Victorian houses have a simple, timeless elegance that says volumes. Homes built in this era were designed for everyday living: they were generally practical and modestly spacious for their time. However, if your home has stuffy, cramped rooms and narrow passageways, why not consider removing some internal walls to marry the spaces and create open plan or communal living zones that are better suited to your lifestyle?
When planning your renovation, don’t cram your space or detract from the classic design charm by introducing too many new colours or furniture installations. Focus on space and functionality.
There are several features of Victorian homes that really stand out. Here are some things to focus on when planning your renovation:
Victorian homes were typically fitted with simple sash windows. If your home still has its original windows, repairing and waterproofing them is essential. If you are installing new windows, why not opt for double glazed ones? – they’ll improve the energy efficiency of the home while restoring a good dose of original charm.
Re-discover the Floorboards
Even if the previous owners of your property have put carpet through your home, there’s a high chance that the original Victorian floorboards are underneath, just waiting to be restored! Even badly worn floorboards can be repaired and polished, so seek professional advice on the best way to tackle this challenge.