The Perfect Feature for Winter Nights

Are you in the process of doing up an older house? Or, perhaps you are looking at making changes to a newer property, and searching for ideas? There are many themes that have recently become fashionable, some of which have their roots in much older trends and fashions, and they can be ably used in both old and new houses.

If you have an older home, think about the features that would have been there decades ago, that have since gone out of fashion. You may be surprised to find that many of them have, in fact, come full circle, and are now very fashionable indeed. You might find you have boxed-in spindle staircases, or boarded classic interior doors. Best of all, you may have a perfectly usable and easy to restore open fireplace – or, indeed, more than one.

Renovating an Open Fire

You can check for existing open fires behind boards by locating your chimney stack and tapping on the board; you will find a hollow result where the fire may be, and removing the boards should be easy. You may find that your fire needs a new surround; there are many to choose from in a variety of styles, so you will be spoilt for choice!

The very first thing you should do is get a chimney sweep to look over your fire and check that your chimney is drawing properly. He will have the knowledge and expertise to get things back to working order, and we recommend as the experts in the region who can do the job for you.

If you think you might have hidden open fires, have a look now, and even if you have a newer property, you might want to ask the experts about having one installed.