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Reading Time: 5 minutes From a stand-alone house to a rented flat or apartment, you have tons of options that can meet your accommodation needs. But there exists another class of dwelling that can benefit you greatly under certain conditions. These are called ‘condominiums’ or ‘condos’ for short.  “A condominium is broadly defined as ownership of an individual dwelling in a multi-unit structure that includes joint-ownership of an undivided interest in the associated land and facilities held in common.” The idea of condominiums, however, is not new. The first use of condominiums has been traced back to first-century Babylon, where a similar ideology was used. From there, the idea has just been revolutionized and has become very mature over time. There are ample reasons (which we will discuss later in the segment) as to why the idea of owning a condo has become so popular and demandable worldwide. In Bangladesh, as more and more…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Just like painting on an empty canvas, there are many interesting things that you can do with a house that is painted white. Before you begin decorating your dream house, it is normal to have a lot of questions such as ”Which color should I use to paint the walls?”, ”How should I incorporate other colors with the interior?” and so on. When it comes to painting the walls of your home, white is, more or less, the favorite color for most people. One of the reasons why white is so popular lies in its simplicity. On top of that, other colors also seamlessly blend with the white.  So what new can you do with the color white? We will discuss just that in this article. Mood of The Color White is always perceived as the color of purity. It also represents peace and tranquility. So why not incorporate that…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Christmas, Shopping, Gifts, Vacations, and Parties; December has a lot in its pouch. As December marks the beginning of winter, it also signals a bulk of seasonal events with it. While spending time under the blanket would surely be a cozy thing to do during this season, visiting these events wouldn’t be a bad idea either. If you are bored with your free time or just want to have some fun, then these events are a must-visit for you.  So without further adieu, let’s take a look at what is happening in December 2019 and where. REHAB Fair Date: 24 Dec – 28 Dec Time: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Place: Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) This five days long event is hosted by the Real Estate & Housing Association Of Bangladesh (REHAB). Here, you will find all sorts of information regarding flats, plots, housing loans, and construction material, all…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Other than the people, it is the furniture and appliances that you use every day that make the place you live in a “home” and also reflect our lifestyle. This is why furniture holds such a great deal of importance in our day to day lives. People often get polarised when it comes to purchasing furniture. The dilemma of choosing between getting inexpensive furniture which only lasts a few years to save money or getting expensive things that will last for a long time is very common. Getting the most out of your budget is one thing but always getting the cheapest item to serve the purpose simply means you don’t feel it’s necessary to invest in furniture. Well, is that really the ideal way of thinking? In this article, we will discuss the reasons why we feel you should invest in good quality furniture. Greater Durability The perception is,…

Reading Time: 4 minutes Never has it been so intriguing to investigate the reasons behind the naming of different parts of Dhaka. Almost all of the areas have untold stories behind their names. In the first part of this series, we uncovered the mysteries behind the names of areas like Gendaria, Shahbag, and Dhanmondi. In the second part, we discussed how Farmgate, Asadgate, Pilkhana, and Bhuter Goli got their name. Today, in the final part of this series, we will find out the origins of the names Malibagh, Kakrail, Wari, and Gulistan. Malibagh Where the gardeners of the city lived Arambagh, Rajarbagh, Segunbagicha, Shahbagh, Pirerbagh; you can tell just by their names (Because these names have ‘bagh’ or ‘bagicha’ in their names (which refers to flower) that once there was no shortage of gardens in Dhaka. For the rich, gardening was a way of exhibiting their wealth and many homes had gardens at the…

Reading Time: 4 minutes World Diabetes Day is a global awareness campaign observed all around the world on November 14th. This article is all about how your home should be prepared to make it diabetes-friendly. The definition of “home safety” expands for people with diabetes. Home safety includes taking precautions to make sure you avoid serious emergencies caused by diabetes or related complications. Here are a few guiding principles that will get you on your way to a safer home environment. Always store packs of glucose or sugar nearby You should keep some form of fast-acting glucose in the house, in a convenient place if you use insulin, sulfonylureas, or aren’t able to sense low blood sugar (hypoglycemia unawareness). Stock some inside your car if you have one, too. Make a medical binder and place that on the wall In case of severe hypo- or hyperglycemia, friends, family members, and emergency responders will need…

Reading Time: 4 minutes From living in caves to building skyscrapers; our construction techniques have evolved to provide enormous living accommodation facilities we enjoy today. Different periods of history have aided in this construction evolution. The first hut or shelter was fully constructed by hand or with rudimentary tools in the primitive epoch. Then the Bronze revolution happened and, as cities began to grow bigger, craftsmen or professionals showed up with their brand new innovative construction concepts. Over time, steam-powered machinery was introduced, and later, diesel and electric-powered vehicles such as cranes, excavators, and bulldozers paved the way for modern construction techniques. Despite the use of these modern machineries and techniques, waste and cost efficiency in building and home construction is yet to be achieved. As a result, in addition to waste and cost efficiency, a lot of complications regarding housing and construction still persists to this day. However, during the third industrial revolution,…

Reading Time: 3 minutes Homes and furniture are intertwined – there is no one without the other. Just as there’s no place to put furniture without a home; a home without furniture is half a home. And since Bproperty isn’t just any real estate marketplace and is committed to providing complete property solutions to people – we are always trying to give our clients something spectacular to look forward to. As a part of that endeavor, Bproperty and Akhtar Furnishers have come together to organize the Smart Furniture for Smart Properties campaign. The campaign, which is currently underway, will run from 1st November 2019 all the way till 20th December 2019. So, let’s take a moment and find out a little bit more about the Smart Furniture for Smart Properties campaign! What’s Special About the Smart Furniture for Smart Properties Campaign? When we move into a new home, we have a strong desire to…

Reading Time: 6 minutes November is a month a lot of amazing things happened in. Some in the form of festivals, some in the form of annual or monthly events and so on. Like the previous month, November 2019 also packs a lot of interesting events that you might want to explore. Even with social media, keeping track of so many events or festivals may still cause you a bit of a hassle.  To reduce your hassle, we prepared a list of events that will happen in the coming month. Here, we will discuss all the significant events that will happen in November 2019. Let’s dive into it, shall we? Dhaka International FolkFest Date: 14-16 Nov Time: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Place: Bangladesh Army Stadium It’s hard to find people who are not fond of music. Music soothes the soul. So calling it soul food would not be an overstatement. Sometimes it’s…

Reading Time: 6 minutes Have you ever wondered how different areas of Dhaka got their names ? We did and so we started digging into the mysteries behind the names and created a series called “ How Different Areas of Dhaka Got their Names ”. In the first part, we already uncovered the mysteries behind the interesting names of Shahbag, Sat Masjid Road, Gandaria, and Dhanmondi. In this part, we will find out how Farmgate, Asad Gate, Pilkhana, Elephant Road, Hatirjhil, Hatirpul, and Bhuter Goli got their names as well as the stories behind them. Farmgate Before we discuss how Farmgate got its name, we need to talk about Sir Philip Hartog. He was a British chemist and educationalist. He spent most of his life doing educational development as well as promoting it. As a reward, in 1930, Hartog received the honors of the Knight Commander of the Order of the Britsh Empire. However, Sir…