The Complete Home eBook

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By OLIVER R. WILLIAMSON1
CHAPTER III1
CHAPTER IV1
CHAPTER V1
CHAPTER VI1
CHAPTER VII1
CHAPTER VIII1
CHAPTER IX2
CHAPTER X2
CHAPTER XI2
CHAPTER XII2
CHAPTER XIII2
CHAPTER XIV2
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS2
THE COMPLETE HOME3
CHAPTER I3
TASTE AND EXPEDIENCE3
RESPONSIBILITIES3
RENTING, BUYING OR BUILDING4
LOCATION4
CITY OR COUNTRY4
RENUNCIATIONS5
SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES6
TRANSPORTATION6
THE BUTCHER, THE BAKER, AND THE CANDLE-STICK MAKER6
THE HOME ACRE7
COMPARATIVE COST IN RENTING7
THE LOCATION SENSE7
SIZE OF LOT8
POSITION8
OUTLOOK AND INLOOK8
TREES9
INCOME AND EXPENDITURE9
STYLE10
SIZE10
PLANS FOR BUILDING11
NECESSARY ROOMS11
THE SICK ROOM11
ROOM TO ENTERTAIN12
THE “LIVING ROOM”12
THE DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN12
THE SLEEPING ROOMS13
THINKING IT OUT13
CHAPTER II14
THE NECESSITY OF GOOD FLOORS14
MATERIAL AND COST OF LAYING14
ORNAMENTAL FLOORING15
WAXED, VARNISHED, AND OILED FLOORS16
CARPETS16
LINOLEUM AND MATS16
THE STAIRWAY17
RUGS17
ORIENTAL RUGS19
KITCHEN AND UPPER FLOORS19
MATTING AND CORDOMAN CLOTH19
CHILDREN’S ROOM AND “DEN”19
USES OF THE DECORATOR20
WOOD IN DECORATION20
PANELS AND PLASTER21
THE BEAMED CEILING21
PAINT, PAPER, AND CALCIMINE21
SHADES AND CURTAINS22
LEADED PANES AND CASEMENTS22
STORM WINDOWS23
CHAPTER III23
NECESSITY OF SUNLIGHT23
KEROSENE24
GAS AND MATCHES24
ELECTRIC LIGHT25
PLEASING ARRANGEMENT26
ADAPTABILITY26
PROTECTION26
REGULATED LIGHT27
THE TWO SURE WAYS OF HEATING28
THE HOT-AIR FURNACE28
DIRECTION OF HEAT28
REGISTERS29
HOT WATER AND STEAM HEAT29
INDIRECT HEATING30
SUMMARY30
CHAPTER IV31
THE QUEST OF THE BEAUTIFUL31
ANCIENT DESIGNS32
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS32
MISSION FURNITURE32
COMFORT, AESTHETIC AND PHYSICAL33
OLDER MODELS IN FURNITURE33
MAHOGANY AND OAK33
SUBSTANTIALITY34
SUPERFLUITY34
HALL FURNITURE35
THE FAMILY CHAIRS36
THE TABLE36
THE DAVENPORT36
BOOKCASES37
SUNDRIES37
WILLOW FURNITURE37
THE DINING TABLE38
DISCRIMINATION IN CHOICE38
CHAPTER V39
LINEN, PAST AND PRESENT39
BLEACHED AND “HALF-BLEACHED”39
DAMASK40
QUALITY40
DESIGN41
PRICE AND SIZE41
NECESSARY SUPPLY42
PLAIN, HEMSTITCHED, OR DRAWN43
DOILIES AND TABLE DRESSING43
CENTERPIECES44
MONOGRAMS44
CARE OF TABLE LINEN44
HOW TO LAUNDER45
TABLE PADS45
READY-MADE BED LINEN45
PRICE AND QUALITY46
REAL LINEN47
SUGGESTIONS ABOUT TOWELS47
CHAPTER VI47
THE PLAN48
LOCATION AND FINISH48
THE FLOOR49
THE WINDOWS49
THE SINK50
THE PANTRY50
INSECTS AND THEIR EXTERMINATION51
THE REFRIGERATOR AND ITS CARE51
