Living in a period building means finding a balance between preserving the original character and features of the property and creating a pleasant, modern family home. When it’s time for renovations or repairs, the question of materials and character become more urgent: should you try to repair an original marble staircase? Match a granite fireplace? Or simply rip the whole lot out, and create the home you’ve been dreaming of?
Updating your home When looking to update your home, your first instinct might be to don the overalls and arm yourself with paint, brushes and rollers. Some might even start ripping out kitchen units or a bathroom suite with reckless abandon, determined to regenerate a home that may be looking tired or dated. There are other improvement options that are less common and will both refresh and add an individual feel to your home. Flooring One area of renovation and home improvement that is often overlooked is […]
Granite’s relatively non porous nature makes it an ideal material for any number of surfaces, whether in a bathroom, kitchen, hallway, living room or utility room. Because it is non porous, this helps to protect the surface from staining when it comes to spillages. Unless the granite is tiled and therefore grouted, liquids cannot penetrate its surface in the way that it can other surfaces.