Northstar appliances can turn even the most staid kitchen into a sock-hoppin' space, with mirror chrome detailing and rounded corners straight from the 1950s. The nostalgic range, oven hood, and refrigerator conceal 21st-century technology, however. The bottom-mounted fridge holds 18 cubic feet of storage and uses Energy Star high-efficiency, low-energy systems. The range has optional convection cooking below and high-speed radiant elements or high-power gas burners on top—not to mention an analog clock. Elmira Stove Works, 800.295.8498; www.elmirastoveworks.com.