Do you live in a traditional house but you want to add some modernity to it? Contrary to what most people think, making a house sleek is not a difficult task. You may want to change it totally or change a few features. No matter what you want to achieve, you should start with the aspects that matter most.
By the time you are through with the project, the house should have the kinds of features that were not associated with traditional houses. Here are a few tips to help you get started with the project.
1. Get Modern Doors
Replacing traditional paneled doors with sleeker designs should be the first thing to do. You should also work on the hinges to make it more modern. If you talk to any builder, you will find out that there are lots of modern doors that can change the way your house looks.
You can also customize them to make them more unique. For example, a local sheet metal service can custom fabricate modern doors and windows for you.
2. Work on the Lighting
One of the easiest ways to know that a house is dated is by looking at the lighting systems. If you are still using old bulbs and tubes for lighting, you need to do something about it. You can visit a nearby store and buy stylish chandeliers or any other similar options.
You should also go for a good color combination in order to create a good theme in the house. Sometimes, you might have to change the ceiling too when installing lights because you cannot buy stylish ones and install them on popcorn ceilings.
3. Go High-Tech
You can make your house high-tech in many ways. Try installing more charging stations or using the latest music systems. With technology, the number of things you can do is endless. You will also notice that there are new home technologies hitting the markets all the time.
Therefore, if it has been long since you last bought a television, you may want to visit the stores for a newer one. You can also intensify the use of technology in your house by connecting all your gadgets so that they work using the same system. People are answering the door without opening it and using many other advanced technologies.
4. Get a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable smart thermostat gives you more control of the heating system. You can set it to only heat when you need it. Because of that, it helps you to reduce your energy consumption and save money.
Another good thing about it is that it is more powerful meaning that you will take a shorter duration to achieve the desired temperatures. Considering its size, it is a good addition to the house since it does not take up too much space.
5. Paint the House
If you are looking for an instant way to give a facelift to your house, you should think about painting it. All you need to do is to follow the latest trends in painting, and the house will be modern again.
The best bit about painting is that you can play around with the colors to come up with unique results. For example, you may want to highlight some parts with bright colors while others have a darker shade.
Other ways to make a house more modern and sleek include changing carpets, renovating the bathrooms, and changing the kitchen designs. You may also want to hire the best contractors to be sure of the perfect facelift to the house no matter how old it is.
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