Year: 2011

Home Interiors – Some photographs of my latest project @ Elita Promennade


Hi, Before I get into the visuals…I have been getting questions on design best practices, materials to be used for interiors etc. from a number of you. This blog already has posts written earlier that answer some of these questions. As a refresher the links are given below. One more thing … the blog archive (Look in the left pane of this page) has more than just what is mentioned below…feel free to browse through the same as well. 1. Choosing the right material for Woodwork – 2. Thumb-rules for Costing & Budgeting for Interiors – 3. Design best practices for making Sliding Wardrobes – 4. Design best practices for building a modular kitchen – ….and finally – here are the photographs…would welcome any bouquets & brickbats 🙂 Thanks NM Elita Promenade – Book Rack & Show Case. The pebbles in the bottom part of the unit are still to […]

Home Design Vaastu Shastra – Episode 2 – Best practices in Kitchen design


Well….am back after a looooong break. Have been neck deep in work as well as daily household stuff these past few months. One of the most tricky spaces at home in terms of design is the kitchen as it needs to be ergonomic, utilitarian, maximizing storage space as well as good looking all at the same time. The fact that the kitchen has “hot spaces”, “wet spaces”, “work spaces”, “wash spaces”…(I guess you get the idea) complicates the design even further. I am giving below some practical best practices in kitchen design that I have learnt in the course of the last few years I have been in the field, I hope you find these useful 1. Use the right wood & material for the kitchen. For more details refer my earlier post at 2. Ask your builder to give you a raw kitchen – with no tiling or the […]

More Photographs – Latest project at Elita – JP Nagar


Elita Promenade – Guest BR  Elita Promenade – TV Unit …awaiting the TV 🙂 Elita Promenade – Study Unit Elita Promenade – MBR – Sliding Wardrobe (Read the earlier post on how to make one) Elita Promenade – Self Explanatory Elita Promenade – Kitchen 1/3 Elita Promenade – Kitchen 2/3 – Magic Corner Elita Promenade – Kitchen 3/3 – Full Tall unit on the left, space in the Right side unit is for the dishwasher

Home Interior Vaastu Shastra – Episode One – Master Bedroom


On looking back at my posts I realized that while I have delved upon the design, engineering & cost aspects of home design, what is missing is something around aesthetics – things like colours, lighting, spaces etc. – a very important ingredient in converting your house into a “home” In the next few posts I will try to cover a kind of a checklist of comon sense things to take into consideration while designing your home from the perspective of pure aesthetics. This is definitely not a “must do” kind of an input as individual tastes & situations will vary, however these checklists will help provide a broad guideline while designing your own home. I am going to break this into 4 parts (Episodes) –  each around Master Bedroom, Childrens Room, Living Room & Kitchen. The first one below is on designing the Master Bedroom A small disclaimer before I start – I am […]