With no base design of the old structure, the going was pretty tough.
With no base design of the old structure, the going was pretty tough.
Renovation and re-building seem to be the flavor of the times.
The medium-budget house sports a look that’s contemporary, traditional and modern.
Soft floral design and delicate stripes are the utmost prints that you can adorn rooms with, in this season.
Standing on 14 cents of land in Thirunavaya in Malappuram, this 4,200 sq ft house is a new concept in architecture.
Along with your wardrobe, ensure a makeover for your abode.
In the process of re-designing the house, nothing of value was lost.
With the red of the earth merging with the green of the leaves, the house, painted in Nature’s hues, is every bit North Indian in looks and design.
Though the exterior of this single-storey house is part European and part Aussie in looks, the interior is contemporary and chic, tailored to suit native needs.
It was a challenge for the owner who was determined to remodel his house without sacrificing anything that went into making the old one.
The layout of the land was such that a house could be constructed only on three cents despite the couple buying up half a cent of land later, which lay adjacent to their plot.
It was in this quaint old house that many a political bigwig of Malabar was born.
The history of mankind has been replete with instances of magnificent architecture, and this trend has - both in the past and today - segued almost naturally into home designing concepts.
A blend of the traditional and the contemporary, what gives the elevation its regal expansiveness is the color mix of pastel green and pristine white.
Nimmy Paul’s collection of photos, cleaned and re-framed, has found pride of place on the verandah walls.
It was the inconveniences surrounding a lack of space that prompted Santhosh, a BFA graduate, to think about remodeling his house.
This house in Irinjalakuda stands on 19 cents of land and has been built with sheer utility in mind.
In Vastu sastra, a house is called your third skin for a good reason (clothing being considered your second skin, energy-wise).
The young architect, Dr Josna Raphael, believes that geometrical shapes in architecture are best suited for the weather conditions and lifestyle of Kerala.
The plot of land in which a house is built can affect your happiness, success and prosperity, says Vastu shastra.
The idea of minimalism draws a picture of what comprises the essentials.
The debut of digital printing has given a major fillip to the sale of these wall adornments.
This house at Vengara in Malappuram’s Tirur is a standing testimony to deft planning and cost cutting.
Let your home reflect your personality.
It was the pristine beauty of the backwaters that led Amit Passi to choose this penthouse by the lagoon.
Perched on a lofty corner seat, this house inThodupuzha is perfectly in sync with the nature.
Just one look at the Lukose Family House at Elamakkara in Kochi is all it takes to teleport you to America.
Try using fish pots, glass lamps, balls and bowls to create your own hanging gardens.
The Mock – up Goggle brings you the opportunity to view the interiors of your home at a 360 degree angle.
The things that sky-rocket building expenses are often those that we imagine to be the least daunting!
Thekkepura, part of an ancient Tharavadu in the quaint Aymanam village in Kottayam, has rewritten its story by converting itself effortlessly to go with the times.
There’s nothing as exciting as building a home that exceeds your wildest expectations.
Experience the true beauty of wood, large windows, sloped roofing and double-height interiors of this contemporary style 4200 sq. ft. home at Aluva.
The layout of this apartment encourages smart space utilization.
Planning to build a house close to a temple? There are a few things you need to consider before you go about doing it.
It is time to embrace the latest trends. We give you three trends that are making news time of the year.
Anyone who has watched Devasuram will not forget Neelakandan’s abode, aka Managlassery tharavadu, aka Varikkasseri mana.
Does the milieu have an impact on the architecture of a house? Read about this house before you decide.
If you have ever wondered if you could build a house without any thought to Vaastu Shastra, think again.
Here are certain creative ways to use the mirror in enhancing the beauty of your home.
A designer can guide you through various steps involved in the building process as they have immense expertise in the field.
Worried about being left in the dark during a power outage? That is where this magic lamp could help
The Kuruvinakunnel 'tharavadu' has seen glorious times and many celebrated guests.
SRK's first choice was film production designer Sabu Cyril, who had already made some modifications to SRK's house – Mannat.
Onmanorama lists out a few things you need know while registering assets in orders to avoid legal hassles.
When NRIs return to their roots after years of living overseas, most of them opt for a traditional home - but some bring home a bit of the West.
Like his signature style films, ace auteur Adoor Gopalakrishnan talks about his childhood abodes.
