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Tips to Make Your Home Look Modern

26 April, 2017

It doesn`t cost tens of thousands of rupees to make a home look modern. There are simple, low-cost ways to make any home look posh and modern.

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You don’t have to commit to serious home modifications either, which can be very costly and sometimes problematic for the foundation of the house. Here are several things homeowners can do to improve the value and aesthetic appeal of a house:

Repaint the Exterior in a Bold Color

Repainting is one of the most popular ways to make your old home look new and appealing. Repainting the whole house can be costly and a bit unpractical when you have to live there. To make your home look fresh, try repainting just the exterior of the house. Don’t choose the common white or cream colors. Go for a bold color that makes your home stand out. If you are going to sell the home soon, prospective buyers will be instantly attracted to the unusual colors. Make sure you choose weatherproof paint for a long-lasting finish.

Replace Windows

In many countries, like Canada, window replacement is seen as a way to drastically improve the look of a house. For example Calgary windows replacement can make dark and dreary rooms look much more livable. Some homes don’t need much modification, except for letting in the light. Sunlight can make rooms look beautiful and also lower energy costs. If your house has small windows, consider replacing them with Grande Prairie windows. You can enlarge existing windows as well. Making rooms better lit is a great way to improve the livability of your home.

Include More Storage

What exactly is making your living room look unappealing? It’s probably the clutter. Modern homes do not utilize space efficiently to improve storage area. With more storage, there will be enough space to keep all those toys, newspapers and other junk littering your home. So, think seriously about investing in more storage. You can buy furniture that serves a dual purpose including offering more storage space. Try using old cupboards you may have in the house. You can also try installing new shelves, which doesn’t cost much.

Create an Outdoor Dining Area

If your home is rather boring, you can make it much more interesting with an outdoor dining area. It’s great for the sunny days, and also for inviting guests over for evening gatherings. The key to creating a really good outdoor dining area is the location. Choose a spacious and shady place, like under a tree, where multiple people can sit without being interrupted by anything. Buy chairs and tables for the dining area, or use ones you may already own. That’s all you need to do.

You can also try replacing decades old light fixtures with gorgeous modern ones. Installing outdoor lights is also a good way to make your home look nice. If there are rooms with really old flooring, consider whether it’s worth it to replace as well. Or you can try any one of the above suggestions to make your home look as if it were just built yesterday.

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