Top Home Design Trends for 2020
Home design is something that is always shifting, growing, and changing. Whether looking to build a new home or update your existing property with a home renovation, you want to ensure you are keeping your home up to date and with the latest styles and designs. Home design trends vary depending on style and influences from around the world, and we wanted to take a look at some of the home design trends that you can expect to see more of in 2020.
The kitchen has long been recognised as the heart of the home, but in 2020 we can expect to see versatile kitchens which incorporate cooking, entertaining, and family space as well. When you have the opportunity to design a new kitchen you can make design changes based on what you need.
Things to consider for your versatile kitchen include:
Do you help your children with homework while you and the family are preparing dinner? If so, a study desk near the kitchen would fit your family!
- Where do you unpack your groceries? Do you need more bench space next to the fridge, or is an island bench the best option for you?
- Do you iron clothes while the kids are watching TV in the living room? An ironing board that extends out from the kitchen bench makes the most of your space while giving you a functional addition to your kitchen.
- Using cupboards and drawers to conceal kitchen appliances and other functional elements of your kitchen.
The trend for industrial styling is not a new one, but the 2020 take on industrial styling is going to break new ground, with the use of raw brick, natual materials, stone, tiling, and accents giving your home a touch of industrial chic without making you feel like you’re in a warehouse. The key with industrial styling for 2020 is to use raw materials and juxtapose them alongside built features. The outcome is a certain grittiness, combined with minimalism and functional liveability. Incorporate industrial styling in your home and:
Use exposed brick walls in a renovation to your advantage
- Opt for polished concrete in your home for effortless industrial-chic
- Leave light cables exposed and working with metal for that ‘unfinished’ look
- Channel modern chic by combining your industrial design with softer materials and luxury fabrics.
If you’re considering industrial styling for your home, speak to our team of building experts who can advise you on how to achieve industrial chic with ease.
If you’re like many (ok, most) other people in Australia you are the proud owner of a smartphone. You probably use it to book accommodation, make reservations at a restaurant, and maybe even call people from time to time.
Along with the rise of smartphones, we are starting to see smart home technology like Alexa and Google Home which is set to revolutionise the way we live and use technology in our homes. As part of this, home builders are using smart home technology to bring homes in line with the new age of the Internet of Things! New homes and energy efficient home designs in 2020 can expect to see:
- Smart appliances which can be controlled with smart phones or devices, or even automated entirely.
- Automated home pre-sets to make everyday tasks easier, such as movie night, which will dim lights, close curtains, set temperature, bring up streaming, and even set the popcorn maker to ready!
- Smart fridges and appliances which can read items and populate a grocery list, even ordering items for you when required.
The future of smart homes is only set to grow as technology develops and expands to the point of automation, so it makes sense to keep up with the times. Smart home technology will also make homes more energy efficient with precise temperature control, which means that energy efficient home designs are only set to improve.
You’ve heard of feature walls, well 2020 is the year of the feature floor! Whether opting for a colourful and exciting pattern on your tiles, painting floorboards, or choosing polished concrete, you can breathe new life into your existing home with a feature floor. Or, if building from scratch make sure to add a splash of personality with a feature floor to incorporate your personality into your home. Improve your home’s design and appeal with a feature floor incorporating:
- Painted timber flooring for a splash of colour
- Tiles and timber blended together for a unique and fresh aesthetic
- Exposed natural surfaces sanded and smoothed for industrial chic
The options are endless when it comes to revamping your floors, and you are only limited by your imagination.
Looking for a quote on a new home build or a home extension? Speak to the expert team at Turul Building Services to find out more about building or expanding on your home in 2020.Read More
Knock Down Rebuild vs Renovation
Whether you have a bought the worst house on the best street or are living in a home that you know has seen better days, the time may be looming for you to start making the decision between knock down rebuild vs renovation. At Turul Building Services we work with clients every day who are facing the same decision, which is why we wanted to provide this helpful resource to give you some guidance.
