Coloured Rugs Can Make Your Living Room Graceful

Despite being an IT professional, I have always been passionate about interior designing. This is why, I did not consider hiring a professional designer when we shifted to our new house. I did it all by myself and to go unique I made the best use of coloured rugs to decorate the flooring of my entire house. It’s true that rugs have always been my obsession and I have used it so many times before, but this time, it’s a bit different and way better than my previous designs. After all, it’s my new home and in no way I want to mess up with the decor goals.

 

Let’s take a look at how I used coloured rugs to decorate my new flat near Airport.

The large, rectangular area rug with bright reddish tinges looks amazing in the midst of my white marble floor. There’s nothing ostentatious, but the brightness of red lends it a characteristic flamboyance in every possible way. No wonder, it has brought energy to an otherwise nondescript room.

Although I have always been gripped with the idea that light colors add serenity, this time I wanted to try out something new. Thanks to the internet, where I come across a blog (I don’t remember its name however) talking about coloured rugs. Right they are! Utilizing colors on the living room floor not only changes its very appearance, but also impacts your lifestyle. Most often than not, we use bright colors for throw pillows, accent pieces and also on walls, but hardly we muster up the nerve to opt for bright coloured rugs for living rooms. But, using it properly can do wonders. If you can’t paint your walls bright, go for a perky floor and you can certainly feel the difference it makes to your living space.

These days, I am also in charge of designing one of my friend’s houses and I think I would like to go for bright emerald or a rich cocoa for her. The aim is to perk up the look for small 1 BHk flat in one of the posh locality of Kolkata. Bright oval or rectangular rugs are just perfect for such spaces. Choosing the right kind of texture as well as size of the rugs matters a lot, when it comes to design a floor. To complement the same, accurate accent decorations are also required.

Personally, I feel that an area rugs make a wonderful base for an entire decoration scheme. In case, you already have a theme in mind, finish it off with a colourful floor rug. In my living room, I have used some decorations around my red rug to add some grace. Red pillows on the dark couch and over-sized red chair on a comfortable corner of my living room accentuate the poise even more.

A red rug is certainly a bold choice, but to perk up a space that is not structurally splendid, all bright colors are most viable options. It makes your living room visually spectacular while lending it a chic flamboyance.

Glass Shutters Can Add Elegance to your Balcony

No matter how they are used, glass shutters are one of the amazing decor items that add a sheer touch of chic glamour to your interiors. With a wide range of options to choose from (transparent, luminous, stained and translucent), glass shutters & accessories bring in oodles of light inside while making any space appear bigger. So, if you are planning to install glass shutter to separate your large veranda from your living room, it’s certainly a wise decision.

Let’s see, how the glass shutters can amp up your interiors. Here’s what Mr. Naidu has done to make his 3 BHK apartment in Rajarhat just look awesome.

 Making a grand statement at the living room entrance

Elaborate and intricate work on the glass and wooden doors at the entrance to the living room make quite an amazing impression. In the apartment of Mr. Naidu, the glass door is placed to separate the balcony from the living room. The stained glass on the wooden door has lent his room a characteristic charm and made it appear quite elegant. Moreover, the arrangement is getting the room a lot of sunlight.

Providing security in an elegant way

Glass shutters are known to provide frill and function. They can be installed to cover up the decorative doorway in your balcony to save it from possible wears & tears. The shutters can be custom built to fit the exact size, shape and contour of the doorway. In Mr. Naidu’s place, the shutters are curved inward in the middle to make it look more chic. It is important to hire an interior designer to get the glass shutters aptly crafted according to your needs. You can also check out some designer shutters that can be just the perfect fit for your home.

 Pointers to keep in mind while doing a full-fledged decoration

While getting your interiors designed with glass shutters there are certain things that you should always keep in your mind.

