5 Ways to Make Your Old Home More Modern
Whether you want to make your recently built home fresh again or to modify your old house, these tips will do wonders. It should not cost you an arm and a leg to make your house feel new. Through changing lighting, finishes, and other decorating items, it is realizable to craft an elegantly modern appearance of your home.
Clean or Replace Worn Out Rugs and Carpets
Old and worn-out rugs and carpets are not only shaggy but also reduce the quality of air. If your house is carpeted throughout, replace the carpets with alluring new carpets. If they are still new but look messy, consider getting them cleaned by professionals, especially if you are working on a shoestring budget.
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Refurbish the Living Room
This is where you should do all the magic. Paint the walls gray, cream, tan, or light shade to make the room feel spacious. Also, add white molding around windows and the door for a rousing and glamourous look. Consider making your ceiling charming, by painting a new coat of white paint. Remove the old, outdated flooring and replace it with hardwood flooring or with a new woolen carpet. For a more palatial look, consider matching the carpet shade to that of the walls.
In addition, add new lighting and hang an oil-rubbed light fixture on a high ceiling to complete the updated look in finesse.
Update Outlets, Plates, and Light Switches
Replacing your light switches and outlets with a new cohesive one will add a significant difference in your décor. Hire an experienced electrician to change the thermostats, yellowed alarms, and smoke detectors to newly updated shapes.
Update the Ceiling Fans
Changing or adding ceiling fans will go a long way in giving your living room a charming look. There is a wide range of blade styles and finishes that you can choose from. Consider a customized fan that allows you to select your preferred lights and one that perfectly fits in your space. Besides, the best fan should be of high quality and energy-efficient to save on electricity bills.
Update your bathroom to give your home a new fresh appeal. Paint the walls with a neutral light shade to make it feel massive. Add a new granite countertop and large bathroom mirrors that blend with the vanity for an impeccable appearance. Buy a new toilet and add a vessel sink for a neat look to the decoration.
These are some of the tips you should consider when giving your old home a new fresh look. They are excellent when working on a tight budget.