Old and New in Kitchens and Baths
These appliances and products have modern utility and retro appeal.
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The Luxury built-in refrigerator by Jenn-Air is outfitted with sensors that enable the appliance to determine the time of day when it's most likely to be opened, such as around dinner time. The refrigerator will then train itself not to start the defrost cycle during those times, instead defrosting when it is least likely to be opened such as late at night. As a result, food stays fresher longer.
Clawfoot Tubs With Modern Features
The Serenity Air Bath by Aquatic Industries Inc. pulsates thousands of warmed bubbles to excite the skin and massage the body. While the technology is state of the art, the clawfoot tub fits into any traditional or Victorian design scheme.
Aquatic Industries Inc.
Available at The Expo Design Center and Other Locations
Bathroom Fixtures From the Past
Lefroy Brooks manufactures historically accurate reproduction bathroom fixtures from the Victorian era through the 1950s.
Elmira Stove Works' line of Northstar appliances offers the style and simplicy of bygone eras with modern functionality. The designs feature rounded corners, plenty of chrome and hot mid-20th century colors like Candy Red, Buttercup Yellow, Rockin' Robin's Egg Blue and Flamingo Pink.
Elmira Stove Works
Bathroom Clean-Up Made Easier
Duravit USA offers a line of bathroom products coated with WonderGliss, a coating that repels dirt on porcelain surfaces. Residues simply rinse off with water, eliminating the need to scrub hard-water stains, lime deposits and severe soiling. As a bonus, cleaning the bathroom no longer calls for cleaning agents that can be harmful to the environment.
WonderGliss by Duravit USA Inc.
New products include a sink that cooks, a chlorine filtering shower head and test-driving appliances.
Designer Greg Parker updated a classic kitchen reminiscent of Old World Tuscany.
A '50s tract home with an outdated exterior and overgrown yard undergoes a dramatic whole-house remodel.