HE­LEN’S TIPS FOR MODERNISING A VILLA

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+ Re­spect and trust in the pre­cious raw ma­te­ri­als used to build the home. They’re of­ten ma­te­ri­als that sim­ply aren’t avail­able any­more but will out­live any new equiv­a­lent and of­fer that elu­sive ‘charm’ that can’t be bought new.

+ Don’t be afraid to mod­ernise wood (such as the fire­place sur­round) with paint – the con­trast high­lights its fea­tures.

+ Vinyl sid­ing Cer­tainTeed cladding is a great idea for pro­tect­ing orig­i­nal weath­er­boards and cut­ting down on main­te­nance.

+ Spend the money on an ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed kitchen that stands the test of time.

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