How To Design A Perfect False Ceiling For Your Bedroom

False ceiling in the bedroom is used to provide a false suspended plane just below the ceiling to hide the services and for temperature control(insulation) and better bedroom design aesthetics. False ceiling design of bedrooms is one of the most important aspects of your bedroom interior design. False ceiling for…

Common Mistakes Made During Home Renovations

Home renovation can either add to the value of your home or diminish the value if done incorrectly. Depending on the scale of the project, you should prepare for some difficult challenges along the way. We recommend that you have a detailed plan with an end goal before you decide how extensively…

SMALL SPACE – BIGGER LOOKS

When you live in a small space, fitting in everything you need is difficult. So trying to fit everything in and making it look cute is an even bigger challenge. But that’s also what makes small space design so much fun. Whether you live in a studio apartment or want…

रूफ टॉप रेन वाटर हारवेस्टिंग… वर्षा का ज्यादातर पानी बहकर जाता है, बहुत ही कम पानी जमीन के अन्दर जाता है, जमीन में पानी अंदर जाने की गति, जमीन के ऊपर से बहने वाले पानी की गति से बहुत कम होती है. सदियों से भूस्तर में समाया हुआ जल हम…

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WATER SOFTENING

A water softener is a unit that is used to soften water by removing the minerals that cause the water to be hard. When water contains a high level of calcium and magnesium it is called hard water. Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium, and certain other metal cations in hard water. The resulting…

DIWALI DECORATION – EASY DESIGN IDEAS

Diwali is round the corner and being the most awaited festival in India, everybody is waiting for it to lighten up not only their homes but lives as well. While all the men are looking forward to the holiday, all the ladies are busy decorating their homes. Here are some…

TIPS FOR PROPER ELECTRICIFICATION CARE

Homes typically have several kinds of home wiring, including Electrical wiring for lighting and power distribution, permanently installed and portable appliances, telephone, heating or ventilation system control, and increasingly for home theatre and computer networks. [1] Safety regulations for wiring installation vary widely around the world, with national, regional, and…

ELECTRICITY FROM ROOF TOP SOLAR SYSTEM

Supply of electricity is quite unreliable in most parts of India. Due to increased scheduled and un-scheduled power cuts in most of the cities in India, interest in using electricity generated through alternate sources has also increased. However, high capital cost of setting up systems to tap energy through renewable…

HOW SMART IS YOUR HOME?

How smart is your home? What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, door bells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send…

TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUILDING IN MONSOON

TIPS TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUILDINGS IN MONSOON… A large number of Indian homeowners complain of damp walls with the onset of the monsoon.  During the rainy season, moisture seeps through the exteriors of the house and causes damp patches on the internal walls. This results in peeling paint,…

IMPORTANCE OF SOLAR ENERGY

IMPORTANCE OF SOLAR ENERGY Solar Energy a clean renewable resource with zero emission, has got tremendous potential of energy which can be harnessed using a variety of devices. With recent developments, solar energy systems are easily available for industrial and domestic use with the added advantage of minimum maintenance. Solar…

Energy saving when Air Conditioning Is A Must

  There are ways to keep cool without turning on your air conditioner, but when the summer temperatures start busting the 90 (or 100!) degree mark daily, or the humidity makes it feel like you’re swimming through a bowl of soup, sometimes air conditioning is a must. How does an air…

POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING AN AIR CONDITIONER

India’s economic growth and increasing purchasing power parity has empowered the average middle-class family to afford a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. Air conditioners that were once considered as a mark of luxury have now found a fair place in almost every middle-class household, not only in the metros but also…

MOST COMMON KITCHEN DESIGN MISTAKES & HOW TO TACKLE THEM

When it comes to kitchen planning, designers frequently face the same complaints from homeowners about what’s ‘wrong’ or frustrating within their existing kitchen. Most of these recurring problems – and their resulting complaints – stem from a kitchen not having been designed with the owners’ needs in mind (often the…

