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trendy home features that are secretly a pain


1. Vessel sinks

The raised bowl means more cleaning how on earth does gunk end up UNDER the bowl? and if the faucet is slightly too powerful, water droplets go flying in every direction.

2. Claw-foot tubs

Vintage tubs look fantastic, but they often have a non-porous surface that requires careful cleaning. On top of that, the high sides can also be a hazard when stepping out of the bath. If you add on a shower, you’ll need to buy multiple shower curtains to keep the water where it should be.

3. Open shelving

While we love looking at neatly arranged dishware on an open shelf, the reality can be a bit frustrating. Namely, all the dust and grease that end up on those carefully-arranged plates, bowls, mugs and glassware.

4. Art or mirrors in the kitchen

Just like beautiful dishware on an open shelf, art – or mirrors – in the kitchen seem to attract all the dust and grease in their vicinity.

5. Chalkboard walls

Though it seemed like a fun idea at the time, many are surprised to know that once they paint a wall with chalkboard paint, they’re kind of stuck with it. The thick paint is very, very difficult to paint over. And let’s be honest: chalk never writes as cleanly on the wall as it would on a proper chalkboard and just creates a dusty, messy look.

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