Month: November 2013

Home Interiors – Thumbrules for costing based on market rates in Bangalore

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While I have a similar post on “Costing your Woodwork” done earlier on this blog I got your feedback that the earlier post captures a method for costing just the woodwork and not complete interiors, also there is a need for broad thumb-rule costing that is quick and easy. For some time now I have been using some thumb-rules myself whenever I have had inquiries from customers & felt no harm in putting these in the public domain – ofcourse this will have its detractors who may have strong opinions on how “correct” is this model and its output, however having used this model myself for my projects over the last couple of years I can vouch that it gives realistic rupee value estimates that you will end up spending even when executing the work yourself, provided the assumptions and scope (also mentioned below) remain the same. Also, just like […]

The Studio Range of Wardrobes – Frequently Asked Questions

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I have been getting a number of questions from you on the Studio Range of Wardrobes post the launch & though that a FAQ was in order … so here goes. Feel free to ping if you have something that is not already in the Q&A below. Q1. What is The Studio range of Sliding Wardrobes Ans: The Studio is a range of Hi End sliding wardrobes in international finishes and quality. Each Wardrobe is custom built for each individual customer based on his/ her individual taste, lifestyle & requirements Q2: What do you mean by International Finishes & Quality Ans: The Studio range comes in finishes and quality yet seen only in imported wardrobes available in India – this includes 1.       Door options in Hi Gloss, Glass & Mirror 2.       Metallic Edge Handles 3.       Soft Closing 4.       Use of the best sliding system hardware available globally 5.       Top running […]

Sliding Wardrobes Bangalore – Launching “The Studio” Range of Hi End Designer Wardrobes

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Dear readers…this is just a short announcement that I am launching my own range of Hi End DesignerWardrobes under the brand name “The Studio”. While more details will follow (hopefully on a separate site dedicated to the product…still struggling to find a good web designer, any takers 🙂 ?) I did not want to miss the auspicious occasion of Diwali for this soft launch, so please wish me luck 🙂  This endeavor encapsulates the experience and best practices in making sliding door wardrobes learnt over my 6 long years in home making. While each wardrobe under “The Studio” brand will be custom built, it will incorporate best practices such as 1.   Material – BWR Plywood, Hettich Hardware 2.   Finish – In UV Hi Gloss, Glass/ Mirrorred, Veeneers, Duco, Laminates or a combination with metallic edge handles 3.   Practicality & Ease of Use – Dust proofing with dust brushes, customized shelving based on individual lifestyle […]