Turul Building Services can help with knock down rebuilds and home renovations; just ask us and we will quote for you. Our experienced team have worked with homeowners across Brisbane on their renovations and rebuilds (view our gallery of recent renovations here!) and we can provide helpful advice and information to suit your home.
Knock down rebuild vs renovation
When asking the question of knock down rebuild vs renovation, you are faced with two separate scenarios:
- A knock down rebuild is where the existing home is demolished (after any valuable pieces of construction, fixtures, fittings, appliances, or anything else of value is removed) and a new home built in its place.
- A renovation takes place where the existing home is retained, but minor or significant renovations are performed to give the home a new lease on life.
Growing families are often the ones looking to go through a renovation, or new owners; while a knock down rebuild might be undertaken by anyone looking to improve the home they have purchased. The choice of a knock down rebuild vs renovation falls entirely on you, the homeowner, but there are a range of variables which may impact your decision making process.
What influences the decision to knock down rebuild vs renovation?
One of the biggest considerations facing anyone looking to improve their home is price. Choosing to undertake work on your home is to choose to spend money, and the decision is not one undertaken lightly. There is, of course, the benefit of an increase in the value of your home when you renovate or perform any improvements on your property – but these benefits may not be realised until a home is sold, which may be in a short period of time – or may not be for many decades!
Top factors to consider when looking to renovate or knock down and rebuild:
- Consider what type of home you are looking to achieve as an end result. If you are looking for a significantly different floorplan, a major change in the building materials used for your home, or are hoping for an eco-friendly design in place of a pre-war home, then it may be in your best interests – both financially and generally – to knock down and rebuild. A renovation would be lengthy and costly.
- If your changes are moderate and you are happy to live in the home while you are undergoing the building works (or can rent in a convenient location nearby) then a renovation might be just what you need.
It can be helpful to speak to a builder like us, because we have seen both options performed with equal amounts of success and can advise you on what may work better for your home.
Is it cheaper to knock down and rebuild or renovate?
The answer to ‘is it cheaper to knock down and rebuild or renovate’ depends on the scale and complexity of the work to be completed. In many cases you may be surprised to learn that knocking a home down and building a new home in its place can be the cheaper option if there are substantial works to be done. However, in many cases it’s worth retaining the charm of the original home and improving it, especially if the home has period features that add value.
Is it cheaper to knock down and rebuild or renovate? Ultimately, it’s worth sitting down and crunching the numbers and then speaking to a builder who can give you a solid idea of exactly what you should do next.
Our team is always happy to speak to homeowners who are looking to update, renovate, or rebuild. Why not take a look at some of our testimonials from other happy Turul customers, and then call us today and speak to our friendly builders who can help you determine which option will be best for you: knock down rebuild vs renovation.Read More
Renovating. It’s all around us; shows like The Block explore the journeys of couples and friends from across Australia tasked with renovating and redesigning crumbling homes into spectacular showpieces. With such inspiration available on our screens, coupled with Australia’s insatiable appetite for property investment, it’s little wonder that so many of us look to buy the worst house on the best street and do a number on it. The question is though, at what point do I need a professional builder to renovate; if at all? Do you need a professional builder to renovate your home, or can you do a DIY renovation all on your own?
This blog aims to look at some of the finer points of home renovations and explore the jobs where you probably do a DIY renovation versus getting in the professionals.
DIY Renovation vs Hiring a Professional
When it comes to doing a renovation in your home you have a range of options as to the type and style of renovation. You can do a simple renovation which steers clear of any functional renovations, and just do work like repainting, replacing curtains or blinds, and updating fixtures and fittings. A simple renovation like this can work wonders if you are looking to sell and want to put your best foot forward. You probably won’t need a professional to do work like this, unless you are time poor and really don’t have the capacity or the skill to do the work on your own.
If you are looking to undertake a more structural renovation like remodelling a kitchen or bathroom or adding on a deck, it’s often better (and cheaper in the long run) to hire a builder to get the work done. After they have done the bits that need a professional, you can step in and finish of the work like painting and finishing.
