Ancestral Home – Revisited
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Note: If your ancestral home functions as your second home, just give it a facelift and let its original elements remain so that the house does not lose its original character. Studio Context Architects has preserved the old-word graciousness of this home.
1. Damage due to moistureWater seepage is one of the biggest problems in old-construction homes. The water may seep in from the roof, the walls and from leaky plumbing lines. Make it a point to appoint a waterproofing consultant who can identify and seal the damaged walls with new plaster and waterproofing compounds to control dampness. Also, replace the leaky pipes and make provision for good ventilation during the renovation of the home.
AfterBeyond the perforated screen (pictured previously) lies the living room. Here, a traditional wooden divan and armchairs with cream cushions form a U-shaped seating layout. The muted upholstery is complemented by blinds and cushions repurposed from silk saris. An antique chest, heirloom accents and black-and-white family photographs dot the room, recalling memories past.Here are valuable tips from design professionals on how to make the most of your living room