Are you looking for an appropriate retro or midcentury shower base — but (1) don’t have a big bathroom, (2) need to fit a shower base into the spot where an original tub was, and/or (3) are budget-conscious? At KBIS 2016 we spotted a new, porcelain-finish-on-steel shower base aka shower pan from Bootz. It’s just 30″ wide, and just $159 at Home Depot. Continuing our research, we discovered they also have a slightly bigger version that’s 32″ wide — a little more elbow room if you have the space for it — and it is listed as $215 at Home Depot.Heck yeah there is more →
Shower bases, also called shower pans or shower receptors — whether made from terrazzo, enameled cast iron, or another solid surface — are a popular alternative to tiled shower floors for midcentury homes. In this story, I’ve rounded up a collection of shower bases you can find new today in a variety of sizes, shapes, materials and price points. These could work well in a restoration, remodel or built-from-scratch midcentury style bathroom.Heck yeah there is more →
Planning on remodeling, repairing or building your own vintage or midcentury style bathroom? Then you’ll likely need at least one sink for your space. While we love the rainbow of colors and many shapes and sizes of vintage sinks, sometimes finding the right one for your bathroom can be a challenge. To help make sink selection easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of our five favorite sink styles — each with specific sink models you can order new today — that would work wonderfully in vintage and midcentury style bathrooms. Heck yeah there is more →
We gave a sneak-peek of my 1960s bathroom remodel — really, just a “refresh” — when we showed the countertop — our new Retro Renovation® Delightful Jade from our new collection with Wilsonart. Today: A look at all the changes I made: New tile floor, new vanity, new sink, new countertop, all topped off with a new coat of paint on the wall.Heck yeah there is more →
After purchasing her 1960s split-level house, Jessica wanted to dial up the retro in the relatively plain kitchen. Owner of J. Paris Designs, a furniture refinishing and repurposing business, she used her refinishing skills and design know-how, the resources on Retro Renovation, and some help from her husband Dan and dog Harlow to enliven the space. Heck yeah there is more →
Yesterday we learned that Bootz Industries makes two models of porcelain on steel, retro style hudee rim bathroom sinks. Wouldn’t you know it — they make two styles of metal rim sinks for the kitchen, too — both a single and double bowl variety that can be easily and inexpensively ordered through HD Supply.Heck yeah there is more →
Hot news, we have a third source for hudee-rimmed bathroom sinks, discovered by reader Tappan Trailer Tami. Bootz Industries, a company that has been in business since 1937, manufactures both a round and oval porcelain on steel, metal rim bathroom sinks. The sinks are only available in white, and are super affordable — even though the hudee ring must be purchased separately, the sink and rim together come in just under $65, making them a great choice for those doing a retro remodel on a tight budget.