1930s House Renovation: How to Maximise Potential

1930s house renovation
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A 1930s house renovation offers so much to the modern-day homeowner. Although there are semi-detached houses from many different eras in the UK, those built during the 1930s are arguably more prevalent than any other — in fact, according the The University of Nottingham, there are more than three million 1930s houses in the UK.

There’s no single reason that there are so many 1930s houses scattered throughout the country, but one of the biggest factors was that they were a relatively cheap way to build lots of new homes quickly after the depression in the early 1930s and the destruction wrought by WWI. As the economy recovered and employment began to rise again in the first half of the decade, people were easily able to afford these properties. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.