Top 5 washroom design trends in 2020

Washrooms and bathrooms are one of the most intimate spaces in the house. Comfort and a visually pleasing presentation are necessary for maintaining the aforementioned. Therefore, our architects in Coimbatore bring to you top 5 washroom design trends of 2020:

  1. Colour scheme:

Muted colours, especially grey have dominated the previous decade. However, according to our architects in Chennai in 2020 remodels, our clients have started experimenting with some more bold colours. Whether it is going dark with charcoal black or bright with shades of blue and green. An occasional pink and peach are also expected to make an appearance.

  • Vanity and cabinets:

With the minimalism still trending compact storage spaces have also become a defining point. A specific mention of floating cabinets and vanities, as they seem to be one of the most popular choices. As per our architects in Cochin, most of the aforementioned are built using various shades and textures of wood. The next popular option seems to be industrialist designed sinks and vanities.

  •  Fixtures and open piping:

Brass and gold fixtures and open piping seem to be coming back, bring along an industrialist outlook, which gives space a vintage yet slightly modern outlook. Furthermore, brass and gold complement almost any shade, especially white beautifully. Open fixtures and piping also help in easy fixing of leakages, while taking away excessive costs of plastering and painting incurred in covering such pipes.

  • Modern bathrooms:

Advancement of technology has also brought about a great no. of luxury bathroom decorations and necessities alike, making the experience much more relaxing. Whether it is heated seats and flooring, or automatic showers and baths, or built-in deodorizers and Bluetooth systems. The possibilities are endless, with all of them not only being extremely convenient but also giving your bathrooms a personalized outlook.

  • Shapes and patterns:
  • According to our architects in Delhi, 2020 has also brought a large no. of new shapes and patterns, whether it is for tiling or accessorizing alike. Tiling has had trends from decades past shapes making an appearance, such as hexagon, diamond, arabesque, all in different styles, textures and patterns. Accessorizing which is inclusive of mirrors has evolved into asymmetrical designs with unique outlooks, giving your washroom more personality while maintaining the modern presentation. Mirrors have also been tweaked with anti-fog technology, USB ports and just about anything one can imagine.

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How to build a low cost home?

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With passage of time the feasibility and affordability of the housing ladder seems to be decreasing, with sky high prices which continue to insist on rising further. Hence, encouraging a lot of people across the globe to build their own homes. Thus, our architects in Coimbatore bring to you tips for building low cost homes.

  1. Simple layouts:

Most of the cost saving occurs during the designing and layout phase of planning. Thus, according to our architects in Chennai a sure short way of saving or minimizing expenditure is designing simpler layouts. Curves , fussy plans and complexities in layouts only lead to an increase in building and other costs. Simpler designs also are easier to maintain. While designing your final layout a prime consideration should be given to the question ‘ how costly will it be to build this’ b architects and designers.

  • Construction techniques and materials:

Remember the cheapest material isn’t always the best solution when it comes to choosing construction materials. According to our architects in Delhi, awhile deciding the construction materials keep in mind durability, local climate and environment, resistance, life-san and maintenance. A cheaper construction cost does not always translate to low overall cost over the life span of the house. Eco consciousness also goes a long way as it may be a moderately priced investment but lowers prices over the life span of the building.

  • Space efficiency:

Open layouts seem to be the latest trend , and with good reason as they not only bring in the much required natural ligjt and ventilation but also make the space appear much more spacious than it actually is. Huge unobstructed spaces often require strategic placing of a pillar and column or two to minimize the additional cost which may accompany such beautiful open spaces. An additional benefit is also the social atmosphere these open layouts harbour making them excellent rooms for hosting  guests in etc.

  • Flooring:

Our architects in Cochin suggest that instead of going for the usual ceramic tiling or wooden flooring, try cement flooring. Not only is I on the lower end of the pricing spectrum but also is easy to install and lighten It also gives a cosy, outlook to the house, which can be used to brighten up rooms by using a coat of paint or borders the g with mosaic tiles.

  • Exposed, brick, pipes and fixtures:

Another popular way of designing the walls of your house is the open brick wall treatment. It not only is cost-friendly by doing away with the costs of plaster and paint but a ustic yet warm look, hence creating a homey ambience.  Exposed pipes and fixtures also work in a similar manner. They also do away with additional expenses of plastering. Furthermore, exposure makes them functional by making it easier to fix leakages and any other problems while adding to a modern industrial look.

