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The Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog is a forum for homeowners of old homes or new homes with vintage appeal. The Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog features tips and tidbits on clawfoot tubs, clawfoot tub faucets and showers, heat registers and cold air returns, antique reproduction door hardware, and many more products for classic homes. For more tips and anecdotes about the old home experience, take a break and visit the Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog or peruse the complete list of topics discussed on the blog at the Shop 4 Classics Old House Blog Archive.


Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:34:00 +0000
Industrial Chic Metal Console Bathroom Sinks from Cheviot Products

The Industrial Chic design style blends utilitarian designs with mechanical elements and metal surfaces.  The term "industrial" might lead one to believe that this style requires decorating a room like a 1920's era factory.  Industrial Chic does often incorporate gears, rivets, and rusty iron but its range expands to also include polished metals.  A sterile hospital or laboratory from the early 20th century can be every bit as industrial as a dingy factory or warehouse from the same time period.  Most of us would prefer our bathrooms to appear sanitary rather than the OSHA nightmare that is the factory restroom from the Industrial Revolution.
 
Shop 4 Classics recently added a collection of metal console bathroom sinks from Cheviot Products that perfectly fits the industrial chic theme.  The exposed brass tubing of the metal console is offered in polished finishes such as chrome and polished nickel, stainless steel-like brushed nickel, and the earthy patina of oil rubbed bronze.  The main purpose of the console is to stylishly support the sink but true to Industrial Chic form, the metal tubing provides additional functionality as a towel rack.  The Cheviot Products lavatory sinks are finely crafted in vitreous china or fireclay for outstanding beauty, durability, and practicality.  Fired onto each bathroom sink is a fine glaze of powdered glass to ensure a lifetime of use, ease of cleaning, and resistance to bacteria and other microbes.
 
Even if Industrial Chic isn't your cup of tea, the Cheviot Products metal console sinks adapt to most any decorating style while still making a bold statement.  From vintage to contemporary and everything in between, each console sinkcontributes to the individuality of your personal design.  Express your own unique style with Cheviot Products metal console sinks.
 

Essex Metal Console Lavatory Sink by Cheviot Products

Mayfair Metal Console Bathroom Sink by Cheviot Products

Nuo Metal Console Bathroom Sink by Cheviot Products

Nuovella Metal Console Lavatory Sink by Cheviot Products

 
Antique Metal Console Bathroom Sink by Cheviot Products

Antique Metal Console Bathroom Sink by Cheviot Products

 
 

Sun, 14 Jun 2015 17:55:00 +0000
Cherry, Oak, and Maple Wood Vent Cover Grilles Sizes and Styles by Reggio Register
Reggio Register Cherry, Oak, and Maple Wood Grille Overview
Although most known for its decorative metal grille vent covers, Reggio Register also offers a
Reggio Register Wood Grille
rather extensive collection of wood vent cover grilles.  Their standard drop-in and flush mount vent covers are available in red oak, white oak, cherry and maple.   Their drop-in style wood grilles can be ordered with or without a clear lacquer finish, whereas the flush mount wood grilles are only offered unfinished.   Reggio Register also offers two specialty wood grilles, a one directional grille and a grid pattern wood grille. The one-directional grilles diffusers direct air flow in a single set direction and are most frequently used to cover wall forced air ducts.  The grid pattern wood grille allows for ample air flow and commonly used as for floor vent ducts.   As with its metal grille covers, Reggio Register’s drop-in louver insert assemblies can be placed in the heat duct prior to installing the duct’s grille cover in order to control the amount and direction of forced air.

Standard Drop-In and Flush Mount Wood Grille Vent Covers
As mentioned above, Reggio Register offers all sizes of its drop-in and flush mount wood grilles in red oak, white oak, cherry, and maple.   Both drop-in and flush mount are offered unfinished and the drop-in is also offered with a clear lacquer finish.

