THE BEST STORAGE IDEAS WE'VE SEEN
If your home has the storage blues, you'll find these ideas the best tonic you could ask for. They'll work storage magic from your basement to your bedroom. Some are brand new, others are time-tested ideas we've shown you before. But each is tops!Read Article
Is it your right to question property taxes?Read Article
How can you reduce high "fixed costs" in a family budget?
Big budget expenses High property taxes Installment-plan stocks Hospitalization insurance Hospital chargesRead Article
Do they sell stocks on the installment plan?Read Article
What does hospitalization insurance pay for?Read Article
How much do hospitals charge?Read Article
THIS IS COLOR!
Our favorite color is a rich shade of bold. It's the bold that comes in cans, in fabrics, in a purchase of seeds, in better-than-ever materials for your home. Every picture on these next pages shows big use of color-- and, most important, shows how to use your favorite shade with complete confidence. Now color yourself bold!Read Article
STEP BY STEP FROM A FABRIC TO A PERFECT COLOR SCHEME
Color has gone warm this year! It's clear and sunny-- with a few flashes of lightning-bright accents. New color schemes show sun-drenched golds, reds, browns, and greens. Many of the warm colors are jewel-tones so dazzling that they create a stained glass look. Combined with these glowing tones is a new family of midnight hues: the almost blacks, including the greenish-brown blacks and the blue-blacks. They make subtle colors look bright and bright colors absolutely radiant. We found these warm, brilliant colors and their dark accents in the new, exciting printed fabrics, then from these fabrics, we built entire color schemes.Read Article
COLOR MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!
"I never realized what adding color to a room could do to improve its livability. Now my family actually finds excuses to spend time in our dining room."Read Article
SO MANY FRESH WAYS TO GO WITH KITCHEN COLOR
Spring brings fresh, new colors to brighten your kitchen and laundry. They're as clear and sharp as white clouds in an April sky.Read Article
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN OLD HOUSE?
This is the inspiring answer-- six distinctive homes within a few blocks of each other in Birmingham, Michigan. Their story is a living lesson in initiative and community pride.Read Article
AN EXCEPTIONAL FLOOR PLAN IN 400 SQUARE FEET!Read Article
HE LIKES TO COOK
This month's guest author-chef tells how to flip the All-American breakfast pancake-- and how to bake a pancake you don't flip. Also how to pamper French dessert pancakes into delectable Crêpes Suzette.Read Article
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?
When a psychiatrist or other psychotherapist has trouble getting response from a patient, he sometimes asks, "Well, where does it hurt?" He knows there is probably no physical pain, but the use of familiar medical terms makes the problem seem less mysterious and often starts the patient talking freely. And the analogy is sound.Read Article
Are you in a quandary about all those long rows of detergents on supermarket shelves? Just why so many? The answer is that science has come up with a way to tailor cleaners to meet many different needs. There are detergents for use in hard water, others for cold water, some for dishwashing, and those particularly suited to tumbleaction washers.Read Article
IT'S NEWS TO ME!
Color make-up available for shoes and accessories, is as easy to apply and remove as nail polish. A black shoe can be converted to a light pastel shade-- even white-- and vice versa. Or multicolor designs, stripes, polka dots, initials can be used.Read Article
STYLISH STORAGE!Read Article
WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING TABLES AND CHESTS
Drawer construction. Most good manufacturers have tags explaining the features of a piece of furniture such as "dustproof panels" and "center drawer guides." If you understand some of the basics of construction, you're ready to compare the plus features.Read Article
HOW TO LIGHT YOUR WAY TO BETTER DECORATING
Light is decorating's extra dimension. Good light and shadow help to dramatize the best features of your decorating scheme. Islands of light attract the eye and direct you to the centers of interest.Read Article
THE GREAT SOUTHWEST
In our first travel article for 1963, Better Homes & Gardens Family Features Editor Neil Kuehnl takes you from Denver to Los Angeles and return-- a trip that covers some of the most magnificent scenery in America. These routes (both southern and northern) were chosen so you can see the most in the least possible time. Join us for the entire trip if you can-- or include sections of it in a transcontinental drive.Read Article
GIVE YOUR TREES A GOOD START
You'll want to protect your investment when you plant a new tree.Read Article
It's fun to know how to fix things ... just like Dad. But before you're a handyman, able to put up shelves and build cabinets, you have to be a handyboy. Here's how you start.Read Article
This month, it's really Handyman How-not-to-- how not to smash your thumb or bang your knuckles or saw your fingers, plus many more tips to help keep you from having workshop accidents.Read Article
20 NEW BOOKS YOU WON'T PUT DOWN
It's strange how the hardest part of reading, once you're an adult, is laying your hands on the right book. That's why we offer you this list of outstanding nonfiction published since 1960 --to give you a running head start!Read Article
LOOK AND COOKRead Article
HOW TO ORDER PLANS FOR HOMES AND PROJECTSRead Article
TERRIFIC GARDEN IDEAS!Read Article
CUT THE TIME THE LAUNDRY TAKESRead Article
SHOPPING BY MAIL
SHOPPING BY MAIL with Better Homes & GardensRead Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
Christine gets just what she deserves for spending so much time fussing with the garden and working on the lawn-- beautiful flowers, green grass, healthy exercise, and a lot of fun.Read Article