The best resource for restoring a mid-century home. An amazing catalog of images, research and coverage of the everything that goes into homes from this era. I have spent a lot time on this wonderful site!
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Fabulous resource for people with mid-century homes, both for people who want to remodel in the spirit, and those with time-capsule originals who want to keep them that way.
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Love the rundown of true midcentury pieces (not just "midcentury" as reinvisioned by 2009 yuppies).
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Pam not only provides excellent resource information for midcentury renovators. She also takes an admirably broad view of midcentury styles, not just limiting herself and her readers to the "museum" pieces by the iconic designers whose names and designs we see repeated endlessly on most MCM blogs. Midcentury style was so much more than just idealized Palm Springs Moderne, and RetroRenovation celebrates the middle-class modest right alongside the majestic.
Plus, Pam works so HARD at keeping a steady flow of information beaming at us, you'd think she was a staff of ten instead of just her lone self putting it all together. RetroReno has been a daily must-read for me since the day it hit the InterTubes.
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Ranges from architecture to appliances to lifestyle to home tours. Features thoughtful, well-researched posts about a category of American homes that has been overlooked.
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Pam provides a wonderful daily dose of mid-century inspiration for those of us lucky enough to own one of these great homes (or those who just wish they did). This great resource covers all things mid-century, not just mid-century modern. I get so many great ideas from retrorenovation!
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Great resource for inspiration and products for mid-century modest homeowners who want to keep the charm of their homes alive .. including the pink bathrooms!
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Nostalgia mixed with lots of great information for those of us with mid century homes.
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Chock full of resources for owners of mid-century homes and anyone who loves the retro style. Fun and friendly!
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A fabulous resource for every style of mid-century home, from modest to modern! I've learned so much about my own home and have learned to love things that I used to find odd about it. Thanks, Pam! :)
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Where to begin? RetroRenovation has been a daily destination for me for the past two years. It has been a resource and inspiration for projects around my last and current home, and a source of validation for my obsessions! There are really people out there who find mid-century everything just as fascinating as I do! This blog inspired me to start my own blog, to start an Etsy shop, and to make my home the best it can be. I never tire of looking at the time-capsules, estate sales, products, resources, vintage images, etc. that Pam tirelessly researches and shares with all of us. She is my Retro Goddess!
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Pam and her readers make this blog a wonderful resource for those who love mid-century homes. The blog is fun and colorful--a great mood-lifter as well as useful resource.
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I find that I simply have to check in with Retro Renovation every single day! I love it, love it, love it!! Pam puts an incredible amount of work into it and I learn so many cool things. I especially appreciate that she includes the 40's and what she has referred to as "mid century modest" homes.
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Pam has the most amazing dedication to the preservation of our post war homes and furnishings. Her ability to provide suggestions and share the resources she finds has helped so many to better appreciate and restore thier mid century homes and apartment spaces. I read this site just about every day because there is always something new and exciting to see.
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One of the sites I check on a daily basis. Always a new tidbit to learn and a vibrant and friendly community
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While redoing my 1940's cottage, I stumbled across this site and was instantly transported to my Baby-Boomer childhood. It's like comfort food for the spirit and I visit daily. Pam keeps me smiling - thank you Pam!
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because we are destroying our recent history too quickly, and this blog helps those of us who want to celebrate and embrace this time period! plus, reusing your midcentury house is the best form of recycling!!
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I look forward every day to seeing what's up at RetroRenovation. Discovered Pam's wonderful site after moving into a 1952 Cape, and have found inspiration in so many ways on the site. The spectrum from Mid-Century Modern to "Mid-Century Modest" is perfect--embracing so many different styles. I LOVE that Pam and her blog are spreading the word that these homes are worth preserving, and their features are worth enjoying just as they are---hooray for pink bathrooms & turquoise kitchens!
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Pam is a fun but also curatorial voice in the mid-century world -- making sense of all its periods and brands and patterns and color. And best of all, she is inexhaustible...the content never stops appearing. Amazing.
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Learned to appreciate our tiny 1953 "mini-Ranch" on a whole new level & the tips from Pam & fellow readers on period restoration are invaluable!
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Easy to read and interesting to see, Pam makes blogging look easy. There is a lot of research, hard work and passion under the surface. I can always find a cool idea or something to make me smile at retrorenovation.com.
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Not only does this site have great ideas & inspiration, I can't think of a better way to just relax & wander back in time! I always have a big smile on my face after roaming the site!
Thanks, Pam & your wonderful community!! Love it!
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All the information you need to learn to stop worrying and love your atomic home! A great reference with a funny, warm editorial tone that makes me feel like I've made a new friend!
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I love that it's not about ripping things up and making them new. It embraces the good parts of the past and celebrates them.
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This blog truly embraces the spirit of yesterday and teaches us how to love and appreciate our homes and surroundings just as they were meant to be. It's full of outstanding resources and content!
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Constant source of inspiration, ideas, and feedback for everything MCM. Pam is the Goddess of Knowledge when it comes to '50's / mid century.
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If you're into Mid-Century Modern, this is the place to go for inspiration and resources! Pam Kueber keeps up-to-date information on where to buy vintage and/or retro-style goods. She is the BEST!
