When you have been living in your home for years without making any changes, it is not uncommon to start hating the look of your home. Nobody wants to live in a dated home, especially one that is no longer as functional as you would like it to be. If you are no longer in love with your home, rather than moving, you should consider home refurbishment in London or elsewhere you live. Home improvement isn’t that hard to do if you do some research on the latest trends. There are several things that a refurbishment can do to make your home more modern and give it the wow factor that you wish that it had.

Kitchen Remodel is the Best Home Improvement

Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of the home. When a person decides to sell their home, the real estate agent will tell them that the kitchen sells the home. A kitchen remodel can breathe new life into your home. You can change as little or as much as you like. The most common changes that homeowners make are installing granite or quartz countertops, installing a kitchen island, replacing the old appliances, adding a tile backsplash on the walls, replacing the lighting fixtures, and putting a fresh coat of paint on the walls.

Create an Open Concept

Modern homes today have an open concept. A home with several closed off rooms is no longer the style. People prefer an open concept floor plan because it makes the home look bigger. People working on your home can remove any load bearing walls, by working with an engineer, to give you the open look that you want. If the wall that must come down is load bearing, a stylish beam can be installed to transfer the load. Home improvement can be easy with the right team of professionals.

Install Custom Bathroom Tile

Years ago, tub and shower surrounds were all the rage. Today, tubs with custom tile designs on the walls are the style. You can have a built in niche between studs to hold your shampoo, soap, and other toiletries. In small guest bathrooms, it is popular to remove the old tub and shower combination and do a full shower with glass doors which visually increases the size of the room.

Update the Kid’s Room

There are many types of new paint that you can use in your children’s room that will make the room look better. You can purchase paint that acts like a dry erase board. This will let your teens write all over their walls and it will come right off. For younger children, you can use chalkboard paint on the lower portion of the walls. This will turn the child’s walls into one big chalkboard for them to write on.

Refurbish Your Fireplace

If you have a dated, brick fireplace, you should consider updating it. A designer can create a custom tile design that will make your fireplace look more modern, making it the focal point of the room. Just by painting the fireplace white will keep the character you want while brightening your space. This trend is quite popular for that industrial contemporary vibe. A modern fireplace design can completely change the appearance of the home.

Install Hardwood Floors Throughout

Carpeting and even old tile floors are no longer in style. If you want to improve the appearance of your home, you should install hardwood flooring throughout the home. There are plenty of species, colors, and stains to choose from. Wood flooring is a timeless material that looks great in every room.

Remodel Your Staircase

If you have a grand staircase, it should be the focal point of your home. If it is dated, it won’t be. Removing the carpeting from the stairs and replacing the railing and the spindles can completely transform the staircase.

A home refurbishment can make your dated home look new again. If you have the money in your budget to do everything on the list above, you can transform your home into the home of your dreams. Even just one or two things on the list can create the changes necessary to keep you from selling your home.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.