Even if your home is relatively new, it may start to look dated after a few years. No worries! Many features can be easily updated to look fresh and modern. Your favorite home builder in Tucson has compiled seven easy ways to update your home, so it seems like a modern showplace.
- Scale back decor
In modern homes, less is more. While it’s tempting to overload shelves, tabletops, and walls with tchotchkes and artwork, your home will look older than it is. Keep things simple and clean to ensure a contemporary vibe. While you’re at it, lose the wall decals that remind us to “Live, Laugh and Love.”
- Paint the walls
Wall color can be a dead giveaway to a home’s age. Paint over colors associated with a particular decade, such as the 1970s fan-favorite avocado green. These trends are well past their prime and need to go. Select neutral wall colors that look effortless and chic. White, grays and light creamy colors not only look great in any home but have staying power.
- Change out light fixtures
Nothing dates a home like a dingy brass chandelier. Simply changing out older light fixtures will immediately give your home a modern facelift. More modern ceiling fans can also help the aesthetic look updated while making your home feel more comfortable.
- Update switch plates and outlet covers
Almond or builder-grade switch plates immediately give away your home’s age. Upgrade to a better quality plate with cleaner lines and modern colors. You can even get wall plate covers that snap into place; no screws required!
- Replace older drawer pulls and knobs
Refresh your kitchen and bath cabinetry by merely changing out the knobs or handles. Modern-looking knobs are easy to find and available in a wide range of colors, including shiny stainless, bronze, aged copper, and more. Consider a mix-and-match approach for a truly custom look.
- Lighten up window treatments
Overly heavy or frilly drapes are a thing of the past. Lighten up with sheers and lightweight panels. Or say goodbye to curtains completely and install Roman or roller shades.
- Remove popcorn ceilings
Popcorn ceilings are a dead giveaway that your home was built in the 1990s or earlier. While it’s possible to take this on as a DIY project, it’s a big job that requires a specific set of tools. You might consider contacting a professional to help you rid your home of its bumpy ceilings.
Contact a Home Builder in Tucson
If updating your home seems like too big of a challenge, why not start fresh? Miramonte Homes is the premier home builder in Tucson and has made many family’s dreams come true over the years. Our attention to detail, choice, and value for all our customers. Miramonte Homes combine the unique culture of Arizona with environmental elements and 21st-century architectural design.
When you’re ready to start home building in Tucson, reach out to us for help. We look forward to helping you design a modern Arizona home for your family.