Like all places, estate owners in Sonoma County invest a lot of money in the best décor items to transform their properties. Unfortunately, what worked for décor in the past might not necessarily work now or in the future. This is because décor trends change continually according to new inventions and consumer tastes.
Some of the decor items in your estate might no longer work in today’s world. By keeping them, you will end up with an outdated space that paints you as unimaginative. Other than keeping up with décor trends, you might need an estate cleanout when downsizing, after a divorce, or following the death of a loved one.
Irrespective of your reasons, here are the outdated décor items you should throw out in an estate cleanout.
At some point, wall-to-wall carpeting was a luxurious décor element. Nowadays, most people are leaning towards hardwood floors with small carpets in a few accent areas. Though carpeting absorbs sound while adding some cushioning for your feet, having it throughout your home is impractical and makes it hard to clean your home thoroughly. This predisposes your family and guests to flare-ups of allergic reactions because of the dust that gathers. Ditch wall-to-wall carpets for the hygienic and beautiful hardwood floors accented with small rugs in designated spaces.
Honey-oak cabinets were staples of kitchen and bathrooms in the 80s-90s. The golden-toned cabinets exuded some elegance and luxury in most homes. Nowadays, these have been replaced with white cabinets that make rooms look spotless and reflect light to create an illusion of space, even in small houses. Conservative property owners settle for gray bathroom and kitchen cabinets. Though you can repaint your existing cabinets, replacing them altogether is the ideal choice. Modern cabinet materials are of better quality than those in the past, so they will last longer than the traditional oak cabinets.
The last decade saw an explosion of the modern farmhouse trend. With it came typography signs with rustic script signs displaying messages like bless this house, live laugh love, gather, family, and welcome to our home. Though cute, the mass-produced signs were incredibly basic and featured cookie-cutter designs that made all homes look similar. If you still have these signs in your estate, ditch them for some of the unique artwork sold at most stores in Sonoma. There are also online stores selling good and reasonably priced artwork. Alternatively, you can personalize your house with art you have painted or things your kids have made as home decor.
Faux distressed furniture
In the past few years, homeowners who wanted a vintage look but could not afford vintage furniture could get it in faux distressed furniture. With this, furniture experts would use chalk paint and weathered finishes to make your piece look somewhat aged. Nonetheless, the faux distressed furniture look is now ending because it looks cheap and has been overdone. If you have this furniture in your space, it should be among the things you throw out during an estate cleanout. Swap it for an authentic vintage piece. Though it will cost you, vintage furniture has a unique way of introducing elegance and warmth into your space, making it worth its price.
The 70s and 80s were heydays for the waterbeds. Anyone who wanted a luxurious bedroom invested in a waterbed. Though these beds are still comfortable, they are quite heavy and difficult to move. Moreover, they need electricity for their thermostat regulation, which will not work with the many people now intent on energy efficiency. Some property owners also prohibit waterbeds on their properties because of their risk of leaks that can extensively damage floors. Throw out your wishy-washy waterbed for a good memory foam mattress for a good stress-free night’s rest.
If you have a large bulky TV cabinet for your television and its related equipment, you are stuck in the past. As TVs got bigger and more sophisticated, their related equipment got smaller or sometimes obsolete. Today, TVs are best mounted on walls. This saves your space and is also the best option for the large TVs in most homes. If you are a fan of the clutter-free interior design that is taking over modern interior design, getting rid of the bulky TV stand will be one of your best decisions.
It is not just your CD rack that is a dinosaur but the entire CD storage system. People now have small portable devices for storing virtually anything, and there are several streaming platforms for entertainment. There is no need of cluttering your entertainment or living room with CD storage racks that paint you as someone stuck in the past. Get rid of CD racks and the discs altogether to exude a modern look to your space.
If you have a grandfather clock, or any other clock, in your house, these are outdated decor items nowadays. There are clocks on almost all devices nowadays, including cellphones, microwaves, ovens, and computers. You thus do not need to dedicate a space on your walls or floors for a clock. Few people will use it after all. Throw out your clocks for décor items that reflect modern trends and technological advancement.
Now that you know what to let go of for a modern and clutter-free space, you might be torn on how to get rid of items you do not need. This is where junk king Sonoma will help. This junk removal company offers professional estate cleanout services in Sonoma and its surroundings at reasonable rates. It employs the most patient, respectful and punctual staff to help you get rid of the above items, among others that no longer work for your décor. Depending on the state of the items, the company can donate the items, dump them in a landfill or recycle them. Contact junk king today to get rid of all items that no longer suit your décor and needs.