A Modern Home Update

A Modern Home Update

We’re moving in April. I can’t wait. We’re moving to a 1930’s bungalow that thas has been renovated to make it a modern home. We’ll be looking to make it a cozy place that embraces the age of the property and yet works for us as a modern family home. Here are a few ways that you can achieve this….

Clear Out and Throw Out

If you’re living in a cluttered home, you need to do everything you can to get rid of the past and move onto the future (within reason). Are you still the type of person who has shelves full of videos, yet you don’t even have a VHS player anymore? There is nothing bad about displaying your collection, but you might want to consider a Vhs to DVD service so that you can actually watch them. We’ve just got rid of a number of old CDs we never listen to.

Update Your Colour Scheme

Dingy, dark walls are a thing of the past, so you need to get your colour schemes back up to date. Perhaps you haven’t changed your carpets for several years, if so, now would be the perfect time to upgrade. Invest in wooden floors that will be timeless, no matter how many years you have them. Paint your walls a neutral tone such as white, beige or cream; this will also bring your home back into the modern day. No more old patterns and dark schemes; your home will soon be lighter and brighter than ever.

Add a Modern Home Twist

There are so many funky and fun patterns that could transform your home into a better version of itself. Check out the latest design trends for this year and it will soon bring you into the modern day. From jazzy cushion designs to chic bedding, adding these small modern twists will make the world of difference to your humble home. I have a Pinterest board or three that incorporates these modern touches in a way that is sympathetic to the house style and age.

Invest in Gizmos and Gadgets

The final thing you could consider doing is updating your technology. Invest in a flat screen television, wireless speakers and other gadgets to improve the overall feel of your home. They might seem like a big investment right now, but they will certainly make your home a much happier place. I hate wires with a passion so this will work for me.

Whether you’re throwing away your beloved video collection from the 90’s or you’re finally getting rid of that retro sofa, there are so many different ways that you can bring your home into the modern day. Tweaking the decor and letting go of the past are just a couple of methods that could get you far. Grab your inspiration online and you will soon have a home worth bragging about!

How a House Move Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

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Moving house is one of the most stressful things that you can do in your life. While the future can feel a little uncertain at the moment with all that is going on in UK politics, there are still plenty of people that will want or need to move home. Some people will put it off until they know what is going on with the economy, but some will just want to get on with a house move. We just want to get on with it. Yes folks, we are looking to move house. We are still doing some interior design things here as who knows how long it will take to find the right place but a house move is on the cards for us.

Moving house doesn’t need to be a huge or traumatic life event. There are many benefits to moving, so in actual fact, moving home can be such a good thing. 

Clearing Out the Clutter

When you move home, especially if you haven’t done so for a number of years, you really have to sort through your things to decide what you do or don’t want. There can be many things that will have accumulated in your home or been put in storage that you forget that you ever had. And if you are moving far, such as from the UK to a different country like Ireland, it will make your removals UK to Ireland much more straightforward than if there is a lot less clutter and junk to take with you as well. Moving gives you the chance or motivation to get it all cleared and sorted. This is what I am hoping anyway as we need a massive declutter and sort out session and a house move will get me started on this (mammoth) task.

Move House and Forge New Friendships

When you move to somewhere new, even if it is moving to somewhere not that far from where you were before, it gives you the chance to meet new people and start some new friendships and relationships. You will have new neighbours and new people living locally to you. Of course, you can still keep in touch with everyone else from your previous address, but having new people in your life can be a really good thing. I’m all for meeting new people so for us, this is a plus.

Re-evaluate Life

Moving home is a really unique chance to reflect on your life. A house move can take you out of your comfort zone, which may not feel like a good thing, but in terms of self-development and improvement, it opens doors to new opportunities and some self-reflection. A blank canvas, a new page, a new chapter; a house move offers you all of this and more.

Cheaper Bills

When you move you have an opportunity to reassess your outgoings. Will your rent or mortgage be cheaper, what about your gas and electricity? We saved a fortune the last time we moved as the new house had a new boiler and double glazed windows, plus we moved to a newer, greener energy company. 

In Summary

Moving house can be stressful, expensive and time-consuming. No-one is going to argue with that! What you do need to remember is that there are a lot of good things that come out a house move including new neighbours, a better home layout, a shorter commute, cheaper bills, a big declutter and more. Don’t let the fear of the moving process put you off if a house move is what you really want or need.

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