6 reasons to love living in a 1930s home

With big rooms and plenty of original features, there are many reasons to love living in a 1930s home...

Parquet flooring, mock-tudor frontages and large spacious rooms, 1930s houses have got plenty of great features. Often located in surbanan areas and on the edge of large towns and cities, there werre 4 million built during this period, so chances are many of you have the pleasure of living in one. Here are just a few of the reasons we love them

1. Large rooms

1930s houses have generous proportions, much larger than the traditional Victorian terrace. We love the large living room, separate dining area and kitchen layout. The rooms are flooded with natural light (thanks to all the windows) and include classic features such as cornicing.

2. Timbering and gables

Take a look at the front of any 1930s home – the most popular style, tends to be mock-tudor, which took its influences from the Arts and
Crafts movement. 1930s houses are often half timbered with a mix
of red brick and some pebbledash. Gables are also a distinctive factor in 1930s home. Another feature we totally love.

3. Separate bathroom and toilet

Again, another old-fashioned
element of a 1930s home, but those clever architects placed them right
next to each other making it super easy to create a bigger bathroom.
It’s just a question of knocking down a wall. Genius!

4. Stained glass

Often with panels in the front door or smaller windows in the hallway, stained glass is a major feature of the 1930s home. If yours has since been replaced, there are plenty of good replicas out there that will help restore some of your home’s former glory.

5. Beautiful doors, inside and out

Featuring square panelling with three separate sections below, the 1930’s doors are a thing of natural beauty. The handles are located at the top part of the door, giving it a unique and distinctive style.

6. Bay window

How could you not love the gorgeous bay window that features in almost all 1930s homes. It’s floods our rooms with natural light and looks beautiful too.

Ideal Home loves...