Renovation Ideas For Period Homes
CategoriesPeriod Home Renovation

Period homes are known for their beautiful features and grand architecture. However, the original layout of period homes can lack functionality and open spaces. 

When renovating period homes, it’s important to strike the right balance between things such as the integrity of the existing architecture, enhancing the historic features, and integrating modern and aesthetic touches that flow to make living in the home comfortable and enjoyable. 

A successful renovation can achieve just the right blend of style, comfort, and functionality. When done right it can significantly increase the value of your property. Here are some period home renovation ideas for you to consider if you are looking to add a few changes to your period home. 

5 Inspiring Period Home Renovation Ideas 

By highlighting a few classic features of your period home, you can give it an updated look without drastically changing its charming appeal. Here are a few examples of what can be done: 

1). Enhance Classic Features 

Enhancing the classic and stunning period features is a must! These could be features such as fireplaces, ceiling roses, archways, fretwork or mouldings, just to name a few.

2). Modern Colours, Classic Design 

Adding a few bold colours in small strategic places can make a huge difference to your home’s aesthetics. 

Renovation Ideas For Period Homes

3). Modern Touches, Classic Design 

This is where you need to ensure that the modern touches are injected in with the original features. Where ‘old meets new’ should have a lovely flow.  

4). Increase Functionality 

Make your space more useable by adding functional features like: 

  • Creating an open plan living, dining and kitchen area, so that the whole family can enjoy the centre of the home.
  • Smart storage spaces such as bookshelves built into a wall 

5). Increase Storage Space 

Remove any bulky built-in cabinets and replace them with more practical storage. Use modern shelving to serve as design elements and add practical storage space with modern features. 

Final Thoughts

On many levels, renovating a period home is intricate work. Achieving your dream design of modern functionality in a period home requires experts in the field. It is crucial to seek the help of professional design experts with experience and a love for period homes. 

Renovating a period home is best left to a professional design and construction team with the expertise, knowledge and skills to get it right. 

Choose Period Home Extensions & Designs for your next Renovation!

Period Home Extensions & Designs have over 30 years of experience with the design and construction of period homes and always maintains the highest standards from design right through to completion. 

Give us a call to discuss your particular period-style home. We have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to renovate a period home in such a way that it maintains its authenticity while at the same time adding modern features to enhance the functionality and comfort of your home. 

Please call us today at Period Extensions & Designs on (03) 8658 1340 or make an enquiry.

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