The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on March 11, 1966 · Page 29
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 29

Baytown, Texas
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Friday, March 11, 1966
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u Ivgtinra 9m Friday, March II, 1966 Utilize Existing Space For Additional Bathroom KITCHENS ARE HOMEOWNERS' PRIME TARGETS FOK IMPROVEMENTS through remodeling, u recenl survey shows. The kitchen suggested here is u mode] of efficiency fwiIuritiR iin ialund ur- rangemsnl for ihc rlcun-up center, an open, wiry look with touches of cheerful color and lots of storage »puce provided by steel cubinels that combine utility with beauty. Pols <iml puns nrc uniquely available via overhead rack, "Don't Do-lt-Yourself Is Advice For Some It's home improvement sea- ton, and projects ranging from painting to plastering are claiming the attention of growing numbers of home handymen. For do-it-yourself improvements alone, the expenditure this year will be, it is estimated, two billion dollars. All of which is fine — when the do-it-yourself jobs turn out to be real improvements. But there are many projects which should be clearly labeled "don't do-it-yourself," cautions William W. Wolfson, president of Peoples National Fund, Ins., nationwide home improvement finance specialists. In addition to installing roofing and siding. Jobs whose sheer size should discourage most do- it-yourselfers, there are several other projects that should be done only by an expert. As a general rule, homeowners should avoid tampering with the home's electrical system. Unless h c is fully qualified to do electrical work, a homeowner runs the risk of serious electric shock or burn and may create a fire hazard if improperly installed wiring is put into use. Another area in which the expert should reign is in the matter of plumbing and instiilla- .tion of bathroom and kitchen fixtures. New pipes must integrate well with the rest of the plumbing system. If they do not, it can affect the entire system. Even some seemingly simple remodeling jobs can have serious consequences. For instance, widening an archway or removing a wall between two rooms could significantly weaken the entire structure of the house if Improperly done. The do-it-yourself aspect of jobs like these should be restricted to the proper choice of a contractor to do tho work. Here are some guidelines on selecting and working with a good contractor. Friends and neighbors who have had experience withcon- tractors will often supply the Dishwasher Adds To Value Of Home A built - in automatic dish washer in the kitchen not only adds to the resale value of a home but actually reduces cabinetry costs in modernizing. An undercounter dishwasher replaces a cabinet or extra sink. In addition, modern dishwashers ore available with decorator panels and colors that match, accent or harmonize with kitchen decor, AVOID THE RUSH! HAVE YOUR CAR INSPECTED NOW. best leads. It Is a wise practice to deal only with established firms In the community. It there is any question about a contractor's reliability, check with the local Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, or trade organization, Looking for space to put In that much-needed second bath or powder room? How about under the staircase, or perhaps In that largo hallway walk-in closet or even In part of the dining room. These are just a few places whore you can build convenient and attractive bathroom facilities at minimum cost. "Many people overbuild when adding bathroom facilities," reports Robert J. Ritchcy, general manager of U.S. Steel's residential construction marketing, "By using exslstlng space nncl now compact plumbing fixtures now available, you cnn often cut costs considerably and end up with a more efficient living plan." For example, one young couple deckled (lie only way to eliminate family linn - ups outside the bnthroom was (o build on a room for a downstairs bath. A builder, however, recommended walllng-off a six by eight-foot section In their 12 by 16-foot dining room. He also suggested using porcelain on steel fixtures, which would give them the decorative and space-saving features they wanted and eliminate the need for special floor supports. The result; They gained a centrally located bathroom and room •- all at one-third the orig- inal estimated cost of the project. "Conversion of a walk-in closet to a bath or posvder room often requires only n minimum of decorating and Installation of the plumbing fixtures," Illtcb- ey points out. "Usually, the only barrier to nn attractive under-tho-stnlrcase powder room is the Inck of a doorway, which can be easily and inexpensively installed," Mnny plumbing fixture manufacturers are producing bathtubs and lavatories designed for space - saving installations. There arc new porcelain on steol recessed tubs In full five- foot lengths, 32 inches across. Because they weigh one-third as much as other fixtures, and are equipped with self-leveling' undorfrnmes, Installation time is reduced and the need for costly floor supports is sllml- natcd, There is added protection against water damnge because all porcelain on steel tubs are manufactured with a special three sides of the tub that adjoin the wall. Tlie lubs features squnrc corners and straight sides to simplify fitting of tile and other floor and wall coverings, Marie Antoinette's nationality Austrian, with WILKIES... CLEAN OUT THOSE OLD APPLIANCES and REPLACE Them With GIANT NEW TWO-DOOR GENERAL ELECTRIC Automatic Defrost Refrigerator at top! Most convenient, since you use this section on the average 10 times more than freezer. • 4 Cabinet Shelves—one slides out • Porcelain Enamel Vegetable Bin, Vs bushel • Slide-Out Meat Pan (Covered) Huge Zero-Degree Freezer Belowl Handy swing-out basket for easy storage. • Freezer door shelves for Juica cans and Vi gal. Ice cream car- <p A •« ^ ne tons $*IC II95 • 2 Minl-Cubo Ice Tray* st top of freezer '259 Trouble Free "HOME IMPROVEMENTS'' FORGET DEFROSTING Makes ice up to 2Vt times as fast as six competitive models! • Giant Zero-Degree Freezer holds up to 147 ll)«. of foods, juico cnn ruck, ice creiim shelf • Up to D'i% tnoro freezer space in this brand-new No-Frost 16 • Twin porcelain vegetable bins » Mobilu Cold for ideal food temperatures • Coppertoric, Mixer-Match colors or white Wus $298 — Now FROST GUARD REFRIGERATOR FREEZER Model TBF-15SA $ 269 with trade 95 YOU SAVE 416'ON'THIS!' C-E MOBILE MAID* PORTABLE DISHWASHER Given Spotlcwly Clonn Dishes Without Hand RlnninK, Scraping or Drying, Jtiat Tilt Off Largo or KuurU Fpod Scrnpa, Was $175 —Now *159 WILKIE'S TEN TEN DECKER DR. ACROSS FROM THE SAN JACINTO HOSPITAL 582 - 8447

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