When you purchase an automatic vacuum cleaner, bring it home, and have it clean your floors, you might feel like you are living in the future. Having a robot servant to do your vacuuming for you certainly frees up some of your time for other activities. As the proud owner of a robot vacuum, you should make sure that your new helper enjoys good working conditions. Here are some interior design tips to help you make sure your automatic vacuum can do its job effectively and keep your floors clean.
Stick With Ranch Houses Or Single Level Apartments
Ideally, you want to be able to turn on your vacuum before you leave for work and return to perfectly clean floors. Robot vacuums can do some amazing things but they cannot climb stairs (at least not yet). A house or apartment with a single level floor plan is best because then your Roomba or other device will be able to clean the entire area. If your home does have stairs, you will need to move the machine when it is finished cleaning one area. Of course, this is still easier than doing all the vacuuming yourself.
The Right Flooring Is Key
It is important to select the right flooring for your home’s interior. Automatic vacuum cleaners work best when they clean hardwood floors or carpets with short, dense fibers. Some owners report that their units are somewhat louder when cleaning wooden floors. Therefore, if quietness is a priority, you might want to choose carpet. Sometimes, robotic vacuums can get stuck on rugs, so you should forgo using them or remove them from the floor whenever you have your vacuum clean.
Consider Minimalist Or Modern Decor
Minimalist or modern decor is perfect for the owner of an automatic vacuum. Not only will your robot vacuum cleaner feel right at home, but a clutter-free decor scheme will make it easier for your automatic vacuum to get your home’s floor as clean as possible. Include fun, futuristic decor items to match modern furniture pieces. Instead of using floor lamps, which will get in your vacuum’s way, consider metal wall sconces.
Choosing Furniture For A Home With A Robot Vacuum
When you select furniture, look for pieces that are elevated a few inches off the ground. You want there to be enough clearance for your vacuum to be able to fit underneath and clean. Otherwise, you will occasionally need to use a traditional vacuum with attachments to clean the dust bunnies that accumulate beneath the furniture.
Keep Cords And Clutter To A Minimum
Although robot vacuum cleaners are able to navigate many obstacles, they can become entangled in cords. If this happens, your vacuum will stop working, and will beep plaintively until you come and fix the problem. Avoid the problem by keeping power cords off the floor whenever possible. Additionally, some small objects can lodge in your vacuum’s inner workings and cause problems, so make sure that you scan your home for rubber bands, socks, and paper clips before you let your automatic vacuum cleaner get to work.