What better day to celebrate the acquisition of a new home or office than Krishna Janamashtmi?

Janmashtami is celebrated with full verve and vigor, among devout Hindus, across India. It marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, who is worshiped as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, or the supreme creator in the Hindu mythology and belief system.

It’s also considered an auspicious time to make life-transforming decisions, such as the purchase or movement into a new home, or a new business establishment. It’s believed that the business will flourish and there will be lots of happiness and prosperity in the house if an important decision regarding a home of an office is taken on Janamashtmi.

Time for a new beginning! Krishna Janamashtmi

Time for a new beginning! Krishna Janamashtmi

Buying a first, or even a second home, or a place from where you conduct your business or work, could easily be counted as amongst the few important decisions that you make in your life. The way you want to live your life, who do you want to interact with, what do you want to be surrounded with, and how do you want to spend the rest of your time – everything is contingent on the physical properties of the residential or commercial/retail property that you eventually choose to invest in.

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How to make your Small Living Room Perfect

Even if a room is small, it can still aim for perfection. With much overcrowding in metro cities nowadays, the sizes of our living spaces are decreasing. With such constraints, the main problem is how to overcome the limitation of a small space and stay up to date with the modern home décor and design trends.

Usually a home’s most spacious room, its living room, if small, goes under the knife often and thus becomes irregular and asymmetrical. However, it doesn’t have to be like that if you take the below suggestions:

How to make your Small Living Room Perfect

How to make your Small Living Room Perfect

  • Euro Touch: Give your living room a characteristic European look by adorning it with tropes and themes from the cold continent. Just like Europe, divide your living room in parts giving each of the areas a distinct touch and a unique feel while binding them with a common motif. Be it a Russian leather sofa or a French Wine cabinet, the European living room theme brings an undeniably diverse composition to your living room as you have an entire continent to borrow from. Moreover, the visitors to your home will always be pleasantly amused by your living room and indulge in its uncharacteristic atmosphere. Such living rooms can always have numerous memorabilia and souvenir additions to constantly remain fresh and thus, perfect.

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5 Signs You are a Cleanliness Junkie

The saying that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ signifies that cleanliness is almost divine. There are many people who clean their messy homes however there are some who go the extra mile to shine their households. There surely are signs from which you can tell that who is passionate about cleanliness and who isn’t. If you answer yes to the five points below, you are definitely a cleanliness junkie:

5 Signs You are a Cleanliness Junkie

5 Signs You are a Cleanliness Junkie

  • Cleaning is your Work-out: You stay fit not by going to the gym or aerobics class but in the process of making your home spotless. Whether it’s night or day, you schedule your cleanliness jobs perfectly and can’t go to sleep if they are not finished.

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Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Gardening is rewarding in many ways – It provides you your daily dose of fresh air, a large and scenic exercise-yard, calming sights and invigorating fragrances of rejuvenating greenery, bountiful place to relax and much more. Consequently, to produce such a heavenly place in and around your home, you have to put in a large amount of effort. This is why creating and especially maintaining a garden is a tough job. But this shouldn’t scare you from starting out in gardening as the below tips are there to offer every beginning gardener a helping hand:

Tips for Beginning Gardeners

Tips for Beginning Gardeners

  • Know the Land– Get to know the land where you plan to start gardening and then find out which areas in your garden get round-the-clock sunlight. Subsequently, conduct a soil test to measure the pH & nutrient level of the soil. Moreover, if you want to grow edible plantations in the garden, consult an expert as it requires additional testing. Also, choose the right garden structure for a healthy and hearty garden.

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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…]