Wednesday, June 15 2016
Ready to freshen up your traditional home? These tips will help you update without losing your home’s charm.
There’s a lot to love about a traditional home. With the history behind it and evident magnetism, an older home offers a lot. If you’ve fallen for a traditional home but want to make sure it looks charming, not dated, consider these tips to update it.
Let in light.
One of the biggest issues with older homes is the smaller windows and darker colors we find in so many of them. Installing windows to let in more natural light will make your space feel bigger, cleaner, and more modern. Just imagine how amazing your front room will feel with the sunlight streaming in! As a bonus, more windows mean you’ll use less electricity, cutting energy use and utility bills.
Don’t be afraid to pair contemporary elements with your home’s traditional features. Sleek metallic pulls on the cabinets in your kitchen can add a touch of “wow,” and a modern rug laid over the original flooring will help you home look traditional, not old. Play with your decor to find the right blend of elements for your particular home.
Keep it clean.
Make sure your home doesn’t feel old or dark by opting for light, neutral colors. While you might love the idea of an oxblood study, dark paint colors are going to make rooms feel smaller and more dated. Keep things light and airy to modernize your home’s look.
Are you ready to update your traditional home? We can customize Bi-Fold Patio Doors, Lift and Slide Patio Doors, Multi-Slide Patio Doors, Entry Doors, and beautiful Windows with decorative panels or cottage grids to help you blend your home’s existing charm with modern elements. Contact the professionals at AG Millworks by simply clicking the Request A Quote button to get started!