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 a

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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 the

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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 tips

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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 future

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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. With

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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 location

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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 around

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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 resources

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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: -Before

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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 –

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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. The

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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 what

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Integrating Wellness Areas in the Privacy of your Home

Integrating Wellness areas in Privacy Homes - Fortius Waterscape

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.

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Ways to Improve Air Quality within Your Apartment

Ways To Improve Air Quality - Fortius

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.

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Feng Shui Tips for your Apartment

Tips for Apartments - Fortius Waterscape

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 tenets

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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 rent

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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 our

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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, this

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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 is

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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’t

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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 mini

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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 only

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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,

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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 little

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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 increase

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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,

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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 in

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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, office

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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 cities

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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 1990s

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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 the

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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 hopeful

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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 more

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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 early

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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 our

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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 Role

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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 assure

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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 as

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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 since

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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 to

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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 need

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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 upcycling

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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 was

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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 with

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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)

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Get Better Rentals by Investing in East Bangalore

On the Road to Appreciation

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 of

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How would Namma Metro development increase the value of your Whitefield apartment?

Metro

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 stations

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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 of

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