What Makes Interiors Look Old and Tired?
Materials that haven’t aged well can give even the nicest home a shabby appearance. They may be things that you’ve grown used to or never noticed. Examples we frequently see include brass-plated light fixtures that have begun to pit, cabinet doors that have warped or sagged, faucets that have begun to corrode, and doorknobs where the brass plating has rubbed off exposing the dark metal underneath.
The style of fixtures and finishes can also make a once-elegant home look dowdy. Here are some examples:
- Brass lighting fixtures look outdated compared to today’s sleeker more elegant style fixtures in brushed finishes like nickel or black.
- Light oak cabinets and floors also date a house. White cabinetry, deeper finishes like espresso, and even wood stains in blue or forest green make your kitchen look new again.
- Wall-to-wall carpet gives a house a very dated appearance these days. Even in bedrooms, hardwood floors are more desirable for their clean, rich look. Besides the style issue, nothing detracts from a home’s freshness more than wall-to-wall carpet that has seen better days.