The 1930s home presented an exciting new way of living for the generation that moved out to the suburbs. Young couples who had previously rented accommodation in urban centers found themselves able to afford new-build homes with hot running water, a bathroom indoors, and even aerials for the wireless already installed. Some four million houses were erected, and interest in interior home decoration boomed. This fully illustrated book introduces the homes that people fell in love with in the 1930s, and the fixtures and fittings that went in them. It is not only a practical and valuable companion for people who own or wish to renovate an inter-war house, but will also appeal to all those interested in period design.
About the Author
Dr. Greg Stevenson is an architectural historian. He is the author of Art Deco Ceramics and Palaces for the People: Prefabs in Post-War Britain. Stevenson runs a small company saving historic buildings and restoring them as unique holiday lets.
Table of Contents
Introduction Architectural styles Furnishings Fixtures and fittings Technology in the home The garden Conclusion Further reading Places to visit