Sunday, December 8, 2013

Photographs of my recent Home Interior project at Yelahanka, Bangalore

It is a beautiful penthouse  - top floor, some 3000 sqft with a huge kitchen, party area and the works. Below are the recent clicks.

Ganesha and Candles
Nothing starts (and ends) well without the blessings of the almighty

Decorative unit in the Living Room
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.


False Roofing Design and Lighting
Looking through the living room into the Kitchen


Curtains and Lighting
Another angle of the same emphasizing the overall lighting


Living Room Seating
The Sofa Units - from Urban Ladder


Mirror Decoration
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


TV Unit Design
The TV Unit


TV Unit - Another shot. Wiring hidden behind the wall panel


White Crockery unit with Lighting
The Crockery Unit. Breakfast counter in the Kitchen on the right


Lighting inside the crockery unit
Crockery Unit - another Shot




Glass and Laminate Wardrobe Doors
Bedroom 1 - Sliding Wardrobe. The photograph doesn't do justice to the actual output as the lighting in the bedrooms was not enough for a good shot (same is true for all the bedroom photos below). The photographer ... who also happens to be a dear friend, was also bereft of equipment having left the same in safe custody at Kolkata during his recent shift to Bangalore :(


Wardrobe Shelving


Headrest - Haneef mian's (the headrest maker's) second iteration. The first one got rejected as the colours of the threads used for the stitching did not match the theme. He will surely give up on me some day :)


Sliding Shutters with beading
This one's a giant - 10 feet in width - and required quite a bit of engineering to make the shutters and ensure that they slide well.


Sliding Wardrobe - Shelving


Bathroom Storage


Painted & Mirrored sliding doors
I was bored with horizontal mirrors on sliding wardrobes - this was the result


Haneef Mian at work again - this one was first time right :)


Edge handles for bathroom storage - helps your kurta to not get caught in the handle when you brush your teeth. Bet you never thought of that one :)



Partial view of the shower partition


What is this - Take a guess??


Stand Alone Bar Unit
A rollaway bar :)


Kitchen with Lighting
The kitchen. It has lights UNDER the bottom cabinets ... hee


Kitchen - another angle showing the corner sink.


Partial view of the breakfast counter


Breakfast counter in solid surface
Full view of the Breakfast Counter


Bar Stools
Breakfast Counter - Another angle. The hole is just for show and for the kids to have some fun.


White and Green Book Rack and TV Unit
This was a massive TV unit cum bookshelf. Was a bit of an experiment with random open and closed shelving. However ended up pretty satisfactory.


Duco painted TV Unit
Bookshelf - Another view


Murali Manohar - Came all the way from Orissa to bless the home


As I said at the beginning ...nothing starts & ends without the blessings of the almighty.
... lights out



PS: The top floor lawn/ party area is phase 2 of the project...look forward...

Bye for now
Nandita

50 comments:

  1. Beautifully done kitchen n wardrobes. U should show pictures of False Ceiling also. Overall good job.

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  2. Nice Work, especially the Kitchen was Superb !!!
    One question - Would you suggest the use of PVC over any other wooden items ? I heard PVC is cheaper, long lasting, maintenance free and superior in terms of quality and fire - water - termite proof. Is there any drawback to PVC except for maybe the environmental issues / Aesthetic looks and maybe odor in the long run ?

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    1. The only problem with PVC is that it looks cheap and scratches over time

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  3. REALLY A WONDERFUL JOB DONE

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  4. Many thanks for the positive comments

    Regards
    Nandita

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  5. brilliant designs.. couple of questions.. what wood material did you use for the bathroom storage.. how much did the hardware cost for the sliding doors ( guessing they r top sliders)

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    1. Wood recommended as well as used is BWR ply.
      Hardware costs vary depending on the brand and features (soft closing etc.). You may also want to refer the post below and the comments under the same
      http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2010/07/sliding-wardrobes-do-it-right-first.html

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    2. hi nandita,
      being a novice in this field, how do we make sure what the shopkeeper is selling is correct wood.. any identification is there on the wood? i mean how can we tell difference between 19mm commercial, 19mm BWR or blockboard?

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    3. Please go through http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2012/08/types-of-wood-wood-specifications-for.html

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  6. It is really a marvellous job executed and look forward for the phase two of the project. I would like to know whether you have used / comfortable with false ceiling of SAINT GOBAIN GYPROC.

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    1. Thank You. False ceilings are best done using any Gypsum board or a combination of Wood & Gypsum board (depending on the look needed). Gyproc from Saint Gobain is just another brand of Gypsum board.

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  7. Hi NM,
    I have a question on the wardrobes, what is the material used for wardrobes? is it commercial ply and laminate? They look like matte finish wardrobes, is it matte finish or in photos its looking like that?
    Thanks,
    Anil Kumar

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    1. Yes - these are in Matte Finish as it needs to be consistent with the overall theme of the rooms

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  8. Nice designs..! However I do not understand the need for the Horizontal mirrors.Does it serve any purpose ?

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  9. Excellent designs ! Wanted to check with you about using polymer or polywood for the kitchen drawers instead of BWR ply. My friend has used it in his house and says its totally waterproof and very durable.

    Any idea how good the polymer ones are for Kitchen ?

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    1. Polywood can be used for small sized pannels, shuters and insides of drawers etc. However using different materials will add to the complexity for the carpenter and perhaps the overall cost as well

      NM

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  10. Hi. Nice bar unit. Was it custom-made or purchased? I'd like to get one like that too.

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  11. Excellent designs Nandita. For the Puja unit back wall, what is the material used. Is it a stone cladding or panelling? If it is stone cladding - any pointers on where do we get it from and any sqft cost associated?

