Many of us like the idea of owning a property with a traditional looking exterior, particularly from the Georgian and Victorian periods. However, such properties do come at a cost and many refuse or simply can’t afford to pay the premium prices. One way that many savvy homeowners are overcoming the problem is to make stay put and give their existing property a traditional facelift, or to buy a more modern property and make alterations to it. Here we take a look at some of the most popular ways to add a touch of age and character to the exterior of your home.

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SolidWoodFlooringOne of the best ways to spruce up a dated-looking room is by replacing the flooring. But nowadays, with so many different flooring options available to consumers, it can be hard deciding on a new floor. Here, we look at the various options and how you can choose between them.

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One of the most distinctive and elegant features of a Victorian style bathroom is undoubtedly the copper bathtub. With its unique look and finish it offers a statement piece as well as a luxury feel for any bathroom, particularly freestanding baths placed on centre stage in the middle of the room.

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If you are planning on dividing a large room into two smaller rooms then you will of course be looking at installing a stud wall. The question you are likely to be asking yourself is whether you can handle the job yourself, or whether you need to employ a professional. The answer to that question depends on whether you have the DIY skills to see the project through to a satisfactory conclusion. Hopefully this guide will give you a clearer understanding in what is involved and will assist you in gauging whether it is within your capabilities.

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