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6B The Mountain Messenger, Tuesday, March 20, 1990 RT. 4 BOX 275, LEWISBURG Service On All Brands Residential & Commercial SPECIALITY IN HEAT PUMPS "Service Is Our Speciality" 645-6717 'Fwo identical houses, side by side, can look very different, depending on the color of their siding. A white house will seem larger, while a house skded in a barn red color will look smaller. Colors also affect depth perception. A house with a pale blue siding will appear to be set back farther from the street i, " It's Famous For A Reason: QUAUTYI Dutdde Bm uty ml Trlml l AT OILS, VA$IN/SHE$, Fumv/rup . Erc. 422 Edgar Avenue Ronceverte, W.Va. 647-5353 We will have an Andersen representative on hand any questions. A Video presentation will be given. DATE: MARCH 23rd & 24th TIME: FRIDAY 8 AM - 4:30, cati0n'. S, J, Ne th wk Lumber, Rt. 219 N., 1-64 Interchange Lewisburg, 24901 645-1351 Attemion, Formica tabletops and N~t these pieces of American along with decorative art frornt c,~uld really years. Beth Treadway, director University Gallery and and design, believes thac torian pieces, American t pieces from the 1950s will appeal. your than a house with a "warm" yellow sid- Contrasting trim color,', for example, ing. can intensify the good looks of a house. Colors have a profound effect on how Or, when windows and doors are oddly we see things Light colors enlarge the positioned, using trim and siding in the appearance of a house, while dark colors same color helps mask the flaws. One way tag sale shoppers reduce a house's size visually. Warm col- Thirty years ago, white siding domi- informed consumers is by ors--reds, oranges and yellows--seem nated the residential scene. Some 90 per- specific area of interest to advance toward you, while cool col- cent of all re-siding jobs were white, into a field of expertise. ors--blues, violets and blue-grays-- Today, according to CertainTeed Corpo Treadway, if the area of seem to move away from you. ration, the nation's leading manutacturer of sync with what's Homeowners considering re-siding of solid vinyl building products, earth able, a buyer is likely to their homes should consider the many tones are "in," and deep colors are gain- self a good value. color options available in modern vinyl ing ground. The initial purchase of a siding. Remodeling contractors who spe- Vinyl siding's colors are the most du- flea market item may be cialize in installing siding can offer the rable, too. The color is molded clear item often requires homeowner advice on colors and color through the vinyl, and won't showfort and money to get it in combinations that will make the home scratches, or chip or flake. Vinyl siding never needs repaintin~. t There was a time--not long ago-- come in. Both are helped by firms that when if a home had plaid, print, check offer coordinated wallcoverings and fab- and paisley fabrics all living side-by-side, rics. it was considered an eclectic nightmare. Greeff's Shelburne Museum Collec- Today. such homes are back in style, due tion has printed, woven and lace fabrics, to the current popularity of nostalgic in- plus wallcoverings and border--for a total teriors, environment. The American home has often been Being an authentic collection of early filled with texture and pattern. Our early American documents, the mix of home- heritage was one of patchwork quilts, spuns, quiltweaves and chintzes recreates homespun tablecloths, embroidered sam- the rustic appeal of a late 18th century piers and calico curtains, interior. The Victorian era heralded in layered fabrics of lace, linen, velvet, elaborate The colors are the original shades of florals and paisleys. And traditional inte- red, blue, gold and green, which added to riors featured rich damasks, tapestries the overall warmth of an Early American and needlepoint. All of these interior home. looks are being recalled, now that the To complete the "lived-in" look of a cgmfortable "homey" home has re- comfortable homeenvironment, incorpo- turned, rate extra touches of fabric and color to Knowing how to put it all together is rooms by adding throw pillows, seat where interior designers and homeown- cushions to a dining area or bay window ers with good color and pattern sense seat, and tablecloths. $(we cold ~) What are some basic rules to follow for keeping cool at minimum cost? Is central air conditioning more energy- efficient than using window units? Should I turn my thermostat up when I leave for work in the morning? What are the advantages of buying a system with a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER)? These are among 47 questions an- swered for consumers in the new free pamphlet, "How To Keep Your Cool and Save Cold Cash." Published by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute--the trade associ- ation representing manufacturers of cen- tral air conditioning and heat pump systems--the 24-panel pamphlet updates and combines questions and answers from the first two "Keep Cool" pare- "I am convinced I will when my children anything from the 1950s," way, pointing out that the Institution in Washin ~dded an authentic 1 manent collection. A good place to find from the 1950s and other flea markets and tag sales, Treadway. "There are some excellent tag sales if you know what'. ing," said Treadway. conditton. Treadway purchased a French-style chair at a After loading the chair driving it home, she paid $100 to have it reu "A contemporary without intricate wood, sells for over There are risks to beware markets and tag sales, warned The Pace art professor art buyers, for example, chance of purchasing a would in a reputable gallery. phlets in ARI's popular series of free consumer informaffon pamphlets. Topics discussed include: Typical say- roadside fields and ings from higher seasonal energy effi- aters, where people brough! ciency ratios; heat pump cooling and items together in one heating compared to other systems; how Flea markets developed, often to change air filters; augmenting from farmers markets, central systems with window units or brought their produce to a ceiling fans; humidification consider- cation for consumers to ations; replacing systems before they church rummage sales, in wear out; cleaning registers and ducts; sold their merchandise heat pump supplemental heat; finding profits to the church. out more about radon and indoor air quality; and how to get more free infor- "At flea markets, mation about indoor climate control, bring samples they wanted. For a free copy, send a stamped, self- and wholesalers and dis addressed business envelope to the Air- try to sell odd lots of Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute retailers even brought their (ARI), Dept. 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