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Four Old Design Features You Need to Remove from Your Home

Is your home looking a little outdated or old-fashioned? You see these beautiful homes on HGTV and wonder what you need to do to your home to bring it up to date. Well, my friend. I am here to help you with that!

Design is always changing. Things go in and out of style constantly. For now, these specific things have to go. Some for aesthetic purposes and some for health reasons.

Bring your home up to date by removing these specific old design features. You’ll love the new feeling in your home once these things are gone!

1. Popcorn Ceiling

When people walk into a house, this is not what they want to see. No one can stand popcorn ceiling anymore. You can either remove it, or cover it up! Either way, it will look amazing when the popcorn ceiling is gone.

2. Wall Paper

Dark green wall paper

Wall paper is another dreaded sight, especially old wall paper that has a yellow tint to it. This can be a daunting task but actually quite simple. It only takes a few steps to remove wallpaper.

  • First, take everything off the walls so you have a blank slate to work with.
  • Find a seam or the edge of the wall and try to peel off the wallpaper. If it comes off nice and easy, this task will be simple.
  • If your job isn’t so simple, Lowes does an incredible job by explaining how to take off different types of wallpaper.

3. Separating Walls

Open floor plans are all the rave right now, and I don’t see that going anywhere anytime soon! Being able to see your family and company in the living room while you are in the kitchen is amazing. Not sure why they separated all these areas in a house in the first place!

This is another thing people are looking for when buying a home, nice open floor plans. Taking down a wall isn’t an easy task, but it’s absolutely worth it!

First, you have to check if its load-bearing or not. You will want to consult with an architect or an engineer before tearing down any walls. One of these professionals will be able to tell you if a wall is holding up your house or not.

If you are lucky and the wall you want to tear down isn’t load-bearing, WikiHow explains in-depth how to tear down an interior wall.

4. Old Light Fixtures

black and white bar interior photography

Do you know the gold light fixtures with the ugly designs on them that are hanging from your ceiling? Yes, they have to go! Modern lighting upgrades a house instantly. You can change entryway lighting for a beautiful first impression. You can change pendent lighting above a dining room table or kitchen island. Upgrade the fan in your living room to a modern more efficient lighting fan fixture. You can also upgrade these fans in all the bedrooms. This will be an investment that everyone will notice!

Upgrade Your Home

With these simple and not so simple projects, figure out which one will add the most value in your home. If you’re going to sell your home, think about doing these home improvements before it goes on the market!