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    1. Thanks Naveen. Its a stone tile - its available in Bangalore and costs vary - you can try at Saamavesh or StoneArts

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  12. Excellent work! I loved the finish and attention to detail. I noticed that one photograph had a partial view of shower cubicle/partition. Can we get it done on finished wetrooms/bathrooms without having to remove the existing floor and wall tiles? Also can you please share the approximate costing to get this shower partition?

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    1. Thanks, Yes you can put shower partitions without removing existing tiles. Prices vary depending on the quality/ finish etc.
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  13. Hi Nandita,
    I have gone through most of your posts and become more knowledgeable about home interiors .. so thanks for that.
    My query is that for our bedroom wardrobes our carpenter quotes the below terms for the wood he is going to use
    "19MM COMMERCIAL BLOCK BOARD (PINE) WITH INSIDE LAMINATE OUTSIDE VENEER MELAMINE FINISH".
    The only term here which I am vary about is 'PINE'.
    Is it OK to go ahead with this PINE wood ? (any pro's/cons?)
    If not, which other wood should I ask him to use ? Ply ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Your question is already answered in the comments section in the post below
      http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2010/09/so-what-is-right-material-to-choose-for.html
      Regards
      NM

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  14. Hi Nandita. Your work is simply gorgeous. I saw that you have sofas from Urban Ladder. Will you recommend them?

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    1. Yes I would recommend them for mid range sofas. They don't really play in the Hi End space

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  15. Hi Nandita,
    Very useful blog. I wanted to know the size of granite slabs used in the kitchen. Which is most good 20mm or 30mm and why?

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    1. If you are using granite a 20mm slab suits just fine. A higher thickness slab looks good on the edges however a 20mm slab can be sandwitched on the edges for the same look hence no point spending extra for the thicker slab
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  16. Hi Nandita,
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.Its really helpful!

    I needed some some help on the selection of kitchen tops.My modular kitchen carcass and shutter has been completed by the carpenter and all the structures are made out of BWR marine ply wood(carcass + shutters).I have the following option before me for the granite laying.
    --Use the 30mm black granite provided by the builder.He is saying it very strong and will not break.
    --Purchase 20mm granite from outside(as the carpenter was suggesting 30mm slabs wont look good for modular kitchen) .It might be fragile..dont know?.
    --Purchase quartz slabs ( athough double the granite price ) because of the no staining and strength guarantee.

    It would be helpful if you can suggest which would be good option for a normal kitchen usage.

    Once again thanks for the informative blog you have put up!

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    1. The 30mm slab should work just fine (rather looks better than a 19mm slab). Not sure if there is any technical issue why the carpenter is suggesting a 19 mm slab

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  17. Hi Nandita
    Excellent work. I loved the crockery unit. Is it hardwood or ply with laminate?

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    1. Thanks. Its a combination of Ply + MDF + Hardwood base with Duco paint on top

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  18. Great work Nandita. What is the Super Built Up Area (picked this word from your earlier post about the cost) of the house. We are building a similar sized villa (2800 sqft) and planning to do everything i see in these pictures. what will be the total budget that i need to be prepared for? thanks. Again, Great work!

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    1. Super built up area is a concept created by developers to account for the common spaces/ balconies provided - hence costing of builder apartments/ villas is done on the basis of super built up area. If you are constructing you own house then broadly multiply the built up area by 1.2 to get the super built up area. For interior estimates the same thumbrule of 800 X super built up area will then apply (http://www.homedesignbangalore.com/2013/11/home-interiors-thumbrules-for-costing.html)

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    2. Hi,
      Great blog..nice house of which kitchen was awesome.what is the dimension of kitchen?

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  19. Can you please confirm which laminate (white) had been used in above pictures brand and shade details?

    Thanks

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    1. The white is not in Laminate - its in paint

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  20. Hi Nandita,

    Can you tell me the material used for the breakfast counter?

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    1. Its Engineered Solid Surface (Corian in layman's terms)

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  21. Hi Nandita,

    I must compliment you. This site is an invaluable storehouse of information. I have been scouting around for information regarding which wood to use for my windows (House under construction). I have performed a search on your site and found a few - one that mentioned UPVC (please guide me if I have missed a posting on this). However if I were to go in for wood, is there any that you would recommend? A google search indicates Sal, Teak or Shisham. Am unable to decide.
    Thanks in advance.
    Warm regards,
    Rajesh

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    1. Thanks Rajesh - All the 3 wood options you mentioned are fine...the decision needs only to be based on your budget. Will strongly suggest you check out the UPVC option for the windows.
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  22. Hi Nandita,
    I find your site very useful and appreciate you providing us valuable information. Great work above. What material is used for the bookshelf?
    It looks like its been painted. Is it easy to maintain such furniture, like wipping it with wet cloth? Will the paint cause any yellowing or chipping in the long run? I request you to throw some light in this regard.

    Thanks,
    Dittu

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    1. Its in Duco Paint - It is the same paint as the one used for painting cars, hence wash-ability and life is not an issue.

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  23. Hi Nandita,
    Your work looks great , its very impressive.
    I just had a couple of questions.
    1) The wall behind the Ganesha idol (in the first picture), what is the material ? Does it have a different texture as well ?

    2) The wall paint in the living room, what shade is it ? I really like it but I haven't been able to match it up in both Asian paints and Dulux.

    Thanks.
    Priya

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    1. The material behind the Ganesha is ordinary tile with a stacking stone texture.
      The paint is Asian, don't recall the exact colour shade - check out their master colour catalog, you will find it there

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  24. Hi Nandita,
    Is there any posts on Painting? The colour scheme I should go for. The paints which are good and probably the pricing if possible.
    I did not find any blog on the painting part.

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    1. Not yet, but yes it is an important area to discuss. Shall write something up and publish shortly

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