So much thought & research have gone into making Ashraf’s dream home a reality!
Camper vans have always taken pride of place in everyone’s list of childhood fantasies.
This house, belonging to T. P. Madhusoodanan, the chief engineer at Habitat Technologies, is warm and inviting - as well as innovative.
There are some finer details that you have to be aware of when you meet your builder 1) Go in for a good floor plan. Decide on the materials you would be using for the floor. It is ideal not to use polished tiles for the bathrooms. 2) Light em up: Go
Though it stood in the center of the city, the duplex in Heera towers had some sort of a rural charm and this attracted Bagyalakshmi.
With the changing times, and shrinking spaces, Christmas Trees are also getting a makeover. Here are some amusing trends that kept cropping up in our searches.
There are just a couple of days till Christmas and if you still have not bought a Christmas Star here is how you could make one.
No space for a proper Christmas Tree? Don't worry, some easy tips to bringing in the festive cheer.
With just days to go for Christmas, here are some tips on how to make it safe for your pets too.
And with Christmas just round the corner, put on your creative caps and get your kids to help you out. They will certainly enjoy cutting up those used water bottles that are lying around the house.
And if you are a Harry Potter fan, you will be spell bound too. Know more
It is Christmas time again. If you have been waiting for a reason to redo your house, this is the ideal time
Eco-friendly houses are popping up across Kerala. This house by Mohan Chavara made of mud and bamboo is the latest entrant.
Whenever it is an architect building his own dream home, the possibility of experimenting with innovative elements is always there. Here's the story of one such house
Here are some easy tips to clean those greasy electric chimney or cooker hoods in your houses
When they consulted the architect, Anil and Issy had a couple of clear cut demands. Know more.
This home in Nedungadappally, Kottayam district grabs your attention by its unconventional look.
A lightweight structure, cool and soothing interiors, intelligent plan, this is the story of a cost effective and innovative house in Kollam.
This is the story of a lightweight home built on a raised platform - totally in tune with the surroundings.
Do you want your house to give off positive vibes? Here are some simple tips.
Find out what makes Dr. Saji James' house unique and special.
The plan and design of the house were prepared in accordance with shape of the plot.
This house has seen many generations, and is a perfect living testimony of the ancient Kerala Vaasthu practices.
The children’s park area, jogging track for the adults, utility area for drying out laundry, party space, yoga deck are all featured on the terrace at Silver Linden Apartment, Kozhikode.
This alluring house is the realization of the dream of its owner to have a perfect green building, which is amicable to nature in appearance as well as in the making.
This ‘boutique style’ apartment is a definite break away from the traditional rules and concepts of an apartment.
Deepavali is just round the corner and here are some simple ways you can make your house ready for the festival of lights.
This house situated in Kulangaramuri in Kanjirappilly is a nature-friendly home in form and function.
This magnificent house is endowed with a unique structure that is in perfect harmony with the structure of the plot.
Manjor Kumar decided to renovate his 45-year-old home as he felt that the rooms were not spacious enough for the changing lifestyle.
The contemporary style exterior and the interiors of this house are truly eye-catching.
This wonderful house is apt for the climatic conditions of Kerala.
The homes and apartments in Dubai had immensely inspired Jebin to build his dream home back in Kerala.
Find out how two talented architects converted an area of 4.10 cents into a unique home.
Kurian Philip decided to build a home that is not only eco-friendly but also apt for the climatic conditions of Mavelikkara. Take a look.
Popular singer M.G Sreekumar tells us why longs to head home, no matter how busy his schedules may be.
The house located in Iyal, near near Chiramanangad in Kunnamkulam, is a blend of traditional home designs and state-of-the-art facilities.
Renovating a home does not mean that you go outright and bring down the whole house. You need to take a sensible stock of what can be retained and replaced.
This house in Vagamon's Teekoy village will leave your spellbound. Read more.
A home is not merely a concrete building, but a space throbbing with living memories. Here are few tips that can assure you of a healthier home.
Engineers Biju and Jibi designed their dream home in a most unique manner. Take a look
The determination and the unrelenting efforts of Biju, the owner of this house, is so inspiring that we would be prompted to think that the universe has definitely conspired to fulfill his dream home.
Here are a few steps to eliminate the scope for clutter in your homes.
The design of this house, to a great extent, breaks the conventional and clichéd design concepts.
