A MODEL KITCHEN.
It is possible, now-a-days, says an authority, by spending money lavishly, so to build a kitchen that the most ingenious of servants cannot keep it otherwise than clean. One need not waste upon her unappreciative soul the costly tiles with which one lines the bath room, but may substitute for them the glazed bricks which are as highly polished, and which will make the floor, the chimney, the walls, if desired, and even the ceiling, as easy to clean as a breakfast plate. Once built, no whitewasher and no painter would be needed for such a room, no smoke need cling to its walls for an instant, and no odor of cooking would be perceptible in it, even if it were used for generations. And the temperature of such a room need not reach the great height unavoidable with plastered walls, which permit the warmth of the chimney to be perceptible through their surface, and thus both the good health and the good temper of the cook would be maintained. As for coloring, such a kitchen may be precisely what one pleases, for the bricks are made in all hues and they may be laid in patterns or in wide surfaces of one tint from floor to ceiling. Lastly, as such a room would be fireproof, a sliding or swinging iron door would so isolate it that no kerosene-quickened fire, and no careless upsetting of lard could bring destruction to the room itself, of which a little water would not clear it.