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    From the history of Acura Integra

    In the early 1990s Acura Integra has determined the luxurious class of sports coupe. With its updated four-cylinder engine and well-appointed passenger compartment, Integra was the car, reflecting its owner’s social status.

    Acura Integra is the same Honda Integra, but sold in the USA. The basic complete equipment of the LS model of the 1998 year of manufacture included: the adjustable steering tube, the electric drive of window regulators and the installation of side rear view mirrors, air-conditioner, and audio system with CD player, etc. The other characteristics: engine volume- 1.8 L, automatic gearbox, front-wheel drive, air-conditioner, steering booster, central lock, cruise control and two airbags.

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    acura integra type r

    In 2000 Integra offered two models of the new sports cars: Sports Sedan (with sedan body) and Sports Coupe (with coupe body). Both models were intended for the active drivers and knowledgeable customers of the speed cars. The sports cars GS and GS-R have special driver’s and passenger’s seat, leather upholstery and other equipment.

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    acura integra type r

    The high-speed coupe Integra Type-R, presented at the end of 1997, is equipped with the forced version of the same engine (197 horsepower). Despite such high output parameters, it is indicated that the engines of Integra “don’t require any adjustments within the first 160 000 km of running”. The new model is equipped with more powerful brakes and stiffer suspender, although Integra as it is has the pronounced sportive character due to the independent wheel suspension with the antiroll bars. The standard complete equipment includes automatic air-conditioner, adjustable steering column, stereo system, the electric drive of window regulators, “cruise control”, etc.
    The new sports coupe 2002 RSX replaced Integra in the model lineup Acura, as it excels its predecessor in all respects.

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    acura integra type r specs

    The two-door hatchback RSX is equipped with 2-liter four-cylinder engine, double upper cam-shafts and the variable system of valve timing (for the achievement of 160 horsepower).

    RSX has three varieties of the gearboxes: manual five-speed gearbox, automatic five-speed gearbox with the mechanism SportShift, and the manual six-speed gearbox.

    The standard complete equipment of RSX includes: air-conditioner, window regulators, central locks, rear view mirrors with heating, keyless system and stereo system with CD player.

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    Game of light as the interesting ceiling idea

    Classic white ceiling can harmonize with the most interior styles. But if you need some changes, simplicity and laconicism must give place to the designer ideas. There is a lot of original ways to decorate your ceiling.

    There are several main techniques of ceiling decoration. Designers give special preference to the game of light.

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    tray ceiling ideas photos

    Light is probably one of the most interesting sources of “originality”. With the help of the LED strip modern designers create unusually beautiful ceiling highlights. The highlight can be located along the perimeter of accommodation and hidden either behind the ceiling cornice, or in gypsum cardboard box of the two-level ceiling. In a similar way, using LED strips, you can emphasize the beautiful curtains in your room, and make until now ordinary obscure corners bright and luminous. The light aura of the floating ceiling also makes a great impression. You’ll not do without highlight, if you want to arrange the ceiling with the fragments of photo printing and stained glass. And, eventually, if you fasten the LED strip in zigzag under the semitransparent cloth, then install a special controller, regulating lighting intervals, its shade and intensity; you’ll achieve the effect of the water flowing along the ceiling.

    There are much more interesting ceiling ideas, which can be fulfilled by means of safe, efficient, colorful and non-heating LED strip.

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    The innovations of Paragon Acura

    A deserved leader among the lux-class off-road vehicles Paragon Acura remains the reference point in respect of style, operating characteristics and safety. In our time, the second generation of Acura, allows the great number of available technological options, aimed at making the driving safer, more pleasant and productive.

    This model deserves to be called attractive due to such elements of design as the inscription “Acura” on the front grill, the daring modeling of the front grill, the back panel with integrated polished finishers of the exhaust pipe (made of stainless steel), smooth tail lights with the bright light-emitting diodes, and the bold 18-inch 5-spoke aluminum disks. The available improved option package increases the degree of controllability, keeping the driving comfortable, quiet and qualitative, which is peculiar only to the luxurious vehicles.

    Paragon Acura is equipped with the ventilated leather seats, and the massive wheel in the sport style. Besides, the car disposes of such technological devices as the satellite communication system AcuraLink, the navigation system with voice recognition, the system watching the state of road conditions in real time, with the function of plotting an alternative traffic route, and the system informing about the weather conditions in real time, with the map of radar images. The other available options include the 8-inch navigation screen VGA, the rear view camera with the possibility of choice of three unique viewpoints, the entertaining system for the rear passengers with the double flowered VGA screen and audio system with the 15 GB hard disk (HDD) and the ability of USB connection.

