Turn back the clock with these retro items

As we grow older, we enjoy reminiscing more about our younger years — the memories attached to the music we grew up with as well as gadgets that were part of our everyday life. Nostalgia is a mood-elevating feeling that’s why we keep photo albums and love to tell stories of our youth.

We can recognize people’s penchant for nostalgia by looking at their homes, especially now that well-loved classics are back (or maybe they never really went away). It’s easy to gravitate towards them as they bring a warm sense of familiarity and evoke fond memories. Now, these modern counterparts can be appreciated by the new generation as well. Here are some that can be added as accents in your space or still serve the same functionality as they did before.

Here are some of them:

1.  Vinyl records and turntables

One of the easiest routes down the memory lane is via music — especially with the gadgets you used to have. Believe it or not, artists today still produce LPs or vinyl records because there’s a growing demand for them. Music aficionados are still drawn toward the analog due to its rawness and exceptional ability to preserve music dynamics. Sequentially, turntables are also coming back with more superior technology. Now you can experience dropping the needle on a record again and revel in the warmth of vinyl.

2.  Chunky headphones

In this wireless age, chunky retro headphones are making a comeback. They seem to never go out of style as wearing a pair adds unique character and flair to every outfit.  They may have the look and ruggedness of a classic accessory, but retro-inspired headphones today have the comforts and sound grade of relentless innovation. Wireless pods may be handy, but they don’t have the sound quality and noise cancellation that chunky headphones provide.

3.  Grand piano

A piano is a timeless treasure tied to priceless memories. If you were raised in a musically-inclined family, every holiday and gathering most probably had a special piano performance. However, you can’t expect an old grand piano to perform as well as it did before due to cracks in the internal components. Fortunately, most established brands you love from before still continue to produce newer versions with the same, if not better, sound quality and craftsmanship.

4.  Stand mixer

If you’re one of the lucky ones whose childhood home was filled with the aroma of freshly baked cookies every now and then, your kitchen most certainly had a stand mixer, a staple for home bakers. This machine, with various attachments for different baking purposes, has been around for about 100 years and has undergone improvements in its functionality and aesthetics. Need a pop of color and a dash of retro on your countertop? A stand mixer surely does the job.

5.  Canister vacuum

Vacuum cleaners today come in all kinds and forms: handheld, stick, upright, and even autonomous or robot. However, nothing beats a canister vacuum when it comes to reliability as well as inducing nostalgia in your home. Despite its bulkiness, it sports a classic design: a tank with a long hose for a bevy of attachments. There are powerful tanks that use water to filter dust instead of a bag, making it an essential for homes with family members suffering from asthma or for those who want to deep clean to counter mites, dander, pollen, and other microscopic bugs.

6.  Kettle grill

A kettle grill shaped like a buoy has captivated households since the ‘50s. It has become a go-to for backyard barbecues because of its simplicity, versatility, and durability. Complete your backyard setup with a kettle grill and enjoy hosting Sunday barbecues with family and friends.

Enlivening your home with nostalgic items gives your home a distinct personality and these sentimental touches make it warmer and more you. 

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