Household essentials life spans isn’t something most people consider when they buy the home or renovating. Property owners¬†may find this information of use. The life spans of fixtures in home verse furniture may also surprise you. Everyone lives differently and most certainly treat things the same way so heavy users are on the lower part of the spectrum and mindful users on the higher end.

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Summary of Household Essential Life Spans

 

Bedroom

  • Windows: 20 – 30 years
  • Light bulbs: 42 – 83 days
  • Hair dryer: 8 -14 years
  • Mattress: 8 – 15 years
  • Wood floors: 20 – 30 years
  • Doors (vinyl & screen): 20 -40 years
  • Paint (interior): 7 -10 years

 

Bathroom

  • Shower head: lifetime
  • Grouting: 5 years
  • Taps: 15 years
  • Bath: 25 – 50 years
  • Cabinets: 20 -50 years
  • Toilet seat (porcelain): 50 years
  • Toilet bowl: 50 years
  • Sink: 15 – 50 years
  • Window (wooden) centuries
  • Linoleum floors: 20- 25 years

 

Kitchen

  • Counter top (wood): 100 years
  • Dishwasher 9 – 16 years
  • Garbage disposal: 10 –15 years
  • Microwave: 5 – 10 years
  • Fridge: 10 – 18 years
  • Freezer: 12 – 20 years
  • Oven (gas): 15 – 23 years
  • Boiler: 10 – 25+ years
  • Vinyl floors: 30 -50 years
  • Tumble dryer: 11 – 18 years
  • Washing machine: 8 – 16 years
  • Kettle: 2 – 3 years

 

Living Room

  • Radiators: 5 – 30 years
  • Sofa: 10 – 15 years
  • LED bulb: 2 – 3 years
  • TV: 11 years
  • Air conditioning: 15 – 20 years
  • Smoke detector: 10 years
  • Carpet: 10 – 15 years

 

Outdoors

  • Driveway (asphalt): 20 – 30 years
  • Deck (wood): 20 years
  • Patio: 20 – 50 years
  • Paint (exterior): 5 – 7 years
  • Door (french): 30 – 50 years
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