Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Why Walk-in Wardrobe Counters Should Have Splashbacks


Splashbacks are usually installed in the kitchen and bathroom. So, why would you consider having one in your walk-in wardrobe? Clothes can't spill, but any liquid-like cosmetics, nail polish, perfume, hair gel and so on could. No matter how careful you try to be, accidents can still happen and send droplets onto the nearby wall. A splashback can save your wardrobe from an unintended mess.

Cosmetics Can Spill and Splatter

The idea of having a splashback in a wardrobe can be a bit weird until you remember just how much you have in there that could spill. You'll have flat countertop areas where you can store things like cosmetics and perfume, and if one of those were to spill and splatter the wall, you'd have a difficult time trying to scrape it off the plasterboard. With a splashback, though, you'd have a much easier time cleaning up the mess. Even better is the fact that the splashback won't absorb any liquid the way plasterboard might, thus reducing the risk of mildew forming after the spill.

Mirrored Splashbacks Can Play a Dual Role

If you install a mirrored splashback, that could serve as an actual mirror, too. That saves you some room on the countertop you're using as a makeup station as you don't have to add a separate mirror. Adding a full mirrored splashback to a longer section of wall would give you an extra mirror in which to check out outfits before getting dressed. Just ensure the lights in the wardrobe are positioned so that they don't shine right into the mirror and create glare. A good light fixture cover is also necessary.

Splashbacks Can Be Decorative, Too

When you plan your walk-in wardrobe, you're going to end up with areas of bare wall that may not be completely obscured by hanging clothing. The areas just above the countertops are prime examples. Rather than having a countertop surface end abruptly at the wall, a short splashback can make the area look more complete. A full splashback that runs the entire length of the open wall can be decorative, too, if you get one made in a certain colour or pattern. You could use wallpaper, of course, but that's harder to clean if you spill something that splatters onto the wall.

Splashbacks help make spills and splatters much easier to clean up, whether the splashback is behind a cosmetics drawer in a walk-in wardrobe, behind a stove or behind a kitchen sink. If you think you want to add a splashback, start looking now because the range of patterns, materials and colours is extensive. Reach out to a local service, such as Johnson Home Improvements, to learn more.


28 December 2022