With global changes in climate and extreme weather conditions hitting most parts of the world, drought is an increasing threat looming over the horizon. Natural water resources are also becoming increasingly polluted, thereby restricting potable water fit for human consumption. This makes water conservation more important than ever – even if you aren’t living in a drought-prone area.
False ceilings are also known as dropped ceilings. They have basically suspended ceilings below the main ceiling and are being increasingly touted as a symbol of sophistication. The new-age homes are increasingly being adorned with this glamorous feature which makes the home’s interiors look more elegant.
In India, the real estate industry holds a lot of significance as it’s the second largest employer of manpower – with the agriculture sector being the first. This sector comprises of four divisions – residential, commercial, hospitality and retail. It is estimated that the sector will grow by around 30% in the next decade. This will be amply supported by the expected growth in the corporate environment with increased demand for office spaces. Rapid growth in the IT/ITes, BFSI, and telecom sectors as well as office space demand from Tier 2 cities is expected to support this estimated growth.
With advancements and improvements in building materials, the construction industry has been forging ahead at rapid speeds. However, it is time to pause and think about the effect of this construction boom on the environment. This is due to the negative effect on the environment as well as the well-being of humans.
The era of the traditional incandescent bulbs is drawing to a close thankfully. With emerging technology, we now have energy saving bulbs like the CFL (compact fluorescent lights) and LED (light emitting diode) to replace them. The traditional filament-burning light bulbs were energy guzzlers that gave off 90% of the energy consumed in the form of heat. And who needs more heat with global warming looming!
Wanting the best security for the home and family is a given with most people. And with the adults spending increasingly longer periods of time away at work, the safety of their homes and family members becomes a crucial matter. Luckily, there is an equally large number of innovative home security products available in the market.
Growth and development have made a large negative impact on our natural environment. The buildings we create use up a lot of these natural resources in their construction and operation. And this is why the concept of green buildings was created.
The birth of a baby into the family is a major event, a complete game-changer. The entire household shifts gears and starts to revolve around the newest entrant in their lives. However, baby’s aren’t just the cutest things alive, but also very curious! They are bound to start nosing around in every accessible corner once they gain the ability to crawl or toddle around.
You maintain hygiene, cleanliness and neatness in your home, yet there is this oppressive feeling of stagnation that could result in headaches, nausea, and ear, eye or nose irritation. Commonly referred to as ‘sick building syndrome’, it is due to the presence of air contaminants and poor ventilation. Luckily, NASA has found a beautiful solution to this problem – houseplants!
The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act of 2016 was passed by the Indian parliament to protect the interests of homebuyers as well as boost investment into the realty sector. It is expected to bring clarity, transparency, accountability and fair practices into the real estate industry so that consumers aren’t taken for a ride by errant builders and due penalties can be imposed on them for malpractices and late deliveries.