MILNSBRIDGE village centre has undergone a makeover in a bid to boost business in the area.
Twenty-five properties on Market Street - the main shopping area - have had their blackened stone cleaned with pressure washers, revealing their original architecture and finish.
Grants have also been given to Milnsbridge businesses, to help them improve the appearance of their premises.
It is hoped that landscaping work to improve the look of the village will be carried out before the improvement scheme ends in March.
The total cost of work and grants in Milnsbridge is £57,000.
The cash was provided by regeneration body Huddersfield Pride and Kirklees Council, using money from the Government's single regeneration budget (SRB).
The Milnsbridge project is part of a wider scheme to boost out-of-town businesses in Kirklees.
Ten town and village centres are undergoing improvements, to encourage customers to travel out of Huddersfield town centre for shops and services. Improvements include sprucing up buildings, landscaping work and better signs.
The scheme has attracted £600,000 in SRB money from Huddersfield Pride and Kirklees Council.
It is being managed by Kirklees Planning Services.
Debbie Bates, a planner for the scheme, said: "The centre of Milnsbridge looks brighter and the stonework looks amazing. It is part of a bigger scheme to kick-start the economy of areas by making them attractive."
The 10 areas are on a six-year rolling programme of refurbishment, which began roughly three years ago. Each area takes two years to be refurbished.
Improvements in Sheepridge and Birkby began first and are now complete.
Work in Milnsbridge and Lockwood began last March and is due to end next March.
Improvement works in Crosland Moor, Longroyd Bridge and Paddock were launched this April.
The final schemes - in Aspley, Newsome and on Bradford Road at Fartown - will be launched next year.