If you’re the proud owner of an older house and are considering investing several thousand dollars in restoring your home, so that it looks as good as new, continue reading to discover a few helpful tips from Gary Friedman on how to restore an older home.
Restoring an Older House:
Expose any wood floors which may have been covered up
One of the easiest ways to increase your property’s value is to restore any hard wood floors which your property may boast. As beautiful, natural hard wood floors are always in demand. So if some of your property’s hard wood floors have been covered with cheap tiles or carpet, it’s well worth paying for professionals to remove the tiles or carpet in order to expose your gorgeous hard wood floors.
After which you’ll be able to clean your hard wood floors and paint them with a carefully selected hard wood specific stain. Which will return the luster to your hard wood floors, which are guaranteed to look as good as new and will become one of your home’s main focal points!
Repaint the interior walls of your house
One of the easiest, most cost effective ways to transform the look and feel of an older property, is to repaint your property’s interior walls. Which is a simple task, which you should be able to take care of on your own, without the need for professional painters.
If you’re tempted remove any outdated wallpaper or sand off your old paint job, before carefully applying a few coats of a neutral colored paint to your walls. If in doubt, you can never go wrong opting for fresh, clean white walls. Which will suit a house of any age or style.
Consider knocking down a few walls
If your property features rooms which are far too small for modern day living, you may want to consider knocking down a few walls, in order for your home to become more livable and to make your home feel as spacious as possible. As an example, the easiest way to make your lounge and kitchen feel bigger is to knock down the wall which currently separates your kitchen and your lounge.
If your bathroom is far too small for a busy, modern family, you may also be interested in sacrificing an extra bedroom which you don’t have a need for, in order to create a larger, more usable bathroom.
Turn the old parts of your home into key features
Instead of trying to hide the historic features of your home, why not turn them into eye catching focal points? As an example, if your house boasts a traditional wood fire place, why not consider giving your fireplace a new lease on life and making it the central focus point of your lounge? Alternatively, if your home boasts exposed beams, you may also choose to restore them to their former glory.
So if you have your heart set on restoring your home, instead of moving to a new property, it’s seriously worth considering using the 4 tips listed above in order to give your old home the makeover it deserves!