Selling Houses Australia

Adapting a Victorian Home for Modern Day Living

The charm of a heritage property can be a unique selling point, buyer still expect all the mod cons. This can cause a style dilemma.

There are some simple ways to blend modern design into old interiors. Here are a few of them.

  1. Fixtures and fittings in the bathroom will link the past with the present. Taps and shower fittings in brass are typical of the Victorian period. By teaming them with the other contemporary aspects of the bathroom it doesn’t feel old fashioned.
  2. Granite bench tops are similar to the old marble counter tops but it’s still a modern product on a modern base. Using heritage profile doors and handles will help to blend the old with the new.
  3. If you are lucky enough to have good wooden floors then leave them in. You can either sand them back or paint them.
  4. Eliminated dated flooring and replace it with a cost effective alternative, like modern laminate. A flooring in a light tone will add a modern look while still respecting the character of the property.

Remember, the trick is to keep the character and the period of the house, but create a home that reflects modern day living.

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