Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on May 24, 1971 · Page 15
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Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa · Page 15

Algona, Iowa
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Monday, May 24, 1971
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A* Bathrooms Grow Bigger, Better, f-t' . »-v . _^ _. . , • . . .'•-cy^y * •. 7 ipment — —«'••". wtif,o \jtuw ogsscr^ So Does Choice of Right Equ fit ". '•••_" i-i»- ' " ' ' " • '•%-! - • ^»«i^ ^^ Quality Counts In *•"-;Wear ' x k ,-o*A ne w. bathroom: , Can ahd Should be easy That's because there'* & wide choice of equipment; i Here are some helpful tips from the HlUmbingiHeating. Cooling Infohnatibn Bureau: V.l'j *$& ^^the'bathroom HnJig enough. Until recently; a5x7-foot size'was considered adequate. Now rooms 7x9 or larger are coming into vogue. f The extra space enables in, stallatiori of a more luxurious tub and twin-bowl lavatory to double bathroom utility and elegance. ; . ; 2. Choose betters-quality Equipment. It's the most efficient and retains its good looks longer. \ The siphon-jet is the best Water closet because, it's got the best flushing action and is the most guiet. 1 3. It's important to have quality faucets and other brass that will not corrode from contact with water. The better showerheads come With varied settings, from needle-spray to full-flow. 4. Don't skimp on the size of the medicine cabinet. It's wonderful to have enough room for all toiletries, and large mirror doors give a look of luxury. : 5. Choose colorS''Carefully. The most popular colors currently are tan, blue and pink, . followed by. green and yellow. 6! A shower .enclosure, is another useful item, that gives the bathropmi a. rich look. • • ::A final tip: Visit a plumb- ihg contractor's store to see what's' available in fixtures, faucets; accessories and floor and wall coverings;.. " : i • ': •-•'• "WHY WAIT? .• '^' >'V, ^Outdoor; furriiture can be painted and repaired: noW,. indoors. "" ' IMPROVING YOUR HOME? Watch for the big paint sale coming Thursday at,. SHERWIN- WILLIAMS Algona NEW TREND In plumbing fixtures sees the vanity lavatory moving into the bedroom. This one copies marble's random grab. It's Borg-Warner'B Astra-Lav. Granules, Color Keynote Look Of Roofing A good-looking roof—of ten 40 percent of the house exterior—can Substantially in. crease home resale value by enhancing its beauty and style, . This concensus by architects and builders leads to another important home construction fact: color is the keynote for the new look in roofing. ;•• And .the latest trends in roof color are natural "earth tones" and "rustle" tones." both solids and blends, with one of the newes.t looks. Roofing granules, incidentally, are not just bits of accidentally-colored rock. This is a precise and scientific process. .••', • • Quarried rocks are broken into tiny granules and then given a ceramic color coating .. which is fused onpermaheht- , ly in high temperature ovens by granule manufacturers— ••, such as 3M Company; ;• • Roofing manufacturers imbed the'. granules in asphalt-' coated materials which are cut into shingles. The'choice of colors in rustic tones is wide, ranging , from light to dark in a broad •spectrum of mellow colors. .The right color roof accents the home's proportions. A light roof will make the home seem higher and more impressive, .or a dark roof can' make the too-tall house appear closer to the ground. F0r fro •stimatos and immcdiat* ,•;'•! . •': . • • ' delivery, phon* night or day 2954551 ALOONA «ONALDPECK New. Shower Valves •Take .Control. It's a common problem. Somebody takes a. shower, and all of a sudden, the water changes from icy cold to scalding hot. The usual reason is that water is being used elsewhere in the home, tailing a sudden drop in pressure. The modern answer could be new automatically-controlled mixing valves. These valves make it possible to preset the temperature before turning On the water for a shower. Water, then remains at that temperature regardless of pressure change. These modern shower controls also make 1 .for money savings. They use up to 50 percent less water. What's more, there's no o ater wasted through fiddling with the faucet to ad- Just temperature. Controls are adjusted by. the shower-taker before he turns on the water! It's all part of today's move to more convenience and more comfort, built into • bathrooms. -•-•••—~ ''••'•' -•'••' •- •-• '' Information on shower controls is available free. To Obtain it, write tothePlumbing- Heating-Cooling Information Bureau, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago, 111. 60601. At the Blink, There's Helpfor Improver is When the Urge to. put In a brand new .kitchen or add another bedrocjm arid .bath becomes almost irresistable and the family budget Shows little hope of allowing this dream to come true > it's-time to visit the home imprWe- ment officer at a local full service bank. . '. ,- ; .' , Remember, restoring; repairing,- renewing and expanding real estate—besides providing a beautiful: place to live—increases its value, too. It's a sound investment. Here are several sources Of aid, when financial assistance is needed in a home improvement program. " 1. FHAfiilel Loans. The Federal Housing Administration insures loans for permanent structural improvements such as a hew robf. On a short-term loan, the. borrower may take up to seven years to repay up to $5,000. rates are $5.50 per year for ;the ffrst $2,500, then $4.50 per $100 Per year for any additional amount. The interest is deducted in advance. A full service banker can determine whether a home improvement plan is eligible for the FHA loan. ' Kossuth County Advance - 3 Monday, May 24, 1971 • ' 2. Bank Home Improvement Loans. Not Subject to FHA regulations, bank improvement loans are gener-, ally more expensive and more flexible, Free-standing kitchen appliances—such as a mobile dishwasher or a cutting board-topped rolling cabinet —might be financed by. a bank loan, Whereas they Would not meet specifications for a FHA loan.; Generally, rates, for these loans at full service, banks range from $5 .to $7 per hundred per year, with as long as five years for repayment. 3. Refinancing Present Mortgage. If the repair can't wait : for savings to accumulate towards it— a new roof may be an absolute necessity , now— some homeowners will consider replacing their pros* ent mortgage with a new one large enough to pay off the old loan and at the same > time .cover the 'cost of the' improvement. 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