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Reinstate these Period Features to boost Property Prices Reinstate these Period Features to boost Property Prices

The features you should think about reinstating in a period property to boost the resale value.

Own a period property and one of the best aspects of living in this type of house is being able to enjoy all the wonderful features the home comes with as standard. One of the main attractions of Victorian or Edwardian dwellings is their finer fixtures, the quality fittings that help to give the property character.

Sadly, many of these original features are stripped away over the years, the interior of the property is modernised, and it loses some of its original charm as a result. Invest in a property of this ilk though and you can restore many features that have been removed, such as the items we highlight here.


Cornices are the high ornamental features, mounted on the wall just below ceiling height. They're cosmetic features, and look great on properties where the interior has high ceilings, reinstate these fittings and they really bring a house to life. Cheap, polystyrene aftermarket cornices can be purchased from household DIY stores, however, to restore the aesthetic charm of a property, invest in good quality plaster mouldings.

Skirting Boards

High skirting boards were commonly fitted to older types of properties, over the years smaller, more discreet boards took their place. Whilst they look okay in modern houses, narrow depth skirting boards do look rather lost in period homes, replace them with higher fixtures, available from specialist skirting and architrave companies.


One of the biggest focal features in period properties is a fireplace, usually made from cast iron, quite often equipped with tiled inserts and wooden surrounds. As trends changed these fireplaces were often ripped out of properties, to be replaced with trendy gas or electric appliances. Thankfully reclamation yards stock original fire surrounds, salvaged from property refurbishments. Reclaimed fireplaces look good in any room. They add style to lounges or dining rooms, and look beautiful in bedrooms too.

Ceiling Roses

One of the first things you notice when you step foot inside a period property is how high the ceilings are. Enter a Victorian home for example and you won't have to worry about touching your head on the ceiling, there's acres of space, and this is the perfect place to hang a large, central ceiling light. One other feature you might want to reinstate in the property is a ceiling rose. These are beautiful and highly ornate features used as a base for ceiling lights. They make a statement within the room, come in a variety of dimensions, and they're readily available from online stockists.

Laundry Chutes!

Okay, we have to come clean here. Whilst a laundry chute might not be classed as a period feature for UK homes, it's a handy shaft to install if you are undertaking any type of major refurbishment work, in or around your property. Fit one, and laundry chores become less laborious, for more details don't hesitate to get in touch with us here at Ged Chutes.

The hidden gem in your home Find the ideal chute solution for your home

Our laundry chutes are like hidden gems, but this is no secret you’ll want to keep under wraps. Stylish and affordable, we have different styles of chutes to suit your lifestyle and needs, from SMARTCHUTE systems designed for DIY installations, to premium grade Python solutions, tailored to your exact requirements and benefitting from a 10-year guarantee.

To explore the different designs of laundry chute systems we currently supply and install, you can discover here, or to discuss your project in more detail don’t hesitate to contact us.
Watch your laundry drop away with laundry chutes Call To Remove The Hassle of Housework

Add a laundry chute to your property and this becomes your housework tonic, helping to ease you through washday, and making this process as painless as possible.
Rest assured, at Inventive Homes, your individual laundry needs are our primary concern.

Washday chores drop away down a laundry chute, simply contact us today to see how we can make life so much easier for you, the number to dial is 0800 0467 922, or visit GED Chutes for a commercial installation.
Washing made easy with Inventive Homes Get started on a chute installation today

For more you time and less chore time, get started on your laundry chute installation today. The easiest way to do this is to send us your project, development or house plans here or for an informal chat about commercial or domestic laundry chutes, please call us today on 0800 0467 922.

We have many years of experience at installing hundreds of successful laundry chutes, and we can provide you with a FREE, no obligation quote, whilst matching the best systems to suit your property, lifestyle and finances.

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Duke Avenue, Stanley Green
0800 046 7922
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Laundry chutes (sometimes misspelt laundry shoots, shutes or Linen shoots) from Inventive homes, help make your laundry (or washing) cycle easier. A laundry chute quickly gets dirty laundry from upstairs to downstairs, eliminating hassle, and risk of hazard. Can be fitted into an existing house or a new build. We have three ranges of products.

We provide and fit laundry chutes. We can provide a quote within 48 hours. Delivery of laundry chute parts is usually next day and we can install it for you or you can do the installation yourself.

We offer a range of products to suit your budget. All our laundry chute are stocked in the UK, are maintenance free and come with guarantees, and for complete safety 1 Hour UK fire rated laundry chute doors and tamperproof locks fitted as standard - child and pet safe.

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