The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 28, 1956 · Page 9
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H 0 ME I PROVE M NT " & Bathrooms Jumble of items, and the new kitchen can be paid for on one loan. IDEAS AND PROJECTS PRESENTED BY FORTY ALGONA BUSINESS FIRMS Many Will ~ Magazine Editors Find Magic Under the Rafters « 1 " Ma >!l?' older hom ? s waste thousands of cubic feet of space In the attic while rooms on lower floors nre straining at the seams . . . That unused space can easily be transformed Into one or more very useful rooms— largely by yourself, too " So said HOME MODERNIZING magazine's editors in their, flrst edition. Now, they feel they have proved the point-with an attic modernizing project that created two bedrooms, a playroom, and a • compartmented bathroom in a mere 25x23 feet of floor space. The roof was literally raised on one side, permitting Inclusion of a dramatic window wall in the boy's bedroom. \ Wooden folding doors increase efficiency, close off the tiny bedrooms when they are in use. With doors open, bedrooms are in effect part of the play space for the boy and girl sharing the attic. Folding doors also divide three bathroom compartments. Plywood built.ins ' nake the best Possible use of space. Most notable is the built-in bunk arrangement used to divide the bedrooms. The lower bunk is on the girl's side, with a bulletin board above. On the other side of the bulletin board is the boy's bunk. An ele'ctric- train table pulls out from underneath the girl's bunk Into the boy's room. A, movable storage unit at the end of the bunks is shared • Under-the-eaves cabinets and closets store clothing, playthings and other equipment, Modernizing These Rooms Adds To Value Glass ' block, which transmits daylight without sacrificing privacy, insulation or wall strength, can be used in an infinite number of ways to improve a home. Cusiom-Made • KITCHEN FIXTURES • BATHROOM FIXTURES CABINET WORK OF ALL KINDS DONOVAN CABINET SHOP DOIT YOURSELF ... and we can help! We have a complete line of Sherwin - Williams paints, asphalt shingles, insulation, siding materials and lumber. We'll be most happy to discuss your home improvement plans with you. KELLY LUMBER COMPANY Serving Your Building Needs For Sixty Years The Norton Red Trucks Deliver Anywhere in City or County — Right to Your Building Site F. 5. NORTON & SON Phone 229 LUMBER & FUEL Phone 229 BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE IS HEADQUARTERS FOR CARPET and DRAPERIES We Have one of the largest stocks of CARPET and DRAPERY MATERIALS in north Iowa. Here are the services we render: We can show you this large stock in our store; We can come to your home with samples for checking; We lay carpet expertly; we offer a complete drapery service, from making to hanging, USE OUR EASY BUDGET PAYMENTS BJUSTROM'S FURNITURE* Three Large Floors of New Home Furnishings INCREASE THI VALUE OF YOUR HOME REPAIR • • R E M O D EL * E X P AND With a Lpw Cost Homo Improvement loon HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & IQAN A$S'N, Here's an up-to-date steel kitchen based on modern open-plan styling. The kitchen is adjoined with a laundry room. Built-in appliances surrounded by steel wall and base cabinets provide a convenient step-saving cooking center. Steed what-not shelves and a handy "desk" arrangement are both utilitarian and beauty notes in this 1956 kitchen that can fit into most any home. KILLED A Minnesota man was killed, just north of Monona recently, when he accidentally came in contact with a high voltage line on! which he was putting new insulators. The victim, Frank Dahms, 25, had just taken off his rubber gloves and was ready to descend, when one' of his spikes slipped and he grabbed the high tension line. High on the list of projects for home improvement this year arc kitchen and bathroom remodeling—or bringing up to date. In perhaps a majority of homes, those two important rooms are of something approaching ancient vintage, and with the aid of home improvement loans, many homeowners plan to install a modern kitchen, and bring the bathroom up to 1956 standards . Kitchens can be enlarged by elimination of the , old-fashioned pantry in favor of modern .wall cabinets and base units. The "open plan" may be achieved by removal or part of a wall between the kitchen and adjoining room. A breakfast bar or pass-through can be installed in place of the wall. Measure the kitchen wall