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  • 4 Things to Know about Custom-Made Cabinetry


    Anything custom-made is a blessing. In a custom design, everything is made exclusively to you, catering to your taste and your home. In the long run, a custom solution gives a seamless design, ultimately adding value to your home space. They are made-to-measure and become a real asset within the home. At ModSpace.in, we offer custom-made cabinetry in all forms for the home: kitchens, wardrobes, entertainment units, and vanities. However, before diving into the furniture, below are 4 tips to know about getting custom furniture within the home.

     

    Ask the Right Questions: In finalizing a vendor for your custom cabinetry, ensure they are genuine and provide custom solutions. Oftentimes, vendors either have stand sizes in which they create custom solutions or they are restricted with the type of measurements they can provide. For a full custom solution, ensure the vendor you choose is able to cater all types of measurements and spaces to provide the perfect solution for your home.

     

    Think about the Usage of the Cabinetry: In designing the cabinetry, consider the function. In the kitchen, it would be used to stocking crockery, cutlery, and food items. With an entertainment unit, space is needed to access the cords and accessories. Therefore, in designing the cabinetry, consider what all it will be used for based on the room or space it is in. Defining the usage while creating a custom solution eases the design process and allows the vendor further design a solution especially for you. 

    Make Sure Shelves can Handle the Weight: Another step to consider is how items will the stored and whether or not heavier or lighter items will be placed and their arrangement. With cabinet shelves, ensure they are sturdy enough to handle the weight. With heavier items additional support may be required.

     

    Choose the Right Finishes: Ensure the finishes are durable and long lasting. Areas in the kitchen, such as near the sink, may require a water resistant finish, while a wardrobe finish has a bit more flexibility. Nevertheless, while choosing the finish, budget also comes into play. Finishes such as laminate are much more economical, while a finish such as PU Paint or Solid wood is more expensive. For all types of furniture in the home, the are a variety of finishes at different price points.

    With finalizing the perfect solution for your home, do your homework before meeting your vendor. Have an idea of what you are looking for before picking out the cabinetry solutions. In doing so, you and your vendor can sit and brainstorm for that perfect custom solution for your home!

  • 4 Tips for Organizing the Bathroom Vanity


    Organizing a bathroom vanity is not the most glamorous job in the world, but having one has its perks. As a room, the bathroom is one of the most-used rooms within the home and is a part of our daily routine. The bathroom has so many functions, yet there is usually limited area, and a homeowner has to work with it to create a functional space for their daily tasks. One of the biggest storage units in a bathroom is the vanity. Vanities are available in all shapes and sizes, but all of them can store a large number of items if they are well organized. In fact, a well organized vanity is a major lifesaver within the bathroom. Below are a few tips to start with in achieving that beautiful organized bathroom vanity you always dreamed of!

     

    Outward Appearance: The first thing to consider is how you want the vanity to look. Ideally, a homeowner or user prefers simple, easy presentation. However, even within this there are variables. Depending on your preferences, you can prefer to have some items or the countertop, or have a completely cleared off space where the countertop is only in use when required. Therefore, before even attempting to organize the items, first consider how you would want the bathroom vanity to look.

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    Clean Everything Out: The next step is to clean everything out. Remove all the items and get rid of anything that is expired, finished, or not used for a significant amount of time. Ensure all the items you have still smell nice before putting them back in your vanity. If any item or product has a bizarre odor, get rid of it. Once the items are cleaned out, ensure the inside of the cabinetry is clean. A simple wipe down works very well to make sure all the dust and flyaway hair is cleaned out.

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    Divide by Category: Then, separate all the items by the group. Dividing the items by category helps in organizing. Separated the hair-related items and appliances from the nail items, from the dental items, and from the makeup. Keep all the items of the same category in one section or one drawer to have a more organized system while going about the daily routine.

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    Have a Container for Everything: In the bathroom there are a lot of smaller items. To aid with organization and avoid misplacement, keep these items in their own containers within the drawer itself. For example, for items such as hair accessories, dedication a container for them to avoid rummaging around the drawer. Any drawer organization system will help in keeping the little items at one place with easy access whenever necessary.

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    An organized bathroom vanity is something that can go a long way. It is a lifesaver within the home and immediately speeds up the bathroom process. Use these tips to organize you bathroom vanity!!

  • 5 Ways to Light Up Your Home Interior Naturally


    We all love some decent lighting at home. However, most homes have a few dark corners and nooks that can add gloom to a space. A poorly lit home can cause an unpleasant space indoors and make being at home less desirable. Although there are a variety of artificial light options, the key is to find the best way to light up the home naturally. Natural light is excellent for daytime hours, as it saves energy and makes a space look more welcoming. Below are 5 ways to add more light to a home naturally.

     

    Lots of Windows-The most obvious idea is having lots of windows. Ensure every room in the home has a natural light so no artificial light is required to be on during the day! Let light seep in thru the windows in the daylight hours to make a space feel more alive. In having a lot of windows, there are a variety of options: There are the conventional windows, there are clerestory windows, which sit above the eye level, high on the wall-yet still brighten interiors; skylights which are windows that bring in light from the sky! Skylights instantly illuminate a room, and are a great idea for bathrooms. Since they are facing upward, there is still the bathroom privacy, yet there is natural light at the same time!

