Living Room Décor Ideas
Decorating your new home can be an exhilarating experience, a chance for you to start from scratch and build up the room’s décor style. Your home becomes your canvas, space where you can use colors, furniture, and accessories to express your personality and way of life.Read More.
Kitchen Design Trends for 2020
One of the key challenges of modern lifestyles faced by kitchen designers is making the kitchen a functional workspace and a stylish entertainment hub – at the same time. This becomes essential especially with the current trend for open floor arrangements and greater fluidity in movement between the different functional areas.Read More.
Home Insurance – Things to Look Out for
Having a home of your own is a great achievement in life. But just the way you take car insurance and personal insurance seriously, you also need to take on home insurance. After all, your home is one of your biggest investments and worth protecting too.Read More.
Why is Occupancy Certificate so Important?
There is a lengthy list of permits and certifications required during construction. And when buying a completed property, you will need to go through all the documents with a fine-tooth comb as they hold significance for the buyer too. These documents may be required when taking a loan or to confirm ownership during a resale.Read More.
What to Unpack First in your New Home?
The delirious joy of finally becoming a new homeowner can only be matched by the pride of moving into your new home. Since moving in and out of homes can get a little hectic, you will need to do your packing and unpacking in a systematic manner and make your moving experience a memorable occasionRead More.
Which Floor is Right for You When Buying an Apartment?
With the growing urban population, most cities in India are getting increasingly overcrowded. Likewise, the space to house this burgeoning population is also running out, with the result that vertical high-rise homes have now become the norm.Read More.
Things to Ask Before Taking A Home Loan
Becoming a homeowner is a heady experience, but for the average person, this dream is usually possible only with the backing of a home loan. The practice usually involves making a down-payment which is roughly 20% of the cost of the property. The remaining is paid by the bank providing the home loan.Read More.
Home Insurance – Things to Look Out for
Having a home of your own is a great achievement in life. But just the way you take car insurance and personal insurance seriously, you also need to take on home insurance. After all, your home is one of your biggest investments and hence worth protecting.Read More.
Kids Play Area in the Living Room
With cities running out of spaces, homes are also getting smaller with some rooms having to play double-duty roles. The living room is the space meant for socializing, lounging, watching TV and generally relaxing with friends and family. For the smaller children, the living room is also space where they can play all they wantRead More.
Ready-to-move-in vs Ongoing Apartment Projects
Making the commitment to buy a home can be really exciting, but this decision comes with its own set of dilemmas. Aside from deciding on whether to go with a villa or an apartment home, you also need to zero in on whether you want a ready-to-move-in home or one that is under construction. ThereRead More.
Real Estate Investment – Points to Consider
Real estate investment is a popular form of investment where you own a property for the purpose of gaining profits. It involves a large capital investment initially along with sufficient time gap and guaranteed returns. However, you do need to get your homework done before taking the plunge and investing in property. Here are someRead More.
How to Reduce Home Loan EMIs
Everyone desires to own a home of their own, a place to bring up their family or a nice pad to retire to. However, buying your dream home involves a huge investment and this is usually overcome by opting for a home loan. Most banks offer low-interest rate home loans to finance your dream homesRead More.
A Beginners Guide to Home Buying
Buying your first home can be an overwhelming, emotionally-charged experience where a lot of pride and commitment go hand in hand. Aside from this, buying a home is also a major financial commitment which you need to be sure you are ready for before taking the plunge into becoming a homeowner. To make the wholeRead More.
Ever Ready to Buy Ready Homes
The economic slowdown has affected all sectors of industrial growth with the real estate segment also witnessing a minor meltdown. However, this loss in momentum has thrown up an interesting feature in home buying.Read More.
Maximizing Storage Solutions in your Home
Having adequate space to store all the things you collect over time seems to be a universal problem. Aside from de-cluttering regularly, the next solution is to have adequate storage spaces in your home. However, this can get a little daunting, especially when you are living in a constrained space. But as with everything else,Read More.