  • To add some elegance, opt for coloured glass. Choose colours like blue, yellow, green, and neutral colors for balconies & living rooms.
  • Use beautiful chandeliers to add a zing to the area where the glass shutter is placed. The fixture should be selected in such a way that it matches the design and color palette of the room.

Glass Sliding Doors are Space Saving Addition

Since sliding doors operate without a hinge, they simply glide along a track instead of swinging open. As a result, no extra space is required for the door arc because they simply open up by one door sliding over another panel.

Glass shutters add an instant curb appeal to your existing home decor and impart it a classic timeless beauty

Buying a Flat in Kolkata is Wiser than Renting One

Buying a home is perhaps the most common and the biggest decision we make in our life. It involves a high level of planning; but at the same time, the decision has to be prudent, and backed by financial viability. Quite obviously, a bad decision will lead to financial distress with debt overload. In spite of this fact, people choose to buy a flat instead of renting it out, if they are staying in Kolkata.

The Primary Reason

With the Union Government’s proactive measures to provide affordable housing for all by 2022, significant impact is felt on the home loan interest rates. The rates are currently stable, thus making housing more affordable and lucrative. Moreover, the real estate market in Kolkata is quite affordable when compared to other metro cities, which is also a key reason behind the preference of buying a flat than renting one.

Here are some key parameters that will help you determine whether you should pay monthly rent or buy a flat in Kolkata and pay monthly EMIs.

  • Property Cost vs. Rental Value

Over the past few years, there’s a significant price change in the residential housing segment across India, says the current statistics of NHB Residex. Kolkata is not an exception. The most noticeable aspect of the latest NHB Residex is the inconsistent ratio between the property cost and its corresponding rental value in the metro cities. However, the average residential property price in Kolkata is less than that of Bengaluru and other metro cities across the country. Considering this perspective, buying a flat is undoubtedly a better option in Kolkata than renting out a flat.

  • Rent to Buy Ratio

This is determined on the basis of monthly payments that you have to pay as EMI for buying a flat and the monthly expenses of taking an accommodation on rent. The ratio is calculated according to the monthly average cost of ownership (EMI + Maintenance) and the average monthly spends on renting (Rental + Maintenance). Rent to buy ratio basically determines whether or not the property value is being translated into rental value.

According to various surveys, Kolkata’s rent to buy ratio is highest among the Indian cities. It means the metro city of Kolkata is a great destination for property investment rather than rented accommodation. Check out the upcoming flats in Rajarhat New Town to find your dream home for investment.

  • Rental Returns

Rental yield is the ratio between the property cost and its annual rent. For example, if a property value is Rs.50 Lakhs and the prevailing monthly rent for the property is Rs.15, 000, the rental yield calculation will be as follows: Annual Rent = 15,000 X 12 = Rs.1, 80,000

Rental Yield = Annual Rent/Property Cost, which in this case is – 1, 80,000/50, 00,000 x 100 = 3.60%.

With such a higher rental yield it’s quite obvious that buying a property often makes a better decision than renting out a property in Kolkata.

The Prime Takeaway

Considering from these perspective, buying a property is the most viable option in Kolkata as it would yield high rental returns in the long term ( if you want to rent out your flat after buying).

Storage Issues: Learn the Easiest Hacks for Bedroom Storage

Doing more with the less stuff is the core idea of designing any space, be it your bedroom, living space or the dining arena. But, we often get so accustomed with the existing pieces of furniture and the way they are arranged, that our perception of a room’s architecture becomes limited. And, hardly can we locate the strategic storage spaces, which would have otherwise increased the functionality of the home. When it comes to bedroom, the shortage of storage space poses the biggest problem. But, a little structural makeover can get you some great storage space without compromising on the room’s aesthetics.

Finding out hidden storage space is quite a tricky job. But, if you are creative enough, you can easily spruce up a tiny space with an aesthetic storage utility. So, before you are stuck up with storage dilemma, look at these quick tips to utilize space efficiently.

