3 Steps to Modernize Your Home

Creating an open space that’s highly functional for the family unit. Adding new lighting that inspires warmth whilst ensuring a high efficiency rating. Landscaping the outside yard so it’s a more aesthetically pleasing and practical space. Swapping out old and tired looking cabinets for new ones with unique handles and drawer pulls. These are all ways to modernize your home so it’s up to date with current design trends. We’re about to go into some of these points in a little more detail below so you can get inspiration for your next project but first, let’s talk about how you can finance the renovations.

Finance Your Next Project

Now you have a basic idea of what you need to do, it’s time to think about money. It will be a costly process, especially if you plan on adding a new kitchen or renovating a backyard. If you are a life insurance policyholder, you have the option of selling it and gaining access to funds you can use to renovate and modernize your home. If you want to sell your life insurance policy for cash through a life settlement, you will have questions so take some time to find out all of the terms and conditions before signing on the dotted line. Other options for financing include taking out a home equity loan, applying for a personal loan or a home repair loan. 

Change the Front of Your House

That warm feeling you get when you see your house come into view can be dampened when the exterior is looking dull and drab. Start by painting the outside and touching up on any brickwork that needs repairing. Take a look at your front lawn or drive and think about how adding plants or new turf could make it look better. Add new window coverings that suit the style of your home and get rid of anything in the windows that may be causing distraction. Making small changes like these can make a huge difference. 

Redo Your Kitchen

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens. It’s where most of the activity happens in the home and your space should be fit for purpose. It should be a space you want to spend time in – a space that you love and feel comfortable in. If it’s not, it’s time to think about updating your space with new cabinets, new appliances and new furnishings. Doing so will obviously be a costly job so think about the things that will make the biggest difference and work your way down the list so you don’t go over budget. Remember that a few small changes such as painting the walls and adding a few key design features might make all the difference.  


This will cost you nothing and it’s the one step on this list that will make the biggest difference, especially if you like to hoard things. Go through each room in your home and get rid of the things you no longer need, use and want. Doing so will leave you with open spaces that will add to the modern, minimalistic vibe that you’re trying to achieve.