With a new year comes a new you, and redecorating your home with the newest trends may be just what you need to feel like you have a fresh start. Your home is where you spend at least half your time, and those who work from home are there even more. You need to feel comfortable and happy with the decor. Freshening it up for the new year can make you feel more comfortable and will match your current style. Here are some of the top interior design trends people are following in the new year.
One of the newest trends for the new year is to get funky barstools in different styles and colors than you might traditionally expect. You would be surprised how different the look can be in a room by simply adding a pop of color to the furniture or with a different barstool design.
Update the laundry room
The laundry room is one of the rooms in your house that often gets ignored when it comes to decor. But that is about to change in 2017 when laundry rooms become one of the top areas in your home to decorate. Adding shelving and storage provides functionality. Adding light gives it a more cheery feel. You can even put up decorations that just make it feel more like a place you want to be instead of a place where you do work. Maybe it will even help you accomplish a new year goal of staying on top of the laundry.
Neutrals are back
Beige and other neutrals were considered too boring and didn’t add enough to a room. But now we are starting to realize neutral colors are perfect for a wall because they make an excellent backdrop for your wall decorations and furniture. In 2017, we’ll see more neutral wall colors like beige again.
In 2016, all white cabinets were big and made a huge splash in kitchens across the country. Well now that trend is fading slightly and we plan to see more wood cabinetry in the future. Cabinets that are stained with a lighter wood color are becoming the next big thing.
Baseboard heater covers
Baseboard radiators were a big thing in homes for a long time, which means you may have to figure out how to deal with the ugly look of them at some point. One amazing way to cover them is with baseboard heater covers, which should be a big design feature in homes for 2017.
Vanities are so boring, but they don’t have to be if you make your own. Convert an old chest or filing cabinet into a vanity, and you have a fresh new look for your space. This is a big trend for 2017.
One thing to expect in 2017 is for floors to be part of the decor. Rather than doing a boring wood or carpet floor, people will be doing design on the ground. One example of this is to use a bunch of pennies to cover the floor and be used as a decorate floor.
Change in kitchen tile
While the popular thing in the past has been a backsplash behind the cabinets, in 2017 you’ll start seeing people decorate by doing a whole wall full of tile. Some people are going so far as to completely tile every room in the kitchen.
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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.