What!Onyx is also known as Travertine and Sardonyx …………and all about it !

What!Onyx is also known as Travertine and Sardonyx …………and all about it !

Now after facing the truth that the Corian is a brand and not the product,lets give you few facts about one of the recent stone in trend being blabbered by most of the clients to be used at their dream spaces to cast out a luxury aroma, that is ONYX and is also called Travertine stone.
Onyx with red and white bands is sometimes called as “Sardonyx”.
This natural stone has gorgeous, translucence, and different colors. The colors of onyx are soft and sumptuous, almost delicate look. The light shades of golden honey, mint greens, and whirl browns will give you erotic feel. There are various bands or lines of complementary color running all thorough the stone contributing to its exclusive color characteristics. Onyx is an image feast for the eyes.

Onyx is a banded variety of the oxide mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands…………………

and blah blah and obviously you are not interested in any of its chemical composition but instead definitely must be intrested about its advantages,disadvantages,applications,and the most important the price.
So lets dig them up one after another.

Applications and advantages

  • Onyx marble is used most often as a fireplace surround; bar top, or as a small island as it transmits light.Careful consideration is required when using onyx marble at your residential area. Think of your own lifestyle and conditions before purchase onyx as a countertop surface or a bar top.
  • It Is also used in wall cladding, light duty home floors, sinks base, and tables. Onyx could also used for novelty items such as vases, urns, wine goblets, lamps and bowls. It really works wonderful where you could accent the stone and use under lighting or backlighting to draw attention of its transparent qualities
  • It can be used as countertops and is being used already at most of the site.This greatly under-utilized material is versatile and elegant allowing it to look good almost anywhere. Onyx is considered luxurious in the world of stone for many reasons.
  • A more inspiring application is installing onyx as a wall finish or cladding in a grid pattern where the slabs are cut into manageable sized sections and secured to the wall with metal fasteners or channels. Onyx is on the softer end of the stone density scale, making it better suited for interior and vertical applications.
  • Another advantage to onyx is that it’s somewhat translucent and has the appearance of being delicate and soft to the touch.  This luxurious quality allows it to be easily backlit. Backlighting a stone with even light distribution can greatly enhance the color and movement within a stone.
  • Backlit onyx countertops are breathtaking in restaurant bars as well as backlighting onyx on the face of a hotel front desk. Since backlighting stone tends to be magnetic and draws attention, it is often seen in public spaces designed to enlighten or energize the crowd such as casinos, hotel lobbies, and bars.

Disadvantages

  • Onyx have to be sealed to prevent it from absorbing stain producing liquids into the surface of the material.Areas, where onyx is installed that have high traffic or wear, such as floors and countertops, should be resealed on a regular basis.
  • The biggest disadvantage to onyx is that overtime the fill used to make the surface smooth can become loose and will need to be replaced. Filling and then smoothing a travertine floor or countertop is not generally considered to be a home handyman project, as the color matching of the fill, which is critical to the overall appearance, requires a lot of expertise to create a professional finish.
  • The above losing of the fill is related to the level of traffic or degree of cleaning of the Onyx stone, the homeowner should consider if the location chosen to use it as the finish material is appropriate for the level of maintenance required.

Price

The Onyx slabs or rather slabs have an starting range of 450rs/sq.ft and goes upto the 3850rs/sq.ft and even above depending on the dye and the stains required.

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Now don’t handover your product list to contractors but buy it youself with the brand knowledge…..

Now don’t handover your product list to contractors but buy it youself with the brand knowledge…..

The biggest concern which haunts ones mind when building his/her dream home is basically which brands of products one should use in his/her space?

Now a few decades back it was not such a big concern but with the brawling competition of manufacturers and companies, the situation has worsened.

There are plethora of appliances,products,fittings,hardware,electronics etc which automatically has to be bought if you are moving to your new home and for each one of the above product there are 555 companies.

