Lifestyle Habits that Help You Save More Money

If you go by in life with the philosophy that ‘Money saved is Money earned’, you will probably end up rich! Money, the carter of all our lives, is like any other resource; if you conserve it for the right reasons at the right places, not only you but your future generations will reap the benefits of this frugal habit of yours. Try to seep in the below lifestyle changes in your day-to-day life and see if they bring an upward trend in your bank account.

Lifestyle Habits that Help You Save More Money

Lifestyle Habits that Help You Save More Money

  • Save Productive Hours of your Day: It is an age-old saying that ‘Time is Money’; many of us waste numerous fruitful hours of our day arguing or gossiping with merchants, colleagues, friends and family about irrelevant or small things rather than enjoying our professional and personal life and freeing up our brains to think about ideas which can be monetarily beneficial for us. Also, if you can then travel light i.e. by a motorbike or a bike rather than a car so that you cut on the fuel cost and the traffic time and save money!

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Teach Your Kids the Art of Decluttering

Are you fed up tripping over building blocks, play things, toy dolls and cars or picking up clothes, books and accessories strewn all over the room? Well you are not the only parent in the world who is tired of their messy kids. However, instead of scolding the kids or bickering about them with other parents, you can try teaching them the art of decluttering.

Teach Your Kids the Art of Decluttering

Teach Your Kids the Art of Decluttering

You can definitely infuse some semblance in your kid’s life by teaching them how to declutter their surroundings as they should know each thing’s rightful place. It is also important for the kids to know and realize that certain things come into your home while certain things go out of our home and that this is a natural process. [Read more…]

The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts Around the World

If you can’t find your dream kitchen, read about some popular kitchen layouts below and get ideas on how to modify your existing kitchen floor plans to create the one you want with all the essentials for prepping, cooking and cleaning. Kitchen designs vary from country to country; whether you are a gourmet chef or a simple housewife, your kitchen is your own domain where you spend a considerable amount of time.

Some of the world’s best interior designers have come up with breathtaking and fabulous kitchen layouts—it could be a French kitchen on the Rivera, a rustic Tuscan kitchen or a Mediterranean kitchen with its exotic appeal. The kitchen really is the heart and center of any home and is one room that should get a lot of attention when it comes to designs and product choices.

The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts Around the World

The 5 Most Popular Kitchen Layouts Around the World

Your kitchen ‘core’ is said to consist of three distinct areas i.e. storage, cooking and leaning/preparation. As kitchen floor plans can take on endless variations, here are some popular layouts picked from different designers from all around the world. [Read more…]

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Renting a home doesn’t necessarily stop you from giving your worn-out bathroom a makeover. Yellow tiles, mismatched fixtures, declining apparatus and many such contusions make the bathroom of your rented home a stinker. And since you don’t own the apartment, you have to go along and bear the pitfalls of this bathroom.

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Amazing Ideas to Spruce up the Bathroom of Your Rented Apartment

Surely some permanent modifications of the bathroom are simply out of your control however certain temporary changes are within your reach. So go for these tips and see how only a few alterations can change the look of your private space. You don’t have to tear down the walls of your bathroom but implementing these few tips can energize your bathroom while keeping your landlord happy and making you comfortable. [Read more…]

Here is What’s Making Your Home Messy

‘Hi, come in but excuse me my house is in a mess’, this is a common saying which you may have heard or uttered umpteen times. So what is the next step – well get organized and get your act right! Is your home messy right now? Are you boggled as to why, since you are constantly trying to get everything right? There are some common clutter causes that work against a clean home, some are which are discussed below. If any of these are the reasons for your home’s mess then go right ahead and deal with them:

Clean Paper Pile- Your own little clutter mountain, mail, coupons, pamphlets, newspapers or their cuttings etc. piled up here and there or strewn all over the place are a harbinger of a messy home. Begin clearing it by getting rid of the unwanted pile of paper-File what is important and don’t just keep collecting unnecessary trash. Dispose of the old newspapers once in a month or two; this way your home will look clutter free. Also, get rid of the unrequired books by donating them and make way for a new collection and see the difference yourself by doing just these simple things.

Here is What's Making Your Home Messy

Here is What’s Making Your Home Messy

Put back Things Where They Belong-  Are you one of those people who pull out things and after the task is completed just dump them anywhere or leave them lying around? If yes, then you will have to incorporate a policy that when every time you leave the room, you will put back the things to the space allotted to them or if they are homed somewhere else, you will take them back to their original home. We all have spaces allocated to things and if you keep putting them back, half your battle is won! [Read more…]

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

Whether you are buying a new house or taking care of the one you are living in, good ventilation is important because it helps protect your health and your home – it is critical to your comfort and safety.

