This elegant house shows how to keep the costs low

Keep costs below budget, this elegant structure shows how
The foundation of the house is built on pillars and the elevation is done in a box shape with flat roof to avail more space.

Thrissur native Neeraj has been living in the capital city, where he works, for years. He decided to build a house here and settle with his family, as he didn’t want to live in rented houses anymore. Neeraj purchased a 4 cents plot at Pothencode and allotted a budget of Rs 30 lakh for the construction of a beautiful house with all the modern facilities. The plot that he bought was actually a field and hence had to follow strict laws and instructions while constructing the house. The foundation of the house is built on pillars and the elevation is done in a box shape with flat roof to avail more space.


The 1592 sq ft two storied house has a living space, dining area, kitchen and 3 bedrooms. The incredible design of the interiors, which utilizes spaces wisely, is a standout feature. An elegant sofa in ‘L’ shape adorns the formal living space. The unique curious and lamp shades made using scrap materials is an attractive feature of the interiors.

The simple yet elegant design of the dining table often draws the attention of the guests. At least 8 people can be comfortably seated at this dining table which looks compact. A crockery shelf and the wash area beneath the stair way complete the dining space.


Cupboards in marine plywood line the walls of the kitchen. Granite is paved on the counter top.

The bath attached bedrooms have in – built wardrobes and other necessary facilities. The highlighter hues add a touch of elegant charm to the bedrooms. The matching curtains elevate the overall look of the rooms.


Neeraj was able to complete the construction of the house, including the furnishing, for Rs 27 lakh. The family is extremely happy and proud they have been able to build the house of their dreams within their allotted budget. It was architect Sabeer Thirumala who oversaw the design of the house and the interior decor as well.


Factors which helped reduce the cost of construction:

Hollow bricks were used to build the structure of the house.

Light points were directly installed without adding false ceilings.

Furnishing was done with scrap materials.

Walls are painted with light shades of colors.


Project Facts

Location – Pothencode, Thiruvananthapuram

Plot – 4 cents

Area – 1592 SFT

Owner – Neeraj

Designer – Sabeer Thirumala, Thiruvananthapuram

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