    The transmission

    In 2011 the car was equipped with the 3.7-liter engine VTEC V-6, providing the power of V-8 level, keeping the size and efficiency of the fuel use of six-cylinder engine. The engine develops 300 horsepower, 270 nanometer of engine torque to provide an immediate reply of the throttle, producing the low and medium range of torque and the excellent power with the high rotating speed.
    The engine V-6 is connected with the sequential six-speed gearbox SportShift. The system SportShift allows two modes of automatic change, and the possibility of manual control with the help of steering-wheel switch. The famous system Acura SH-AWD promotes the maximum use of available power.

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    Tiny House Japanese Style

    Since ancient times, the Japanese style has been characterized by its simplicity, minimalism, incredible harmony and refinement. These elegant wooden buildings have an open plan, spacious rooms and light doors-partitions made of thick paper or bamboo. The main condition for the Japanese has always been the approach to nature, the ability to observe natural processes and magical landscapes, which helps them to find peace and harmony in themselves.

    Tiny House Japanese Style

    First of all, it should be remembered that the Japanese style is open light space and minimalism. The mess in rooms dissipates attention of people and distracts them from concentration on important thoughts.

    As it has been mentioned earlier, the most important things are light, sliding doors-partitions made in the appropriate color spectrum. Such doors can lead to the terrace and a beautiful view of nature or different areas indoors, serving as partitions.

    The floor is best lined with a mat or coating that mimics straw mats. Accents in the interior can be made by bright pillows, carpet or paintings.

    The Japanese style can be created with the right furniture – it should be light and wooden. You can also use small tables or Japanese curtains.
    It is important to remember that the Japanese style is aimed at emphasizing the beauty and sophistication of the decor elements. It uses natural materials for finishing with dairy, white and beige shades and a contrast of black or dark brown.

    The Japanese style is not only restraint and simplicity of forms, but also an indissoluble connection with the surrounding nature.

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    Creative ceiling ideas of the modern designers

    It seems that the ceiling doesn’t take much notice. But it’s far from true! Your interior can’t be worked up without the installation of beautiful and neat ceiling. At various times it was decorated with the traditional wooden covering in the tower-rooms, or painted in the palace halls. Modern designers also give much attention to the ceiling decoration. Usual whitewashing is passing, giving place to a wide variety of the building materials, used for the different ways of ceiling decoration.

    Suspended ceiling has quickly gained the popularity among those, who wish to have modern and fashionable ceiling. Now it is the most popular way of the ceiling decoration. One can install suspended ceiling in any kind of accommodation with any ceiling height. Its advantages include: unique beauty and ergonomics, sound insulation, decrease of acoustic load, combination with illuminating equipment, and the possibility of hiding all the necessary communications to the additional space, formed due to the suspended ceiling.

    An example of the interior creative work is the art painting of the ceiling. Its basic can be chalk or gypsum cardboard. One of the main conditions of the application of art painting is the harmony with the architecture style. Painter ceiling will blend perfectly with white-pink or white-blue scale of rococo, with fanciful drawings of Cupid sitting on the light airy cloudlet.

    The innovative approach to the building technologies gave us the opportunity of decorating accommodation with the tension ceiling. It’s popularity grows exponentially, caused by its additional comforts. The mounting of such ceiling doesn’t take much time, and the effect, produced by the chosen picture or art masterpiece on your ceiling, will last long. Tension ceilings have a moderate price and can be located in any room: from the bedroom and the hall to the bathroom and the vestibule.

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    Mode of installation of the plank ceiling

    In the recent time the most popular kinds of ceiling decorating were whitewashing with lime, painting with water-based paint, pasting with wallpaper or photo-wallpaper. Such decorations are used in the apartments, while in country-houses and private houses it is common to install the plank ceiling. It gives the house feeling of warmth and comfort. Natural materials are generally used as the plank covering.

    The advantages of the wood sheathing

    Wood sheathing has a lot of important advantages over other materials:

    1. High tenacity;
    2. Higher heat- and sound-insulation;
    3. Pleasing view of natural wood;
    4. Natural wood creates the feeling of luxury. It can emphasize the good taste of house owner;
    5. The installation can be fulfilled with your own hands. All you need is a minimum wood work skill, patience and time.

    Surely, wooden building materials look great, but they require a lot of attention.
    The planks, made of coniferous wood species are notable for their eco-friendliness, which inheres only in natural materials. Due to the using of planks, there is no need for further decoration of the ceiling, since the wood sheathing itself is the decorative element of the interior.

    The facing of ceiling with planks is not a very complicated process. Regardless of the material you’ll choose, you’ll have to put only one layer of it. Every other kinds of the ceiling decoration require applying two or more layers.

