Out With The Old, In With The New: How To Modernize Your Home

On April 14, 2018 by Lizzie Weakley

The trend is moving in the direction of more modern looking homes. You can spend a lot of money, and completely renovate it to fit with this emerging style. Another option is that you can update your home in a more selective manner. Selecting a few key pieces to change out can save you money and create the style that you want. Here are some tips to get you on your way to a more modern appearance in your home.

Change Out Cabinet Handles

Change Out Cabinet Handles
There’s no need to gut and redo your whole kitchen. Changing out the cabinet handles can change the appearance of your existing cabinets. Select pulls and handles that are in a more modern style. You can also replace your existing sink faucet to complete the look. Choose finishes that will complement the rest of your home so that your kitchen doesn’t stand out in a bad way.

Purchase New Furnishings

Purchase New Furnishings
Your furnishings can change the look and feel of your home. For most people, their home is essentially a blank slate. It’s the furnishings that can make it appear one way or another. Visit a modern showroom so that you can create the right look in your home. If you’re on a budget, choose a few classic pieces that will fit with any style so that you can change the look of your home in the future.

Update Your Light Fixtures

Update Your Light Fixtures
Light fixtures can set the tone in your home, and can quickly cause your home to appear dated. Changing out these light fixtures can bring your home into the current century. Older homes also tended to have a blatant lack of lighting. Adding more light fixtures can make your home appear more modern. It will also increase the brightness and livability of your home.

Repaint Your Rooms

Repaint Your Rooms
Clean and prep your walls before you decide to repaint them a new color. Select colors that are more in line with the modern theme. Another thing that sets a modern home apart is the accent pieces. Consider creating an accent wall with a bold color or even use wall paper to your advantage. You want to draw attention to your home through your use of style and décor.

It may be tempting to completely start over from scratch to create your modern home. This isn’t really necessary to complete your home’s transformation. You can make the modern home of your dreams just by changing a few items.

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