The charm and history of a building are often what attracts people to make a property their home. A home with its elegant sash windows and its defined period style is often loved at first sight. It keeps the feel of the neighbourhood and almost takes you back to a time gone by. It is no surprise that period properties are hotly in demand, for both their beauty and intrigue.
When the exterior of your home has such as charm and character, it is often something that you want to maintain inside the home. So, how do you keep, restore and add period features to your home, so that you can preserve the character of your home inside and out?
Five reasons to add period features to your home
- Increase the value to your home
- Have a long-lasting appeal
- Added character and uniqueness
- Modern living with authentic touches
- Impressive room proportions with feature focal points
How to add period features to your home
A restored fireplace can be an excellent addition to receptions rooms and bedrooms. Fireplaces, whether functioning or blocked, give a great focal point to a room, so much as they can be the centrepiece of the room, especially if you add style to a surround or focus the attention onto the chimney breast.
Depending on the age of your property, there are a wealth of fireplace options you may consider. From a Victorian tiled surround to a cast iron stove, an ornate Georgian mantel or maybe a country style wood burner there are plenty of options to suit your style and personality as well as fitting the period of the home.
A front door not only gives your property added appeal but it is a welcoming sight as you enter your home. A high-quality front door which suits the period of your home also helps to set the tone of your property from the minute you step into the entranceway. What’s more, a high-quality wooden door is one that will never date and will have a longer life.
With a quality front door, you have the opportunity to refresh the look of your home whenever you wish too. Simply give the door a fresh lick of paint, and that will maintain the character of the home, but also add your own style and personality.
For rooms with excellent proportions, you can add a number of period features that suit your taste and room functionality. Aspects such as ceiling roses, picture rails and coving are not as hard as many people believe to install. You can install features yourself by using cheap, lightweight products from your local DIY store or have a professional plasterer create your perfect bespoke design for you.
Upkeep of period features
While period furniture may benefit from a distressed and weathered look, most period features need to be looked after. Make sure that you maintain your sash windows so that they don’t warp or break. If your sash windows need some TLC, then give Wandsworth Sash Windows a call on 020 7924 7303 to arrange a free quote.