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    The benefits of Acura RDX 2015

    The premium crossover from Japan Acura RDX of the second generation is equipped with be officially sold from the second quarter of 2015. Outwardly, Acura RDX 2015 resembles its elder brother Acura MDX in head optics, chrome false radiator grill with the logo, the massive bumper, completed with the new fog lights. The large rear-view mirrors together with the legged turn repeater, give the crossover more sportiness and solidity.

    In profile, the look of the new car demonstrates the long hood, the large wheel arches with stamps, the door openings comfortable for the boarding, the flat roof and the massive stern.

    From all the directions, the crossover Acura RDX looks sportive, solid and attractive. The body of the new car has the following overall dimensions: the length- 4460, the width- 1872, the height- 1678, the wheelbase- 2685 mm, the road clearance- 205 mm.

    The front wheel gauge counts 1604 mm, the rear wheel gauge- 1610 mm, with the standard rubber 235/60 R18 with light-alloy discs (size 18). Optionally, you can order the disks in a radius 19 with the coverings 245/45 R19.

    The color score of premium crossover includes: white- White Diamond Pearl, dark silver- Silver Moon, light silver- Forged Silver Metallic, grey- Graphite Luster Metallic, dark red- Basque Red Pearl, dark brown- Kona Coffee Metallic and black- Crystal Black Pearl.

    The passenger compartment of the new crossover matches the premium class level. It concerns not only the interior finishing materials in the form of pergament color real leather or ebony, soft textured plastic, elements of wood or aluminum, but also the ergonomic location of operating controls, secondary systems and rich equipment.

    The crossover is equipped with the leather passenger compartment, keyless access, “engine firing” button and the sensors of light and rain, 8 airbags, electric drive of luggage section door, electric mirrors with heating and the option of folding, the heating of driver’s seat, the regulation with the help of electric motors, heating, hatch, multimedia complex (completed with the navigation), the rear view cameras, the audio systems, climate control and adaptive cruise controle.

    The car weighing 1750 kg, pick up the speed of 100 km/h in only 7 seconds, while its top speed amounts 210 km/h.

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    Kerala style house plans below 1500 sq feet

    How much freedom does Kerala Style House Plans Below 1500 Sq Feet give? Is it enough for comfortable living?

    Spacious two- or three-room apartment is of such a size. However, well thought out and properly implemented design of the house gives more free space. For example, in contrast to the apartment, you can finish the second floor, build an attic and use a loft as an additional room.

    Moreover, the project of the house implies the construction of separate building. This means that there will be no “noisy people next door”, i.e. you won’t have to pay special attention to soundproofing.

    Other interesting features of the house projects below 1500 Sq Feet:

    • This is a comfortable size for the compact plots; it is possible to free the area of 150 m2, even if you have little building space. At that, as we have said, there can be 2 times more usable space due to the second floor.
    • This is an economy version, and the costs of material for the project of the small house are relatively small – arrangement of divisions and overlaps requires less money, and the finishing is cheaper. At that, you can make at least two cozy bedrooms, living room, comfortable kitchen and normal corridor.
    • The foundation of such building may not be heavy. It’s true about both one-story and two-story houses. Plus, you can also minimize the area of the roof, which will decrease the pressure on the support structures.
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    Kerala Style House Plans In 5 Cents

    Villa is a lifestyle, not just a place where people relax. The time flows differently and the mood is always elated when you are there.
    A small villa has its advantages – every thing is in its place, the order is easy to direct, and the interior design can be supplemented with unusual details.

    Design challenges

    The arrangement of a small villa and the creation of a stylish interior design are accompanied by a lot of worries that are unfamiliar to those who work on projects of large apartments. The work of a designer has its own charm, as it is necessary to be responsible for every inch of the area. The most important thing in the development of design is not to forget about the interests of the owners, somewhere saving or occupying more space than it is necessary according to the statistics. The most important thing for any happy owner is a state of harmony with themselves. So, do not violate it in the interior.

    The first step in creating Kerala Style House Plans In 5 Cents design is its division into functional areas. It is important to note that the choice of their placement is based not only on the wishes of the owner, but also on technical standards. For example, it is necessary to pay attention to:

    • sufficient ventilation;
    • required illumination;
    • sound insulation of the recreation area.

    Developing the design of the villa, it is primarily necessary to consider the features of furniture and household appliances to ensure maximum ergonomics of each element.

    The next step is to choose the color scheme. It has been repeatedly proved by scientists that the palette of walls has an impact on the psychological state of a person. The interior of small rooms is designed in such a way that all the space is not painted in one color. For example, the excess of an invigorating yellow color can cause aggression. Dark and light shades should be well balanced, because the design should make the villa comfortable for having rest and living there.

