Is it time you modernized your old home? Décor choices aside, here are a few improvements that could be worth making to help bring your home into the 21st Century – such improvements could help you to save money, add value to your home and improve convenience.
More homeowners are now adopting a green ethos. Living a more eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t just save the planet, but can also save you a lot of money. A big green improvement to consider could be improving your home’s insulation – many older homes are uninsulated and lose heat easily, resulting in higher gas bills during the winter months. You could start by insulating your loft or you could try installing double glazed windows. On top of adding insulation, you could try updating old fixtures. A new multi-flush toilet or a new oven could also help to save money on your utility bills by using up less energy. You could even go as far as installing solar panels on your roof and running all your electricity off the power of the sun – this is a big investment, but can be worthwhile in the long run.
Consider smart technology
You could also try incorporating smart technology into your home. Such technology allows you to digitally control heating, lighting and appliances on your phone or computer from any location. This can give you more control over your energy consumption as well as adding convenience. There are many companies that can help you to implement smarthome design. Something as small as getting a smart TV or installing smart heating could be a worthy first step, helping you to get to grips with smart technology.
More modern homes are also doing away with multiple downstairs rooms in exchange for an open plan layout. This can help to create a large communal space that’s brighter and more airy. As are homes are getting more crowded with tech and items, there’s also been a recent rise in multi-purpose space-saving appliances and furniture. This could include speakers that double as lights or a sofa with inbuilt storage.
Improve air quality
Modern homeowners are also caring more about air quality in their homes. There are now many devices for detecting invisible toxins in the air such as carbon monoxide detectors and radon detectors that are useful to have for your own safety. On top of this there are many devices that can help to improve air quality by taking in the air and converting it into fresh air. Such devices include dehumidifiers, which can get rid of moisture in the air leading to damp and mould, and purifiers, which can get rid of dust and pollutants in the air. There are also simple ways of improving air quality such as growing more houseplants and using special candles and scents.