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We’ve already learned a thing or two about how properly clean homes. But among all the rooms, the kitchen holds a special place in our hearts. It’s where we prepare our oh so favorite foods. We eat not just to survive, rather, we live to eat. That is why we need to take special care of our kitchens and clean eat with care. Most of us clean the kitchen almost daily; so you might be wondering, ‘what else is there to clean?’ We say there are still a few kitchen cleaning tips out there to tidy up all the nooks and crannies of the room as well as get rid of any bad smell. So let’s take a look at those magical kitchen cleaning tips to make the room spotless! Focus on Sinks and Tableware Many times, we forget to pay proper attention to cleaning the sink in our kitchen.…

Nowadays, apartments are made so small that there’s just not enough space in the kitchen. Before, joint families were the norm. But now, most prefer a small family life. It’s normal for today’s apartments of between 750 sq. ft. and 1,500 sq. ft. to not have a huge kitchen. As a result, a common complaint about the kitchen is ‘it’s too small, I wish it was bigger’ or ‘there’s not enough room to maneuver’. So, how do you solve such problems? By simply applying the following kitchen storage ideas in your own home! Build Wall Racks When a kitchen is small, you need to come up with clever kitchen storage ideas to utilize every aspect. And it’s always a good idea to use the empty upper sides of the kitchen’s walls to create storage space. So by utilizing this space, your kitchen feels lighter, open, and larger. Put up wooden…

We spend a lot of money on our assets; property in particular. Of course, we do it because we feel it’s either a great investment for the future or because it’s time to settle down. But have you ever considered virtual property? In 2009, nearly $600 million was invested in virtual worlds. That is a LOT of investment for property you will never touch. Today we’ll look at 3 of the most expensive transactions in history, for a combined cost of $1 million worth of virtual property. Monria, Entropia Universe Monria is a moon in the mass multiplayer online game, Entropia Universe. The game revolves around different planets, moons and asteroids with goodies for players to discover and civilizations to be built upon. This particular moon was up for sale a couple of times in the past. But the last 5 joint-owners decided to sell the planets with its existing…

Whether for Eid or any special occasion, we found ourselves needing to run around at various shopping malls and bazaars. Our search only ends when we’ve found exactly what we want. Even with online shopping being so convenient now, the habit of going and physically feeling something in your hands before purchasing it is hard to beat. We’ve all been to the bigger shopping malls, but there are many other shopping places that have grown highly beloved over the decades. And these places are as crowded as they are great for finding all the things you could possibly want. So let’s take a look at 10 alternate shopping spots in Dhaka you may want to visit. Noorjahan Market From children to adults, you’ll find all kinds of affordable clothing and apparel here from local and international vendors. The quality of clothes found here is equal to any branded lineup. The…

All aspects of our lives have felt the touch and the benefits of technology, but none more so than our business and industrial sectors. Technology is deeply rooted in these segments and has helped improve them. Among all sectors, the real estate industry is probably one of its biggest beneficiaries. Housing technology has made real estate much easier. From finding homes to viewing and buying or selling property, housing technology has revolutionized the property market. Real estate buyers and sellers are now closer than ever thanks to the advancements of housing technologies or as many refer to as, PropTech. In our today’s article, we have listed down a few such real estate technologies that are being used every day, some of which, like 3D printed housing, is being heralded as the answer to solving future housing needs. Online Property listing There are a growing number of online platforms worldwide that…

Swimming pools are amazing constructs made to drain our souls of stress; a way to just relax and enjoy ourselves. But people and nature have really gone out of their way to make more and more impressive pools in beautiful surroundings. We’ve compiled a list of the most amazing swimming pools we believe everyone should at least hear about. Take a look. San Alfonso del Mar Seawater Pool, Chile So of the most amazing pools in the world, this entry claims to be the biggest. It holds about 250 million liters of water and is just over 1 kilometer long. The pool features huge floats for fun and a white sand beach of its own. It’s a beautiful pool where the water is pumped from the adjacent Pacific Ocean and is filtered and treated before filling in the pool. So it’s just a big pool? No. San Alfonso del Mar…

While owning a property is a dream for many, not everyone, yet, has the ability to do so. As a result, renting is the next best option available. But the road to renting a property in Bangladesh is filled with mistakes that need to be avoided. So how does one avoid these mistakes? By knowing what to look out for as well as keeping track of important things necessary for a wonderful home life. Previously, we brought you a checklist to follow when buying property in Bangladesh; similarly, today we are here with a checklist for renting flats in Bangladesh. 1. Utility Connection This is one of the first things that should be on your rental checklist for renting flats in Bangladesh. As you probably know, there are certain restrictions to utility connections in different areas, especially for newer buildings. Ask the landlord if the property has a gas connection…

Are you constantly tripping over things in the hallway? Can you never remember where you stored that spare set of bedsheets? Or is your closet so disorganized that you forget to wear half your clothes? If you answered yes to any of the above, it’s probably time to devise a new storage system for your home. But if you’re limited on space, you might find that the mess keeps creeping back, no matter how many times you clean it up. The simple storage tips below can go a long way to helping you tame the chaos at home. Kitchen: Make use of empty space Kitchen pantries can be the worst offenders for inefficient use of space. Have you ever noticed that even with your plates and bowls stacked one on top of the other, there’s plenty of unused space between the shelves of your kitchen cupboards? Make use of this…

‘Home is where the heart is’ is more than just a saying. We feel most comfortable when we are at home, where we can be ourselves without having to worry about an intrusion from outside. Which is why creating a safe home is one of the primary concerns when we move into a new place. We want our family and loved ones to be safe & secure all the time. But how do we do that? How do we know which security measures are available and will keep them safe? Luckily, there are plenty of measures available for us to take, but which ones would be the best home security measures for us to take depends much on our needs and the type of property we live in. Choosing the Best Home Security Measures First and foremost, are you a tenant or do you live in your own property? If…

If you were to calculate, you’d probably find that most people around the world live in a rental home. This is a result of rapid urbanization. For many, renting is the only option. According to one statistic, approximately 15 million people live in rental homes just in the Dhaka metropolitan area which will continue to grow as more and more people move to the city. And due to the insufficient supply of rental properties, disputes between tenants and landlords are becoming more common. Tenants complain of unreasonable rent increase and are forced to accept it. There’s also extreme advance on rent, landlords refusing to fix broken items, evicting without notice, and many other complaints from tenants. However, there’s tenancy law in Bangladesh to tackle these issues that many aren’t aware of, the Premises Rent Control Act, 1991. It details all things related to renting property in its 36 sections. Written…