4 ways to modernize the house and boost its value

4 ways to modernize the house and boost its value

Renovation trends seem to be aplenty. But people realize that most of these can be time and resource consuming.  The whole renovation is an investment which requires time, attention, and effort over time. Before committing to anything a solid plan needs to be set into place. Giving a house a refreshing, modern makeover combines many different elements into one whole for the best end result. Luckily for us, there are many ways to modernize and spruce up our home. These actions also inevitably increase the overall value of the property. Interior or exterior upgrades, it does not matter. Older homes that need a lot of work done can appear overwhelming. We can always start with the minor things. Then, we can move on to bigger projects and remodeling. Taking smaller steps makes any project much more bearable. In this article we will cover the basic principles of remodeling.

The open space concept

According to many of the most popular home magazines, open floor plans are all the rage. New homebuyers especially seem to enjoy this relatively new concept. This is when multiple rooms are blended into a singular big one. Usually, the kitchen, living and dining room are made into one large open space. It is a smart thing to do, as all of these rooms share the extra space between each other. Whenever we need one of those, we can expand it into the other. Making a home open and full of free space is easier than it may seem at first. For most of us, it is a simple matter of decluttering. Get rid of any bigger and bulkier furnishing. Alternatively, move things around into more favourable positions. And for those huge items that you do not want to get rid of such as armoires or cabinets, give them a fresh coat of paint. Try something off-white, so that it blends better with the rest of the room.

Lighting

Lighting is arguably one of the most important aspects of any modern home. The room that is poorly lit will appear small, dark, and stuffed. A well-lit room will appear open, happy and welcoming. With or without using modern technology, we have many ways of lighting up a room of any shape and size. This is because there are two types of light; natural and manmade. Natural light will always be the most sought-after type. Utilize windows of all kinds, shapes, sizes to bring in as much natural light as possible into a home. On the other hand, there is such a thing as too much light. You will need a way to control it to the demands of the occupants. Use curtains on all of your windows so you will be able to limit the intake of light at any time. When it comes to artificial lighting, lamps come in a plethora of options. Your imagination and your artistic edge are the only limiting factors

The roof over our heads

To fix a roof is much less glamorous that doing interior decoration. Arguably, it is the most important thing to do when talking about exterior maintenance. Roof repairs keep the entirety of your house safe. Your roof protects a home from the outside elements like rain, wind, and snow. Also, it protects from pests, mold, and other not – so – obvious problems. Your roof could be one of the major investments in your home. Consider all of your options carefully. Find someone that knows their way around a roof and can give you a good quote. Fire- resistant and weatherproof options are pretty much a given, so do not skimp out on the materials. And remember, investing in your home in such a manner will increase its value if you decide to sell one day. Look and gauge your options carefully depending on your wants and needs

Storage

A modern house needs to have ample storage space. A home needs to be clutter-free, and as time goes on, we seem to amass more and more stuff. You will need a clever way to store and display different items. Storage will take up valuable space. The trick is to make the most of what we already have. Modern storage solutions have an answer to the question of efficiency when it comes to storage. Clean, straight lines and colours that blend in well with any room are the motif of any modern home. This concept allows us to put up storage space pretty much anywhere without it appearing cluttered. Make a specific storage space for different types of possessions. Modular solutions offered by many manufacturers make it easier than ever to custom- tailor the storage experience according to your desires.

Pay equal attention to the interior and exterior design alike. Invest intelligently in your home, be consistent, and the value will keep rising as the time goes on.

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Praveen Rajarao is an Entrepreneur and in his spare time blogs on his website –http://www.dailymorningcoffee.com and http://www.pbgeeks.com. His topics range from blogging to technology to affiliate programs and making money online and how-to guides. Daily Morning Coffee is also accepting Guest Posts from Professional Bloggers at this time, take a look at “Write For DMC” page for more details on the same.

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