For Restoration Work
Design Research For Your Restoration
When researching what your design style will be. It can help if you know the era of your home. Take a look at homes that are similar to yours and look at the renovation work done. What is it that you like, and what features do you not like!
An experienced plasterer will also know what they have been a part of with other renovation or restoration work.
It is pointless choosing design styles that suit the home, but they are not to your taste.
If you are doing it purely as a restoration project with the plan to sell, then this is a different scenario, and you can choose design styles that are being sought by the target market you wish to sell to. Queenslanders were built by small building companies, and they all had their individual design flairs and styles. Often, there will be a cluster of homes built by the same builder in a suburb. In other suburbs, the houses are all slightly different again as another company made them with their design ideas.
Keep Your Design Features Consistent
Five important points to consider
Be Consistent With What you Use
To create a cohesive look, use the same trims and finishes throughout the home. You can opt for bigger or grander options in the main rooms and then use a smaller or more narrow feature in the smaller rooms. In rooms such as living or dining rooms, the more prominent features you may decide to use are wider cornices or adding plaster feature work as the ceiling rose or rosettes. Even extra air vents that use the same elements will help make that wow impression when entering a larger room.
If you are not sure or confident in your design choices – Follow the rule “Less is More.”
Work With Your Ceilings
For Restoration Work
The ceiling height influences how you feel in a room – light and airy or small and cosy. People sense immediately how they feel when they walk into a room, and they will voice a positive feeling straight away. Cornices are a feature that connects the ceiling to the overall design of a room. It is the join that blends into the walls of the room. When researching what cornice styles to use, it can be unclear when different terms are used abroad and it can be downright confusing with the different terms.
In Australia we call them cornices In the UK, they are often referred to as coving, and in the USA, they are often called moulding.