How Tidying Up Can Rejuvenate You?

Can you fold yourself happy? Try tidying up and see how you feel energetic again. Tidying up is the latest craze for the house-proud. Kon-mari the Japanese art of decluttering helps you to keep your home organized in categories including clothes, books, papers and miscellaneous and sentimental items. Keeping yourself occupied and expending out all the negative energy can go a long way in helping you feel distressed and full of vitality. Having clutter around you and planning to clean up room by room never happens and leaves you feeling depressed and frustrated. ‘Tomorrow Never Comes’.

How Tidying Up Can Rejuvenate You?

How Tidying Up Can Rejuvenate You?

Start by being a chucker and not a hoarder, there half your battle is won and you are already feeling good. So if you want to feel great go all the way and get organized. ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up’ by Japanese writer Kondo is already the bible of many disorganize and untidy women around the globe. Here she tells us that go item by item or categorize your stuff and start up the giving and tidying process and see what a difference it makes to your life and get the lifestyle you envisioned. [Read more…]

Tips to Energize your Bathroom

Good mornings begin with great lighting. Whatever the day may bring or where ever you may go, your day will begin and end by going to and using your bathroom. So use some innovative ideas from keeping your space too clinical.

Tips to Energize your Bathroom

Tips to Energize your Bathroom

Modern bathrooms are all about going minimalist with clean finishes for a spa like feel, but then you end up having a very clinical look and feel. Make your space look warm and inviting like the rest of your home, give it a touch of your personality with that added warmth where you can really let your hair down and relax and become stress free. [Read more…]

Smart Cities Mission: Who Will Enjoy The Benefits?

The objective of Indian government is to improve the quality of urban living of all its residents by the use of smart, modern technologies- hence the initiative of ‘Smart Cities’. The transformation of a normal city to a smart city is more of an evolution rather than a revolution. A smart city is different in terms of livability, workability and sustainability. The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) component used in infrastructure will do most of the heavy lifting work, such as improving infrastructure, environment and governance through information driven data systems.

Smart Cities Mission: Who Will Enjoy The Benefits?

Smart Cities Mission: Who Will Enjoy The Benefits?

The answer to ‘who will benefit’ is that all the citizens will enjoy the benefit.

Overall digital connectivity means, broadband communication infrastructure and innovative services will combine to meet the needs of the government and its employees, as well as citizens and businesses. Collective intelligence will not only help urban planners but will increase the city’s competitiveness and provide opportunities for active participation of citizens, thanks to the open data. [Read more…]

3 Work Zones of a Modern Kitchen

The work triangle or the main working functional areas in your kitchen lie between the hob, the sink and the refrigerator. These three points and the imaginary line between them forms, what the experts call the ‘work triangle’.

3 Work Zones of a Modern Kitchen

3 Work Zones of a Modern Kitchen

The trick lies in the positioning of these three vital points, so that they are in close proximity of each other, but at the same time not that close as to cramp up the kitchen and your movement back and forth. Ideally the line between them should not exceed 6mtrs. If your problem is that you don’t have enough room in your kitchen for this triangle, this can be achieved by adjusting to the size and shape of the room—different layouts according to your style and preferences. [Read more…]

Studio Apartments: Rising As Young India’s Choice

There is an inflexible and steady demand for studio apartments in both metro cities and Tier II cities. Studio apartments are the most cost effective residential option for people who want to own a house rather than rent one. The younger generations who are just starting out prefer to buy a studio apartment, because it is within their budget and they can save for a bigger home at a later time in life. The compromise is on space.

