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15 Old House Trends We Want to Bring Back

December 29, 2017

They don't build homes like they used to — but they should.

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Photo: Jacob Bodkin. From: Hugh Jefferson Randolph Architects.

Clawfoot Tubs

Showers are great and all, but can we all agree that there is something overwhelmingly luxurious about bathing in a clawfoot tub? They are statement-making, stylish and, without doubt, the perfect place for a little scrub-a-dub-dub.

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Photo: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo A. From: Fixer Upper and Historic Home for a New Family.

Built-In Details

A word that comes to mind? Character. Built-ins give plain walls a boost by creating a distinctly unique design that makes a space feel special. Plus, they're the perfect place to display all your favorite finds.

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Laundry Chute

How this trend ever ended, we will never understand. Moving forward, all two-level homes should feature either A) an upstairs laundry room or B) a laundry chute. Lugging the dirty-clothes hamper down the stairs all day should simply be a non-option for future generations.

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Photo: John Daugherty, Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International. From: John Daugherty, Realtors.

Ceiling Medallions

This swoon-worthy ceiling medallion leaves us questioning how society transitioned from such ornate designs to the dreaded popcorn ceiling. Talk about a fall from grace. Let's bring back the elegance of yesteryear and give medallions a major comeback story.

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