Bringing Your Home into the Modern Age

by | Dec 27, 2018 | Home & Travel | 4 comments

Our homes can sometimes take us by surprise, and not always in a good way. We can think that everything is just fine, but one day we look around and realise that, oh, our property is actually behind the times. Maybe it happens after we’ve visited a friend’s home, or we just have that moment of perspective that allows us to look at our home through clear eyes. In any case, the full weight of how behind the times your house is hits home. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be stuck in the past! Below, we take a look at a few options for bringing your property into the modern age.

Look at Modern Decor Options


The biggest giveaway that a home is stuck in the past is the decor. And it’s understandable; changing a property’s decor is a big task, and it’s one of those things is easy to put off. But if you leave it too long, then the home will begin to look dated. So take a look at some of the best modern decor blogs, to get inspiration, and slowly begin the transformation – doing the whole house will take a long time, so focus on the most important rooms to begin with, such as the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. But also don’t be afraid of having a modern retro look and borrowing from times past – but do some thorough research to get your look “on point”. 


Entertainment Options

Home entertainment has come on a long way in recent years, and if you’re still stuck with a CD player and basic television, then you’re behind the times. Let’s get those things upgraded. A Bluetooth speaker is a must so that you can play music throughout your home straight from your phone, and you can also have the option to get a smart television so you can enjoy all the latest TV and movie streaming sites, too. If you want to be on the cutting edge of modern life, then look at hooking up to the Internet  for information that you can find out too. I have seen a homes fitted with a music room and also another with a “jamming session” hangout. Thing outside the circle and don’t think that you need to just copy any other idea out there. Be a bit of a free thinker!

Update the Hardware 

Like entertainment, the necessities of a modern home – such as fridge freezers, washing machines, and so on – have also moved forward a lot in recent years. If you’re using old appliances, then your home won’t just look dated – it will also be using up more energy than necessary, which you’ll be paying for. If your fridge is too old and in a state of dis-repair, then it’s likely to be classed as junk. Have it taken away by checking out and invest in a new one instead. The basics of your home should be working for you, but if they’re too old to be effective, and they’re basically junk, then they won’t be.

Transform a Space


In previous times people would try to have as many rooms as possible in their home. Now, perhaps in response to everyone spending more time by themselves in front of a screen, that’s not what people want. They want a space where everyone can be together! So take a look at having an open plan kitchen, which is an increasingly popular choice. It’ll make your home more social. Do include elements of decor that give your home that added touch of transformation that give a feeling of togetherness.


Deborah Hunter Kells

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