Troubles stay behind
Where's that favorite relaxation spot of yours? Mountains? Seashore? Or is it a tranquil lake where the big ones never get away? Wherever it is, there's a place there to build your vacation home-- one that will be waiting for you and your family every weekend you want to slip away.Read Article
AUGUST GARDENING WHERE YOU LIVE!
There are several ways to make this wall beautiful. The quickest would be to cover it with vines, planting them at the base in a good, rich, humusy bed. You could use fig vine, Ficus pumila, or some of the English ivies that have colored leaves: Buttercup has yellow leaves, Stardust has green and white variegated leaves, while purpurea has purplish leaves that change to a bronzy purple in the fall. With good culture, these would cover in two years.Read Article
It's NEWS to me!Read Article
Four fabulous new colors AND HOW TO USE THEM CONFIDENTLY
Color is universal! The greens of the earth are the same in Rhode Island as they are in China-- the same hot oranges of the sun can be seen in Africa or New York City. Throughout the world, color is the same, and the language it speaks is the same, creating its mood for all to see. We've selected four colors we feel are the most exciting you've ever seen-- and we've used them in three different ways-- alone in "one-color" schemes, in neutral surroundings for "one-color-with-neutral" schemes, even blended with their opposites on the color wheel in complementary schemes.Read Article
Does a blow-up ever help a marriage???
Neil Kuehnl. I'd like to show you a recent clipping from a Midwestern newspaper, Rev. Stauffer. This headline says "Spouses Urged to Go Ahead and Fight," and in the article that follows, a psychotherapist compares marriage to a prize fight. He recommends that married couples set up rules for their fighting, define the stakes, and then "explore and discover their own best, mutually satisfying fighting style."Read Article
Dear editors: How would you make our ordinary house live like a Better Homes & Gardens house?
Here's exactly how we'd do it. We receive so many letters asking this question that we searched out a good but very average house in a Des Moines, Iowa, suburb. Then we prescribed color, comfort, and efficiency to cure its ills and provide the finishing touches that make a real Better Homes & Gardens house. We kept your budget in mind as we planned each part of the entire project, and no matter what your home is like --old or new, large or small-- these ten pages will show you dozens of distinctive ideas, and how to carry them out.Read Article
A new way with CROCHET
Here's an old familiar art used in a fresh and current way. Of course, we haven't changed the basic crocheting stitches, but we've come up with a fast and easy way to applique them into a finished design. The trick is glue.Read Article
These bathrooms, designed by Better Homes and Gardens editors, truly are idea bathrooms. We built them especially to solve the kinds of problems we know exist. And, with the wide variety of materials available today, the job couldn't have been easier. There's more beautiful linen, more attractive fixtures-- more of everything to make your bathrooms both pretty and practical.Read Article
Just how comfortable can a kitchen be?Read Article
How much convenience does your refrigerator hold?
A refrigerator today is more than just a place to cool and store food or freeze ice cubes. You can find just the refrigerator to fit the needs of the family, kitchen, and budget.Read Article
The coolest drinks since ice water!Read Article
HE LIKES TO cook
Our guest chef is the noted actor, Alfred Lunt, who says he has "No Time for Comedy" when staging a meal. Here he gives good-humored-- and expert-- advice.Read Article
TOWELS to dry and decorate
Towels are more than just thirsty bits of terry. When you go towel shopping these days, you don't look for just a drying cloth but for a decorating item as well.Read Article
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTESTRead Article
How to pick a wall color
1. What you intend to paint determines the paint card you'll consult. For a kitchen or bathroom, choose the enamel paint card; for the living room, a flat-finish paint card.Read Article
SHOPPING BY MAIL with Better Homes & GardensRead Article
The man next door
Strange but true-- the people who sit back and watch the world go by usually see less of it than those in the parade.Read Article