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Things to ask your contractor before you start your project

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How is he scheduling your project? Scheduling your project is very important as it will help in timely completion of the project, which also means lesser cost escalation. It will also tell you what project activity comes after another. This way you can plan your materials selection, deliveries, and budget. Scheduling will also help you in creating a contingency plan ...

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What is Efflorescence and how to treat it?

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Efflorescence is the whitish deposits you see on walls and masonry. The local names for it are Kallar and Shora. Efflorescence is not a good sign as it means that the quality of construction material may not have been the best. Due to the use of salt water during construction and through rains, the salts (like sulfates or magnesium, sodium, ...

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Granite counter tops- dos and don’ts

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Granite countertops look beautiful in kitchens and wash areas. Most sources of home decorating ideas recommend that you use granite counter tops when you sift through home renovation ideas or are looking for options to buy new countertops. Granite is great for such areas, but it’s always good to be aware of how to care for your granite counter tops, ...

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Decorating with Tiles

Decorating with Tiles

Tiles add an interesting and functional dimension to home decorating. It’s not just floors that look great with tiles, but it’s also your walls and your landscapes that will really stand out with tiling. Let’s look at some outstanding yet doable home design ideas in tiling, and economical home renovation ideas. Use listellos in indoor wall tiles Listellos are a ...

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Why is home renovation important before monsoon?

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Healthy check of your home- check for dampness, cracks and leakages. Monsoon is a season, which, though pleasing to the senses and feels beautiful, is a nightmare for home maintenance. Monsoon brings with it problems for the walls, doors and sometimes even the tiles of houses. Irrespective of whether the home is an apartment or a bungalow, irrespective of whether ...

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Checklist for Your Next Home Renovation Project

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Home renovation is an exciting task. But before you start with the layouts and design improvements, there are some important things to consider so your project turns out just the way you dream it. Inadequately planned remodeling projects can go horribly bad and are likely to bring up unexpected expenses in addition to unnecessary stress. Good planning is an essential ...

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Why consult an architect before a major home renovation?

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Being a homeowner is the best feeling in the world. It is your personal space. To keep it the way you want, to make few changes here and there over a period of time is normalcy. But once in a lifetime comes that major renovation that changes how you live. It might be adding a whole new floor for your ...

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