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The Complete Home   By: (1873-1941)

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[Frontispiece: A $3,400 House.]

The COMPLETE HOME

EDITED BY

CLARA E. LAUGHLIN

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

NEW YORK

1907

Copyright, 1906, by

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

Published November, 1906

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

CHOOSING A PLACE TO LIVE

By OLIVER R. WILLIAMSON

Taste and expedience Responsibilities Renting, buying or building Location City or country Renunciations Schools and churches Transportation The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker The home acre Comparative cost in renting The location sense Size of lot Position Outlook and inlook Trees Income and expenditure Style Size Plans for building Necessary rooms The sick room Room to entertain The "living room" The dining room and kitchen The sleeping rooms Thinking it out

CHAPTER II

FLOORS, WALLS, AND WINDOWS

By OLIVER R. WILLIAMSON

The necessity of good floors Material and cost of laying Ornamental flooring Waxed, varnished, and oiled floors Carpets, linoleum, and mats The stairway Rugs Oriental rugs Kitchen and upper floors Matting and cardoman cloth Uses of the decorator Wood in decoration Panels and plaster The beamed ceiling Paint, paper, and calcimine Shades and curtains Leaded panes and casements Storm windows

CHAPTER III

LIGHTING AND HEATING

By OLIVER R. WILLIAMSON

Necessity of sunlight Kerosene Gas and matches Electric light Pleasing arrangement Adaptability Protection Regulated light The two sure ways of heating The hot air furnace Direction of heat Registers Hot water and steam heat Indirect heating Summary

CHAPTER IV

FURNITURE

By OLIVER R. WILLIAMSON

The quest of the beautiful Ancient designs The Arts and Crafts Mission furniture Comfort, aesthetic and physical Older models in furniture Mahogany and oak Substantiality Superfluity Hall furniture The family chairs The table The davenport Bookcases Sundries Willow furniture The dining table Discrimination in choice

CHAPTER V

HOUSEHOLD LINEN

By SARAH CORY RIPPEY

Linen, past and present Bleached and "half bleached" Damask Quality Design Price and size Necessary supply Plain, hemstitched, or drawn Doilies and table dressing Centerpieces Monograms Care of table linen How to launder Table pads Ready made bed linen Price and quality Real linen Suggestions about towels

CHAPTER VI

THE KITCHEN

By SARAH CORY RIPPEY

The plan Location and finish The floor The windows The sink The pantry Insects and their extermination The refrigerator and its care Furnishing the kitchen The stove The table and its care The chairs The kitchen cabinet Kitchen utensils

CHAPTER VII

THE LAUNDRY

By SARAH CORY RIPPEY

Laundry requisites The stove and furnishings Irons and holders Preparing the "wash" Removing stains Soaking and washing Washing powders and soap Washing woolens Washing the white clothes Starch Colored clothes Stockings Dainty laundering How to wash silk Washing blankets Washing curtains Tidying up and sprinkling Care of irons How to iron

CHAPTER VIII

TABLE FURNISHINGS

By SARAH CORY RIPPEY

Dining room cheer Stocking the china cupboard The groundwork Course sets Odd pieces Silver and plate Glass Arrangement Duties of the waitress The breakfast table Luncheon Dinner The formal dinner The formal luncheon Washing glass Washing and cleaning silver How to wash china Care of knives

CHAPTER IX

THE BEDROOM

By SARAH CORY RIPPEY

Light and air Carpets versus rugs Mattings Wall covering Bedroom woodwork Bedroom draperies Bedroom furnishing Careful selection Toilet and dressing tables Further comforts The bedstead Spring, mattress, and pillows Bed decoration Simplicity Care of bedroom and bed Vermin and their extermination

CHAPTER X

THE BATH ROOM

By OLIVER R... Continue reading book >>




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