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Atop the pot


People spend a lot of time worrying about the way their houses look. For proof, look at the dozens of home decorating magazines in the bookstores. Unfortunately, people often neglect the creative potential of the bathroom. No longer. Available at Home Depot is the Bemis Manufacturing toilet seat kit. First, buy the package for $29.95, pick out one of 94 color choices, mail in the enclosed form and wait a few weeks for your customized toilet seat.

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