Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on March 17, 1966 · Page 21
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 17, 1966
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Modernizing Kitchen for convenience, ease, beauty AlOONA Item) AOVAMC1-4 THUMOAY, MAMM 1», I«M Fenton Join Bolllrt4«r EFFICIENT "WORK TRIANGLE" in the kitchen can save time, steps and energy in meal preparation and kitchen clean-ups. In this modernized all-electric kitchen, the sink, range and refrigerator-freezer are located within easy reach of one another, with work areas situated in between. Conveniently located cabinets provide abundant storage space, and the efficiency of the U-shaped layout is enhanced by a "pass-through" between cooking eating areas. Homeowners want kitchen area ility in design aimed at solv- ng space problems. There are, or example, ranges that pro- ide a built-in look without the :ost of installing built-ins. For lexibility, too, are built-in wall ovens and separate surface- Booking units. Dishwashers come in a wide range of designs calculated to fit in with any space-making citchen plan — over-counter, sometimes dictate their use. If the kitchen has a window you'll probably want the sink located beneath it. Most worn en prefer this arrangement, jecause while working at the sink they can watch the chil- Home owners are getting ready to launch their own space program — and the favored site is the kitchen. A recent survey conductec for the National Home Improve ment Council reveals that the kitchen is the center of attrac tion for most families planning home improvements. It's the room they would most like to do something about — and "more space" is at the head o the most-wanted list. Need Appliances While the survey brings ou the need for more electrica outlets, better lighting, new sinks and new floor covering! greater priority goes to im provements aimed at providin more cabinet and counter space more space for better working arrangements, more space for built-ins, more space for eating, more space for activities such as kitchen deskwork and ironing. Whether the kitchen space program calls for an all-out, allover remodeling job or step-by- step changes within the framework of the existing floor plan, major appliances are likely to play a large part in the modernization. Logically, kitchen remodeling time is an appropriate time to make needed replacements of major appliances — and to take advantage of some of the new developments in these appliances. Even though appliances are not outworn, they may be out dated. New developments include for space-eager home owners space-saving designs. Save Space Refrigerator-freezers now fr ost-frce for "no defrosting ev er" convenience, provide in creased food storage capacity yet take up less floor space. Ranges, along with self-clean ing features and more auto ma tic cooking controls, offer flex under-counter, under-sink, free- Twelve members of the Friendly Neighbors Club met last week at Myrtle Krause's with Beatrice Langerman co- hostess. Hilda Bellinger gave a reading, "This is a Farmer". The lesson on sewing machines was given by Clarice Luedtke and MargUeit Laage. March birthday was that of Louise Dreyer. Ruth Circle of the Fenton Me thodist church met last week at Lillian Nichols' with Lola Zwie fel co-hostess. The program was led by Mary Margaret Weisbrod, and Dorothy Laabs was in charge of meditation. Plans were discussed for the Mother- Daughter banquet. Fenton Women's Club met last Tuesday at Dorothy Mattheisen's with Merceedes Bierstedt co-hostess. There were eleven members answering roll call. Lucille Norland led the program about superstitions and superstitious people. Nina Schwartz also read an article on superstitions. The April meeting will be at Grace Stoeber's with Myrtle Baago assisting. The Fenton Town Counci held a regular meeting last AS THE FAMILY GROWS, SO GROWS THE NOME A HOME IMPROVEMENT LOAN TAKES CARE OF THE COST! standing, portable. "Triangle" can bring happiness Is happiness in your home being threatened by a triangle? Then maybe you ought to do something about it. The triangle that most often ripples the waters of domestic tranquility is not caused by "another woman," but by an in efficient work pattern in the kitchen that can make a woman jred and cranky from sheer verwork, and ready to fight vith her husband when he omes home. The man to solve this fam- ly's problem is not a marriage ounselor but an understanding citohen designer who knows hat a motion-saving "work triangle" can conserve time, steps and energy in meal preparation nd kitchen cleanups. For Efficiency The points of the "work triangle" are formed by the