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8 The Glenx4lle Demacrat/Pathfinder March 20. 1975 v 512 ELK ST. GASSAWA, WV Licensed Home 765-2401 Pjjice 364-8365 For All Your Hardware and Fine Line of Furniture Elk St. CUSTOM MADE DRAPERIES FACTORY CABINETS IlL FORMICA CABINET TOPS MADE TO ORDER FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERY & REPAIR James Cabinet & Between Gassuway and Sutton 364--5661 L " 0 -- t: '" :),41mB~)4~,,O4~iJ, O t~' ' :: ' ") {; ~ ' LAW HARDWARE Grantsville Sherwin Williams Paint Lawn & Garden Supplies Block & Decker Saws and Sanders ~ll~mglllJ II .Jl I II I - I Ready Mix Concrete Asphalt Limestone Sand Stone General Contractors Gessav~f, West Virginia J~. mm mm mlB mm BBI IIBI mm m= mm mB lIB Jl Phono 3~145151 I I I BIBI Indications paint to this being one of the biggest years in hish}rv f.r home improvement. And the reasons are many. among them being: 1. High interest rates are causing many people to postpone decisions to buy a new home. Instead. they will opt to remodel or improve their present homes. 2. Increased cost of new housing will have the same effect on many people. They will/may decide to add a room, rather than buy a new one. 3. A slowdown in housing starts means there is a smaller selection for potential home buyers. $25 Billion Iylarket tackte improvement jobs that he wouhin't even c,nsider veers ago. because of new products and new techniques which encourage the homeowner to do it himself. Floor tiles and carpet tiles, for examp!e, feature self-sticking back- tags. New ceiling systems are easier to install than ever. New adhesives permit faster and easier installation .f wall panels: giving a room a new Io~A faster than anything else could. Tubkits permit the homeowner to re-do a bathroom. Simulated masonry paneling eoables the d~-it-vourselfer t, install a "brick" wall. something he c.uldn't have imagined tO years i|~1). Add these together, and you have a total home improvement market nationally of anywhere from $20 to $25 billion. Officials of Masonite Corporation. leading manufacturer of prefinished paneling, point to still another reason why home improvement activities are expected to continue to accelerate during the next few years: namely. home improvement projects are easier to handle nowadays, The average hom~.w'ner z'an I.arge Inventory i h}me improvement experts point .ut that there is a large inventory of pre-World War II housing units that will contribute to the strength of the remodeling market during the tmlam:e of Ihis decade. An estimated 43 per cent of all US. h~msing units are more than 30 years .Id, f~Jr example, and many of these will t~ prime candidates for home improvement projects. II A kitchen-greenhouse combina- tion has been created for the homemaker with a green thumb or one who wants a kitchen that brings the garden inside. The kitchen was conceived by Carolyn Bishop. Home Furnishings and Equipment editor of Family Circle magazine which featured the kitchen in its February issue. Major builders through out the country are incorporating the garden kitchen concept into model homes to show how it is adaptable to any style of kitchen, in addition to the L-shaped design shown in the magazine. Editor Bishop worked with W.t. Ketcham. head of kitchen design for llotpoint major applicances, in planning the kitchen for maximum versatility and easy access. A packaged, aluminum frame green- house is used in the window area of the kitchen. The units come in a variety of heights and widths. The appliance manufacturer worked with its builder customers to design the greenhouse kitchens into single-family houses and condomi- niums by adapting the Family Circle concept to fit builders" exisiting kitchen plans. The magazine provided kits to the builders wtih specifications of all the , ; r{unn's contents -- ~from c~binets to fhmr and walt coverings to :if! DREAM KITCHEN... the "Family Circle" Garden kitchen features appliances by Hotpoint, and a package aluminum frame greenhouse used in the window area. The uaits come in a variety of heights and width. Carpet & Here's u exuaple of good design combined with economy, l Edmund Motyka, A.L D., used a chestnut tamed Masonite Corp. as a backdrop for a do-it-yourself sofa the pillows. Coffee table is constructed of stained 2 x 4's B suggestions for accessories and decorations. Hotpoint appliances included in the garden kitchen are a seE-cleaning 30-inch electric range with vented range hood, a 21.9 cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator-freezer with Exterior Ice Service, a built-in automatic dishwasher.and a sound- insulated food waste disposer. All cabinets in the kitchen have adiustable or pullout shelves and the three-direr base cabinet includes a flour bin and a Lazy Susan. The desk area adjacent to the greenhouse has peg board walls and a piseoa-hole sit, rage unit. For a hst of builders who are constructing the garden kitchen homes nationwide, write to HOT- POINT, Dept. TR, 2100 Gardiner Lane. Louisville. Ky, 40205. < HOU$EHO When buying a 1 do not open it to stir, down and leave for will have mixed itst for use when ope To clean carved rather stiffbristled paraffin, hang in tb becomes almost dryi removing the dust! and carved parts. ~ with a rag after wash the brush rather dirty. S If yqur porc, alaiq~l~ becomes s fained~ dripping of water:W - disappear immedia pumice stone. proof tips on l Today's economy-conscious homemaker, surrounded with vast furnishing choices, looks for professional advice to make up her mind when buying furniture. To help resolve furnishing dilemmas, yet speed home redecorat- ing this apring, furniture stylists at Babcock Phillips Co. have compiled a list of five tips for a good furniture buy. Each of the ideas keeps inflation from needlessly ~hort-chang- ing decorating dollars. The experts say: 1) Select easy-care furnishings that you can clean yourself. Carefree vinyls or other washable fabrics endure seasons of family activity and require little upkeep. 2) Choose furniture that can be another inflation Durable. long-las~ move easily from room to room accompaniment for where lifestyl~ casters, for exa~ living room to den. ( movables are st~ cushioned poufs. ' 4} Buy dual-P that returns the ways. For instant coffee table with hi underneath not only or dinner but add~ to a space-pressed 5) Add color tht~ advise the Babcock| An alternative to~ built-up. For example, some modular remodeling, are c~ styles allow you to "'add-on" pieces bold furnishings w~ as your budget permits. One unit environment. Color,] makes a chair, two a loveseat and and highlights, is a~ three, a sofa. " to give a room fre~ Modulars, which are staging a Due to inflation] timely comeback, allow the do-it-her- makers who once 1 self homemaker to vary the look of a structural changes room by self-styling her own room are settling for a~ schemes, A never-out-of-fashion furnishing investm~ style, modular furnishines conform to furnishing pieces t~ the shape of a room. their homes are st~ 3) Made-to-move furniture is happily so - for y~ This Year. Any Year Your Home I . ELK STREET - GASSAWAY. We sell quality mobile homes: HOLLY PARK-WINDSOR-NORRIS Our business was built by service Rodn~y a. Be~nmp, pres. -- Gmsummy. W.Vx across from an home cc If you're postponing a new home, make old one more liveable. Remodel it with a new, efficient Lennox Total fort System... furnace, power air cleaner, central air conditioning. It make a world of difference in how enjoy your home. Call us. We'll help your comfort problems.