5 Ideas to Modernize Your Home's Style

Have a traditional home but love modern? No problem! There are plenty of options for creating that modern house vibe in an older home.

If you're ready to plan a modern overhaul, let's see how the professionals do it. Check out the best ways to bring your home into the 21st century!


Modern style uses color sparingly—but the color chosen to highlight a space is often bright—resulting in a fresh feel that pops against its surroundings. And because the background furniture and walls are neutral, you can change styles with no more than a few accessory switches, making modern-style affordable to boot.

Upgrade Hardware and Faucets

Dated cabinet hardware and faucets are a great place to start when updating your home. Easy to accomplish on your own, yet bold enough to make a difference. This is a one-weekend project with a big payoff. Look for sleek designs and modern finishes—and if you're looking for extra gusto, consider painting cabinets and adding a backsplash

Pay Attention to Shape

Strong shapes, like squares and rectangles, are the hallmark of modern design. Here, a bright white palette allows the shape of the floating sink to stand out. The simple white scheme paired with a floor-to-ceiling backlit mirror opens up the small space and creates a serene environment.

High Contrast, High Style

A restrained palette and repeated materials are used to create this urban black-and-white kitchen. The sleek black island is clad in a bright white waterfall countertop. Long glossy white cabinets add height and lightness to the room.


New paint is an instant face lift. Simply by covering marks, dings, and scratches in your walls you'll make your home look and feel fresh. It will also allow you to cover any dark or dated colors with a light, monochromatic palette that will breathe new life into your home. For the ultimate in modern style, pair light, barely-there color with natural wood accents.

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