The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 6, 1956 · Page 43
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 43

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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I I (la.) Upp«r Bet Mo!n«s fuiiday, March 6, 1956 Mow One Home-Owner Remodeled His Attic If you have an attic und if you aren't using it, you may be missing a bet. Sometimes an extra bedroom can increase the sale price^of a house by several thou- sand'dollars. And an unused attic is the place to start. That's what Verner Carlsen figured when h« found his family outgrowing his home. The way Carlsen re-did his attic is a case-study in attic remodeling that is a mine of pointers on the subject applicable to your own remodeling problems. Carlsen's attic was too small so he added a dormer. And he filled the hall corridor with built-in storage units and an extra bed. The result^-a rflriking bed-sitting room and a permanent improvement in the house that will more than pay its way when it is time to sell. Specifically, Carlsen's 17-year- old daughter needed more .space and the family needed an extra room. He'planned to solve the problem by giving her the attic and turning her old downstairs bedroom into a den and guest room, killing two birds with one stone. '-.* ".•';.* ': • , The large 1 dormer he .built onto . the attic provides more space in the area. This forms an L-shape with the attic proper giving his daughter room for two beds without crowding and a spacious area for study and .entertaining friends. • Carlsen saved himself a lot ol headaches by having a professional carpenter do the framing on the dormer. Then he finished the job himself. < He used the ecbnomical structural grade of fir plywood for sheathing on the outside of the new dormer and for the new roof decking. The same grade enabled him to finish up the sub- floor throughout the attic in a relatively few working hours. To save himself time and trouble, he also used plywood finish paneling. He broke up the monotony of broad flat surfaces resulting frbm* the formation of attic walls and ceiling, by applying his * panels vertically on the vertical surfaces with a simple decorative molding in the joints which are spaced 16 inches apart. *• On the ceilings, large, staggered squares-of plywood create a simple joint pattern which adds considerably to the over-ail appearance of the room. The finish in the bedroom area is a mist green texture paint. Carlsen used a natural finish for the plywood in the hallway which is packed with built-ins. These include shelf space and linen storage as well as a closet. And right under the roof overhang he has installed a roller bed which is hidden from sight when not in use. The whole set-up has solved all Carlseh's space problems. There is''room in the attic area '.for his daughter ~ to entertain friends without disrupting the rest of the family. And the room she left behind is another space dividend. For- emergency family guests, there are now three more beds. As far as Carlsen is concerned, the job has not only brought real Tivability to what was essentially too small a home : but it will more than pay for itself when he sells the house TITONKA NEWS Dr. and Mrs Guide Sartor and Mary Both of Mason City were visitors at the Dr. Pierre Sartor homo and the .1. L. Intermill home Sunday. In the afternoon the Sartors and Mrs Intermill and Carolyn went to Buffalo Center to visit Mrs Sartor's and Mrs Intel-mill's brothers and their families, the Bill and Chuck Reckers. __ ^^ Kathy and Alan Bolie are visiting their aunt, the Merle Erick- ^ons of Fort Dodge, this week. Mrs Ray Fitch drove to Livermore Wednesday afternoon to visit her daughter, Mrs forbus Stiltz, who ha? been having a bad time with her back, hut is better now. Mrs Stiltz and Mrs Fitch called on a cousin Everal Raney who had a stroke recently. He is much improved, however, at this time. SWEA CITY NEWS . About 25 members attended the Lions club meeting at Richardsons Cafe, Thursday evening. No important business