Doing up your house can be an ongoing project, especially if you have an older house and are looking for some period charm. There is plenty you can do that won’t cost you a great deal of money, and you may find that there is something in the house that can be used to enhance your style. It is a pity to subject a Victorian house, for example, to later styles, as the correct period will always suit it best.
For example, does your house still have its original open fireplaces? You may not know the answer as, in the middle of the 20th century, many houses had these boarded over to make way for more modern appliances. Nowadays, many people are opening them up again as, with an appropriate surround, they look fantastic and provide excellent heat.
Old fireplaces are easy restorations, but you will need to enlist the services of a professional in order to make sure your chimney and fire are working safely. If you visit our website you will find that you can have a chimney checked professionally for very little money, and your insurer will want the certificate to prove your chimney is safe. You may even be able to find an older-style surround at a reclamation centre, a great way of adding to your feature.
An open fire is a great feature when lit, too, and really does bring a room to life, and you can also have them retro-fitted in newer homes, as many people are choosing to do. It’s an excellent way of giving back some lost character to your older home, and will be a lasting feature from now on. Check us out now and see how you can have an open fire for very little outlay.