Mark Wright bans shoes at new mansion – and guests have to ‘wash feet’ to protect carpets
Mark Wright has revealed the lengths he will go to in order to protect his newly refurbished dream home – including banning shoes from being worn indoors.
The former TOWIE star turned football pundit has spent over a year working on the £1.3 million country home he shares with wife Michelle Keegan.
Updating fans on social media, so far viewers at home have seen everything from brand new lighting to a complete driveway overhaul, but it was following the installation of brand new carpets that Mark revealed a very important house rule – no shoes or socks indoors, and guests must wash their feet before entering.
The rule has been introduced so that Mark and Michelle can maintain their pristine white carpets, a move which the star explained in a recent post.
Filming a short video in which a tradesman could be seen laying the carpet, Mark said: "This is when it feels like a proper home."
Firstly an underlay was applied, before the carpet was laid out on top and secured in place.
Following the stunning reveal, he continued, ”The colour is revealed… and this is why if you come to this house you will never be wearing shoes, or socks, you'll be washing your feet.
"Basically pure white with a little hint of cream, and the best thing about this, this is eco-friendly, recycled from the ocean. Absolutely beautiful, over the moon.”
While the practice of removing footwear to enter a home is common place in various countries and cultures around the world, the extra step of requiring guests to wash their feet before entering isn’t typically heard of in the UK.
Generally the removing of shoes is seen as a sign of respect, but also carries with it some added benefits of helping to keep a home clean and free from dirt and bacteria – something Mark will want to do as he hopes to keep his new pale coloured carpet immaculate for as long as possible.
Aside from new carpets, the couple have poured hours of work and thousands of pounds into transforming their home into the house of their dreams, with conservative estimates now valuing the high-tech mansion as worth more than double what they originally paid for it, with the stunning mansion now believed to be worth over £3.5 million
Featuring floor to ceiling windows, a customised home gym, stunning views and around four to five acres of gardens to play with, the property has plenty of potential to expand and improve until the couple finally achieve all of their house dreams.
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