How To Tell It's Time To Replace These Household Items

Most things in your home will have a lifespan. But it’s not always easy to know what that is. When it comes to appliances, the rule tends to be that once they have stopped doing their job properly and no replacement parts or tinkering can help it’s time to replace them.

However, with many other items around the home, people aren’t as sure about when they should be updated. Without this information, you could be replacing your belongings before you really need to, or, on the other end of the scale, holding on to items a lot longer than you should.

Here is some helpful advice on how to tell when it’s time to replace these common household items.

1

Carpets

Carpets tend to be a big expense to replace. However, if you want your home to look it’s best, or you want to increase the appeal of your home for sale, then they should be replaced when it is time to do so. How do you know when that is? Here are some signs your carpet is in need of updating:

  • If it smells and there is no long-term way to get rid of these odours.
  • If it’s worn through, has rips, tears and loose threading.
  • If it has many permanent stains.
  • It has visible signs of wear e.g. sagging, rips, tears, stains or other damage.
  • You wake up feeling stiff and sore, especially in the back and neck.
  • Your sleep is suffering because you cannot get comfortable in your bed.
  • You have a far better night’s sleep when you stay somewhere else like a friend’s house or a hotel.
  • They don’t open and close properly.
  • They are letting air or moisture into your home.
  • They are rotting, cracked or falling apart.

The experts recommend carpets should be replaced every ten years. So, all this information should help you determine if it’s time to change yours.

Radiators

Over time, central heating radiators accumulate sediment inside which stops them from being as efficient at heating your rooms. A technique called “flushing” will often remove this buildup. However, when you are having to flush your radiators on a regular basis, costing you money and time, it would be worth your while to have them replaced with brand new models.

2

Mattresses

Your mattress is another tricky item to know when to replace. Here are the main indications that you need to replace your mattress:

Additionally, the general advice is that you change your mattress around the seven-year mark. You can learn more at Izonebed.com/ about new types of mattress.

5

Windows

If your windows are fifteen years old or older, you should check them for the following signs that suggest they need replacement:

We hope you have found this information helpful for looking after home and its contents. If you are in any doubt about the condition of any part of your home, remember there are professionals out there who can give you an expert opinion. (And a lot of them will give you a free consultation.)

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

 

3 charming small apartment designs from...

3 charming small apartment designs from Curly Studio

Modest, but contemporary and convenient, these 3 charming apartment designs...

25 charming 3D apartment plans

25 charming 3D apartment plans

Contemporary, beautiful and convenient, these 25 charming 3D apartment plans...

Loft 44 - an imposing Brazilian...

Loft 44 - an imposing Brazilian apartment design

Designed as an airy and open space, Loft 44 welcomes...

Youthful Polish apartment design by Plasterlina

Youthful Polish apartment design by Plasterlina

Contemporary, fresh and convenient, this colorful Polish apartment absolutely suits...

Stylish apartment designs for youngsters

Stylish apartment designs for youngsters

It is believed that youngsters always like things which are...

Banner Architecture

Banner Interior

Facebook BTwitter BGoogle Plus BPinterest BRSS B

Most popular

Google’s extraordinary office design in Israel

Google’s extraordinary office design in Israel

Google often has their own ways to show the creativity and difference. This amazing office design may be one...

Interior Designs

Cool bathroom design by Laufen offering kids exciting moments

Cool bathroom design by Laufen offering kids exciting moments

Cool, interesting and colorful, this lovely kid bathroom design by Laufen can immediately interest any kid in nurseries, kindergartens and...

Royal Dental – A sumptuous dental office in Romania

Royal Dental – A sumptuous dental office in Romania

Located in the prosperous Bucharest - the capital municipality, cultural, industrial, and financial centre ofRomania, this glamorous dental office attracts...

Submit

Facebook

About us

Interiordesignlovers.com is a website that brings you the latest and greatest news, ideas, articles and features in architecture, interior design and furniture.

Interiordesignlovers is not a retailer. We sell nothing from this website. Moreover, Interiordesignlovers desires to receive every post from architects and design lovers.

Get Updates (it’s free)

Enter your name and your email address here to receive the latest information, new articles and notices from us.

Submit a design

We are interested in interior design , architecture, furniture and lighting, but it can be anything, as long as it's about home.

Email to info[@]interiordesignlovers.com with the following info:

  • A brief description 200 words or more
  • A link to a website is always good
  • Email as many large photos as you have