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The Things That Make Your Home Feel Outdated

Just like fashion trends, certain home decor trends haven’t been able to stand the test of time. What was once trendy and in vogue at one point now looks dated and gaudy. Similarly, some things you might take for granted can also make your home look older than it really is. The following are a few things that can make your home feel extremely outdated. If you see these in your home, you might want to consider an update.

Cracked concrete

Unless you’re going for a spooky haunted house vibe, cracked concrete can make your home look dilapidated and neglected. It can also be a tripping hazard. Professional concrete repair services can effectively patch up any cracks on your driveway or on your walls to make your home look brand new.

Popcorn ceilings

What do you see when you look up at your ceiling? If the answer is a rough textured popcorn ceiling, then you’re in need of a ceiling overhaul. Popcorn ceilings are a thing of the past for many different reasons. Not only do they look old-fashioned, but they’re also a health hazard. Some of the materials used to make popcorn ceilings, like asbestos, can actually be toxic and life-threatening. Make sure to get a professional to get rid of it for you to keep yourself safe.

Glass block windows and separators

Glass blocking was a popular interior design fad in the 80s, but it has since lost its appeal. They’re now considered incredibly antiquated and out-of-style. Not only are they expensive, but they’re also so heavy and thick that they also don’t allow for much ventilation within the home, which can make your interiors feel stuffy. Opt for a sleek and minimalist glass panel shower enclosure instead.

Gold or brass hardware

Golden light fixtures, brass kitchen hardware, and gilded faucets were once a symbol of elegance and class, but they no longer have the same luster. While you can still see some inspired takes on these otherwise bulky fittings, it’s generally tough to get right. Steel and silver are more understated options that are perfect for modern and contemporary homes.

Carpeted floors

Carpeted floors are fine in moderation, especially if you need the sound absorption and insulation, but wall to wall carpeting can be overkill. Consider replacing carpeted floors with plain hardwood floors which gives off a timeless appeal. It’s also much easier to keep clean. You can still decorate with a large rug that can absorb sound in a particular area and offer some insulation during the colder months.

Clutter

storage full of junk and clutter
The past few years have seen the rise of the minimalist movement, especially with the popularisation of the KonMari method. Leaving a bunch of junk and decorations around your home can make it look much older than it really is. Start your decluttering journey by dedicating a couple of days a month to discarding all the unnecessary junk around your house, then invest in some practical storage solutions to keep everything neat and tidy.

If you find any of these in your home, then it’s time to consider doing a bit of renovating. Let your home keep up with the times by giving it a much-needed makeover.

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