ICON Sanctuary

Life in Sarjapur

People are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to real estate; there are so many different builders and developers around the city all competing with each other. Bangalore city has grown tremendously in the last decade and is no longer a retirement hub but a place that is filled to the brim with endless possibilities on the job front and property options. Areas that were considered out of the city limits are now being considered city centre. Up until a few years ago nobody had heard of Sarjapur and thought it was on the outskirts but now with time and development this area has become an IT hub with many tech parks around.

Ease traffic – carpool or use cabs

The stretch from Sarjapur to the city either Koramangala or beyond has become busy with endless traffic jams especially during peak office hours. Carpooling isan option to ease traffic congestion which could be done with personal cars. The other option is using cabs. The radio boasts of cabs being available in Sarjapur and Whitefield area for just rupees 10 per kilometre and you could help ease traffic by doing this.

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If you’re one of those IT professionals working in one of the many IT parks and are looking for a place where you and your family can live together in harmony and peace, there’s just one place you should be looking at – ICON Sanctuary. The top notch property has various amenities and is your ideal dream home. Click here to learn more, http://bit.ly/1CZB9gp


Housing for senior citizens-a huge opportunity for realtors-Icon Homz

Ask any retired person around the wish list for a post-retirement lifestyle and mostly likely he’d mention a quiet and secure neighbourhood, clean parks to take a stroll or relax, and company of similar age-group people amongst many others.

And, what about the lady who’s nearing the sunset years? Wouldn’t she also want to put up her feet and bid goodbye to several year- long slavery to the kitchen routine? That is in addition to all the above mentioned wish list, of course!

So, does that mean, all couples wish to move out of their current homes once they reach 60? Certainly not, however, there is a huge opportunity to create an atmosphere that contains all the elements of their wish list, so that, if and when the situation demands they are presented with beautiful options of owning a home that also doubles up as a serviced apartment for an affordable rate.

The stigma associated with retirement homes should be wiped off to look at it with a renewed and practical perspective. Careers these days take the children to other cities or countries and it is not always possible to stay with or close to the offspring. The older generation does not also want to completely uproot from the current setting as that has been their home/city/country for several decades now.

Realtors can lap up this opportunity to build senior citizen homes within cities itself so that there is no feeling of isolation or having to adjust to a new environment, city or climatic conditions. The homes need to come with large lung space, well-spaced out, ample provision for entertainment and self-contained for daily needs. Services like daily tiffin service or a canteen could be made available as a temporary or even permanent option. 24-hr medical aid must be provided.

The challenges are the affordability and able manpower for the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities needed. However, these can be overcome with little effort as the scale of scope definitely outweighs the barriers.

Icon Homz is a young entrepreneurship; our energetic and creative team creates beautiful homes in an affordable range. Visit our website www.iconhomz.com to know about our projects and be a part of our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconhomz to get our latest updates.

Creating an illusionary entry way-Icon Homz

Foyer areas are those that separate the entrance to a home from the living space. A designated foyer space keeps off the dust/grime from the footwear from entering the living room, allows privacy and can be used to store the essentials needed just before you leave the home. What’s more, it can also be tastefully decorated to have a pleasant entryway for your guests!

However, for those of you whose main doors open directly into the living area of the home, there is no reason to feel disappointed. With a little imagination, you can create an illusionary entryway!

Creating partial partition: A decorative shoe-rack cabinet can aid as a partial partition between the entrance and the living area. Alternatively you could try using other materials such as glass, MDF or even bamboo screens to make a foyer.

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Using furniture to divide the area: Your sofa or arm chair can be placed at an angle that creates a barrier-like partition. If the space permits you can even place a short cabinet or console touching the back of the sofa to define the area.

Creating a half-wall: A wall just half-way done can serve as a great divider without having to compromise on the light aspect.

Using elements: When none works, use elements like area rugs, potted plants, or a small ottoman that are strategically placed to create an illusion of an entryway.

We hope you find these tips useful and are inspired to create your own wonderful entryway.

Icon Homz is a young entrepreneurship; our energetic and creative team creates beautiful homes in an affordable range. Visit our website www.iconhomz.com to know about our projects and be a part of our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconhomz to get our latest updates.


The wooden choice-Icon Homz

When it comes to flooring, we are floored with the choices available in the market. From granite to tiles to wood; we have a plethora to choose from each of these options too. However, nothing matches the timeless classic appeal of wood. Be it a contemporary décor or a traditional one, wood suits every taste.

A lot of us back out from using wooden flooring considering the cost factor. Yet, when you evaluate the pros that come with wooden flooring, the cost doesn’t seem so high. These are fairly easy to maintain, so can be an ideal option for even high traffic areas in the house.



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One can go in for solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring depending upon individual taste and of course the budget. The primary difference between the two apart from the cost factor-engineered wood is less expensive than solid wood ones- is that engineered wood is basically layers of wood pressed together to form a plank which can be then installed even over existing tiles.

Since wood has the characteristic to expand and contract with temperature fluctuations, care must be taken during installation to account for these.

One can go in for any kind of finish making wooden flooring a truly flexible option. They can also be sanded and re-furnished to restore its shine and glory.

