A home office is extremely valuable to your home because it gives you an extra space for working, whether you own your own business or just work at home from time to time. If you have children, they can use the space for doing their schoolwork, and it is nice to have a space where all of your office supplies can be stored. In most cases, it makes sense to add a home office to your space. Here are some things to consider when you are adding your home office.
Having a home office or a flex space in your home is going to add to your home value. Even if you don’t plan on moving ever again, it is still a good idea to have a home office setup to increase the value of your space.
Remember if you are concerned with your home value, it is be st to have your home office meet all the criteria for a bedroom as well. Make sure there is a window, a smoke detector, and a closet in the room so you can count it as an extra bedroom if that changes your home’s total value.
Most people use their home offices as a multi-purpose space. So while you may use it for occasional days working at home, your kids might use it to do homework. Because your home office has multiple purposes, you want to make sure you have good storage in the space that can hold all the things everyone needs.
Choose a desk that comes with some storage or add storage yourself. You can get cabinets, shelving, or even overhead units to go in your office and hold all the extra things you need hidden away.
The other thing to consider when adding your home office space is the aesthetic appeal. This includes all your painting and decorating. Choose neutral paint colors. While wallpaper was an eye sore for quite some time, it has actually come back in style again. And you can choose wallpaper options that are easier to remove than the old fashioned stuff, so you can change it out later if you decide you want something else. Make sure you patch up the walls if there are any holes, and get baseboard heater covers to cover up the baseboard radiators and improve the total overall look of the room.
After the space is painted and the wallpaper is up, you can begin decorating. Put in your desk and storage options you purchased, and get some wall decor. Many people prefer to get wall decor that is both design-friendly and functional. For example, you could get a large calendar or paint one on the wall for use.
Do not forget about seating when you are doing your office space. Even with all the other design features, if you don’t have the right seating, you could be missing a lot from the room. Make sure you pick a desk chair that is very comfortable. Opt for comfort over style in this situation, especially if you are going to be spending a lot of time in the office.
If you have room for other guest seating in the space, get something that fits your personality and the overall look of the room. Comfort is less important for seating that rarely gets used, so consider the design element first.
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.