DIY home hacks

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Want to learn some quick and easy home hacks that are easy to do, low cost and saves you time? You’re in luck. We have collected these practical home hacks into this one list that is easy to digest. By tweaking little things, it can make your life much easier. Enjoy!

Five home hacks that come in handy

  • Forgetting where you kept your keys is a common thing that happens to everyone sooner or later. I ended up leaving my keys in the fridge and was searching helter skelter for them. I never want to lose my keys again and this idea came in very handy. Use a wooden board and brightly colour it. Engrave the word ‘key holder’ on it. Hang it in an obvious place where it’s going to catch your eye. That way as soon as you walk into your home, you’ll see the board and remember that that’s where your keys go and voila you’ll never lose your keys again.
  • Summer time brings its own problems, like your door lock expanding and makes your door stick and stand ajar. Or your door automatically locks, there is a simple solution for this; use a rubber band to keep the door from latching.
  • If your AC is emitting a nasty smell and you don’t know what to do? You don’t have to call anybody to come to your rescue. Be your own hero by taping a good dryer sheet over the AC unit and turn it on.
  • For a clogged drain the bent wire hanger is simple enough, but surprisingly effective. Take a regular wire coat hanger and straighten it out as best you can. Then, bend one end over to create a small hook. Push that past the drain cover and start fishing. You should be able to get all sorts of hair and nasty stuff out of the drain. Remember, you always want to be pulling gunk out, not pushing it further. When you’ve got as much out as you can, run the hot water, and it should clear things up nicely.
  • There’s another problem we all face at home and that’s with all our electronic gadget’s wires sticking out and coming in the way. Lose wires like this can be dangerous as well and we have a clever tip to help you keep your wires in check and your family safe. Use an old shoe box and punch five neatly circular holes in the side. Then put a extension cord in and pull the wire out of the already made holes. That you can use the cord for many appliances at the same time without them getting tangled into each other. Try it, it’s fun and easy to do.

Get your hands dirty and fix things

These are just five of the very useful home hacks that can come in very handy. There are professionals who can do the job in an instant but at the same time they come with a price tag. You don’t have to keep running to your check book whenever something breaks or malfunctions at home. Follow these simple DIY tips and tricks to become your own personal fixer upper.

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With a talented and dedicated team of architects and engineers, we have built world-class spaces and has earned the confidence of our clients’ with over 60 completed projects adding up to over four million square feet in industrial, commercial and residential space. To know more visit skylineconstructions.com

Is now a good time to invest in Real Estate?

Real-Estate-Investment

The inflation rate in India was recorded at 5.01 percent in May of 2015. Inflation Rate in India averaged 8.51 percent from 2012 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 11.16 percent in November of 2013 and a record low of 4.38 percent in November of 2014. Inflation Rate in India is reported by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MOSPI), India.

In layman terms when the prices raise the buying rate decreases, that’s what inflation is in a nutshell. So far 2015 is looking good and the buying rate has gone up, which naturally means the prices have gone down.

With that stated we thought we’d equip you with information about the real estate market. It has been six months now and it’s time to see whether it is a good year to invest in real estate or not. Let’s see the latest trends to look out for in 2015.

Residential plots to rule the roost: Unlike conventional market trends, residential plots are gaining prominence amid property buyers.

Buyers prefer to buy plots for attractive returns in the mid-to-long term horizon.

South India will gain a lot of traction: Projects with over 1000 units or above are gaining ground in regions like Devanahalli and Hoskote in Bangalore.

Heritage cities are a next big thing: The recent initiative by the government to develop various regions as heritage cities will also lead to high realty growth in those cities in the times to come.

Industrial corridors to boost infra growth in hinterland: Cities falling along the major industrial corridors are expected to see immense growth in the coming years.

As each corridor passes through various existing industrial clusters, towns and cities, these are likely to become investment hubs.

Thus, once completed, the real estate growth at India’s hinterlands, connected via these corridors, will be exponential.

Affordable Housing will be the buzzword: Affordable housing has become the talk of town ever since BJP, in their manifesto, promised ‘housing for all’ by 2022.

These are but a few things to look out for before you get your feet wet in the real estate pool.

Skyline

Skyline Constructions is one of Karnataka’s most trusted names in real estate, something we have achieved through sheer hard work, dedication and resolve.

With a talented and dedicated team of architects and engineers, we have built world-class spaces and has earned the confidence of our clients’ with over 60 completed projects adding up to over four million square feet in industrial, commercial and residential space. To know more visit skylineconstructions.com

Fix your own floors

hardwood-floor

Floors are the foundation of your house, it is what you walk and put all your furniture on. The floors just like the way you design your interiors, walls and rooms reflect the person you are. You can also have a lot of fun picking out floor tiles or design; it can either be tiles, stone or even wood. Let your creative juices flow and think out- of- the- box or like Phil Dunphy from Modern Family says “think inside-the-box because everyone is out-side-the-box” makes perfect sense if you think about it.

Floor problems

While wooden floors make your house look beautiful, it come with a host of problems. While things like scratches and fading can be fixed with a round of polish, squeaky floors need a little more work. You can always call a professional but this would be costly, to think nothing of the time and effort wasted in coordinating with one to get the issue fixed. Instead why not do it yourself?

Fixer upper

Here are a few simple steps that you could follow to fix a squeaky floor:

The first thing you have to do is find the source of the squeak

Find the source of the squeak

Fill gaps with shims

Fill gaps with shims

Reinforce the joists

Reinforce the joists

Fill the gaps with construction adhesive

Fill gaps with constustion adhesive

Block beneath squeaky joints

Block beneath sqeaky joints

Screw hardwood flooring from below

Screw hardwood flooring from below

Caution: Construction adhesive contains a strong solvent. Wear a respirator with an organic vapour cartridge when working in closely confined areas.

Skyline

Skyline Constructions is one of Karnataka’s most trusted names in real estate, something we have achieved through sheer hard work, dedication and resolve.

With a talented and dedicated team of architects and engineers, we have built world-class spaces and has earned the confidence of our clients’ with over 60 completed projects adding up to over four million square feet in industrial, commercial and residential space. To know more visit skylineconstructions.com

Cool ideas to decorate your home

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The way we decorate our homes can say a lot about us, it reflects the person we are. Can be eccentric or messy or OCD neat. There are multiple ways to decorate your home and we are here to give you a few times and ideas to help you on your way to making your home as beautiful as you are. Sit back and relax and enjoy what we have for you today.

Bay windows

Bay windows

Beautiful ceiling to floor windows that will let sunlight in and bath your living room with the warm glow and rays of the sun. You wouldn’t have to turn on your lights during the day.

Wall decor

Wall decor

Let your creativity flow and paint your walls with abstract colours and brilliant ideas to make your home come alive.

Creative kitchen

Creative kitchen

Kitchens are a sanctuary with delicious smells wafting out of them. It is the most important place because it is where our food is cooked.

Bring your doors alive

Bring your doors alive

Use your creative juices and paint your doors with out-of-the-box ideas and add character to them.

Lights

Lights

Go creative and get your lights to reflect the person you are. Light up your rooms with these crazy ideas.

Skyline

Skyline Constructions is one of Karnataka’s most trusted names in real estate, something we have achieved through sheer hard work, dedication and resolve.

With a talented and dedicated team of architects and engineers, we have built world-class spaces and has earned the confidence of our clients’ with over 60 completed projects adding up to over four million square feet in industrial, commercial and residential space. To know more visit skylineconstructions.com