Top of the closets

One of the most underutilized space in every bedroom is the top of the closets. Most of the time, closets are likely to offer 3-6 feet of vertical storage space on the top. Although a walk-in closet comes with better options, the standalone closets can also be functional in their own way. You might have noticed that even after stuffing the box and bars in a walk-in closet, a considerable amount of space is left out which we are reluctant to use . You can easily use this place to store small items. You can also utilize the vertical space in the separate closets. The flat, vacuum-sealed storage bags offer ideal storage solution for your extra blankets and pillows.

Under the Bed

We often overlook using this space, but if used properly, the space under the bed can serve as a great storage utility. Many people are apprehensive of storing things under the bed as they get too dusty there. But, there are some easy ways (obviously other than frequent cleaning) to make this storage space dust free. Use vacuum sealed bags to pack away your mushy stuff, such as blankets, extra pillows, old tattered sweaters, and so on.

Adding drawers under the bed will build up additional functional space. So, if you are facing storage problems in a petite space, these drawers might serve you a utilitarian solution. You can store your large collection of utilities inside the drawers.

Behind the Doors

This storage option hardly crosses our mind when looking for storage space in a tiny room. But, space behind the doors can offer you a whole new world of options to solve your storage issues. A few fixtures, such as hanging pockets hanging shower caddies, organizers and self-adhesive hooks can help you use the back of the doors in a lot better manner. Right from your clothing to napkins, hot pads, anything can be stored easily over here.

You might think that these places are too small to make any noticeable differences, but nooks and crannies offer a great storage facility as far as your bedroom is concerned. Once you start exploring these options, you will be surely amazed at how much extra space they can open up.

Experience a Better Living in the Upcoming Residential Projects of Kolkata

If you have recently moved to Kolkata and looking for a perfect place to stay, the City of Joy will offer you a bevy of choices. With a large number of smart residential projects coming to the scene, it looks quite obvious that the modern living spaces promise comfort and highest level of convenience to its dwellers. Apart from the basic amenities that we are accustomed with, the upcoming residential projects of the smart segment brings you a platter of convenience amenities to make your life better.

Here’s a look into the factors that make life upbeat at these living spaces.

  1. Smart Designs: The concept of smart design involves a lot of things beyond the design of the living units. Apart from spacious building designs, a smart home comes with multilevel vehicle parking, exclusive space for social and business gatherings, like a community hall or a multipurpose hall, unhindered strolling area right within the complex. There must be well-planned building layout that features ample ventilation and maximum access to natural light
  2. Guaranteed Safety

The concern for safety is the biggest concern, whether you are living in an independent house or in a residential complex. The upcoming gated complexes which are coming up across the City of Joy assure better safety as they have everything in order and in place. From trained security guards to efficient surveillance system and firefighting equipment, everything is at the easiest access, thus making residential complexes quite safe for living. Especially if you are having a family with young children, you can choose to live in the gated complexes, considering safety as your biggest concern.

  1. Benefits of Maintenance

Regular maintenance of your house can be the biggest challenges that one comes across. From plumbing issues to electric concerns, fixing the same and maintaining it from time to time can be tiring. With a modern residential complex, you don’t have to think about this. Maintenance is one of the biggest benefits of a residential housing complex. All you need is to pay a monthly or yearly charge to avail the benefit. Everything from cleanliness, hygiene and other typical concerns that might crop up are taken care of by the management.

  1. Living within a Community

Another important aspect of living in the complex is a well-functioning community. Rather than restricting your social life, the modern residential complexes of Kolkata give you everything to meet one another and develop healthy interactive relationships. The upcoming residential projects are coming up with private community hall for the residents. As a result, organizing functions, events, and festivals within the society is no more a hassle. Thus, living in a community certainly gives you an upbeat and better lifestyle. From having kids’ play area to recreation zone and fitness centers for the adults, these projects offer you everything that your heart desires.

With so many advantages, it’s certainly a great idea to invest in an upcoming residential complex, especially if you are looking for convenient options to live in.

