The average cost to remodel multiple rooms in your home is approximately $37,000. Remodeling a home can be quite expensive. If you’ve been wanting a new look for you home but can’t afford the amount it will cost to do more extensive remodeling projects, then the following interior decorating ideas which won’t require any hired help may8 be the solution.
Accent pieces are your furnishings that stand out the most. They’re the items that guests are going to ask you about. They usually have bolder colors, patterns, or textures designed to draw attention. When selecting accent pieces, follow your own sense of taste and don’t worry too much about how trendy something is. Also keep in mind that when selecting accent pieces, less is more. Too many and none of them will stand out. In addition to accent pieces, you might consider an accent wall. Instead of having all the walls in a space be a boring neutral color, make one stand out.
New window treatments
Replacing your window treatments is a cost effective way to update the look in a room because window treatments take up a lot of the visual space in any given room. They’re often a focal point of the room so this one upgrade can make quite a difference. If it’s a space that gets a lot of light, you might consider something light-blocking. If it’s a darker room, go with something light and airy so you have some privacy but also plenty of natural light.
Baseboard heater covers
Baseboard heater covers are another cost effective upgrade because they’re much less expensive than the cost to replace your baseboard heating system or tear it out completely. Baseboard heater covers are also easy to install so you can do this without having to hire anyone.
Make use of photographs
Thanks to the modern miracle that is smartphone technology, the tiny cameras they contain are capable of taking incredibly high quality photographs. Take advantage of that and print some of your favorite photos from family gatherings or vacations. Photographs cost only a few cents to print out and you can find frames for a few dollars. Even if you want to spring for some more expensive custom framing, it’s cheaper than buying artwork.
New rugs and/or comforter sets
The fastest and most cost effective way to change the look of a bedroom is a new comforter set and/or area rug since these two things usually take up the most real estate in the bedroom. Spend a little more for higher quality bedding and select a rug that’s comfortable underfoot and not just nice to look at.
Show a little love for your outdoor space
Don’t get so caught up on your home’s interior that you forget about the front and back porches. A new coat of paint for the front door, new shiny house numbers, hanging planters, and some new outdoor furniture won’t set you back too much and you can do it all in a weekend.
Decorate with plant life
If you’ve got a green thumb, consider buying some plants to display throughout your home. Plant life indoors has been proven to create feelings of calmness. They can also be very inexpensive depending on which kind you buy.
From the time cavemen discovered fire, we’ve used heat to not only cook our food but keep ourselves warm during the harsh, cold nights. Throughout the generations, we learned to hone fire to our will, even so much as to gather heat from something other than flames. It’s through this intuitive nature that we created what we know today as the modern home baseboard radiator. This is a brief history of home radiators and their evolution over the generations.
When you’re the owner of a child daycare, parents are entrusting their precious bundles of joy to you each day. It’s your duty to ensure that these children remain healthy, happy, and safe in your care. These are just a few simple ways to make your daycare safer.
Baseboard heaters are great for heating your home and making it comfortable for you to live in; however, not all models are equipped for efficiency. This is especially the case if your home has an electric baseboard heater, as they could use more energy than you intend. To save some money while maintaining a comfortable home, learn how to bring down your baseboard heating bill.
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.