Top 5 living room trends in 2020

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Living rooms are one of the most important spaces in any house. Besides being one of the spaces which are occupied by us, they are also the spaces responsible for hosting guests. Hence, it is necessary for such spaces to harbour a sociable and inviting atmosphere. To help out with the same, our architects in Coimbatore bring to you top 5 living room trends:

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  1. Criss-cross maximalism

Mix matching different contrasting colours and/or patterns while accessorizing the living room, is one of the easiest ways to breath some life into your dull living rooms. Not only does it add personality to the room, but also brightens it up, making it more intriguing as well as inviting.

  • Curves

According to our architects in Chennai, whenever choosing or shopping for furniture, try prioritizing curves over straight rectangular lines. These furniture pieces like  curved sofa are much more elegant as well as comfortable with ample space for hosting large/small groups varying from piece to piece.

  • Down to earth

Earthy tones of beige and subtle colours are the latest trend. Combine elegant open-spaced entertainment rooms, you have one of the most peaceful, yet inviting spaces. Adding a few plants also adds to the atmosphere as well as the presentation of the room.  The muted colour palette of elegant also has a similar calming effect. However, our architects in Delhi advice to add a few pops of colour to make the room interesting and maintaining its charm without taking away the feel of the room.

  • Bold colour schemes:

On the contrary, our interior designers in Cochin also suggest using bold schemes can go a long way. They suggest using the colours and shades in a sophisticated manner with layering the aforementioned can not only add an elegance to the room, but more often than not the end result is a chic, modern and inviting room, with an individualistic and unique personality as well as confidence. Using black as a backdrop or defining colour is a successful example of this trend.

  • Carpeting and rugs

Carpets and rugs are one of the most prominent part of living rooms. Always try to use carpets or at minimum rugs, as they add to the physical presentation of the room as well as provide a bit of necessary comfort. One can easily experiment with carpets as well. In case of muted tones, our architects advice our customers to go for a more loud and adventurous yet sophisticated carpets and rugs in terms of texture and/or colour. Geometric prints and colourful stripes and patterns often get the job done while adding a modern touch to the room. On the other had, a simple monochromatic, muted colour carpet or rug with an extremely soft texture also adds to the personality of the room, while adding a warm and homey feel to the room. Such carpets also help balance out extremely loud pops of colour.

Top 5 trending gadgets for you home!

Technological advancements haved pavedthe way to easier and more comfortable lifestyle for humankind. Gadgets don’t always need to be fancy to be efficient and thus our architects in Coimbatore bring to you, 5 trending gadgets to make your lives easier:

  1. Robot vacuum cleaners:

Recent times of quarantine have forced all of us to start doing chores, we often relied on others to do for us, making us humble yet our lives more difficult. One of such chores is vacuuming and floor cleaning. Thus we bring to you robot vacuum cleaners. Most of them such as iRobot, eufy RobotVac11 , etc. can be controlled from your phones, ability to see detect and navigate obstacles, with several different cleaning modes available to suit various types of flooring.

  • Smart body analysers:

These analysers look like weighing scales but are much more than that. They are models, which not only keep track of your weight but other health data such as body fat percentage, heart rate, etc. They also help in tracking how fit your surroundings or living environment is.

All of this data is usually synced on one’s phone. Examples include: Withings  WS 50 Smart Body Analyser, etc.

  • Smart LED lights

Too lazy to get up and switch on/off the light?

No problem, our architects in Cochin recommend Phillips Hue LED lighting system.

These smart light bulbs , are not high energy saving technology but can also easily be controlled via your smartphones. Furthermore, they are not your standard white lights but can change colour making their usage extremely versatile.

  • Smart security:

With the ever rising crime rate, security has become one of the most important issues in every household. Our architects in Delhi recommend Z wave smart security systems, which help monitor and detect intrusive activity on all your door and windows and provide perfect security. All this data is synced and available ln one’s smartphone, while alerting you via text, email, and notification of any activity which is detected.

  • Eco Dish Cleaner:

Dishwashing especially right now seems to be one of the most tedious of house chores, but at the same time necessary. Our architects in Chennai bring to you eco-friendly dishwasher, which by the usage of ultrasonic waves, cleaned dishes, i.e. by ionising food particles and converting it into reusable compost for plants.

Many of these are solar-based and are automatically charged, making it a highly sustainable and low maintenance gadget.