The often schenario…….
When a couple takes a day off from their business or job and steps out in the market to finalize and freeze the products, they are going to use, they see a market where each and every sales person and dealer of a brand shouts at top of his voice and uses the best methodology and experience to convince them to buy his/her product and promises for the best durability and longevity which the couple is not going to get in the entire market and in any other shop.
And this above scenario happens at every shop they visit for the better deal and better product as the pitches and promises repeats again and again.

The mental and physical exhausment of the couple at the end of the day makes them to  hands over their buying list to the contractor who is always waiting to show his careesma and then he spreads the list to his network where he would get the best commission .

So the result,
You end up buying the rubbish quality product at the price with which you could have bought the best .
With the above narration of the problems lets plunge onto the best brands for the products:

  • HARDWARE FITTINGS(Channels,Hinges,Modular Drawers,)
    These are the most important part for the furniture as they are the backbone of every furniture and the client gets cheated the most in this part
    The best brand one can incorporate is BLUM or from its Indian subsidary HAFFELE and its quite expensive but it would prove to be one time investment.
    Then some others are ASSA ABLOY,EBCO,MABEL which you can rely on.
  • ARCHITECTURAL HARDWARE(Mortise locks,Handles,Door Closers etc):
    These are basically the structural hardwares and the best are offered by GEZE,DORMA,DORSET,HAFFELE.
  • HARDWARE FOR GLASS CUBICLES AND RELATED:
    These are used mostly in shower cubicles and glass related furnitures applications.
    The best brand is OZONE.
  • DIGITAL LOCKS:
    Yes the locks are also digital and can be operated by a card or a code even for residential flats and bunglows.
    The best is YALE and please don’t go for any other.
  • GLASS:
    Only go for SAINT GOBIN even if you have your own glass business.
  • PLY AND WOOD WORKS,VENEER,LAMINATES:
    GREEN PLY,CENTURY,SYLVAN are the best.Check each and every sheet when the product is dumped at site for the mark so that you don’t get cheated by the vendor.
  • TILES:
    Go for JOHNSON,NITCO and lastly KAJARIA.
  • WC and BATHROOM FIXTURES,WASHBASIN,SINK :
    Go for CERA or JAQUAR and HINDWARE in economy range.
  • CORIAN solid Surface:
    DUPONT is all time best.
  • ELECTRICALS:
    GENERAL ELECTRICS and PHILIPS.PINCH and CALLIGARIS if you get them.
  • CHIMNEY,HOB
    BOSCH and SIEMENS,They are costly but one time investment.If your pocket permits,then go for SIEMENS else BOSCH.
  • MARBLE:
    Go for R.K.MARBLES
  • SCREWS:
    The best brand for screws which will held your entire home furniture and what not is HEPO(A subsidary of Hettich) an then comes OMNI.
  • DUCO,POLY MELAMINE,ENAMEL and other house paints:
    The brand really don’t matter but the workmanship.Still to choose go for ASIAN ,DULUX,BERGER(Best).

I think we have covered almost all the things and their brands.
Will definately write an article for the best shops to get these.

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India-Pakistan ICC 2017 Trophy,some fishy things to note….

India-Pakistan ICC 2017 Trophy,some fishy things to note….

Yeah,it feels absolutely disgusting to watch a match which was already won in our phantasms, as per the interviews and the talks of the cricketers who were considered legends, to hand it over to our biggest competitors and rivals ‘The teamPakistan’.
At first the whole of India and those babbling bubbling bunch of baboons who spoke so much and shattered the Pakistani players on media, understood that no one is small and the will makes even an ant to climb up the mountain.

With no more critics for anyone for their phantasms getting vandalized,lets give a quick look on the points.

  • India was the favourite team from the begining of the ICC champions trophy 2017 and it proved the same till it reached finals.
  • I ask one thing if you were putting money on one of the team to try out your luck knowing about the consequences of the series as per detailed out by the inteviews on media,whom will you choose ?
    Obviously India and me myself being honest chose India for its win .
  • Now just think about the market of betting which is illegitimately been run in this nation or over the whole world for over a 8 decades since the time India started knowing about cricket.
  • Here we are talking about 80 thousand crores worth of money in different currencies which was put on the favourite team by the greeders who wanted a good return .
  • Now like us who earn about 50k a month on an average ,are ready to gamble 5k ,approximately 10 percent of the income on this match ,so think what about the people who have 10 digits of balance in their every bank accounts accross the world.
  • So now if India would have won it would had shattered the betting economy of the world which has been accounted for about 1 lakh 15 thousand crores in the april of 2015 and it definately must have increased.
  • So I think the people reading this article are with me and streamlining their thoughts for the outcome of match.