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    The variety of Acura models

    Acura became the first Japanese premium brand, able to compete with the European manufacturers at the USA car market. The main advantages of the new cars were the innovative engineer developments, the high level of quality and technical equipment and the maximal satisfaction of customers’ requirements.

    The logo of the new brand represents the modified letter “A” in the form of caliper (it’s an instrument for accurate measurements of the details used by engineers). The purpose of this logo is to emphasize the technical and design perfection of Acura cars.
    The history of Acura starts in February 1984, when Honda confirmed its intention to come to the new market segment and create a new brand.

    On the 27 of March 1984 60 dealership of Acura started to work; the first models they offered were three- and five-door sport car Integra and a luxurious sedan Legend.

    The model “Legend coupe” was represented in spring 1987. At once, it received a reward of authoritative edition “Motor Trend” as “The best foreign car of the year”. In June 1987, the quantity of sold cars has exceeded 100 000.

    In 1989, Chicago auto show presented the first Japanese super car- the mid-engine Acura NS-X (New Sportscar-eXperimental), which went on sale in August 1990. It was the first-ever stock car with the aluminum chassis and body, the gas distribution system and the titanium con-rods.

    In November 1991, NSX received two prized from the magazine Automobile: “The best car of the year” and “The best design of the year”.
    In 1995 the first Acura crossover SLX was presented in the USA.

    In January 200, Acura presented its first mid-sized crossover MDX. It was designed and built in USA. The standard complete equipment of the car concluded the third row of seats, the separated climate control and all-wheel drive.

    In January 2015, Acura presented the concept of compact crossover RDX, which combined the efficiency of compact sedan and the functionality and practicality of crossover.

    In 2012, the North American international auto show presented the pre-image of new generation Acura NSX. The compact sports car was equipped with the petrol engine V6 and three electric motors, the gearbox with two clutches and the trade all-wheel drive system SH-AWD.
    In 2014 Acura presented the new business sedan TLX, which replaced two models at a time- TL and TSX. In the same year, the company started to sale the first Acura hybrid stock car in the USA- RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD.

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    Ideas for the decoration of the kitchen ceiling

    The repair of the ceiling cover in your apartment begins with the choice of the kitchen ceiling. The interior and the comfort of your apartment depend on this choice. Every member of the family will feel comfortable at meal-times, if the kitchen ceiling promotes it. Moreover, when we cook, the kitchen always fills with steam, fume and ashes. Fumes go up and settle on the ceiling surface. You must constantly clear it up from accumulated dirt.

    kitchen ceiling tiles
    kitchen ceiling tiles

    There are 5 principal variants of the kitchen ceiling decoration:

    • plastered ceiling;
    • painting;
    • paperhanging;
    • the installation of suspended construction;
    • the mounting of the tension system.

    The main features of the perfect kitchen ceiling:

    1. cheapness;
    2. easy installation (it’s especially important, if you’re planning to do it yourself);
    3. moisture- and heating-resistance;
    4. long-term service;
    5. its’ material doesn’t have any negative influence on the human health;
    6. practicalness- it cleans and scours easily.

    Eventually, having taken into account all the requirements and options, you can choose the proper kitchen ceiling. But there is one more important nuance: ceiling surface often has some defects at first, which you’ll have to conceal for making your ceiling look beautiful.

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    The peculiarities of the coffered ceilings

    Coffered ceilings become more and more popular. The modern architecture uses coffer not as load-carrying construction, but as the element of interior design. You can often notice such elements in historical films, for example: carved wooden beams, some decorations of the castles.
    Coffered ceiling consists of cavities, beams and cells. In other words, “coffer” is a polygonal cavity. Such ceilings fall into the category of decorative ceilings. Coffers can have either square or circular shape. They are especially notable for their cross and longitudinal beams with ornament.

    There are some more popular ornaments in architecture: stucco sockets, cornice elements, borders, profile wall passages, ceiling painting.
    Coffered ceilings can visually increase the area of living-room, bedroom, study, billiard room and library. Such kind of a ceiling decoration is used in offices, if their owners want to emphasize reliable status of the company. Coffered ceiling fit the country-houses and the cottages. Due to the design of the coffered ceiling one can reduce a total weight of construction and improve acoustics.

    Coffers are often installed in the accommodations with the high ceilings. They give the impression of a space of considerable dimensions. Coffered ceiling can be found in more than 2 m high rooms. It will not produce its due effects in small accommodations.
    The architecture style must be taken into account as well. If you prefer something unusual and modern, choose the coffers of different size and style.