Modular Aluminum Kitchen.

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Pros of Aluminum
1) It doesn’t soak up moisture or water spills . it is water proof.

2) Easy maintenance. :- to keep aluminum kitchen cabinets shiny and sparkly they don’t really need any other kind of maintenance.

3) can prepare aluminum in a multitude of colours not only white and gray

4) Chemical, rust, pest/insect, fire resistant

5) Suitable for all climates:- Aluminum cabinets can with stand all climatic conditions without being affected

Cons of Aluminum

1) It is a soft metal:- aluminum isn’t very tough. Hard knocks could leave your aluminum set-up dented and scratched, and repairs can only do so much to restore it to its former glory.

2) Clanks like metal:- Metals tend to be noisy when they come into contact with one another, and aluminum is no exception.

3)Design limitations:-work with than harder metals like steel it can’t give you a more classic looks

 

Aluminum  vs stainless steel
pros

1) Less weight
2) Aluminum is typically cheaper than stainless steel.

cons

1) Aluminum is typically not as strong as steel
2) Aluminum may corrode rapidly when compare with stainless steel.
4) Stainless steel is less reactive with foods. Aluminum can react to foods which may affect color and flavor.

 

 

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L-Shaped Kitchens with a central island- more popular and adaptable kitchen layouts

One of today’s more popular and adaptable kitchen layouts, the L shape with a central island is great for today’s multipurpose kitchens.It is efficient for small and medium-sized kitchens.This layout requires only two adjacent walls.

It minimises the flow of foot traffic and no obstacles in work flow. L-shaped arrangement offers the most flexibility with its separated zones such as: one leg of L-shaped counter is devoted to clean up zone, the other one for stove, microwave and oven and  Rest surfaces can enable for extra preparation areas. These zones help to avoid collisions between household members.

It has disadvantages if have multiple cooks and the kitchen is large.

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Advantages

1) Great Working Triangle:- The efficient kitchens are designed while considering the working triangle because it improves flexibility to move between refrigerators, sink, and cook top. In L-shaped kitchens, the working spaces around two different walls are promoted by the working triangle.

2) Effective for smaller kitchens: Generally, the smaller kitchens are narrow and have less space because it has two counters on the opposite sides.it is a perfect idea to convert your kitchen into an L-shaped one. It will make your kitchen more spacious and improve the movements around the space.

3) Great to use this layout where dining area is combined with kitchen.

4) It makes the process of cooking and cleaning easier.

5) Kitchen Islands work well in “L- shaped” : This layout can be transformed or modified easily by adding a Kitchen Island as work space or turning it as quick meal by adding chairs.

6) it’s easy to renovate.

 

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Canvas Painting which one is better?

The candidates are

1) Acrylic paint:– is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

Acrylic

2) Oil painting:- is the process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil. The choice of oil imparts a range of properties to the oil paint, such as the amount of yellowing or drying time.

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3) Natural Colours: In Kerala, traditionally the mural painting colours are prepared from vegetables and mineral pigments. Red is derived from red literate, yellow is derived from yellow laterite, white from lime, and black from soot of oil-lamps. Leaves of Neelamari or Neelachedi plant are squeezed and the extract is used after drying up to be mixed with Eravikkara for obtaining the green pigment. Wooden utensils are used for mixing the colours and the binding media used is derived from tender coconut water and extracts from the neem tree.

Natural

Lasting

acrylic:- Acrylics haven’t been around long enough for us to really know how much it last. we believe it last as oil paint

Oil paint:- have survived for hundreds of years, so their long-lasting quality is well known. They do tend to discolor with age.

Natural Colours:- Temples, churches and palaces in Kerala display an abounding tradition of mural mostly dating back between the
9 th to 12 th centuries AD

Expenses

Acrylic:- It is a fast-drying paint which makes it cheaper than the other two.

Oil paintings:-oils take long to dry which make it light costlier than acrylic.

Natural Colours:– preparation of colour for mural painting is time consuming.For drying also it required time so it very costly when compared with the other two.

 

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Orchids in water culture

 

You can place your orchid in any container with enough room for roots to grow, but it is fun to use glass so you can observe the progress of the plant. The container doesn’t need to be very deep but high curved sides can help support the plant and keep it from flopping over. Many hydroponic orchid growers also use clay pebbles in the bottom to help support roots and rise the crown from the moisture to prevent rot. The medium might seem to be straightforward – water – but there are good and bad types. Some municipalities treat their water until it is laden with chemicals and can be quite toxic to plants. A better route is using rainwater, or distilled. It is important to use tepid water to avoid shocking the plant.