Some Points to review on the wickets :

  • We saw Rohit Sharma getting caught by the wicketkeeper in the first over and that was a begining of the plot.
  • Secondly we see how Mr.Virat was saved from getting caught on the slip but then again with the same ball,same lenght and same position,and same move, got caught.May be the coincidence.
  • The team required 287 runs from 204 balls. A very obvious strategy which is followed by every team during these tough times is to get singles and aim for a sibgle ground boundary.
    But why the hell were they taking the pull offs and above the ground shots ?

    Yeahh,I know its a bit sarcastic and is heading towards the wittiess of the situation.

  • The point came when everyone had eyes on our most trustful player Mr.M.S.Dhoni.
    Being the one of the most cool and talented player,why would someone like him pull of to the legside when the ball was at 135km/hr above the chest ?
    Again its something that would brainstorm your mind .
  • And the last coincidence,Hardick Pandya put his balls on the bat at every ball and he was been started to be trusted as the silver lining for this trophy till the time when Mr.Jadeja defended the ball by Hasan Ali and then surprisingly called Pandya for a single.
    Unprecendently Mr.Jadeja doesent even stepped out of the crease and got Mr.Pandya walking to the pavilion,
    He was really angry from this judgement though

With many more incidents,its one thing clear,we should never underestimate anyone,ne it a team, a person anyone.

With a very heavy heart ,Congrats team Pakistan !

Shhhh…..Give an expensive look with low budget :p ………..

Shhhh…..Give an expensive look with low budget :p   ………..

Every human being needs a beautiful life,a beautiful wife, a beautiful home, beautiful kids and thousands of beautiful things.
But reality is that the mighty God does not permit all the humans to live lavishly and spend and eat without even glancing up the bills.
There are in-numerous who have achieved huge piles of currencies in their bank lockers and there are people who are struggling each and every day working for companies who are sucking them up to the last breath and still hauling on them.
But somehow majority of them are able to build there home at some point of time.
This article is for that group of people with low budget but dream to beautify their sweet home :

  • The first key is to Camouflage Your Television -Nothing brings down the feeling of sophisticated luxury in a space quite like a huge black television placed front and center.
  • Simple yet majestic entrance-The first impression your home makes at the entrance. You can enjoy a stunning entrance by simply repainting your door. A majestic black will make your door and the entrance to your home unique and stylish. If you prefer, you can opt for bright, bold colors like blue or red – it all depends on the style of your home and your personal preference. You can also add small green touches for a minimal yet sophisticated look.
  • Include a Piece With History-Give your space a sense of wisdom and incorporate a piece with some patina and age to it. Anything from a mirror to a small side table or accessory will do the trick—the older the better. If it gives off an air of “I was purchased at a French flea market and came from an old château,” it will do the trick.
  • Furniture revival with new colours-Adding new colours to your home can totally transform it and make it look like you got new furniture. Just revive your old furniture with new colours and you will be amazed by the effect. Refresh storage units and cabinets to give your home a stylish new look without spending a lot of money.

  • Lighting Makes a Difference-Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to get the high-end look without the high-end price. Start by looking at flea markets and second-hand stores. You will get a unique piece at a budget-friendly price.Some pieces may require a little buffing or a new paint job, but can look like a million dollars for just a few bucks. In addition, be sure to have several different light sources, including table lamps and floor lamps throughout the home to increase the elegant feeling.
  • Small investments on storage space-No matter how small or seemingly unimportant, you should never underestimate any storage space in your home. Even the smallest spaces can hold something, like decorative items and beautify that area. Make small investments on storage space for your home and get huge returns – it is a great way to add style and have room for various items.

