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Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a grand house so the idea of optimizing home space is a common thought among most people. But even if our homes offer a smaller space, we should not give up in our quest to make it look adorned, well-furnished and with all kinds of decorations. We often renounce when it comes to what decorative items to use for the embellishment of our homes, primarily due to a lack of space. Sometimes, we even accumulate things while cleaning and put them away simply because they are no longer of use to us. However, with these ideas you will not only be able to optimize space in your homes but you also will not have to give up any item. Let us take a look at how some of these hanging ideas look like: Use the roof to store There is a large…

With the arrival of Ramadan comes a month we are always looking forward to. Although we can’t wait for it to come and observe the spiritual cleansing of Ramadan, a part of us is petrified at the thought of accomplishing our daily tasks like working, managing our families, studies etc. without lagging behind. Here are some helpful tips to stay productive in Ramadan: Have a proper plan of things you need to get done daily Planning is fundamental, even more so when Ramadan affects your schedule. Planning things to do in advance not only makes it easier for you to maximize your time and use it efficiently but also balances your commitments. Set your goals and be productive To ensure your ability to perform all planned activities, a bright idea is to divide them into smaller goals. Divide your workload with free slots in between to catch up on work…

With millions around the world expectantly waiting for this holy month and successfully observing the spiritual cleansing of Ramadan, many are fearful of the detrimental health effects that might result due to fasting. However, such is not the case. While Nordic countries like Iceland and Denmark have 20 hours of fasting, countries in Asia like India and Bangladesh have about 15 hours. Nevertheless, Ramadan brings a time of forgiveness, blessings, sacrifices and the strengthening of your faith and connection with Allah regardless of where you live. In addition, it also offers the following benefits for your mind and body: Lower Cholesterol Apart from the spiritual and psychological benefits, one primary health benefit of fasting is the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood. Proven by a team of cardiologists in UAE, it has been seen that people fasting have a positive effect on their lipid profiles which reduces risks of…

Life is to celebrate it, and when it comes to the little ones, there is a great illusion for birthday parties. While some parents prefer the speed and simplicity of the celebration in a fast food restaurant, others choose the garden or the room of the house to hold the celebration. There is no doubt that the arrival of a birthday in a home can be pretty eventful and often times you have no idea how or where to start. To avoid headaches, Lamudi brings you 10 tips to successfully decorate a child’s party. Start by choosing a theme. This should revolve around the favorite character of the birthday boy/girl. With superheroes, cartoons or the princesses of the moment, no one loses. Take into account the number of guests. In this way, you can prepare not only the buffet of the party, but also the amount of surprises that must…

When we think of renovation, we often leave out the most crucial and game-changing bit; the floor. This part of a house covers almost 70% of the space we inhabit and so, changing it means bringing out a striking transformation. Here’s how you can make your floor your home’s focal point. Ceramic tiles/Slates Not only will they save your wallet, ceramic tiles are the most suitable for your home if you’re a Bangladeshi resident because of our warmer climate. Tiles come in so many options. For instance, graphic tiles are an excellent choice for when you want to divide sections in your home without making it obvious. They can also emphasize an old school vibe in an otherwise contemporary setting. Patterned ceramic tiles can help you achieve a retro design in a bland space. On the other hand, faux-wooden tiles (maybe in parquetry patterns) can help create a modern, chic…

Craving something other than piyaju, beguni and jhal muri this Ramadan? Want to take a chance on the best of eats the city has to offer for iftar? If so, you are in the right place as we have compiled a list of the best offers in town for you to break your fast over and enjoy. Here are the 8 best offers money can buy this Ramadan. Sbarro: Imagine indulging yourself in the city’s premier choice when it comes to the finest of pizzas, for as long as you want, as much as you want. Yes, this Ramadan, Sbarro is back yet again, to bless us with their Unlimited Pizza and Bottomless Soft Drinks offer. Set at BDT 950.00 (All Inclusive), Sbarro is offering their best deal yet with 7 different varieties of pizzas, which will include the ever favorite NY Cheese and NY Mushroom and much, much more.…

Ramadan is here, and so is Iftar. That means one thing for the majority of Dhaka dwellers; eating out. This month is the one time of the year, when almost everyone is out to avail the best Dhaka has to offer for Iftar. With so many options to choose from, it can be confusing as to which place is the best from all perspectives concerned. Below, we have narrowed it down to 5 of the best places in Dhaka to get your Iftar. Chittagong Bull: Over the last few years, Chittagong Bull has become the ideal Iftar place for foodies all around the city. The distinct taste of their dishes hails from, yes, Chittagong! The house special, The Mejbani Beef, is a dish that is only unique to the Chittagong region. As a result, food lovers from all corners of Dhaka city gather at Chittagong Bull, all year around to…

In the times where an eclectic interior is vastly popular it looks like vintage furniture is making a comeback. There is something distinctive about the subtlety of antique-looking furniture which makes us love them even more. The marks and the worn-down surface paints a image of history and artistic flair. I mean, there is an obvious reason why ‘Shegun Kath’ is widely known and demanded in Bangladesh. Those who know of it, realize its worth. So if you love the look of reclaimed wood as well, below are the steps you can take to give your furniture a weathered look. Incorporate small changes The beauty is in the details. Nothing speaks antiquity more than ornate brass hardware. Hence, throw out your undemanding drawer pulls today and invest in pretty brass cup ones; even better, go for mercury knobs. DIY works too Sanding and distressing furniture can be quite time-consuming. Instead, try easy…

Looking for the ultimate dream house? A piece of gem to reflect your inner desires of lavishness or comfort? When it comes to costing, prices can be as unpredictable as the weather. There are multitudes of factors that must be taken into account when building a home inside the concrete jungle of Dhaka. Factors ranging from the price of property to the economic situation of the country; building a house may seem daunting. It really is not! We understand the struggles and to help make your process easier,we have provided a step by step guide of what it takes to build your own home and how much it costs. Step 1: Looking for the Location Without a doubt, location is of prime concern when it comes to the cost of building your own home. Choosing the right location can make all the difference in the world, hence you should be…

Mats out, prayers on and Taraweeh in because that time of the year is here. It is a time where the journey of cleansing ourselves both physically and spiritually begins. It is a time of abstinence shaded by the pursuit of purity. It is Ramadan; the sacred month of fasting in the Islamic culture. Ramadan is the holiest of months in Bangladesh. A time observed by the majority of the population, where the norms of daily life revolve around the faithful and is put to the test. It can be a tough journey for many. In a country, where the fasting period lasts for about 14 hours if not more, trying to row your way through this change of currents could seem like a daunting ride, especially for a month, but not if you are well prepared for it. We have set up a simple guide to help you navigate…