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 […]


Serious Choices for a Family Sized Retro Cooler

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To make this a unique Buying Guide, I worked hard to dive deep into the real competitors-so it’s a long story, and who spent 15 year writing about retro kitchens and appliances. Here Is The Index: Sub-Zero [or any other retro-looking refrigerator that includes a custom color swatch) Great Cold North Star Smeg Unique Devices […]


84 Unique Retro Midcentury House Plans Purchase

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Do you want to build a mid-century modern house or a modest mid-century house according to original plans? It is indeed possible: via the library with 84 original house plans from the 1960s and 1970s, which are available at FamilyHomePlans.com also known as the Garlinghouse company. All 84 plans are here in your library of […]


Mid Century Bathroom Choose Retro Colored Tile

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Are you looking for 4×4 wall tiles in retro color for your mid-century bathroom renovation? I am now in about 35 places looking for 4×4 (ish) ceramic tiles in vintage color. The two things I’m looking for: tile manufacturer with four-inch square sizes wearing vintage color (or at least some color). My search includes a […]