  • Housekeeping— A Clean, Uncluttered Home is a Must
    Surprisingly, one of the most affordable ways to make your home look elegant on a budget is actually free. All you need to do is clean and declutter your home. Weekly dusting and vacuuming can actually make your home feel high-end.
  • Wooden shelves-Wood always looks beautiful, so if you need more storage space and want to beautify your home at the same time, you cannot go wrong with wooden shelves. They will compliment any decorative item you place on them – from vases and curios to photo frames and books. Invest in wooden shelves to give your home a stylish new look and get extra storage space.

  • Additional kitchen shelves-Installing additional shelves is a simple and affordable way to achieve a clutter-free and great-looking kitchen. You get extra storage space for your utensils and other items. Plus, you make sure that they are right at your fingertips whenever you need them. Convenience in the kitchen is everything and with this idea, you get just that.

  • Practical kitchen basins-If you want to avoid the mess and clutter in your kitchen, one simple yet fantastic idea is to install a two-basin sink. Wash in one of them and neatly stack plates, etc. on the other. They also look incredibly stylish so your kitchen will look more visually pleasing.

May the mighty God make you all have tons of money and you don’t have to struggle at each and every point of time

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All about ‘Corian’

All about ‘Corian’

“Dude,it would be tough but face it,Corian is not a product but its a brand name!”

Yes you heard it right,
Corian is not a product but its a brand name of a solid surface material created by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company,and it has a bit of complex chemical combination of acrylic polymer and alumina trihydrate which would make some of them out there to hide their face encountering again the nightmares we used to face during our chemistry classes and with due respect lets get away from this and plunge to the our main subject
Corian.

These solid sufaces are manufactured in three thickness ,6 millimetres (0.24 in), 12 millimetres (0.47 in), and 19 millimetres (0.75 in).

Advantages

  • Very durable
  • Nonporous and stain-resistant
  • Available in many colors, patterns and finishes, including the look of natural stone
  • Seams (if any) are inconspicuous.
  • Color is solid throughout.
  • Shallow cuts or scratches can be removed with an abrasive pad.

Disadvantages of Corian Countertops

The main drawback to Corian countertops is that they are not heat resistant.  Because they are made of acrylic, they can scorch easily (sometimes beyond repair).  To avoid burn marks, it is strongly suggested that you use hotpads or other protective surfaces between your countertop and a hot pan.  You should also run cold water over hot pans, or in the sink, before putting a hot pan onto your Corian solid surface sink to prevent damage.

Some would suggest that because Corian countertops are synthetic, they don’t compare to the quality and appeal of natural surfaces like stone.  This of course is an individual choice.

Over time, Corian countertops require more frequent cleaning to maintain their finish and colour. Darker colors seem to need more attention than lighter colours.  The appearance of the finish on the countertop will likely change, even with proper care.  Refurbishing, however,  can be done by the owner.

Applications 

  1. At public space designs – Public space design is always high-profile. Be it an expression of corporate brand essence or a symbol of civic pride, there are always multiple, demanding constituencies, and the work has to be superb acrylic solid surfaces better known in this field as Corian is used for its unlimited design possibilities: its lighting effects, its shape-shifting forms, and its extensive palette.
  2. At Washroom – From baths to full wet-rooms, today’s most inspired and fully realized residential bathrooms are making extensive use of Corian and its myriad possibilities. Bathroom countertops, sinks, backsplashes and tubs created with Corian solid surface integrate seamlessly, achieving a signature flowing look.
  3. For Kitchen Countertops & Sink – Corian solid surface kitchen countertops, sinks and backsplashes are designed for seamless integration, creating the illusion of a single flowing solid surface. Residential kitchen designs advance to a new level with kitchen countertops, islands and prefabricated sinks, fashioned from high-performance solid surface, available in a dazzling array of colors and styles.

  4. Corian for Marine-From luxury yachts and cruise ships to offshore platforms and research ships, today’s architects and designers are creating inspirational nautical designs with Coriancsolid surface. The possibilities are endless when the nautical design surface solution is Corian.