Some growers simply leave their orchid in the water all the time with weekly or biweekly water changes. Others swear by soaking the orchid for 2 days and then allowing it to dry for 5 days.

one could set up most orchids to grow in water as long as there was oxygen exchanged. For instance, if the water was re-circulated or had a splash fountain or a bubbler we believe we could grow totally in water– as long as we keep the plant above the water and the roots in the water.

sources

http://hoalacanh.com/blog/2016/03/16/water-culture/
http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchidtalk/general-orchid-culture/5493-orchid-water-culture.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/growing-orchids-in-water.htm

 

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Lawn -Basic feature of any garden.

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A lawn is an area where grass is grown as a green carpet for a landscape and is the basic feature of any garden.

When choosing the best lawn variety, first select grasses that will thrive in your local environment and specific site conditions (sun, shade, etc.) From these choices, pick one that will best suit the needs of your whole family, including children, adults and pets.

The most important factor to consider in selecting a lawn grass is its ability to survive the intended use of the yard. The first consideration is sunlight. Also have to consider whether you want to plant grass seed or have sod (surface of the earth, with the grass and roots that are growing in it.)installed for an instant lawn.

Plants grown in shade conditions are

1) St. Augustine grass or Buffalo grass.
2) Mexican Lawn Grass.
3) Blue grass.
4) Paspalum grass

Plants grown in open sunny situation are

1) Hariyali or Arugu or Doob or Durva
2) Bermuda grass (or) Hyderabad grass
3) Kikuyu grass

 

Buffalo Grass:- Requires frequent watering.An attractive feature of Buffalo grass is the fact that it’s rather durable, and easy to grow and maintain.Buffalo grass does well in both summer and winter, and is adept at handling the extremes brought by all times of year. It also has self-repairing qualities, making it ideal for high-traffic situations such as a family yard.
Mexican Lawn Grass  :-Is a shade loving grass variety. It can be planted only in lawns which have mature trees stopping the sunlight to reach the grass.
Hariyali or Arugu or Doob or Durva:– is a sturdy grass. It prefers a very sunny location and is drought resistant.

Bermuda grass:-needs mowing. It looks more dense due to shorter inter nodes. This makes it look very dense and carpet like. This also a warm season grass and is low maintenance. They can be grown from their seeds but are prone to insects.
Bluegrass:- Suitable for acid soils and suitable for higher elevations. Also thrives in cool temperature. It needs less maintenance and suitable for sports activities. They are dense and deep bluish or bright blue green in colour.
Paspalum grass:- has broad leaves, appropriate for semi shady locations. It needs less maintenance but looks coarse.
Kikuyu grass:-Requires minimal lawn care to remain healthy, and grows and repairs quickly. In fact, Kikuyu has always been the number one choice for any lawn areas which are expected to be under heavy wear and tear conditions throughout its life, as this grass repairs itself quicker than almost any other grass.

 

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Aglaonema- An Indoor plant

Aglaonema is a genus of flowering plants also known as Chinese evergreens.It grown as luck-bringing ornamental plants in Asia for centuries. They live in low-light conditions and are popular houseplants.

Aglaonema plants are poisonous due to calcium oxalate crystals. If ingested they cause irritation of the mucous membranes, and the juice can cause skin irritation and painful rash.

These evergreens clean the air of any premise. These plants not only produce oxygen, but do a filtration of pollutants and toxins So, place several pots of these plants around and the air will be purified.

http://tipsplants.com/community/planting/aglaonema-air-purifier#ixzz58UuMA786

http://www.siamadenium.com/other-plants/aglaonema.html

http://tipsplants.com/plants/house-plants/aglaonema

 

 

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Terrarium plants

Air plants

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These plants are called Air Plants. Their true name are Tillandsia. The reason why they are nicknamed “Air Plants” is because they get the majority of their nutrients from the air.

Mosses

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Moss and terrariums go together perfectly. Requiring little soil, low light, and dampness rather than lots of water, moss is an ideal ingredient in terrarium making.

Ferns

 

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Ferns are extremely forgiving and have an incredibly strong survival instinct. Ferns will grow where other plants fail to thrive and most do well in rich, well-drained soil with an abundance of organic matter.

 

Lichens

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lichens are a composite of a fungus and an organism capable of producing food by photosynthesis. lichens are diverse, colourful, and absolutely beautiful!

Orchids

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It is a joy to watch orchids thrive and bloom.many orchids can be delicate and temperamental. They produce their blossoms in only the most precise atmosphere. Depending on where you live and the resources you have available, this atmosphere can be difficult to create. One way to make it easier to control the environment is to grow orchids behind glass. Terrariums allow you to maintain consistency in the growing environment.

 

Succulent

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succulents, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems. Some definitions also include roots. Succulents have the ability to thrive on limited water sources, such as mist and dew, which makes them equipped to survive in an ecosystem which contains scarce water sources.

Cacti

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Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found in the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth

 

 

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