Our top tips:
- Tiling is often a job best left to the professionals simply due to the fiddly nature of the work and the requirement for precision.
- If you are working with electrics you absolutely must hire a professional; the risk for danger and electrocution is simply too great to try and save a buck by doing it yourself!
DIY Home Renovation vs Hiring Home Renovation Builders
If you are thinking of undertaking an entire home renovation and are looking to get it done in a specific time frame, it may again be worthwhile considering using a professional home renovation builder. Something we have learned over many years of working with families and homeowners is that remodelling or renovating will often take longer than you expect, especially when you are doing the DIY home renovation yourself.
Our top tips:
- Working with a professional means that you have someone to hold accountable for the job, and you can rely on the builders to manage your expectations and let you know how long things will take.
- If you are doing a smaller home renovation and looking to undertake the DIY home renovation yourself you need to make a detailed plan about how you are going to proceed and what order tasks need to be completed in.
DIY Bathroom Renovation vs Using Bathroom Renovation Builders
The bathroom is a key room in your home. If you are looking to perform a bathroom renovation and are not a builder, it does not mean that a DIY bathroom renovation is beyond your capacity – it merely means that things may take some time, and some trial and error, to reach completion. A bathroom renovation will require some plumbing work if you are putting in a new tub or shower, and may require tiling work too. These are tasks which require a high level of skill – and if done incorrectly can result in leaks or worse.
Our top tips:
- Do the painting yourself, and choose the towel rails and tiles – but leave the plumbing and tiling work to the professionals.
- A bathroom leak can cause severe issues in your home and it’s best to err on the side of caution. If you are looking to save money you can do as much of the DIY bathroom renovation as you can on your own, and then get a plumber in for the critical work.
DIY Kitchen Renovation vs Contracting Kitchen Renovation Builders
As with the bathroom, the kitchen is an integral part of your home. There are plenty of tasks that you can do on your own for a DIY kitchen renovation, such as replacing or repainting kitchen cupboard and updating surfaces. You might even try your hand at replacing a splash back. However, if you are looking to get a new cooker or install an island bench, these tasks may require the help of a professional.
Our top tips:
- As with all other building tasks it’s important to consider your safety and the quality of the work first, and let your decisions stem from there.
- If you save a thousand dollars today by doing a DIY kitchen renovation but end up spending three times that when something breaks or malfunctions, you would rather you had just got a professional in!
DIY reroof vs hiring re roofers
The roof of your home is one area where we strongly recommend getting in a professional team to do the work. While it might be tempting to tackle a DIY reroof on your own and save some money, the risks are considerable and it’s not worth the hassle (in most cases) of doing it yourself. If you are doing a small area, such as a ground floor patio roof, you may be able to tackle the DIY reroof task on your own. But you will need sufficient scaffolding and equipment to perform the task safely.
Our top tips:
- Roofing requires considerable skill and a large range of equipment and tools to perform the job safely.
- You should always hire a professional reroofer to get the job done rather than risk your safety.
If you’ve been wondering ‘do I need a professional builder to renovate?’ and are considering some home renovations but are worried about the cost, why not call us? You may be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices at which we provide top quality home renovation works.Read More
How to Add Value to Your Property – Part IV: How Much to Invest in Home Renovation
Welcome to part four, and thanks for sticking with us as we explored some of the ways in which you could add value to your home with a renovation. We have taken a look at some of the budget options for adding value for prospective buyers and visited on some of the bigger-ticket investments that you can make when looking to increase the overall worth of your home. The ultimate focus throughout this series has been on how to add value – so no matter whether you are investing $1,000 or $10,000 you want to know that the total investment results in a profit. This final part in the series is focused on looking at how to add value to your property and knowing how much to invest in home renovation overall.
How much should you invest when it comes to a home renovation?
The total amount that you are going to spend will depend largely on your budget, of course, but there are also some guidelines in place which you can follow as loosely or rigidly as you like for guidance.
