Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 30, 1972 · Page 21
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July 30, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 21

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2B--July 30, 1972 Sunday Narrow Lot Fine for This House By Andy Lang The Associated Press Among the advantages of the bi-level house plan is the complete use of the basement area. Basements are usually too large for storage and utility purposes. In bi-level or high-ranch design, habitable rooms are part of the basement, which is far enough out of the ground to permit full windows and thus plenty of light. The house designed this week by architect Herman H. York makes the basement an important family area. Over half the space is devoted to an immense playroom, a fourth bedroom and a bathroom with stall shower. The remainder is taken up by a laundry, a storage and furnace room, and a one-car garage. A CORNER 'fireplace is immediately visible from the entrance to the playroom with sliding glass doors nearby. The number of steps outside these doors will vary depending on grade level at the rear of the lot. If '.he land slopes down, it may b» possible to step directly out on to grade. A refreshment bar is shown in the playroom. It may be built-in or one chat is obtained as furniture. The fourth bedroom is at the front, with a bath opening to the hall. It is sufficiently hidden from view to give privacy to this area. It can well serve as a guest room, since there is adequate. aboveground window space. Generous closets complete the living accommodation of the room. At the entrance level, one finds a generous foyer with stairs leading directly up and down. The stairway is open to the upper level, with a railing separating foyer and living room, adding to the spacious appearance of the floor. TO ONE SIDE is the living room with an unusual amount Sweat It Off in Sun-Sauna By Steve Elllngson If a man earns his bread by the sweat of his brow, then he can reverse the process to take off pounds that the bread has put on. Saunas have made perspiration very fashionable these days. Many new apartments have built-in saunas as a tenant attraction. WE'VE GOT an*even better idea. Build a chaise lounge that has sauna benefits and you've got a 2-in-l combination tailor-made for tanning and "sweating it off. The sun-sauna chaise lounge pictured here with Julie Parrish of NBC's Return to Peyton Place is a rather unique dev- ice with a revolving cover made of corrugated fiberglass. This lets the dry heat of the sun in while keeping out the wind. As the season becomes cooler you only need lower the top further to retain more heat. No matter how cool the day, you can be warm in the sauna-chaise (as long as the sun shines). Of course, if you want it cool, just revolve the cylindrical cover to the open position to enjoy the gentle outdoor breezes. When not in use, the fiberglass top protects the lounge pad from both rain and dust. THE SAUNA is easy to Here's the Answer By Andy Lang Q. -- I am thinking about buying an above-the-ground swimming pool. Can you tell he how to install it? A. -- Not in this available space. And it wouldn't do you any good anyway. There are many d i f f e r e n t kinds of above-the-ground pools, each requiring its own method of installation. Be sure the one you select includes detailed instructions and that you nave a pretty good idea that you can handle the project. It's not one of those jobs you can do in a couple of hours. * * Q. --There is some copper on the outside of our house. We'd like to paint it. Any special kind of paint? A. -- Ordinary house paint will do if you first give the copper a coat of metal primer. * # * A. -- We have sheets of fiberglass over our patio at the back of the house. They are very dull looking, having been exposed to the weather for about six years now. Is there any way of restoring the finish? A. -- First, try washing the fiberglass sheets. The dullness may be the result of dirt and grime rather than loss of original finish. But if the washing fails to achieve the result you \vant, go to a dealer who sells fiberglass sheets and ask him for the special finishing material designed to restore the gloss to such panel?. * * ·* Q. -- I am making over one of our bedrooms into a family room and want to install plywood panels over the present walls. The present, walls haw paper on