Sliding Wardrobes

Photographs of my recent Home Interior project at Yelahanka, Bangalore

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It is a beautiful penthouse  – top floor, some 3000 sqft with a huge kitchen, party area and the works. Below are the recent clicks. Nothing starts (and ends) well without the blessings of the almighty This was actually a recess between two pillars in the center of the home and was converted into a divine showcase to bring a feeling of “presence” & “calmness” to the entire home. Looking through the living room into the Kitchen Another angle of the same emphasizing the overall lighting The Sofa Units – from Urban Ladder One of my favorites – got an artist to hand-paint the mirror – it shows maple leaves falling from the top Dum Dum/ Bum Bum of “Night at the Museum” Fame The TV Unit TV Unit – Another shot. Wiring hidden behind the wall panel The Crockery Unit. Breakfast counter in the Kitchen on the right Crockery […]

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 […]

Sliding Wardrobes – “Do it right the first time”

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Sliding door wardrobes seem to be the in thing nowadays especially because they help save valuable space in small rooms that most apartments have and look good at the same time.However when designing sliding systems there are some basic rules that need to be kept in mind & I have found most folks not adhering to these, including sellers of the so called “Imported” readymade wardrobes available in the market today. Here are the ground rules for sliding wardrobe design – this ensures longevity, ease of use as well as safety (you will know what I mean in a few moments) 1. Sliding wardrobe doors (height of 7 – 9 feet) must ALWAYS run on slide fittings having wheels on the TOP of the shutter and NOT at the BOTTOM of the shutter. This means that the door hangs and slides on wheels & runners on the TOP of the […]

So what is a modular kitchen? …. and some best practices

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I recently came across a customer who was told by his “designer” (more carpenter) that the kitchen he has made for the customer is Modular because … “see it has these steel baskets and I will also put in a magic corner”. Ha, haa I thought, this needs some explanation, why don’t I use this topic as my first post in the blog. So here goes….aaaum ganeshaya namah… With so many scrupulous and un-scrupulous designers, carpenters, interior-walas selling what they call “modular kitchens” these days it is good as a customer to know what exactly is a “Modular Kitchen”. So here it is…. 1. As the name suggests a “Modular” Kitchen consists of modules that are assembled together. Each module consisting of the Carcass (box) and the shutter is independent and can be taken in and out of the full unit separately. This also helps in repair work when the […]