1970s house renovation guide: How to go from drab to fab

1970s house renovation with timber cladding and flat roof extension
This stunning 1970s house renovation was designed by Remagination. (Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

The popularity of 1970s house renovations is on the rise — and it isn’t hard to see why. Houses built during this era have an awful lot going for them that many styles of period homes don’t — plus they tend to be easier to get hold of too.

There were most certainly some questionable trends around at the time these houses were built – carpeted bathrooms, sludge-coloured bathroom suites, concrete roof tiles, cheap uPVC windows and an array of uninspiring construction materials – but don't let this put you off. Look past these, and there are some brilliant aspect to these homes too.

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.