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Spring is almost here, and if you are anything like me, you are desperately waiting for the warm summer days to come back. And while it is still fairly chilly outside, you can still get your home ready by putting out your best spring decorations. Here are some spring decor ideas you can dive right into.
Flowers, flowers, and more flowers
Nothing says springtime like flowers all over your home. One idea is to get some mason jars and paint them with your favorite spring colors. Then you’ll want to hang them up with some fancy rope on your wall. Some people prefer to put these in their homes while others like them right outside the front door. Then, you can put some spring flowers in there to brighten up your home. If you get fresh flowers, it will be beautiful and smell nice, but you’ll need to remember to water them and change them out regularly while fake flowers can stay in there all summer.
Welcome your guests
The next thing to consider is that you can make your guests feel like spring is here with the right wreath. An idea of something you can do is make a flip-flop welcome sign. Get four pairs of flip flops from the dollar store, and glue them together all in a row. Then you can put the letters for the word WELCOME across them. Many people like doing this with their kids because it gives their kids a chance to help decorate and bring them in on the spring feeling.
You can also make other types of wreaths using flowers, ribbon, greenery, or anything else that makes you think of spring. Just remember spring is about bright colors, so use them in your decorating.
Lemons and Limes
Another great way to bring in the feeling of spring is to use lemons and limes in your decorating, though you should probably stick with the fake stuff if you want to keep the decor around for very long. One idea of something you can do is get a small, fake lemon tree to use as a decoration on your table. Another idea is to get a cone shaped piece of styrofoam and glue lemons or limes up it to create a cute centerpiece.
You can literally write out the word "SPRING" or just put up a colorful banner in your home as well. They could be draped in your entryway to bring in the spring spirit right when people walk through the door, or you can draper it somewhere else. A lot of people like to drape banners over their fireplaces, as a fireplace mantle can act as a sort of centerpiece to all your holiday decorating. If you hang the banner above your baseboard radiators, just be careful to make sure there is enough distance. Even baseboard heater covers can get hot, so you don’t want to have anything hanging directly on them.
One of the happiest days of the year, I think, is when you start to hear the birds chirping outside again. It means spring really is upon us and brings in quite a bit of hope for warm days ahead. So that’s why bird houses make a really awesome spring decoration. One idea is to get a bunch of different simple bird houses and paint them different colors. Then mount them on candlesticks and put them up in your home as part of your decor.
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.