Letting our homes become outdated is easily done, modernising takes time and is expensive. Not only does it not look great, but you can also encounter maintenance problems such a leaking roof, old wiring and mould. These are both boring and the last thing we want to spend our money on, so don’t let it get to that point! Let’s have a look at some places to start to modernise your home…
Flooring is always a good place to start, as it’s disruptive to change and you tend to work the rest of your décor around it. Don’t go for the ugly carpet or outdated, instead go for high gloss laminate flooring, vinyl click flooring, solid wood or epoxy flooring. All of these options will really make your home look ultra-modern as well as benefitting from the modern technology. Wood flooring is known for its luxurious aesthetic and vinyl and laminate have fantastic maintenance properties. Although wood flooring is thought of as a classical choice, it’s a very popular modern choice.
Focus on the kitchen
For most of us, the kitchen is the heart of our home. It’s where we congregate after a long day, entertain our guests and cook all our meals. So, we’d say if you’re going to do up one room, make it the kitchen! Marble counter tops look very modern and sleek and even glass cabinets. An island counter always works wonders and remind you of high-end homes – plus extra storage!
Natural light is always preferable and can lighten up your home and make it appear more modern. Old windows can also be letting heat out and therefore ranking your heating bills up. Therefore, installing modern windows will not only make your interior look better, but also reduce your heating bills! If you’re not in the mood to replace them, then giving them a good old paint will always improve the look of things!
Furniture is always a bit element to any room of course, therefore it’s important to get it right! Although not cheap, this is an obvious way to improve your home. Doing all the renovations in the world will count for nothing unless you have the furniture to match. Go for a contrast too; if you have plain floors and walls then you can get away with patterned furniture and vise versa. This adds character and keeps things nice and interesting.