Your Health –

Good ventilation protects you, your family and your guests from unpleasant odors, irritating pollutants and potentially dangerous gases like carbon monoxide and radon. Well-organized ventilation also prevents the growth of fungus and molds in your home and keeps it protected from allergies and breathing issues.

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

5 Reasons Why Ventilation is the Most Important Feature of a Good House

Your Home-

Good ventilation protects your home from damage by eliminating excess moisture from the air. Too much moisture rots window sills and attic eaves, peels paint and attracts insect infestation. Damp insulation in walls means lost heat, higher bills and destructive mold growth. Carpeting, wall-paper, electronic items and furniture can be damaged by excessive moisture, thus organized ventilation is required. [Read more…]

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

You may have spotted a Gazebo, a pavilion structure which provides shade and shelter, in a public park or a garden. However, if you have enough space in your own backyard, you can add this traditional and ornamental landscape feature there too. This perfect addition can enhance the overall view of your garden and help you make a style statement. It can be a place where you can go and relax with your loved ones and make the most of your family time within the comfort of your home.

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

Add a Gazebo to Your Backyard and Make a Style Statement

In a Gazebo, you can spend your time reading or relaxing on a lazy summer afternoon or a warm winter day. Furnished with some cozy seating options and basic furniture, a Gazebo can serve as your small outdoor living room. It can be the home upgrade you were planning for long, helping you in creating an outdoor room that extends the square foot area of your home and be your ideal relaxing space. Gazebo also acts as a shelter regardless of what type of climate you live in or what the weather is outside. A Gazebo can’t halt the howling winds or the harsh sunlight but surely it can provide a shady vantage for you to soak in the beauty of your backyard while having a hot cup of tea or coffee. [Read more…]

Courtyards: The Soul of Traditional Indian Architecture

Courtyards are to traditional Indian homes what a soul is to a human body. An inseparable part of our olden homes, a courtyard goes by many names and boasts of many benefits. Although, dryly described as an enclosed space which is open to the sky and surrounded by a structure, when we ponder upon Indian architecture, we find a courtyard is really a world of its own within a home.

Starting out around 6500-6000 BC in the era of the Indus Valley Civilization, Indian courtyards have surely come a long way. Molded in accordance to its locale’s climate and culture, the mythology of a courtyard changes as it travels across India. Below we briefly discuss various aspects of Indian courtyards and their impact on our homes.

Courtyards: The Soul of Traditional Indian Architecture

Courtyards: The Soul of Traditional Indian Architecture

A Cultural Place

To list, Britain, Egypt, China, Iran, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan and India is to name just a few countries where traditional homes have courtyards. It seems courtyards are in the human civilization’s DNA and they have evolved uniquely the world over by absorbing the defining qualities of their regions. By putting the traditional Indian courtyards in the spotlight, we discover that they have performed many different roles in our residences such as being the home of the sacred Tulsi (Basil) and a place of worship, to being a venue for a family marriage, gathering or a festival, to being a site for a Havan (offering prayers to God in front of fire) and other rituals, to being a setting for a beautiful garden and home-grown fruits and vegetables etc. [Read more…]

Is Wallpaper Right for Your Home?

A fresh paintjob of your home, within a year or two, has been a staple of Indian homes since ages. Each year, mainly during Diwali, the advertisement channels go berserk in reminding us to get our home repainted with the newest and finest paint out there. Taking note of its importance, repainting a home seems to be a tradition of its own in India. However, modern times are painting a new picture on this canvas for Indian households through the painting alternative, wallpaper.

Is Wallpaper Right for Your Home?

Is Wallpaper Right for Your Home?

Wallpapering homes has been long done in other parts of the world and is now a rapidly growing trend in India. And so, before plunging our walls into the world of wallpapers, it would be nice to go through its various aspects first and then decide for ourselves. [Read more…]

Top 10 Reasons Why Noida is the Best City to Have a Dream Home In

When Delhi started saturating with properties and prices touched the sky, Noida came to the rescue of many homebuyers. With developing infrastructure and affordable properties, it was no less than a boon for the mid-segment buyers. And now, Noida takes pride in its excellent infrastructure and an assortment of amenities that can put even megacities to shame. The lifestyle in Noida is no less than Delhi or Gurgaon. This ever-developing city is riding therealty wave of NCR.

Top 10 Reasons Why Noida is the Best City to Have a Dream Home In

Top 10 Reasons Why Noida is the Best City to Have a Dream Home In

Listed below are 10 reasons why Noida is emerging as the first choice of home buyers-

1- Pricing

Competitive pricing is one of the most attractive features of buying a house in Noida. Whether for end use or investment, there is a price to suit all budgets and pockets. Since the circle rate is low here, developers are in a position to offer the property on lesser price compared to Delhi. [Read more…]