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It’s that wonderful time of year again! Everybody loves the idea of Christmas, whether they celebrate it or not. And in recent times, we’ve been seeing more people in Bangladesh embrace the spirit. You can always setup a fun get together with friends but don’t you really want to emulate the season? To prepare you, we’ve put together this article so that you too can join in on the celebrations and plan a Christmas party of your own! Christmas tree What is Christmas without a Christmas tree? Just a really cold party… so go get yourself one immediately! Christmas trees have become quite available in Dhaka over the last couple of years. For those with an apartment in Gulshan, you’re in luck. Christmas trees can now easily be found in the DNCC Market in Gulshan 1. They come in various sizes and the trees are available with or without decorations.…

We all try our best to make sure that our homes, and the individuals living in it, are safe and secure. As such, apartment safety is always a concern no matter where you live. We regularly invest in security measures to get the best protection available. Luckily, the latest advancements in the field of home security have made protecting your home much easier. Thanks to smart home security gadgets, we can ensure the safety of our home no matter where we are. So let’s take a look at some of the latest smart home security devices that you can use to improve home security systems and keep homes safe. Smart Home Cameras Very few people use cameras to monitor the interior of their apartment and settle for just one or two on the exterior of the building itself. While that is a perfectly fine security measure, there may still be blind-spots…

You need a lot of preparations before shifting apartments and having an idea about how much it might cost will definitely help. As such, we have prepared a three-part series to provide you with a general idea about the cost of moving apartments in Dhaka. In the first part we talked about the transportation cost of shifting apartments. In the second part of the series, we’ll be discussing movers and taking a look at the options that are available when looking for movers and how much they might cost you. Friends and Family When considering the cost of moving apartments, we begin with the most inexpensive option; your friends and family. In fact, it doesn’t cost you a thing except for maybe treating them to lunch or dinner. However, since there are usually many items in your flat; moving them can be hard work. That is why the more people you have, the…

There is a great trend that we’ve started to see in Dhaka and we love it. People have been setting up little gardens on their roof for years, but now the practice has become more widespread. Some make their gardens beautiful and flowery while others opt for more nutritional gardens full of fruits and vegetables. Some just put together a green rooftop to emulate the sense of escape from the city. Regardless of type, we love them all. Today we’ll go through how you can begin creating a rooftop garden. Assessment of Area When you plan on creating a rooftop garden, you first need to know what you’re working with. Surprisingly, or maybe not if you’re already knowledgeable on the topic, gardening is a really heavy task; literally. Pots, earth and the plants themselves are incredibly heavy. You need to run a proper assessment of the roof to know if…

What do we see when we look at the interior of a house? Do we see the furniture in front of us? Do we see how the colors where matched and contrasted? Or do we see individual articles and artifacts? Whatever it may be, we tend to ask the owner if they like a specific type of something. Why? Because we get a little insight into their personality when we see their home décor. Let’s see how interior design style describes the personality of the owner? Minimalist Having a minimalist home design is very popular as it can be very clean and sleek. Of course there are limits to being a minimalist, but a common formula is used to keep things in check. The priority list goes: aesthetics, quality, texture, and efficiency, in that order. Clean colors like white are a favorite, so focus can fall on the articles and…

When you think of home, you think of comfort and security. You think about leaning back and relaxing. But it doesn’t become that way on its own. There are many factors that need to be considered and addressed before a home truly becomes a place where one can be carefree. So how does one get to that point? Today we look at how we can get about creating a safe home. Fires & Burns The primary concern of all households: fire. Though we’re not exactly believers of ‘spontaneous combustion’, we do understand it takes very little to set off a fire; so precaution is key to preventing it. When creating a safe the kitchen is generally the first place to secure to prevent accidents at home. Check all stove connections to ensure no leaks are present. When using the stove, make sure the place is user-friendly with chances of accidental…

Interior design is no easy matter. But it’s also not rocket science. So why is it so confusing? Well, first of all, looking beautiful is a complex matter as what is beautiful can vary so much for different people. Also, just like the interior design trends 2018, styles come and go and that can highly impact the perception of things. But there are things that go beyond the scope of changing desires and these are interior design myths. These pesky issues create a great deal of confusion and also barriers to progress. Today, we look at some of the worst misconceptions of interior designs & interior design myths and debunk the misunderstandings around them. Stick to a SINgle style throughout The entire house has to be designed following a single style or it will look messy. Absolutely not. Just as each room serves a particular function, so too can design! You…

People today are well aware of the benefits of houseplants and adorn their homes with them. Indoor plants have lots of aesthetic value but also plenty of other benefits. So much so that if you were to ask someone to name a few advantages of houseplants, it would only take a few seconds to list 3-4 of them. If you ask someone else to name a few more, they’ll have a completely different set of answers. And if you ask a few more people, you’ll get even more benefits. They are an essential element for achieving a healthy apartment life. So today we’ll be highlighting the top 10 reasons & benefits of houseplants. Air Purification The current air quality in urban areas is quite bad. It can be hazardous and detrimental to people’s health. The last thing you want is to have the same quality of air in your home.…

Every great party has one thing in common; people are engaged. A Halloween party has to have the exact same feature in order to be fun and memorable. After all, it only comes once a year and if you get it right the first time, your friends will always anticipate the next one! Arranging a great get together with friends requires house preparation but a Halloween party requires extra attention to set the mood right. Here are a few things you could try when arranging a Halloween party. Decorations One of the most attention grabbing things about a party will be how the place looks. If it looks like your house on any regular day, how is it any different from a regular party? You want to create a sense of dread or spookiness. In Dhaka, Halloween has picked up a lot of attention and many party shops now offer…

A highly overlooked part of the homes in Bangladesh is the kitchen. How has the source of so much joy in a person’s life (where the food is made) been so overlooked in terms of design and style for such a long time? Well, recently we’ve been seeing an oncoming change in people’s behavior. With so many interior design trends for 2018 being adopted, we see people embracing trendy kitchen designs as well. So what exactly are designing trends for kitchens this year? Come take a peek. Two-tone, Vibrant colors Let’s start with the loudest part of any room; the color. Color is a basic interior design component and two-tone is the way to go this year. Designing trends for kitchens in 2018 focuses on vibrancy. It’s all about getting in colors of high contrast or very vibrant colors. Why? Because it adds life and fire. And if the kitchen…