1950's kitchens, bathrooms & more

Welcome to my gallery of 1950s kitchens, bathrooms and more — inspiration images from vintage advertising and marketing materials.

INSTRUCTIONS: Click on the first image to launch the slide show, all images will show larger.


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  1. Mary Melmac says

    I am in awe of this site…have been for quite some time. Thank you, and what a great slide show! 😉

    • pam kueber says

      Thank you, Mary, that’s nice of you to say! Makes my day for sure. It’s been a long week!

  2. Roni Dee ward says

    Great slide show. My kitchen cabinets look just like a number of these. Wish I could find some more to line the other wall….

  3. vintage_vantage says

    Hey Pam! I have scanned your site for information regarding fireplaces. I just had a vent-free gas fireplace installed and I painted it white to match the rest of my woodwork. From the pictures I have found, either they didn’t have mantels or didn’t put much on them. Am I correct in my observations? I want to keep my home as period as possible. So, what’s period? 🙂

        • Todd Allen says

          My home is a 1950 ranch and both fireplaces never had mantels. My parents home that was built the same year had mantels but was a colonial. I think the “modern” ranch of the day usually did not have them.

  4. says

    We recently purchased a 1950’s ranch and I’m loving your site for ideas for my pink tile kitchen and mint bath! Any chance on being able to get some of your images in high resolution? If so how? Thanks for the ideas!!

    • pam kueber says

      Sorry, Michelle, I am super busy with the blog. Not in a mode to provide hi res images… If you save them to your computer, though, they often are larger than shows on your screen…. Welcome — and good luck!

  5. says

    I have an American Standard 1950s pink toilet and sink that I would like to see go to a good new home. Do you know what might be a good way to find a buyer?

    Should I put it on ebay? or is there some places that specialize in 1950s pieces?



    PS There is an interesting story behind these pieces. They were given to my parents by Hans van Nes, the photographer for American Standard back in the 1950s. They were used for a photo shoot at his Studio in NYC.

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