Some pieces of furniture are nicer in theory than in reality. While certain types of décor may be luxurious and coveted from the perspective of an "in" aesthetic or fashion, that doesn't necessarily make them user-friendly, comfortable, or easy to move.
Here's a look at five impractical items to avoid a remodel.
California King Mattresses
Someone under six and a half feet tall really has no practical use for a California king. While the dimensions of a standard king bed are more than enough space for some, individuals over six and a half feet tall still find their legs dangling over the edge.
For this purpose, California kings were designed to be 84 inches tall. For someone under six and a half feet, lugging a California king mattress upstairs and trying to bend its towering build around corners is simply unnecessary.
Showering in a clawfoot is never a simple matter. For starters, the water's steaming temperatures make the curtain that circumvents the tub pull inwards and stick to wet legs.
If that inconvenience isn't sufficient to deem clawfoots impractical, the general lack of storage space leaves nowhere to keep shower essentials. Not to mention, the floor beneath the tub becomes virtually inaccessible, and therefore impossible to clean.
In recent years, D.I.Y. furniture projects that utilize shipping pallets as foundations or building blocks have grown increasingly popular. This fad backfired relatively quickly, though; the kiln-dried wood they're normally made of is often prone to splintering and cracking.
Additionally, pallets may creak and squeal more and more often over time when used as seats.
Does this one really need any explanation? On top of the fact that a waterbed offers the body virtually no support, the ever-present risk of leaks or strange odors becomes more likely with usage over time.
Finding sheets to fit a waterbed can also prove to be quite a difficult task. Their weight and bulkiness makes them a chore to even attempt moving, and a simple position readjustment when sleeping can ripple the entire mattress and disturb or wake a partner on the other side of the bed
The consensus towards china cabinets is that they've become dated and out-of-style. So few people, after all, actually use china nowadays, and even fewer own any. That being the case, there's very little use for china cabinets anymore.
Ultimately, these cabinets take up entirely too much space and are rarely (if ever) used for storing china. Use the space instead to hang some artwork or install a new TV.