INTEREST

Did you know Thomas Edison’s home in Fort Myers, Florida, had its kitchen in a separate building because he couldn’t stand the smell of cooking food?  Most modern homes have two dining areas, two living areas, two-car garages, but have not yet fully accepted two cooking areas. A kitchen-removed, or ‘spice kitchen’, for generations has been a standard in Asian culture.  Their thinking on this feature is simple:  To prevent cooking odours from permeating their home.

PROBLEM  

Pungent food-produced steam from garlic, chilis, and cooking oils, are a migratory and perennial problem in modern homes, becoming embedded in fabric and all manner of porous material – notwithstanding one’s highly sensitive odour molecules (sense of smell).  Porous surfaces of kitchen cabinets, too, require occasional washing with soapy water to be rid of nauseating odours.

Hood fans with Class 5 tornado sucking-power aren’t available.  Open windows play havoc with air conditioning and uniform temperatures.  Vinegar does the job and then you have to do a job on vinegar.  Air fresheners are temporary while introducing their own peculiar odour.  Gas masks are an over-the-top reaction!

Even Asian cultures, with doors to their sealed-off-from-the-rest-of-the-home “Spice Kitchen”, do not wholly prevent odours from sneaking through the cracks and gap under doors, into the rest of the house.

“I don’t need a spice kitchen,” wrote one contributor in a column, “I just call in the kitchen demo unit and have them clean up my mess!”

It remains: How to keep the nose-pinching odours in the Spice Kitchen?

SOLUTION

Lebo Interior Doors & Frames has a Simple! and Profound! two-fold solution to the problem of kitchen smell containment:

1)  Lowerable Floor Closure Seal



2)   A three side rabbetted door panel that closes against a gasket seal.



Ingenious!  Don’t you think?

BENEFITS

Lebo’s lowerable floor seal and three-side-rabbetted door panel ensure odours from all sources, light and sound, do not migrate out of areas in which they are meant to be contained and into areas in which they are not welcome.

This means control of your home’s environment, more comfort for its inhabitants. 

DO IT!

Don’t believe me!

Come and see!

Tell me what you think!

You’ll decide one of two things:  1)  I’m in need of truth serum or; 2)  You need the benefits of this innovative and life improving Interior Door!

If Thomas Edison was alive today, he would wish he had invented these features; and, he’d greet you at our showroom door!

Maybe …

 

Lebo Interior Doors & Frames

Simple!  Profound!

Showroom:  14480 Knox Way, Unit 130, Richmond, BC V6V 2Z5




by:   John J Friesen

 
 
Did you know:

  • Several hundred compounds affect taste, colour, and mouth-feel of wine.
  • The Beach Boys 1976 song – ‘Good Vibrations’, is not good for wine.  It wants to lay still.
  • You’re not a wine expert until you’ve read: Phytochemistry, Volume 64, Issue 7, December 2003, Pages 1179-1186
“I don’t care,” you say, “just pass me the bottle.”

Understood!

But, so what?

PROBLEM

Historically the storage of wine was handled by wine merchants.  Since the mid-20th century, however, consumers are increasingly storing their own wine in home-based wine cellars.

Problem:  Wine stored in too warm a room, say 18 C and more, is prone to ‘cook’, losing flavour and balance.  For example, a Beaujolais’ ideal storing temperature is about 12 C.   How to ensure the best temperature for your wine?

Problem:  If cork is not kept moist, air is prone to seep into the bottle, affecting the taste.  While not scientific, it is generally accepted the optimum relative humidity at which wine should be stored is 75%.  Russian wine writer, Alexis Lachine, went so far as to recommend spreading 1.5 cm of gravel on the cellar’s floor and periodically sprinkle it with water.  If your cousin Vinnie is in the lawn irrigation business …

Problem:  Strong sunlight and incandescent lighting are taboo, as they adversely react with wine’s phenolic compounds, creating a wine fault.  For that reason, wine is stored in light green and blue coloured bottles, acting as sunglasses, if you will.

The overarching problem is:  How to ensure your wine cellar’s doorway keeps temperature, humidity, and light at generally accepted optimum conditions, to prevent tainting of your prized wine collection?

SOLUTION

The solution is Simple!  Profound! 

Lebo’s rabbetted door panel closes against a gasket mounted to its frame on two vertical and top sides.  This virtually guarantees no light, air, and dust or humidity flows out of or into your wine cellar.

What about the ½”(1.25 cm) space under the door?

Lebo doors offer an optional lowerable floor closure seal!  Activated on the hinge side and bottom of the door leaf, the seal drops 5/8” (16 mm), against a … to give additional help to maintaining the desired temperature, humidity and light, an atmosphere to preserve a grand wine for its time.

BENEFITS

What this means to you is the bottle of wine that cost you your inheritance is secure in your wine cellar, secured by Lebo’s ingenuity.  (You didn’t expect me to say anything less, did you?)

DO IT!

Don’t believe me!

Come and see!

Tell me what you think!

You’ll decide one of two things:  1)  I’m in need of truth serum, or 2)  You need the benefits of this innovative and life improving Interior Door!

The truth is, Phytochemistry won’t matter, the Beach Boys will sound better than ever, and the several hundred compounds will be in full retreat as you cry …

“I don’t care, pass me the bottle!”

Lebo Frames & Doors

Simple!  Profound!




by:  John J Friesen