This house, situated in Pampady, Kottayam district, will leave you spellbound. Check it out.
Did you know that by ditching louder color shades that absorb light you can give your small abode a more spacious and welcoming look? Read more.
The 1750 sq.ft house, endowed with every essential convenience, had cost approximately Rs. 27 lakh.
Bathrooms require special care in its maintenance and construction. Read more.
This eco-friendly house stands in complete harmony with nature. Read more.
This house situated in Mala, Thrissur, underwent a ‘cosmetic surgery’ and the results are stunning.
If you have ever wondered how a house would appear if the owner chose to design the interiors himself, then, this house in Kochi will amaze you.
This house located in Manimala, Kottayam district is a perfect blend of traditional exteriors and state of the art interiors.
The interiors of this 1695 sq. ft. flat situated in Kakkanad, Kochi has a modern touch and exudes a unique charm.
No fancy play of colors or intricate wood works can be seen at the ‘Palakkattu’ house located at Kidangoor junction near Pala, Kottayam district.
This house in Ernakulam gives any visitor a sense of attachment even before they consider residing there for a while.
This Ganesh Chaturthi let color, light and fragrance energize your home. Here are a few tips that could be useful to you.
The design of the Vadakaneth House in Vennala, Kochi complements the plot characteristics quite well.
For those of you wanting to build a dream home without shelling out you entire life's savings, interlock houses will prove to be a revelation.
Sunlight pervades every little corner of this house situated in Thrissur.
This simple yet elegant home in Angamali was constructed on a plot with an area of 2460 sq. ft.
The interiors of this house in Angamali exudes positive energy and zeal.
This house at Angamali, Kerala runs completely on solar energy.
Complete with arches, a symmetrical facade and roof shingles, this house in Thrissur, Kerala has striking colonial style exteriors.
This house in Kodungalloor, Kerala is a fine display of a home with modern style exteriors and minimalist style interiors.
Come and feel the nostalgic interiors of this flat styled in a modern way.
This dream home in Kollam worth just ₹20 lakhs will amaze you!
Antiques and artifacts of historical significance add to the grand decor of this royal and luxurious interior decoration.
Take a look at this unique house at Erayilkadavu, Kottayam, built in just seven cents of land.
This house ‘Kavish’ is situated in Jawahar Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram city was built on a plot of just 3 cents.
In Jojo’s hands, plain bottles turn into priceless works of art! Meet the master creator from Pala, Kottayam
The only place where Ramesh Pisharody’s signature ‘badayis’ don’t click is perhaps at his own ‘Killikoodu’!
Here are latest trends to turn your home into a haven of nature.
When ethnic and traditional styled houses gradually seem to go out of sight, this spectacular house in Adoor, is likley to catch your attention with its exquisite Kerala style exteriors.
A unique ‘East meets West’ experience welcomes you the minute you enter Malabar House at Fort Kochi. Designer Joerg Drechsel takes you to a new haven of architecture.
Actor-cum-script writer Balachandran shares memories of a time when the neighbors used to congregate to rebuild his home.
This new luxurious flat has two interesting factors - exclusive interiors that please the mind and a design that gives equal priority to both aesthetics and usability.
In the gloomy monsoon season, add a dash of neon to brighten the mood at your home, and use some chimes to get a soothing tune while they sway in the breeze.
Pearle Maaney has some clear ideas of what her dream home should have. What are they?
Would you like to stay in a room that has Batman memorabilia all around?
Based on the experience Deepu Sashidharan had acquired after working with Architect Niranjan, Deepu decided to draw up the plan himself.
Though ordinary looking on the outside, house 'Sreelekam' has a closely guarded secret!
It isn't always possible to go out and enjoy nature – but what you can definitely do is bring a little nature into your home.
This contemporary style home reflects the charm of lines and squares.
Kuhuku is a house that fills your mind with purity and one that is proof enough that some houses are indeed born with a soul.
This house in Valancherry, Malappuram oozes ‘Mass Appeal’ from every angle.
Dr. Suhail’s house is located at Padoor near Chavakkad in Malappuram District.
'The Lara' which is built on 5,700 sq. ft. plot located beside the Oachira National Highway is indeed a sight to behold.
Aura Kalari, about 22kms away from Bengaluru city offers you a chance to stay in a mud house or a tree house.
Know the fibres, colours and more before picking up a rug for your home.