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I can't go a day without seeing what she's got on the site. She's cheerful, well informed and like someone else said- retroreno reads like a staff of 10 put it together not just 1 person!
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RR encourages us to make the best of what we have. In a few years, people will regret the granite, marble, and subway tile. Original quality fixtures will live forever.
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Excellent place for sources amd to see other people write in about what they've done with their homes
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I discovered retrorenovation.com a month or two after we bought our '59 ranch. Not only did I discover a fun and informative blog, I made some great friends -- Pam and her many readers. Pam has even visited my home and a few other homes in my mid-century era neighborhood. She's visited the homes of other readers too, and shares it all with the rest of us. That shows how thorough Pam gets when it comes to researching and reveling in retro home design.
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I have visited this blog daily for about two years. Pam works hard to provide resources for renovating our mcm homes. I am always learning something new and being reminded about what I already know about mcm design and home living.
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The site is fun, educational, varied, and practical for everyone interested in retaining the mid century character of a home. Pam is a qualified writer/researcher and her passion is evident in her daily posts and variety of topics covered. My house would look very different if I hadn't discovered the site about two years ago!
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It is a constant source for those of us who love oeverything mid century modest and modern!!
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Updated every day with things I find very exciting! It's a helpful resource with tons of inspiration!
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It's the most comprehensive blog focusing on mid-century design that I have found, and Pam's postings cover a broad spectrum of topics. She takes time to research much of what she posts and she also relies on the expertise of her readers. Participants in the blog are respectful of others' opinions, which I really appreciate. Plus, the participants themselves provide even more information through their comments. Also, the design of the blog itself is appealing, professional and extremely easy to follow.
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Ditto to what all have said so far. It makes me really treasure my 65 ranch!! Makes me want to buy American to refurbish to it's original charm. This website is a God send with advice -
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When asked "When are you doing up the interior of your house" I refer to these persons to retrorenovation.com. I have an excuse for keeping my green paisley wallpaper, pink bathroom, formica benchtops and flying saucer light fittings - thanks to Pam
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The best site for anyone renovating or just plain loving their mid century home. Wouldn't be without this site for help with decorating & re-doing my 1957 ranch. Inspirational, nostalgic, fun, & a wonderful resource. Oh...& did I mention...I love my pink bathroom! Thank you Retro Renovation!
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It encompasses everything that I strive for in renovating my midcentury-built home by providing information, resources, photos, ideas and just plain fun posts daily. It's my first morning stop.
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It's respect for good design from the past and the idea that things can be "timeless" without being bland.
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Pam has posts on a wide variety of mid-century modern topics - from where to find kitchen cabinets to Mamie Eisenhower's pink bathroom to Ebay finds. The blog highlights all the great design elements in mid-century houses and recognizes the charm of the designs from this era.
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This site has so much information, great pictures and such useful and fun content, it only makes me wonder who really is this Pam person? Is she married, and if so does her husband ever see her? Seriously, the site is always up-to-date and has great, new content daily. Mid-century marvelous!
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helpful, inspirational, funny, informative, friendly. This site is an incredibly well-organized wealth of information, pictures and links.
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Retrolicious images, stories, videos-it's my daily window on my favorite era...the era I grew up in!!! Retrosimply the BEST!!!
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Pam rock out all things MCM with style and dignity...and a great sense of humor. I love the variety of different topics she touches on and look forward to her posts each day!
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Anyone who wants to understand American history and life before boring *$# brown, travertine and stainless NEEDS to be on this blog!
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It's time for me to step out of the shadows and acknowledge that Pam's site has been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement over the past year~ There! I'm no longer lurking!
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It is the premier source of Mid-Century Modern design and aesthetic on the interwebs...using history as its foundation.
Plus Pam is a doll and makes it all very, very easy for the rest of us.
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Great sense of the details that tend to get lost in "overviews" of those decades. Thanks, Pam!
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it addresses needs and concerns of the average homeowner of Mid Century modest homes and its great fun along the way
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we tenderly and protectively treasure all that is good about the MCM era; additionally the site encourages each viewer to intelligently and thoughtfully remodel their MCM homes
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This blog completely changed the way I feel about my mid-century home. Even the subtitle "Love the house your in" made me rethink how I want to live in it.
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Pam's passion for all things mid cen and her ability to find resources make this website an invaluable tool.
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I love Retrorenovation! Pam's attention to authenticity and detail is amazing and it makes this site an excellent resource for the MCM enthusiast. For example, RR was invaluable to us when we were renovating our bathroom- we even picked a new toilet based on one of Pam's recommendations!
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It's my go-to guide anytime I need to search or find ideas to replace, revamp or detail my 1956 house!!
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i've been following pam's blog religiously since i put an offer on my 1953 ranch two years ago. yes, the focus is on design, but you get wonderful dose of history and nostalgia woven into every post.
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My absolute favorite home design site! The best resource for finding out what features your mid-century house used to have, and how you can restore them. It's also GREEN! Buying vintage saves money, the environment (you're recycling!), and helps to stimulate your local economy.
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funny, kitschy invaluable resource when restoring your home to its mid-century marvellousness!
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