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As spring is nearing, it is time to start thinking about your outdoor decor again. If you plan to spend some time in your backyard when it is warm, you probably will want some outdoor furniture and decorations, so you can feel comfortable. If you know what to do in the yard, then decorating for spring can be just as easy as popping in your baseboard heater covers.
Think about the kids
Consider your kids and what kind of things they need to enjoy the outdoors this spring. If you don’t already have a playground, it might be time to get one. If you do already have one, then a simple paint job might be enough to make it look brand new again and will complete the space.
Make sure you have safety features in place if your children will be out playing alone such as a fence and window well covers.
If you love to garden, then creating a good garden space in your yard is a great idea. Whether you want to add flowers or vegetables is up to you. You can create entire gardens in your yard or even just a few raised beds instead if you just want a small space to grow.
Choose outdoor furniture that will hold up well over time. It will have to stand up to all the elements over time, so make sure you choose furniture that has a strong frame. You can replace cushions easily, but the frame is what makes it so expensive.
The furniture your choose will also be dependent on how much space you have and the purposes of the space. Are you trying to entertain large parties? Or do you just want a couple of pieces for your porch?
Light as decorations
Another popular trend is to get outdoor lights to string across your yard. It sets the mood and allows for easy parties into the evenings. If you do get lights for your yard, make sure you aren’t going to be bothering your neighbors. Don’t go so crazy that you light up the block with your lighting. It won’t look as good as just a few strands across the yard anyway.
Another way to add some mood lighting without it looking like Christmas is to add some tiki torches. If you have little ones, make sure to keep them away from open flames. They work nicely because they can be used during the day or in the evening to make your backyard feel fun.
One design element that is really more for fun and should be included in any outdoor area is a fire pit. If you aren’t all for lighting and enjoying real fires, there are many propane firepits out there you can use and put your furniture around. You can still grill hot dogs or roast marshmallows over them too. But if you love building a fire, you can make your own firepit or buy one that goes above ground at the store. Be careful to keep it a safe distance from fences and avoid putting a fire under a tree.
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.