The age of restoration

Friday 18 August 2017, Written by Nan Nawrocki


It seems that the trend ‘don’t move, improve’ is still going strong, with many homeowners deciding to make the most of what they’ve got rather than selling up and moving. Making improvements to your home not only means you get extra space or the style you like, it can add value for when you do come to sell.  Restoring an older property to reveal or enhance its original features will definitely add value and there are some other tried and tested solutions to improve your investment.

  • Well-kept gardens, paths, welcoming porches and stylish hallways can make a great first impression to visitors, as well as giving you a warm glow when you come home! Replace or restore a tiled path with Victorian Floor Tiles in both traditional patterns and colours or something more contemporary. Even small porches can be improved by adding colourful or authentic tiling or uncovering existing patterned tiles.
  • Hallway flooring has to work hard and robust tiling is a way to add colour or interest, or to bring out original features. Victorian flooring and Odyssey tiles work well alongside reclaimed or revealed wooden floorboards. Original or replica radiators add an authentic touch as well.
  • Restoring a bathroom to be in keeping with a particular style is easy nowadays with our Artworks range. Use replica claw foot baths and other sanitary ware and plumbing suitable for 21st century living. Tiled floors are suitable for using with underfloor heating as well.
  • Open plan kitchen-dining areas are popular and give scope for extra seating, storage and entertaining. Large format floor tiling works well here and reflective tiled wall surfaces give the impression of yet more space and light.

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