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When homeowners redecorate or remodel, the kitchen, bathrooms, and front room get all the love. It’s understandable, these are the rooms that guests are most likely to see. The kitchen needs to remain modern and functional and it’s the heart of any home. Bathrooms need to be refreshed from time to time and the front room is where you’ll entertain guests or spend time together as a family. Bedrooms are the rooms most likely to be ignored which is too bad since that’s where most people spend the majority of their time when inside their own home. So if you’re getting ready to invest some money into improving your home’s interior, here are some projects to consider for your bedroom.
Make it a place that’s for more than just sleeping
Since all of these tips are centered around making your bedroom a place you’ll want to spend more time, you need to make a place where you can do more than just sleep. If reading is one of your favorite pastimes, for instance, you can carve out a space in your bedroom for a reading nook. Even if you like to read in bed already it’s a good idea to have a dedicated space for daytime reading. If a reading nook isn’t your thing, consider setting aside part of your bedroom for a mini home office. At the very least, a tiny computer desk with a laptop or desktop computer. This frees up a bedroom that you’d otherwise have to use as a home office.
Make use of vertical space
You can make your bedroom look a lot bigger by utilizing its vertical space more. Think floor-to-ceiling window treatments or perhaps a floor-to-ceiling headboard. Other options include tall bookcases or a wardrobe. Oversized mirrors, artwork, or photographs can also be used to make use of more of the vertical space which tricks the eye into seeing the room as being larger than it really is.
Think carefully about layout
Even if you’re not really into feng shui you can’t deny that the layout of the major pieces in your bedroom matter. Simply rearranging the furniture can drastically change the look. Some good rules of thumb are to make sure there’s balance for both sides of the bedroom. So choose to have two nightstands or end tables instead of one. Instead of just a lamp on one side of the bed, have two. Also make sure your bed doesn’t directly face a window or door.
Splurge a little
As mentioned above, don’t be afraid to set aside more of your decorating budget for the bedroom for once. Upgrade to a high-quality mattress. Invest in a chandelier instead of a simple light fixture. Get expensive bedding such as silk sheets or a nice down comforter. Gold or silver accents are a nice touch as well.
Make it modern
Finally, there’s something about a sleek, modern look that makes you want to spend more time in your bedroom. Metallic finishes, straight lines, and bold colors-especially shades of brown-are all great ways to do this. Snap-on baseboard radiator covers are a great way to add a touch of modern to an older-looking baseboard heater system.
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.