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How to maximize small spaces – Icon Shelters Bangalore

Small sized rooms should not be a deterrent to creating stunning décor. Warm and cozy nooks are born out of creativity rather than the available space. So, here’s how you can make the best of the space available in your house.

Having functional furniture: Instead of placing a huge cot in a smallish area, experiment with a sofa-cum bed or futon. That way, there is a lot of moving space when the bed is not required and there is no compromise on the décor element too.

Using mirrors to accentuate space: Never underestimate the power of mirrors. Not only do they instantly perk up a corner but also add a lot of depth and illusion of area. There is no dearth of variety in the market for decorative mirrors-from antique ones to very contemporary and chic designs; there is plenty to choose from.

Using neutral and soft colours for the walls: Bold colours or contrasting colours break the space visually, so if you want to create a continuing effect, it is best to use monochromatic colours for the walls.

Do not clutter with too many visual effects and small furniture: In small spaces, the idea is to visually expand the room and offer a smooth appearance. Hence, stray clear of having a lot of accessories; instead of a number of smaller pieces of furniture, go for one or two mid-sized seats and arrange it in a way that allows room for movement around.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising entrepreneurship with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ or ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconipl to know about our projects.

Why go green? – Icon Shelters Bangalore

“Go green” seems to be the mantra today and it seems more fashionable that ever to advertise yourself as a certified green builder. However, this is no fashion; green building or green construction is an urgent need rather than luxury in a country which seeing a huge strain on its natural reserves.

Let’s take a quick look into what is a green construction and what kind of advantages it will provide the mankind in the long run.

What is green construction?

Wikipedia describes green construction as “Green building (also known as green construction or sustainable building) refers to a structure and using process that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition.”

Image: world.edu

Image: world.edu

In short, going green means going natural; using resources and materials that conserves energy and water rather than depleting them further. Use and implementation of solar water heating, water treatment, rain-water harvesting, solid-waste management, energy-efficient flooring, windows and doors, amongst many others constitute a green construction

Advantages

Lower costs: While, the initial investment to get the green construction in place might seem expensive, the returns are far higher in the long run and it works out to be economical.

Improved quality of life: A home built using natural materials in every stage of construction, and that has taken care of natural lighting and energy has a natural and positive impact on the quality of life.

Conservation of natural resources: The need to conserve the over-used and mostly misused natural resources cannot be stressed more. If we conserve today, we shall no longer have problems of power, water and pure air in future.

Higher marketability: A building, be it residential or commercial has a greater re-sale value if it is built on the principles of green construction since the maintenance is less and utility bills are far lower.

ICON Infra Shelters India Pvt. Ltd is a young and enterprising team with proven experience and expertise in real estate and properties. Our vision is to provide best quality properties for a happy living.  Do visit our website http://www.iconipl.com/ or ‘like’ our FB page https://www.facebook.com/iconipl to know about our projects.