Home Improvements

This includes things like DIY, decorating, flooring, curtains, household electricity & gas, heating and interior design.

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Fairbanks-Morse “Automatic Coal Burners” ~ Heating Adverts [1941]

“Man, that’s not the work for a lovely wife!”
These ads for “Automatic Coal Burners” by Fairbanks-Morse date from 1941.

American Gas Association ~ Energy Adverts [1941-1947] Illustrations

“The wonder flame that cools as well as heats!”
These illustrated ads for American Gas Association date from 1941-47.

Congoleum-Nairn ~ Floor & Wall Covering Adverts [1948-1949]

“Walls go gay!”
These double-page spread ads for Congoleum-Nairn linoleum and congoleum floor and wall coverings are from 1948-49.

Nairn Linoleum ~ Flooring Adverts [1940-1941]

“Why, yes, your kitchen will be as gay and time-saving as these if you re-do it the ‘Never Before’ way!”
These ads for Nairn linoleum flooring are from 1940-41.

Home Furnishings & Interior Design [Ebony, 1977]

“Four approaches to beauty and comfort.”
These very 1970’s interior design delights are from a 1977 Ebony magazine article which featured four different apartments.

Gold Seal Linoleum ~ Flooring Adverts [1952-1957]

“The nicest things happen when you choose Gold Seal.”
These ads for Gold Seal linoleum flooring are from 1952-57.

Du Pont Paint ~ Decorating Adverts [1958-1959]

“Buy the paint that’s worth the work… the beauty lasts!”
These super adverts for Du Pont paints date from 1958-59.

Edison Electric Institute ~ Electricity Adverts [1965-1967]

“You live better electrically.”
These Gold Medallion Home ads are from 1965-67. Look how happy electricity makes them!

Home Improvements ~ DIY Articles [1969-1975] Popular Mechanics

Build This Patio Appliance Centre
These are my favourite DIY and home improvement projects from various 1969-1975 editions of Popular Mechanic magazine.

Vintage Christmas Decoration Adverts [1950-1960’s]

Here are some Christmas decoration adverts from 1959-63.