Modern baseboards don't have much of a function beyond aesthetics, so they haven't been on the top of my priority list. But with the recent purchase of a miter saw and pin nailer, I finally had the right tools to tackle the installation of baseboards. My bedroom was the first recipient.
Like most rooms in my house, my bedroom has no overhead light. The switch on the wall activates a "magical" electrical outlet into which one plugs a lamp. And like most of the magical outlets in my house, the bedroom one is the in stupidest possible place. To get light in any useful area of the room, I have to run an extension cord across the room. In my bedroom, a 30-foot extension cord goes from the outlet on the west wall all the way across the south wall (behind the head of my bed) and the east wall to a lamp in the northeast corner.
To keep the cord out of the way, I used masking tape. NOT an elegant solution.
|no baseboards; tape holding the cord|
|with baseboards and cord management|