was conducted, but the drive for selling shares for the Medical and Health Center was from the stand point of tndffc solicitors joining in the drive. Roger Linde gave a talk on his recent trip to the Bahama Is* lands. Wm. Boland, manager of .the Swea City Northern Lumber Goi* attended a meeting in Mason City Friday for managers of the seven Northern Lumber .Co. yards in northwest Iowa. Thi meeting was held in the VFW hall in Mason City. Outstanding Scholar Ame«—the deans of the five divisions of Iow& State College today announced names of undei> graduate students who achieved outstanding scholarship during the fall quarter. Among them was Gerald Voight, son of Mrs Carrie Voight. Fenton. "ACCIDENT , Mrs Itazel Heckenberg of Hillsboro. started to drive to the Jefferson county hospital to visit hef husband, Russell, Who is quite ill. Instead of a visit, she joined him there as a patient when her cat left the highway and turned end- over-end. UDM Want Ads Pay Dividend! Is Your Bathroom Small & Cramped? Builders of homes today are concentrating on the installation of colored bathroom fixtures as prime movers in the sale of new homes, To compete with contemporary homes on the real estate market, older houses must spruce up, add color, spaciousness and convenience . Small, cramped bathrooms with antiquated, noisy fixtures un- sightly piping and worn flooring are consicuous eyesores in many older homes. With the wide variety 'of streamlined, colorful bathroom products now available through local dealers, remodeling of the bathroom is a valuable and \yise investment. Before modernizing, the existing bathroom should be ex- •amined to decide whether more "elbow room" can bo obtained by re-arranging the fixtures. The average annual consumption of meat per person in the U. S. is in excess of 150 pounds. r*ttxj»o»w<^w%^w«a«aw# STEEL DESK Lowest Prices - Highest Quality Compare And You'll Agree! A Haskell desk for the budget-minded person. Has four storage drawers and one file drawer plus a center drawfr. |ize: 55"*30"x29!4". Colors: standard gray or green, or the new decorator cplors (MAfi AA at slight extra cp*t J.__ ^liPIMfV ©N OU* DISPLAY FLQOR - SEE IT NOW! UPPER OESMOINES PUBLI5HINO CO. Phone 1100 Aigona SEE ME FOR All Remodeling Work New Home Construction LIGHTNING RODS & CABLES my specialty I Can Give Lower Prices, Too! HENRY (Hank) JOHANNSEN Phone 1240 517 E. Lucas REDECORATE 1 ransfornn;^ou>A,h6rne into a whole new world of living comfort. You de-' cide upon the changes you want to make —get an estimate of the cost—and come to see us for funds. Our improvement loan plan lets you repay in easy-to-handle monthly installments—spread over many months. Investigate today. HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN ASS'N. IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT FREEZERS? Emphatically — yes I Aside from the sirrtpiw convenience of having at your fingertips a wonderful assortment of mea^s and, other foods, you can actually LOWE^ your family's cost of living with a home freezer. By buying in quantity, and by snapping up good food bargains, you can serve better men.u» at less cost. On the market today are a host of new-style freezers — including the new uprights that offer many conveniences, and are styled to take the spotlight in any kitchen setting. Your electric appliance dealer can 0iva you the full story on how a modern home freezer saves you money — and how low is its cost of operation — the electric way! And you'll find out for yourself how much a freezer »dds to happy home living. Aigona Municipal Utilities Phone 47 or 63 — Aigona, Iowa ~ * •ill HOME IMPROVEMENT TIME! Custom-Made • KITCHEN FIXTURES • BATHROOM FIXTURES Cabinet Work Of All Kinds Donovan CABINET SHOP When You Think of FLOORS — WALLS Think of Us! We have a Skilled Service for the Most Modern Treatment of Floors and Walls. Designing and Laying ALGONA FLOOR SERVICE For Estimates - Phone 1040 New Floor Coveringv Styles for Kitchens Floor coverings are receiving ! considerable attention in modern kitchen