Top 10 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas That Refresh Your Space

Top 10 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas That Refresh Your Space

The backsplash is the most important aspect which defines your kitchen mainly Indian style kitchens. At the time of cooking, you will be facing them and it will make a positive impact on your mood and cooking if they are looking good. Most people are of the perception that backsplash is a very basic thing and they don’t customize it. The builder will install basic ceramic tiles for 2 feet above the counter top and leave it. There is a whole lot of options available for creating a refreshing and stylish kitchen backsplash. We will be discussing all those backsplash ideas here. Also Read: Top 10 Vastu Tips for your Kitchen 1. Add Food Items related Tiles This is the most common and widely used style of the backsplash. Most of the builders will install this by default. It will be basically white in color with some cooking utensils or fruits in the foreground. This reflects the cooking inspiration and so is commonly used and accepted. 2. Add Water Proof and Heat Proof Wallpapers made especially for kitchen This is a newly evolving style of the backsplash and it is still not yet fully tested. Wallpapers are mostly for living and dining rooms and were not considered for the kitchen. Recently few interior designers are suggesting to install heat proof wallpapers even for the kitchen. There is no limit on the design and colors when it comes to wallpapers. These wallpapers are not easily available yet but soon may become a reality. 3. Install Thermostatic panels You can install laminated thermoplastic panels as the backsplash for your kitchen. You...
9 Creative Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

9 Creative Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

Only a small percentage of the population can afford to buy luxury homes other just dream of it. We have come up with ideas to make your normal home look expensive and luxurious. These are just small tips and tricks which are affordable but convert your home into a luxurious one. 1. Height of the Ceiling One of the basic aspects of a luxurious is high ceilings. A normal home will have rooms with a height of 10 feet. Luxury homes will have a height of 12-15 feet. We cannot increase the height of your existing rooms but we can create an optical illusion that will increase the height of the rooms. One simple way to achieve this optical illusion is to replace your old window curtains with new ones which are hung from the ceiling. You need to hang the curtains as close to ceilings as possible. Taller curtains will project a taller room and hence give more space and luxury to your existing home. Also Read: 6 Home Improvements Ideas for this Summer 2. Install Chandelier I am sure most of you agree that a chandelier is a luxury and royal item. Most people think that chandeliers are expensive and can be bought only by rich people. While this perception is correct it is not factual. You can buy a chandelier for as low as Rs.2000. Just can get a charming chandelier for less than Rs.5000. Just check Amazon or your nearby store. Install the chandelier in the living room. If possible over the dining table or coffee table. This will enhance the richness of your home...
10 Ways to Stylish Your Kid’s Bedroom

10 Ways to Stylish Your Kid’s Bedroom

The two most important concepts of designing a kids room are safety and fun. Kids are always active and are constantly learning new things. Their rooms should be a key driver in their growth and education. We will be talking about various ways you can design your kid’s room 1. Keep Essentials at their height: Try to keep most frequently used things at their height’s reach. Things like pens, pencils, toys, water bottle, snacks, dresses, etc. Try to keep them below 3 feet height so that they can access them whenever needed. If they are kept at a height 5 feet, they will try to climb onto something leading them to fall and injure themselves. Also Read: 10 Money Saving Life Hacks For Your Home 2. Soften sharp edges: Try to avoid furniture and closets with sharp edges as they can cause injury to your kid. Also, make sure that the wall corners are also softened and not sharp. 3. Install a blackboard: Install a blackboard and also a white board on their walls. Kids when young love to write and scribble things on the wall. Most of the walls are damaged due to this and require repainting. Instead, put up boards where they can scribble all the time. This will keep your wall neat and tidy and also a fun filled experience for your kid. 4. Install glowing night stars: These are in the market for many years now and it is an essential part of the home decor for kid’s room. You can purchase stickers and paste it in the roof of their room. When the lights...
10 Money Saving Life Hacks For Your Home

10 Money Saving Life Hacks For Your Home

Did you know that a person can save around 20% of their monthly home cost without spending money? Yes, we were equally surprised as you were when we heard this. So we decided to research on the same and came up with a list of measure which anyone can follow and save their home cost. Also Read: 10 Brilliant Ways for Keeping Your Home Cool in Summer 1. Cool your Roof: You can do any one of the followings to keep your roof heat proof. Paint it white with lime: This will absorb sunlight and keep your rooms cooler. Arrange layers of hay on top of the roof. This will block sunlight from hitting your roof. Start a roof-top garden: a natural way to fight sun’s heat You might be wondering, how these things will save money for you. All these tips will reduce the temperature in your room. So when you switch on the AC, it will be more efficient and will be consuming very less power. 2. Exteriors and Windows You can do the following to save cost of electricity Keep your windows closed during day time. Install a bamboo curtain which will reduce the temperature. These things will further reduce heat and will help in AC functioning effectively. When the room temperature is already reduced by natural means, you can either save money by not using the AC or even if you use AC, it will consume very less power. 3. Switch to LEDs Replace all your conventional lighting with latest LEDs. Even replace CFL with LEDs. LEDs consume very less power compared to other lighting...
The Cost of Renovating your Kitchen

The Cost of Renovating your Kitchen

The basic thought of renovating your kitchen is itself scary as it is going to both cost you a lot and also disrupt your daily life. A kitchen needs to be renovated only after a period of 5+ years and in some cases, it is 10+ years. There is no hard figure, you need to decide this based on the condition of your kitchen. The crucial thing is to start renovation the moment you feel it is necessary. Any delays will only alleviate the cost further. Before you start budgeting for the kitchen renovation, you need to figure what are the things that require renovation. Renovation could mean any of the below things. Fixing an issue Replacing the item Adding a new item to your kitchen Must Read: 10 Brilliant Ways for Keeping Your Home Cool Let us first start by listing out various modules of the kitchen. Cooking Appliances: Various items like a pressure cooker, Mixer, Grinder, Coffee maker, juicer, vegetable cutter, etc. Counter Top: You can replace your old counter-top with a new one.  Now we have the options of glass counter top and counter top with more than 2 burners. Chimney or Ventilation: Chimney is a life long product if maintained well. A chimney requires regular cleaning. In some rare case, you might need to repair or replace chimneys. Cabinets: These are the basic storage blocks for any kitchen. Windows: You can replace your old windows with double plated glass ones, which will reflect sunlight and keep your kitchen cool. Doors: Replace them only after a period of 10 years. Flooring: If any of the tiles...
5 Things to Keep in Mind before Installing a False Ceiling

5 Things to Keep in Mind before Installing a False Ceiling

One of the best pieces of home décor you can ever imagine is the invention of false ceiling. Adding a false ceiling to your existing room enhances the appearance manifold. The beauty and richness a false ceiling brings to your home are immense. False ceiling; once considered as a luxury item is now a common practice in most of the homes both in cities and also in local towns. They have gained huge popularity in the last decade and have become a must-have for home design lovers. Now let us look at various factors that you should consider while installing the false ceiling. 1. The height of the room: False ceiling tends to occupy some part of the room. It could be a few inches to feet. Whatever be the type of false ceiling you prefer, do make sure that you have enough head room in the house after the false ceiling is installed. It is better to avoid them if the height of your room is relatively shorter. If the height of your room is shorter, you can opt for false ceiling which is a lot less thick. 2. Maintenance: The cost of maintaining a false ceiling is not high, but it does require regular maintenance in the form of cleaning. So consider whether you can afford that time each and every month. Most of the false ceiling comes in white or cream color and they tend to show off dirt easily. If you don’t have time to clean it regularly, you can also look for other colors like brown or green, based on your taste and existing...