Duct Size
Drop-In Grille
Flushed Mount Grille
Louver Insert
10" x 2 1/4"
Y
Y
Y
10" x 4"
Y
Y
Y
10" x 6"
Y
Y
Y
12" x 2 1/4"
Y
Y
Y
12" x 4"
Y
Y
Y
12" x 6"
Y
Y
Y
14" x 2 1/4"
Y
Y
Y
14" x 4"
Y
Y
Y
14" x 6"
Y
Y
Y


Specialty One-Directional Grille and Grid Style Grille Vent Covers
Reggio Register’s one-directional and grid style grilles are only offered in red oak and white oak but both are available with or without a clear lacquer finish.  


Duct Size
One-Directional Grille
Grid Style Grille

Louver Insert
10" x 8"
Y
Y
Y
10" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
12" x 8"
Y
Y
Y
12" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
24" x 6"
Y
Y
Y
14" x 8"
Y
Y
Y
24" x 8"
Y
Y
N


Shop 4 Classics offers additional savings of 5% vent cover orders over $500 and 10% for vent cover orders over $1,000.

Sun, 24 May 2015 17:01:00 +0000
Aluminum Decorative Vent Covers from Reggio Register
Continuing the review of Reggio Register collection of vent covers, today’s blog provides an overview of Reggio Register’s aluminum grille vent covers.  Reggio Register added aluminum vent covers to complement their cast iron vent covers.  Aluminum grille vent covers offers a number of advantages compared to cast iron and brass grille vent covers:

Aluminum is light weight compared to brass and iron and therefore aluminum vent grille vent covers are better suited for wall and ceiling vents. 
 
Aluminum does not rust so aluminum grille vent covers are better suited than iron grilles for vents where moisture is a concern. 

Aluminum grilles are similar to iron grilles in that it is relatively inexpensive and typically have a durable powder coat finish.   Reggio Register’s aluminum grilles, like its cast iron grilles, are offered in black but they are also available in gray, oil rubbed bronze brown, silver, and sun gold.

As mentioned in the past blog, Reggio Register with one exception does not offer its grilles with pre-attached louver assemblies.  Reggio Register offers separate drop-in louver insert assemblies that are wrapped by a foam strip that helps create a snug fit for the louver assembly when placed in the heat duct.

Reggio Register’s aluminum Victorian Scroll grille is offered in all the standard sizes as well as additional square, toe kick, and larger sizes.   Their aluminum grille is available in gray, oil rubbed bronze brown, and sun gold.  Homeowners often order the powder coat gray grille to paint to match the home’s wall or ceiling color.   Oil rubbed bronze powder coat aluminum grilles are a much more economical choice compared to real solid bronze vent covers.   Reggio Register’s Sun Gold powder coat finish is an economical alternative to solid brass for those wanting decorative vent covers with a more lustrous finish.

Size and Color Options for Reggio Registers Aluminum Victorian Scroll Grille Vent Covers


Duct Size
Black
Gray
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Silver
Sun Gold
Louver Insert
2 1/4" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
2 1/4" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
2 1/4" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
4" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
4" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
4" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
4" x 8"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 22"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 24"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 30"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
6" x 6"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
8" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
8" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
8" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
8" x 8"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
9" x 20"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
10 1/4" x 12 1/4"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
10" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
10" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
12" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
12" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
12" x 24"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
14" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
Y
14" x 18"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
18" x 18"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
18" x 30"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
24" x 24"
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
N
Reggio Register’s versatile aluminum Square Grid vent cover grille is ideal for contemporary as sell as Arts and Crafts homes.  This simple grille is offered the most common sizes.  They are available in most of the same powder coat finishes as their Victorian scroll grilles and also available in silver for a more modern look.  

Size and Color Options for Reggio Registers Aluminum Square Grid Grille Vent Covers


Duct Size
Black
Gray
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Silver
Sun Gold
Louver Insert
2 1/4" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
2 1/4" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
2 1/4" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
4" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
4" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
4" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
6" x 10"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
6" x 12"
Y
Y
Y
Y
N
Y
6" x 14"
Y
Y
Y
Y
       N
Y

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