New Fireplaces Among Frogmore Cottage Renovations

A national newspaper has been sharing details from the renovation plans of Frogmore Cottage, the new home of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle,

There’s much speculation about what Frogmore Cottage, the new home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will look like once it’s been renovated.


But the Daily Mail has given us some idea of what it’s likely to feature, after sharing details from the plans that have been approved by Royal Maidenhead and Windsor Borough Council. 

The newspaper revealed that fireplaces, a new staircase and a floating floor are among the additions being introduced to the property’s interior.

However, because it is a Grade II listed building, certain elements have to remain the same, including the original floorboards and shutters, while all the existing doors and frames have to be retained, unless agreed in writing by the council.

The renovations and furnishing the ten-bedroom property are expected to cost in the region of £2 to £3 million. Although the sovereign fund will cover the property renovations, the royal couple will be paying for all the furnishings.

Security at the property, which is just 200 yards from Long Walk on the Windsor Estate, will be tightened up too.  

A source told the newspaper: “Frogmore Cottage is in an extremely run down condition and is needing a lot of TLC and heavy restoration to bring it up to standard ahead of the Duke and Duchess’ moving in date.”

Given all the interest in the royal couple, their interior design choices could lead more homeowners to install fireplaces in Staffordshire.

If you do decide to introduce this feature to your home this year, there are a few things to think about. The Reading Eagle recently recommended that you include a decorative mantel in your fireplace design, and that once it’s in you arrange your furniture in a way that makes this the focal point of the room.

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