With the holidays coming up, it’s crucial that you get your new home ready for company with a few easy upgrades. When your home has outdated-looking appliances, however, making them work with your modern design and style isn’t always that simple. This can especially be the case when you have an L-shaped heater, as they can prevent you from using a room’s corners the way you want. To make this section of your home match better with your stylistic needs, learn how to install an L-shaped heater cover.
Remove Old Cover
To begin this process, you must first take the time to remove your old cover. This will allow you to reach the heater’s core and take accurate measurements for your replacement cover. First, remove the front plates by unclipping them from the base and sliding them out of position. Once complete, remove the end caps and the old corner piece.
Take Heater Measurements
When you start the measuring process, begin at the adjacent wall and measure to the end of the unit. This will ensure the front plates will reach all the way to the inner corner piece. Once you have this number, subtract 3 inches from it to account for the corner piece and another half-inch for the endcap. Remember, this measurement only accounts for one side of the heater; you’ll have to repeat the process on the other side for accurate results.
Install Your New Cover
With the proper measurements in hand, you can find the perfect baseboard heater cover to match your needs. To install it, slide the front plates into place and lock them to the base clips. Then, secure them by placing the end caps over either side of the heater. Lastly, attach the corner cap to the base and clip the top plate snugly into the corner. Once this process is complete, your heater will go from an eyesore to an effective complementary piece for the rest of your home’s design.