Easy Ways To Make A Home Look Modern

Perhaps you’re moving into a new property that hasn’t been decorated in 50 years. Or maybe you just want to bring your own place firmly into 2016. Either way, replacing certain items in the home with alternative items that do the same job can make a huge difference.

 

Replace carpets with hardwood floors

While carpets are lovely and soft, they can sometimes add years to a home. This article will help you pinpoint when it is time to replace your carpets. Smells, permanent stains and if the carpet is more than ten years old are all strong signs. Hardwood floors can be more expensive, but they will also add more value to the home. Furthermore, wood is more sustainable and natural. Buy your floors from companies that meet the Sustainable Forest Initiatives (SFI’s) sustainability standards. Also, don’t think that wood floors have to mean cold floors. Underfloor heating is becoming more and more versatile and affordable. If you need a bit more convincing, a group of experts have weighed up the pros and cons of carpet and wooden floors here.

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Replace curtains with blinds

Blinds and curtains sometimes get forgotten in the home. However, the are capable of changing the look of an entire room. You should be looking for ones that are made from a good quality material and that can be made-to-measure. Indeed, making sure they actually fit the windows they are covering should be a priority. Poorly fitted curtains and blinds can look messy and ruin the look of the whole room. To make a room look smart and minimalist, just install blinds.

Give some thought to the colours you choose too. Unless you want them to be the focal point of the room, it is wise to choose neural colours. This also means that if you do decide to redecorate at any point in the future, you won’t need to invest in new curtains or blinds.

Also, don’t think white or cream curtains have to mean a permanently light room. Some have a black layer on the back to block the sun and light.

Replace wooden kitchen cupboards with glass or stainless steel

Not only do glass or stainless steel kitchen cupboards give your kitchen a modern feel, but they also look kind of futuristic! If you do decide to go with stainless steel, however, this will show up fingerprints more often. Clean with antibacterial spray and a lint-free cloth once a week to keep them smudge free and sparkling.

If you pick glass cabinets, one way to make them look even better is by installing lights inside the cupboards. You can make it so these lights turn on and off whenever you open and close the cupboard. Or, the lights can stay on while you’re in the kitchen or have guests over.

Frosted glass in a sensible option if things can start to get messy in your cupboards. However, you could use clear glass for cupboards that you know will stay tidy, like the cupboard for glasses or mugs.

As for everything else, this part is over to you. Walk around the house or property and try and see it with fresh eyes. Imagine you are visiting for the very first time. Is there anything that stands out in a bad way? If so, consider ways to replace it to make your home look like a modern wonderland.

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

 

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