The 5 – 10% rule
There is a general rule in the renovations game that when working out your total spend you should not spend more than 10% of the total value of your property. What this means is that if you have a $450,000 house you should not be spending more than $45,000 on your renovation in total. By sticking to this figure you are making sure that you do not over-capitalise on your overall investment. However, while this is a guide you can follow there are a range of other factors which are worth keeping in mind.
What type of renovation are you doing?
The total amount you spend on your renovations will depend on the type of renovation you are planning on doing. If you are doing a simple floor renovation where you replace the surfaces then you won’t want to be spending 10% of the value of your home, of course. However, if you are adding extra bedrooms, redoing the kitchen and adding an extension then it may be worth spending more than the 10% range because of the added value! Keep in mind that cosmetic upgrades are quicker and cheaper than structural renovations and can often add more value for your money if funds are limited, but structural upgrades can add serious value if you have the money to invest.
How long are you planning on keeping your home?
A renovation that is performed as a labour of love can benefit from a larger cash investment because it’s ultimately bringing you quality of life. If you are building your dream home it’s worth spending more money on your home because your family will benefit from the improvements for years to come. But if you are renovating primarily to add value you want to focus on your bottom line. Think about how to add the largest amount of value with your financial investment and let your decision-making be guided by the costs of renovation.
You need to be guided by your own budget and don’t let things creep up and blow your budget entirely – you need to be concise and work with an experienced builder who will provide you with an accurate and complete quote from the start.
Remember why you are renovating
The ultimate goal of your renovation is to increase the value of your property so that you can sell it for (hopefully substantially) more than what you paid for it. If you are still on the fence about what to spend, think about where you are at in the property selling process.
Has your property been on the market for a while with little interest? It might be worth looking at what has sold recently in the area, and making some improvements to bring your property in line with that standard.
However, if your home is relatively new and doesn’t need much in the way of improvement it can be worth speaking to a builder and finding out what their thoughts are on how you can enhance the value of your home.
We hope you have enjoyed this four-part series on how to add value to your home with renovations. Turul Builders are here to provide quotes and advice on home renovations to homeowners across Brisbane. And remember, while it might be tempting to do some DIY renovations you might save some money – or it might end up costing you more if you need help fixing up your work!
We would love to help you secure a higher price on your home at auction or sale with a renovation, so call us today on 0438 782 244 for a quote.Read More
As we discussed in the last blog there are so many ways for you to add value to your home, and if you are not looking to overcapitalise on your investment it’s best to focus on functional renovations like the kitchen or the bathroom, there is a lot you can achieve without plunging into the most expensive home renovations. However, in some cases, you may have a little more than just a baseline amount to spend on your home renovation in which case you might wondering about how to add the largest amount of value possible to your home. This segment of the series is focused on how to add value to your property with some of the more ‘big ticket’ home renovation items – while still reaping a tidy profit at the end of the day.
Turul Home Renovation Builders are here to ensure that no matter what type of renovation you do, the end result is one that you are delighted with.
Which Home Improvements Add the Most Value
The last blog focused on how to add value with improvements such as bathroom and kitchen renovations, without plunging into the most expensive home renovations. But there is a whole range of other improvements that you can perform on your home to raise the value by appealing to a certain type of buyer.
You have likely seen a range of adverts for technology such as Google Home and Alexa. These technologies are types of home automation which allow you to do things like control smart light globes or change the music on your in-home speaker system. But when it comes to home automation you can install smart lights, automatic windows and blinds, smart heating and cooling and much more.
We can work with you to completely customise your home and make every technology available to you at the push of a button. Want to cool down baby’s room half an hour before you get home? You can do this from your smartphone at the push of a button. Want to set up the home theatre for movie night? Dim the lights, close the curtains, set the popcorn machine going and cue up a classic – all with a single pre-set. Home automation allows you to make life easier at home and means that you can add value to your home for buyers looking for a technologically enhanced way of living.
