Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Randolph Morris Clawfoot Tub featured in HGTV Bathroom Makeover



Vintage Tub & Bath catapulted into the national spotlight with its signature double slipper clawfoot tub on a recent episode of HGTV’s Dear Genevieve. The episode aired on the Saturday, January 15 show in which a Montclair, New Jersey couple’s incongruent bathroom layout was transformed into a luxurious bathroom getaway with a Turkish bath flair. (A rebroadcast of the show will be aired on HGTV on Saturday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time.)

The show’s host, Genevieve Gorder custom-ordered the cast iron tub from Vintage Tub and Bath to replace the small, five-foot garden-style acrylic tub originally in the couple’s bathroom. Not only did the tub enhance the “fantasy-like” ambience of the remodeled room, but it provided the functionality which was Genevieve’s goal of the makeover. A showpiece that is more than eye candy in the bath is what the signature 72-inch double slipper clawfoot tub provides.

The Vintage Tub team delivered the brand new tub to the home in September 2010 during the taping of the show. With precision and care, the Vintage Tub team carried the tub up to the second floor bathroom and installed it to the specifications of the HGTV design team.

When Genevieve first laid eyes on the 72-inch double-slipper tub, her hazel-green-colored eyes widened and jaw dropped open as she gasped, “It’s gorgeous!” The homeowners, Trevor and Gerthy had a similar reaction when they stepped into their lavish, new Turkish bath in their own home. “This is a tub you can soak in all day!” exclaimed Trevor.

The episode concluded with Gerthy and Trevor relaxing in their new Randolph Morris cast iron double-slipper clawfoot tub as they called their friends to tell them all about their new bathroom “oasis.”

Written by: Sue Gannis


Thursday, January 13, 2011

1950’s Kitchen

We revisit the 1950’s in many of today’s designs, from red lipstick to themed diners serving classic fifties food. Even our kitchens model themselves after the fifties’ design. However, kitchens in the fifties lacked the convenience that our modern kitchens provide. Today, we can finally capture efficiency with fifties styled appliances utilizing modern technological advancements. Northstar by Elmira Stove Works offers kitchen appliances inspired by vibrant colors. A superb alternative to standard stainless steel, Elmira can add a splash or a bold punch of color to any kitchen. Their Northstar appliances create a functional, sexy design.

· Refrigerators are available in three models to fit every home. Models 1950, 1951, and 1952 provide maximum storage and freshness, no matter the size. Model 1950, Elmira’s premium model, includes EasyView™ lighting, SoftSound™ Quiet Package and an electronic freshness design. Not only will your new refrigerator save money by preserving food longer, but it is EnergyStar approved.

· Every Elmira Northstar Range features self-cleaning. Each self cleaning range is available with a smooth electric cooktop, four gas burners or dual fuel. These dual fuel ranges provide the best of both worlds, allowing the option of natural gas or propane. And for the busy chef, look below the oven and find a stainless-steel warming drawer, available in all Elmira ranges.

· Instantly revitalize your dishwasher with an Elmira double drawer panel or a full size door panel to match your refrigerator and range.

· Finally, to complete your cohesive fifties kitchen re-design, add a 1000 watt microwave to your kitchen and bar. Even add a matching range hood and backsplash to magnify the fun ambiance. All Elmira’s Northstar accessories are available in a wide array of stunning colors.

Elmira Northstar products provide an ample color selection to fit every kitchen and provide that classic retro feel. White, Bisque, Flamingo Pink, Robin’s Egg Blue, Buttercup Yellow, Textured Black, Candy Red, Mint Green, and Quick Silver are all eye catching colors perfect for creating smiles. The paint on every Elmira Northstar appliance lasts thanks to powder-coated and Dupont™ automotive finishes. These paints are durable, fade-resistant and long-lasting.

Elmira provides exceptional functionality with its unique design. Brighten your kitchen with color. These retro designs will liven up your kitchen and instill a warm whimsical atmosphere.