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Top 5 home decor ideas in 2020

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Our top designers and architects in Coimbatore bring to you top 5 home décor trends to make your homes, chic and modern ,maybe with a hint of antique designs:

1. High contrast abstract décor:

Sharp clashing colours , with sectionals seem to be in the trend right now. The high contrasts of black and white with pops of colour are the real focal point and most common designer example of the aforementioned. Bold geometrics and free hand drawn designs with playful colours are expected to add more personality and uniqueness in homes.

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2.Non white kitchens

The 2010’s saw a sharp monopoly of all white kitchens. But in this new decade, all white seems to binding. Our architects in Cochin are considering of shifting to more natural colours, which still maintain a soothing peaceful vibe with a hint of brightness. Colour pop cabinets such as navy blue and hunter green against contrasting whites seem to be a new trend as well.

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3.Antique art and vintage detailing

The new buzz in furniture and architecture world includes antique art, giving each piece a unique point of view and story to each piece. According to our architects in Chennai vintage designing and detailing from the 1800s and 1900s in appropriation is also coming back in the current year.

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4.Japani Décor

With simplicity and minimalism being the new ways of lifestyle on the block, the minimalism Japanese décor and the simplicity of the rustic Scandinavian décor come together in this perfect hybrid trend of minimalistic and uncluttered spaces with the subdued color palette.

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5.Cosy fabrics and accessories

Every house needs an essential component of comfort to transform into a home. And according to our architects in Delhi, cosy fabrics in subdued hues with an occasional pop of colour helps in the same. A few fur throws and comfy cushions not only bring comfort but also provide a chic and welcoming approach with a tranquil atmosphere.

Top 5 indoor plants for your home in 2020

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Going green and environmental preservation is one of the top priorities of mankind. Our architects in Coimbatore bring to you, an easy and inexpensive way to contribute to the green drive. Here are the top 10 indoor plants to grow in your homes:

  1. Money plant

Also known as Devil’s Ivy, it is one of the most common and low maintenance plants, which can be grown in both pots and hanging plants.

In containers, it often climbs up to 7 feet and is a sight for sore eyes. Some colourful pots and money plant are one of the best ways to decorate your homes.

2.Areca palm

One of the most low maintenance yet arguably best air purifiers include areca palm. Growing up to 2-3 in pots it’s one of the most non-toxic and non-poisonous plants, making it safe for pets and kids as well, in case they end up chewing a leaf or two. It is also one of the most eye pleasing plants, making it an excellent choice according to our architects in Chennai.

3.Aloe Vera

One of the healthiest, and most versatile indoor plants. It’s maintenance is also on the lower end of the scale. Our architects in Delhi recommend it’s usage and placement in living room and bedroom , due to it’s philosophized positive radiations. It makes an excellent housewarming gift as well.

4.Cobra plant:

Also known as peace lily, it is one of the most attractive purifiers, which adapts easily to almost all kinds of climate and temperatures (extremities asides). Growing up to 2 feet , it is ideal plant for your homes, with the only requirement being it’s soil is kept moist at all times. Hence it also  lies on the lower side of the maintenance spectrum.

5.Cast iron plant

In accordance with it’s name, it is one of the most toughest houseplants, with an ability to withstand the most adverse conditions. Besides being extremely low maintenance, this plant grows up to 2 feet, and is a sight for sore eyes. Our architects in Cochin also assure us that it is an excellent natural air purifier, and can significantly improve the air quality of your home.

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Top 5 trending gadgets for your home in 2020

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Technological advancements haved pavedthe way to easier and more comfortable lifestyle for humankind. Gadgets don’t always need to be fancy to be efficient and thus our architects in Coimbatore bring to you, 5 trending gadgets to make your lives easier:

1.Robot vacuum cleaners:

Recent times of quarantine have forced all of us to start doing chores, we often relied on others to do for us, making us humble yet our lives more difficult. One of such chores is vacuuming and floor cleaning. Thus we bring to you robot vacuum cleaners. Most of them such as iRobot, eufy RobotVac11 , etc. can be controlled from your phones, ability to see detect and navigate obstacles, with several different cleaning modes available to suit various types of flooring.

2.Smart body analysers:

These analysers look like weighing scales but are much more than that. They are models, which not only keep track of your weight but other health data such as body fat percentage, heart rate, etc. They also help in tracking how fit your surroundings or living environment is.

