Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Roush, A. J.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 55: a convenient farm home PDF (909.1 KB)
A Convenient Farm Home The city builder does not go to the farm for suggestions when building his house. WYhy should the farmer, then; take the city planned house and expect it to meet the requirements of country conditions? A farm house first of all should fulfill the peculiar needs of its users, whose mode of living is so widely different from that of people who live in the city. When building a new home for the farm the first questions that come up are naturally, "How large shall it be?" and "How much shall it cost?" But these are influenced by such considerations as the suitability of the building materials, the location of the residence, its appearance, yet not one of these is of so great importance as the convenience of its interior arrangement; for after all, it is the livability of a house that affords the final test of its value. 8OME EQUIBMTS FOR CONVENIENCE Among the things that should be considered when building a farm home the following are some of the chief: Arrangement of all the rooms so that one can easily be reached from any other. The kitchen planned to lighten labor; so situated as to afford plenty of light and ventilation; and with easy passage from it to other parts of the house. A well equipped laundry, preferably on the first floor. A way -for the men to reach the dining room when coming in for meals, without going through the kitchen. A toilet on the first floor, and a place for the men to wash. A bedroom on the first floor. Bed rooms and bath on the second floor each of which can be reached from the hall. Means provided for the hired man to go upstairs to his room without passing through the living rooms.
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