planning because their bright color and distinctive designs influence the appearance of I the entire room. There are, however, • several ] factors beside visual appeal to consider in choosing the right I fioor covering for your kitchen. I Resilience is important, for ex; ample, since you unavoidably ' spend much ,of your time in the kitchen standing on/yolar feet And resilience also mirtimizes the hazard of slipping. All types of kitchen and bathroom flexor coverings are available at Foster's and Cowan Building Supply, in Aigona. WEEKLY "FIX-UP Aigona Home Show Planned in April The first gigantic Home Show to be held in this area has been temporarily scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20-22. To be held in the National Ouard Armory, the show will be Sponsored by the business firms that present tlm weekly "Operation Home Improvement" feature. The show will feature up-to-date u'ras in remodeling, repairing and building p!a:ts. besides advanced designs in appliances and furniture. The committee is planning a show that will interest home owners, apartment dwellers and farm families alike. A stage show and numerous gift giveaways are included in the plans. Watch this page for further details as they develop. HOTPOINT APPLIANCES 0 Dishwashers • Water Heaters O Refrigerators O Dehumidifiers • Garbage Disposals • Washers & Dryers Swartz Hardware Home Improvement Hdqtrs. MERGEN & WEBSTER FOR THE VERY BEST IN Painting & Decorating Phone Leo Mergen — 562-J Merle Webster — 756 Aigona, Iowa ®',_G^2 O'liolo by'.Moo Proper lighting can bring out the full beauty of your home by dramatizing your furniture and furnishings. Recessed light fixtures and accent "spots" glamourize this dining area; the versatile accent fixtures also can be swivclcd to provide special lighting effects for the living area of the room. Guests in your home will notice the attractive light fixtures, as well as the interesting effects they create. WHISKERS—There'll be \vhis- kcrs in Bclmcmcl in about a month. Men of the "Whisker CJub" will : s'tarit^beards April ls£ to advertise the town's coming centennial. Home HEADQUARTERS Let Algona's most complete hardware store help you with your home improvement problems — electric and plumbing supplies— hand and power tools—"Janney- Bcsl" Paints and. Varnishes. Sfrahorn ... 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. KELL Lumber Company WORK Of All Kinds We do all types of Residential and Commercial Electrical Work and Contracting. Let Us Estimate F9r You. ALGONA ELECTRIC CO, Harold (Si) Roth Phone 452 O Linoleum 8t Tile Floor Covering! • Wall Covering! • Counter Tops! • Paint—Wallpaper! Building Supply • PAINTING • DECORATING e PAPER HANGING FREE ESTIMATES RELIABLE DECORATORS Milo Rentz — Kermit Forbes Phone 698 or 1194, Aigona PITTSBURGH'S UNBEATABLE PAINT TEAM EASY TERMS! vi desi«» s • WE HAVE OUR QWN INSTALLATION SERVICE! FOSTER'S REPAIR & REMODEL NOW! «* One Contract — One (.''.uilraoiot^ For Yew 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 WALLHIDE Rubberized SATIN FINISH SATINHIDE Enamel Now . . . relinish all paintuble surfaces in your home with the twin paints—Wullhide Rubberized Satin Finish for walls . . . Sutiiihide£naniel for trim! Both glide on swiftly," evenly, dry ' quickly, wash easily! ftjo 'usual paiut odor! Kohlhaas Hardware Ed & Pat Cullen LENNOX PERIMA-FLO HEATING While Perima-flo Heating docs all this for air—it does even more for you. You look better, fool better, eat, sleep, act bettor. You're a hew Kind of person in a now kind of air-conditioned for comfort the winter through. Get set for Air Conditioning at no cxtia c j;>t Lcnriu* ccol.iuj units use\e blower and ducis as the Lennox hc^tin'j system >ou buy - Any questions? (Nve us a call or come !n! L. S. Muckey PLUMBING & HEATING IDEAS PRESENTED BY 38 ALGONA BUSINESS FIRMS ALL FOODS AT EYE-LEVEL! Cane Fiber Interior Finish Materials Provide Cheerful Air This attractive girls' room has its cheerful, bright atmosphere built-m with Cane Fiber Interior Finish materials on walls and ceilings. Pre-decorated Cclotex Tile Board and Plank provide a pleasant background for other decorative features shown here — principally the harlequin motif on the bed covers and awning. The Interior Finish materials also insulate effectively nnH contribute structural strength and are widely used for transforming porches, attics, basements, and other areas into useful rooms. These attractive, low cost^ materials are finished in a variety of decorator colors and white.and can be repainted to harmonize or contrast with subsequent changes in color schemes. 