When buying and furnishing a home, nothing is meant to last forever. Even pricier investments need maintenance from normal wear and tear. That’s why Home Decor, Home Improvement decided to compile the average lifespan of common household appliances to help you plan for repairs down the road. While materials, construction, amount of use and regular upkeep play a role in the longevity of a product, this  guide (Click on the graphic above) is a great way to convince Grandma that it’s time to replace that 40 year old mattress. Also, not a fan of that loud doorbell? You should probably replace it now—it’s not dying anytime soon.  If you scroll all the way down on the above list, you’ll see some interesting “Did You Know?” facts like who knew that homeowners should expect to spend 1% of a home’s value annually on home repairs???  And after you read the facts, don’t forget to call OWN THIS HOME TEAM for ALL of your real estate needs!