Whether your house is starting to old and worn or you’ve just born a property which feels a little “lived in” and uninspiring, the thought of completely overhauling the look of somewhere and turning it into a home is daunting and overwhelming. It can be almost impossible to know where to begin.
Of course, it shouldn’t feel quite so scary because this is your project. Nobody’s handing you a rule book; you can do as little or as much as you want to give your home a new lease of life and give it that fresh, modern look you’ve always dreamed about. If you’ve still no idea where to start, however, I’ll give you some advice on the baby steps you can take to start making a huge impact on the appearance of your soon-to-be modern abode.
Start with the exterior.
The best place to begin if you have no idea how to renovate a home to even a minimal extent is to start from the furthest reaches of your property. Think about the process of approaching your home after a long day at work, school or even an evening out with friends and family. The first thing you see, obviously, is the exterior of your property, and this is what makes the biggest impact on you.
If you want to feel as if your home is modern, then you have to make it look modern from the outset. A fresh lick of paint on your front door or even spending a little money on new windows could do the trick. You’ll be investing in aesthetically-pleasing things which save you money in the long run, as double-glazed panes will trap more warmth in your home and cut down your energy bills each month. Your home will be modern in appearance and energy efficiency.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home look nicer or even to completely transform a single room from a dull and outdated lair into a modern and fresh-faced palace. Still, if you’re saving money elsewhere through DIY methods around the house, you’ll have more money freed up to spend a few minor luxuries to serve as focal points for a room. You could consider some LED Tape lighting to create a colourful ambience within your kitchen and bathroom or perhaps some sleek new appliances for your kitchen. You don’t need luxuries to make a home mordern, as minimalism is key, but a few minor accessories can make a major difference to the appearance of a room.
Make the garden your “outdoor room”.
That boring and unkempt backyard might be the thing which is pulling down the overall aesthetic of your home, even if you keep your indoor rooms very clean and tidy. Perhaps all you need to do is view your garden as an extension of your home and transform it into a cozy chill-out space. Putting a few chairs with comfy cushions and maybe some rugs onto a patio or paved area (which can be built very easily if you don’t have one already) could be enough to liven up your outdoor area.