Renovation Advice & Tips


Pros and Cons of Stone Tile Flooring

A few advantages and disadvantages of installing stone flooring in your home. Pro’s of a Stone Floor Stone is very durable, it won’t date but will improve with age, it is very traditional and will work with any design scheme as your interior fashions change over the years. Getting the basics right will make your life easier in the long term. The colours tend to be neutral and each stone is unique and can create different looks, for example; Marble – gives a more formal look. This is our Ca’Pietra... Read More


How to Warm Up Your Home for Autumn

With autumn officially here and a crisp coolness to the air, it’s time to think about ways to warm up the home.  Period Property Store has put together some ideas to help you add some warmth through both colour and heating elements, such as radiators and fireplaces. Adding warmth through colour The simplest way to create a warm and inviting ambiance in a room is by using paints and wallpapers in warm shades.  These can range from fiery reds and burnt oranges, to soft pinks and vibrant yellows.  The new ‘Pink’ collection... Read More


A Guide to Lighting Your Home

One of the most important, yet overlooked, aspects of home design is lighting. Well-planned lighting can significantly improve the look and feel of your home, plus create the right ambience for enhancing your mood.  On the other hand, bad lighting can result in an unattractive, uncomfortable setting that not only affects your mood, but also your finances and the environment. There are four key lighting functions to consider, and each creates different effects that serve various purposes.  The first thing to do is establish what a room or space is... Read More

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5 Ways to Enhance a Victorian Home

During the reign of Queen Victoria between 1837 and 1901, several new styles of architecture emerged, including Jacobethan, medieval Gothic revival, and Queen Anne revival. The Industrial Revolution fuelled the use of new materials and technologies to create a wide range of houses, from modest cottages and workers’ terraces to grand villas. If you’re lucky enough to live in a Victorian house, you’ll be familiar with the typical features: bay windows with sliding sashes, stained-glass doors and windows, geometric floor tiles, iron railings, slate roofs, and decorative brickwork. Whether you’re... Read More

How-To Video, Cleaning Brass 18/11/2015

VIDEO – How To Get Your Brass Bright And Beautiful Again

This is a handy little how-to video created from our beautiful period ironmongery supplier From The Anvil. With minimal materials and a little elbow grease, you will be able to get that dull brass bright, beaming and beautiful again. Brass is an alloy of zinc, copper, and sometimes other metals. Brass is a material that has been used by ancient civilisations and modern day people alike due to its durability, elegance, and malleability. However, brass can accumulate dirt and greasy oils, and may tarnish over time. If you’re looking to... Read More

Victorian Floor Tiles 16/11/2015
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Getting Some Outside Inspiration – Victorian Floor Tiles

We love gaining inspiration from seeing period property features on our travels. Finding them not only gives us great ideas for our own homes but inspires us to source the best products to help you, our customers, renovate your own period homes. It’s great to find ideas on the web, but there’s nothing like seeing things in the flesh, up close. Wherever we are, we love to capture photographs of our favourite period properties and identify which features help make some stand out from the rest. Here is a collection of... Read More


Tips to Improve The Efficiency Of Your Radiators And Heating System

A little bit of advice on how to get the most out of your heating system. As we near Winter we all want to make sure that our home and family are kept nice and warm over the coming months. One way to do this is to make sure your radiators and central heating system are performing as efficiently as they can. With period properties in particular, which were not built with the modern technology we have today to keep drafts at bay and keep the heat in, it’s important to make... Read More

Homebuilding show in London 21/09/2015
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Home Building and Renovating Show at ExCel London, 25th-27th Sept

Whether you’re remodelling the internal layout of your Victorian terrace, planning an extension to your country cottage or just wanting some inspiration for your period property renovation, then it might be a good idea to attend the Home Building and Renovating Show at ExCel London on the 25th-27th September. The Home Building and Renovation Show at Excel is the UK’s biggest self-build and renovating event and is a great place to get expert advice, new products, innovative ideas and a range of seminars all relating to home building and renovating.... Read More

Blue wall paint 14/09/2015

Beautiful shades of blue to brighten your rooms

Blue is the colour of the season and the latest interior design trend, it also happens to be the colour of September’s birthstone, Sapphire. With the upcoming launch of Little Greene’s “Blue”  paint collection (available from Period Property Store later this month), we thought that we would bring you some inspiration on how to include the coolest shade on the block within your home decor. Often thought of as a cold colour, many tones of blue can actually turn a room from frumpy to fresh and from dull to dazzling. Little Greene have come... Read More