The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 21, 1957 · Page 19
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 19

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 21, 1957
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Modernization Can Give Bathroom New Beauty & Greater Convenience Thoughtful Planning is Essential If your bathroom fixtures show signs of wear—cracks, leaks and discoloration—or if more than three persons in your home must dopond upon one bathroom, it is time to remodel and expand your bathing facilities. Careful planning is essential in bathroom remodeling, for this room remains completely furn- irhed with the same fixtures in the same arrangement often for a lifetime. Thus, you should select attractive, functional fixtures arranged for privacy and convenience. Economy also can be achieved through proper placement of fixtures. The least expensive installation of fixtures in one bathroom is along one wall. When adding a second bathroom or powder room, economies can be realized by installing the fixtures alongside, below or above the existing .bathroom fixtures or near kitchen plumbing. This allows several fixtures to be served 'by the same piping and in some cases cuts installation costs by as much as 30 per cent. Promoting Privacy. For privacy, compartmenting the bathroom area is recommend^ed. This allows multiple use of all fixtures, helping to eliminate bathroom tie-ups. The extent to which you can partition depends upon space available. Compartmenting an area too small will result in poor "traffic" patterns and a cut-up appearance. In this case, it is wiser to add a second bathroom or powder room. A second complete bathroom is advisable for any family of more than three persons. Bathroom planning experts at American - Standard recommend an area of at least 7x8 feet for successful compartmenting. Given a 9 x 2 foot area, several two- bathroom and one-and-a-half bathroom arrangements are possible. A particularly useful plan places the bathtub in a "room" of its own, accessible from two areas, each of which houses a lavatory and toilet. Another popular arrangement places the tub and toilet in separate areas and a lavatory-dressing table in a third, "dressing room" area. Prime Requirements. In selecting bathroom fixtures, beauty, durability and usefulness are *prime requirements. Lavatories and toilets of nonabsorbent vitreous chinaware are recommended for beauty, easy cleaning and sanitation. Tubs of cast iron with a thick coating of enamel give a smooth appearance. If- the bathroom area is relatively large—8 x 11'feet or more —square bathtubs, lavatory-dressing tables, or perhaps two lava- tones may be installed. New Ideas Work Wonders for Old Bathrooms Thursday, March 21, 1957 Afgefta (la.) tfpptt 0« Molnti i NEW BEAUTY AND UTILITY are brought to the bath here. Daughter bathes'in the "Neo - Angle" tub, in which the diagonal bathing space provides additional length in the overall 4' x 4' space and the wide ledge places accessories within easy reach. Mother takes a final pro-party peak at herself in mirrors that reach to the ceiling, above new lavatory in vitreous china, wilh extra-wide built-in counter space. Fixtures are available in nine colors and white. ' EARLY MORNING TRAFFIC PROBLEMS in the bathroom are eased by the small home dental lavatory (at left) at which teeth- brushing activities can take place while some other member of the amily is using the regular' lavatory. Measuring only 17 inches :quare, the dental laboratory can readily find a place even in a ather compact bathroom layout. TIME-SAVING TWOSOME are these twin lavatories, which do much to eliminate those "bathroom tie-ups." American-Standard, How One Man Made Home Keep Pace With Family COMBINATION FAMILY AND GUEST ROOM us as knotty western pine paneling for a-storage wall 14 inches deep, 8 feet 3 inches high and 11 feet long. Upper framing of book shelves conceals motion picture screen and loud speaker; at right, double doors conceal hide-away bed. Look What Can Be Do What Home Owners Should Know on the first $2500 and 4% on any amount over $2600 up to the $3500 ceiling. Interest is deducted at the time loan is made. Here are the pertinent points every home-owner should know about the government sponsored and insured FHA Title 1 Loans for home modernization, remodeling and repairs: l.FHA Title I Loans for home improvements can be obtained from banks, savings and loan associations and mortgage companies. They are insured by the Federal Housing Administration. 