WIMBLEDON FAMILY HOUSEVictorian Entrance, London
A Victorian semi-detached house in Wimbledon has been remodelled and transformed
into a modern family home, including extensive underpinning and extensions at lower
ground floor level in order to form a large open-plan space.
Photographer: Nick Smith
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Ring for attentionA traditional door bell is a charming way to adorn the front of your house without looking too try-hard. This bell pull add a dash of simple, old-school charm to the front of this home, but if you’re feeling daring, paint yours a bright colour for a more attention-grabbing facade.See illuminating ways to light your entrance
PorchesVictorian buildings typically had a front porch marking the main entrance to the house. Their features vary depending on the grandness of the property. Small terraced houses would typically have had a small sheltered area, while grander properties might have had steps, gables and carvings around the porch.
Shed some lightInvest in some decent lighting outside your property and home will seem more welcoming than ever. Motion-activated security lights are the most energy efficient option, but there’s something rather special about having the porch light left on for your return.Check out these ideas for outdoor lighting