balcony decor

Ways to Decor Your Balcony Garden

In¬†today‚Äôs¬†era¬†where¬†our¬†lives¬†are¬†full¬†of¬†chaos,¬†we¬†barely¬†get¬†time¬†to¬†unwind¬†amidst¬†greenery¬†and¬†blooming¬†flowers. Due¬†to¬†the¬†trending¬†skyscrapers¬†in¬†metropolitan¬†and¬†developing¬†cities,¬†it¬†may¬†seem¬†impossible¬†to¬†have¬†a¬†garden¬†in our¬†apartments¬†or¬†flats. The good news is we have a few quick tips to help you create that space where¬†you¬†can¬†plant¬†your¬†favorite¬†flowers, herbs,¬†and¬†greens. So¬†it‚Äôs¬†time¬†to¬†liven¬†up¬†your¬†balcony¬†space¬†with¬†those¬†beautiful¬†multi-colored¬†blossoms,¬†shades¬†of¬†greens,¬†and¬†dimly lit¬†hanging¬†lamps. Here are some tips : Redo¬†your¬†Floors¬†:¬† Redoing your floor will save you a lot of work and cost, as it will drastically change the look and feel of your balcony space. You¬†can¬†use¬†wooden¬†works,¬†or laminates¬†that¬†look¬†like¬†flooring,¬†for¬†a¬†small¬†budget¬†you¬†can¬†use¬†colored¬†tiles,¬†oil¬†paints,¬†or anything¬†that¬†hides¬†your¬†concrete¬†or¬†dull¬†flooring. Seating¬†Arrangements¬†: What is a space without some comfortable seating arrangements? Just pull out a wooden bench or  simply¬†put¬†up¬†chairs, and stools¬†made¬†out¬†of¬†junk¬†materials¬†like¬†tyres,¬†ropes,¬†drums,¬†etc. ¬†Make¬†it¬†Cozy : A¬†cozy¬†environment¬†is¬†most¬†comfortable¬†as¬†it¬†feels¬†homely.¬†Add¬†some¬†colorful¬†cushions,¬†rugs,¬†or¬†quirky¬†curtains to¬†add¬†comfort¬†and¬†essence¬†to¬†the¬†whole¬†space. Add¬†Greens¬†to¬†your¬†balcony¬†:¬† Plant¬†a lot¬†of¬†green¬†plants¬†with¬†various¬†shades¬†of¬†green.¬†You¬†could¬†add¬†hanging¬†pots¬†to¬†manage¬†a¬†small¬†floor¬†space. This¬†could¬†also¬†have¬†seasonal¬†colorful¬†flower¬†pots. Add¬†Beautiful¬†Lights:¬† Proper¬†lights¬†are¬†what¬†give¬†an¬†ambiance¬†a¬†natural¬†touch¬†of¬†beauty.¬†Add¬†beautiful¬†small¬†lamps¬†or¬†light¬†chandeliers.¬†Make sure¬†they‚Äôre¬†dim¬†yet¬†pretty. Make¬†Citronella¬†Lamps¬†to¬†keep¬†bugs¬†away¬†:¬† Since the balcony is an open space and we suggest adding green plants, it’s necessary to make a provision that will keep the bugs away and make it an apt place to relax at the end of the day. So keeping a citronella lamp will do the needful of keeping the bugs away. So adding these few things to your balcony would definitely make it cozy, beautiful, refreshing, and relaxing for you.

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Great Insights from the most renowned Architects around the Globe

Architecture as a profession is one of the most challenging jobs one can pursue. As a student of architecture, you don‚Äôt face the real challenges that lie within this career. It is when you complete your degrees and step out in the real world of architecture that you realise it‚Äôs way more than just scaling diagrams, beams and columns. That the designing difficulties that make you doubt your career and insecurities that surround your outputs. It is in these moments of doubts that some insights from the most established architects from across the globe, can provoke the positivity and help us see through the hurdles. Some of such sayings and suggestions can be found below : “Find something you believe in.” – Norman Foster  “Beauty is the peak of functionality! If something is beautiful, it is functional. I don‚Äôt separate beauty and functionality. Beauty is the key functionality for architects‚Ķ I wonder how I could say that beauty was not of interest to me… Perhaps someone provoked me by saying that I am an aestheticist. I am not that. But a search for beauty should be the number one preoccupation of any architect.” – √Ālvaro Siza  “The challenge with architecture is to move from the specificity of the problem to the ambiguity of the question.” – Alejandro Aravena “For me, architecture is about changing the way people are interconnected. That‚Äôs the most exciting part of architecture. I think of architecture as a system; how you set up various opportunities for people to relate to one another, and to be empowered. What are the opportunities for people to interact? How can buildings spark new relationships? This could be through spaces or materials, both old and new, low or high technologies, I pull from everything to find what works best.”  Jeanne Gang “We must build spaces that do not create barriers.” Francis K√©r√© “Architects have to be part of society, but we are outsiders.” C√©sar Pelli  “I used to teach the final year of the design studio. I would not try to influence the students too much because they were almost professional architects themselves. Of course, they think they know everything, but the reality is that no one knows anything. But a good teacher has to act like he knows. Confidence is very important, not only knowledge. Every problem requires thinking, not readymade solutions. You know that you don‚Äôt know, but there is an urgency to do something. You have to discover the knowledge ‚Äď that‚Äôs the whole point.” – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

