6 Things To Remember Before You Buy A Home

Buying a home is one of the most important life decisions that most of us will ever make, which is why it is a good idea to proceed with care and caution.

Here are 6 things to keep in mind before you buy a home:

1.The location :

The location of your home is important both in terms of enhancing your quality of life and fetching good returns (rentals and capital appreciation). Choose a location that is easily accessible and is well-connected to a range of civic amenities like schools, hospitals, shopping malls, retail outlets and entertainment hubs.

2. Layout and design:

The layout and design of the residential project as well as that of the home that you’re looking at is important. Look for large, space-efficient interiors, vast open green spaces, and adequate light and ventilation.

3. Amenities:

The on-site amenities offered by at the residential complex can greatly add to your comfort and enhance your quality of life. Look out for fitness and sports amenities, a clubhouse, parking facilities, power backup, and more. An impressive range of amenities can also fetch you better ROI.

4. Need vs. want:

Before you decide which home you want to buy, be sure to make a distinction between the home that you want vs. the home that you really need. For example, you may really want that luxurious 2 BHK, but you may actually need that simpler-looking 3 BHK. Or, you may have fallen in love with that grand 4 BHK, but your requirement may only be that of a 3 BHK.

5. Builder’s reputation:

Buying a home is a major financial investment, which it is why it is advisable to go with a reputed realty developer in order to ensure quality construction, timely delivery and transparent processes.

6. Home loan options: 

A good credit score is a good starting point to get suitable home loan offers. Make sure that you survey your home loan offers before choosing a flexible plan that works best for you.

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be festive ready

2017, so far has been a wonderful year for home decor and interior designing. Interesting trends and eye catching designs have popped up and have made their mark. And if your mind is wondering as to how you can bring some of it, to your own home; let’s explore the top decorating trends which can be more easily replicated. Thus bringing in the desired freshness in your home, and inspiration for others.

These trends are easy on your pocket and does not require you to break the bank. Create an environment that reflects your personal aesthetics, without going in for much of an overhaul.

Grey has been a dominant colour in 2016 and continues to stay with us this year as well. It’s a colour that compliments a gamut of shades from the brightest pink to canary yellow. Throw in some bright colours or mix the greys with a brighter shade. Either way, it will give your living room a modern and playful look.

Witness the explosion of colours interwoven in your comfy chairs, this might just brighten your day. Have a look!

If your taste is minimalistic and less seems more, maybe this one suits your style.

This year ‘green’ is prominent again. Add lime green colour to your child’s room, and transform it to a beautiful and cozy room where they can grow and play.

Or, if bright colours seem too over powering, choose nutral shades and add some geometric elements to create a home which looks curated.

Perhaps, just let the walls do the talking!

Build your corners! If it’s peace and some self introspection time your looking for, then craft a special space in your home, just for yourself. Because, true happiness begins from within.

Beautiful windows always help lit up rooms well. Here’s how you can make it interesting and create a pretty sight with it. You could read the favourite pages from that novel here for hours or just enjoy sips of your coffee and gaze the beauty outside on a cozy rainy day!

Or simply set up a solitary area where you can curl up in your most comfortable position and flip through some old albums or poetry books.

And, who said home office spaces are boring? Working from home could be the best thing happening to you if your space is well lit with a mixture of light and dark shades. It does not need to be boring and done conventionally. Enhance it with some flowers, to keep you inspired and refreshed for the day ahead.

Or you can keep it tasteful and a little down on the tone, with comfortable furnitures where the body and soul can sink in. Certainly adding to your productivity, the end result will surprise you!

When we suggested you to add more life in your home, we meant literally! Indoor flowering plants and cactus can actually do wonders. Sourcing an interesting holder for it, can take it to the next level. Check it out!

Or you could go for a colour riot blended with natural beauty if you have an outdoor space or balcony. Did we mention, colours can have some great effects on our mood!

Sleek designs, clutter-less room and a hint of metal are in. So, it’s time to experiment and play with more shades. As per experts, this year people will be going back to investment furniture that is very well made.

Floral prints continue to stay in our fabrics and wallpapers. Add some elegance by throwing some floral prints on your furniture. They add character to the space, and if possible match it with darker pillows and make the space come alive.

Now that we have put a quick list of ‘do-it-yourself’ décor options for you, hope we’ve managed to inspire you to get ready for the festive season in time.

So, where do you plan to begin?


your private heaven

Home will always remain sweet home, our favourite place that lets us forget the worldly affairs. Because, it welcomes our successes and failures equally, giving us a comfort zone to just let go everything and be ourselves. And a true homely person would always have a special corner where he or she could just curl up and spend the day off or evenings after work in solace.

No matter where you go in the world, nothing seems better than home sweet home. The familiar smell, and the favourite things it houses; is always soothing to the nerves.

And within that is another treasured zone, which each one of us comes back to and spends whatever time is left out of the long gone day.

One such ‘treasured zone’ is the balcony. If you’re a balcony person then there’s nothing like finding some good quality time to be with yourself, or your loved ones in your own zone.

Here, the sun kissed spring brings in the slightly warm and chilly fresh air to play with your hair and hug you. The winter mornings surprises you with its magical mist. The summer nights bring in calmness, and the fall of autumn reminds everyone of new beginnings. Yes, having a balcony or a verandah, whatever you call it, is totally priceless. And obviously, the ones who understand the beauty of it know how to make the most of their favourite place.

There are a number of easy ways, which can actually make the area more lively. Are you someone who enjoys resting with a book or music player for long hours on a cozy rainy day? Add comfy chairs, and stay put in your ‘zen’ zone for the rest of the day.

Sit here, and lose yourself in the beautiful mornings and peaceful evenings, let every worry fade away.

Not a fan of alone-time? No problem. It still can be the best place to spend some quality time with your special someone. Long chats and sips of tea after a long hard day at work, is the pleasure most of us seek. Right? We hunt for cafes and plan vacations just to get away from the bustling town. But, once you add the spark to the space, balconies can be your best getaways.

Nothing can ever compete with the nature’s offerings. Stop by a nursery while coming back from work or put it in the weekend’s to-do list and get your favourite flowering plants, including some all season indoor plants to beautify the space.

Something so simple can bring such a stunning change.

Everytime you step-in, surprise yourself with the colourful offerings of your mini garden.

Set the right mood for your evenings. Let the soothing lights bring upon you a sense of wonder and contentment. Witness a fairy tale happening in the moment, while those lights cast their magic spell on you.

Let your balcony be the zone that lifts your spirit and helps to celebrate life everyday. There are innumerable things you can do to deck up this space, without having to go extra miles.

What are you waiting for, go ahead and gift yourself a beautiful balcony today!