5 Things you Can’t Ignore While Searching for a Flat in Kolkata

If you are new in the real estate market of Kolkata with an intention to buy a living space in the city, a lot of things should be taken into consideration. In the first place, you need to keep in mind that plenty of projects are coming up across the city. From affordable to premium, the developers are targeting a comprehensive customer base at the same time. Quite obviously, finding a residential project that aptly fits your preference is no more a big deal. But, there are certain things which you should not ignore while searching for a flat in Kolkata.

Evaluate your requirements: If you are a buyer, you must be perfectly aware about your requirements. Most of the time, we tend to look for king size apartment, considering space as the only determining factor. In some cases the list of requirements includes big garden, calm locality, modular kitchen and that too at an affordable budget. But, keep in mind that ascertaining your needs is important, so that you don’t end up making a wrong decision and shell out a fortune to own your home.

New or resale– which one will serve your purpose: Another significant factor is to decide and evaluate whether a new or resale flat will serve your needs and lifestyle. Resale properties are usually priced less in comparison to new properties. But, you need to make sure that the property is in good condition and you do not need to invest a lot for renovation. If this is the case, it’s wise to buy a new property. You can also opt for an under construction property with a good social infrastructure for affordable price range.

Availability of amenities: This is an important factor to consider before making an investment. Unless you get all the amenities that make life comfortable in a residential complex, there’s no point in making such a big investment. Apart from the convenience amenities like gym, swimming pool, recreation centers & kids’ play area, security & surveillance systems, you also need to make sure that you have an access to a range of civic amenities. The idea is basically to make sure that you don’t need to venture out for socializing.

Right location should be your priority: This is one of the most complicated aspects of property buying and you simply can’t ignore this part. Like every buyer, you must be having your own set of preferences, which may include the distance to work space, school, proximity to bus stops, metro stations and so on. Make sure that the place, where you are buying a flat is well connected with the rest of the city.

Check out developer’s credentials: Prior to making any investment, make sure that you have closely reviewed the property market and the reputation of the developer. The checking process must include the evaluation of the market presence of the developer, status of his past completed projects, his credibility on project delivery, and off course the customer reviews from the past.

Make a note of these pointers, so that you can keep these in mind while searching for a property in Kolkata.

The Perks of Staying Close to Malls

Getting an apartment is often the first choice of most of the people looking for investment in real estate sector. But, you must get it right. Several factors come into play while making a decision and location of the property is one of them. To a large extent, the profitability of your investment depends on the location of your property. That’s why an urbanized area having all sorts of civic amenities is always preferred.

Nowadays, there’s a growing tendency among the home buyers to invest in a property close to shopping malls. It’s indeed a great idea, considering the many different advantages offered by such a location. Let’s take a look why the properties near shopping malls are in high demand.

  1. Access to Entertainment and Recreational Facilities

The area close to shopping malls boasts of a plethora of amenities including recreational facilities galore. With plenty of convenient amenities, malls are becoming a lot more than simply a shopping center. Nowadays, it is a complete entertainment hub where people can chill out and have fun. If you are staying close to the popular shopping malls in the city, you don’t have to travel far for your daily dose of entertainment.

 

 

 

 

2. Living at the heart of the city

Mostly shopping malls are located at the heart of the city. So, by staying near shopping malls you are actually staying at the center of activity. Basically, your apartment near a shopping mall keeps you close to the most happening part of the city with schools, main road, business centers etc.

3. No Problem with Public Transportation

As mentioned earlier, an apartment near shopping malls keep you right at the heart of the city. Quite obviously, in such a location, you do not have to deal with transportation problems. Such areas remain well connected by transport and communication networks. In Kolkata, the flats near City Centre 2 are in high demand as they are situated in a strategic location. The region is so well connected with rest of the city that you can seamlessly travel across the city whenever it is required.

