So, say goodbye to all the pots and the pans that invade your homes and senses. I so love it. From Electrolux, the Heart of the Home Kitchen Concept is a vision for the future and the future is not that far. The Heart of the Home is an intelligent, amorphous and interchangeable cooking surface that adapts to the needs of the user.
When you use this kitchen, all you have to do is place the ingredients on the surface and you will not have to worry about the pans or the recipes. The appliance will analyze the ingredients and present a list of suitable recipes. When you have decided on the recipe to be used, you will mark the extent of the cooking area with the help of your hand.
Once you have decided the area, you can even determine the depth of the surface by simply pressing your hand against the malleable material. When you have achieved the area and the depth of the surface, all that is left is setting the time and the temperature with the touch of your finger.
As usual, we cover the Electrolux design news every year, just as I did with the Electrolux washing machines, the Bio Robot and the Futuristic Kitchen.
We have some articles that I would like to recommend to the readers.
Foundation Repair And Maintenance
We have described here the type of foundations, what is a foundation inspection and what should be included in a good foundation inspection checklist. We can discover problems in the foundation to make us ask ourselves if it is safe to live in a house with foundation problems.
To repair a foundation, the service provider requires an underpinning system using piers: push piers vs helical piers where helical piers are preferable for residential real estate objects.
We have water in the crawlspace: I explain what to do when the crawlspace is flooded, if it is normal to have water in the crawlspace after a heavy rain, and the importance to perform a crawlspace waterproofing thereafter, normally by installing a vapor barrier. I describe how to improve the air quality in the crawlspace and to accomplish this, I am reluctant to use lime powder in this article, where I explain the pros and con, as I would be using lime powder only to avoid the dangers of raw sewage under house. However, you will need a certified specialist to deal with a risky sewage backup in the basement.
We discuss the sill plate replacement cost and how to avoid the outdoor sump pump freezing, because it happened to me once.
There are always new methods for repairing foundations. One of them that we investigate here is the Powerbrace foundation repair method.
Animals can be a problem when they live near the foundation: In the following articles we describe how to remove them and how to prevent them from digging and burrowing. The articles are about animals digging holes around the foundation or burrowing below concrete.
In regards to basements, I describe how to solve the hydrostatic pressure in the basement.
There are some interesting articles here, in this Framing category. I refer to sistering floor joists, as a methodology to reinforce existing floor joists with some emphasis on sistering 2x6 floor joists or sistering with 2x8 instead, and about the building code for sistering joists.
About water heaters, we have a complete guide about water heater types and I also explain in detail the difference between a mobile home water heater and the standard water heater of a normal house. I also describe in detail how to remove the heating element without an element wrench using just a socket.
After the lifecycle of the water heater is over, I reveal to you different options to proceed with its disposal.