Re-roofing your home
When people think of home renovations thoughts usually turn to things like interior fixes – but have you thought about re-roofing your home? Many homes can benefit from a reroofing service, and if your roof is over 25 years of age you may wish to think about including a reroof as part of your renovations. Plus, if you are thinking about getting a home extension as part of your renovations you should consider reroofing as part of your overall revamp – the new extension will need a roof and if you’re looking to upgrade it can be cost-effective to do the whole roof at once.
If you are someone who works from home, have you considered investing in a home renovation specifically tailored at a home office? When you have a specific area of your home that is used exclusively for work you can claim a tax benefit from the ATO at tax time. Plus, you can benefit from being productive in your very own home office space. We provide commercial office fitouts so you can be sure of our expertise in creating a home office space that will really shine in your family dwelling.
When you renovate the flooring in your home you have the capacity to elevate your home to new heights. Flooring doesn’t have to be boring – and while carpet can be a nice touch for rooms that you use for special occasions, we find that hard-wearing timber and tiles can be a great option for everyday use rooms. Rugs are also a wonderful way to add warmth to your home.
Which Renovations Add the Most Value?
Ultimately, the renovations that are going to add the most value to your home will depend a lot on the area you live in and your buyer demand. You also want to look at how long you are hoping to live in your home before you sell it. If you’re looking to add value and then sell pretty soon after, you should be focusing on functional rather than the most expensive home renovations. Flooring and re-roofing are a great choice for quick value add that can really make a house shine at auction or in a sale. This is because prospective buyers can see the value and will know that they do not have to re-roof for many years to come. Home automation, on the other hand, is only going to increase in demand, and we will see more buyers looking for these special touches for unique homes.
Read on to find out more about adding value to your home in part four (the final instalment) of this series!Read More
In our last piece, we discussed how to add value to your property with a cosmetic renovation. We spoke about the importance of not overcapitalising on your investment, and working within your budget to install buyer-friendly features that homeowners will place a premium on. The second article in this four-part series focuses on how to add value to your home on a budget. After all, while renovations would be easy if you had unlimited funds the reality is that many homeowners are looking to renovate with a fairly tight cash allowance.
With this in mind, it is a key focus of this article to look at areas of the home that can reap the biggest financial reward in terms of a renovation. So we will be looking at the kitchen, bathroom, and laundry renovations as a particular focus.
Having a smaller budget doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on quality though; quite the opposite! With our handy tips, you can perform a high-quality renovation and still have some money left over after you’re done. So, read on to find out about cheap renovations to increase home value.
And don’t forget – if you don’t have the capacity, time, or skills to wield the hammer and do a home renovation on your own, speak to Turul – the home renovation experts – about your project. We love seeing our customers surprised with the reasonable costs and high quality of renovations we can perform on a tight budget. Continue reading to learn how to how to add value to your home on a budget.
Kitchen Reno on a Budget
The kitchen is undisputed the heart of the home. A kitchen renovation, especially in older homes, will often be the first port of call in a reno, and with good reason! Older kitchens can have insufficient kitchen storage space and may have issues with old wiring and small design. Kitchen renovations give you the opportunity to open up space and make room for a designer kitchen that home-buyers will love.
- Kitchen renovations on a budget will need to be executed carefully to ensure that you get the biggest bang for your buck.
- Think about critical features (things like ovens, sinks, dishwashers and pantry space) and work out the best layout for your new kitchen.
- Consult with kitchen renovation builders to find out about the costs for a kitchen makeover.
Don’t be afraid to be very direct with your budget limitations. When your renovation builder knows what they are working with they can help you to save as much as possible on the non-essentials.
Bathroom Renovations on a Budget
Bathroom renovations on a budget can be a challenge – but they are not impossible. We find that people can get carried away with looking at fancy baths and luxury shower heads which has the potential to blow out costs. But it’s important to stay focused on your overall goal: adding value to your home. You can engage in some savvy bathroom renovation tactics by shopping around for cheaper fixture and fittings; try speaking to home demolition companies to find out if they have bathroom fitting that would suit your home. By buying second hand you save plenty of money on your final costs.