Top Ways to have a Calm and Peaceful Home
When the day is done and over with, everyone heads home to unwind and relax in their comfort zone. Home is where you nurture peace of mind and rejuvenate to face another day head-on. However, for this, you need to put in some initial effort to create a peaceful home first. The energy spent onRead More.
Ways to Partition Your Apartment without Building Walls
This millennium has thrown up many new decor trends with the spacious open floor plans being one of them. While open floor home designs work best in apartments by making spaces appear larger, they do have the drawback of reducing privacy. However, there are ways to get around it by creating multiple living areas withinRead More.
Choosing a Dining Table that suits your Home!
Furnishing your new apartment can be exciting especially with the unending choices and types of furniture in the market. But you need to be judicious and select your furniture carefully. Make sure you are aware of the measurements of each room and the amount of space you are ready to allocate for each furniture piece.Read More.
Debunk these Decor Myths
After years of planning, you finally buy your own home and the feeling of euphoria is incomparable. And after that comes the time for decorating your home. This task might seem a little overwhelming however as there are many ‘do’s and don’ts’ going around. These rules are just myths as decorating has to do moreRead More.
Ways to Cut Out the Noise!
While living in the city has many advantages, it does have its share of drawbacks too. For many apartment owners, living with irritating noises that filter in from the neighbors and the neighborhood are a daily fact of life. The incessant barking of annoying pets, blaring music from next door or the roadside, and theRead More.
Tips to Nail Apartment Seating Layouts
It’s quite easy to get carried away by the glamorous pictures in home decor magazines, but they aren’t always practical for most urban apartments with their space constraints. Since the living room is the space where you spend the most time, you must design the seating arrangement the right way. This can get especially trickyRead More.
Quintessential Accessories for Urban Indian Apartments
City dwelling usually means apartment homes, which also means space constraints and using multi-functional furniture, hidden storage, and modular set-ups. This, however, doesn’t mean that your home has to look boring or lacking your signature decor touches.Read More.
Top Apartment Amenities and their Perks!
When buying a home, you need to ensure it has all the features and amenities as promised by your builder. After all, a home is an expensive once-in-a-lifetime investment that can’t be easily exchanged or replaced like a TV or a washing machine. Which is all the more reason why you should ensure your dreamRead More.
Tips for a Rain-Friendly Balcony
The rainy season often brings back fun memories of splashing in the puddles and frolicking in the rain. It’s an invigorating experience that revives the soul and rejuvenates the mind. Most apartment dwellers enjoy the rains from the shelter of their balcony but when the shower turns into a heavy thunderstorm, the story changes andRead More.
Monsoon Care for Apartments
Monsoon brings with it happy memories of carefree days spent splashing in the rain. However, the monsoon brings with it a set of liabilities too, especially if you reside in an apartment. Some of the most bothersome issues associated with the monsoons include water stagnation, moisture problems, leakages, and water seepage through cracks.Read More.
Tips to Decorate the Accent Wall
Accent walls basically feature walls that work the same way an exclamation mark does at the end of a sentence. It makes space stand out and pops up the overall look and feel of the room. These focal walls can be made to stand out and can add interest to your room with minimal effortRead More.
Adding Homely Touches to Your Rented Apartment!
A structure begins to feel like home when you add personal touches to it. This could mean having your favorite colors on the walls or adding your choice display pieces and family pictures around. Curtains, lighting and plush carpeting are some of the other things you might need, to personalize your home.Read More.
Things to Check Before You Take Possession of Your New Home
Taking possession of your new home is a momentous occasion, a milestone to be celebrated. However, there is a need for caution at this time as you want to make sure that everything within the home is in order as mentioned in the contract. Aside from this, the paperwork needs to be in order alongRead More.
Rain Water Harvesting in your Gated Community
Due to rapid urbanization, infiltration of rainwater into the ground has reduced drastically and many cities are running short on fresh potable water supply. In areas with a decent water table, groundwater is being used to supplement the shortage of piped water. Apart from these 2 sources there is another alternative source for water. ThisRead More.
Top Tips to Decorate Room Corners
It’s easy to find a purpose with the centre of a room and even the sides, but it’s the corners that tend to pose decor issues. Finding a purpose for room corners requires a bit of creative imagination and ingenuity. Since every home has at least one awkward corner that gets you thinking, here areRead More.