All of this data is usually synced on one’s phone. Examples include: Withings  WS 50 Smart Body Analyser, etc.

3.Smart LED lights

Too lazy to get up and switch on/off the light?

No problem, our architects in Cochin recommend Phillips Hue LED lighting system.

These smart light bulbs , are not high energy saving technology but can also easily be controlled via your smartphones. Furthermore, they are not your standard white lights but can change colour making their usage extremely versatile.

4.Smart security:

With the ever rising crime rate, security has become one of the most important issues in every household. Our architects in Delhi recommend Z wave smart security systems, which help monitor and detect intrusive activity on all your door and windows and provide perfect security. All this data is synced and available ln one’s smartphone, while alerting you via text, email, and notification of any activity which is detected.

5.Eco Dish Cleaner:

Dishwashing especially right now seems to be one of the most tedious of house chores, but at the same time necessary. Our architects in Chennai bring to you eco-friendly dishwasher, which by the usage of ultrasonic waves, cleaned dishes, i.e. by ionising food particles and converting it into reusable compost for plants.

Many of these are solar-based and are automatically charged, making it a highly sustainable and low maintenance gadget.

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Top 5 Vaasthu tips to design your House

Vastu Shastra in layman’s language refers to instructions laid down for building architecture. With its origins in India, Vastu Shastra describes architectural principles of design, direction, etc. for several different purposes inclusive of mainly tranquillity, peace and happiness. It is a rare yet accurate combination of science, astrology, astronomy and art. Thus our architects in Coimbatore bring to you top 5 tips for reaping the maximum benefits of Vastu Shastra while designing your new homes:

  1.  How to design your living room ?

The living room should preferably face east, north-east, north or north-west. Remember, to keep your furniture, especially heavy furniture like sofa’s etc facing towards west or south-west. Installation of any electronics should be done in the south east corner of the room and mirrors should always be hung on the wall facing the north. Hanging paintings specifically those of wafer and marine life, such as waterfall, and active fish on the north-east side, is said to bring positive energy. Having aquardiums also has a similar effect. This makes your room clutter free, and compartmentalized ,thus, creating a relaxing atmosphere , and a great impact on guests.

2. How to design your bedrooms?

Our architects in Hyderabad recommend a south-west room, for ideal optimization of one’s health. The colour which are bright such as yellow, or earthy tones such as champagne give a soothing effect to the room and idealise tranquillity. Mood lighting and good aroma oil diffusers are also highly recommended for setting the ambience, especially for couples.

3 .Ventilation and sunlight:

With cramped up apartments and flats, and increasing pollution, ventilation is often a secondary concern. However, it is one of the most essential elements according to vastu, especially if you’re buying a new house. Ample sunlight and proper ventilation are the answer to prosperity and happiness according to vastu.

Our architects in Delhi advice people to keep windows open for 20 minutes every day, in accordance with the same. Based on cities light and ventilation is designed .

4.Ideal kitchens:

According to our architects in Chennai, the kitchen should be placed in the south east north-west corner of the house in line with the vastu principles. Furthermore it should be as far away from bedrooms as possible, due to difference in the energies of the two rooms. The stoves in the kitchen must also face south, while keeping water supply, especially drinking water facing towards north-east.

5.Doorways and entryways:

Our architects in Cochin, in accordance with vastu believe that doorways are not only entry points to a house but also the entryways for energies. Ideally your door must be east or north-east facing, with sturdy wooden doors.

Shoe racks and coat racks must not be placed outside the aforementioned. Furthermore, any hallway near the door or entryway must not only be well lit but walls must also be decorated with paintings etc. to ensure prosperity, as plain walls are significant to loneliness. Another significant tip is to ensure that the door opens in a clockwise manner.

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Top 3 mistakes to avoid while designing your dream home

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Designing a new house, and seeing it turn actively from a house to your home is one of the most exciting and exhilarating processes. But sometimes this exhilarating experience also becomes quite overwhelming, whether it is searching house layouts on Pinterest or meeting with your designer. Even with expert guidance, we end up making some basic mistakes. An example, many times people complain that the house seemed like their dream home initially while designing, and even when they first moved in, however with the passage of time they have found that their dream homes we’re a little impractical and didn’t fit their needs.

