Letting a home become dated not only takes away from the home’s overall visual appeal, but can also mean that you encounter maintenance problems such as: a leaking roof, mould and peeling paint. Home’s need a lot of attention and money invested into them to keep them liveable and if you’re going to spend your savings on doing up your home, you want to make sure you’re getting it right first time. Modernising things can improve quality of life, save you money on certain bills and increase the selling value of the home. So, let’s have a look at some tips to get you started…
Think about flooring
When we think of a fresh modern interior, we don’t think of tired and ugly carpet from the 1980’s. Instead, we’d recommend real wood, laminate or Luxury Vinyl Tiles as better options. Not only do these give the fresh modern appeal but are also a lot more durable and easier to maintain than carpet. If you really want to go all out, then solid or engineered wood are fantastic choices. Wood flooring is known for its luxurious premise and will give your home real extra character. Although wood flooring has been around for centuries, its popularity is as high as it’s ever been and will certainly give your home the ultra-modern look. Once more, wood flooring is very popular with buyers and circulates heat, therefore perfect for reducing your heating bills.
Focus on the kitchen
Often known as the heart of the home, a place for us to congregate after a long day, entertain our guests and prepare the Christmas lunch. We’d say that if you are going to do up one room, make it the kitchen! Adding marble countertops gives a sleek look and works well with pretty much all interior themes. Glass cabinets work very well, not only practical as you can see what’s in them but look very luxurious. An island counter always works well and is often associated with high end homes, as well as extra storage!
Natural light is always more desirable than artificial. Increasing natural light can be done by installing larger or more windows. Old windows can be letting the heat out or cold in and therefore increasing your heating bills by more than you’d think, therefore even if you do spend a lot installing modern windows they can often end up paying for themselves. If you don’t want to change the windows, repaint the frames and get them properly cleaned – this can often feel like you’ve got completely new windows.
Like anything, furniture makes a house a home. Although not cheap by any means, getting new furniture can give you the ultra-modern look you’ve been after. Doing all the renovations in the world will count for nothing unless you have furniture to match. You want to go for a sleek contrast, this will add character and keep things interesting.