Wren and Willow Kitchen Remodel Little Perfection

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This is exactly the kind of story I was hoping for when I started this blog nine year ago: entrepreneurs… Professional remodelers … even the fins of the house … who would see the Charm in the original architecture of the mid-century houses and would not update them, but retro-renovate them. And not just chic […]


Retro Renovating Existing Quality Kitchen for Resale

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Reader Kate and Tom recently asked how to approach a retro renovation of their 1960s kitchen—updated in the style of the 1990s by the previous owners — with the aim of being thrifty, especially in the face of a possible resale in the future. I gave other reader time to intervene, and now it’s my […]


Kitchen of Elizabeth in 1965 Before and After Gloomy

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Yesterday Elizabeth invited us to weigh the choice of floor tiles for her retro renovation of the sapphire bathroom. While preparing the story, I came across an earlier email that I dropped through the cracks. She had sent me a picture of her ongoing pink kitchen refresher. Good news about the time frame: Your job […]