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Are you looking for ways to update your home this year? There are tons of things you can do, both big and small, to give your home a fresh new look, no matter how old your home is. 

Keep reading for some awesome home updates you can do to make your space feel brand new. Try out some of these design strategies to modernize your home today. 

1. Open Up Your Space 

A great way to modernize your home is to make a more open floorplan. Older homes tend to separate areas like the kitchen, dining room, and family room, but connecting these spaces, or knocking down walls that separate them, can help to make these areas one big open space that allows for more ability to entertain and interact with one another. This allows you to create space while also getting rid of rooms that are going out of style, like the dining room. 

If you don’t want to invest in knocking down walls, you can still make your space feel more open by getting rid of clunky furniture or by moving furnishings around in a way that allows you to flow through it with more space. Adding mirrors to rooms is another great way to make a space feel more airy and bright especially when placed opposite of windows. This creates an illusion of space, making a room appear much larger. 

If you have a formal dining room that you hardly use anymore, consider creating that space into a room with a whole new purpose. You could transform this space into a den, workspace, crafting room, or a reading nook with your book collection on display. This will allow you to create a space that will get more use while providing you a whole new room in your home without any construction. 

2. Update Fixtures and Finishings 

Update the details of your home, such as the fixtures and finishings can help to polish up your space. When looking to update these areas, lighting is a good place to start. It’s smart to update any outdated light fixtures while also adding lighting in areas that could use it. 

Proper lighting can do wonders when it comes to opening up your space. If you have dark rooms or corners of your home, it can cause this space to feel cramped and unwelcoming. An easy way to add more lighting is to brighten up darker areas with table lamps and floor lamps. 

If you want to expand this project, you can then work on updating your ceiling lighting fixtures or adding them in areas that need them. Adding this lighting will allow you to make your place feel more alive. Another area you will want to think about making updates is your cabinetry fixtures, such as your door and drawer handles. 

Areas to look at improving are your kitchen and bathroom. If your handles and knobs are outdated or worn, replacing them with modern options can be an easy fix that goes a long way. Metallic finishings of bronze, stainless silver, or brushed nickel are all great modern options. 

3. Boost Your Curb Appeal 

When it comes to modernizing your home, you may want to work from the outside in to boost your curb appeal. Redoing your landscaping by adding some flower beds, planting a few more trees, or adding some shrubs can give your home’s exterior more life. You can also look at updating your home’s outdoor fixtures, such as your house numbers. 

Modernizing your walkway and your mailbox can also help your home appear less outdated. Updating your old garage door can also work to give your home the facelift it needs. Consider a modern full view garage door made of aluminum for a sleek design. 

4. Freshen Up

Some easy ways to update your home are to clean and declutter. This can freshen up your space, and getting rid of clutter as well as items you don’t need and can leave your home more spacious. Additionally, adding a fresh layer of paint to your home’s interior and/or exterior can help your home look like new. 

Consider repainting areas that are too dark or no longer match your home. Modern updates like adding a statement wall to your kitchen can help to give this space more color and personality. Add some colorful and sleek backsplash to your kitchen for some added detail. 

Paint your front door a new fun color to make your home pop. It may also be wise to touch up the trim around your home which may be chipped, stained, or faded. Adding fun wallpaper to a wall in areas like your bedroom or home office can also help to give your space some personality. 

There are tons of wallpaper options that are easy to both install and remove, which helps if you get sick of the design down the road. Additionally, adding tons of house plants around your house can give it a fresh appearance. If you don’t have a green thumb, there are tons of artificial plant options that look like the real deal. 

Update Your Home Today

As you can see, there are tons of things you can do to update your home with projects both big and small. Make your home feel like new again with these awesome modern home improvement ideas. 

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