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Exterior Refurbishments
LTI TransformationsApr 2, 2024 10:00:00 AM2 min read

Exterior Refurbishments: Revitalise Your Home Without Losing Its Charm

Exterior Refurbishments

When refurbishing a building it is important to remember that upgrading surfaces and adding aesthetically pleasing qualities can be done so without damaging or detracting from the original charm of the property. In some cases, legislation restricts what you can and can’t do to certain structures, but for most homeowners it’s more a question of personal preference. We understand that when restoring your home's beauty it is important to do so without removing or impinging on the character that made you fall in love with it in the first place.

The question that many homeowners ask themselves before carrying out any renovation or refurbishment work is, therefore: How do you achieve this balance? Fortunately, it’s more straightforward than you might think. Below is a guide to refurbishing your home without losing any of the charm.

Think About What You Love About Your Home 

When planning home refurbishments to modernise your property, it is crucial to identify any historical or important features. By identifying these areas, you can ensure they remain untouched during a refurbishment

Sit down and make a list of the features and aspects of your home that are either too important to lose or that you really want to keep in place. This then gives you a framework to plan your renovation around.

Look To Add To Existing Features

Just because you want to keep something, that doesn’t mean you have to leave it alone entirely. There is often scope for making improvements or incorporating older elements into new designs, bringing out the best in older features by combining them with modern materials or using up to date finishing products to enhance and protect them. In fact, a contrast between old and new can be a real aesthetic joy and a talking point. 

Use Reclaimed Materials 

Of course, there is no rule to say that property refurbishments have to use new materials. You can also add and enhance the existing charm of your home by using reclaimed materials. These are available from specialist suppliers, reclamation yards or even from social media sites. It’s all about keeping your eyes peeled for the right kinds of bargains. 

Embrace The Imperfections 

Building methods in the past were different to today. And time can also alter the appearance of facades and features. But rather than covering up the story of the building that is your home, why not work with it to create a narrative? You don’t always need to try and erase imperfections, and they can even be a big part of what gives a building its charm (as long as there are no longer term structural implications).

Think About Energy Efficiency 

While it’s important to maintain tradition and charm, you also need to do it in such a way that it enhances the energy efficiency of your home. Luckily, there is now a good choice of modern home solutions that meet the needs of traditional buildings while offering superior levels of insulation and sustainability. 

Refurbish and revitalise your home without affecting its unique look and charm. Get in contact with the team at LTI transformations today! 

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