Ways to Bring Light into a Dark Apartment
A dark and dreary home is a depressing place to be. If your home is the type where the sun plays hide-and-seek creating shadowy corners and overcast living rooms, then it’s high time you did something about it. A well-lit home isn’t just more inviting, it’s also great for your overall wellbeing. Here are someRead More.
Top Tips to pull off Cozy Minimalism!
Once in a while, it’s good to take a look around your room and check whether you really need all the things lying around. And if you don’t really need them, it’s time to chuck them out. This is the way minimalist décor works. It’s all about following a décor style that is simplistic andRead More.
Pointers to Choose the Right Window Treatment
Window treatments or window dressings can have a big impact on your home decor with the right type of window treatment enhancing the overall look & feel. There are a variety of window treatments and styles to choose from, so selecting the right treatment can get overwhelming. Would you need drapes or blinds? Café curtainsRead More.
Zeroing in on the Right Apartment
Buying a new apartment requires a lot of meticulous planning as you wouldn’t want anything to go wrong with this big investment. There are a number of key features that you must look into when zeroing in on the right apartment. Here’s a quick look at these features: Location – This is a very importantRead More.
Make Way for an Uncluttered Bedroom!
The bedroom is your own personal haven, the place you aspire for after a long day away from home. This is all the reason more why it should be a comfortable, uncluttered zone that evokes peace and tranquility….a place to relax and rejuvenate and get a good nights’ sleep. However, the reality is usually aRead More.
Choosing the Right Upholstery for your Apartment Décor
With the wide variety of upholstery available in the market, the prospect of choosing the right one to suit your apartment décor can be a little daunting. You have to wade through a sea of colors, textures, patterns and materials, each with their own pros and cons. Here’s a guide to helping you choose theRead More.
Design Musts for an Urban Indian Apartment
With big cities in India running out of space,, many homes are getting smaller. This makes it all the more important to utilize every square footage of space available to its maximal advantage – and create an illusion of spaciousness at the same time. While this can get really challenging, here are a few tipsRead More.
How Homes are Becoming Smarter!
Technology has been a real boon to modern lifestyles as so many tasks can be accomplished with just a click of a button. This technology is being increasingly adopted into homes, turning them into ‘smart homes’. This ‘smart’ tag is being applied to an increasingly long list of devices and is touted as the futureRead More.
Tips to Make your Home Look More Spacious
Everyone loves a spacious home, but with cities getting more congested, space is running out and homes are becoming smaller. Even though smaller homes look cozy and charming, they can be a challenge to decorate as you want it to look spacious too. However, there are always ways to make your dream-home spacious too. WithRead More.
Top Things to Consider when Moving to a New Neighborhood
Shopping for your new home can be fun, but you do have to keep an eye out for the kind of neighborhood it is located in. Choosing a neighborhood is almost as important as choosing your dream home as you won’t just be buying a home, but investing in its neighborhood too. Choose a locationRead More.
New-Age Kitchen Aesthetics
The modern-day kitchen is no longer a room for routine chores, relegated to the back of the home where the woman of the house drudged all day to feed her family. There has been a silent revolution going on, and today the kitchen is the ‘nerve centre’ of a home with most activities revolving aroundRead More.
Incentives for Buyers of Green Buildings
Green homes or eco-friendly homes are built with another larger home in mind – Mother Nature. Crafting green buildings is the only way forward for the coming generations to survive. Global warming and depletion of natural resources is rapidly eating away into the thread-work of planet earth. There is a pressing need to use resourcesRead More.
Tips to Breeze through Apartment Hunting
Finding the perfect apartment which meets both yours and your family’s needs, can be a little daunting. Whether the apartment is for buying or for renting, you need to be careful as you navigate through the process of apartment hunting. Here is a look at some tips that will make apartment hunting a breeze: -BeforeRead More.
