2—FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1998 ON THE MARKET New ways to make a 'design statement' with toilets By SUSAN PRICE Los Angeles Times Syndicate Y our home may be your castle, but your "throne" may be the last item of household furnishing you may think of as making a design statement - until now. The once sacrosanct toilet has become a vehicle to express your personal taste and style. How about a nice stainless steel number of the type that is supplied to prisons? At $1,500 apiece these industrial-style stainless-steel Johns are selling to the fashion forward. Urinals are another trend for owners of luxury homes and rival bidets as "must have" fixtures. The European models in custom colors are said to be especially popular according to a spokesman for the National Kitchen and Bath Association trade group. Or you may prefer a more playful approach to the loo - such as the toilet lids shaped like guitars and pianos and priced from $1504250 from Jammin' Johns Inc. in Louisville, Ky. A number of celebrities own them, including radio shock jock Howard Stern, country singers Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard and Michael McKean, guitarist in the rock-documentary spoof "Spinal Tap." Though major companies have usually steered clear of such gimmickry, high-profile designers in Europe have found one more item to put their designer signatures on, and the prices are considerably higher than the usual $300-$900 regular toilets cost. Chichi French designer Phillippe Starck has his moniker on one that retails for $2,645 from Duravit in Germany. Fashionable fans of Starck in the United States are buying them, even though the design-doesn't meet local building codes, says a Duravit USA representative. Trends in toilet design reflect the national cultures they spring from. In Japan, toilets are increasingly high-tech. One Japanese design is an $800 high-tech seat that can be installed on an American toilet and plugged into an electric socket. The "bells and whistles" include heat, a water spray, a fan and antibacterial glazing. Whereas in the environmentally conscious United States, Kohler Co. makes a water- conserving toilet available only in pure basic white, which allows the user to select either a 1.1-gallon or a 1.6-gallon flush. Older flush toilets utilize 3.5 gallons per flush or more, but since 1992 federal law has mandated 1.6 gallons per flush. So the next time you assume "The Thinker" position, think about what political and design the throne in your castle. Dist. by Los Angeles Times statement you want to make with Copyright (c) Susan Price. Syndicate. MORTGAGE RATE SURVEY * UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL 30 YEAR FIXED CONFORMING 30 YEAR ADJUSTABLE CONFORMING INSTITUTION PHONE RATE PTS FEE APR RG ADJ MAR LC PTS FEE APR RG N AP Bank of America 468-3627 California Fed 800 241-3945 6.750 2.125 325 7.020 45 6.625 2.434 350 6.889 30 4.875 2.000 9.875 0.125 325 7.49 A 60 N 06 3.7502.375 11.575 0.438 350 7.24-30 Y 01 MORTGAGE RATES : 15 YEAR FIXED CONFORMING TO 5227,150 INSTITUTION : Bank of America California Fed 800 Bank of America California Fed 800 PHONE 468-3627 241-3945 468-3627 241-3945 RATE PTS FEE APR RG 6.375 2.125 $325 6.830 15 6.250 2.144 $350 6.629 30 NON-CONFORMING @ 8300,000 RATE PTS FEE APR RG 6.625 1.875 $325 7.040 15 6.625 1.977 $350 6.955 30 ** HOME EQUITY LOAN ** Personal Un Credit Card S 5K S 10K S 25K S 50K S 5K A.P.R. Fee 9.06 N/A 9.06 5.75 9.06 5.75 9.06 5.75 18.75 N/A 17.65 $18 16.15 $00 RATE: Interest rate charged for borrowing on an owner occupied first trust deed, 80% LTV. PTS: Points, total of broker, discount and loan origination charges.. FEES: Loan processing charges..ADJ:lntroductory rate on 30 year adjustable rate mortgages tied to 11th District Cost of Funds (-)• the 1 Year Treasury (•); 6 month CD (*); Libor (•) on loans to $214,600 MAH: Margin over the Index. LC: Life time cap. APR: The Interest rate expressed In annual terms with fees & points calculated In. AP: Adjustment period 1-monthly 6-semi-annual 12-annual. RQ: Rate Guarantee is the period of time from date of loan application that institution will hold stated rate. N: Loan Is negative amoritized; N = NO, Y = YES. N/0: Not Offered N/A: Not available Home Equity : revolving line of credit, secured by 2nd T.D. Personal Un: Personal Unsecured Installment loan for 24 months. Credit Card : VISA or MasterCard annual A.P.R. Fee : annual charge for Issuing the credit card. RATES ARE SUPPLIED BY PARTICIPATING, INSTITUTIONS AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE - NO ENDORSEMENTS ARE EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CREDIT UNIONS MAY REQUIRE MEMBERSHIP FOR PARTICIPATION IN DEPOSIT AND/OH LOAN PROGRAMS. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR DELETIONS. FREDDIE MAC LOAN MAX ® $227,150 / FANNIE MAE LOAN MAX © $227 150 SOURCE: Moneyllne News Service Ph 714 / 441-2292 Fax 714 / 441-2293 Form and conlenl are proprietary to Monayline News Service, reproduction by written consent only. MoneylineNewsService9worldnet.alt.net EFFECTIVE DATE: June 5th ,1998 Coldwell Banker Mendo Realty, inc UKIAH 444 N. STATE STREET 462-5400 COLDUUeiL mm TM www.coldwellbanker.com WILLITS 1460 S. MAIN STREET 459-5389 OVERLOOKING VINEYARD 3 Bedroom. 2 balh. 2750 square foot home just south ol Ukiah. Open lloor plan, spacious living room, dining room and kitchen. Granite counter lops, central heat/air, electrostatic air purifier, newer seplic and roof. $235.000. 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UNDER APPRAISED VALUE Totally remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home. Many upgrades Including tile floor, new kitchen cabinets, new windows and blinds. Extra large detached garage with room for small shop. Ready to move into. Asking $124,900. Owner motivated! JUST USTEDIII 3 Bedroom, 2 bath fixer-upper on large lot In small Redwood Valley subdivision. Features Include a double garage, living room, tiled counters, open floor plan, large yard and fencing in the backyard. $115,000. CLOSE TO UKIAHI This ranch offers 420 acres, large home, bam, corrals, fenced, cross fenced, 40-50 plantable acres, lots of water, all kinds of wild game, terrific views, paved entry road, etc., etc. Call for further information and/or appointment. Asking $829,000. VERY USEABLE PARCEL 3 acres located In a nice area of Calpella, zoned AG-40, perfect for a small vineyard or horse set-up. Electricity, phone and cable are all available. Paved streets. 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