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1920s and 1930s Front Doors

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During the 1920s and 1930s, front doors went through an especially beautiful era. With stylish furniture, attractive dark colours and decorative styles, the doors of this time period had a unique appeal that modern doors simply can’t emulate. Unfortunately, the original doors from this era are no longer secure, and simply cannot match the insulation standards that are commonplace today. Luckily, there’s a way to recreate the elegance and sophistication of the early 20th century without compromising on the features of the most up-to-date contemporary doors.

Front Doors During The 20s And 30s

During the 20s and 30s, the traditional front door would usually be painted in a dark colour since as green or black. Many, however, had contrasting painted panels that would be paired with stylish cast iron door furniture. There were two main styles of door that were popular during this era – "Streamline Moderne" and "Art Deco". 

During the 1920s, Art Deco first emerged, however it really hit its peak during the following decade thanks to its new, fresh, decorative and modern look. The Art Deco style is characterised by geometric, bold shapes, lavish ornamentation and rich colours.

In the late 1930s, the Streamline Modern style became popular. Similar to Art Deco, this type of door had familiar architectural elements including chrome hardware, curving forms, horizontal long lines and porthole windows. This type of door was usually painted in a more subdued or lighter colour, with colourful, geometric, large glass designs being incorporated into their structure.

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Recreating the Look Today

1920s and 1930s front doors were made from timber; however, timber isn’t the best choice today. Timber doors are draughty and aren’t as secure as other types of modern door like composite or uPVC. The good news is that it’s possible to create authentic-looking timber effect doors in the 1920s and 30s style that is perfectly suited to your own requirements. Whether you prefer a Streamline Moderne or an Art Deco-style door, we can help you to create a touch of old-world elegance in your modern home or help you to retain the character of your period home without having to sacrifice any of the insulation or security features of the most up-to-date doors.

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Evolution’s Vintage-Style Doors

Here at Evolution, we are proud to have an excellent range of vintage-style timber effect doors that are perfect for bringing the 1920s or 1930s look to your property. All of our doors are handcrafted and are bespoke, manufactured and installed to your own specifications, so you can be confident of the perfect finish and the most aesthetically appealing result. All of our doors are incredibly energy efficient and include cutting-edge security features so you’ll not only have a beautiful home with plenty of kerb appeal, you’ll also enjoy complete warmth, comfort and peace of mind.

Contact your local approved installer today to find out more about how we can supply and install the perfect 1920s or 1930s-inspired door in your home. We’re looking forward to helping you add a vintage touch to your property.

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