- Bathroom renovations often involve some extensive plumbing work, which is why it pays to work with experienced bathroom renovation builders.
- Save money on your overall costs by shopping around for secondhand tiles or fixtures.
- Be realistic about what you can afford and what is going to add the most value to your home.
The bathroom is an important feature of your home, and it is worthwhile spending some time researching ways to add maximum value for minimum financial input.
Laundry Renovation on a Budget
The laundry is not an area of the home that people immediately think about when considering home renovations, but stay with us. The laundry is an area that you use almost every day. A good laundry, with plenty of room for drying, ironing, folding and storage makes a world of difference when it comes to taking care of your household. If you spend some time and money on laundry renovations you will see the results pay off in increased value.
- Focus on functional design and make sure that there is plenty of space for soaking clothes, storing clean linen and doing general washing duties.
- Smart design is critical here, and it pays to work with a laundry renovation builders who can help to bring your design to life.
Laundry renovations might not be on the top of your list, but they definitely need to be on your list. When it comes to adding value it is often the little things that make the biggest impact.
Looking for a quote on home renovations? Speak to Andrew at Turul today. We would love to play a part in adding value to your home. Stay tuned for part three of our series on how to add value to your property.
Read the first part: How to Increase House Value
If you own your own home, you might have seen shows like The Block or Renovation Rescue where the contestants perform a cosmetic home renovation and hey presto! The value of the home shoots up. You might be thinking – is it really that simple to enhance the value of your existing asset with just a few decorative pieces and some paint? The fact is that a renovation is a great way to improve your financial situation, especially if you are sitting on a home where there are some much-needed fixes that can be done! Whether you have a mortgage or own your home outright, we have brought together some of our top tips for how to add value to your property. After all, we are living in a time of property purchasing and investment where buyers are looking for homes that are ready to move into with minimal – if any – work that needs doing.
Turul home renovation builders are here to help you capitalise on your home’s inherent value. We are committed to giving you the best and most accurate information on how to add value to your property. Find out more about remodelling your home with Turul, the home renovation experts.
What Kind Of Renovation Should I Do?
There are many types of renovations that a homeowner can do to add value to their home. You can engage in a large-scale renovation to add more space for your growing family – and while these types of renovations are really rewarding, they are not the focus of this particular series. We are focusing on the renovations that add value to your home, whether by performing a cosmetic lift on a main living area, or doing a bathroom or kitchen overhaul.
A value-add home renovation is one of the most effective ways to increase your home’s value in the eyes of the bank. After all, one of the most popular reasons why people perform a renovation is to increase their equity so that they can borrow more against their home to buy an investment property.
A well-executed renovation has the capacity to add many times what you spend on the renovation to the overall value of your home, and in this article in the series we are going to focus on bathroom and kitchen renovations. These home hubs have real pulling power when it comes to drawing in valuers and buyers, so read on to find out about adding value with home renovations.
Don’t have the cash for a full-scale home renovation? Read about how to add value to your property by modernising your home with these five upgrades.
How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Add to Home Value?
The kitchen is the heart of the home, with family and friends joining together over delicious home-cooked meals or a hearty breakfast. But what about when your kitchen is more blah than beautiful? A kitchen renovation is a superb way to lift the livability of your home while lifting the value as well.
When you ask the question of how much your kitchen renovations add to your home’s value it’s kind of like asking how long is a piece of string – but we’ll have a go at answering it anyway.
- What is the current value of your home? Have there been recent home sales in your area which might drive up the price of a quick renovation and a revalue?
- What kind of renovation are you looking to undertake? You should be focusing on value for money and quality in order to get the best results.
- What results are you hoping to achieve? The is critical to your overall success – because if you’re looking for a small increase from a minimal investment you’re likely to achieve your goals.
When looking at what a kitchen remodel will add to your home you need to think about the overall investment and what you are hoping to achieve on top of that as a percentage.
