Northern Virginia Magazine – Bite Size Kitchens

bitesizedkitchens_000“I don’t watch ‘Rachael Ray’ for the menus,” says Barbara Smith. “I watch to see what kind of refrigerator she has, if it’s orange or turquoise. All her kitchens are multicolored—yellow and orange—and visually appealing.” Ray may have cornered the market on retro-style kitchens, bringing that look into our homes weeknights at the dinner hour—excellent timing. President and owner of Bars and Booths in Charles Town, W.Va., Smith says retro-style appliances have become much more en vogue in recent years.

The company not only restores antique appliances and builds classic diner reproductions, but it is also is a dealer of 1950s-style appliances from both Ontario-based Elmira Stove Works and Colorado’s Big Chill. “People love to show off their retro kitchens because not everyone has one,” says Smith. The look offers an exciting color scheme, she says, yet it also evokes nostalgia. To Smith, those feelings are: “happy, peaceful, warm and fuzzy.”

HGTV – Spice Up My Kitchen

Fabulous ’50s Kitchen Episode HSUMK-203 BarsandBooths.com was excited to build a custom diner booth set that worked great for this HGTV episode. Spice up my kitchen takes an outdated kitchen and gives it a coffee house feel. The featured diner booth set: 30″ Cruiser...

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Washington Spaces

Washington Spaces | Guide to Luxury Living – Wow! This is a beautiful magazine. Our special thanks go to our customer, designer Lisa Vandenburgh of Lisa Vandenburgh Ltd. for seeing that we were given credit for the custom soda fountain bar made for her customer’s...

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Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

In the Neiman Marcus Christmas book you will find a article called, “Rock and Roll Bowl”. This article features a retro room that comes complete with a full size multiple lane bowling alley. In this room you will also see many of our custom products, including a high...

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Valley Homes & Style

Happy Days are Here Again! We are constantly amazed at the people who “find” us, and are generous enough to write a terrific article about our products, and most importantly, our wonderful staff. Our thanks go out to publisher Margo Williams for her kind words in her...

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Design NJ – New Jersey’s Home & Design

Retro Redo: The goal: Create a large family-style kitchen that is low maintenance and rugged enough for heavy use and do it on a tight budget.” These designers used our real Metal Edge Banding to give the counter tops a retro look. We were pleased that our products...

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Better Homes and Gardens – Home Product Guide

Let’s Go Retro! “Boomerang-pattern laminates just won’t go away.” The pattern jazzed up countertops in the ’50’s. Furnish your diner-style kitchen from 4×10 foot laminate sheets or buy it already installed on chrome-based bars and tabletops. This Home Improvement...

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