Groovy Nuances From The Modern ‘70s Home

By | November 30, 2018

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Cake Making - A woman baking cakes in a fitted kitchen, circa 1975. (Photo by f8 Imaging/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

For many Americans owning a home is all part of the American Dream. Working hard to put a roof over their heads is something most people try to do. People work hard and need a place to crash at the end of a long, hard day. Having a roof over your head is pretty much considered to be a necessity; after all, shelter is just one of a person’s basic needs. What goes under the roof is an entirely different story!

Ever hear the saying, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?” The same is true of a house!

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Suburban Neighborhood (google)

Back in the groovy era homes were typically cookie cutter houses; meaning that they were one of only a few styles. Cape cods, ranchers, split levels and colonials were the four most popular house models. Developers bought up acres and acres of land and turned them into neighborhoods. House styles were repeated every third or fourth house for a very uniform look to the street.

Have you ever been in a house just like yours only the floor plan is flipped? It’s similar to being in the Twilight Zone… It just isn’t right!

So enough about the cookie cutter house. What goes in the house is what makes it a home. Home décor tends to follow the same evolution as every other thing in this life. Much like clothing, hairstyles, and music, home furnishings typically reflect the personal style of the owner. Home furnishings in the groovy era were like no other. If you lived through that time you know this firsthand.

Check out some of these groovy nuances that made HOMES out of HOUSES in the ‘60s and ‘70s: