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Ways to Modernize Your Home's Interior

We all want a home that feels like us — a space that reflects our personalities. One way to do that is to modernize the house’s interior to keep up with the times and changes that happen to us. In this article, we’ll talk about ways to modernize and spruce up your home. Read on!

Update Furniture and Appliances

Older homes have older furniture pieces, and updating these fixtures can make a huge difference in terms of modernizing a house. You now have endless options when it comes to styles, finishes, textures, and designs. Picking the right combination of these will help you quickly refresh your house’s look. While you’re at it, consider getting new appliances. While some of these pieces — ovens, refrigerators, washers, dryers, and others — can be expensive, many models come in a range of price tags that you can pay in installments. This might mean you’ll update your appliance over a period of time, but the end result will not only modernize your home’s look; it will also add a lot more functionality to it.

Refresh Your Walls and Flooring

Faded paint and old, peeling wallpapers can truly make your home look ancient. This can be fixed easily by cleaning the walls, removing any leftover wallpapers, and repainting it with a vibrant new coat of paint. Of course, you need to be smart when picking the right colors. You can also add an accent wall to add a pop of color and visual interest in your house. Meanwhile, installing new floors can take a while and cost more, but getting rid of old carpets is highly beneficial for any house. Replace them with a beautiful hardwood, laminate, or tile — you’ll see a jaw-dropping difference. If you already have hardwood, refinish them to update their look. If you plan to move and sell the house in the future, a well-maintained floor will also be a great selling point.

Add New Lighting

A poorly lit room looks dark and cramped, not to mention old. Meanwhile, adding new lights to your space can turn that same space into something more welcoming and cozy. You can brighten up your house in many ways, such as buying modern chandeliers and making them a focal point of your room. You can also invest in table lamps, string lights, and other lighting fixtures. Strategically place them near dark corners to avoid dark shadows — this is a neat trick for making your room come to life. Updating your lighting fixtures may require the help of professional electricians, but if you’re already handy with electrical appliances, replacing your old lights will be easy.

Get new countertops

New countertops can also do wonders for your home. If you have tile countertops, it might be time to get rid of them — they look dated and easily crack. Instead, try using the following materials:
  • Granite
  • Engineered stone
  • Quartz
  • Marble
  • Richlite
  • Stainless steel
  • Soapstone
  • Wood
Note that this upgrade can get pricey, so consider carefully whether you want to upgrade your countertops first or your cabinetry. If you have older cabinets, consider upgrading them first before your countertops.

Create an Open Space

Most homeowners these days want an open floor plan where the kitchen, living room, and dining room share a vast open space. To create an open space, you don’t necessarily have to tear down walls. Instead, get rid of bulkier furnishings or move them around the room to see what arrangement provides the most open space. Painting some of them a color that’s monochromatic to the color of your walls can also make them “disappear” into the room. Add mirrors to give the illusion of a more open and airier space.