Pam’s recent story – Make your own, affordable door-lite kits for your front entry doors – was a first response to all the messages we received after Crestview Doors changed their business model, discontinuing their popular door-lite kits and dramatically increasing their prices on their custom-built doors. Yes, with some effort and persistence, you can install […]
Whenever I see an exterior product -- paint colors, fencing, awning, etc. -- that may have good potential for your Retro Renovation exterior, I write about it. We also have idea and inspiration stories here from reader homes. This archive section shows all my curb appeal resources in reverse chronological order. Importantly, though: If you are looking for something specific, check out the SUB-CATEGORY pages shown in light blue, above. Good luck!
Dear Husband and I drove over to Northampton last weekend for a “date Saturday.” Activities included visiting one of my favorite people in retroworld — Retro Genie, who owns a delightful vintage shop on Strong Avenue. While we were chatting away like chatterboxes, she remembered all of a sudden, excitedly, “Oh, I need to show […]
Crestview Doors has temporarily discontinued their door-lite kits. I received a number of emails from readers about this change, and also about the company’s recently announced price increases for fully constructed doors with doorlites. As an example, in May we priced a Nokona door with reeded glass, prehung, delivered, at $769. Last month, the company […]
Cool Dad Luke is surely up for a dad o’ the year award: Look at this amazing mid century modern retro playhouse / play structure that he designed and built for his weebits. He and wife Sandy recently became owners of a gorgeous 1955 mid century modern house — and this swingset playhouse complements it […]
For those of you with a mid century home, we’ve previously spotlighted two companies that sell mid century modern style exterior doors — Crestview’s wood doors and the new Therma-Tru fiberglass doors. But what if you have a Colonial style home — or as Pam likes to call it — Cool-onial? Reader Doug had this dilemma, and […]
With the promise of summer sun tantalizing us nationwide, we thought we’d take a look at authentic and retro style seating for patios and porches. To start: We were pleased to discover that the Solair chair, which has been around since it was designed in 1972 by Fabio Fabiano and Michelange Pazini in Quebec, Canada, is […]