Things to Avoid for an Easy to Maintain Home
When designing your home, there are clever decisions you can make to help with the long-term maintenance without the hassle of constant cleaning. We have tips for what you can avoid while designing, to help you maintain your space, keeping it clean and tidy.
Flooring – When deciding on the materials and colour for your floor, you need to consider who will be using the space. Do you have a big family with little feet running around the house, and is your place likely to receive high traffic of people on a regular basis? If so, it may be worth avoiding shinny finishes, especially in colours such as black or white where the dirt will stand out more.
When adding details such as LED lights to your kitchen plinths, it is important to remember that although it may help to create a lovely ambience and boosts light throughout the space, it will also highlight every bit of dirt on the floor. A matt finish floor without the added LED lighting will avoid this problem.
Work surfaces must be carefully considered to suite your preferred needs. It is important to remember, dark matt finished worktops and stainless-steel worktops will easily show finger prints and marks, whilst marble is easily porous.
Features such as architraves, covings and other wall mouldings are perfect dust collectors and real nightmare during the cleaning. Investing in flexible cleaning products to target these areas will help to tackle settled dust.
Clever Storage solutions can be one of the best ways to organise your home and to store items which you may never remember about, which are only moved when packing up or during a move or a big clean. It may be worth considering bespoke storage to suit your individual requirements. Amberth offer this as part of their service, and are happy to help. please click to contact us today. There is always a member of our team on hand to help.
Mounted basins and tap mixers require greater care each time you wash your hands and face. The decision to wall mount your taps create an easy to maintain vanity area for the long-term use and will avoid a build-up of water stains and limescale.
Open-shelves are a great way to enhance your space with books, ornaments, and interior accessories, they are also the perfect dust collectors. However, if you plan this as a main feature and are keen to have them in your home, it’s best to use light coloured shelves, ideally wood or a wood veneer.
Units that do not go up to the ceiling can be the biggest dust collectors as we always forget to wipe them off. Providing your ceilings are perfectly levelled, we would advise where possible, to take your units up to the ceiling. Alternatively, you can use a finishing plinth for a smart look.
Furniture on legs look appealing and can often add character to your space, but when it comes to cleaning, it isn’t the most straight forward process. Often these areas get cleaned once or twice per year due to the moving involved. We suggest wall mounting your vanity units and storage solutions, creating easy access underneath, and a clean, minimal look. Clean and wipe as you go for a well-kept space all year round.
Decorative chandeliers are always a lovely final touch for your space, but when choosing lighting for your house you must consider how easy it will be to maintain. Decorative lighting gather dust very easily and is often left to gather. For ease of mind, opt for an additional style with a smooth surface.
If you would like further assistance for your home renovation, please feel free to contact Amberth here and a member of our team will be in touch shortly. Alternative call us today on 02073548958. We hope this has given you a few things to think about when renovating your home. For more home improvement ideas, why not check out our top 5 materials to use for your kitchen worktop.