RETURNING AN OLD HOME TO ITS ORIGINAL CHARM
If you live in an old home that is starting to look a little tired and worn, rather than sit back and watch a charming old place fall to pieces, put some effort into ensuring it ages gracefully rather than fast becoming haggard. The following is a look at some of the things you can do to bring back that old charm into your place.
Redo the flooring
A fantastic way to revive the charm in your place is to upgrade your flooring, because this is sure to be a part of your home that will have suffered quite a lot of wear and tear throughout the years. Polishing up the old floorboards, having the carpets replaced or having your granite tiles redone will have your home looking at its charming best — and worth a significant amount more as well.
It is amazing what a couple of coats of paint can do for a place, and so if you are hoping to recapture the original charm of your home, call in the professionals and have it repainted. If you aren’t sure what the original paint job would have even looked like, research online and you are sure to be able to get at least a good idea of the style. Otherwise, talk to your painters because they likely have dealt with similar homes before.
Fix up your outdoor areas
Whether you have a big backyard or a tiny balcony area, when your home was first built these areas would have without doubt been huge highlights of the place, so restoring them is a great way to try to recapture some of your home’s original charm. It may just be a matter of giving the area a good clean, but if it has fallen into a state of disrepair, having a new deck built or new pavers put down may be the best way to make a positive impact.
A clever way to help your home recapture its original charm and vibe is by bringing in some old-style furniture, as this is a marvellous way to help your home start to feel a little more like its old self. For some of the best bargains, check out second-hand stores and online classifieds, and be sure to keep an ear out for elderly friends or relatives looking to part with some of their old-style gems.
Lights and fixtures
If your home doesn’t have the original lighting and fixtures, a fantastic way to have it looking its charming and stylish best is by having the original lighting and fixtures put back in. Your light switches, cupboard handles, door knobs and even lamp shades will all of a sudden be features again, and this charming touch will have your home looking and feeling as good as it ever has.
Make an effort to keep your home always at or near its best by fixing any problems as soon as they emerge, and you’ll find you enjoy hanging out at home way more once it has a little more of its old charm back.