Fashion is not equal to functionality and convenience. Alas, sometimes it becomes obvious too late. For example, when stylish metal fronts suddenly oxidize and become stained, and dried flowers in vases turn into dust collectors. Novate.ru will tell you about 8 popular trends and the other side of the coin.
1. Cabinets without fittings do not open the first time
Facades without fittings look futuristic, laconic and are equipped with a push-to-open mechanism. You need to press the door and the system will push it out at a distance of 5-10 cm. And then you will have to manually pull out the cabinet. A trifle, but it is much more convenient to open the boxes the first time, and not to do additional manipulations. In addition, because of this, fingerprints remain on furniture, especially glossy ones, which have to be constantly wiped off.
2. It will not be possible to install a gas stove on a thin countertop
Thin kitchen countertops look impressive, but they turned out to be impractical in everyday life. For example, if you want to install a gas hob in the work area, pay attention to the thickness and characteristics of the material. The table top should be no thinner than 35 mm, otherwise nothing will come of it. Also review the installation requirements for any other products you wish to place on the surface.
3. Dried flowers crumble and collect a lot of dust
The boxes of dried flowers look very nice. They immediately transform the room and add coziness. Another plus - you do not need to care for dried flowers, which cannot be said about living or indoor plants. However, the trend has its drawbacks. Every day, the composition will gradually crumble. And on the dried flowers themselves, a lot of dust accumulates, which is difficult to remove.
4. Because of the glass partition in the bathroom, it is inconvenient to use the mixer
The glass partition between the shower / bath and the sink looks great. True, only in photographs. In reality, the glass will be constantly splattered: either from the side of the bathing area, or from the side of the washbasin. To keep it clean and aesthetically pleasing, you will need to wash the partition after each use. Such a divider usually either does not open at all, or only inside the bath. Accordingly, in order to thoroughly wash the bathroom or collect water in a large container, you will have to remove the glass.
5. Dust gets into the cabinets through the louvered doors
Rack doors are becoming more and more popular. Usually they are installed in dressing rooms or on large wardrobes so that clothes "breathe". In fact, a lot of dust gets into the room through the shutter doors. To prevent this from happening, choose products where the slats are located only on the facade, and the doors are solid inside. So you will definitely protect your clothes from unwanted dust.
6. The larger the plant, the easier it is to knock it over
If you have babies or pets at home, think carefully before placing large potted plants on the floor. Young explorers and playful animals can flip or even break a flower. And in addition to this, you will also have to collect land throughout the house.
7. Metal facades are difficult to maintain
Doors made of brass, stainless steel and copper look amazing, but you won't get around problems with them. Metal facades require careful maintenance. It is important that they do not get water, and the room has a low percentage of humidity. Otherwise, the material will begin to rust, oxidize and change its structure. You understand that the appearance of the headset will be damaged. For cleaning, select only specialized products without aggressive components so that the metal does not become stained.
8. On hanging sconces near the bed, you can fill a bump
Light fixtures on either side of the bed seem like a convenient option. The lighting is literally one touch on and you don't have to go far. But in the dark, you run the risk of running into a sconce, hitting the ceiling and damaging yourself or the device itself. If you do not want to give up this idea, place the sconces away from the bed and closer to the wall at the head of the bed.
We also recommend reading about natural stone or artificial: the pros and cons of materials for kitchen countertops.