Month: July 2019

Lacquered Glass finish shutters for Home Interiors

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The interest in Lacquered glass shutters for home interiors seems to have picked up lately in Bangalore. I’ve had a number of folks asking for lacquered glass finish for their Kitchens & Wardrobes and while the finish looks great, it comes with its own set of pros and cons. Before deciding on any glass based finish there are things that home makers need to know and that is what we will discuss in this post today. Types of Glass Finishes available for Home Interiors: What is important to know first is that there are multiple types of glass finishes (not just Lacquered) available in the Bangalore market today. This includes Regular mirror: Tinted mirror (Grey, Golden etc.), Tinted plain glass (similar to tints for car glass) Ready made lacquered glass (which is basically painted glass) – available in both gloss and matte finishes Switchable Glass: Glass that can be converted […]

Our New Packages for Home Interiors in Bangalore

Earlier this April I had written about our hunt for optimizing cost for Interiors and how that exercise took our teams to parent manufacturers cutting out the middlemen etc. (you can read about that here). The whole objective was to be able to give home-makers a complete an honest home design experience – not just the furniture but all the 5 elements including Lighting, Painting, Furniture, Furnishing & Décor at starting rates that don’t burn a hole in the pocket and at the same time compromising zero on material, finishes and work ethics. Well now we do have tangible output from that exercise and am glad to announce new package rates from The Studio for Interiors in Bangalore. The 2 BHK package starting at 6 lac includes just about everything needed to experience and get a feel of quality home interiors and not just what you might call the tail […]

HDHMR – The New Material for Woodwork in Bangalore.

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I recently had a vendor hand over a sample of HDHMR, the new magic material for woodwork that is expected to provide a lower cost but better option than plywood. Before I move further let me de-jargonize and explain what HDHMR means. The acronym stands for High Density High Moisture Resistant. Anyone would now ask High Density High Moisture Resistant WHAT?? The what, that no one ever explains, stands for the “Board”. Simply put HDHMR is a superior variant of MDF (Medium Density Fibre Board) that is higher in density (hence HD) and Higher Moisture Resistant (hence HMR) than MDF. Having seen MDF warp, bend and puff up with even a hint of water on it my first reaction was experiment first hand how the material will behave when exposed to water. So here is what I did. Dipped it in water for 2 – 3 minutes and let it […]