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Whether you work at home or you work in an office, you have a place you spend time getting down to business. But what you don’t realize is that the design of the place you work can have a huge impact on your efficiency. Especially for those who work at home, having an office space dedicated to your work can really make a difference on how much you get done during the day. Here are some ideas to increase efficiency in your office.
Get what you need
Don’t try and work in a space that isn’t fully equipped for the daily grind of the work you are doing. Whatever you need, just get it. Every job will require different equipment, so when remodeling your office, you want to start with the basics of what is required to do your job. Minimizing the other things in your office space will help you focus on the task at hand.
Make a creative space
Many jobs are about more than just repetition. You might need space to come up with solutions to problems or new ideas. You will have a hard time coming up with inspiration if all you have is a desk and computer screen to look at. Add a creative space with some comfortable seating and some magazines or books to help clear your mind when you need to take a minute to come up with something new.
"Brand" your space
A company brand is important to display in your space. The goal is to create the feeling of that brand in your office. It will help remind you of your ultimate purpose and goal, and it helps set you back on track when your mind starts to wander.
Keep your space clean
Messy, dirty places squash motivation and stress people out. Keep your workspace clean. If you have children in your home, don’t let them spend a lot of time playing in your office, and try clean it up once a week or so. Reorganize papers on the desk, clean up your paint, dust everything. If your paperwork is scattered everywhere, your mind will scatter with it.
When remodeling your office, you need to consider that most jobs require some sort of communication with other people. Have a phone set up in the room and a webcam in case people want to chat with you online. Make communicating as easy as possible.
Decor for the room
Surprisingly, a blank wall doesn’t do much for increasing efficiency. Having a well-decorated room actually gets people more motivated. Get your baseboard heater covers snapped into place and some neutral paint colors in place. Find some decor that you love to put up on the wall. All of your art should be fairly simple. You wouldn’t want to go overboard and end up distracting yourself with art that feels chaotic or stressful.
Add some personal touches. Pictures of friends and loved ones work very well as well as anything else important to you. Some people put up awards, Lego buildings they have put together, etc. Let it speak to your personality, so your creative juices can get flowing and back to work.
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.