It is neither a fancy nor a low-cost home; the architect prefers to call ‘Scallion’ a budget home.
Young designer duo Tomstoy and Susheel ensured that this house which is located at a corner of the street had breathtaking exteriors.
The Puthenveetil home in Ernakulam is one such where both modern and traditional architectural styles go hand in hand.
Baths have turned into elaborate spaces where one can feel relaxed in an instant.
Pick the right colour scheme, play with mirrors and blend the shades to make the tiny space look larger.
Each time the organisers of shows request them to perform, Vidhu and Deepthi say: Just give us a missed call once the programme begins, we are only a walk away!!
Want to move on from the usual brown and black for the bar corner at your place? Here are a few tips.
Dubai adds another first to its list of jaw dropping achievements. This time, they have thrown open the world’s first fully functional 3D- printed building.
Ancestral homes are giant store rooms of fond memories. A treasure chest of memorable times.
Biju Antony tells us more about his dream home, known as The White House.
This house in Myanmar is an example of how a place of shelter can easily blend in with it's surrounding and still adored by many.Here are a few pictures that would leave you awestruck.
'It is not so hard to gel into the role of a housewife. In fact it is really adventurous,' remarks Jewel Mary.
Welcome to this dream home of doctor couple Bobby K. Mathew and Swapna at Kadavantra, in Kochi. Step in, and you forget the hustle and bustle of the city.
This house is simple, breezy and during the day you really do not need a fan or light.
Nanavu is a home that does not have fans of any kind even in the scorching 40 degrees heat.
With the temperature hitting an upward spiral, it is time for you to get your home summer-ready with simple tweaks in decor.
With the onset of summer in the capital, linen furnishings, pastel shades and all-natural products have emerged as the top home décor trends this year
Here are five tips to de-clutter your kitchens.
Set amidst a lush green background, this house has features that will make you jealous.
Actor-anchor Govind Padmasoorya talks about his nostalgic trips to home and his aspiration to be a one-day guest at Mammootty’s tech-savvy house.
Find out all you need to know about rainwater harvesting plants.
Deepa Bharatkumar, a Chennai-based architect and co-founder of Architecture By Design, sheds some light on the greener ways to keep your homes cool this summer.
This is the story of how a house was constructed without destroying the farmland.
An ideal house is one which should blend in perfectly with the surrounding landscape. Here is one such house
This home meets the requirements of a family with simple, eco friendly lifestyle.
Onmanorama asked a few women about their ideas of an 'only-lady-of-the-house space.' Here is what they have to say.
Vastu Shastra is an ancient science. And it gives you basic guidelines, which if adopted may bring a lot of good fortune to your daily lives.
A demand of the owners when they wanted to build the home was that it should have a modern design, incorporating essential facilities.
Watch the video and have a glimpse of Alice Leen's dream home - The Shelter, situated in Kottayam.
An eco-friendly green house built in the heart of Ernakulam town.
In addition to being eco-friendly and cost-effective, mud houses reduce the carbon footprint. Here's why you should give mud houses a shot
Are you looking at building your dream home? Or just toying with the idea of renovating your home. Then, these are the trends that you have to keep your eye out for.
Feng Shui is all about channelling the energy around us. To make our lives better, here are a few simple tips that could increase the 'happiness quotient.'
When Biju Mathew decided to build a home, he was particular that it had to be something which was eco-friendly. And he built this mud house.
Tucked away Kayiliyat village in Shornur, Palakkad is a 2500 sq. ft. house that has many specialties.
Shiju and his family did not want a run-of- the- mill style contemporary homes, so they decided to choose a design that was unique in every aspect and the designers delivered.
'1602 BNW,' located at Eddapally in Ernakulam district, is a home that could easily belong to the pages of an International Magazine.
Film academy Revathy Kalamandir has walls made following the 'rammed earth' style that mixes sand along with cement and the 'cob method' that combines sand, straw and clay.
Are you confused and frustrated about doing-up the interiors of your homes? Here are five tricks that could help ease your tension.
Vayalar Sharath Chandra Varma had not really considered renovating his home till he ran against a small problem.
Shibu Varghese, a as sales director at a leading company in Technopark had a dream - that of building a beautiful home. This is his story
Create your own green home with these tips from architect Nilanjan Bhowal.
