The window frames are stripped of paint and restored to their former glory.
Untrendy rose-pink carpets are lifted, together with old fireplace fixtures and fittings.
A non-sensical doorway to the kitchen is repositioned, leaving a cute semi-circular window and transforming the cooking area.
These traditional Edwardian windows will soon be complemented with cutting edge fabrics.
A dark hall will soon be lifted with bright white paint, bookshelves and a removed door.
Uneven walls are stripped bare, replastered and wallpapered.
Dated fireplaces are ripped out so that modern versions of the originals can be fashioned.
A restored black marble fireplace juxtaposed with a modern mirror and neutral furniture makes this room a pleasant mish-mash of old and new (Photo credit: Colin Poole).
Who wouldn't want to fashion a feast in this clean and simply-designed kitchen?
The charcoal and duck egg blue colour scheme and plush fabrics complement original features like the huge window and high ceilings.
Stores specialising in lamps and other accessories can advise you on features that fit in with your period decor.
Simple cream-and-black decor offsets the mahogany Chippendale table and antique grandfather clock. Striped upholstery links this space to the rest of the house.
Bold stripes are a great way to take a classic space and bring it into the 21st century.
The hall is lifted with just a fresh lick of paint and light furniture.
In a neutral hued home, you can afford contemporary, vibrant dashes of colour.
Simple placements such as flowers or a perfume bottle can lend themselves to the 'look' of a home.
A restored antique chair echoes the history of the building but the cream cabinetry gives the vanity area a fresh feel.