Owning a beautiful home doesn’t mean you have to spend countless hours cleaning and maintaining it. In fact, these simple designs and organizational tips can keep your home looking great with little to no effort. In addition to protecting your investment with an Ann Arbor Home Insurance policy, consider these tips for low-maintenance both indoors and out.

Washable paint.

Use this modern paint to easily wipe away dirt and grime from your walls and trim. Especially if you have kids and pets in your household, this is a great way to keep your walls looking fresh.


If you’re looking to revamp your kitchen, focus on the countertops. Not only can your countertops serve as the “wow factor” in your kitchen, but they also serve as a prep and cleaning space. Look for seamless counters (think marble, concrete or granite) as opposed to tile and Formica, as they often come in one slab and do not have grout lines or seams to scrub clean.

Bathroom considerations.

There have been some major changes in the design of bathroom fixtures that make them a breeze to take care of. Wall-mounted toilets and motion sensitive faucets are two of the most popular innovations. You can mop right underneath the toilet and the new faucets keep dirty or soapy hands off, explains American Financial Resources. Grout-free shower materials are also favored in today’s modern homes, as well.

Get rid of the siding.

Wood siding dates a home quicker than anything else, and it’s difficult to maintain. If you are in the market for a remodel, opt for brick or stone exteriors. This will give you curb appeal and it requires no effort to maintain.

Roofing materials.

Metal roofs are a modern and sleek look to revamp any home. However, if you prefer the traditional shingled look, consider updating your home to pretreated shingles to prevent algae and mold build up over the years. Ensure your roofing materials come with a  lifetime warranty, as well.

About Thayer Innes and Freeman Bunting Insurance Agencies

At Thayer-Innes Insurance Agency and Freeman Bunting Insurance Agency, we strive to provide comprehensive insurance solutions to support Ann Arbor homeowners. Our homeowners’ policies can be tailored to meet your specific risk exposures and provides much more coverage than a traditional policy, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. For more information about our products, contact us today at (855) 395-6316.