Ullas and Brijith Lal have much in common. And they are the proud owners of this twin wonder.
This is the story of how a family and a designer came together to give this old dilapidated 'tharavadu' an awesome make-over.
Back from a beach holiday and wondering what you will do with the sea shells and knick-knack from your outing. Here are some tips of how to use them to pep up your rooms.
Tired of those dull and and uninteresting interiors? Here are some cool things to smarten up your home.
'Kangri,' commonly called kanger in Kashmir, is a traditional earthen pot in a woven wicker basket and filled with red-hot charcoal.
There are houses you pass by and then there is 'Sreelakshmi', a charming abode at Asaan Colony in Alwaye that stands out. Full of positive energy and charm, this is one house that make you wish that it was yours. A 'padipura' made of laterite stones lead us to a foyer. From here we step onto a
The house was about 70 years old and here's how they got it renovated for just about Rs 8 lakhs
As Christmas festivities grip the city of dreams, retail chain Shoppers Stop has created a 71 feet tall installation of Santa Claus at a mall in Mumbai.
Here are four things that you could consider re-using even after Christmas.
When they started thinking about constructing a house, all that Ren Abraham and Tigi Philip wanted was a tranquil, green oasis where they could relax at the end of a busy day. For this couple who run their own business, life moves in the fast-track. Their home, they knew had to be the place for
New Delhi: Swati Gupta, interior designer, gives us a few tips on how to revive old furniture and accessories give a fresh look to your home without spending a fortune:» Add some character to your old and dull furniture by painting them with bright colours or by experimenting with bold textures.
Welcome to 'Sivapranavam,' a house situated on a narrow 5 cent plot at Vattiyoorkavu in Thiruvananathapuram. The major highlight in this house are the spacious, broad bedrooms. The kitchen is set in a narrow portion of the house. A work area was done away with so as to provide more space for the
Every day, we hear that the prices of vegetables are shooting up. The reports also say that harmful pesticides are being used widely. Don't you feel it is time to consider a home garden with just some commonly used vegetables? Here are some simple tips for setting up a small home garden.
It is the chirping birds that will welcome you into the Chandyathil House. Surprise! The chirpings are not coming from any cage, but the nests hanging in a row all around the house. It is not just George Chandyathil and his family who stay at the Chandyathil House. It is home for more than 70 odd
Thrikkarthika is a festival of lights. Also known as Karthika Deepam it is one of those festivals that has lots of legends associated with it. Some say, it marks Rama's return after defeating Ravan, some link it to the Gods vanquishing Narakasura. What ever the story be, it is a time to celebrate.
It was nostalgia that made Sabu take a decision about his new home. The long verandah, nadumuttom or the central courtyard, and an attic held beautiful memories and he was sure that he wanted all of this when he built his house. His family was of the same opinion and that made things easy. Being an
Idinjukuzhiyil house in Thrissur is close to two centuries old but it still retains its youth in every aspect.The house is located at a small village called Kundukaadu near Ramavarmapuram. Teak forest ranges that come under the Forest Department and small lakes surround this house. The 18 acres of
When Jayakrishnan decided to clean up a pond which covered 6 cents of his property, many advised him against it. They were of the opinion that it was wiser to cover up the pond and utilise the land for something else. But Jayakrishnan & wife Ambika, who were settled in Delhi knew exactly how
Architect Anoop from Thriprayar has an interesting story to tell about one of his clients. A client who renovated his home for the sake of his love for cinema. Minakumar who is passionate about the world of films wanted to give his house a total makeover. When his kids grew up, the need for more
By now, Listin Stephen has proved that he has this uncanny ability when it comes to selecting themes or subjects for hit movies. As a producer he has seldom gone wrong with his choices. All his movies so far have been blockbusters. Traffic, Chapakurrisu, Ustad Hotel, How old are you - each of these
Our moods and emotions reflect directly on the lighting in a room. A dark room leaves you feeling agitated and gloomy whereas a bright and sunny room makes you chirpier. And trust us, you do not have to spend extra on the electricity bills to do this. Here are some tips.
