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. Comments 46 Comments vintage_vantage says November 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm 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? 🙂 Reply pam kueber says November 10, 2010 at 10:23 am I don’t know for sure vintage-vantage… would have to do more research. What year is your house? What style? Reply vintage_vantage says November 10, 2010 at 6:49 pm Was built in ’52. Traditional bones, but modern furniture. Reply Todd Allen says November 11, 2010 at 11:46 am 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. Reply Michelle says July 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm 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!! Reply pam kueber says July 11, 2011 at 6:01 pm 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! Reply Jay Lagemann says December 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm 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? Thanks, Jay 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. Reply pam kueber says December 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm craigslist and our forum — https://retrorenovation.com/forums. good luck — sounds like a very cool backstory, too! Reply « Older Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. BE SAFE / RENOVATE SAFE! Get informed and be aware about the environmental & safety hazards in old homes, materials and products. #1 RULE: Consult with your own properly licensed professionals. More info: See our Be Safe/Renovate page... EPA asbestos website ... EPA lead website ... U.S.F.A. – fire safety, etc.