And thus, we bring to you top 3 mistakes to avoid while designing your dream home:

1. Storage sufficiency:

Even though minimalism seems to be the new trend on the block, especially with the Gen Z and millennials, but while designing most people often end up underestimating their storage needs. Leading up to cramped up or ill-designed spaces in the end, unsatisfactory results. What you need is to remember, every house needs some basic wardrobes, linen cupboards and decent workshops in the garage. Our architects in coimbatore can help you buy furniture as well, try and buy options which are classy and modern and at the same time can efficiently be used as extra storage spaces.

2. Personal applicability:

More often than not our ideas of our ideal homes are inspired by movies, shows or the internet. With easy accessibility to the internet, every person who is remodelling or redesigning their homes searches for the perfect aesthetic layout. But what we forget is that most aesthetic layouts might not be the most practical ones. Practicality and functionality of a house is of utmost importance and vary from person to person with their varying lifestyles. For example, a family may prefer a large open kitchen and a larger dining space our architects in chennai can create designs exclusively for your , however, a person whose living alone, might not need the extravagant dining space but a larger office space. Thus, while taking inspiration from the internet or any other source, remember to stop for a moment and think about its functionality in your lifestyle.

3. Uniquity

While designing our home spaces we obviously want to give it a personal touch, and make sure that space fits our requirements and needs. However, it is important even while introducing such uniquity, that life is also changing constantly and most probably you or your kin might have to resell the house in the future. Thus, while adding your personal touch to the house, make sure you still maintain a universal appeal, or such extraordinary tastes might narrow the market of potential buyers, making it a difficult place to sell.

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Top 10 color trends of 2020

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Interior designing and decoration are one of the most complex and mind-boggling tasks. Whether it is in designing furniture for your living room or choosing the layout for your office. One of the most important factors involves choosing the colour schemes for the room. In fact, we argue that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room while keeping in mind the difficulties of budgeting, i.e. at times, just a change in colour scheme is a better option in comparison of changing the entire layout from top to bottom.

And hence we present to you the top 10 colour trends of 2020:

1. Peacock:

Our team of architects in Delhi use , dark colours like charcoal black, peacock blue and off black, have been in fashion for quite some time and will continue to remain so in 2020. Not only are they chic, and modern, but also one of the easiest colours to work and play with as an accent or the main colour.

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2. Classic Blues:

One of the most trending colours of 2020, is the classic blue and navy blue. It is not only one of the most stable and thought-provoking colour to work with, but also a great reminder of the calming deep waters, and hence suggestive of peace and tranquillity.

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 3. Peaches and Pinks:

Although it has been restricted to nurseries until now, it is time to expand our usage of colours like light pink, blush and peach. Architects in Coimbatore claim, besides being contemporary and chic, not only are they one of the most complementary colours but also can be used in just about any and every room one can think of.

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4. Moody Greens:

Green has been in trend for some time now especially in the Milan Design Week 2019, but with 2020, colours such as olive and hunter green have become extremely popular. Besides being timeless, and contemporary, they are a great representative of serene nature topographies. Our architects in Cochin use them often .

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5. Layered Whites:

Even though the concept of white-on-white may initially seem extremely off-putting, different shades and layers of white-on-(white is one of the modern and ethereal looks one can achieve in interior designing.Our interior designers in Chennai often prefer layered whites for modern reidences.

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6. Maroon and Mahogany:

Dark red shades and tones are one of the deepest and most soul-warmingly beautiful colours. Not only can it be used as an accent or a predominant colour, but is one of the highest sought contemporary shades.

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7. Oranges and yellows:

Whether it is a golden yellow or mango, a little bold colour goes a long way. Not only do such shades brighten up the room with their fun and energetic vibe but can also be used to accent or accessorize cushions and throws.

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8. Dusty Tones:

Dusty green, brown, orange or pink, all of the aforementioned shades are great representatives of the natural beauty of autumn leaves, beautiful barks etc. Architects in Hyderabad say, not only are they easy to work with but also give a space a contemporary but earthy feel.

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9. Natural Beige:

Beige tones have been in fashion for a few years but with 2020 certain shades such as champagne seem to be taking over the others. Not only does it provide a warmer outlook in comparison to it's grey and white counterparts, but it also creates a tranquil and earthy atmosphere.

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10. Aubergine Hues:

Aubergine tones, whether intense or mellow, are not only stylish and sophisticated but also provide a voguish outlook. Furthermore, they are one of the most multipurpose shades, with uses ranging from accessorizing and accenting to the main colour.

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