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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: HOW TO FINANCE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Page: 9

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HOW TO FINANCE YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Though mortgage money may be tight this spring, you shouldn't have much trouble getting a loan for improving your present home-- provided your credit is good. See what your bank or mortgage lender has to offer, but shop other sources as well.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Home insulation: How to figure the payoff

Pages: 11, 13, 14, 16

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Home insulation: How to figure the payoff

By now, you've probably caulked and weather-stripped everything in your house that doesn't move, and you've even ordered a glass door for your fireplace. But does the big energy saver-- insulation-- have you buffaloed? Are you unsure of how much to use, where you need it most, and how long you'll have to wait to get your money back in lower energy bills?

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Schools: Where does the gifted child fit in?

Pages: 19, 20, 22, 24, 26

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Schools: Where does the gifted child fit in?

At 13, Brad was an electronics wizard, but he didn't care much for spelling. To get it out of the way of more interesting work, he built a computer that could store several weeks' worth of spelling assignments. His mother wasn't surprised by his unusual abilities; even when he was three, she recalled, he'd preferred Newsweek to picture books.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Showcase walls

Page: 28

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Showcase walls

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: How to replace your car's carpeting

Pages: 30, 32

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How to replace your car's carpeting

Spills of all sorts and hundreds of shuffling shoes depositing dirt and moisture are tough on car carpeting; even floor mats can't protect all of It. And worn carpeting can make your family chariot look like a candidate for early retirement.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Before you remodel... KNOW WHAT'S UNDER THE SKIN

Pages: 34, 35

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Before you remodel... KNOW WHAT'S UNDER THE SKIN

As you deftly raise your crowbar to tear into your kitchen wall, you have one thing in common with a surgeon about to operate: You'll both do a heck of a lot better if you know what's inside.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: CREATE BIG SPACES IN A TINY COTTAGE

Pages: 36, 37, 38, 39

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CREATE BIG SPACES IN A TINY COTTAGE

Like many other houses of its vintage, this 40-year-old bungalow was a maze of tiny rooms. To make the house more livable, walls were removed and ceilings opened up to the roof line. Now, when you step inside, you see the soaring spaces and comfortable flow of rooms you'd expect to find in a much larger home.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: RECYCLE A 1920s STORY-AND-A-HALF

Pages: 40, 41, 42, 43

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RECYCLE A 1920s STORY-AND-A-HALF

A half-century ago the small rooms and strictly defined spaces of this house served its owners well. Most houses had small rooms back then-- end most rooms were used for a single purpose.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

Page: 55

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TIPS TOOLS & TECHNIQUES

A REGULAR FEATURE DESIGNED TO MAKE AROUND-THE-HOUSE JOBS EASIER FOR YOU

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Family-centered sewing room

Page: 56

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Family-centered sewing room

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Gutters and downspouts: cleanup and care tips

Page: 58

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Gutters and downspouts: cleanup and care tips

The occasional repair and cleaning of gutters and downspouts is an important part of home maintenance. Accumulated leaves, mud, and standing water in metal and wooden roof gutters can cause rust, corrosion, and rotting-- and lead to expensive replacement.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Adding a powder room plus

Page: 60

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Adding a powder room plus

When the new owners of this row house decided to add a powder room and library, the architect managed to fit in a 4x5-foot bath right off the kitchen and add floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: STEP BY STEP TO OAK PARQUET FLOORING

Pages: 62, 64, 66

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STEP BY STEP TO OAK PARQUET FLOORING

There comes a time when even the best flooring has had it! It's when stains are so numerous that their color schemes clash... worn spots look like a bombing site... and the flooring under the sofa is the only good-looking patch in the room.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: STEP BY STEP TO A CERAMIC TILE COUNTER TOP

Pages: 71, 74

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STEP BY STEP TO A CERAMIC TILE COUNTER TOP

Chances are your kitchen counter top is covered with plastic laminate. And it looks great-- until someone slices meat on it (you wouldn't do that) or scrubs a stain with scouring powder and steel wool. Once that kind of damage has been done, there's no way to undo it.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: INVESTING abc's: REAL ESTATE

Pages: 79, 80, 82, 84, 86

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INVESTING abc's: REAL ESTATE

Here's the fourth installment of our series on investments to consider once your savings, insurance, and home are secure. (See "Investing ABC's: Bonds," Better Homes and Gardens, November, 1978; "Common stocks," March, 1979; "Mutual funds," April, 1979.)

