- Friday, October 20, 2017

Vastu Shastra tips for a temple at home

The temple at home, is a sacred place where we worship God. So, naturally, it must be a positive and peaceful place. The temple area, when placed according to Vastu Shastra, can bring health, … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu Shastra tips for a temple at home appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, October 19, 2017

This Diwali, light up your home in style

Diwali is the festival of lights. It is a time when one illuminates the entire house (outdoor and indoor), to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into the house.   Diyas Diyas are synonymous with Diwali. They … READ FULL STORY The post This Diwali, light up your home in style appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, October 19, 2017

This Diwali, give your home a quick, festive makeover

How to give an inexpensive makeover for the walls Painting the house makes it clean and fresh. There are a lot of inexpensive painting options available in the market, which are of good quality. … READ FULL STORY The post This Diwali, give your home a quick, festive makeover appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, October 19, 2017

Should you give up on a good property because of imperfect Vastu?

Consider this scenario: after a prolonged search, you get an unbelievable offer on a property. However, you find that the property does not conform to Vastu norms. Should you drop the offer? This is … READ FULL STORY The post Should you give up on a good property because of imperfect Vastu? appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Creative Diwali lighting options for your home

Diwali is a festival, where home owners endeavour to illuminate their homes in various ways. Nowadays, there are various lighting options available in the local market and online stores, from humble earthen diyas and … READ FULL STORY The post Creative Diwali lighting options for your home appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This Diwali, budget tips for revamping your home

Diwali is a time, when one spruces up the home to make it look clean and fresh. For the festival of lights, it is important that the house looks bright and cheerful. “The first … READ FULL STORY The post This Diwali, budget tips for revamping your home appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tips for Dhanteras and Lakshmi puja at home

Dhanteras Dhanteras is one of the most auspicious days of the year. It is believed that whatever ones buys on this day, reaps rich benefits. The word Dhanteras is derived from two words – … READ FULL STORY The post Tips for Dhanteras and Lakshmi puja at home appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Green buildings in India: Where is the market headed?

Buildings have an enormous impact on the environment and climate change. At 41 per cent of the total US energy consumption, buildings out-consume the industrial (30 per cent) and transportation (29 per cent) sectors. … READ FULL STORY The post Green buildings in India: Where is the market headed? appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, October 12, 2017

DLF, K Raheja Corp, Delhi Metro to receive Greenbuild Leadership Award

The US Green Building Council (USGBC), the creators of the LEED green building program, on October 12, 2017, announced that eight organisations are receiving the 2017 Greenbuild Leadership Awards. The awards will be presented … READ FULL STORY The post DLF, K Raheja Corp, Delhi Metro to receive Greenbuild Leadership Award appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, October 12, 2017

Green buildings in India deliver USD 12 in health benefits, for every USD 1 energy saved

According to a study ‘HEALTHfx’ by the Harvard University that examined LEED-certified buildings in six countries, additional health and climate benefits amounted to USD 12, for every dollar in energy savings in India. The … READ FULL STORY The post Green buildings in India deliver USD 12 in health benefits, for every USD 1 energy saved appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, October 08, 2017

Add brass bling to your home décor

Metals have always been a part of home décor in India. Gold, silver, copper, brass and steel are commonly used in décor accessories. Beaten metal (matthar kaam), bidri (silver engraving), metal enamel work and … READ FULL STORY The post Add brass bling to your home décor appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, September 30, 2017

How do your favourite celebs decorate their homes for Dussehra

Dipannita Sharma Actress and entrepreneur A clean home ushers in positivity during the festive season and it is also important for hygiene and health. Cleaning the home can be quite a task. After years, … READ FULL STORY The post How do your favourite celebs decorate their homes for Dussehra appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, September 30, 2017

Vastu tips for buying a new home during the festive season

Home buyers nowadays, consider Vastu as a prominent factor, when they select a home. Often, people avoid projects or apartments that do not comply with Vastu norms. This is especially true during the festive … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu tips for buying a new home during the festive season appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, September 30, 2017

Griha pravesh tips for your new house, this festive season

Indians are generally particular about shubh muhurats, when it comes to buying a property or shifting to a new house. They believe that performing a griha pravesh ceremony on an auspicious day, will bring … READ FULL STORY The post Griha pravesh tips for your new house, this festive season appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, September 28, 2017

Quick ways to add a festive touch to your home for Dussehra

The festive season is a time, when many home owners decorate their homes to make it colourful and bright. This often extends to the temple area, where attractive puja accessories are used. For those … READ FULL STORY The post Quick ways to add a festive touch to your home for Dussehra appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, September 18, 2017

A ‘Green Yatra’ to a cleaner city

The major fire at the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, which caused serious health issues for residents of the city, has raised the important issue of mismanagement of garbage. Keeping this in view the … READ FULL STORY The post A ‘Green Yatra’ to a cleaner city appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, September 17, 2017

Add an accent chair, to boost your home’s décor

A stylishly crafted chair, with an eye-catching colour and design, serves to create a unique style statement in a home’s décor. “An accent chair, can add a dash of glamour and elegance. With an … READ FULL STORY The post Add an accent chair, to boost your home’s décor appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Are green homes a viable option for home buyers?