4. Access to products and items that are exclusively available inshopping malls:

There are certain products which are essentially available in the signature stores. For example, some premium brands of soaps and shampoos are not available in small local store. You have to go the brand’s signature store to buy these. But, with a shopping mall close to your space, you do not need to go far to procure that product right from the mall itself. And the whole experience is fast and comfortable.

Last but not the least, a flat near shopping mall generally gets a high resale value. A world of convenience right within a few minute’s access certainly makes your lifestyle seamless and stress-free. No doubt, the upcoming flats of Rajarhat, especially the ones close to City Centre 2 attract higher sale value.

A Smart Life At Rajarhat – Lifestyle At The New Smart Destination In The City

The City of Joy is changing fast and Rajarhat is the new favourite hotspot. What started off as an ambitious project to expand the reach of the city lifestyle and facilities, has almost become a reality today. After Salt Lake, it was the turn of Rajarhat and New Town region to go through metamorphosis and emerge a new leaf, a smart region within the Bengal capital. So, how is the lifestyle in one of the most happening parts of Kolkata?

A modern abode close to nature

One of the major complaints of those living the modern lifestyle in the metropolitans across the country is how far we have come from nature. A glimpse of green patch even in Kolkata seems to have become a luxury. Not to mention, the chaos of the city life following the residents everywhere like a haunting spirit. Rajarhat offers the perfect recluse away from all of these.

A large section of Rajarhat is covered in greenery and it offers the amazing feeling of staying in the lap of nature. However, that’s not all. The smart region has the finest residential apartments enabled with the most high-tech and modern amenities and facilities. The residents get to enjoy staying close to nature without having to give up on the luxuries and convenience of staying in a modern city.

A well-planned delight

One of the beauties of Rajarhat lies in how beautifully the entire development is planned in phases. There are areas marked out for the commercial purposes and then there are those meant for residential apartments only. The well-planned smart space makes it a lot easier for residents to commute within, as well as, in and out of the area. And, a planned model definitely adds to the aesthetics of the place.

From work to leisure – all at one place

Rajarhat is the new destination for business development in Kolkata. Almost every major IT firms and companies have bases in the smart spot of the capital. As new businesses look forward to setting up their office in the city, New Town in Rajarhat seems like the best place to do so. Not only does it have enough spaces at affordable rates, the modern facilities and amenities means that next-gen businesses can easily scale-up and transform their models to remain in the competition without having to spend a fortune on infrastructure development.

However, the boon of smart tech is not just enjoyed by the commercial players alone. The residents have access to some of the finest facilities and amenities as well. From greener energy sources to providing the best residential apartments fitted with modern day techs, Rajarhat has it all.

The best part is that they are all placed close enough for the residents to enjoy the convenience of going to their work without having to beat the traffic of Kolkata. Moreover, Rajarhat comes with its own set of leisure activities. From shopping malls to multiplexes, the Mother’s Wax Museum, Eco Space, and the 500+ acres Ecopark and many other options provide the much-needed break from the monotone of work. And, yet again, everything is a few minutes away.

Pros and Cons of Living Near the Airport

One of the places that crosses our mind when we talk about the premium flats in Kolkata,  is definitely the area around the airport. Lately, there’s been quite a growth in the real estate sector.  A number of  high-end luxury  flats and  apartments  have come  up  in  this  region.  Moreover, with the rapidly growing pace of civic conveniences, real estate developers are taking interest in this area.  No doubt, the area near airport has become the home to a number of finest and most luxurious apartments of the city.

But, the question is whether it’s a wise investment? To find the answer, we have to dig both the pros and cons of living in this area.

Basically there are plenty of preconceived notions about living in the areas close to the airport, which is why the area remained ignored by most of the real estate owners. However, there scenario is changing pretty fast. Increase in knowledge and awareness among the end users has created a favourable environment for the city’s real estate developers who have started focusing on the areas close to the airport. But, let us not jump to any conclusion. A better way is to weigh the pros and cons and take the final decision.

