Do you enjoy homes with charm, but you don’t want to miss out on modern amenities? Fortunately, there are many steps that you can take to upgrade an older property with luxury features while still maintaining the older, classic feel. In fact, here are a few ideas that you may want to keep in mind when renovating an older property.

Idea #1: Choose Upgrades Carefully

When upgrading an older home, it typically is not necessary to gut the entire home. In fact, this may be counterproductive because you may end up demolishing some of the very features that make the home so charming. Rather, you should focus on making thoughtful upgrades that will help you get the greatest results with minimal disturbance. For example, simple changes such as switching out light fixtures, hardware and faucets can help you achieve the luxury feel that you want without giving up the classic look. Fortunately, many of today’s manufacturers even offer light fixtures, hardware and faucets that are specifically designed to offer a classic look. With the help of these items, you can bring the home into the 21st century while staying true to the look of the home.

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Depending upon the home, you might also find it necessary to upgrade larger features such as countertops, bathtubs and sinks. Again, there are many modern features that are designed to offer a classic look. Nonetheless, you might want to hire a specialist to help you choose the right features to stay true to the look of the home while getting the most out of your features.

Idea #2: Upgrade with the Right Fabrics

When it comes to decorating your home, choosing the right fabrics will go a long way toward helping you achieve the look you desire. To get the right look while still maintaining the quality that you desire, you will likely need to purchase premium materials such as leather and upgraded upholstery. To create a truly upscale look, carefully select colors and consider layering fabrics as you decorate the space.

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Idea #3: Highlight the Home’s Antique Features

When decorating a home, it is common practice to find ways to highlight the home’s best features. With an older home, the best features are likely those that reflect the classic charm of the home, such as the original wood floors or an antique banister. By adding the right accent pieces, you can help to draw attention to the most interesting and attractive features of the home.

Idea #4: Combine Antiques with Modern Pieces

With a modern home, it only makes sense that some of your decorations should be antique pieces that reflect the era when the home was built. By combining antiques with modern pieces, you can create a rustic, historic or classic look while still reflecting the modern era.

Interior decorating can be exciting, but finding the right home to design may be overwhelming. If you are interested in finding the perfect home that suits your decorative needs, our team of real estate experts specializes in luxury homes throughout Southern California. Contact us to learn more about the best homes Southern California has to offer within its most exclusive neighborhoods.

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