1920's & 1930's Doors
The ideal look for a traditional home would have been heavy oak doors but often a more affordable choice was staining a cheaper wood. When doors were painted they would have been in dark colours of green and black with edges and panels picked out in cream. Traditional style doors would have used cast iron door furniture. Handles would often be two thirds of the way up. Decorative led glass work would have been found in the top half of the door or as a sidelight to show off the wider hall ways.
Moderne style homes would likely have had painted softwood doors with geometric shapes of coloured glass, often using patterns of sun rays or chevrons. Door furniture tended to reflect the Hollywood fashion with chrome.
1920's and 30's Semi houses were built with the doors being on the outer edge of the facade. This gave greater privacy than the Victorian style of putting semi houses doors side by side
Traditional Style Doors
"The best way of finding the right style of front door is to look at the other houses in the neighbourhood. Chances are you'll see the original style for your house, but don't try and commit it to memory always take a photo of the other doors before you choose one for you." Channel 4 Homes
Moderne Style Doors
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