space, taking into account the location of doors and windows, to determine which basic plan to use— the U-shape (three walls), the L- shape (two walls), or simply lining one wall with cabinets 'or base units. For a truly modern kitchen, the home owner will want- to consider installing built- in cooking units—a wall oven and a surface range. Of particular interest to those planning kitchen work, is the fact that local dealers are equipped, in many'instances, to handle the job as "one package"—designed, installed, and paid for as'6n;> job. These dealers handle,all the work, ; making the kitchen a planned ensemble' rather '.than; a Don't fool with electricity yourself. Consult a qualified electrical contractor. Experts in the industry have long been convinced that the way to stop deterioration of neighborhoods is for individual homeowners to take positive action— to fix up their own homes and urge neighbors to do likewise. Use your odd-lot tiles or strips to create a handsome top for tables .desks, hobby benches and stools. Put Your Confidence in "General Electric" G. E. "Buili-In" Ovens & Refrigerators G. E. Waler Healers G. E. Garbage Disposals G. E. Dish Washers Lindsay Water Softeners ' NORTH IOWA SEWING ""ST BEST BUYS IN TOWN! 324 New Colors For Your Selection! GAMBLES HEADQUARTERS Let Algona's most complete hardware store help you with your home improvement problems — electric and plumbing supplies — hand and power tools — "Janney-Besi" Paints and Varnishes. Hall-Strahorn HARDWARE Home Decorating • PAINTING • DECORATING • PAPER HANGING FREE ESTIMATES RELIABLE DECORATORS Milo Rentz - Kermil Forbes Phone 698 or 1194, Algona Everything jn • Linoleum 8f Tile* ' Floor Covering! « : . • Wall-Covering L ^ ' ••'.Counter Topsl i. • • • Paint'— Wallpaper! COWAN BUILDING SUPPLY FIX UP YOUR HOME fl We Specialize .in Building and Remodeling Work Expert Carpentry Work Call for Free Estimates Easy Payment Terms Arranged I Cabinet-Work a Specialty BEN WIBBEN Building Contractor Tele. 1255-W or 1255-R NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION REMODELING - POLE BUILDINGS ALL TYPES FARM BUILDINGS E. E. & R. E. JOHNSON BUILDING CONTRACTORS Find Out About the "MASONRY WAY!" Building or remodeling with HAYDITE block is the modern way . . . more economical, self-insulating, exceptionally strong. We can give you full details on MASONRY BUILDING. ALGONA BLOCK & TILE Our New Building — South of Sargent & Co. RAPID So. Phillips St. CALORIC BUILT-INS For new or remodeled homes. Engineered installation. Build any place in any material. Easiest range to keep clean. Most convenient oven installed at height you want. CO. Algona 3 YEARS TO PAY! YOUNGSTOWN SINKS & CABINETS FRIGIPAIRE BUILT-IN OVENS WESTJNQHQUSE WATER SOFTENERS & HEATERS . * Beecher Lane Appliances PLAN. NOW TO FIX UP YOUR HOME PAINT - REMODEL - REPAIR COME IN AND TALK IT OVER. WE'LL BE MORE THAN Gl,AP TO WORK WITH YOU ON YOUR IDEAS. We are prepared to give you advice on almost any remodeling or modernization project you have in mind. And we con supply most of the materials, too, from our large stock. Remember, too — use READY-MIX CONCRETE for that concrete work — and save a lot of "elbow grease". READY-MIX No, Lanirf 8t CONCRETE & LUMBER CO. ready-mix cement Phon« 156 Let Us Make Your Home Plumbing Perfect • Expert Installation • Skilled Repairs • Modern Fixtures SIGSBEE 208 East State Ph. 1070 MERGEN & WEBSTER Painting & Decorating Phone Leo Mergen — 562-J Merle Webster — 756 Algona, Iowa We can give you a "modern- Tl l/Mfl A f ized kitchen" all in ONE THOlViAS 'PACKAGE . . . everything ' ••**••»«»* complete to match, and all on one loan, with monthly payments. Ask us for de- tailsl SKELGAS ' 208 East State Phone 221-W REPAIR& REMODEL : NOW! One Contract — One Contractor For Your Home Improvement Our service is complete — planning, materials, labor. All work done under one contract, with one loan. Let us talk it over with you now! ' E. E. (Bud) ROBINSON CONTRACTOR Phone 271 or 1249 BUILDER EASY TERMS • WE HAVE OUR OWN INSTALLATION SERVICE! FOSTER'S ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Residential and Commercial COMPLETE STOCK OF ELECTRICAL FIXTURES Wiring, Repair and Installation Work PRATT ELECTRIC 214 East State St. Phone 170 Perfection FURNACES "Oil Gas or Oil A SIZE FOR EViRY HOME P. R. IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING — ALGONA PHONE 523-W

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