Making your Apartment Winter-Ready
With the winter fast approaching, it’s that time of the year when you need to make some changes in your home to turn it to a warm and cozy space. Get a jump-start on the weather by being winter-ready before the cold sets in. Here are a few tips to get you started: Windows –Read More.
Style your Apartment Right with Curtains
Unknown to many, curtains do much more for a room than just adding privacy or controlling the sunlight entering the room. They have multiple functions beyond just dressing your windows and are an integral part of the room’s décor.. Curtains can be draped in different ways to become the focal point of a room. TheRead More.
Toy Storage Tips for Apartments
It’s important that you take your child’s opinions and ideas into consideration when it comes to decorating their rooms. Figuring out cute and practical storage solutions for your kid’s endless number of toys and small bric-a-bracs can pose real challenges, especially when you are living in an apartment where structural changes aren’t possible. So whatRead More.
Integrating Wellness Areas in the Privacy of your Home
Most people these days know better than to wait around for ill health to catch up with them. With better living standards and a more globalized lifestyle, even the young ones are making great strides into living active lifestyles and making healthier choices. Wellness here means more than just health, exercise and a proper diet.Read More.
Ways to Improve Air Quality within Your Apartment
Most people would be surprised to learn that the air indoors can be more polluted than the outdoors, even in some of the most polluted cities. With about 90% of people spending maximum time indoors, it becomes imperative that you trace the source of these pollutants and create ways to steer clear of them effectively.Read More.
Feng Shui Tips for your Apartment
To keep up the energy levels of your home on a high and positive note, you need to inculcate the principles of Feng Shui. This ancient art of living deals with the relationship between energy, cosmos and man. Its tenets deal with the location of your apartment, décor, design and alignment. By incorporating these tenetsRead More.
Points to Keep in Mind before Renting Out your Apartment
The reasons for renting out a property could be many and you need to do your share of homework before taking the plunge into becoming a successful landlord. This way, you won’t get bogged down by the common problems associated with tenants. They could misuse your property, refuse to vacate or worse, not pay rentRead More.
The Quintessential Indian Aesthetic
Indian aesthetics refers to the unique philosophical and spiritual appreciation of arts, literature and architecture. It has to do with the dominant emotional theme of an ethnic work of art and the primary feelings evoked in the person who views it. It’s an appreciation of beauty in its heritage forms. How we dress up ourRead More.
Perks of Living near KR Puram
While most are aware of major locations like Cubbon Park and Lalbagh in Bangalore, few know that KR Puram or Krishnarajapuram also offers numerous tourist attractions. These places are however well-known to the local residents and long-time Bangaloreans, adding charm to the lives of those living in and around KR Puram. Aside from that, thisRead More.
Real Estate Investment Options for NRIs
The Indian realty market holds considerable interest for NRIs willing to invest in their home country. However, a clear understanding of the specific rules, regulations and laws pertaining to buying, selling or renting of property, needs to be given due diligence first. And thanks to the new real estate rules, buying property in India isRead More.
Boost the Resale Value of your Apartment
The little things make a big difference when it’s time to sell your home. Whether you bought your apartment for investment purposes or whether you are relocating; at the end of the day when you sell your home, you do want to recover your invested value along with any market-driven profits. After all, who doesn’tRead More.
Tips to make your Balcony Kid-safe
Apartments or high rise buildings have become the most practical solution for urban living with the burgeoning population and space constraints in cities. For inhabitants of high-rise buildings, the balcony is the only ‘outdoor option. This is where you get to enjoy your first cuppa in the morning sun. Most people set up a miniRead More.
Lakefront Living at its Best in Whitefield
An ideal home shouldn’t only be about flawless architecture but should also include lush greenery, ample recreational activities and access to soothing blue water bodies. As being close to Mother Nature is the best way to relax and unwind, homes that offer these features are high in demand. But the sad reality is that onlyRead More.
Why Vastu Compliant Apartments are on the Rise
While some believe Vastu is an archaic superstition, others are increasingly being able to identify with this ancient Indian architectural science. Vastu Shastra offers a logical set of principles created by our clever ancestors which enables us build homes in harmony with nature and the climate. Vastu takes into account natural factors like sunrise, sunset,Read More.
