Renovating a 1960s House: Advice, Ideas and Inspiring Before and Afters

renovating a 1960s house
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Renovating a 1960s house may not necessarily be your dream renovation project, but in actual fact these properties have more to offer than meets the eye. 

Of course, the layouts of homes built up until about 2000 don’t really meet our distinctly 21st-century aspirations for better interaction between rooms — living kitchens, flexible spaces, and so on, and it's no different for a 1960s home. However, the approach for renovating these homes should be distinctly different to the renovation of what we all think to be ‘traditional’ or ‘period’ homes. 

Jason Orme
Managing Director

The former Editor of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, Jason is an experienced self builder and has recently finished renovating his 1960s home. Jason is now Managing Director of Future PLC's Homes' portfolio, which includes UK-leading titles such as Ideal Homes, Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. He is also the author of The Self Build Dream. You can catch Jason in the seminar theatres and Advice Centre at many of the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the UK.