Which remodelings pay off best when you sell?
It's hard to imagine a remodeling project that wouldn't raise the resale value of your home for some buyer. A $750 greenhouse addition might net you $1,000 more from an avid orchid-raiser; however, with the average buyer, you can almost bet you won't get much return on it. To help you plan, we've listed some typical remodeling jobs-- and the chances of regaining the investment on each. If you see your addition isn't likely to capture a big return, you still may want to build it because your family deserves the better living it delivers.Read Article
DO YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TITLE INSURANCE?
If you took out a mortgage on your home, you probably have what's called mortgage title insurance (not to be confused with homeowner's insurance, which includes fire and other casualty coverage). Eighty-five out of every hundred lenders insist that you buy a mortgage-title policy, and the reason is quite simple: the lender wants protection for his investment.Read Article
CAMPING GEAR: IT''S COME A LONG, LONG WAY
Back in the Twenties, "camping" and "roughing it" were synonymous. Not so now! With today's cars and an ever-widening choice of camper vehicles, outdoor enthusiasts can go farther... do more along the way... and get to their destination in greater comfort than ever before.Read Article
DO YOU KNOW THE ADVANTAGES OF A "GOLDEN PASSPORT" ?Read Article
ANY ROOM HAS SPACE FOR GOOD BUILT-INSRead Article
THE PROPER USE OF DRUGS
Modern medicine has created the most powerful healing agents ever known. But no power is one-sided. A great many drugs can do just as much harm if used improperly as they can produce good when applied with wisdom and respect. To help you enjoy the immense benefits of modern medicines, and to understand the necessary precautions, Better Homes and Gardens offers this family guide.Read Article
OUTDOOR LIVING--EVEN ON A TOUGH LOT!Read Article
TEN MOST MISUNDERSTOOD FACTS ABOUT LIFE INSURANCE
Every year, millions of prospective insurance buyers-- and many longtime policyholders-- rely on myths about life insurance. They buy (or don't buy) thousands of dollars worth of policies, using Model-T notions about insurance. Because insurance costs constitute a major portion of any family's finances, Better Homes and Gardens presents this article to help demolish ten of the most plaguing insurance myths.Read Article
GOOD NEWS FOR MEN!
Here's the newest development in pickup campers. The shell is molded of Cycolac, (the same material used for telephones, golf clubs, and football helmets).Read Article
DUTCH ELM DISEASE ROUNDUP
Is there a cure for Dutch elm disease? We have been asked this question so many times that we asked Dr. Harold S. McNabb, Jr., a leading specialist on the problem, to tell you what can be done now and what looks promising. Dr. McNabb is professor of forest pathology, Iowa State University, and a member of the Dutch Elm Disease Control Advisory Committee.Read Article
THE GREAT STYLES IN HOME FURNISHINGS AND HOW YOU CAN USE THEM TODAY
Decorating today offers an opportunity for freedom of expression-- as never before. But freedom has to be tempered with knowledge and taste, or the result can go wrong. The best solution: get to know the great styles of past and present, and how they relate to each other.Read Article
RESTYLE WITH PAINT... PLUS!
Paint affects the appearance of your house in a magical sort of way. Different colors can make it grow or shrink, help it vanish into the landscape, change its personality. Contrast is another of paint's magic tricks. It will dramatize good features, minimize distracting ones, make some shortcomings disappear entirely.Read Article
St. Louis and Heartland USA
Curving majestically 630 feet above the banks of the Mississippi River, the starkly beautiful St. Louis Gateway Arch stands as a symbol of our country's westward expansion. A train-elevator system with eight permanently connected five-passenger "transporter" capsules carries you inside the legs of this stainless steel structure to an observation deck at the top.Read Article
Portland and surprising Oregon
Why "surprising Oregon"? Simply because nearly every visitor is astonished by what this state has to offer. Oregon is a last bastion of the oldfashioned family vacation-- where you pile into the car, thoroughly enjoy the drive, find plenty to do when you arrive, take in lots of fresh air and scenery, and return home with even more memories than you bargained for.Read Article
WHERE DOES MONEY TROUBLE START?
This is the ninth article in an important, tenpart series prepared by the Editors of Better Homes and Gardens. It is designed to bridge the gap between economic theory and the very personal business of paycheck-to-paycheck economics. The series was written especially for this magazine by Mr. Martin Mayer, one of the country's leading authors in the fields of education and economics.Read Article
How to be a great cook--in a camper!
Thanks to the built-in features and conveniences of the modern campers, camping is almost as easy as staying at home-- and much more fun! Whether you plan to rent a camper or buy your own, find out as soon as possible what features it has and how much storage space is available.Read Article
PUT TULIPS ON YOUR TABLE
You don't need an armload of tulips to trim a table! A few can look fabulous if you use them with calculated sparseness, combining with other flowers and materials for a delightfully delicate effect. Copy all these artful table centerpieces-- and then go on to create your own compositions.Read Article
HOW TO ORDER PLANSRead Article
EXTRA USES FOR PLASTIC BAGS
Now that you can buy plastic bags from sandwich to garment storage size, here are some novel ways to put them to work.Read Article
MAY GARDENING WHERE YOU LIVE!
Hybridizers have found gladiolus a responsive plant, and as a result there is a constant change in the offerings. In recent years, the developers of new varieties have been striving for spikes with florets that are staggered, yet closely spaced, and that open six to eight at a time.Read Article
TWO SPRINGTIME PROJECTSRead Article
Get your 1967 gardening year off to a fast, healthful start by paying a little extra attention to planting. Here's how to handle the most common planting chores quickly and correctly.Read Article
A PORTABLE CAMP KITCHEN YOU CAN BUILDRead Article
SHOPPING FOR OUTDOOR CARPETING
It's so new many people haven't even heard of it yet, as you'll find out when you're shopping for outdoor carpet. But search for the most alert-looking clerk you can find because without a clerk's help, outdoor carpeting would be hard to find even if the department store stocks it. Oddly, most big stores post no special notice to distinguish it from ordinary carpets. And it's very difficult to tell outdoor from indoor types. Outdoor carpeting can look exactly like tufted or broadloom carpet with a pile.Read Article
SHOPPING EDITOR'S CHOICE
Discover the fun and convenience of shopping by mail! You can order with complete confidence any of the items shown: each company will refund your money if you're not delighted.Read Article
THE MAN NEXT DOOR
In every well-run family, there is one female relative to make the official ruling as to who the baby looks like.Read Article