Whether your home was built 50 years ago, or even 20 years ago, it needs to be brought into the future or rather the modern age. We are technically living in the future because many of the home appliances that we dreamed of as children have come to be. We have security cameras inside our doorbells, we have thermostats we can talk to, and virtual assistants that can set the home’s mood to whatever we want purely through voice commands. What a time to be alive. So if you would like some tips to inject a bit of practical modernity into your home, then just follow these next three steps.
Improve the lighting
Perhaps the biggest thing about a modern home is that there is no such thing as a dark corner. Every area of the home can be lit, either by natural light or by synthetic light. We thought that one of the most interesting forms of modern light has been LED lamps as they can be set to your mood, different colors and they are very efficient. Not to mention, they can glow or pulsate to create a relaxed atmosphere. Smart LED bulbs could be just what your central ceiling light needs. They can be shifted in color, tone and brightness with the touch of your fingers on your smartphone. But we also recommend putting LED lights along the skirting boards in corners as well as along the ceiling line to create more welcoming reading corners.
Your own charge
We obviously envisage that one day, our homes will power themselves. But we can get going on an early start with solar roofing. This company fits solar shingles to roofs and this makes them so much more efficient than solar panels. Panels are rigid and they don’t always collect the most amount of sunlight. However, shingles are flatter and can cover the entire roof, so no matter where the sun is, the roof will be gaining power. Not to mention, solar shingles have much less of a carbon footprint when they are being made and they are much easier and cheaper to replace should they become damaged. An average home could save between $400-2,000 a year by fitting a solar roof.
No more popcorn
If you were born only in the last 20-40 years, you will often have wondered why so many homes have what is called a popcorn ceiling. It’s a style that became popular in the 1950s-60s, as it was textured. However, this has now become old hat, and getting rid of it so you have a nice clean finish is the way to go. You could say this isn’t very modern, it’s just a cycling of other styles and you would be right. Except, modern paints like gloss finishes and energy-efficient paints, make a room bright or warmer, so you should give this a go anyway.
The home will continue to evolve and we need to evolve with it. Slowly but surely, improve your lighting, collect your own charge and get rid of that old boring ceiling.