Color is everything when it comes to interior decorating. It’s one of the most important elements to consider. When most people think of color, they exclude the color "white" which is unfortunate because there’s so much you can do with a white color scheme. Here are some tips for using the color "white" when interior decorating.
Choose the right white paint
A room painted white can either look crisp and fresh or stark and cold. The difference comes down to lighting. Before you choose the white paint, think about the room’s orientation to the sun. A clear white paint that isn’t too warm or too cold is ideal for a room that faces away from the noonday sun. In a north facing room, especially in a climate that gets snow, a clear white room will look chilly so go with a warmer off-white paint color. In a south-facing room use a cool off-white with gray undertones to reduce glare since that room will get a lot of intense sunlight.
Use white in the bedroom
A room painted white can look pretty bland if you don’t have the right elements to pull off the look. You can paint exposed wood framing white to get a charming, rustic look. Shiny, metallic surfaces or items in a room that’s painted white makes the space look sleek and modern but remember that a little goes a very long way.
Use white in the kitchen
A kitchen that is all white will look cold and unwelcoming. By accenting all of the white with some stainless steel appliances and some warm wood. Wood always provides a touch of warmth so some nice hardwood floors in the kitchen can offset the white.
Use white in the bathroom
Too much white in the bathroom makes the space appear sterile and even clinical. You don’t want guests to feel like they’re in a hospital giving a sample. Beautiful, elegant fixtures for the tub and sink can help reduce the clinical feel and wood flooring can help as well just like in the kitchen.
Use white in the open spaces
White is ideal for open spaces because in an open space, you can usually see into several different rooms simultaneously and the white will pull it all together and make the space seem even more open than it already is. Also, white goes with everything so even if you’re going for a different color scheme or design theme in each room, white walls will be ideal. A touch of color in any room painted white will really stand out and provide interesting contrast which is always good.
Use white for the home’s exterior
For the home’s exterior, you want to go easier with the white. Use it as an accent color to bring out other features. White trim is elegant and it makes the home look a little bigger from the outside. White stucco is a good choice for a home in a tropical location.
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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.