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9th February 2021

The Advantages of 1930s Style Doors

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Authentic art deco doors can be difficult to refurbish. They are 90 years old after all. It is time for an upgrade. That doesn’t mean you can’t have the 1930s style in your home. Explore these premium oak doors and experience 1930s style in a modern door.

Art Deco

The art deco period came about before the 1930s. It wasn’t until the 1920s that it took off before dying down at the outbreak of the Second World War. By the 1930s, doors had their own distinctive designs, both inside the home and the front door.

Some homes built in the 1930s still have their original front door. As people are unlikely to let random strangers into their homes to view internal doors, the front doors are the easiest to see. Look for stained glass. Some of these might be replicas, but the period is known for stained and leaded glass in the front doors.

Internal Doors

Internal doors from the period are easily recognised and make your home very welcoming for guests. They have four panels, a large one at the top and three smaller ones for the lower two thirds of the door. Authentic doors from this time will show signs of wear and tear. The door handles and even the hinges would have been changed. The doors themselves would have been repainted a few times. At 90 years old they will be showing cracks.

You may not even realise your 1930s home has its original features. By the time the 1970s rolled around, it had become fashionable to cover everything with flat panels, including doors, to give a smooth finish.

Time for an Upgrade

Internal doors last a long time, but 90 years is really pushing the life expectancy. As the 1930s style remains popular and lasts through interior design fads in a way that more contemporary designs don’t, replica 1930s doors can be purchased.

The panelling can be replaced with glazing to brighten up your home. Glazing allows sunlight to travel from room to room, hitting dark corners that need it the most. As the 1930s designs are characterised by the distinct panel up top and the three smaller ones below, it is easy to match doors. Not every doorframe will benefit from glazing. No one wants messy storage cupboards on display, even with frosted glass.

Period Homes

Some people like their home to have the feel of a certain time period. 1930s homes aren’t excluded from this. The 20th century was a period of major, rapid change. Modern takes on 1930s furniture is available. Alternatively the 1930s door designs are so classic, they go with any interior design style after this. Modern Furniture Shop has a range of furniture to suit all interior design needs.

Door designs from the 1930s remain a popular feature in homes. That doesn’t mean the doors themselves aren’t in need of an upgrade. The beauty of 1930s door styles means it matches with whatever interior design fads are happening without the doors being dull.

How to Add Value to Your Property: A Guide

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Whether you are planning on selling your property, looking for ways to add value is a smart investment. You never know when you may wish to move, and by ensuring that your property is continuing to unlock its full potential, you are safeguarding your investment and able to sell and move to a new property whenever you wish to, without much thought. Yet, you will want to figure out the best way to add value to your property and whether you need special planning permission. A loft or basement conversion, for example, may need planning permission.

Are you looking for ways to add value to your property? If so, this guide has got you covered. Read on for tips on how to maximise your properties profit.

Extend Your Home

Extending your property and increasing the size and space of your house is often a failsafe way to increase the value of your property. People are typically looking for a larger property that they can grow into and start a family in, and a well-planned and well-designed extension can turn the humblest of abodes into a dreamy property people are willing to bid over. If you are unsure of how to extend your home, the payoffs of doing so, and what you could do with the added space, be sure to speak with contractors and architects who can help you unlock your property’s potential. Remember that you may need to apply for planning permission!

Add a Veranda

Do not neglect the outside of your home. Your garden holds a wealth of potential, and therefore, you should consider investing in a veranda that suits your home and is a useful but attractive feature. Nationwide has a selection of verandas, including traditional verandas that offer a period aesthetic to your home. Their glass verandas can offer cover from the outside elements while also allowing the sun to shine through. A patio cover like a glass veranda is a great investment opportunity as it offers a comfortable outside area for you to entertain.

Update Your Bathroom

Updating your bathroom so that it is modern and more contemporary can add value to your home. Bathrooms should be optimised and offer comfort while people use them, and a cramped, uncomfortable bathroom can cause frustrations. You can update your bathroom with a few simple fixes such as a fresh lick of paint, updating any tiling, and modernising the bathroom facilities. For instance, if you have a bath but you rarely use it, swap it out and incorporate a walk-in shower instead.

You should also consider adding another bathroom if you only have one main family bathroom already. Adding a bathroom, be it a downstairs toilet or an en suite can add a lot of value to your home. This can be an expensive venture, but the payoff can be immense.  

Your home will have unlocked potential. All you have to do is find the best ways to unleash it so that you can reap the benefits. Your best bet is to ask a professional to evaluate your property so that you have a starting point you can build on.