Decorating & Design

February 15, 2017

10 Foolproof Ways To Update An Aging Home

Handsome bones, charming quirks, an intriguing backstory — there are plenty of reasons to love an older house. But whether you’ve got a sweet ’50s bungalow or grand century home, your place still has to work for contemporary living. Tired finishes won’t make the grade, and dark, closed-in rooms don’t exactly set the stage for entertaining. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to bring an aging house into the modern era without stripping its character. Here are 10 foolproof design tweaks from some of our favorite H&H spaces to update an older home.