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Enhance your home’s original features

Add character and charm by restoring or replacing period details in your property

One in five UK homes were built before 1919, according to the latest English Housing Survey. Although older properties aren’t as energy-efficient as modern ones and require more maintenance, they come with plenty of character. You may have the good fortune to find one with original features intact, but if not, they can be restored or replaced. Ensure all additions are in keeping with your home’s age and contact your local planning department first if your home is listed or in a conservation area.

More efficient and less hassle than an open fire, a multi-fuel stove looks stunning in a refurbished fireplace
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I know that November isn’t everyone’s favourite month, but I think there’s something rather cosy about coming home on a cold, dark night and curling up on the sofa in front of the fire. If you’re thinking of investing in a wood-burner to warm up your home this winter then turn to page 115, where we’ve got the low-down on the latest models and what you need to consider before you buy. Talking of making your home warm and toasty, do take a look at George Clarke’s column this month, where he shares his expert advice on insulating your home (p.111). Of course nothing beats, a tasty comforting supper on those chilly November nights – so do try our delicious recipe suggestions on page 100, packed with warming spices! I know many of you are keen to be braver when it comes to using pattern in your home, so on page 36 we show how to make it work for you, from balancing scale to creating the illusion of space and, of course, our pick of the latest designs for wallpapers and fabrics to inspire you. Many of us dream of living in a period property with gorgeous plasterwork and beautiful fireplaces, but in reality many of them have had their original features removed or damaged over the years. In this month’s home improvement feature, we take a look at what steps you need to take to restore your period home to its former glory and where to look for affordable, original materials (p.106). Happy decorating!
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