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 and raising the level of living for the family.
Van Vlack, C. H. and Simpson, Ruby
"Modernizing a midwestern farmhouse,"
Bulletin P: Vol. 3
, Article 1.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/bulletinp/vol3/iss78/1