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How To | November, 21 2014

Seven Ways to Modernize Your Home

Sprucing up your home with modern updates does not have to be an expensive renovation project. In fact, adding a bit of modernity to your home can be done with simple techniques that will make a world of difference within your walls.

Here are seven easy ways to modernize the look and feel of your home:

Wireless Internet

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One of the easiest ways to update your home is with wireless internet. Having a wireless router allows you to stream TV from any area in the home, work from any area in the home, and use the internet from any area in the home. Not only does it add convenience to your lifestyle, but it also significantly modernizes your home. Check out frontier coverage and other wireless companies to find the best fit for your home and lifestyle.

 

Flooring

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While carpet in the bedrooms is practical and comfortable, carpeting throughout the entire house—including the bathrooms, kitchen, and entryway—has long since been out of style. Replace carpeting in open areas with hardwood floor, tile, brick, or stone. If you’re lucky, you may already have hardwood flooring underneath your existing carpet.

 

Paint

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Just as trends go in and out of style, so do paint colors. Most bold color choices and color palettes have about a three-year window of style. Instead, choose a timeless color. Certain classic colors like blue, cream, beige, and even white will always be in style, as they are neutrals. If you want to make a statement, use accents like pillows, curtains, and decor.

 

Cabinetry

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Light wood or oak cabinetry is a bit outdated. While it is not always economical to replace the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, you can update the cabinets with a bit of paint or stain. Dark wood, shabby chic, white wood, and paint are all modern approaches to cabinetry. Taking the time to paint or stain your existing cabinets to a richer color will dramatically update your home. To finish it off, add new, sleek cabinetry knobs and handles.

Lighting

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Outdated chandeliers or ceiling fixtures often look dirty and well worn. By replacing old light fixtures with modern ones, your home will feel chic and updated. Look to replace your old fixtures with pendant lighting, recessed lighting, or new ceiling fixtures.

 

Window Treatments

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Switch out old, broken blinds for new white or wood shutters. Plastic blinds often tend to look dirty, as they usually yellow with time. Shutter blinds, which are usually made out of wood, are both sturdier and more visually attractive. Likewise, when it comes to curtains, stick with curtains that have grommets and avoid using any kind of valance.

 

Furniture

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Currently, one of the hottest trends is the mixing and matching of furniture. It gives the home a fresh appearance that is visually appealing. Don’t be shy about mixing a dark mocha couch with a navy accent chair, or mixing a shabby chic coffee table with an iron rod end table.

Integrate these tips into your house and you will have a sleek, modern home.

 

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  • Linda Marie Spencer

    This article is great, guy from Design Build Ideas! It will be super helpful for sure. Thanks!

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