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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.
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 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.
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.