2. Loans range from $100 to $3500. You can take up to 5 years to repay loan. 3. Interest rate (fixed by the government) it 5% 4. No mortgage is involved. No title examinations. No extra charges or service fees. You fill out a simple application form which is processed by the lender. Within a few days your check is ready. Low-Cost Answers to Storage and Space Problems COZY BEDROOM-DEN for a boy is developed from a sloping unused attic room, with Philippine mahogany plankweld panels. "WHERE SHALL WE PUT IT?" is a question that is answered 1 in a most attractive and orderly man. ner by this storage-wall, suitable for a basement or family room elsewhere. Four feet in "width, thf wall of smooth fir Plywood is designed in four sections, each with a different purpose; from left ti righti wardrobe, sports equipment, tools and games, books and "office," I COMING April 5-6-7 THESE ALGONA FIRMS ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU ON ALL PHASES OF HOME IMPROVEMENT SECOND ANNUAL! Algona HOME SHOW! •*• WATCH FOR FURTHER DETAILS! r^lllllllUIIIIIIIUIUIIIIIIIUIUIIIIUIUIIIIIllUIUIillllllllllllllUllllllllllUlllltllUllllllllltllllUlltllllllllli^ Contractors — Builders Bennie B. Wibben - CY4-2160 Home Building, Remodeling, Cabinet Work E. E, (Bud) Robinson CY4-3374 General Contracting, Building, Remodeling, Cabinet Work Botsford Lumber Co, CY4-2619 Contracting and Building. Lumber, Building Materials E. E. and R. E. Johnson ... CY4-2297 Contracting and Building, Homes, Remodeling Plumbing and Heating L, S. Muckey Heating & Plumbing .. CY4-2104 Lennox Furnaces—Air •• Conditioning, Kohler Fixtures, Rheems Water Heaters P. R, Irons Heating & Plumbing -,,„ CY4-3640 Gas and Oil Heating Systems, Kohler & Standard Fixtures, A. Q. Smith Water Hesters R. J, Funk Plumbing & Heating CY4-3234 Sheet Metal, Kohler Fixtures, Water Systems, Elec, Sewer Cleaning Algona Plumbing & Heating „_ CY4-4240 Lux-Aire Furnaces, Kohler & Richmand Fixtures, Air-Temp Air-Conditiomng, Electric Sewer Rotor Sigsbee Plumbing & Heating CY4-2125 Century Furnaces, Vornado Air-Conditioning, Kohler Fixtures Furniture — Furnishings Bjustrom's Furniture Co,.—— CY4-3837 Three Floors ef Furniture, Floor Carpet, Draperie* Foster Furniture Store _~~ _________ CY4-4294 Furniture, Carpet, Venetian Blinds, Handmade Window Shades Coast-To-Coast Store ..... ~ ....... CY44432 One Complete Floor of Furniture, Building Hardware, Appliances Chrischilles Store _ _______ - ________ CY44674 Drapery Materials, Draperies Made To Order Painters — Decorators — Floors — Materials MERGEN _- ...... _ ......... ____ . _____________ CY4-2142 WEBSTER _____________________________________ CY4-3491 Complete Painting and Decorating Service Richardson Painters , ............... CY4-4405 Complete Painting and Decorating Service Algona Floor Service ....... ™™~ CY4-4280 Floor Tile, Wail Tiles, Counter Tops, Linoleum & Carpet Laying Building Materials ~~ Supplies Ready-Mix Concrete & Lumber Co, „ CY4-4266 Lumber, Building Materials, Beady-Mixed Concrete F, S. Norton & Son .. ..... - ....... „ CY4-3836 Lumber, Building Materials, Paint, Fuel Kelley Lumber Co, .......... „ ..... CY44482 Lumber, Bufldinf Maiwlaii, Paint, Etc. Donovan Cabinet Shop .„-, ---- ,,--, CY4-3166 Cabinet-Making To Order. Winter-Seal Window* and Poor* Lending Institutions Home Federal Savings & Loan Assn, CY4-3545 Hjmt and Kent taptevtiatai LOAM (FHA Tttto i) Electrical Contractors Algona Electric Co CY4-4339 Electrical Work of Ail Kinds, Light Fixtures, Repair Pratt Electric Construction Co. m CY4-4326 Wiring, Repairing, Lighting Fixtures, Motor & Appliance Repair Home Appliances — Home Needs Hall-Strahorn Hardware CY4-4122 Speed Queen & Whirlpool Appliances, Janney Best Paint, Builders Hardware Beecher Lane Appliances -,_,.„ CY4-3613 Westinghouse Appliances, Frigidaire Appliances, Youngstown Kitchens Kohlhaas Hardware __„___ CY4-4830 Ail-Weather Windows, Pittsburgh Paints, Dexter Appliance*, Builders Hardware Thermogas Company of Algona „;.„„ CY4-2841 Bottled b Bulk Gas Service, Appliances, Caloric Ovens North Iowa Appliance Center „„„„ CY4-M84 General Electric & Skelgas Appliance*, Maytag Washers, Appliance Repair - • Taylor Implement Co. _,„ _„, CY4-2467 Amana Refrigerators and Foo4 Free»er* Gamble Store , MWWW » WWWV , WWW . WW .« CY444U Comedo Home Appliances, Homtguard Paint* * Heati Builder i Hardware . North Central FubUe Service Co. — Natural fiatu Qu ABoliumA. T««*«IU*IM. a* "^ w ^*JW^w °^p^ww ^ppfsw wpjp^p^^v^P^^RW VGPMMnQP^nMHIHMlt ^Hr

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