New Delhi: Here is a list of rangolis you can try this Diwali to beautify your home:1. Traditional rangoli: This type of rangoli can be tedious for some as it needs precision. The traditional rangoli encapsulates various designs like the peacock, Om, kalash, swastika, diya or a
Here are few simple ways that could help liven up your homes this Diwali.1. Rangoli: Sketch out a simple yet colourful design with a some Rangoli powder
Thiruvananthapuram: Cinema is not just a visual medium but also an environment to experience. This is what is being proved here at the Vanitha 'Veedu' exhibition. The home theatre facility and related services presented at the Sound Field stall at the exhibition showcased a feature that can beat
To build a house without much wastage of money or space; was designer K.P. Shaji’s mantra when he decided to make his dream home. The entire cost of this 1125 sq. ft. home, including the interiors came up to just 12 Lakhs! The best part was that, he got 5 customers demanding that they get a home
The most attractive feature of the 'Kunnel' house is no doubt its special roofing. Placed in three different levels, one after the other, the unique roof makes this one storey, 3 BHK house stand out.After doing ordinary concrete, a steel truss was added over this to lay the roof tiles. This area
A spacious 1500 sq. ft. home complete with 3 bedrooms and all other facilities. The highlight of the house is the pristine white walls and the grey roof tiles. The roof tiles have been laid on a steel truss done over a flat concrete roof.For a more attractive elevation, the walls at the front of
For Ajeesh & Regina, a 3 cent plot was what they had to build their dream home someday. With a budget of only 15 Lakhs, they were anxious about how it was going to be ever possible. That’s when they came across the 2013 October edition of the magazine Vanitha 'Veedu'. An article about a pretty
Anand & Sija had just basic requirements for their dream home. Like the usual bedrooms, puja room, hall, kitchen; suitable enough for a small middle-class family. And right when they had plans of building a home, the couple had purchased a 60 cent plot.They came across a number of plans, but
The major issue with a 20 year old concrete home in Kottayam was the leaks. Despite being located in a coveted residential area at Manganam, the house set on a 10 cent plot wasn’t getting any buyers, due to this reason. The designer assured the owner Bijo Joe Thomas, that he could renovate his old
The variety in curtain materials available these days is mind boggling.
Getting your car out, and that too, in reverse gear from the car porch to the road can be taxing, especially if the road leading to your home is a narrow one. This could get even more challenging if the outer road is a steep one. E.K. Mohanan, a Deputy Engineer with Keltron, came up with an
If you have plans of levelling a hill side with a JCB to build a home; it is wise to think again. Have we forgotten how an engineering college built in Munnar in the same manner was buried under a landslide? When the delicate balance of the eco system is tampered with, a calamity cannot be
Ensure that rain water does not enter your home and harm your hardwood floor and remember to mop it regularly to prevent damage during the monsoon, says an expert.Hardwood flooring expert Suresh Kumar Mansukhani, of the Denmark-based hardwood flooring company Junckers, has listed out tips on how to
'Chaman', the house that Architect Biju Balan built at Malamparambil in Kozhikode is a beautiful home, which smells of nature in every little corner. A house that was built in a limited space on a small budget, Chaman has proved that a platinum rating is not always mandatory for a house to follow
Using light curtains or lace curtains and proper lighting at home can make your decor pretty and bright on a dull and gloomy rainy day, says an expert. Here are a few decor tips for the monsoon:1. Add brightness to your decor. Go for furnishings, curtain and cushions in bright and vibrant hues. It
Not many romantic-comedy films have made exciting waves in Mollywood. But the flick Om Shanthi Oshana rewrote history with the spark it created. The beautiful frames that we saw in the film was the handiwork of Vinod Illampally, the cameraman of the film. The home that we are visiting
A beautiful dining room is an essential element of a stylishly decorated home. Pick a dining table that fits proportionately into your room and make sure you choose good quality linen in colours that go with the wallpaper and other furniture.Here are few tips that you can try to make your dinning
His is a face that features in almost every top Malayalam publications these days. All the journalists and media professionals who met him for interviews, seem to be raving about one common thing – Jeethu Joseph’s new home at the Puthiyakaavu Junction in Thripunithura. The road that leads us from
According to director Anil Chandra, film direction or ad film making is a breeze, when compared to building your own home. This is what exhausts you like nothing else. And alas, when all the work is completed, you experience the same tension that a director faces when he awaits the release of his
The house in question was an ancestral home left in a neglected state for the past 15 years after the owners moved to their new home. The house was falling apart and many in the family were of the opinion that it should be bought down. Another group felt, the house could be renovated and put to
If you're relocating to a new home, make sure you clean the walls, toilet seats, drains and pipes well for hygeinic surroundings, says an expert.Here are some tips from Samrat Goyal and Ishan Baisoya, co-founders, Broomberg.in, a new company offering high-tech cleaning service:1.