Studio Apartments: Rising As Young India’s Choice

Studio Apartments: Rising As Young India’s Choice

Studio apartment is a multifunctional one room with a bathroom and kitchen, but in India it is a variant of a 1BHK. Such homes are more affordable for the young people, both single and married, but the success of the segment is also due to the way it is conceptualized, built and marketed- as a modern, upmarket lifestyle solution. [Read more…]

GST Cleared: Developers Anticipate Positive Impact on Real Estate Industry

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill was cleared by the Rajya Sabha on August 3, Wednesday, after much discussion on the issue. It is touted as India’s biggest tax reform and is driven by the principle of ‘one nation, one tax’, economically unifying the country. Though the actual rates of GST have not yet been announced, real estate market players are optimistic about its impact on the real estate industry.

GST Cleared: Developers Anticipate Positive Impact on Real Estate Industry

GST Cleared: Developers Anticipate Positive Impact on Real Estate Industry

Real estate is the second largest employment generator in the country after the Information Technology sector. It contributes to 7.8% of India’s GDP. The GST bill will directly impact realty sector majorly in terms of the tax outflow dynamics for builders as well as homebuyers. The industry will gain via the slated improvements in ancillary industries like cement, home loan providers, IT sector, steel industry, etc. A more rationalised taxation will have long-term positive impact on the property market. [Read more…]

Is Meerut Ready To Be A ‘Smart City’?

Meerut did not make it to the smart city list in the first round, later the U.P, government selected Meerut as one of the 13 contenders from U.P. for the smart city project. Now the million dollar question is if Meerut will pass the test and if it is ready to be a ‘smart city’.

Is Meerut Ready To Be A ‘Smart City’?

Is Meerut Ready To Be A ‘Smart City’?

The smart city project is aimed at the creation of an urban space that is ecologically friendly, technologically integrated and meticulously planned. It will focus on the use of information technology to improve efficiency. In a smart city economic development and activity will be ecologically sustainable. [Read more…]

Decor Diary: Add to the Joy of Owning a Balcony!

Everybody dreams of owning a balcony adjacent to the master bedroom. For those living in high-rise apartments with little access to the outdoors, a balcony gives a piece of the vast sky. In this packed urban environment, even the smallest balconies matter much. So, if you are lucky enough to have a nice balcony attached to your room, here is how you can make the most of this little piece of private haven.

Decor Diary: Add to the Joy of Owning a Balcony!

Decor Diary: Add to the Joy of Owning a Balcony!

Make it Functional

A balcony is not for just being there. You must make good use of it. Make it a functional space- for an evening snack, or the morning tea with newspapers, or just a reading nook. Do not let the space feel alone and un-needed. [Read more…]

All You Need To Know About an ‘Agreement to Sell’

An agreement to sell constitutes the terms and conditions of the sale of a property, by the seller to the buyer. These terms and conditions include the amount at which the property is to be sold and the future date of full payment.

All You Need To Know About an 'Agreement to Sell'

All You Need To Know About an ‘Agreement to Sell’

Being an important document in the sale transaction, it enables the process of sales to go smoothly without any hurdles. All the terms and conditions in the agreement should be understood by both the parties properly and obeyed throughout the sale process till the sale deed is made. Agreement to sell is the base document on which the sale deed is drafted.

Sale deed is prepared at the time of full payment made by the buyer when the actual transfer of the property takes place. [Read more…]

Satellite Towns in Mumbai Grab Real Estate Limelight

A satellite town or satellite city is a concept in urban planning that refers essentially to smaller metropolitan areas which are located somewhere near to, but are largely independent of larger metropolitan areas. Like Navi Mumbai is a satellite city of Mumbai.

Satellite Towns in Mumbai Grab Real Estate Limelight

Satellite Towns in Mumbai Grab Real Estate Limelight

With the new concept of ‘smart cities’, satellite cities will see an improvement in infrastructure, and connectivity. The satellite cities in Mumbai like Navi Mumbai, Dombivali, and Thane have seen a sudden upswing in the real estate market. They have grown into a destination for end users and investors likewise. The real estate prices are still within reach as compared to the city of Mumbai, where sky is the limit and these projects offer all modern amenities and facilities with A-class construction. [Read more…]