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February; the month of language, mourning, love, culture, and traditions. The significance of this month is highlighted and celebrated in various ways. However, it is also the time of the year when many celebrations overlap. Even though there are many places to visit in winter, there are plenty of events to attend in Dhaka. In order to get a taste of what this month is all about, check out these most anticipated events and activities in February. Jazz Planet 2.0 Date: 01 February 2019 Time: 07:00 PM – 11:00 PM Venue: Gulshan North Club This is a musical event for all the Jazz lovers! After getting a tremendous amount of positive feedback on their last event, Jazz Planet decided to host another one with a few more surprise acts. What better way to say goodbye to winter other than spending an amazing evening with your friends and family and amongst…

Every one of us has a particular vision when it comes to our homes. And this vision of our perfect home can be achieved through interior designing. On our latest edition of Bproperty Bites, we had the opportunity to talk to Neeman Karim and Bushra Hossain of Chinton Architects, one of the rising interior-architecture firms in Bangladesh. So let’s take a look at what they had to say about interior design, current trends, and everything in-between on Bproperty Bites. “A Lot of New Offices are Coming Up Today and They All Want to Have Their Interior done Professionally” Dhaka city is expanding rapidly, with new buildings popping up everywhere to meet growing needs. And regardless of whether it’s a commercial or residential space, there is a high demand for both architecture and interior design. On that note, Bushra mentions how organizations emphasize the importance of office design in today’s corporate…

Bangladesh was ranked as one of the top progressive economies in the world. At the same time, Dhaka city was placed among the bottom in the best cities to live and work in. There are many reasons to love Dhaka city but there is big room for urban development as well. Until we have the necessary means to live a ‘hassle-free’ life, we city dwellers have to adjust and make life easier by ourselves. With over almost 20 million people, living in Dhaka city is sure a challenge. Every day you must be prepared to make the best out of your time and money. But as the number of people living in the city is abnormally high, doing the same thing as everyone else will not get you anywhere. That’s why we present to you a few everyday hacks to make your life in Dhaka easier than before. Efficient City…

Good lighting can truly change everything. A well-decorated home is nothing if the lights can’t draw attention to the relaxed ambiance of the homely space. When placed strategically, lights can give character to a room. Needless to say, it can also have an impact on our moods. Listed below is a list of ideas you can implement if you’re looking to improve home lighting and upgrade your home. Know about your options A lot of people think that having white lights overhead is the only way to brighten up a room. Rather, choosing the right lighting system can set the mood of a room entirely. Think about hanging over-sized pendants, sconces, overhead lights or even incorporating trending home ideas into your decor such as candles can really bring out the focal point of a room. Just like that, refresh a stale corner and improve home lighting without emptying your wallet.…

Dhaka is one of the fastest growing mega-cities in the world. Nearly 36% of the urban population lives in the capital of Bangladesh. For a better livelihood, more and more people are moving to urban areas like Dhaka. This migration contributes around 63% to the increase in population which leaves Dhaka currently with about 17.4 million people. Moreover, the population is increasing approximately at 1.65% per year. Planned urbanization is quickly becoming a necessity though this may cause numerous challenges for the government. But with the right governance, sustainable development of Dhaka can turn the city into one of the most developed cities in the world. Current Context of the City At present, Dhaka city holds a broad base of the middle-income group. For an emerging economy, this is a good indicator as it opens to various possibilities. Moreover, due to economic growth, GDP per capita has increased to 1,358…

Needless to say, choosing the right paint colors for your kid’s room can be difficult. Their needs and wants are ever-changing and so, sticking to just one color can be tough because you don’t want them to outgrow the color too soon. While darker, vibrant colors such as Red or Orange may seem more appealing to children, a soothing Yellow just  might just do the trick, too. Listed below are a few children’s bedroom color ideas that might help you the next time you’re thinking of a renovation. Aqua Blue This color is versatile enough to pair up accessories with almost any color.  Be it Yellow cushions or Pink bed sheets, you can work with this color and transform your child’s room as they age. If you choose to incorporate a lighter shade, you can add accessories that are darker shades of Blue or decorate the room with whatever goes…

As we splurge on the idea of a sitting area by the window, bigger space for a closet or a lavish bed frame and many other bedroom decor ideas, we forget to keep in mind what a bedroom’s true purpose is – for rest and recharge. This is our personal safe haven that we come back to at the end of the day so we must prioritize its one and only functionality above all – Comfort However, that doesn’t mean it has to be all that boring. A bedroom is a personal space where we come to escape from everything else; therefore, it should reflect our style and personality, too. Below is a list of bedroom decorating ideas that might inspire you, whether you’re thinking of renovating your home or just a first-time home buyer. Push your bed up against a corner In order to maximize your bedroom space, setting…

It is not uncommon in the real estate sector to primarily judge a property by its location. Usually, most people would initially ask about the location in the first place to get an idea. That’s because location is not only limited to the area attribute and geographical positioning of the estate. Several other associated characteristics are equally important. Compared to all other amenities, it is much easier to generalize a property by location. Therefore, importance of property location is paramount to create a perception. But what are these factors that make location so important? If you are looking to purchase an apartment soon, let’s find out why location matters in real estate. Price of The Property Why do similar properties in the same area have almost similar prices but price varies for a different location? The difference may lie with some of the fundamental characteristics of the area such as…

When it comes to food, we can hardly control ourselves; especially if we get a whiff of something delicious. There’s no questioning the passion we feel towards food. And if the mood strikes, we are not afraid to travel long distances to satisfy our appetite. So when Khilgaon started to gain fame a few years back as a place to taste great food, more and more people traveled to the area to indulge in what the restaurants there had to offer. Today, those restaurants in Khilgaon and the area overall are more popular than ever with new restaurants popping up every now and then. With so many places to eat in Khilgaon, where does one go to taste the very best foods they have? Grill & Chaap – Khanadda There’s something extraordinary about smoky barbecued meat and grilled meat that instantly makes us drool. If prepared properly, every bite brings…

Finding a new place to live is exciting and it is easy to get caught up in the moment. But, before you decide to move in and start packing, are you sure this is the right home for you and your family? There are several factors to consider before shifting to a new apartment. However, many of the tenants in our country prioritize the most important needs while searching for a rental apartment in Dhaka. That way, when the requirement is met, they tend to agree on the rest of the terms with landlords just to get a hold of the property. But if you want to ensure the right accommodation, there are few questions to ask before renting a property. How Much Is The Security Deposit? Apart from the most obvious question of asking ‘how much is the rent?’, you should also ask about the security deposit. Because just…