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One of the often most-neglected part of the home when it comes to decorating is your kitchen. There aren’t a bunch of big, empty walls in the kitchen like there are in other parts of your home, and you may not have anything more than just a table. But decorating your kitchen can have a huge impact on how much you enjoy spending time in it. Here are some kitchen decorating ideas.
Get a rug
Nearly every kitchen out there has some sort of cold, hard surface. And not all of us can afford to get heater floors throughout our homes. So instead, you should get a rug to put down in your kitchen. Some people just get one or two small rugs to put in front of the sink and stove to keep their feet warm. Others like to get a rug that covers most of the kitchen floor. You may even just stick with a rug that goes under your table and chairs.
Just remember to get a rug that is easy to clean because, in the kitchen, it will inevitably have a lot of food and drink spilled onto it at some point. There are rugs you can get that are specifically made for kitchens and clean up in a pinch.
Pick your paint
In the kitchen, your walls will probably face some splashes of food and drink, so make sure you pick a paint that is easy to clean, so you don’t have to spend too much time scrubbing off food. Most people like their kitchens to feel warm and comfortable, but stainless steel appliances and grey countertops can make the place feel sterile and cold. Opt for warmer colors for the room such as oranges, yellows, or reds that relate to food and can make the space feel warmer and more inviting.
If you are going to be painting, make sure you take off your baseboard heater covers before painting and replace them afterwards. It will give a much cleaner look, and they are easy to snap back in place.
Above the cabinets
The hardest part of decorating a kitchen is figuring out what to put above your cabinets. If you don’t put anything, it feels like a lot of wasted space. A lot of people use greenery above their cabinets, but that’s a fairly outdated look that a lot of people don’t like anymore. Add some decorations that bring a little color and personality to the space. Some people choose to display their china on the top of the cabinets since they don’t use it anyway. You can display various jars. If you have a collection of some sort, this would be an awesome place to display it. Some people just put baskets up there to hold rarely-used kitchen items.
If you don’t like the idea of decorating above your cabinets, and you have the means, you can get new cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling, or you can move your current cabinets up higher to give you a little bit more space above your countertops for maneuvering.
Are your old baseboard heaters worn and becoming an eyesore? It may be time to upgrade your home with decorative baseboard heater covers.
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.