How to Create the Ideal Balcony Garden
With dwellings going vertical, having access to your own yard to potter around in is fast receding. That having been said, just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have your own garden. Since all apartments come with balconies, you can easily convert them into stunning mini gardens – with a littleRead More.
Is your Home Monsoon-Ready?
The summer humidity drives most people to wait anxiously for the arrival of the monsoons. The rains bring with them cooler temperatures, soothing weather and lots of water. The rains also bring with them unwanted visitors in the form of disease-spreading mosquitoes as well as frequent cases of water-borne diseases. There is also an increaseRead More.
Urban homes Designed around Lifestyle Needs
The residential landscape is evolving to accommodate the current lifestyle trends. The population around urban settings is increasingly focused on living in multi-family options with emphasis on the amenities provided. Such people have an affinity for services and socialization options that go with current lifestyles. With the concept of live/work/play environment ongoing in urban centers,Read More.
Residents of Whitefield and Hoskote Get a New Road to Kempegowda International Airport
[PC: BangaloreMirror] After waiting for many years, there is finally a reason for residents of Whitefield, Hoskote, K R Puram and Outer Ring Road to smile. A new toll-free alternative road to the airport has been formally launched, making it easier to access the KempeGowda International Airport. Frequent fliers as well as those residing inRead More.
What is a good investment if renting is on your mind – an apartment or villa?
In real estate, no beginning is too small, no investment is too large. If you play it right, it will give you great returns on investment. That said, it is not child’s play and a lot of research has to go into it. Real estate as such pans a wide gamut – shopping centers, officeRead More.
Why 2018 is the year to invest in your dream home
According to a recent study conducted by JLL, about 4.4 lakh housing units were unsold in seven major Indian cities at the end of 2017. However, there is a paradox at play. Even though there is an excess in supply, the prices for housing units have not depreciated in Bengaluru, one of the major citiesRead More.
Latest Infrastructural update on Whitefield Metro
It’s hard to believe that till 1907 Whitefield was home to just about 130 residents. This old British outpost has now made a complete turnaround and is well on its way to becoming the leading commercial and residential hub of Bangalore,” the” place to be. This village-turned-suburb-turned-city remained a quaint settlement till about the 1990sRead More.
Whitefield – The Hub for Community Activities
Bangalore is truly a cosmopolitan city that welcomes people from all parts of India as well as abroad with genuine warmth. Bangalore has become a source of inspiration and a land of opportunities for those who seek it. The rise in migrant population of this city over the last few decades has led to theRead More.
Whitefield gears up for Pod Taxis
The future is here for those living in Bangalore, especially in Whitefield! The much-hyped project of Personalized Rapid Transport system (the Pod Taxi) is soon expected to become a reality with groundwork slated to start this year. BBMP is hopeful of providing a means of transport that’s even cheaper than the metro. They are hopefulRead More.
The Rise in Pet-Friendly Cafes in Bangalore
Pets make great companions, playmates, guards as well as serve as an outlet for your feelings. Kids adore them; most adults love them while the elderly feel less lonely with a pet around. Pets also induce you to get out and about. Pet-owners are known to be in better physical health as they spend moreRead More.
Options to De-stress In And Around Whitefield, Bangalore
When you talk about Whitefield, what usually comes to your mind is sprawling malls, gigantic techparks and residential complexes. Contrary to all that there is also a greener side of Whitefield which is filled with many green zones that include lakes, parks and farmlands which are remnants of the Whitefield of the 80s and earlyRead More.
Fortius Waterscape Honored with IGBC Gold Certificate
We were thrilled to have Indian the Indian Green Building Council, (IGBC) team visiting Fortius Waterscape a month ago. The team was guided through all our efforts and green concepts that were adopted by us right from the design concept beginning stage. The IGBC team studied the measures that we have taken considered all ourRead More.
Benefits of Moving into a Ready to Occupy Apartment
With all the changes in real estate sector last year, things are now finally beginning to settle down for the real estate scenario in India. People who were earlier sitting on the fence undecided where to invest are now finally crossing over and getting back into the investment mode. Real Estate Investment and the RoleRead More.
