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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many different materials are required when constructing a building, including steel, bricks, etc. But the thing that binds them together is cement. It is one of the most important materials during the construction of buildings, and also one of the most frequently used. The quality of the cement that you choose will end up determining how long-lasting and sturdy your building will be. So it is of the utmost importance that you perform a cement quality test before choosing what brand of cement you want to use in your home.  Cement Quality Test Cement quality tests are generally performed inside laboratories. But labs for such testing can be hard to come by, especially in rural or suburban areas. There’s no need to worry, as there are some simple tests that you can perform on-site to check the quality of cement. Let’s look at how you can perform a cement quality…

Reading Time: 4 minutes A staircase is an integral part of any multi-story building. Along with serving the purpose as a pathway to access different levels of a building, they also hold a significant aesthetic value when it comes to interior design. And a lot of it depends on how the railing of a staircase is designed and the material that is used. To put it another way, if you have a building with a staircase in it, the look and feel of the interior of that building will change dramatically depending on the railing you use. Be it a contemporary or ultra-modern, you have plenty of railing options for your staircase. Since there are different types of railing for the staircase, without a little bit of know-how, it might make things complicated. Let’s take a look at the most common and popular types of railing that you can use for your staircase. Various…

Reading Time: 6 minutes In Bangladesh, the usage of air conditioners in residential settings has increased significantly over the last couple of years. Improved lifestyle and affordability are two of the main factors that have led people to buy one for their home. Now if you are one of those people or are looking to buy one, there is a lot to consider. First, there are different types of air conditioners and you have plenty of options to choose from. Once you have decided on the air conditioning system that’s right for you, there are some other factors to consider including cost, capacity, and maintenance. But don’t worry, in this article, we will put these things into perspective and give you an overall idea of what kind of air conditioner is better suited for you. Types of air conditioners Air conditioners usually fall into two categories; they are either monoblock or split-systems. In a…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Some people perceive home akin to love. To some, it acts as shelter and to others it is simply a symbol of security. No matter how a home is defined, any moment spent with dear ones is always worth living. However, if proper home safety measures are not ensured, it would not take a single moment to ruin such a beautiful sentiment. One needs to be aware of the fact that safety measures lie at the heart of building construction. Hence it would be wise to remain cautious about major accidental causes, even before they can take place. To enlighten you more about such disastrous situations, this article discusses further on the importance of maintaining home safety measures.  Steps to follow during the construction phase  It is possible to construct a building while ensuring full safety simply through preventing the possible causes of accidents. However engineering wise, it is not…

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you have everything organized on your desk, it becomes so much easier to finish your tasks efficiently and effectively. However, there are some that might not agree with this. They’ve got extremely messy desks and yet somehow function well. Some say that it is easier when they have everything within reach at their desks. As a result, most of these people end up cluttering their office desks with a lot of stuff. But most people prefer to work in a clean, organized, and clutter-free environment. A clean desk motivates you and helps you with productivity. It also makes you feel better about yourself. Many pride themselves on having a clean, organized, and decluttered desk. For those who want to have a clean and organized workspace, today’s article on office desk organization ideas is for you! Decluttering Your Office Desk The first step in implementing office desk organization ideas is…

Reading Time: 4 minutes For those looking for storage solutions in a compact home, there’s no better way than to use floating shelves, which is a shelf that is attached to a wall. Not only do they save floor space, but they are also extremely functional, with a myriad of uses. Countertops and tabletops can take up a lot of space. With a floating shelf, you can do without these things, resulting in a lot of extra storage space in your rooms. It also adds a modern look to your home decor, giving out a casual vibe. Here are a few floating shelf ideas to add some style and functionality to your modern home. Fantastic Floating Shelf Ideas Night Stand Shelf Most people are cramped for space in their bedrooms, especially with dressing tables and wardrobes. We also need a bedside table to keep things such as our phones, water bottles, alarm clocks, and…

Reading Time: 8 minutes Our environment began changing rapidly especially after the inception of the industrial revolution. The air in which we breathe all the time is becoming heavier with pollution and dust. The level of air pollution in metropolitan areas like Dhaka is increasing at an alarming rate. But even in the light of all this, with just a little effort and awareness we can at least keep our indoor air clean. There are many ways to keep the air clean inside a house. But before diving in, it is important to know what exactly it is we mean by purifying the air inside the house and why it is important. Purifying the air inside the house: what it is and why it is important Research institutes measure air purity by analyzing the levels of dust, ground-level ozone gas, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, etc. in the air. The British Lung Foundation says that…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Setting up a home means you have to keep a lot of things in mind including the needs of your family members. After all, home is where we all seek comfort at the end of the day. However, things don’t always go as planned. A sudden illness can make our lives harder and is fairly unavoidable so it’s best to stay prepared. In that case, creating a recovery room at home can help you get through a tough time and can make things a bit easier. It’s not that you have to allocate an entire room of your house. You can turn any of your rooms into a recovery room at a time of need. For example, if you are in a situation where keeping someone in quarantine is crucial, a recovery room can make things easy for you. Not only does it make things easier to manage for the…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bricks are the foundation material of a building. It is a dire necessity of a homeowner to know how to check the quality of bricks before construction or buying. Brick quality tests have multiple steps and need some precautionary steps before conducting the tests. Any of the following brick quality tests can ensure long term sustainability of bricks if the results are positive. You can do these tests all by yourself or take help from an expert. But knowing how to check the quality of bricks properly makes you aware to conduct or invigilate these tests. Efflorescence test The efflorescence test checks the salt deposit density in the brick and is one of the most efficient brick quality tests. Higher salt deposits mean lower quality. A brick should not have any salt deposits in order to be sustainable. Slight salt deposits are acceptable but there are problems with moderate deposits…

Reading Time: 4 minutes In a city where almost 80% of people live in a rented house, it won’t be wise to just put yours up for renting as soon as it is completed. You can always prepare your home for a new tenant. That being said, the process of renting your house is not as easy as hanging a ‘To-let’ sign outside and hoping for the best. Whether you just built a new home or are waiting for a new tenant, there are plenty of things to consider before putting your property up for rent. To that end, we have compiled a list of 5 useful tips to get your property ready for renting and more. Fix what’s broken As straightforward as it sounds, fix every single thing that needs to be fixed. Does the roof leak during heavy rainfall? Does the bathroom door require two people to shut it closed? Is there…