Benefits of Green Wall

Benefits of Green Walls in Urban Environments   Green Walls harness the power of nature and provide the following benefits: ·         Help absorb pollution and improves air quality. ·         Protects the exterior of buildings and reduces energy consumption. A green wall used on appropriate elevations can reduce energy costs by both providing an…

BUILDING PROTECTION FROM DAMPNESS

During the dry season, temperatures and humidity go up. During the wet season, people deal with torrential rains and destructive floods. These two conditions, dry and wet, put a considerable pressure on the building envelope of your house. The building envelope consists of the roof, the external walls, the windows…

GLASS IN ARCHITECTURE

Glass has been a fascinating material to humankind since it was first made in about 500 BC. At first thought to possess magical properties, glass has come a long way. It is one of the most versatile and oldest materials in the building industry. From its humble beginnings as a…

KEEPING YOUR SPACE COOL IN SUMMERS

KEEPING YOUR SPACE COOL IN SUMMERS While Pre-Monsoon activity may be gaining momentum across India but the heat is still being felt in most parts. Temperature in major cities of India has crossed 42°C in the first half of April and the Indian summer is only starting to take its toll…

WATERPROOFING – AN INTEGRAL PART OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Waterproof or water-resistant describes objects unaffected by water or resisting water passage, or which are covered with a material that resists or does not allow water passage. Such items may be used in wet environments or under water. Waterproofing describes making an object waterproof or water-resistant.   Concrete is one…

TASK LIGHTING

TASK LIGHTING Often task lighting refers to increasing illuminance to better accomplish a specific activity. However, the illuminance level is not the only factor governing visibility. Contrast is also important, and a poorly positioned light source may cause contrast reduction, resulting in loss of visibility. Therefore, it can be argued that the most…

VASTU SHASTRA

Vastu shastra (v?stu ??stra) is a traditional Hindu system of architecture, which literally translates to “science of architecture. The Sanskrit word vastu means a dwelling or house with a corresponding plot of land. The vrddhi, v?stu, takes the meaning of “the site or foundation of a house, site, ground, building or dwelling-place,…

IMPORTANCE OF STRUCTURAL AUDIT

STRUCTURAL AUDIT is a means of determining the existing defects present in the building’s structure, the ways and means of rectifying these defects & the optimum cost required to rectify these defects. The existing defects will determine the further life span of the building, and the STRUCTURAL AUDIT will also…

IMPORTANCE OF PEST CONTROL

Pest control is made up of all the methods and practices of keeping pests away. Its application goes beyond what we usually know of it in homes. It is used in agriculture and in other vital industries. Importance of Pest Control- Beyond its use in homes, pest management is very…

KEEP YOUR HOME WARM & COSY THIS WINTER

Keep Your House Warm And Cosy This Winter   The crisp chill of winter air is an absolute delight and, by contrast, so is a cosy corner in your home where you can sip some hot cocoa and immerse in your favourite book on a freezing winter day. Adding warmth…

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST SECURITY SYSTEM FOR HOME

TYPES OF SECURITY SYSTEMS There is a wide variety of security systems, and each has special features that set it apart from its competitors. When differentiating between security systems, it’s important to consider these three categories: Monitoring: the means by which the system communicates with its monitoring center. Installation: the…

TIPS ON WATER SAVING AT HOME

Water conservation has become an essential practice in all regions, even in areas where water seems abundant. In addition to saving money on your utility bill, water conservation helps prevent water pollution in nearby lakes, rivers and local watersheds. Conserving water can also extend the life of your septic system…

TOP 10 BENEFITS OF USING LED LIGHTS

You certainly hear and read a lot about the advantages and benefits of the energy efficiency of LED light emitting diodes vs traditional lighting. When you compare them to other energy-saving illumination methods that are available on the market today, you will find that LED lighting is by far the…

TIPS FOR GREEN LIFE

1. Go green when cleaning – green cleaning products don’t harm the environment or your family, and offer a fantastic alternative to those harsh chemicals many cleaning products include. Biodegradable detergents and washing powders are easily available in supermarkets. Not only do these products not have those harsh chemical smells,…