Renovating a Victorian House: 10 Top Tips

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Anyone renovating a Victorian house will not need convincing of the character and charm this style of house can offer. With their soaring ceilings, pretty mouldings, decorative woodwork and countless other alluring details, so it isn’t hard to see why so many would-be renovators are won-over by them. 

However, renovating a Victorian house is not without its challenges and the layouts of these homes do not aways suit modern-day homeowners. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.