- You don’t want to overcapitalise on your investment
- Overcapitalisation can happen when you spend more than you need to in order to raise your home’s value)
Make sure you get the best results by working with kitchen renovation builders like Turul when considering how to add value to your home.
By How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Increase Home Value?
Bathroom renovations are a spectacular way to make a special space for relaxation and enjoyment. The bathroom is such a critical room in your home; you need to make sure there is plenty of natural light, open space, and lots of room for towel drying, bathing and blissing-out. If your current bathroom makes you yearn for more space it might be time to give it an overhaul.
A bathroom renovation can add real impact to your home, and it doesn’t take a whole lot to get some great results. You can add many thousands of dollars in value with a renovation above and beyond your initial outlay. To increase the maximum amount of your home’s value we recommend:
- Focusing on expanding the shower space and adding a feature like a rainfall showerhead or an additional showerhead for shared showers
- Improving mirrors and enhancing the styling of your bathroom with tiles and/or paint
- Thinking about flooring and adding glamour touches like underfloor heating (if your area is cool enough to warrant it!)
- Including finishing touches like shelving, heated towel rails and robe hooks to make the most of your space.
By enhancing the details and features of your bathroom you can make a real difference to your bottom line.
Stay tuned for part two of our blog series on how to add value to your property – and if you have any questions about how to make the most of your home renovation please contact us on 0438 782 244!
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Most people think that only significant renovations can make an old and dated home look more modern. But with a few strategic updates, you can modernise your home and make it look not just newer but also better than ever.
The key is to focus on updating parts of your home that will make the most significant impact on its appearance. With the right upgrades, you can make your home look more current while keeping most of its core structure intact.
Here are five upgrades that can give your home a modern makeover:
1. A new coat of paint
Nothing makes a home look newer and more modern than a fresh coat of paint.
Paint your home’s exterior or your indoor living spaces (or both); a new coat of paint will improve the look and feel of your home instantly.
To get a more modern look, try painting your rooms with light and neutral colours. Not only can these colours make your living spaces feel bigger, but they can also give your home a cleaner and more minimalist look.
If you want something livelier in your rooms, go big with bolder colours like reds and oranges, which can bring a lot of energy and liveliness in your living spaces.
2. Revamp your kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of your home, so revamping it will naturally make the rest of your home feel more modern.
If you’re on a tight budget, start by upgrading your kitchen appliances like your microwave and coffee maker. If you have a bigger budget, consider upgrading your major appliances like your refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher.
For an even more noticeable change, you can update your kitchen fixtures with new cabinets and new countertops or splashbacks. You can also invest in new flooring for your kitchen area to give it a sleeker and more modern look.
The best thing about revamping your kitchen is that you do it gradually according to your budget and resources.
3. Install new lighting
New lighting systems can make your home look different and more modern almost instantly.
With proper lighting, you can bring your living spaces to life and put a spotlight on their best features. Even the oldest-looking home can look more vibrant and alive with the right lighting systems shining on it.
To make your home even more modern, consider installing lights that use newer technologies like automatic sensors and timers.
4. Upgrade your railings with glass balustrades
Glass balustrades are a key element of modern homes, providing a sleek and minimalist look that’s completely different from what traditional railings offer.
This is one of the best ways to modernise your living spaces without renovating your home thoroughly, giving your decks, patios, or stairs a more contemporary feel.
The best thing about glass balustrades is they do more than just change the appearance of your home. They can also improve the functionality of your railings, providing incredibly tough barriers that offer better protection from falls and more visibility.
And if you have a pool, give your local glass pool fencing installers a call and ask about upgrading to a glass pool fence which will make it not just more modern, but also much safer.
5. Put on new roofing
Your roof is one of the most visible parts of your home, so upgrading it will give your home a noticeable makeover.
Install roof material replacements to make your roof look brand new or choose another style and material altogether to make it completely different. Use colorbond roofing for a more modern look or stick with classic tiles (although, let’s make sure to get new ones) to make your roof look less dated.
Whatever option you choose, a new roof will always make your home look newer and more current with the times.
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