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One of the places you probably hate the most is your laundry room. Who wants to spend time in a room that’s whole purpose is housework? But it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether it is large or small, you can make a laundry room that is functional and beautiful making your chores much more fun to do. Don’t get me wrong, you probably won’t like doing laundry any better than you used to, but at least you can make it a little easier and more enjoyable to enter the room.
Pick your colors
Everything in your laundry room helps complete the "package" so to speak, so you will want to make sure every detail is accounted for. Your floor, ceiling, cabinets, and even the washer and dryer colors matter. You can get appliances in a variety of colors now, so you don’t have to stick with the typical white anymore. Pick a teal or a red to give a splash of color, or go neutral and put your color in other places. Your baseboard heater covers will help a lot with the overall look because it covers them up and seamlessly flows into the baseboards. Whatever you choose, make sure you compare all the colors side by side before installing them to make sure you will love it.
One thing that is becoming more popular now is to style up a laundry room with the flooring. In fact, some people are even covering the entire floor with pennies instead of using traditional tile or laminate. If you want to use a hardwood of some sort, remember that water can easily damage and warp the flooring, and your laundry room may have spills occasionally. It is better to go with a sturdier type of material.
Usable storage space
One way to really boost the functionality in your laundry room is through storage. You want to make sure you get the right kind of cabinets that hold exactly what you need. For example, maybe you want a cabinet that can hold laundry baskets, so you can have your kids deposit their dirty clothes all to the same place. You could also have multiple baskets, so you can separate it by color. You may also want to install a hanging rack, so you can hang clothes more easily. If you have a larger laundry room, a long table for folding on would be nice, and you may even consider installing an ironing board, so you can keep it all in one place.
One of the best ways to make sure you enjoy being in your laundry room is to have up artwork that you love. There are many different laundry-themed art pieces you can use in the room to give yourself a good laugh. If you don’t have room to install a rod and hangers for hanging clothes, you can get art pieces that go on the wall and pull out for hanging clothes when you need it. This is very helpful if you need to save space. There are pieces of art that hold socks that are missing their partner, so you can keep track of them if the other sock does show up. Functional artwork is very useful in a laundry room and can give it the overall finished look you want.
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.