FURNISHING THE KITCHEN52
THE STOVE52
THE TABLE AND ITS CARE53
THE CHAIRS54
THE KITCHEN CABINET54
KITCHEN UTENSILS55
CHAPTER VII58
LAUNDRY REQUISITES59
THE STOVE AND FURNISHINGS59
IRONS AND HOLDERS60
PREPARING THE “WASH”60
REMOVING STAINS61
SOAKING AND WASHING62
WASHING POWDERS AND SOAP62
WASHING WOOLENS63
WASHING THE WHITE CLOTHES63
STARCH63
COLORED CLOTHES64
STOCKINGS64
DAINTY LAUNDERING64
HOW TO WASH SILK65
WASHING BLANKETS65
WASHING CURTAINS65
TIDYING UP AND SPRINKLING66
CARE OF IRONS66
HOW TO IRON66
CHAPTER VIII68
DINING-ROOM CHEER68
STOCKING THE CHINA CUPBOARD68
THE GROUNDWORK68
COURSE SETS69
ODD PIECES70
SILVER AND PLATE71
GLASS72
ARRANGEMENT72
DUTIES OF THE WAITRESS73
THE BREAKFAST TABLE73
LUNCHEON74
DINNER74
THE FORMAL DINNER74
THE FORMAL LUNCHEON75
WASHING GLASS75
WASHING AND CLEANING SILVER76
HOW TO WASH CHINA76
CARE OF KNIVES76
CHAPTER IX77
LIGHT AND AIR77
CARPETS VERSUS RUGS78
MATTINGS79
WALL COVERING79
BEDROOM WOODWORK80
BEDROOM DRAPERIES80
BEDROOM FURNISHING81
CAREFUL SELECTION82
TOILET AND DRESSING TABLES82
FURTHER COMFORTS82
THE BEDSTEAD83
SPRING, MATTRESS, AND PILLOWS84
BED DECORATION85
SIMPLICITY85
CARE OF BEDROOM AND BED86
VERMIN AND THEIR EXTERMINATION86
CHAPTER X87
PLUMBING88
BATHROOM LOCATION AND FURNISHING88
THE TUB89
THE LAVATORY90
THE CLOSET90
HOT WATER AND HOW TO GET IT91
BATHROOM FITTINGS92
CHAPTER XI93
THE CELLAR FLOOR93
VENTILATION94
THE PARTITIONED CELLAR94
ORDER IN THE CELLAR95
SHELVES AND CLOSETS95
THE ATTIC96
ORDER AND CARE OF ATTIC97
CLOSETS97
THE LINEN CLOSET98
CLOTHES CLOSETS98
THE CHINA CLOSET99
CLOSET TIGHTNESS99
CLOSET FURNISHING100
CARE OF CLOSETS AND CONTENTS100
CHAPTER XII101
THE CHARM OF DRAPERY102
CURTAINS102
PORTIERES104
BRIC-A-BRAC105
THE GROWTH OF GOOD TASTE105
USEFULNESS WITH BEAUTY105
CONSIDERATIONS IN BUYING106
BOOKS107
THEIR SELECTION107
SETS107
BINDING108
PAPER108
PICTURES109
ART SENSE109
THE INFLUENCE OF PICTURES109
OIL PAINTINGS110
ENGRAVINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS110
SUITABILITY OF SUBJECTS110
HANGING OF PICTURES111
CHAPTER XIII111
MONDAY112
TUESDAY113
WEDNESDAY114
THURSDAY114
FRIDAY116
SATURDAY118
HOUSE CLEANING118
PREPARATION118
CLEANING DRAPERIES, RUGS, CARPETS119
CLEANING MATTINGS AND WOODWORK119
CLEANING BEDS120
CHAPTER XIV120
THE GENERAL HOUSEMAID120
HOW TO SELECT A MAID122
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS123
AGREEMENTS123
THE MAID’S LEISURE TIME124
DRESS AND PERSONAL NEATNESS124
CARELESSNESS125
THE MAID’S ROOM125
HOW TO TRAIN A MAID126
THE DAILY ROUTINE127
DUTIES OF COOK AND NURSE128
SERVANT’S COMPANY129
THE END129
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