Pros of Buying Flats Near Airport in Kolkata

  • Advantage for Frequent Fliers – This point hardly requires an elaboration. Staying near the airport cuts down the total journey time to and from the airport as well as on the cost associated with the journey. Any frequent flier will love to own a flat near the airport considering the ease of journey. And if you happen to be one, then there is no better deal available for you.
  • Better lifestyle – As mentioned earlier the high-end premium flats near airport are designed for the up-scale people having finer taste and prefer a good lifestyle. Over the past few years, there’s been a surge of home buyers in this area. With the number of residents increasing rapidly, a number of premium shopping malls, various stores and entertainment centres start coming up close to these flats. As a result, you can have easy access to the civic conveniences which are otherwise unavailable if you live in the suburban area.
  • Higher resale value – Who would not think of good deal of profit especially when it is a real estate investment? From this perspective, a flat near the airport certainly offers a great resale value than the flats in other areas of Kolkata. Depending upon the location, the various parts close to the airport are growing in demand and thus the real estate property values are soaring high in the airport region. So, it can be easily perceived that if you ever need to sell out your flat, rest assured, you should find a great deal.

Cons of staying near the airport in Kolkata

  • A Slightly High Price – With NRIs and HNIs investing generously in the premium flats of the region, it does not come as a surprise that the prices of these flats are skyrocketing. You will probably be paying quite a steep price for buying a flat in the region. However, there’s always a chance to earn it all back while reselling it.
  • Health hazard – You will need to endure the noise of airplane if you are staying too near the airport. The noise can sometimes cause hearing issues. Choosing a property in close vicinity but not very close to the airport sorts out this problem.

What to do as customer?

As a potential buyer you should make sure that you are choosing the right location or paying the right price. Try to get some authentic information from internet as well as from your acquaintances before making any investment.

Why Rajarhat is an Ideal Location For Living in Kolkata?

Have you moved to Kolkata recently and don’t know where to settle down? Still looking for the perfect place to reside in the City of Joy? If such is the case then Rajarhat will be the perfect place to reside at. Rajarhat, the upcoming neighborhood of Kolkata has witnessed immense growth and development at a faster and faster rate over the years. It is a township is a hub of all the sections, be it residential, commercial office or retail. Thus, this town can be the perfect location for you to be in.

Here are some reasons why it can be considered as the ideal location for living.

The primary plus point is the location. Easily accessible from Kolkata CBD via the VIP Road or the Rajarhat Road as well as being only 20 minutes drive from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport.

Next comes the vast range of apartments that are on offer in Rajarhat. Along with the existing projects there is a plethora of upcoming new projects aimed at catering all price and size points of the buyers. These apartments offer all modern facilities and amenities.

The other important aspect which some buyers do not have under consideration while choosing a project is the availability of the banking and health care facilities. Rajarhat takes care of that too, almost all the esteemed banks including private and nationalised operates in Rajarhat. A number of hospitals provide multispecialty medical facilities. The renowned hospitals in and around Kolkata are also connected by a good network of transport.

Schooling is another factor that most of the buyers will be looking for while planning to buy their home at Rajarhat. Well, one need not worry about that as well. Rajarhat has got a number of reputed international schools to provide education to your child.

Last but not the least; the buyers would obviously look for the facilities that are available for their entertainment as well. Rajarhat has got a number of shopping malls, recreational parks, 5-star hotels, family parks, spas and multiplexes to unwind and break the monotony of daily life.

If you are looking for a property at Rajarhat, then One Rajarhat will definitely serve you well. This luxurious apartment offers  2, 3 and 4 BHK flats with numerous amenities. Right from a well equipped gymnasium to indoor game facilities, you name it and you have it all. Though the project is still under construction, but once completed, this apartment would assure to take your breath away. So, hurry up and make your dreams come true with One Rajarhat.

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and book your own nest at Rajarhat.