Tips to Create a Home That Lasts

Tips to Create a Home That Lasts

The following contribution is from another author.

There are often wears and tears to your home, but it’s important to invest in quality so that you’re not spending so much on your home each year. Here are some helpful tips for creating a home that lasts.

Get Protection For Fabrics

Fabrics are the first thing to become worn, and in order to help make them last longer, there’s fabric conditioners and sprays that you can get to remove any stains or smells. It’s good to get your sofas and armchairs professionally cleaned every so often in order to remove the dirt buried deep into the fibers. You might also want to get some seat covers that can sit on top of dining chairs and perhaps some soft furnishings for the sofa. That will provide an extra layer of security for these pieces of fabric furniture.

Seal In Exposed Brick Or Concrete

Having exposed brick or concrete is a great feature in homes, and it’s a style that is usually found in modern/contemporary designs. The industrial feel is very much in, but if it’s not done properly, exposed brick and concrete can be the first to chip or create stains that are much harder to remove. So use a sealer to protect your concrete flooring and do the same for any exposed brick. Be careful also when trying to hang wall art onto exposed brickwork as this could become problematic if not done properly. It’s always good to get a professional handyman to come in to do things that you might not have the confidence to do.

Keep On Top Of General Maintenance

Without general maintenance on your home, things will start to fall apart, and there’s more chance that things will go wrong or get damaged if you leave it unattended. So try to pick up on maintenance jobs around the home, whether that’s cleaning out the outdoor guttering or washing down windows. Declutter when you can and stay on top of the general cleaning of the home to ensure things don’t become more damaged or get damaged because they haven’t been kept cleaning. Try to make a note of everything that needs doing throughout the year, and then you can work on getting those things done every so often. It also ensures that you don’t miss out on anything.

Buy Quality

With anything you buy for the home, it’s an investment because you want it to see you through years and years of living. So buy quality furniture and home decor that will last, rather than going for something that’s affordable or was really cheap. The chances are that the quality won’t be as good and you’ll, therefore, have to pay out more to replace it. Be strict with yourself when it comes to buying homeware and only get things that are going to be high-quality.

Having a home that doesn’t take much effort to maintain is something we all want, and so if you follow these tips, you’ll find that this is the case for your home.

 

Author

Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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