You all dream of having a modern home. However, sometimes, it just doesn’t seem right – or it doesn’t fit the budget at all. When you already have an existing home, it makes no sense at all for you to spend thousands of dollar just because you want your home to look different. But, the good news is that there are little tips and tricks on how you can modernize your home.
Clear Your Space Of Any Unnecessary Clutter
Any object that you haven’t been using for the past six months, any decorative piece that may now be broken and dirty, or anything that you consider as a sore to the eye is all considered clutter. The main characteristic of modern homes is that it is fuss-free; hence, if you are looking to go for a more modern look for your house, free your space of any clutter. If you can, clear tables and countertops and limit your wall decorations. Doing this costs no expense at all and the best part is that you can clean your home in the process!
Go For An Open Space
If you have the budget for a little construction work, one of the ways for you to modernize your home is to break down a wall. If your home currently does not have an open plan idea, try breaking down even just one barrier, so that you can have two areas in one. For example, modern houses usually have their living room, kitchen and dining area all in one space, without any partition. When you can break down a wall, you are giving your home a more modern and fresh look, by offering a more straightforward overall floor layout.
Throw Away (Or Open Up) Those Curtains
Modern house designs have big, open windows, that allow natural light to come in. If your home has an existing ceiling-to-floor window, but thick, dusty curtains overshadow and hide them, then now is the time to remove them. Modern homes have a lot of glass in them, and if you don’t have the dollars to spend on new glass, utilize the current windows that you have! Open them up, and let natural light come in your home.
Modern house designs usually have very neutral, if not dark walls. You can be sure that most modern homes are generally in whites, grays, cement-finish or neutral colors. If the homeowner wishes for a pop of color, this is usually kept to a minimum, often only with an accent wall. If your house has bright colors all over and you like to modernize it, if there is one change that you should make, it is the paint. Paint jobs usually aren’t costly as well, and sometimes, you can even do it yourself!
Simplify Your Roof
If your home hasn’t undergone a major renovation in the past years, now can be the right time to do it. To minimize your expenses, choose to focus on your roof. If you have quite an old home, your roof may be characteristic of those classic houses with pitched roof designs. Modern house designs are the complete opposite: the roof is kept to a minimum, and are also very flat. Making this one significant change into your home can immediately take it from vintage to modern.
Have Some Hidden Storage Space
In modern homes, you will not see any mess lying around. Neither will you see clear glass displays of plates, serving dishes, or any collectibles. Modern homes have hidden storage, or cabinets that are opaque: you cannot see what is inside. Doing this gives a clean, polished and smooth exterior. If you have clear glass cabinets or a lot of memorabilia on display, now is the time to hide them all up in cabinets or a storage area.
Of course, this is not to say that you should prevent yourself from displaying any personal items. You can do so. However, keep it to a minimum.