We’re in the midst of spring and for many homeowners, that means tedious spring cleaning. If you’ve never been much a fan of cleaning, the good news is that investing in your own custom home allows you to cram in as many cleaning-friendly features as possible. The right home design can make cleaning a breeze so let’s take a look at some ways your custom home can be optimized for cleanliness.
Floors are the first thing to get dirty in a home. Stained concrete with a protective seal is a fantastic option for easy sweeping or mopping but it’s also just about impervious to any spills. Laminate vinyl tile has a similar easiness about it that lets you sweep and mop whatever comes your way. Hardwood has similar benefits, but unlike the above alternatives, it’s much more difficult to ignore stains. Lastly, carpet tiles are a great option if you really want carpet—each section can be removed and replaced or washed more thoroughly.
Installing a central vacuum system can make getting the house clean easy. You won’t have to worry about bending over and fiddling with dust pans, as you can move from room to room and vacuum wherever you need to. Sweep inlets make this easier as well.
The Right Walls
Selecting the right quality of paint and finish is essential, especially in high-traffic areas where you may experience regular dings. If you have children in the home, always keep some extra paint on-hand, as you may need to fix up some problem areas from time to time. High-quality paint isn’t all just about brand names: they really are easier to clean and last longer.
Taking advantage of every possible nook and cranny can lead to a wealth of storage, meaning your home is less likely to be cluttered. Think about how storage can be wisely placed, too. If you have a game room that children use, consider installing a bench with storage for all of their toys.
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