3 YEARS TO PAY! YOUNGSTOWN SINKS & CABINETS FRIGIDAIRE BUILT-IN OVENS TOASTMASTER HEATERS CLACK SOFTENERS Beecher Lane Appliances CONTRACTOR [Residential and Commercial COMPLETE STOCK OF ELECTRICAL FIXTURES Wiring, Repair and Installation Work 214 East State St. Phone 170 Serving 1 Your Building Meeds For Sixtv Yeans The Norton Red Trucks Beliver Anywhere in City or County — Right to Your Building Site F. S.NORTON & SON Phone 229 LUMBER & FUEL Phone 229 NEW HOME _ CONSTRUCTION REMODELING — POLE BUILDINGS ALL TYPES FARM BUILDINGS q BUILDING CONTRACTORS Expert Installation of Modern Plumbing Fixtures & HEATING Vi'**'D'i/rS M aH<!U 8vs atfbziiia \b* ma fcuSTl I EictS 311" 2 East Nebraska Phone 1137 __'::..,' 7p fg«Mi* 1' I WILT-INS For new or remodeled homes. Engineered installation. Build any place in any material. Easiest range to j keep clean. Most conveni- Q ent oven installed at height you want. So . Phillips st. Aigona Isn't this Wall Refrigerator-Freezer a beauty? It allows you to have your foods—at eye level. It's an idea that you might keep in mind when re- mcdeling your kitchen. A product of the General Electric Co* of which North Iowa Sewing Machine & Appliance Co. of Aigona is local dealer. Aigona (Iowa) Advance—5 Thursday, March 1, 1956 SNACK BAR WINS NEW POPULARITY IN THE KITCHEN One of the most popular features in what designers term the "living kitchen" is the snack bar. With today's kitchens becoming more and more the center of family activities and entertainment, the snack bar has become increasingly important as the unit where the family can eat breakfast and lunch and if the bar is long enough, even dinner. Snack bars require less space, in most cases, than a table and chairs. They have become particularly widespread in steel kitchens because it's easy to plan them from a wide variety of special purpose units available in today's steel kitehen cabinets. For Today's Living. Simply by selecting the standard steel cabinet units that fit your kitchen's styling, you can give the room an original appearance with a snack bar area that reflects your own personality and living habits. The surprising thing, too, is that there''s little additional expense involved to incorporate a distinctive built-in dining counter in your steel kitchen. You can fashion a snack bar, for instance, by extending a counter top at right angles from a row of steel base cabinets along the wall, forming a peninsula that projects into the room. The extended counter can be supported by an open-shelf end cabinet equipped witili chrome trimmed glass shclfes or steel shelves which add to your kitchen's decor—and which also are ideal for your toaster, • plants, telephone, rnd knick-knacks. Counter Takes Many Forms. The counter extension also can bo supported by rounded - door steel an/i cabinets which give a semi-circular design with cabinet shelves enclosed. Or you can simply use a chrome leg support to hold up the counter. The length of your snack bar will depend, of course, upon the I space available in your kitchen and upon the size of your family. If room space won't permit a peninsula styling for the snack bar. you still can fashion one parallel with the wall simply by leaving an opening the width you .desire in a row of steel base cabinets. Then extend the counter as a continuous piece from the top of the base cabinets across the opening. Easy to Clean. The hard-surfaced plastic or linoleum counter tops available with steel cabinets provide a snack bar