The Latest Infrastructural Developments to Hit East Bangalore
People living in East Bangalore are now experiencing the transition in terms of infrastructural developments. They are witnessing improvement to the existing infrastructure. The work on Namma Metro is fast progressing, and so are the road expansions. The downside of all these developments is of course the pollution and traffic congestion which the authorities assureRead More.
Big Green Go Ahead for Previously Approved Lakefront properties
There is some great news! The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has dispelled the uncertainty surrounding properties near lakebeds. They have clarified that real estate properties close to lakebeds are safe from any further action if they have obtained the building approval before May 2016. For apartments such as Fortius Waterscape, this is welcome news asRead More.
Eco-friendly Decor Tips to add Greenery to your Apartment
There is something about nature that attracts us. And maybe that’s why people tend to include elements of nature in their homes too. Aside from being soothing to the eyes and adding a splash of color to refresh your mood, they make excellent eco-friendly decor too. Indoor plants have been used to decorate homes sinceRead More.
Celebrating Diwali in Style at Fortius Waterscape
Deepavali or Diwali is often a festival immersed in nostalgia for many. It brings back childhood memories of fun and joy, a time when some of the finest delicacies and puja offerings were made, or “rockets” were sent from rooftops under the supervision of elder siblings!. Diwali at Fortius Waterscape was a pleasant throwback toRead More.
Easy-to-follow tips for a harmonious, Vasthu compliant apartment kitchen
The kitchen is one of the few places in our home where the fire, water and air elements are constantly at work. Vasthu Shastra becomes even more important for a kitchen as it prescribes ways to balance the energies and to turn your kitchen into a source of positivity. In our day-to-day life, we needRead More.
Decor tips: Eco-friendly decor tips to bring a bit of green inside your apartment
People tend to think that making a conscious green choice or investing in green, eco-friendly products is a pricey affair. If you use upcycled products for your décor you will be doing more good to the environment AND for your wallet! The elements for eco-friendly décor design are pretty simple. Let’s start with some upcyclingRead More.
Family Outing – Perks of Living in Whitefield
Whitefield owes its current position as one of the top industrial hubs of Bangalore to the IT boom that hit the shores in the late 1990s. Until then, it was a quaint little hamlet far away from the madness of the city. With a history that goes way back to the late 1800s, Whitefield wasRead More.
Vibrant communities in Bangalore are headed East thanks to the social infrastructure in place
Bangalore’s burgeoning IT sector has always been a thing of fascination for the youth across the country for the host of opportunities it presents. The city has seen more migrants migrating population in the last decade than any other metropolis in India thanks to this IT boom. Cosmopolitan to the core, Bangalore welcomes outsiders withRead More.
Fortius Waterscape – Now Ready to Move in Apartments, with OC!
The Rakesh’s have already moved into their dream home at Fortius Waterscape. This was possible as our project acquired an occupancy certificate (OC). Many proud owners like the Rakesh family, had a hassle-free moving in experience because Fortius Waterscape apartments checked all the boxes mentioned in the Real Estate Regulation and Development Act, 2016 (RERA)Read More.
Get Better Rentals by Investing in East Bangalore
One of the most active business and IT centres of Bangalore, East Bangalore has been receiving attention from both property investors and renters for a very long time. The area, which houses some of the biggest IT parks in the country, is well endowed with greenery as well as opportunities. The locality constitutes some ofRead More.
How would Namma Metro development increase the value of your Whitefield apartment?
Metro rail is a comprehensive solution to the vexing transport woes in Bangalore. In fact, the metro, which is still in its developing stages, can eventually turn Bangalore into a less congested city. Bangalore?s Namma Metro is the second longest operational metro network in India after Delhi Metro and it currently serves around 41 stationsRead More.
Lake Crusaders: Importance of Preserving our Natural Resources
According to a report published by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), both surface and groundwater in South Asian countries including India are facing a massive quantity and quality crisis. CSE warns that unless we take precautions to preserve the water-bodies, be it rivers, lakes or ponds, the country will eventually face a dearth ofRead More.