Vintage Kitchens & Bathroom

October 27th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Snark-free post:  We have some classic 1950s & 1960s kitchens and bathroom for you to enjoy today.

Vintage kitchen from 1956.  Check out the copper oven!  Let’s hope the new owner cleans it up and restores it to its original glory.

1956 vintage original kitchen cabinets copper oven Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Vintage bathroom from 1951.  Beautiful blue and black bath tile.  Looks like it was just built yesterday.

vintage original bathroom tile blue black 1951 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Vintage kitchen from 1954.  Kitchens were smaller back then.  Note the washer hook-up next to the kitchen.

vintage original kitchen cabinets 1954 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Original kitchen from 1967.

vintage original kitchen cabinets oven 1967 Phoenix Arizona home house photo

Metal cabinets in this Las Cruces, New Mexico kitchen.  Year built unknown but metal cabinets were popular in the 1940s.

vintage original metal kitchen cabinets Las Cruces New Mexico home house photo

Tags: 1950s · 1960s · Bathroom · Kitchen · Not Ugly · Other US Cities · Phoenix Homes

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jantana // Oct 27, 2010 at 11:13 am

    The kitchen in the house I grew up in had white metal cabinets. That house, in Bisbee, was built around 1955, my folks purchased it new for some ridiculous amount like $15,000. It was originally a 3 bdr, 1 bath ranch for 5 of us, don’t know how we did it! An addition was added in the mid 60’s and it became a 5 bdr, 2 bath L shaped ranch with an actual laundry room. It also had the polished concrete floors that have become popular again, back then bare concrete floors was a sign of near poverty.

  • 2 maria // Oct 27, 2010 at 11:20 am

    I tried to figure out why I absolutely hate these kitchens. And then I realized why.
    I can still remember them…like from a half a century ago.
    Which is not a good thing because I’ve been telling everybody that I’m only 35 years old.

  • 3 Murphy // Oct 27, 2010 at 11:26 am

    I love old kitchens. But I do worry about water damage.
    #1 is the filthiest kitchen I have ever seen but it looks like it would clean up to almost original state if that’s what the new buyers want. I would like to try it.
    #3 That little kitchen would look really cute with red 50’s kitsch.
    #4 says “I am loved”. I’d put shelves in the wasted space where the vanity stool is, to stash big pots and small appliances. We don’t use a kitchen desk next to the stove-top anymore.
    #5 That kitchen looks like a magazine ad from the 50’s. Those cabinets look like they have been refurbished and the front of the dishwasher painted the same color. Metal cabinets do tend to rust after 50 years. I love the serene feel to the room!

  • 4 PJ // Oct 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Love ’em, very retro!

  • 5 jat // Oct 28, 2010 at 8:11 am

    copper oven-i covet!

  • 6 Melykin // Oct 28, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I love the blue bathroom. Amazing what good condition it is in. I can remember when bathrooms like that were new.

  • 7 Kyle_in_rure // Mar 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    That bathroom sink is awesome.

  • 8 Deb // Jun 9, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Love the 1971 KitchenAid Imperial dishwasher in the aqua kitchen. My mom had that very dishwasher, but her’s was Harvest Gold. It lasted for 25 years!

  • 9 Angie // Jul 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Like the bathroom and actually like the kitchen cabinets. You can have some fun working around this fun color unless you want a ‘grown-up’ kitchen! :o)

  • 10 Diana G // Aug 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    love going through these pictures 🙂 thank you for all the time and work you’ve put into this 🙂

  • 11 tenantproof // Nov 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

    These kitchens with their flat doors are super easy to clean and keep clean. The first kitchen needs to have it cabinetry clean TSP (trisodium phosphate) and then primed and painted with a creamy off white oil based enamel paint. The reason it is so dirty is that there is no vent hood. Also dirty because the walls were not wiped down with Dawn dish liquid. The walls should also be washed down with TSP. The paint on the wall looks to be oil based enamel which is quite easy to wipe down just need to keep up with it. The tile in sink and countertop was of the style used in the 1900’s to the 1940’s. It needs to be cleaned with a steamer, the the grout either redone or touched up and then sealed. Remove the old flooring and install Marmoleum instead.

  • 12 FG // Aug 6, 2013 at 7:32 am

    That painted KDA-3 (I think) is a great machine – I have one like it and it cleans dishes like nobodies business!

  • 13 Kim // Oct 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Give me the metal cabinets from the last kitchen (turquoise kitchen) I LOVE them. Seriously, though. If you don’t want them, throw them my way.

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