If a property grabs my attention as I'm walking or driving by I always try to make some time to take a proper look. What is it that's really making the difference?
The two photos below are good examples, snapped during a brief stroll down a few streets near the parade in Leamington Spa; the first - ok I really love stucco frontages but it's the detail above the window openings on the first floor that are unusual. Fixed pelmets on the outside frame the windows beautifully - and this is a relatively easy look you can try out on any period property.
The second photo shows some (I assume) original sash windows, however, the stand-out feature that made me stop is of course the black painted timberwork, which really makes for a dramatic, modern look.
I'm itching to try out the new dark grey option now available as standard from our window supplier - grey is a more versatile colour choice as it compliments traditional red brickwork more readily than black.