A Quick Guide To Restoring Your Home To Its Former Glory

Do you start to daydream when you think about how amazing your home used to be? Now, it’s somewhat a shell of the home it used to be? If this is how you feel, you’ve come to the right place. This quick guide will give you some helpful hints and tips to restore your home to its former glory. It doesn’t matter whether your home is 100 years old or 10 years old; the ideas here can apply.

Looking At The Current Condition Of your Home

First of all, you need to look at the current condition of your home and figure out which areas need to be restored. You probably don’t want to make more work for yourself than necessary.

You can start to get ideas by looking through home magazines, visiting pinterest, and using other websites that can help to give you inspiration. Something as simple as swapping out the bulbs from yellow light to white light can bring your home into the modern era.

Updating the light fixtures will help to bring more efficient light into your space too. Why not add skylights to areas that were once dark?

Considering The Materials

There are all kinds of materials you need to consider when restoring your home. Here’s a quick list:

  • Flooring
  • Wallpaper
  • Counters
  • Sinks
  • Tubs

If you get these things wrong, your home is going to look way out of date. Removing dated wallpaper, carpets, and other dated items will help to bring your home into the modern day. Choosing the right materials can add interest and texture to your home, all while bringing it up to date.

Watch Out For Water

If you do live in an older home that you’re looking to restore, watching out for water is a must. Keep your eye on ceilings, floors, windows, and any other areas for signs of damage. Not only is it an indicator that you have water seeping in, but also that you could have serious structural issues. Water damage can have terrible long term effects, explain the

Restorationeze team. It’s a good idea to check the sill plate in your home for water damage. This is because it sits close to wet ground most of the time.

Restoring Old Furniture

Perhaps you want to restore your old furniture, or buy old furniture and go from there. You can find all kinds of old pieces for free, but then it’s up to you to do the hard work. Bear in mind that this can be time consuming if you don’t plan it out properly. There are lots of tutorials online that could help you, but you need a good idea of what you want your piece to look for first. Start by setting your budget, assessing the piece, repairing anything that may cause a problem, and then prepping and repainting the piece. You can also use materials and even paper to give an old piece of furniture a new look.

Ready to restore your home?

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