Benny P Nayarambalam has an unwritten law, he will do the script for one movie a year. He is not one of those people who will hand over the script and then go home. Benny loves to be part of the discussions, and makes sure that he sees his stories all the way through - right to the screens at the
As unbelievable as it might seem, it is now possible to own a home for just Rs. 5 lakhs! With socially responsible architects and contractors, a house for as low as Rs. 5 lakhs is no longer a far fetched dream. Mancheri, near Malappuram is where this dream turned to reality.A native of Pottakulam,
A sit-out, living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 attached toilet, 1 common toilet, kitchen and a work area all come together to form this simple house.
I recently built my new home at Vadakemannayil, Malapuram. The total expense of this came up to 15 lakhs 20,000 rupees and out of this 6 Lakhs was the cost of constructing the structure of the house. The remaining budget was used for the finishing works. The painting and flooring of the top floor
There couldn’t be another home like this one. This house has perhaps rewritten every rule of the contemporary architectural style handbook. The only requirement put forth by the owner to the architects Lijo & Reny was that the house should scream ‘new’ and should be like no other. The house
The guests at our home“Our little Paapu loves fishes. Not to eat, of course! She loves just staring at them. So when we are out dining, if the restaurant has an aquarium, you can find her near it, all mesmerized!” There is no point in trying to tell her that her parents are
Everything from the bed to the computer table or even a dressing table have certain height requirements that you need to adhere to for comfort and health reasons.Rooms: The best height for rooms in general is 275 cm (9 feet). This is comfortable enough height when it comes to
Journeys always attract me. But home is the source of energy that helps me set out on these trips to explore unfamiliar places without even knowing what lies ahead. Home is the place to come back and take rest after each exhaustive and unpredictable trip. We need some assurance in each moments of
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Well if you wish to see a real 'Plakurrussi Illam' then head to Pandikudi, Kocherimukku in Fort Kochi.
Every time she came to Cochin as part of her cookery shows, she needed a place to stay. Kochi based Architect P.S. Benoy did the makeover of the flat.
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The tiles are funky, they come in nine different colours and are simply cool way of doing up your house.
It’s chilly and gloomy outside, but you can make your house warm and cozy with a little bit of makeover.
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Paul Chiraparambil e chose a colonial style when he decided to build a house near Malayattur in Ernakulam district.
Ambika Pillai takes in the vista from her lakeside apartment on the 16th floor at Edakochi.
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A new home built in the place of an old one for just 12 Lakhs.
A house with spaces where the mind can build nests every season... There should be spaces to sit together and to be alone.
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Here is a house that went luxuriously overboard with spaces, jaw-dropping proportions and a décor that is fit for royalty. When expatriate Moideenkutty decided to build a 3-bedroom, 2000 sq. ft house at Padinjarangadi, close to Edapal in Malappuram district; the only demand that his wife Sharmila
When he was building a house in eight cents at the top of a hill that gave a natural vista, Sameer Paramban, the homeowner, had not placed many conditions before Sajeer, the designer. His only demand was a small house with a living room, a dining room, a kitchen and two bedrooms. Sajeer shocked the
When big dreams drive a man's imagination, it reflects in his works and all little things he does. This is the case with Roshan Andrews, Malayalam film director, who has a number of good films under his kitty. The same splendour that Andrews imparts into his films is also visible in his 7,500-
It rained heavily on the night of the housewarming day. The city was under siege by a torrential downpour that seemed to go on and on. Jayaram and Parvathy stayed up late till the rain got over. They partook of the rain to their hearts’ content.It was like sitting inside a glass bubble atop a lake.
It was twelve years ago that Sethu, a young High Court lawyer bought 19 cents of land in Edappally. The land had belonged to one of the great actors of Malayalam cinema, the late G. Soman. He considers it destiny that he could build a house on that land which he had often contemplated selling. It
Anoop Menon is not someone who lives his life according to a definite plan. Everything happens. Even the new flat, Anoop says, happened just like that.This is Anoop's second flat in Kochi. What attracted Anoop first was the balcony of this duplex in Kaloor.Anoop does not differentiate between house