You may have just bought a Victorian era house that needs a bit of work or you are thinking of exploring the addition of some appealing features from this area in your home. Here are our top tips to help you find the items that best represent this great period in British history.
If you are looking for ideas, then the best place to start is by researching the period and then looking out for existing building from the period. Some areas will be better preserved than others in this regard and you will find some real treasure troves in towns and cities around the UK.
Once you have established what the main items you will need to purchase are, then it is well worth a trip to your local reclamation yard. At Beeston Reclamation for example we have examples of cast iron gates. These were very popular in Victorian times and they will make an ideal first addition to your Victorian home if you don’t have them already.
For interiors we have four panel doors and beehive handles to complete the authentic look. You can then choose from a wide range of decorative tiles, which again could be found in most houses of the period.