Rustic

How to make a new house look old?

Those who have decided to enter the world of Rural houses Surely you have asked yourself this question sometime. We are facing houses that are newly refurbished (or they are new construction directly) but we want them to have the taste of the old, from the traditional, but without having to give up the comforts. Let's see how we can do it.

First, you have to distinguish between structures and materials. The structures, as we say, they should be the most modern and robust that you can, but you have to sharpen all the senses and detect that the materials that are in sight are natural and seem to have been there since time immemorial. I am referring to the beams, always in wood view for rural or whitewashed houses for beach houses (although I always prefer them in wood). If your house does not have exposed beams but you like the effect, you can buy slats in your favorite DIY store since they are very apparent and on many occasions give the hit (in this case, remember that if you install these "Glue beams" it will give the feeling that the ceiling is lower).

Externally, bet on the old tile of a lifetime looking at the adjacent rooftops to know which one is the most suitable. In some areas of our country, typical red smooth tiles are typical, while in all the Black Villages area the tiles are precisely that color. The exterior doors that are made of wood and with fittings so that they look more aged and try to make the windows similar. If you can, get for the authentic forging railings. Imitations can hit the mark, but it shows when there is a craftsman behind them, adding years to it.

Already in the inside of the house, measure more than ever each room, since the furniture that you put “conforms” to them, that seems that they carry since the building was built. In rural houses, life is done in winter around the fireplace, so this is one of the points where you have to put more effort. Get instruments to fuel the fire in forge If possible, store some wood near the fireplace. Another important point where to emphasize is the kitchen, where you have to take care of all the materials (nothing plastic, bet on the natural like mud, marble and once again, wood).

By last take care of the yard If you have it. The soil should be in clay or stone but giving the feeling that it is hard and that it will endure. Use a climbing vine to give you shade in summer (with the advantages of having grapes but with the disadvantage that you will not be able to remove it when the heat passes) and think about where you will get when it rains in winter.

It's not about you living like our grandmothers, but only to give a patina of rusticity to the house. Do not give up the comforts unless you are very purist, although I am of the opinion that this style is not incompatible, for example, with a flat screen or with a hot tub, to give two examples.

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