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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.

 

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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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Bakasur

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!

Décor for your home this spring-Icon Homz

Spring heralds warmth in the weather and bursts of colour with lovely blooms all over the city. The mood change is apparent from the cold and dull to the sunny and cheerful days. How about bringing the same cheeriness within your cozy home?

Home décor is an evolving process and it need not be an expensive affair to change the look of your home according to the season or mood. Here are top 3 inexpensive and pretty ways that you can reproduce the ‘spring’ effect within your home:

Adding colours: Yes, since spring is about cheerful colours, it’s time to give the beige, blacks and whites a little break. Adding colourful cushions to your existing furniture can bring about a stunning and warm effect to your living room.

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Let the greens in: You need not have to have a green thumb to have lovely fresh looking plants around. Low-maintenance plants like the fern, snake plant or Devil’s Ivy can easily thrive indoors with very less attention. This way, you can have nature and freshness alive and kicking right beside you and as a side-effect- a beautiful surrounding.

Fresh blooms: The market is filled with fresh blooms in myriad colours. Bring in some fresh flowers and out in a vase, jug or old bottle to instantaneously liven any nook or corner. Trim the stems and add a crushed asprin to the fresh water to keep the flowers looking fresh for a longer duration.

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.

 

 

 

Give the old a new look-Icon Homz

Tired of your old furniture, want a new look for your house and yet do not want to spend a fortune on new furniture? We’ll give you tips on how to warp the old in a new and vibrant look.

Restore the old: Your old wooden almirah might be a few decades old. With the surface peeling off at certain areas, it probably is quite an eye-sore. However, you do not yet want to sell it or give it away to the scrap dealer since it is very sturdy and holds a lot of stuff than the new-age cupboards might.

You can scrape off the existing wooden polish, apply a coat of primer and then give it a fresh coat of paint of your choice. If you are artistic, you can even add some hand-painted motifs; else can rope in a local carpenter to add some hand-painted tiles to give your furniture a new and classic look.

If you like some DIY experiments, you can do this at home, else there are a few stores that would happily transform your furniture for a fee.

You can learn more about the DIY tutorials on restoring furniture here and here

Transform the old: Before discarding any old piece of furniture or home décor artifacts, try to think out of the box and see if the old can be broken down to make something entirely new. For example, an old book rack can be broken down to make floating shelves or a baby cradle into a coffee table or swing for adults. Similarly old wine bottles can be painted or weaved in colourful threads to transform them into vases or artifacts.

Icon Homz is a young entrepreneurship; our energetic and creative team creates beautiful homes in an affordable range. Visit our website http://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.