surface that's easy to' clean jut by wiping with a cloth. And 'the steel cabinets themselves are easily kept in 'gleaming condition by the same method. They'll last a house-time, too, for the steel in the cabinets and the counters never will warp, crack, or otherwise be affected by the changing atmospheric conditions of the kitchen. ALBERT HAGG Specialist in Interior Decorating 35 Years Experience PHONE 1172-J apers Work in Would you like to alter the lines cf your kitchen—camouflage uneven ceilings or irregu- ku- walls—change its apparent shape, make it seem longer or wider, the ceilings higher or lower? Would you like to bring the •wanri'th of wood, the coolness of .marble, the ruggodness of stone ri^ht into your kitchen? You can rii) all these things—and more— without chiving a nai! or hiring a stonemason simply by using today's new wallpapers to play architectural tricks. Unusual new designs and rea- lirtie reproduction from nature have given wallpaper an import- art and versatile place in decor- citing, while 1 improved construction and finishes make it as truly practical now for the kitchen as anywhere else in the home. Let Us Make Your Home Plumbing; Perfect • Expert Installation • Skilled Repairs • Modern Fixtures SIGSBEE Ph. 1070 Consult Us At No Obligation! MILLER Richardson Painters — Decorators "Inside and Outside" FREE ESTIMATES Phone 1298-J Buy the Finest! Your fuel savings start the day you buy a TIMKEN OIL OR.GAS BURNER. And you'll enjoy greater quietness, dependability and best of all — your Timken will last longer, ' I - ' r ! ^ . • too. Come in for a free estimate this week! BEST BUYS IN TOWN! 324 New Colors For Your Selection! Gambles Put Your Confidence in "General Electric' » G. E. "Built-in" Ovens it. Refrigerators • G. E. Water Heaters • G. E. Garbage Disposals « G. E. Dish Washers • Lindsay Water Softeners NORTH IOWA SEWING MACHINE CO. We can give you a "modernized kilchen" all in ONE PACKAGE . . . everything ccniplete to match, and all on one loan, with monthly payments. Ask us for details! 203 East State 5 Consult us on your remodeling g or building plans — no obligation! \ BOTSFORD Lumber Co. THERE IS A GAS HEATING SYSTEM TO FIT YOUR HOME EXACTLY Home Improvement Hegins With Your Heating System! Eave Money — As Much As 25% — On A New Or Conversion GAS BURNER. FREE ESTIMATES. North Central Public Service Phone 1412 ALGONA " Out About the "MASONRY WAY!" Building or i-e:r.cac'.inn with KAYDITE block is the modern way . •. . more economical, solf-insulaling, exceptionally siren:.. V/o ct.n give you iull delails on MASONRY BUILDING. ALGONA BLOCK & TIL Our New Building — South oi Sargent & Co. pit) ww 1(011 k u* WALLPAPER We Are Headquarters for Wallpaper and Paint — Let Us Help You Plan Your Redecorating DAVIS PAINT On State Street Aigona, Iowa Wfeciion FURNACES with Gas or Oil A SIZE FOR EVERY HOME P. R° IRONS HEATING & PLUMBING . — ALGONA PHONE 523-W We .Specialize, in Building, and Remodeling Work • , Expert Carpentry Work • Call for Free Estimates • • Easy Payment Terms' Arranged • Cabinet-Work a Specialty : BenWibben Building Contractor Tele. 1255-W or 1255-R BJUSTHOM'S FURNITURE IS HEADQUARTERS FOR Draperies and Carpet 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 Lterge Floors of New Home Furnishings PLAN NOW TO © FIX UP YOUR HOME PAINT -REMODfL - REPAIR COME IN AND TALK IT OVER. WE%L BE MORE THAN GLAD 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. Aod we can supply most of the materials, too, from our large stock. He- member, too — use READY-MIX CONCRETE for that cpn- crete work — and save a lot of "elbqw grease." READY-MIX CONCRETE & LUMBER CO, No. Lantry Si. ready-mix cement Phone 166 For Beautiful Washable Walls . . . For Woodwork to Match — There's nothinq like SUPER KKM-TONEI It's ieadv to use, glide;, en snicolh as veivoi over Blaster, wood, wallpaper. It's e.;uy to get decoration in your home with KEM-TONE, oven if you've never painted before! Coast-to-Coast STORE Ed Wolf, Owner

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