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Tips to Revive Your House This Monsoon

Monsoon, a season everyone loves. Why wouldn’t you like it? The cloudy breezy weather has¬†something¬†for¬†everyone¬†in¬†store.¬†Kids¬†love¬†to¬†play¬†in¬†the¬†muddy gardens,¬†others¬†like¬†to¬†lazy¬†around,laying¬†back¬†in¬†their¬†bed,¬†sipping¬†on¬†to¬†some hot¬†ginger¬†tea,¬†while¬†some¬†just¬†enjoy¬†the¬†view¬†by¬†the¬†window¬†with¬†their¬†novels¬†or¬†music. Nevertheless¬†there’s¬†someone¬†who¬†wishes¬†to¬†enjoy¬†the¬†season¬†but¬†is¬†bogged¬†down¬†with¬†cleaning¬†work.¬†Yes,¬†those¬†are¬†our¬†moms, the¬†home¬†maker.¬†With¬†muddy¬†footprints¬†all¬†over¬†the¬†house¬†to¬†clothes¬†that¬†don’t¬†dry¬†quickly.¬†Dark¬†interiors¬†and¬†low lights¬†can¬†totally¬†add¬†up¬†to¬†these¬†problems¬†and¬†make¬†her¬†feel¬†dull¬†and¬†boring. So¬†for¬†all¬†the¬†home¬†makers¬†and¬†moms¬†here¬†are¬†quick¬†tips¬†that¬†can¬†perk¬†up¬†your¬†house¬†as¬†well¬†as¬†brighten¬†up¬†your¬†mood¬†this¬†monsoon. Bed¬†Linen Choose¬†your¬†bed¬†linens,¬†cushions¬†and¬†pillow¬†covers¬†wisely.¬†As¬†darker¬†skies¬†can cast¬†dark¬†shadows¬†in¬†your¬†house,¬†it’s¬†important¬†to¬†choose¬†light¬†and¬†vibrant colors.¬†At¬†the¬†same¬†time¬†avoid¬†using¬†whites¬†or¬†beige¬†as¬†they¬†are¬†hard¬†to¬†clean. Candles¬†&¬†Fragrances Light¬†some¬†candles¬†and¬†fragrances¬†to¬†evade¬†the¬†moist¬†smell¬†out¬†from¬†your¬†home. Green¬†Home Indoor¬†plants¬†are¬†the¬†best¬†to¬†keep¬†your¬†house¬†looking¬†lively¬†and¬†serene. Keep¬†some¬†green¬†plants¬†in¬†your¬†house¬†to¬†feel¬†fresh¬†and¬†revived¬†always. Green¬†plants¬†are¬†also¬†believed¬†to¬†bring¬†positive¬†vibes¬†around¬†your¬†house. Curtains¬†&¬†Drapes As¬†bed¬†linens¬†are¬†important,¬†curtains¬†and¬†drapes¬†play¬†a¬†vital¬†role¬†as¬†well, as¬†light¬†and¬†bright¬†curtains¬†can¬†brighten¬†up¬†the¬†house¬†and¬†will¬†feel¬†vibrant. Flowers Well¬†we¬†all¬†love¬†the¬†fragrance¬†of¬†flowers¬†and¬†the¬†beauty¬†it¬†brings¬†along¬†wherever¬†they¬†are¬†put¬†up. So¬†just¬†get¬†a¬†bunch¬†of¬†fresh¬†flowers¬†everyday¬†and¬†put¬†them¬†in¬†a¬†vase¬†in¬†any¬†corner¬†or¬†center¬†of¬†your¬†house. These¬†will¬†act¬†like¬†a¬†stress¬†buster¬†&¬†mood¬†reliever¬†while¬†it¬†will beautify¬†your¬†interiors. Doormats¬†&¬†Baskets Place¬†doormats¬†at¬†your¬†entrance¬†to¬†absorb¬†the¬†slush¬†that¬†guests¬†or¬†family members¬†may¬†bring¬†in.¬†Also¬†putting¬†up¬†a¬†basket¬†on¬†your¬†porch¬†or¬†near entrance¬†will¬†act¬†like¬†a¬†storage¬†for¬†your¬†wet¬†rain¬†gears¬†like¬†umbrella¬†and raincoats. These¬†are¬†just¬†some¬†easy¬†to¬†do¬†things¬†that¬†will¬†enliven¬†and¬†chirp¬†up¬†your¬†house this¬†monsoon.¬†Formore¬†of¬†such¬†updates,¬†keep¬†an¬†eye¬†on¬†Make¬†My¬†House¬†blogs. We’ll¬†keep¬†uploading¬†more¬†such¬†interesting¬†tips¬†and¬†news¬†everyday.

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Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Contractor

Top 10 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring A Contractor

When¬† planning¬† to¬† build¬† your¬† dream¬† home¬† it¬† may¬† be¬† difficult¬† to¬† hire a good¬† contractor.¬† A successful¬† house¬† construction¬† depends¬† on good¬† contractor.¬† Hire¬† a¬† best¬† contractor¬† otherwise,¬† it¬† may¬† end¬† up the¬† contract¬† before¬† completion¬† of¬† work¬† or¬† may¬† result¬† a¬† poor construction.¬† Before¬† hiring¬† a¬† contractor,¬† do¬† some¬† research about¬† the¬† contractor;¬†…

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