Have you been feeling down lately for what seems like no reason at all? Maybe all that’s needed to lighten your mood is a few home improvements around the house. The walls we surround ourselves with each day actually have a huge impact on our moods and emotional well-being so why not do a little interior design to boost your spirits? Here are six home improvement ideas you can try.
Keep it nice and clean
Nothing kills the mood like clutter. If you’ve got things lying about that you never use or hardly use, get rid of it. Start by throwing out things that are truly junk as that’s the easiest. Then turn your attention to those things that you say you’ll use someday even though you haven’t used them for years. If you can sell them, do and put that money towards the following five ideas.
Poor lighting is another mood-killer. Every home needs ambient and accent lighting. If all you have is a single overhead light, it’s time to invest in some lamps at varying heights to really layer the lighting and make the home more warm and inviting. LED lights, especially work wonders and they’re more energy efficient as well.
A splash of bright color can go a long way in brightening your mood. You don’t have to repaint your entire interior neon green (and you really shouldn’t) but you can choose a bright color you like and paint a single wall in a room that color to serve as an accent wall. If you don’t want to paint the walls, or if you’re renting and you can’t paint the walls, carefully select a few accessories like throw pillows that brighten up the space and make you feel happier.
Upgrade your furnishings
You don’t have to throw out all your furniture and replace it to upgrade. You can make old furniture new again by re-staining or re-upholstering it. There’s something about new-looking furnishings that makes people happier.
Maybe you need to create more positive, high energy vibes in your hope by incorporating some creative elements. If you’re artistic yourself, you can use the vast resource that is in the internet to get some ideas that you can then create yourself. If you don’t consider yourself artistic, you can invest in some nice artwork or some floral arrangements. Art doesn’t have to be a painting, it can be textured wall coverings, ornate rugs, or uniquely framed photographs as well.
Whether you’re a believer in aromatherapy or not, there’s no denying that a pleasant fragrance can liven your mood. There’s a connection between our sense of smell and our emotions center in the brain so get some air freshener dispensers, essential oils, or some pleasant-smelling flowers and fill your home with them.
Source: Nigeria Today
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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" will be compatible with our standard cover.
Any measurement greater than 9 3/8" 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" will fit our standard cover.
A measurement of 7 1/2" to 8 3/4" 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" inches from the wall will fit our
Any measurement of less than 3 1/8" 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 use the self-tapping screws to secure them to the top of your existing wallplate.
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 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™ 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.