Each of us tries to make our home not only cozy, but also comfortable. Currently, many commercials and sites on the internet, billboards, in movies, and on TV series supply us with numerous ideas on how to design our abode. Unfortunately, some modern ideas turn out to be useless from a practical point of view and you might feel regretful about the wasted time and money after having implemented them into your life.
We at Enlighten try to protect our readers from making hasty decisions during the renovation of their home and that’s why are going to show you some useless trendy things.
Stone sink with flat bottom
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Indeed, this type of sink looks nice and trendy, but it has a significant disadvantage that people learn about after a little while. It’s quite hard to keep it clean due to the flat bottom, the water doesn’t drain completely and a small amount of it stays, which results in the appearance of unsightly looking build-up. Moreover, cleaning out the leftovers of soapy foam from sink corners is not always easy. This means you’ll have to choose between beauty and practicality.
Carpets in the entranceway
Oftentimes, we see soft carpeting on the floor in entranceways in the movies or on TV shows. It always looks clean. But not all countries have extremely clean streets and if there is some dirt left on your shoe soles, having carpets in corridors is not the best decision indeed. Moreover, if there are pets at home who sometimes go for a walk, a large number of dangerous bacteria carried on their paws can settle in the pile of the carpet. Therefore, this floorcovering only looks beautiful on the big screen and doesn’t seem to require careful maintenance, but in reality, it has to be cleaned every week or 2. It’s a pity people learn about this only once they have already started to use it.
Light seams between tiles in the bathroom
A light bathroom always looks beautiful in photos especially when the floor is white. However, due to the constant humidity and hard water, the seams between the tiles begin to darken, as plaque and mold are formed. As a result, the bathroom loses its attractive look over time. Try using a darker grout instead to keep your bathroom looking fresh for a longer period of time.
Glass table in the kitchen
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A glass table looks stylish as it lets the light through. But at the same time, things like fingerprints, dust, and streaks can be visible on its surface as well. It’s unlikely that you’ll be able to nicely wipe this kind of tabletop with a normal rag. You’ll have to use special cleaning agents and microfiber wipes or lay a tablecloth over it — though, in this case, the idea of buying a glass table becomes meaningless.
Space above your kitchen cabinets
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The empty space over our kitchen cabinets is, in fact, unused. That’s why making those cabinets tall enough to reach the ceiling is a better idea. Then, not only will you be able to visually enlarge the height of the ceiling, but you’ll also save yourself the hassle of cleaning hard-to-reach places. Still, keep in mind that it’s important to leave a bit of space between the opening of the cabinet doors and the recessed lighting.
We all know the phrase “There’s no such thing as too much storage.” Following this rule, we end up planning numerous shelves where we are going to neatly place all the necessary stuff. At first glance it might be convenient and beautiful — you can see everything and it fits the overall design. But when the time for the next cleaning comes, these shelves turn into a headache due to the enormous amount of dust accumulated on them.
Hot tub with hydromassage
It’s hard to imagine a person who has never dreamt about a home jacuzzi. It can help you relax and eliminate stress while lying in warm water after a hard day at work. Some people even design their bathrooms around these tubs, which by the way cost quite a lot of money. But over time, it turns out that the systems in the tub require special care. The more protruding parts of the hydromassage elements there are on the snow-white surface of the bath, the more plaque and fungus will accumulate there.
Silk bed linens
We are used to thinking that bed linens from natural silk are a sign of luxury and exquisite taste. We bet you’ve even thought about buying a set like this at least once in your life. Movies and series show us that wealthy people opt for silk when it comes to their beds. But this choice is impractical because silk bed linens crease and stay cold to the touch. And their main drawback is that they’re extremely slippery.
Beds with a wide base
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping which is why things like our bed should be chosen extremely carefully and responsibly. Recently, partially thanks to advertising, people have started to opt for podium-style beds because this furniture looks unusual and stylish. However, practice shows that it’s extremely inconvenient to lie on and get up from.
Closets with big mirrors
Closets with big mirror doors are a pretty popular interior solution that helps to visually widen the borders of the room. However, this visual trick has its disadvantages as well — the traces from hands and dust will be very visible on this big surface. Even cleaning it several times a week won’t help get rid of this issue. Moreover, mirrored doors are pretty costly.
Black glossy stone countertop
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“Stylish, trendy, and rich” are the first words that come to mind when we see a black stone countertop. That’s why more and more people opt for it. However, after a little while it becomes clear that this choice was actually wrong because every drop of water that gets on its surface and dries leaves streaks and stains. It also means you’ll have to constantly wash and wipe the area around the sink.
Which interior solutions that you’ve used turned out to be impractical?