September marks return of magazineNo other shelter...

On the Home Front

June 09, 1996

September marks return of magazine

No other shelter magazine offered quite the glossy, voyeuristic pleasures of House & Garden. When it folded in 1993, devoted readers found there was nothing to take its place. But they can take heart -- with the September issue, the magazine will be back on the newsstands. It's being published by Conde Naste, with a whole new editorial staff.

How-to clinics

Do-it-yourselfers, take note. Hechinger is offering free, hands-on clinics in June. Here's the schedule: June 13, 7 p.m., "Using Pool Chemicals"; June 15, 10 a.m., "Designing and Building a Water Garden"; June 20, 7 p.m., "How to Install a Water Heater"; June 22, 10 a.m., "Designing and Installing an Automatic Sprinkler System"; June 27, 7 p.m., "How to Install a Ceiling Fan"; June 29, 10 a.m., "Putting up a New Wooden Fence."

For specifics, call the Hechinger near you.

Carpet care

The Carpet & Rug Institute is full of helpful information about taking care of your carpets. Two of its publications, "Carpet & Rug Spot Removal Guide" and "Carpet and Rug Care Guide" are available for $1 each by calling (800) 882-8846. I love this tip: You can remove furniture indentations by working the carpet pile fibers back into place with the edge of a coin. You can also apply steam with an iron -- but hold it at least two inches above the carpet. Don't touch the fibers with the iron.

Kids stuff

Young America rules. In response to the growing demand for furniture made for kids, Royal Furniture is debuting its Children's Collections on June 15. Royal's downtown store will devote 3,600 square feet to youth furniture; the Lutherville showroom, 500. The merchandise will be from Stanley, Lexington and BLOX Kids. Keep an eye out particularly for the Betsy Cameron's Children collection of bedroom furniture from Lexington. It was one of the highlights of a somewhat underwhelming High Point furnishings market this spring.

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