4 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Modern

Written by Posted On Monday, 18 April 2016 12:47

There are loads of new-build homes on the market that are highly popular. Everyone wants to move into a new home because it’s cool and modern. New-builds are filled with technology and are designed a lot cooler than old homes. The trouble is, not everyone can afford to buy a new home when they want to. And, selling your current home and buying a new one can be a long and tricky task. So, the dream of living in an ultra modern home is just that; a dream.

Or is it? Instead of moving into a new home, why don’t you try and make yours more modern? Here are some easy and affordable ways to bring your old home into the 21st Century:

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Install Solar Panels

For years, people have been encouraged to start using renewable energy sources. The most popular renewable energy source for homeowners is solar energy. Installing solar panels on your home is an easy and convenient way to do some good for the environment. Plus, it also happens to make your house seem far more modern. If you walk past a home that has solar panels on the roof, you immediately think it’s modern. They’re obviously very useful, but solar panels are also a contemporary piece of home design. Most new-build have them already installed because it sells houses. People want a house with solar panels; it’s considered chic and new.


The good news is, any home can have solar panels installed. And, the process doesn’t take long and they don’t require regular maintenance. Having them as part of your house can improve the kerb appeal and save you tonnes of money in the future. If you plan on living in your home for many years, then this is a must for you.

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Make It A Smart Home

We have smartphones, smart TV’s, and now, we have smart homes too. A smart home is the epitome of modern real estate. It can turn a simple house into a futuristic palace. Smart homes can do things that normal homes can’t. You link everything in your house to a hub that will control certain things from a tablet device. For example, you can set your house to be at a particular temperature during the day. You’re able to operate all your lights from the tablet and will be notified if they’re left on when you’re out. The possibilities are endless and we’re only just scratching the surface of what smart homes can do. Nowadays, some of the newest homes come with this technology built in for the owner. But, it’s something that anyone can buy and set up inside their house, regardless of how old it is.


There are loads of benefits to turning your house into a smart home. As noted on http://www.automaticsmarthome.com, it can end up saving you lots of money. How? Well, if you’re able to control everything in your home then you can make it more energy efficient. And, doing this leads to a reduction in energy bills over time.


A growing trend in modern real estate is to have underfloor heating in your home. This heating system will replace the age-old method of having radiators. It’s become very popular amongst modern property owners looking to keep their home in line with the times. The beauty of underfloor heating is that it greatly improves the interior design of your home. No longer will rooms be ruined by ugly dust-ridden radiators. Everything is tucked away under the floor and creates more space for you to work with.

And, underfloor heating isn’t only aesthetically pleasing. It’s mentioned here http://underfloorheatingexpert.com that underfloor heating is far more efficient than radiators. This can help reduce the costs of your heating bills, and save you lots of money. Plus, radiators are notoriously hard to clean. It’s nearly impossible to get behind them and clear out all the dust build up. With underfloor heating, this problem is void. As a result, you end up with a much cleaner home!


Update Your Security System

You’ll be surprised at how many people never update their security system. I know people that have been living in the same house for decades and haven’t changed it once. The problem is, like everything, security systems change. New technology gets created and modern homes are fitted with contemporary systems. Having an old and outdated system can make your house feel ancient. My advice is to update your security system and get loads of new stuff fitted. There are house alarms that are a lot more reliable and can alert the authorities of a break-in, instantly. You can get motion sensor technology that tells you when people are sneaking around outside your house at night. Similarly, you can install CCTV cameras, with night vision, to help keep burglars away. Also, a big part of every security system is your front gate. This is how you keep unwanted visitors away from your home. If you don’t have a gate, then anyone can waltz up to your front door. My advice is to have a big gate in your driveway that’s operated via a button. This way, only people with the button can open and close it. A gate like this can make your house seem super modern and classy.

As with the rest of these ideas, a new security system has its benefits. Not only will it make your house a lot more modern, but it will be safer too. Your house won’t be at risk of burglaries if you have a new security system installed. You and your family can live peacefully without being in fear.

There you have it, four ways you can make your home a lot more modern. As you’ll notice, all of these ideas will benefit you in multiple ways too. And, they’re all going to add some serious value to your property. So, if you ever have to sell your house, you’re going to get a much better price for it than you would’ve before.

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William Hayes

I am a financial marketing analyst based in California USA.


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