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Ka­t­rina’s ad­vice on how to re­store a pe­riod prop­erty

Scottish Field - - A STOCKBRIDGE TOWNHOUSE -

1. Con­sider the flow of the prop­erty’s lay­out, the di­rec­tion of light and the south-fac­ing as­pect. 2. Use con­tem­po­rary fin­ishes in kitchens and bath­rooms, but use qual­ity ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing nat­u­ral prod­ucts where pos­si­ble. 3. Re­store fea­tures to en­hance the pe­riod feel and em­bel­lish where ap­pro­pri­ate, but main­tain the in­trin­sic char­ac­ter. 4. Re­move clogged lay­ers of paint from cor­nices, wood­work, and stone floors to re­veal the ar­tic­u­la­tion of the orig­i­nal de­sign. 5. Make sure your per­sonal touch is in­cluded in the fi­nal de­sign.

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