Top Tips for adding value to your Period Property

Are you the proud owner of a period house? Have you been bitten by the restoration bug? Whether you are restoring for fun, or looking to add a few extra pounds to the value of your house before putting it on the market, we’ve put these tops tips together to show you how to increase the your period properties’ worth.

Quintessential Floor tiles

Just like when we meet a new person, first impressions really do count so why not apply this logic to your home as well? These beautiful tiles are a fantastic option for both the inside and outside of your period property. These are a mainstay for period homes and are a classic feature of the Victorian era, seen across London on some of the capital’s most prestigious homes and public buildings. The best part is, you may already have them hidden away under your current flooring solution so be sure to investigate!

Sash Window Restoration

Original single pane timber sash windows are one of the most beautiful, classic features of a period house, but over time they deteriorate and don’t provide very good insulation. This leads not only to unwanteds draughts and outside noise coming in, but also to needlessly high energy bills.

Those are just some of the reasons why we specialise in restoring sash windows, not just to their original finish, but to a much more efficient insulation standard. With Energy efficiency legislation now changing, there has never been a more important time to make sure that your property isn’t leaking heat, and don’t forget, the better your energy rating the more value is added to your home!

Cast Iron Radiator

Another great tip is to replace your existing radiator with one of the cast iron pieces that were so popular in Victorian Britain. Whilst this is certainly a worthwhile endeavour, it can be costly, especially if you’re looking to replace many radiators. If your budget doesn’t allow for replacing every radiator you have, then a coat of heat-resistant paint will work well in helping them to blend into their surroundings, rather than sticking out as modern heating appliances tend to!

Period era Front Door

Once again we find ourselves discussing first impressions, well, they are essential when it comes to upping the resale value of your home. If your period property is missing a feature here or there, most prospective buyers will accept that, but something as noticeable as a front door commands attention! Replacing your modern front door with a traditional wooden one is a great option, and if you already have a classic wooden design, getting it properly restored to its former glory is something that will certainly add more value and charm for your property.

Here at Fortis & Hooke, we offer great value services on the restoration of Wooden doors so head on over to our wooden door restoration services page to find out more.