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Special effects with smocking

Pages: 94, 96

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Special effects with smocking

The art of smocking is enjoying a revival, and with good reason. Smocking is an easy way to give store-bought fabric a one-of-a-kind look.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Mattress buymanship

Pages: 98, 103, 104

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Mattress buymanship

You and your family spend one-third of your time asleep. Although a good mattress may seem a sizable investment, remember that you are buying 30,000 to 45,000 hours of solid use for the next ten to 15 years. Shop for as much quality as your budget will allow; a "bargain" mattress is no bargain when it comes to comfort.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Grow vegetables in a tiered garden

Page: 109

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Grow vegetables in a tiered garden

Solve your narrow-space growing problems by stacking vegetables in tiered planters. These ten-inch-wide planting steps are held in place with 2x12s of rough redwood anchored by metal holding rods.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Cut Flowers

Pages: 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 198, 200, 203

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Cut Flowers

Plant now to have plenty of flowers for indoor bouquets all summer and fall. Roses, annuals, perennials-- even tree and shrub branches-- are all good candidates for indoor arrangements. You may even elect to plant a cutting garden-- a bed of flowers intended for plucking.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: COME HOME TO COLOR

Pages: 116, 117, 118, 125, 126, 123, 183

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COME HOME TO COLOR

When it comes to decorating a home, color is the key. Color has no price tag, yet it's worth its weight in gold if you know how to make it work for you. You can use it to mask less-than-perfect proportions, meld a mixed bag of furnishings, communicate a mood, or help state your personal style.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Flavoring with fresh garlic

Page: 164

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Flavoring with fresh garlic

Add zest to a wide variety of foods with garlic. Though generally considered a strong-flavored herb, garlic varies in intensity depending on how it is used. Here are a few tips to help you get the most (or the least) out of fresh garlic.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Wall power

Page: 167

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Wall power

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Kitchen space saver

Page: 167

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Kitchen space saver

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Rooms for inspiration

Page: 167

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Rooms for inspiration

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Booklet bonanza

Page: 168

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Booklet bonanza

Manufacturers and special interest groups often publish useful and informative pamphlets that are available free or at a nominal charge. Here is a group of some of the best.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Improved fabric paints

Page: 168

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Improved fabric paints

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Computerized car shopping

Page: 168

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Computerized car shopping

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: FAVORITE GET-AWAY-FROM-IT-ALL VACATION SPOTS

Pages: 171, 172, 174, 176, 178, 180

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FAVORITE GET-AWAY-FROM-IT-ALL VACATION SPOTS

Want to escape the bright lights and the roar of traffic, the gaudy hurly-burly and the frenzied pace of daily living? All across America there are hideaway vacation spots that offer serenity and natural beauty, cozy and distinctive accommodations, and the perfect opportunity to slow down, to unwind. Enjoy each other. Dine quietly by candlelight. Commune with nature. These vacation spots are truly places where you can "get away from it all," in some cases as a family (but leave your pet at home), and in others as a couple.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Tough wood flooring

Page: 188

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Tough wood flooring

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Pivoting bike seat

Page: 188

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Pivoting bike seat

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Child's fun center

Page: 188

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Child's fun center

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Luggage organizers

Page: 188

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Luggage organizers

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Safety security bars

Page: 190

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Safety security bars

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Ready-made lattice panels

Page: 190

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Ready-made lattice panels

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: When your pet has a litter

Pages: 194, 196

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When your pet has a litter

Raising a litter of puppies or kittens is serious business. You'll be required to invest considerable time and money-- and you'll be responsible for finding good homes for the offspring (too many homeless pets are already on the scene).

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: GARDENING IN MAY

Page: 206

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GARDENING IN MAY

How can you keep bare, brown patches of garden soil around your trees, shrubs, and perennials from spoiling the looks of your garden this year? Just plant a low-maintenance ground cover now.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: How to order material from the magazine

Page: 208

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How to order material from the magazine

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: Shopping editor's choice

Pages: 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217

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Shopping editor's choice

Discover the ease and pleasure of shopping by mail. Order from the convenience of your own home with complete confidence. If not delighted, each company will happily refund your money.

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Better Homes & Gardens May 1979 Magazine Article: The Man Next Door

Page: 218

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The Man Next Door

Even though the miles from our town to the Dresch country place are few, the journey is always a long one. As Dick Dresch explains, "It's four flea markets, two auction barns, three antique shops, and one mill-end store away."

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