How to Bring Your Home Into the 21st Century

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Are you looking to bring your home into the modern age? Do you want to update your property for the new decade? Whether that’s decorating your front yard with a 30 ft flagpole to really make it stand out among older homes, having a new bathroom fitted, or making some environmentally-conscious changes? It is easy for family homes to become old-fashioned quickly, with changing trends and the cost of renovations meaning that many homes are still left behind amid the styles of the 1970s and 80s. Now is the perfect time to update your home, though, and here are some of the best ways that you can do it. 

Remodel Your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the first areas of your home that is likely to fall behind the times, with trends such as colored fixtures and patterned tiles quickly fading out of fashion. Also, bathrooms can quickly become worn due to issues such as mold, dampness, and poor ventilation. Many homeowners are looking for ways to revamp their bathrooms to create a clean and relaxed space to wash in. If this is the case, you should look at small bathroom remodeling services that can provide you with the professional insight and skills to make your bathroom transformation a success. 

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Focus on the Backyard

The exterior of your home can often be the last area you choose to renovate, with many families using their yards much less than they initially expected. However, there is only so much a lawnmower can do for your backyard. There are many ways you can modernize your exterior spaces, such as adding vertical planters, water features, and vegetable gardens, all of which are common landscaping trends for 2020. However, you should also consider hiring a landscape designer who can help to add flair to your outdoor spaces and turn them into places where you want to spend time. 

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Revamp Your Kitchen

For most people, their kitchen is the place where they spend most of their time, and it provides a variety of functions. As your kitchen should be a clean and practical space, this is an important area to think about modernizing. One of the best ways to do this is to introduce gadgets and tech-based appliances, such as smart ovens and pressure cookers, so that you can cook in a kitchen of the future. Simpler ways to update your kitchen include color pop cabinets and fixtures, and open shelving to store all of your cooking equipment. 

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Create an Open Plan Lay-Out

Open plan layouts have been in fashion for a few years now, and they show no sign of going away. They have become a must-have feature of many modern homes, popular for their communal atmosphere, and for encouraging families to spend more time together. These spacious areas can be used for a variety of functions. To create open plan spaces, you should take down the walls between smaller rooms and partition the layout into different areas (such as dining and lounging).

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Go Eco-Friendly

Environmentally-friendly homes are going to be a staple of the ’20s due to a global focus on saving the environment. To incorporate this into your home and bring your property up-to-date, you should consider the addition of solar panels on your roof, use all-natural fabrics such as organic cotton, and think about investing in recycled furniture, or that made of sustainable materials, such as bamboo. 

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