Modernizing a house is certainly an expensive and time-consuming project, but it can feel very worthy at the end of it. If you’re looking to modernize your home, then here are a few of our tips and suggestions for you.
Start With the Small Things
Modernizing a house is not going to come cheap to you¾we are sure you know this already. This is especially true if you have plans for knocking down walls or replacing the floor tiles to achieve this modernization for your house. But it need not necessarily be your starting point. Instead, consider starting with things like your light fixtures. Choose things like modern pendant lights for your kitchens and outdoor spaces. Motion detector lights are one of our personal favourites; as it’s useful, practical, and adds a modern touch to your home in an instance. Apart from this, you should also consider installing modern wall power sockets to complement your light fixtures and make your life easier in general.
Modernize the Areas Your Guests Will Notice First
Another great tip for when you are modernizing your home with a budget is to focus on the areas your guests will notice immediately as they arrive at your home. Here, we are talking about the garden, the front porch, and the living room area. Modern garden swings are a lovely addition to your home to make it instantly look modernized. In our opinion, Scandinavian style furniture works rather beautifully to make your living and porch areas look beautiful and sleek¾naturally modern. If this is not available in your locality, you can easily find Scandinavian furniture online.
Modernize the Common Areas
Common spaces are another great place to start your modernization. These are the areas your entire family will be using; so you could all feel the effects of the modernization. We suggest you start with the common bathrooms and the kitchen. Simply changing the shower heads, installing new bathroom fixtures and changing out the shower curtains could do that for you. Apart from that, you should also consider giving a look at your water pressure, better pressure will make your bathroom experience all the better! As for this kitchen, you can start by changing out the light fixtures like we mentioned above. Then move to updating your appliances; as they play a large part here. Once you’re done with that, you should consider saving up…to perhaps swap out that kitchen table for a new and modern breakfast bar.
Don’t Forget the Colours on Your Walls
Colours, in general, can make your home look sleek and modern. For the most amount of impact, consider modernizing your wall colours. We suggest you keep the colour scheme simple; but that you use modern contrasting colours. Black and slate grey exterior walls are certainly gaining their popularity; especially when combined with wooden furniture. But if you still love having that all-white-home, you can definitely stick to it. Just add in a pop of colour through your decorations to give it that sleek modern twist. We especially like to use contrasting colours for throw pillows to achieve this modern twist in all white homes.