them, but it is tightly attached. Can I glue the panels directly to the walls or must I put up furring strips? A. -- No matter how tightly attached the paper is, it would be risky to glue the panels to it. Evenutally the paper might "become loose and dislodge the paneling. However, if the walls are smooth, there's no need to put up furring strips. Attach the p a n e l s to the walls by nailing through them into the studs. * # * Q. -- Should the walls or the ceiling of a room be painted first? And is there any special technique for the ceiling? I will be using a brush. A. --The ceiling should always be painted first. Work across the width or narrow part of the room. Don't overreach even if you have to move the ladder 20 times. Paint in strips that you can r e a c h comfortably. Always brush the paint on from dry areas to wet. Don't start the job unless you have enough time to finish the entire ceiling without stopping. No matter what paint manufacturers say about paints that leave no brush marks, you may find visible overlaps if you take lime out for lunch in the middle of the job. * * * (For cither of Andy Lang's helpful booklets, "Poit'f Y o u r House Inside Out," and "Wood Finishing in The Home," send 30 cents and a long, stamped, szlf-addressed envelope to Know-How, P.O. Box 477. Huntinaton, N. Y., 11743. P,e sure to spccifjir which booklet yon t r m t f . ) build when using our easy-to- follow plan. Step-by-step pictures and instructions will guide you in every stage of construction. Remember, you don't have to be Finnish (or rich) to enjoy a home sauna. To build a sun-sauna chaise lounge for your back yard or patio, simply order pattern number 499. Send $1.00 (add 25 cents extra for airmail delivery) by currency, check or money order to: Steve Ellingson Sunday Gazette-Mail P. 0. Box 2993 Van Nuys, Calif. 91409 Other patterns you will enjoy: No. 315 Conestoga Wagon Settee . . . $1.00; No. 455 Sun Tanner . . . $1.00; No. 451 Rocking Recliner . . . $1.00; Booklet picturing over 500 projects .. . $1.00. AMcNIELFENCE Protects and Beautifies Your Home i _ i PERMANENT ...c ^_Q,otboria Fence System gives you th« strength of steei, the beauty of color, and the lasting economy of rust and corrosion-proof vinyl clad steel -never needs pointing or replacing. Expertly installed by our own mechanics. Select from Colorbond, Page Aluminized Chain Link, Stockoa'e, Post Roil Fencing. For FREE Estimates on any fencing need, Call today. BANK FINANCING AVAILABLE McNIEL FENCE CO., INC. 3002 7th Ave. North Charleston-Phone 744-8051 100% REAL ESTATE LOANS TO QUALIFIED BORROWERS UP TO $15,000 1st or 2nd MORTGAGE YOU CAN BORROW ON YOUR PROPERTY TO CONSOLIDATE DEBTS, PAY FOR AN EDUCATION, PURCHASE MAJOR APPLIANCES OR ANY OTHER WORTHWHILE PURPOSE GUARANTY SAVINGS AND LOAN 915 QUARRIER ST.-CHARLESTON Ph. 343-9433 · AUTO AND MOBILE HOME LOANS ALSO AVAILABLE LOANS MADE WITHIN A 100 MILE RADIUS EQUAL HOUSING LENDER 6% PAID ON SPECIAL PASSBOOK SAVINGS of wall space because no traffic goes through the room. Across the hall there is a separate dining room. Although the kitchen opens to the foyer, there is no direct view toward the counters and appliance, since the architect has placed the breakfast table on this sight line. The kitchen shows not only large areas of counter space but also such useful storage areas as a pantry and a broom closet. The kitchen plumbing is economically located so as to back up against the bathroom walls. From the kitchen, a stair leads out to the side and also down to the playroom. This is a second way to get downstairs, an unusual arrangement in a bi-level house but most convenient for serving directly from the kitchen. THERE ARE THREE bedrooms on the main level along with two bathrooms, one of which is private to the owners. The location of bedroom number 3 is such that it will serve as a den should it not be needed as a bedroom. With a frontage of only 33' 8" Design L-61 can be placed on a narrow lot. STUDY PLAN COUPON You can get a study plan for The House of the Week by sending this coupon and 30 cents to House Plans, Sunday Gazette-Mail, Box 2993, Charleston, W. Va. 25330. The plan shows each floor. It is scaled V* inch per foot. It includes a guide on "How to Get Your House Built." You can take this study plan to your bank and to your builder to get rough cost of construction estimates. 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