Give Your New Build The Traditional Feel You Always Wanted

Give Your New Build The Traditional Feel You Always Wanted

The appeal of a new build home is obvious— fresh, clean, and ready for your personal touch.

And yet, for some homeowners, there is a lack of warmth and charm in their modern design.

It’s not uncommon for buyers to opt for new builds due to practical reasons like avoiding property chains, but that doesn’t mean they necessarily prefer a sleek, ultra-modern house.

So, if you find yourself owning or looking at purchasing a new build home for convenience, how can you infuse the blank canvas with the traditional charm you’ve always wanted?

The 5 Star team can help you set your home apart from the cookie-cutter new builds on the same estate.

Embrace the elegance of heritage windows

One of the most striking features of traditional homes is their windows, often boasting intricate designs and timeless appeal. To recreate this look in your new build, consider installing our heritage cottage windows.

Our cottage windows have been crafted to replicate the charm of bygone eras while offering modern functionality and energy efficiency. We recommend speaking to our designers about customising the windows with divided panes and decorative glazing bars to mimic traditional architecture from years gone by.

Not only will heritage windows enhance the exterior aesthetics of your home, but they’ll also flood your interiors with natural light, creating a welcoming ambiance reminiscent of classic residences.

Heritage windows in Anthracite Grey

Opt for timeless finishes

When it comes to incorporating traditional charm into your new build, the choice of window and door finishes can make all the difference. While modern homes often feature sleek, minimalist colour palettes, like white, cream or black, incorporating traditional hues can lend a sense of heritage to your property.

Consider choosing timeless shades like Chartwell Green for your doors and windows. This soft, muted green adds a sense of tranquillity and sophistication, embodying the charm of country estates and historic manors.

Paired with classic white trim, a Chartwell Green front door adds a touch of timeless elegance to your new build, setting it apart from its contemporary neighbours either side on the same street.

Chartwell Green front door

Incorporate vintage-inspired details

From antique light fixtures and ornate door hardware to reclaimed wood beams and rustic flooring, these elements add character and depth to a property in need of a traditional touch.

Contemplate incorporating a statement piece of furniture with a distressed finish or adorning your walls with vintage artwork, patterned wallpaper and framed botanical prints. Additionally, varying rich textures of natural materials like stone and wood feels authentic to more historic homes.

New builds can sometimes feel impersonal but by layering vintage-inspired details, you’ll imbue your new build with a real sense of lived-in warmth.

An antique lamp

Incorporating traditional charm into your new build not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also gives it a sense of nostalgia and comfort. From elegant heritage windows to timeless finishes and vintage-inspired details, there are countless ways to suffuse your modern new build home with traditional charm.

Get in touch with the 5 Star team for help turning your blank canvas of a new build into a space that feels both traditional and uniquely yours.


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