baseboard heater covers
Old baseboard heaters can be a huge eyesore for an otherwise attractive space. If your heaters are looking worn and showing their age, then you can quickly install some snap-on baseboard heater covers to immediately transform their look.
Rearrange the furniture
Sometimes redecorating doesn’t have to cost you anything. Sometimes all a room needs is a new layout of the larger pieces. People have a tendency to get locked into a certain arrangement of furniture despite the fact that moving things around only takes a few minutes of work. Even if the new arrangement isn’t objectively better in any way, simply changing things up can make it appear better to you.
Hang new curtains
Windows come in all shapes and sizes but the curtains we cover them with are usually limited to a handful of default sizes that are often ill-fitting. Instead of shopping for pattern first, pay attention to dimensions. A common mistake is not having enough volume--they have to be stretched out nearly all the way to cover the window. Purchasing extra panels so that there’s a nice ripple to them is an easy way to correct this. Another common mistake is having curtains that extend just beyond the dimensions of the window in all direction when larger, floor-to-ceiling curtains would add more drama.
Add in a few accessories
Inexpensive throws, pillows, and rugs are the easiest way to add color, texture, and pattern to a space. You can display them in seconds and easily swap them out when you want a new look without breaking the bank.
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.