When it comes to living in older properties, you may feel as though your home is falling behind everyone else’s. With the amount of new build homes being built with that modern touch, it can create some envy for those owners of the more older, period properties.
What’s the option if you feel unhappy in your home that is stuck in the past? Move? That is an option, of course, but a rather costly one. Why move when you can improve?
In today’s blog, we’re going to be exploring the different ways you can modernise your older property.
EXTEND, EXTEND, EXTEND
At Bespoke Norfolk Group, one of the things we enjoy is creating marvellous and gorgeous-designed extensions. In instances like this, where an extension is being implemented to help modernise a property, it’s a win, win solution – not only are you able to create the extension to look stylish and modern, while still complementing the original home, you’re receiving heap loads of extra space for your home.
Nothing quite says modernisation like an open plan style of living. Whether it’s a two-storey extension or single, you’d be amazed how even just a little bit of extra space can improve your home life.
It’s these reasons why modernisation through extension is such a favourite among us and our previous clients.
Let’s look at another way you could potentially modernise part of your home. Between you and me, this home improvement method is likely going to be cheaper than an extension. Introducing the popular loft conversion.
Loft conversions are a great way of improving your home for less. After all, unlike an extension, you’re not building new space, you’re converting space you already have inside your home. Create your own slice of bespoke paradise in your home with a loft conversion; you can design it however you want and there are many different types of loft conversions to choose from, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Create a modern master bedroom, a next-generation office space or even a games room to level up your property’s character.
Some of you may be thinking that an extension and loft conversion sounds great but they don’t exactly modernise your whole home. This is true, with these first two suggestions, you’re either adding a modern touch with an extension or creating a small chunk of modernisation within your home with a loft conversion.
So, what do you do if you want to completely modernise your whole property? An entire home renovation may be on the cards for you. Picture this, every room in your home receiving its very own update and refresh; much more than a new coat of paint, a full home renovation could see walls knocked down to create larger rooms and the entire layout of your home could change to the way you want it.
RENOVATE WITH SYMPATHY
If you are familiar with the world of renovation and home improvement, in general, then you may have heard of sympathetic renovation. For those of you just now being introduced to this industry, you may not have a clue what that is.
This is a type of renovation method that is particularly popular with older, period properties. Here at Bespoke Norfolk Group, we love older properties; most of them have a natural beauty that can be tricky to find nowadays. That is why we offer sympathetic renovation. A renovation of this style is when a property is restored as close to its original state as possible. It’s changing the space in your home while remaining sympathetic to the property’s original style. Perfect for those looking to update their homes, without wanting to go overboard on changing the look completely.
To sum up, you don’t have to move out of your older home should you fall out of love with its older style. There are ways to bring life back into an older property, as long as you work with a good construction company who knows what they’re doing, like us at Bespoke Norfolk Group. We have worked on so many older properties and given them a second chance at looking amazing.
If you’re hoping to modernise an older property, get in touch with us today to learn how we can help you.