We do not get younger as the years go by, and our belongings, the home included, age with us. An interior that was “in” a decade ago doesn’t really feel all that good anymore in the 21st century. If you live in an older home or have recently purchased one with an outdated decor, you might wish to sparkle it with new life and vigour.
Your design specialists at Royal Home Improvements bring you this list of advice on how to keep your home up to date with new, fresh styles and trends. This can be done as an all-out home renovations project, but can also be achieved within any budget without too much effort. If you are not sure where to look or where to start, just take some inspiration from the list below. And don’t forget to have fun in the process!
Exteriors 101 – Paint the Age Away
There are fresh new colors on the market today, which breathe new life into an old home. A modern facade will make it look perkier, younger, while also increasing its value in the process. White and brick-red are styles of a long gone past, with other sharp, sleek options occupy their place. Take inspiration from new construction projects in your area. Luckily, you don’t need to go far to find home building and home improvement going on in Toronto.
Notice how the new homes usually have a colour scheme using several colors of similar tones for accents. Make sure the windows and roof fall into this pattern, complementing the overall appearance and tying it all together into one striking look. For a warm overall tone, cream and sandstone shades are a great choice, since they are reminiscent of stone found in the great outdoors. A cool foggy gray with accents in slate can give your home a calm and refreshing feel. Try to avoid going too dark in this process however. Make sure to use brighter accents to balance things out. If you’re looking for a pop of colour you can change with the season or as often as you would like, you can always paint the front door and add some colourful foliage.
Indoors – In and Out
Here we can skip the painting advice, as you can easily apply the same principle indoors as we described for the outdoors. Avoid white walls, use modern colors and you’re on the right track. Next are materials. In old homes, the most outdated part of the house is the kitchen. Any general contractors in Toronto for home renovations will agree that chrome and stainless steel in combination with mirror backsplash tiles can do wonders for any kitchen remodeling project. Glass surfaces can modernize the kitchen a great deal as well.
Enliven Your Lighting
Using LED lights, pot lights and clever dimmer switches can make your old home look almost futuristic. If you add accent lighting to furniture, it will make the effect even more impressive. The old, large chandeliers are usually a contributing factor to the home’s older appearance. Replacing them with lightweight fixtures can do wonders to rejuvenate the place.
There is more, much more that can be said and done, but the main principle is that home improvement is all about the details. If you need more advice, feel free to contact Royal Home Improvement Toronto, your dedicated team of residential renovating contractors.