Pratishtha Khan

Pratishtha Shrotriya Khan blogs at and spends a large chunk of her leisure time creating and sourcing practical and affordable DIY solutions for home decor. Selected as one of the JUICE Magazine's Super Bloggers in 2014, she divides her time between her profession as a content writer and her passion as a creator of pretty things to adorn her home in Mumbai.

Waterproofing Solutions For Every Budget


With the festive season now in full swing, we homeowners are doing double duty to make our houses look beautiful and welcoming. But an attractive home is a lot more than walls painted in stunning colours. There are secret foes of long lasting beauty that could very well be creeping towards the surface of your walls even as you read ...

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How Waterproofing Helps Extend The Life Of The Structure


Waterproofing isn’t a new world phenomenon. As early as 3500 BC, the Egyptians were using bitumen emulsion to protect the tombs against the flooding of the Nile. In fact, waterproofing is among the oldest trades, third only to carpentry and masonry. And yet, even in 2016, so many of us remain treacherously unaware of its integral importance in protecting our ...

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Get Your Home Spiffy in a Jiffy for the Festive Season


To be fair, any given month, in a country like ours (big on celebrations), usually has some festival being celebrated in one of its many parts. But as the year progresses rapidly through its later half, a bevy of festivals line up, and with them, the task of getting our homes ready for the army of guests and loved ones ...

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A Facelift for Your Old Walls and Flooring


My mother-in-law is an obsessive home cleaner. There is a never long break before you see the entire family involved in the task of cleaning, scrubbing, washing and wiping different surfaces and areas of the house. To her credit, things end up looking fresh and new for a long time. You cannot help but pick up a trick or two ...

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Freedom From Dampness

damp free home

“Knowledge is freedom and ignorance is slavery.”   – Miles Davis One of the things that amazes me most about the world today is how much information is available, just a click away, and yet, how little we choose to learn, to acquire the knowledge that would liberate us from the shackles we don’t even know exist. And my own ignorance ...

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Protect Your Tiles From Heavy Monsoon Showers


Songs have been sung. Poems have been written. Whenever it hasn’t arrived on time, prayers have been said. Monsoon is a season everyone awaits and welcomes with a smile. But like every blessing, it comes with its fine prints, and many water ravaged homes stand mutely as a testimony to what Monsoon can do to an unprepared, unprotected house. Thankfully, ...

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Things To Consider Before Tiling Your Bathroom

Every home must have bathrooms that are welcoming, comfortable, and attractive. But while we all want to make our bathrooms as beautiful as possible, sometimes we don’t know where to start. Bathroom renovations are both exciting and challenging. I have always maintained that a bathroom is one of the most used areas in a house, and must always be a ...

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Dress Up Your Cozy Reading Corner

Reading Corner

Reading is one of the simplest ways to get rid of the stress we all accumulate in our daily life. For some, it’s a night time activity, a sort of bedtime ritual. For many others, like me, it’s a grab-some-quiet-moments sort of everyday indulgence, in a quiet and cozy corner of the house. A lot of houses have that one ...

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Tiles Are An Important Part Of Building A Happy Home


For the longest time, tiles were only confined to living room flooring, or on the walls and floors of the bathrooms. Today, tiles are a universal décor element, finding innovative uses in every room of the house. With their excellent durability and an abundance of colours and materials, they have become an integral part of a house’s overall look, and ...

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Home Improvements To Raise The Value Of Your Home


As a property owner, you no doubt want to get an optimal return on your investment, whether through selling or renting the house. It’s no secret that a few well-thought fixes around the house can hike its value. It is, however, tricky to decide which home improvement projects are going to add more value to your existing house, and which ...

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