While the demand for green homes is rising, many myths regarding the same persist, in home buyers’ minds. Some people have a misconception that green homes are extremely expensive, compared the normal houses and … READ FULL STORY The post Are green homes a viable option for home buyers? appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, September 10, 2017

Use fancy pots and planters to create ornamental gardens

Gardens in homes and housing complexes, are no longer mere open spaces with a few unkempt plants. Nowadays, home owners design ornamental gardens with lush flora and fauna and fancy pots and planters. Today, … READ FULL STORY The post Use fancy pots and planters to create ornamental gardens appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Ways in which climatic conditions impact a property

We often hear people say that ‘There was a time, when our city was full of greenery, the climate was cool and there was no water scarcity or flooding problem. Now, things have completely … READ FULL STORY The post Ways in which climatic conditions impact a property appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, September 04, 2017

Does India offer enough incentives to those who build green homes?

If extra FAR (Floor Area Ratio) is a good incentive for developers to build green buildings, then Noida should have many such buildings, noted a panelist at a seminar on sustainable development, in Delhi. … READ FULL STORY The post Does India offer enough incentives to those who build green homes? appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, September 03, 2017

How to add art to your décor

While buying art, a simple thumb-rule to follow, is to only choose works that one likes, enjoys and feels comfortable seeing on the wall. “A novel approach is to embark on your artwork’s selection, … READ FULL STORY The post How to add art to your décor appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, August 25, 2017

Eco-friendly Ganpati decorations for your home

There are many ways, in which one can contribute towards environment conservation, even when it comes to celebrating Ganpati festival. By following the simple principles of reduce, reuse and recycle, you can create a … READ FULL STORY The post Eco-friendly Ganpati decorations for your home appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, August 25, 2017

Ganesha exudes positive vibes: Actor Ssharad Malhotra

“I am not a God-fearing man but I am a God-loving person,” says Ssharad Malhotra, a popular television actor, adding that he shares a special relationship with Ganesha. The importance of Ganesh Chaturthi for … READ FULL STORY The post Ganesha exudes positive vibes: Actor Ssharad Malhotra appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, August 25, 2017

Fresh floral decorations for Ganesh Chaturthi

Fresh flowers are associated with divinity. Hence, they are used in worship, as garlands for deities and even to enhance the beauty of one’s home. Floral arrangements can transform the décor of a house, … READ FULL STORY The post Fresh floral decorations for Ganesh Chaturthi appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Transform your home into a ‘green’ space

Every now and then, home owners may need to make modifications to their properties. Such occasions could be an ideal time to incorporate eco-friendly changes that conserve water and improve energy efficiency. There are … READ FULL STORY The post Transform your home into a ‘green’ space appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, August 19, 2017

Vastu Shastra tips for the main door/entrance

According to Vastu Shastra, the main door of a home is not only the entry point for the family but also for energy. “The main door is a transition zone, through which we enter … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu Shastra tips for the main door/entrance appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, August 11, 2017

Tips to do up a rented home

A rented home must be styled well, not only for comfort, but also for aesthetic appeal. Nevertheless, when doing up a rented place, one must follow certain restrictions and guidelines laid down by the … READ FULL STORY The post Tips to do up a rented home appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, August 07, 2017

Can infrastructure development be environment-friendly?

Environmental concerns have often stalled large infrastructure projects in India. While the government maintains that it is committed to encouraging sustainable developments, policy decisions often reveal the gap between the stated intent and ground … READ FULL STORY The post Can infrastructure development be environment-friendly? appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, August 06, 2017

Vastu Shastra tips for a rented home

Vastu Shastra, the ancient science of architecture, is about improving positive energies in a specific space. It applies equally, to homes owned by individuals, as well as rental houses. “Vastu Shastra principles, when applied … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu Shastra tips for a rented home appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tips to make a house a green home

Home buyers today, especially the younger generation, are increasingly warming up to the concept of ‘green homes’. These homes offer multiple benefits, not only in terms of a healthy lifestyle, but also provide serious … READ FULL STORY The post Tips to make a house a green home appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, July 22, 2017

