The Lifespan Of A Home

Oct 23
home lifespan

It’s impossible for any house to last a lifetime. Your home is a structure that goes through daily ware-and-tear, but that’s what makes your house a home. As a homeowner, the best thing you can do to properly maintain the structure of your house and the furnishings, appliances, and accessories within it is to know how long you can expect each component to last. See which aspects of your home will stand up to the test of time as well as the items that require regular maintenance or updates.

  • Bedroom. In your bedroom, some things will need to be replaced after a few years and others could last a lifetime. Your curtains may only last up to 3 years, but the windows they frame can last between 20 and 30 years. Bedding should be replaced after 6 years due to normal wear and tear. Wooden furniture can last over 100 years when taken care of. If your bedroom features wooden frames and dressers, make them last a lifetime with regular polishings. With proper care, these pieces can be passed down from generation to generation.
  • Bathroom. Appliances in your bathroom have different lifespans. Fortunately, the more expensive items in a bathroom tend to last the longest. For example, a toilet will last about 20-30 years. A cast iron tub will last up to 50 years, while fiberglass ones should be replaced after 15. With proper maintenance, a showerhead can typically last a lifetime. It really depends on the kind of water you have in your area (hard or soft) and how often you clean the shower. To keep everything running properly, you should replace caulking along bath and shower fixtures after 5 to 10 years.
  • Living Room. A living room is a place where family and friends gather to entertain, which means it’s usually the hub for all of your home’s electronic devices. This technology is constantly being updated, leaving last years model obsolete in your living room. Televisions typically last about 11 years before they need to be replaced. Entertainment centers last about 10 years, depending on what material they are made of. Sofas are usually worn out after 10 to 15 years. If you have carpet in your living room, it will start to wear out in 25 years.

Regardless of where in your home, Missouri City house painters recommend that the paint on your walls be updated every 2-3 years. This allows you to keep your home design on-trend and always looking it’s best. While vinyl siding may last for a century, not everything in your home will! Make sure you know how old items in your house are and regularly perform maintenance checks and repairs to keep your house looking like new.

To get a better idea of how long your home will last, learn more about the life expectancy of different rooms in your home.

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