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The main reason people decorate their homes is to make it feel like a home instead of just the place you live. The decor you choose says a lot about you. You can pick decor that shows where you come from, where you are, or where you are going. While your present and your future should be a focus, some nostalgia from your past definitely is part of you and your personality. Why not decorate with it? Here are some ideas for your nostalgic decorating.
One of the best places to take a trip into your past is in your theater room. It is the perfect place to put up old movie posters and other memorabilia that makes you feel nostalgic for the past. You can get an old slide projector to put on display or some old school food equipment. You can get popcorn machines, and stock the place with candy you used to eat when you were a kid. Even simple red curtains that lead into the room may bring back memories of your childhood. No matter what you end up watching in the room, having that stuff you love from your past will give you all the feels when you walk into the room.
Color in your playroom
Millennials really like the minimalist style, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want a shout out to their past. They thrive on the styles of the 90s, and one place to take advantage of that is in your playroom. Bold colors and internet-themed style is a throwback to the past. They like to put up pictures from favorite cartoons as a kid. Having polaroid cameras on display is a new hot thing. Even the new Nintendo NES Classic is a good addition to your room.
You could consider getting some old video tapes with some of your favorite movies. A classic telephone in the wall is an awesome addition in a playroom where children can play with it, and it gives a throwback to the days when you had to stay attached to the wall when talking with your friends. It’s a very good place to put decor that brings you back and gives your kids a little part of your past as well.
And while you want to throw back to your past in a nostalgic way, you still don’t want to have to look at your ugly baseboard heaters, so get some baseboard radiator covers to complete the final look.
Nostalgia in your kitchen
Another easy place to throwback to your past is in your kitchen where you can get appliances that are just as functional and new as anything else on the market, but they can be made in a nostalgic design. You could pick a 50s theme and decorate your kitchen with a black and white checkered floor and red cabinets. Or even whites and teals can really throwback to a past style. Decorating can reflect a time you lived in and wish you could enjoy again or a time you never got to experience but wish you had a chance to travel to in time. With modern day conveniences and styles from the past, you can have the home with everything you want in it.
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.