Vastu faults that you shouldn’t ignore while buying a home

Is it possible for every apartment that is put up for sale, to comply with Vastu Shastra norms? The answer is no! So, how can home buyers identify which apartments to buy and which … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu faults that you shouldn’t ignore while buying a home appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Private sector developers come together for a sustainable housing consortium

A first-of-its-kind, voluntary, private sector-led initiative, the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC), has launched a ‘greenhomes’ campaign that will work towards mainstreaming green homes in India. The aim, is for at least 20 per … READ FULL STORY The post Private sector developers come together for a sustainable housing consortium appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, July 14, 2017

Vastu tips for choosing a new apartment

The Indian architectural science of Vastu Shastra, has been a basis for identifying and developing the best living spaces. Vastu-compliant plots and homes, help the inhabitants to live their lives with more happiness, wealth, … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu tips for choosing a new apartment appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, July 08, 2017

How to choose the right colours for your home, based on Vastu

It is a proven fact that colours have a significant psychological effect on people. A home is a place where a person spends a major part of one’s life. As specific colours stimulate distinctive … READ FULL STORY The post How to choose the right colours for your home, based on Vastu appeared first on Housing News.

- Saturday, July 08, 2017

Is your dream home really a ‘green’ home?

Of late, home seekers have become increasingly aware of the short-term costs versus the long-term benefits of living in green buildings. Although green building concepts in the residential segment are more prevalent in super-luxury … READ FULL STORY The post Is your dream home really a ‘green’ home? appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, July 02, 2017

Dress up your home with Indian textiles

India has a rich culture that boasts of beautiful textiles from different states of the country. Indian fabrics can enliven any home décor. They can be used for upholstery, bed covers, cushions, curtains, table … READ FULL STORY The post Dress up your home with Indian textiles appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Gudi Padwa: How do some of our favourite celebs usher in the new year

Sanjeev Kapoor Chef and television anchor We shifted to our new house on an auspicious day. This department is taken care of, by my mother and my wife Alyona, as I am not superstitious. … READ FULL STORY The post Gudi Padwa: How do some of our favourite celebs usher in the new year appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, March 26, 2017

The increasing popularity of eco-friendly home products

Workshop Q Sisters, Radhika Khaitan Mittal and Madhvi Khaitan are using discarded junk and industrial waste to create stylish home products. The Mumbai-based siblings have an eco-friendly line-up that includes clocks, mirrors, photo-frames, trays, … READ FULL STORY The post The increasing popularity of eco-friendly home products appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World Water Day: Make every drop count!

More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water. However, very little of this is potable (safe to drink). Moreover, the available usable water, is not enough to meet the needs of … READ FULL STORY The post World Water Day: Make every drop count! appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, March 22, 2017

World Water Day: Wastewater management can tackle water scarcity

Global population growth, urbanisation, land use change, industrialisation, food production practices, increased living standards and poor water use practices, mean that the world today is facing a water quality crisis. India’s urban areas generate … READ FULL STORY The post World Water Day: Wastewater management can tackle water scarcity appeared first on Housing News.

- Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Water harvesting: The best way to end water shortages

Global warming, climatic changes, increasing population, construction activities, industrialisation, etc. – all of these are likely to worsen the water shortage that we already face today. To deal with this problem, municipalities all over … READ FULL STORY The post Water harvesting: The best way to end water shortages appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, March 20, 2017

India’s real estate sector must now promote green buildings

India, in October 2015, pledged to cut its carbon emissions by 33%-35%, by 2030. Considering that the construction activities also contribute to pollution in various ways, while harnessing natural resources, there is a significant … READ FULL STORY The post India’s real estate sector must now promote green buildings appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, February 26, 2017

Add a quirky touch to your home décor

A home is a visual reflection of the personalities of its inhabitants, says Munawwar Sharifi, founder of ‘The Design Company India’ and ‘Let’s Space it out’. “Every human has a quirky side to his … READ FULL STORY The post Add a quirky touch to your home décor appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, February 24, 2017

Vastu tips for a peaceful bedroom

Sunaina Mehta, a homemaker from Mumbai, had been quarrelling with her husband a lot. These were trivial issues but they sometimes ballooned into heated arguments. Then Sunaina did something unusual – she rearranged their … READ FULL STORY The post Vastu tips for a peaceful bedroom appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Green homes: Profitable in the long run

Cutting pollution and reducing dependency on natural resources are important, to promote green living. The first step towards green living and ensuring that we do not exploit our natural resources, begins at home. “India … READ FULL STORY The post Green homes: Profitable in the long run appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, January 01, 2017

Home décor trends that will rule 2017

Natural home décor materials will be in demand in 2017 Materials such as stone, colourful granite and terracotta, are making a comeback in the interior designing space. These materials are ideal for minimalistic and … READ FULL STORY The post Home décor trends that will rule 2017 appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, December 23, 2016

