How To Make Your Old House Look New

Moving house is an expensive thing to do, and on top of that, it’s stressful. Plus, you might love your home and not want to move at all. Yet what if that’s true and moving is out of the question for any or all of those reasons, yet your home still isn’t quite right? What can you do? 

Well, if your house is getting old and showing its age, there are plenty of things you can do that mean you don’t have to move out and sell up, and you can enjoy your home even more as a result. Read on to find out more. 

Kitchen Renovation

Fresh and clean white kitchen
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If there’s one thing that’s instantly going to age your home, it’s your kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of your house, and it needs to be kept looking great at all times if you want to give a good impression and enjoy using it; that’s why, if there’s only one job you have the time and money to get done, it should be your kitchen renovation. 

The good news is that there are different options available when you want to upgrade your kitchen. You can go from ripping the entire thing out and starting again, to keeping most of it in place and replacing a few elements or even refurbishing things like cabinet doors (you can paint them, and they’ll look brand new, for example). These different options ensure you can find something that suits your budget and you can improve your home without too much of an issue. 

If you’re not sure where to start with your kitchen renovation, changing the colour can do a lot of good, especially if you choose a lighter colour than the one you have now. You’ll instantly make the entire space look bigger and brighter, and that will have a positive impact on the rest of your home. 

In addition to colour changes and cabinet refurbishments, upgrading your kitchen hardware and fixtures can significantly enhance the overall aesthetic and functionality of the space. Consider replacing old faucets with new, high-tech models that offer features like touchless operation or water filtration. Integrating glass splashbacks can subtly elevate the look while ensuring ease of cleaning. Upgrading lighting fixtures can also dramatically transform your kitchen; opting for brighter, more energy-efficient lights or under-cabinet strips can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. These changes, while seemingly minor, can collectively redefine your kitchen’s style and utility.

Bathroom Upgrade

Stylish bathroom renovation
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Once your kitchen is dealt with, you might want to consider making some changes in your bathroom as well. Fewer guests will see your bathroom, but your family is sure to use it multiple times a day, and it’s going to show some wear and tear after a while. 

Some of the best things to change are your tiles and flooring, as that’s going to make everything look different and, crucially, new. You can also change the taps and other elements to help improve the look of your bathroom. Unless there’s been major wear and tear, most of the time you can keep the same basin, bath, shower, and toilet as you currently have, which will save time and money. 

If you do want to change the larger items in your bathroom, the best thing to do is to choose white in terms of colour. A bathroom with white fittings will be timeless and also look clean and comfortable, so it’s a great choice if you want the bathroom not just to look good but to be functional too. 

Add Solar Panels 

Adding solar panels to the roof of your home could boost its green credentials
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Solar panels aren’t a completely new invention – they’ve been around for a while – but a lot of houses don’t yet have them installed, so if you decide to have them on your roof, that upgrade would make your home look newer and more modern. 

That’s not the only reason to have solar panels installed, of course (although it’s certainly an added benefit). The main reason is that once you have solar panels on your roof, you can save money on your energy – rather than paying a company to supply you with electricity, you’ll make your own through the solar energy captured by the panels. In homes with low energy usage, you can even consider solar-only systems to make things even more up-to-date. 

Not only will solar panels benefit you because you’ll save money and be more environmentally friendly at home, but if and when you come to sell the property, solar panels are something that new buyers are often looking for, and they can even add value to your home. 

Upgrade The Flooring

The popular sage green paint colour is perfect for a cosy home

What kind of flooring do you have in your home? If you’ve got carpets or perhaps laminate flooring, for example, and if it was first installed a long time ago, it may begin to start looking old and worn, which is;t a good look.

You can cover some of this wear with rugs and furniture, but if you want to make some permanent changes, why not upgrade your flooring? For a hard-wearing, sustainable flooring, materials such as tile, stone, or wood can be great options

No matter what you choose, make sure you know how to take care of it – some flooring, like wood, for example, needs to be polished, and different flooring materials will have different cleaning instructions too. 

As you can see, by implementing just a few small changes, you can help improve the look and feel of your home and get it looking like new again!

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