kitchen sink and dishwasher area, range and refrigerator freezer — the three main work centers of the kitchen, The sum of the three legs of this triangle should be at least 15 feet (less than that will result in an overcrowded work pattern) and no more than 22 feet (more than that will cause the homemaker unnecessary motion and effort). . U-shaped and L-shaped kit chens are the most efficient, be cause appliances, cabinets am work areas can all be located within easy reach. One-wall lay outs or "corridor" plans (wher two facing walls are used) are less efficient, but circumstance dren at play or watch anything >ut the wall. The automatic dishwasher hould be positioned next to the sink, near the plumbing and within easy reach. The experts suggest that whether the iiomemaker is right or left handed, the dishwasher can. be placed to the left or right of the sink, whichever; position she prefers and. the''one that makes it easier for her to load the dishwasher. ' {i Offer Variety Next consider the refrigerator-freezer. First, this appli ance should be large enough to accommodate the family's needs now and in the near future without excessive trips to the market. If the doors to your refrig erator-freezer open to the right it should be placed to the righ of the sink. If they open to the left, you'll want it to the let of the sink. Otherwise you'll be walking around the refrigerate] nd freezer doors all the time For most efficency, provid ive to five-and-a-half feet o ounter space between refrig rator-freezer and sink. The third leg of the triangle s formed by the range. Pref- rably it should be located near he dining area. The new electric ranges are ivailable in a wide variety of tyles — free standing, eye- evel consoles, high-low double- oven ranges, separate cooktops Monday evening with all mem bers present. The only business s a building permit issued to u. R. Krause. Sunday guests of the Norman iollingers were the Arnold Hantelmans, Kenneth Boiling fs, Sandra Hantleman, Harve> Bellinger, and Sophia Wichten dahl. Evening callers were the Gene Tietzes, Wayne BolUngen and Edwin Wichtendahls. It wa Kristine Bellinger's 4th birth day. Thursday guests of the Ar nold Hantelmans were the El mer Grienerts. St.*. If you're like the happy, growing family above, you're in the equally happy position of being able to go ahead with your wonderful home improvement plans. Whether it's an added room, new kitchen, whatever — the cash to pay for it is waiting for you here. Our low-cost Home Improvement Loan makes it easy. Make your home beautiful for spring .. ^now. Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn. si 14 E. STATE ALGONA, IOWA PH.: 295-3545 and compact, one-piece built-in ranges — to suit any need. PREVENT LOOSENING A few drops of fast drying shellac on the threads of a tightened nut or bolt will prevent frequent loosening that is caused by vibrations on appliances, machinery. To re move, use a little extra pressure on wrench or screwdriver. START EARLY Checking, cleaning, repairing and painting outdoor furniture that's still stored indoors is a job that can be done now. The self-made man has a lot of working parts. "SPECIALIZING IN NEW HOMES" NEW HOMEOWNERS NEED NEW HOME PROTECTION! Our Modern Homeowner's Policy Protects ... • Your Home • Your Persona! Liability New Construction Remodeling Commerical Far 1 i The 4-bedroom ranch home, which we recently completed, (pictured above) features a carpeted living room, dining room and completely built-in kitchen plus two full baths. The basement is completely finished and has a family room, storage room, utility room and furnace room. The double garage has an automatic door opener. PHONE 924-3341 BURT, IOWA Watch For Our Open House In April! • Your Personal Property Your Garage IT GUARDS AGAINST THEFT & PROVIDES ADDITIONAL UIVING EXPENSES INSURE YOUR HOME WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW — Insure With . . . KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOC 119 N. DODGE PHONE 295-3756 ALGONA, IOWA. This home must really be seen to appreciate its many new features and innovations. We invite you to our "Open House" which will be held in April. A few of this home's exciting features are listed below: Stone fireplace in family room Kasota stone planter boxes Provincial "built-in" kitchen with suspended glass ceiling Sun deck Enclosed sun room Pull stereo throughout house Radiant heating "Glitter" ceilings Casement windows throughout Patio Stone terracing FURNISHINGS & INTERIOR DESIGN BY READ'S FURNITURE HEATING BY NORTH CENTRAL PUBLIC SERVICE TIETZ CONSTRUCTION CO AL60NA, IOWA BURT, IOWA

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