Not many of us want to spend ages cleaning the house. When it comes to home design there are lots of ways to get around this, and when you do it right you can dramatically reduce the amount of time that you spend cleaning the home – here are some good ideas to get you started…

Flooring that can be easily cleaned will take a lot of time and hassle out of housework, so consider something like this laminate wood flooring www.irwintiles.ie/wooden-flooring/engineered-wood-flooring that looks great and is hard wearing and easy to clean, rather than carpets. Flooring that is like this is much easier to remove spillages from.

Sofas and chairs are an expensive item, so you want them to last. Having furniture that is easier to clean will keep them looking good for longer meaning that you get more life out of them.  Materials like leather are much better for cleaning as they can be wiped down, rather than fabrics which can be much harder to clean spillages from.

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Grouting in the bathroom and kitchen can often look dirty quickly. A good way to get around this problem is by going for a darker grouting. This can work well with light tiles for contrast or if you are using darker tiles find a grout that matches their colour.

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Good storage helps you to keep a home clutter free. The key to storage is to make the most of it where you can such as seating with storage built in and under bed storage.