One of the most popular ways of improving the aesthetics of exterior walls is to have your walls “rendered”.
Rendering can totally transform any old brick wall turning an old home into a modern masterpiece.
The smooth, flat surface of skimmed plaster readily accepts paint or wallpaper.
Many people think that they are stuck with Artex ceilings and that there's no way of getting rid of them unless you board over them.
It is possible to plaster over an Artex ceiling, it's all in the preperation and the skill of the plasterer. For old deep Artex it usually involves applying a layer of bonding coat first to fill the ceiling out.