Whether you decide to do it yourself or you hire a home improvement company to do the work, finding ways to make your home more modern and spacious can revitalize your living space and give that tired interior design a whole new lease on life.
So, if your home feels a bit old and outdated and you want to bring it into the 21stcentury, here are some different ways you can modernize it:
Open Up Your Floor Plan
There’s nothing like creating more open space to give your home that modern feel. No one wants to live in a home that feels cluttered and constricting and too many homeowners fail to realize that nothing ages the interior like stuffing with its bulky furniture, large size furnishings, and lots of unnecessary ataxia.
To go with a more modern aesthetic, get rid of your large, bulky furnishings and give your home emptier space. A wide-open floor plan will give you more room to breathe and allowing your family room and dining room to share the same open space can give the appearance of size, even in smaller homes.
Paint Your Furnishings
If there are some pieces that you simply cannot part with, consider giving them a new look with a neutral color, something warmer and light. This will help that furnishing become less noticeable and give the appearance of more open space in the room. But when you paint, consider the décor of the room, you don’t want to clash with the color scheme. That will attract the eye to the furnishing in question instead of allowing it to vanish.
Put Up Some Mirrors
As long as we’re trying to create more open space without actually knocking out a wall or physically creating additional space, another great way to give the illusion of size is by installing mirrors in the room. These are ideal for reflecting light from your windows and creating a larger living space in the process.
Mirrors give the appearance of additional room which can really open up your living area and provide a much more modern aesthetic in a home that might feel somewhat old-fashioned.
Turn to Your Cabinets
One of the easiest ways and most inexpensive yet highly effective home improvement tips to consider is switching out all of the handles and pulls on your cabinet doors and drawers. This goes for every set of cabinets in the home, which typically means the kitchen and the bathroom.
Your cabinetry hardware can get dirty and worn out fast, the longer you let them stay in that condition, the less modern your home will look or feel. Cleaning them is always an option but if your hardware has an outdated aesthetic it’s definitely time to replace everything.
You’ll know whether or not your hardware is outdated by comparing it to the options that you can find at your local home improvement store. There you’ll find a wide array of options as to shape and a multitude of choices for finish, such as brushed nickel, stainless steel, bronze, and so on.