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Modernizing A Midwestern Farmhouse, C. H. Van Vlack, Ruby Simpson Jan 1946

Modernizing A Midwestern Farmhouse, C. H. Van Vlack, Ruby Simpson

Bulletin P

When the farm family considers remodeling its house, usually it wishes to bring about one or more outstanding changes such as providing more room, changing the stairway, adding a bathroom, providing a more convenient kitchen, making the front entrance more usable, or just making the house generally more attractive and more livable.

For most farm families the experience of planning and remodeling a house comes only once in a lifetime. Few families can hope to profit by experience.

We shall try to show in this bulletin how an Iowa farm family remodeled a farmhouse, thereby improving its appearance and convenience ...