Here’s how your favourite celebs celebrate Christmas

Salim Merchant Singer and music director Christmas is a festival that we always enjoy at home. My wife Jeanee and my daughter Ayesha, are excited about it. My wife makes all goodies at home … READ FULL STORY The post Here’s how your favourite celebs celebrate Christmas appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, December 23, 2016

Add a glowing touch to your home, with candles

Candles, today, are available in a wide array of colours and shapes and are used for various festivals, weddings, for aromatherapy and even as a décor element for one’s home. Candles in the living … READ FULL STORY The post Add a glowing touch to your home, with candles appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, December 18, 2016

The quick cheat code for designing your teenager’s bedroom

Designing a room for your teen, is not as easy as designing one for a toddler. The transition phase from childhood to adolescence, is a time of confusion and discovery and a phase where … READ FULL STORY The post The quick cheat code for designing your teenager’s bedroom appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, December 11, 2016

Tips to choose the right furnishings for your window

Windows are the primary source of natural light, in any space and hence, also contribute significantly to the décor of the room. Consequently, various fabrics, colours, textures and patterns of window furnishings can be … READ FULL STORY The post Tips to choose the right furnishings for your window appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Transform your home into a green haven with Urban Farming

Q: What is one simple way of achieving a green home? A: With growing environmental consciousness, the trend of green homes is catching up. One simple way of achieving this is through growing plants … READ FULL STORY The post Transform your home into a green haven with Urban Farming appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, November 20, 2016

Building homes, the natural way

Bangalore-based architect, Chitra Vishwanath, has been a pioneer in green living for over 25 years and has used her experience, to design ecological spaces that conserve and use natural resources judiciously. Her firm, BIOME … READ FULL STORY The post Building homes, the natural way appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, October 23, 2016

Bonsai plants: Bring the forest home

Bonsai plants offer an ideal way for urban residents to enjoy nature’s beauty at home. The word ‘bonsai’ is derived from the Japanese words ‘bon’ (meaning tray) and ‘sai’ (which means growing). So, bonsai … READ FULL STORY The post Bonsai plants: Bring the forest home appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Bigg Boss Season 10 House: An inside look

The Bigg Boss house, situated in Lonavala, has come a long way, since the show started ten years ago. This year, the house for the reality show’s Season 10, which boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, … READ FULL STORY The post Bigg Boss Season 10 House: An inside look appeared first on Housing News.

- Monday, October 17, 2016

For a dengue-free home, keep mosquitoes away

A clean home radiates positive energy and is a healthier place to live. With mosquito-borne diseases on the rise, it is important to ensure that there is no breeding ground for mosquitoes. Besides sweeping … READ FULL STORY The post For a dengue-free home, keep mosquitoes away appeared first on Housing News.

- Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Dussehra décor tips from the celebs

Sophie Choudry Singer and actor   I am usually busy with work during Navratri and Dussehra. Nevertheless, I ensure that my home is well done up for the festival. The festival signifies the victory … READ FULL STORY The post Dussehra décor tips from the celebs appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, September 23, 2016

Tips to set up a gym at home

With hectic lifestyles and increasing awareness about fitness, many people now prefer to have an exercise area or a gym at home. While setting up a home gym, it is important to choose a … READ FULL STORY The post Tips to set up a gym at home appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, August 19, 2016

Bean bags: Cocoon of comfort

Good seating is about design, functionality, comfort and style. Bean bags are not only comfortable and ergonomic and loved by children as well as adults, but are also affordable. “There is more to bean … READ FULL STORY The post Bean bags: Cocoon of comfort appeared first on Housing News.

- Friday, July 22, 2016

Faridabad: Where social and physical infrastructure are in sync

When Aditi Mishra, a fashion designer, shifted to Faridabad in 2009, she did not like the place. After having spent many years in Gurgaon, she found Faridabad to be a sleepy city, devoid of … READ FULL STORY The post Faridabad: Where social and physical infrastructure are in sync appeared first on Housing News.

- Sunday, July 10, 2016

Make your home and complex convenient for the differently-abled

As a nation, we have been found wanting, when it comes to providing special infrastructure for the differently-abled and elderly. We need to accept people with special needs, as equal individuals in society. Accessible … READ FULL STORY The post Make your home and complex convenient for the differently-abled appeared first on Housing News.

- Thursday, July 07, 2016

Mirror, mirror on the wall, for an elegant décor

Besides its practical use, mirrors can enhance the décor of a house and create a magnificent impression. It can add aesthetic elegance to the interiors and make a space look visually vibrant. “Mirrors can … READ FULL STORY The post Mirror, mirror on the wall, for an elegant décor appeared first on Housing News.