With the new decade beginning, you may be thinking about how to update your home. A modern home design will make your home seem larger and more comfortable. Many people want a more modern looking home, but don’t know where to begin. For that reason, Koval Building Supply has created a list of 6 updates you can do for a more modern home.
Update 1: Get a Modern Bathroom Design
When people think about remodeling, their first reaction is usually to think about their kitchen. However, more modern bathroom design can have the same effect at a lower cost. Modern bathroom design revolves around making the bathroom more open. Most modern bathrooms stick to neutral colors such as white or grey to give a sleek appearance. What usually highlights a modern bathroom is the amenities. While the amenities may be plain colors such as white, they usually have a rounded, flowing design.
One benefit of having a modern bathroom design is that many of the features will be new and improved. Nothing says outdated like damaged fixtures or leaking taps!
Update 2: Consider Solid Wood Floor Installation
Probably one of the biggest steps you can take in updating a house is changing the flooring. Modern homes often utilize solid wood flooring to give a “classic yet new” look. With solid wood flooring, there are many options to choose from. You can choose a rustic, darker stained wood or you can go for a sleek, lighter stained wood. There are so many options when it comes to solid wood flooring!
Plus, solid wood flooring has the added benefit of lasting what can feel like a lifetime. With proper maintenance, you’ll get years and years of use out of your investment.
Update 3: Try an Open Concept
Open concept rooms have been in fashion for almost a decade, and most modern homes still have open designs. Open floor designs will make your home seem more spacious. Done right, the open design can also make your home feel cozier too. To create an open and cozy design, open up connecting rooms like the dining room, kitchen, and living room but keep rooms as dens and offices closed.
Update 4: Try a Fresh Color
If your home has been rocking the same wall color since 1995, changing it up will give your new home a fresh breath. Most modern homes utilize neutral wall and ceiling colors. However, you may get some use out of an accent wall. Your accent wall could be the 2020 color of the year, Classic Blue. Or, it could be tactfully placed stones, wood paneling, or even a whole wall of live plants. Just make sure not to overdo your accent wall!
Update 5: A New Kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen serves two purposes. One, you get to update the look of your kitchen. Two, you get the utility of new kitchen appliances of cabinets. For modern kitchen design, stick to neutral-colored walls and counters. Most modern kitchens make use of granite or marble countertops. For your appliances, try to match their colors with one another. If you want to spice it up a bit, you can invest in brightly colored accent pieces. Make sure that these pieces are all the same color though!
Update 6: Lighting
You may have not thought about your home’s lighting situation before, but it can make a huge impact on the look of your home. Modern lighting utilizes a variety of different lights. One of our favorites is pendant lights. Pendant lights give a home a modern look and a rustic charm. The good thing about pendant lights is that you can string them up just about anywhere. We recommend for a softer light in places you want to be cozier and brighter lights for workspaces like the kitchen or office.
Koval Building Supply
Getting started on your modern home design can be difficult, but Koval Building Supply can help you! Whether you need affordable kitchen remodels in West Virginia or solid wood floor installation in Pennsylvania, we’ve got you covered. To learn more about our work, check our blog. We cover all kinds of remodeling tips and home improvement advice.