So, the next time you think of floors, just make the wooden choice!

Icon Homz is a young entrepreneurship; our energetic and creative team creates beautiful homes in an affordable range. Visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ to know about our projects and be a part of our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconshelters to get our latest updates.


Where to eat around Sarjapur-Icon Homz

After a tiring week at work, weekends are time to rejoice and explore the city. What best way to explore than to try out different cuisines and restaurants? One also doesn’t mind travelling a bit if it ensures a hearty meal.

We bring to you a few options that you can try out around Sarjapur area:

Folklore Restaurant

Phone: +91 8123451143, 080 28439143

Address: 121/1, Golden Country, Behind Andhra Bank, Near Wipro, Doddakanehalli, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

If you are looking to indulge in some lip-smacking Kerala cuisine, this quaint restaurant should not disappoint you. The rustic and simple décor is complimented by an authentic and delicious Kerala spread.

Cost: Approx Rs. 450 for two people

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La Casa

Ph: 080 64535930

Address: Amruta Engineering College Road, Kasavanahalli, Off Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

A one stop place for a large spread of cuisines, this could be a food lover’s paradise. You can pore over the menu that has Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, Japanese, Thai varieties along with our good old Indian food.

Cost: Rs. 1000 approx for two

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Ph: 080 43692710

Address: Above Snap Fitness, Next to Shobha Hibiscus, Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bangalore

As the name suggests, the food portion here really fills up a ‘Bakasur’ (an asura from mythology who had a voracious appetite). This restaurant serves North Indian cuisine and has a wide variety of dishes to tickle your senses.

They have a buffet spread too which is just apt for team lunches.

Cost: Rs.1200 approx for two

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We hope you have a great time exploring these places the next weekend. Bon Appétit!

Icon Homz is a young entrepreneurship; our energetic and creative team creates beautiful homes in an affordable range. Visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ to know about our projects and be a part of our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconshelters to get our latest updates.

We build homes; not just houses – ICON Homz.

What are the things that go into building an ICON home? Is it just a mere house with four walls and a ceiling? A house can be a home only when warmth, care and thoughtfulness are added to it. At ICON Homz, we strive to do just this – to ingest meaning and life into our buildings; to erect happy and comfortable homes for our customers.

So what exactly goes into making the ICON home?

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ICON Sanctuary – premium gated American styled villas

Firstly, we pay attention to every tiny detail. A lot of thought goes into the design of the house itself to ensure that space is effectively optimized, eliminating unnecessary and unusable spaces. At the same time, we strive to bring in plenty of natural sunlight and fresh air into each home to add warmth and cheer and try to do away with dark and dingy corners.

Secondly, we always use superior quality construction material. All fittings and work is done by experienced workmen to maintain high quality standards. Knowing that lead can be toxic, we use lead free paints – this will safeguard the health of not only the customer but also our extended family of builders, painters and masons.

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ICON Laurels – premium villas

All homes are made child friendly – paying special attention to electrical wiring and switches. Plenty of open space is planned so that home owners can enjoy the greenery and indulge in fitness activities. The best amenities are provided coupled with high security. Back-up power is always available during power outages.

We also incorporate the latest designs inour projects –for example, the ICON Sanctuary homes are American styled premium villas. We place ourselves in the shoes of the customer – we try and understand their needs and incorporate them while designing the layout and building plan.

Thus at ICON Homz, every home is an iconic treasure; an invaluable asset with comfort and luxury inter-woven into the fabric of the building!

Visit our website http://iconhomz.com to know more about our projects!

To Be in a suburb or Not To Be – that is the question! – Icon Homz

There have been several debates on whether one should buy a house or rent it.  Similarly, people have been measuring the pros and cons of buying an apartment versus buying a villa.  The next major Hamlet-like question that one is faced with today is – to live in a suburb or in the city center? Let us weigh the pros and cons.

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If you need a quiet, ‘green’ and relaxed atmosphere, head to the suburbs.  You can be part of nature and live amidst greenery.  At the same time, you will still be connected to the city’s happening places.  A 20-minute drive (or even less) will take you to the nearest mall, or to a health facility.  And more importantly, if you have an office around the Outer Ring Road, you will be a short drive from your work place.    You will not have to wade through the city’s bumper-to-bumper, crawling traffic to reach your office.  Also, many reputed schools and internationals schools have built sprawling campuses around the suburbs.  Hence, your children too will have a shorter commute to their schools and back home.

Affordability is another major factor to be considered.  Vast, free spaces within the heart of the city are very few.  Even if you were able to locate one such piece of land, you will have to pay through the roof!  And despite the huge premium, you will still be faced with high levels of air and noise pollution.

So, buying a house in the suburbs will definitely be like a breath of fresh air.  You can have spacious homes, possibly with a lawn and a kitchen garden.  The pet that you so wanted to have but could not due to lack of space, could now be a welcome addition to your family!     Go ahead, and think SUBURB!

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At Icon Homz, we offer premium villas – the ICON Sanctuary – in Bangalore’s suburban area of Sarjapura.  Visit our website http://iconhomz.com and book your sanctuary today!