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Interior design trends and always changing and while there’s something to be said for adopting your own personal style, it’s also a good idea to incorporate some trends into your interior design especially if you are planning on selling your home some day and want your home to appeal to prospective buyers. Here are seven interior decorating trends that you’ll see a lot in 2016.
Though the mid-century modern style of interior decorating never completely disappeared, it hasn’t been as popular as it is now since it came about in the 50s and 60s. You’ll start seeing more mid-century furniture in stores. Perhaps it’s time to bring back the surfboard style coffee table.
Appliances are getting smarter and now is the time to invest in them since they’re becoming more affordable as well. Now you can buy Wi-Fi enabled everything so you can control your appliances away from home. There are smart ovens that use a built-in computer for optimal cooking and there are fridges with a built-in LCD touch touchscreen that enables you to order groceries online. If you’re inclined, you can even stream music and TV to your fridge while you’re preparing dinner.
Stainless steel has been extremely popular, especially in the kitchen, despite its reputation for being a "cold" metal. Though it looks sleek and stylish, and doesn’t have much personality. In 2016 you’ll see "warmer" metals like copper and gold and you’ll find that many more appliances come in these colors.
Colored stainless steel appliances
Not only will you be able to get stainless steel appliances that come in golds and coppers, but you can choose from a wide variety of bright colors such as reds and blues as well. We might look back on 2016 as the beginning of the end for that brushed silver steel look of appliances.
In recent years, mirrors have been all about minimalism. The emphasis has been on function over appearance. But statement mirrors are making a comeback so you’re going to start seeing over-sized mirrors in modern styles and in old-fashioned, antique-looking styles. The goal for mirrors is no longer to blend in but to stand out.
Family rooms are often seen as the least glamorous room in the home. They’re just a gathering place for watching TV or hanging out. But "glamily rooms" which combine the functionality of a family room with a touch of glamour are making a comeback. "Glamily rooms" mix contemporary furniture with clamorous accessories like colorful throw covers, statement mirrors, and unique lamps and tables.
Mosaic tiling is another thing that-though it hasn’t gone out of style-hasn’t exactly been popular in recent years. But in the past year they’ve increased in popularity and are becoming a staple in bathrooms, kitchens, and even living rooms. Mosaic tile is easy to install and will be a popular choice for homeowners looking to do some DIY home improvement.
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.