Installation of Corian solid surface

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Client reach, but how?

Client reach, but how?

In past few decades this world has changed enormously in terms of genetics,appearance, mindset, lifestyle,cravings,mental,physical and everything you have encountered.
In past as seen in the historical acts and plays, the vendors used to sit all day long and waited for their customers and generously offered what they tend to sell for living.

But with the gradual ticking of the years passng by, being a service provider has become quite challenging as the distance between the clients and service providers has just reduced to a distance between his/her hand and the pocket where he/she keeps the mobile phone secure, and just with one touch on the search engines for the service he/she needs can take away your oppurtunity away and drop it down at the bossom of your competitors.

So with a basic understanding how crucial it has become to increase your client reach lets highlight some of the points which an interior/contractor should dedicatedly follow to manage the traffic of his clients :

  • You should probably begin with family and friends (even if it seems like they don’t have any direct relationships the person who are trying to reach). In most cases, when you initially reach out to your network there will at least be a couple of leads that come from the people closest to you. If those leads are a good fit…there is your base.
  • Start with small jobs – eg advertise on google, facebook and someone which doesn’t know any interior designers, will contact you.Build on that relationship and other clients will join on the basis of referral.

  • Contact architectural firms which want to outsource jobs they might also want to pass small jobs to you
  • When a client looks for interior designing firms first they will looks firms past work for sure so make them attractive by using images, your service etc.
  • Lauch a website about your business and also launch some apps , do the digital marketing for that then surely you can get the client for your business
  • Carpenters, plumbers, contractors, engineers, electricians, etc are the most important link you can use to spread your work and your services,turn all these people into friends. You have to let your ego go to be friends with an electrician or a plumber or any agency who works on your site.

All of this points are your strength at starting point of your career and at the peak of your career. This points will help ypu get in the projects,when no one in the market knows you or your work. All you need is one small project to launch yourself in the market, and when the opportunity strikes, give best of your capability.

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Legitimate work will earn you a respectful image!

Legitimate work will earn you a respectful image!

The caption sounds motivating and inspiring but the question arises why was it necessary for me to write a post which somehow questions the quality of work provided and judge it in terms of ‘how good was the product installed or rather was it durable ?’

Its obviuos that everyone wants to work respectfully and wants to give what his/her clients pays for,but problem arises when the clients starts bargaining for even Rs 1200 at a scenario where the he/she spends lakhs for the interior and ask for the same luxury with reduced cost.
With no options left the interior or the contractor has to cut down the quality of the material and finsh he was previously providing and in the worst case scenario when after some time when customer sees the shutters or the panels buldging out or the laminates starts stripping the inner plywood ,then question arises

“what kind of the service and quality has the interior or the contrator provided us ?”
“Alas!we are definately cheated”

So the main cause ,
Just for the sake of 0.5 or rather 5 percent or if I talk in terms of INR then for just INR 5,000 or at higher notes INR 30000, the customer gambles with his entire interior and also annoys the concerned interior and the dealers.
Its obvious the concerned interiors and dealers are not going to pay off from their margins and the profits, for the realtion the client builds just few days ago and they have to cut down the quality and I am damn sure they don’t feel good for it.

But obviously like a dirty old fish toxicates the whole pond in the same way there are people or rather wolfs who have developed the habbit to cheat the client as their professional priority.
But clients don’t worry they will happen to you only if your badluck is facing worst time.

The only request to clients out there waitng for their interiors :
Sir/madam,
If you can afford an interior then you can also afford some thousands for which you bargain for hours and depreciate your relation with your interior or contractor .

And lastly to the interiors and contractor out there waiting for their clients :
Mates,
Never compromise with the quality you provide,if the budget doesn’t allow for the type of finish and quality the client works then please LET GO ,as if you cut down the quality,it will always be you whose image would be compromised by your client at each and every meeting,parties,kitty parties he/she visits .

Hence
It must have justified the caption

Legitimate work will earn you a respectful image

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