When you have resided in your current property for a while, you might want to look at ways of modernising it. If you have saved the money and have the time to complete your home renovations, then there is no time like the present to get started. The best place to start is on the ground floor and work your way up. With this in mind, here is how to completely modernise the ground floor of your home.
Create an Artwork Feature Wall
For the downstairs bathroom, however small and compact the space may be, you want to create a clean and fresh aesthetic that is both modern and easy to clean.
If you currently keep your shoes, coats, and other outerwear in the space, find a cupboard instead and keep the floor space in the bathroom as clear as possible. Next, take the largest wall space, probably opposite the toilet unit and create a feature wall of interesting visuals, whether they be photographs or even greeting cards you love the cover of, in frames.
Why not involve the whole family and ask everyone to draw, paint or simply collate a handful of their favourite family photos and images of them with their friends and pets to create a collage for the wall that everyone has contributed to?
Erect Open Shelves
Open shelving is far and away the most fashionable way to store books, ornaments, and other items of home décor. They are an exceedingly simple and affordable way to modernise the space.
In the living room, you could hang open shelves directly over the sofa area, in the kitchen by the back door to the garden, and in the downstairs bathroom over the toilet cistern itself.
Other modern storage ideas specifically designed for smaller rooms include:
- A peg board wall
- Furniture that transforms into a sofa bed
- A hanging rack for your pots and pans in the kitchen
- A new kitchen island with ample storage space inside
Let the Light In!
The more natural light you have pouring into your downstairs rooms, the better, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to replace your current doors.
Now Aluminium is a respected and reputable company that specialises in designing and fitting tailormade aluminium folding doors, which are the perfect way to modernise the entrance to your back garden from inside the home.
Natural light will not only serve to modernise but will also:
- Help to strengthen your immune system
- Contribute to a more positive mood
- Work to maintain a healthy weight
- Reduce your levels of stress and anxiety
- Strengthen your bones
Upgrade the Lighting Fixtures
For the perfect combination of something to modernise and simultaneously make the space more welcoming, take a walk through the rooms downstairs and take a good look at your current light fixtures and fittings.
Not only should table lamps, floor lamps, and ceiling lights provide enough variations of light that you can go from a bright room in the day to use the computer to a romantic and intimate low light in the evening, but they should also aesthetically please, too.
With these additions, you will be able to completely modernise the downstairs of your home.