7 classic home improvements that will never go out of style
As summer arrives with its bursts of bright sunshine, many of the home improvement projects you’ve thought about all winter tend to be illuminated as well.
There are lots of reasons to update your home with a general refresh or revamp being just one of them. You may wish to boost your home security, improve your energy efficiency or enhance your property’s visual appeal.
At Majestic Designs, we’ve been working in the home improvement industry for decades and during that time we’ve seen lots of house trends and fashions come and go. We’ve also seen some designs, ideas and improvements that truly stand the test of time, and it’s these classic features that customers return to time and time again.
Although many house alteration projects can feel like an upheaval, there are some straightforward transformation projects that will add value, improve your property’s aesthetic and could also save you money on your fuel bills.
Creating a timeless appeal is the key to a successful home improvement, so below are seven of the best that we believe will never go out of style.
1. Beautiful Sash Windows
Whether in a Victorian terraced home or a modern, contemporary build, sash windows look stunning in virtually every setting. From classic white to fresh Chartwell Green or sophisticated grey Anthracite, sash windows are a beautiful addition to your property. They can enhance both the look and the value of your house and are easy to maintain. UPVC sash windows come in a variety of heritage styles, finishes and woodgrain effects, which means you can capture the beauty of a traditional sash look without the cost and the upkeep.
2. The Classic Black Front Door
Intrinsically stylish and offering fantastic longevity, the classic black front door will never go out of fashion. Working well with a wide variety of traditional or contemporary door furniture and accessories in a range of colours and finishes, a black front door feels sophisticated, bridges time periods and is suitable for all types of properties. You could choose a uPVC or a composite door in a matte or gloss black finish to add instant elegance and curb appeal and timeless style to your property.
3. Slate Tiled Roofing
A natural slate tiled roof offers a beautiful, polished finish to both period and contemporary properties. Beyond the aesthetics of providing vintage character to a home, slate tiles also have a number of additional benefits including excellent levels of fire protection and resistance to rot. They have a much longer lifespan than concrete or clay tiles, regularly lasting for around 100 years. They can also be more environmentally friendly, as any suitable tiles in good condition can be cleaned and reused when you undertake any future roof repairs. A stylish roof that is long-lasting and better for the planet? Definitely a win-win.
4. Victorian Bay Windows
Although common in Victorian houses across the UK, bay windows look stunning and are an excellent way to invite more natural light into many other types of property. A bay window offers a classic look combining both extra space and additional light, giving your living spaces a welcoming and stylish feel. Bay windows can incorporate sash style openings for a timeless aesthetic and can be dressed with a wealth of different traditional or contemporary fabrics, blinds, curtains or shutters to create a huge variety of looks and styles. You could even turn your bay window into a snug and cosy window seat for reading and relaxing. From clean, contemporary white uPVC to stunning anthracite wood effect sash windows, a bay window can be installed and customised, encapsulating timeless quality and style.
5. A Stylish & Welcoming Porch
A well constructed porch in keeping with the aesthetics of a building can create a beautiful and symmetrical look to your property. Not only does a porch area add square footage to your home, it provides an excellent space for storing essential items including shoes, bags, coats and umbrellas. Enclosed porches with an additional door into the main house, also offer an added level of security which could even help you make a saving on your property insurance costs. A porch is another potential space that can be easily decorated or refreshed to create an attractive, welcoming and useful entrance to your home.
6. En Vogue French Doors
Timeless and elegant. Perfect words to describe the beautiful look and feel that French windows and doors can add to a home. Offering a way to open your home into your outdoor setting, French doors help to create a seamless transition between spaces and can make your house feel lighter, brighter and bigger. Gone are the days when the only colour choice you had was white uPVC, French doors are available in a wide variety of colours and finishes designed to complement your home’s unique style.
7. Bespoke Conservatories
Adding space and light to your home, a bespoke conservatory is an effective way to add value and elegance to your home. A larger project than some of the others we’ve outlined above, improving your home with a conservatory is actually a more straightforward project than you’d imagine. A variety of style, colour, finish and material options means that alongside specialist design and manufacturing processes, you’ll have a result that meets your exact specifications and enhances the look of your home beautifully. A bespoke conservatory is a versatile and valuable addition to your home giving you more living and entertaining space and connecting your home and garden effortlessly.
At Majestic Designs we have been helping homeowners create stunning living spaces for over 20 years. We’d love to advise and guide you with yours.
If you would like to discuss a home improvement project to renew, improve or add a beautiful new feature to your property, give one of our expert and friendly team members a call today.
Call us on 01934 741 294 or send us a message online.