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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD December 1973 HOME OF THE WEEK Comfortable and attractive Paint enhances basement DESIGN No. CH-500 House 1685 Sq.Ft. or less Family Room 1516 Sq.Ft. Garage 554 -----KXM LIVING RR BJ MR. FIX Just because a basement' isn't expensively and elaborately paneled and finished doesn't mean that it can't be comfortable and attractive. Even if you are not planning a recreation room or some formal living area down there you can still do much to make it a useful and good looking place for both work and play. Some some painting and it can look very good. Chances are you have storm windows throughout your house not in your basement. Inexpensive com- bination storm and screen win- dows' are available at most hardware and department stores. They are generally aluminum and can be fastened with sheet metal screws or a special adhesive right to the metal frames of the basement windows. These will not only keep your basement warmer in the winter but help to keep the en- tire house warmer. If you have a warm air furnace you can cut into the duct work at one two points and install small registers. Try to pick a duct that delivers more heat than you need already in an upstairs one in which you already close the register slightly. Paint not only makes a basement better it makes it drier as well. Heavy waterproof coatings will keep out slight moisture and seepage. Major leaks and seepage must be prevented from the by way of a properly constructed and waterproofed foundation. To prepare the walls for clean them thorou- ghly. Dust and dirt must be removed. Scrub stains with detergent and water. Scrape off old coats of flaking or peel- ing paint. Scrub off mildew with household bleach and water. Do this several times and rinse thoroughly each time. Allow to dry thoroughly before painting. Not all paints will do for masonry. They have to be resistant to alkali and be permeable enough so that a slight amount of moisture can breathe through the paint without causing it to flake or peel. Latex paints are gener- ally suitable. So are the Port- land cement paints that are dry and mixed with water before using. If you use the check the instructions. Generally they must be used over un- painted surfaces or surfaces coated with the same sub- stance. They also go on only over wet surfaces. Mix only what you can use right away since the liquid cannot be stored. Latex paints cost more but go on easier. They can be applied with a roller since they are not as heavy. If you a special problem such as mildew or shop for the paint that will suit you best. There is more than one formulation on the market. For the floor use a special floor making certain it is suitable for cement sur- faces. Floor paints are made to withstand abrasion. Enterprise ONLY GAELIC COL1 vJE North America's aly Gaelic college is foui in South Gut St. N.S. DESIGN R3-5W Open-space living is the key note of the very modern design illustrated. This is a fine home for an active family with plenty of living space for entertaining indoors and out. Careful examination of the floor reveals a most un- usual layout. Entering by the well sheltered side entrance with guest closet at the open- beam ceiling over the dining and kitchen area adds height to the overall impres- sion of while the centrally located fireplace effectively forms part of the dining room and kitchen walls. The U-shaped ef- ficiency kitchen has built-in snack bar with trellis above on living room and a dwarf partition on the hall side. Traffic is excellent to all parts of the house including the hobby garage and patio with its outdoor grill. The high wall and posts at the front provide total privacy at all times for the patio. The three bedrooms are large and airy and are located in the quiet part of the home. An optional alternate floor plan shows the hobby room or den facing front and of course and the open patio at the rear. 1973. Toronto Star HOME-0-8MPH HOME PLANNING SERVICE 40 Jarvla Ontario M5C 2H1 D I enclose 25 cents handling for Designs m- BOOK 1. O I enclose 25 cents handling for Canadians BOOK 2. U I enclose SO cents 15 cents handling for U Please send free brochure sample ol- jj the designs and other design books available. I D Please sendlan order form so that I may order building plans for the design shown above. is NAME 3 ADDRESS LETJi -The Herald At Home Save on gas bills From NATURAL GAS NEWS SERVICE Your gas companies are pleased to offer these money-saving hints to help you conserve fuel and keep a check on your natural gas bills this winter. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple preparations to winterize your home and be sure your furnace is operating properly. And it takes even less effort to keep your home haating system operating ef- ficiently all winter long. Use nature to its best advan- tage. Sunshine is and it's warm when the sun is open up window shades and and let them form an insula- tion against the cold air out- side. If you have a be sure the damper is closed when it isn't in use. Try to keep the opening and closing of doors to the outside at a minimum. Each time an outside door heat es- and your furnace has to work overtime to replace the lost heat. Keep heaters free from obstructions. If you cover a .radiator or block off a heat the heat from that source is cut off and the room temperature will drop. A great way to waste money is to get into the habit of con- stantly adjusting the ther- mostat. Contrary to popular turning up the ther- mostat doesn't make the fur- nace produce any more heat what it does is keep the fur- nace operating and use up more fuel. Set the thermostat at the temperature you and leave it there. If it is operating the ther- mostat will automatically turn itself on and off. You can economize while you sleep by turning the ther- mostat down 5 degrees to 10 you'll save quite a bit on fuel costs. Experiement for the first few cold days to find the coolest indoor temperature at which your home is comfor- table. Heating costs increase about 3 per cent for every degree above 70 degrees that you set your if you keep your thermostat set at 70 degrees for a your heating bill will be around 30 per cent lower than if you kept it set at 80 degrees. Change your furnace filter several times during the winter. If the filter is the furnace may operate all day especially during very cold and still not be able to work efficiently. If there are some rooms in your home that are not used in turn off the registers and radiators in those rooms and keep the door closed. There's no need to heat an un- useduroom. if your attic or garage isn't keep the door closed so that the heat from the heated part of the house won't escape. For safety never use your gas range or oven to heat your kitchen. This can not only be but since you are using your appliance to do something it hasn't been designed to it may be un- safe. Ease problem by carpentry By DONALD R. BRANN Through the years each of us can look back and recall problems that altered our course through life. By harnessing the motivational power inherent in each men have reached goals they never dreamed possible A case in point are these three planters. The quickest escape requires doing something you are normally unaccustomed to it forces the mind to focus on the job. Making these planters could provide hours of instant escape. The magic of this concept actually starts when you receive the full size pattern offered below. Start tracing on wood. Saw along traced outlines. Assemble nartc in ayart nnsition shown on pattern and discover a new way to away from it Doctors recommend woodworking to everyone in need of relaxation. If you invest a few dollars in an electric sabre or jig and buy a few patterns and you open the door to many stimulating hours of es- cape whenever you need to get away from whatever is bothering you. Send SI.60 in cheque or money order for Planters Pattern No. 933 to Carpentry The Lethbridge P.O. Box Station M5E1E6. 1173. Toroato Star Sears on a brand new home for your sewing Now there are two beautiful new sewing commodes to choose from. Both exclusively styled in either Mediterranean or Colonial design. With practical formica tops and working surfaces. Two large trays with spool pins. And big x working surface. Designed to make your sewing a pleasure and to look great when your machine is tucked away. Choose Mediterranean with Spanish Oak finish or Colonial with Salem Maple finish Reg. Shop by phone. Call 328-9231 Free delivery. Save Traditional-style sewing desk Compliment your sewing centre with this distinctive 1 -drawer desk-type console. Hardwood construction with attractive Walnut finish. Save Kenmore zig-zag with built-in blind hemmer 11Q98 So many big features at this low straight bobbin winder with automatic 2 spool sewing seam guide. Simpsons-Sears Ltd. at Simpsons-Sears you get the finest guarantee Mttstactlon or money refunded and free delivery Store Open dally from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to p.m. Centre Village Telephone 328-9231 ;