A house is a structure that we use for protection, shelter and to store our valuables. It isn’t until we transform and personalize it that a house really becomes a ‘home’.
Styles and trends change constantly, but things like new windows, kitchen updates and basement remodelling can always be utilized to keep your home looking contemporary and beautiful. Here are eight ways you can modernize your home:
You want a kitchen that is bright, uncluttered, open and functional. This can easily be obtained by doing a few simple things: Keep all unnecessary items off the counters and floor. Paint cabinets white and switch out your hardware for black, brass or stainless-steel options.
Like your kitchen, a modern bathroom should be simplistic in its beauty. Geometric shapes (squares generally) should be utilized. White is a popular colour for bathrooms. Add a natural stone backsplash to add a little bit of colour and try to keep decorations to a bare minimum.
If you’re looking for a new way to spruce up the outside of your home, consider replacing your siding with a modern stone façade. Stone will add a mixture of rustic and modern appearance to your home. If you have a brick exterior and want to change it up, consider painting it charcoal or white.
Update Your Décor
Whether it be your furniture, art décor or textiles like pillows and blankets, make your space modern by refreshing these simple items. Greys and whites are the go to these days. This is a quick and easy way to stay keep your design relevant.
Be as Efficient as Possible
To go with your new windows, make sure your appliances, thermostat and light bulbs are all energy-efficient. Allow your home to work with you to save energy and money in the long run.
Basements are a huge part of our homes, but sadly, they are sometimes left alone as laundry areas or for storage. Make the most of the space by assessing your family’s needs. Do you need a games room or a bar? Maybe a movie theatre or a man/woman cave is the answer. Whatever you do, make sure it is comfortable, cozy and useful.
Create a space that is more than simply a place to sleep. Choose luxurious drapery to go with your new windows. You can also add some patterns to your walls, put a beautiful art piece above your headboard, switch up your bedding, use mirrors to add depth and declutter your space to give new life to your bedroom.
Having updated windows is important for a few reasons. Not only do they look great, but they help you save money on your hydro bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Make sure to have them all done at once for a symmetrical appearance. Also, consider adding colour to the frames – perhaps a colour that matches your front door, or works well with the colour of your home’s exterior.