Reliable roofing

Reliable roofing

  • Choose the kind of roof that's strong enough to endure any weather or climate
  • Make sure your roof blends with the exterior of your house so it's aesthetically pleasing to the eyes
  • Choose between natural materials like slate and wood, or materials like asphalt or plastic polymers for your roof

Things to keep in mind

  • Ask your contractor which material is the most long-lasting in the city you live in, based on weather and temperature ranges
  • When choosing the roof, always compare the cost of the material with how long it's going to last. Some roofs might be a little more expensive but last much longer, these are the ones that end up being the most cost-effective

Beautifying your home

Beautifying your home

Paint perfect

  • When you're painting your home, keep in mind that you have to choose paints for both the exterior and interior walls
  • Areas prone to water accumulation, like arches and awnings, should be given an additional coat of paint to ensure better protection
  • Scrub the walls with sand paper to ensure that the surface is dry and free of dust
  • Add an additional coat to darker paints for the actual shade to appear
  • Select paints depending on your budget and feel free to choose different paints for various areas. For example, your passages and corridors can use economical paints, while your living room can have a more luxurious finish
  • Solvent based paints should be allowed to dry for twice as long in case of high humidity climate like monsoons
  • Make sure the paint has dried fully before you think the paint job is complete. Darker paints can seem different when wet

Flooring it right

  • Before you start laying out the tiles, ensure that the floor is levelled, solid and firm
  • Avoid washing your new floor for at least a week after you've had it laid out
  • Wooden floors are very sensitive to water and moisture, so avoid using them in areas like laundries and bathrooms
  • Marble flooring, being sturdy and indestructible, can be used in places like fireplaces and bathrooms. The only thing that can damage this flooring is highly acidic solvents, that cause the marble to erode and lose its texture
  • Choose between wooden, marble, granite and vitrified flooring for your home
  • Make sure there are no gaps left in between or on the edges of the room while flooring
  • Granite should ideally be sealed to make sure any food or water spills don't leave any permanent stains on the surface
  • Vitrified floors are available in a lot of designs and prints that can beautify your home

Things to keep in mind

  • Paint not only beautifies your home but also protects it from the heat and rain, enhancing its durability
  • Remember that it's more economical to buy all your painting materials at one shot
  • Check for any cracks or loose plaster on your walls and fill it up before you start painting
  • A lot of paint jobs need basic touch-ups at least once a year
  • The flooring you choose has to blend in with your home. If you face a space crunch, opt for tiles or marble in light shades. These make your room look bigger
  • Most floors get discoloured or lose their sheen when cleaned with abrasive cleaners. Use mild detergents or a damp mop for daily cleaning and maintenance
  • Know the pros and cons that each flooring offers depending on the room you want to use it in

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Pick the right fixtures and fittings

Pick the right fixtures and fittings

  • Choose the fixtures for the bathroom according to the style the bedroom is going to follow. For eg. If you're, going to have antique theme for your bedroom, the same should translate into the bathroom's taps, showers, bathtubs, etc.
  • Your kitchen taps tend to be used more than any other faucets in the house. Make sure they're the most functional and sturdy choices
  • Consider the functions of the taps and faucets while choosing. Do you want hot water or temperature controlled taps? Will you need two taps for one faucet or just one lever? Ask yourself what you need from that fixture before choosing it

Things to keep in mind

  • The variety in fixtures and fittings is vast. Choose the ones you want based on the room, budget and functionality
  • Leaky faucets and taps can lead to a lot of water wastage. Get these fixed as soon as you spot any starting to drip or leak
  • Maintain your plumbing and keep conducting regular checks to make sure you don't have to spend a large amount of money on it later

Long lasting colours

Interior Paint:

  • Air your house thoroughly to avoid getting any moisture on the paint. Moisture attracts mould, changing the way paint looks over time
  • It takes close to a year for the paint to settle in the house. The settling can cause cracks on the surface, requiring regular touch-ups
  • Strong cleaners and solvents cause the paint to lose its colour. Use mild, dissolved detergents or just a damp sponge to get rid of any dirt
  • If the paint doesn't completely dry it tends to stick together at joints such as door jambs and window panes. Give the paint enough time to dry completely and air out the house

Exterior Paint:

  • Carry out an annual inspection every year to look for the formation of mildew and mould
  • If you do find anything during the inspection, dilute bleach with three times the amount of water to treat it
  • Scrape off any paint you see peeling off and touch it up with two coats of the same shade
  • If you find any cracks or breaks on the paint surface due to moisture, call your contractor and ask him to recaulk the surface
  • Use paints of the best quality to ensure that hardly any maintenance is required later

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Designed to floor you

Designed to floor you

  • Depending on the design and aesthetics of your home, choose from wooden flooring, vitrified tiles, marble, granite or slate. Factor in the use of the room while choosing the flooring
  • Wooden floors can't handle any form of moisture or spillage. Avoid using such flooring in bathrooms, kitchens or the laundry room
  • Vitrified files require the least amount of maintenance. Being non-abrasive and non-porous, these files are long-lasting and their designs don't fade even after years of use
  • Marble is one of the most long-lasting forms of flooring and is only affected with acidic solvents or very abrasive cleaners
  • Granite tends to get very dusty as the porous flooring holds on to small particles. Sweep thoroughly every day and use a soft mop to follow up
  • Keep the climate in mind - cold areas should avoid marble flooring because of the low temperatures whereas wooden flooring isn't ideal for tropical climates
  • If you have elderly or children in the house, avoid slippery floors
  • Lastly, make sure your flooring is easy to clean and maintain

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The right roofing

The right roofing

  • The roof that you choose should be strong enough to weather natural disasters of any sort
  • It should also allow proper ventilation and insulation into the house, depending on the temperature ranges of the region
  • Don't choose a roof that clashes with the rest of your house. Make sure that it's aesthetically pleasing and also matches the design and look of your house
  • After your roofing is complete, ask the engineer or contractor to spray the roof with a hose so any leaks or gaps can be identified and fixed instantly

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Getting the right fixtures and fittings

Getting the right fixtures and fittings

  • Fixtures like cabinets, basins, sinks and pipes should be from reputed brands to ensure high quality
  • Choose between drop-in sinks, vessel sinks, under-mount sinks and pedestal sinks for your home, based on which room it's going to be used in and what it's function shall be
  • The faucet should be the focal point of your sink. From wide-spread faucets to wall-mounted faucets, there's a lot for you choose from
  • Make sure your taps and faucets are suited to the kind of water flow that the sink needs
  • Your faucets, sinks and overflow holes should be cleared regularly for smooth-flowing water
  • If any faucet or water outlet is dripping, have a plumber look into it and change the seal
  • Protect your plumbing by keeping an eye out for any leakages or drips. Plumbing costs, unless taken care of at an early stage, can escalate

For further assistance, get in touch with us.

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Vaastu Compliant

Vaastu Wise

  • Place your beds in such a way that your heads are positioned towards the south. The west isn't very advisable, and the north should be strictly avoided
  • Try not to place your beds under any beams
  • Wardrobes should ideally be placed in the north-west or south-west corners of the room. The south and west walls are also acceptable
  • Safes with jewellery and cash should be in the south-west, with their doors opening towards the north
  • Children should sleep with their heads on the east side
  • Study tables should either be placed at the north or east walls
  • You should ideally be facing the east while cooking
  • Place microwave ovens and stoves in the south-east corner
  • Face east or north while performing any poojas