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    Intelligent Window Coverings-Going with a lot of windows in the home, the next step is choosing the right window covering because that can make all the difference in how much light the windows give off. Drapes can be heavy or light depending on preference. However, lighter colored drapes allow light to reflect through when it is daylight, without being too interfering or disturbing any sleep. In more public areas of the home, sheer drapes are an excellent solution. They also provide the same, natural light without being blinding.

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    Gloss Finish: Whether it is the kitchen cabinets or flooring, gloss finish is brilliant for bouncing light around the room. As a finish, it is reflective, instantly brightening up a space and giving the illusion that there is more light than their actually is. Therefore, in adding more light to your home interior, consider a gloss finish for the kitchen, wardrobe, or even the floor. For more on the gloss finish in comparison to matt, click the previous blog post.

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    White Walls: In naturally lighting a home, colors matter a lot. While choosing the general color scheme for a particular room or a home, lighter colors, especially white work very well in adding instant light to a space. White walls make a space look open and airy, and it brings in extra light without adding an extra light bulb!

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    Mirrors: We have definitely mentioned mirrors in many previous blogs. Nevertheless, just as what was stated before, mirrors are a great way to transform a space. A large statement mirror adds glamour and reflects light. If the mirror were placed opposite or next to a window, then it would create the illusion of more light than there actually is.

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    Natural light in any interior is a definite must have. It creates a more welcoming space and adds some beauty indoors. While considering the interiors for your home, find a way to bring in the light....naturally!

  • How Home Decor Affects Your Health


    For decades, countless psychology studies have proven that our mental health greatly depends on our surroundings, including the places we live and the inside or our homes. In fact, practices such as Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui circle around the concepts of having the best possible interior solution for good energy and positives. Therefore,  within the home, certain types of interiors are meant to uplift or de-stress us. In other words, interior design is more than just decor and aesthetics, it affects our mood, behavior, and mental well-being. Below are some key aspects of interior decor and design that can affect our well-being

     

    Lighting: Lighting is key within a home. The best form of lighting is natural lighting, coming in through the windows. It creates a more welcoming atmosphere and instantly brightens up a space. Natural light has also been known to increase productivity. However, for darker days and evenings, the right type of lighting is essential. In a place like the kitchen, having task lighting is needed for moving around and doing chores. For more on kitchen lighting, check the previous blog post. However, for areas such as the living room or bedroom, lighting is best if certain locations are lit up rather than the entire room at once. Overhead lighting makes it difficult to relax at the end of the day, but if a specific area is more lit whenever required, then it allows for better relaxation and de-stressing towards the end of the day. Spot lighting works very well for those who require a brighter light to read a book or get some work done.

    Dim overhead lighting with spot lighting in living room. Image Credit: Interior Design 4

    Textures: Many textures bring a calmness to a space. For example, natural wood adds warmth and also signifies strength, but stone signifies health. Even the types of textures within a space subconsciously affect the thought process. If a room has countless rough textures and uneven surfaces, then it is a sign of independence. A key example is the hard flooring and stiff furniture that is visible in an office lobby. That whole ambiance automatically creates a tense atmosphere.

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    Colors: As mentioned in countless other blogs, colors definitely impact the mood. For more blogs on color, especially within the kitchen, check out our colors blog category. All colors have different meanings. Warmer colors such as red, orange, and yellow, are bright and vibrant and give off a lot of energy. They even increase appetite and creativity. Greens and blues and pastel pinks are more calming shades, making them optimum choices for more private or quieter space such as the bedroom. Then the neutral shades such as whites, greys, and browns add an elegance and communicate stability and comfort, which is why these shades are always used to balance out the brighter shades within a room!

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    In a home, all colors, textures, and lighting come together to create a cohesive unit. This cohesive makes an interior solution your home. Therefore, finalizing your home interiors, start at the first point: what makes you feel good and go from there!

  • 2 Reasons to BOOK NOW and Get Your Dream Home This Navratri!


    We are already at the end of August, and festival season is just around the corner! For us at ModSpace.in, the year has simply flown by, and we cannot believe that it is nearly the final quarter and the festivals are about to start. In light of the upcoming celebrations, we are running a special delivery scheme, where if you book and finalize an order with us before September 5th, then it will be delivered to your doorstep during Navratri.

    Have an Auspicious Navratri with New Modular Furniture: Navratri is one of the most auspicious times of the year. We are all involved in upgrading and cleaning our homes to embrace this wonderful time and gear up for the Diwali festivities. Give something special to your home this year with some brand new furniture. Once the order with its specifications is finalized before September 5th, then the following couple weeks go into productions and the order is then ready for delivery during Navratri!

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    Celebrate Diwali in your New Dream Home: With your furniture delivered and installed in Navratri, you will have something a little extra to celebrate during Diwali. Bring the Festival of Lights in your home and decorate the brand-new furniture through the entire festival season!!
    Finalize and book your order with us before September 5th, and get your dream home this Navratri! Call us at +91-7042335104 or contact us to book your showroom visit!

    We look forward to seeing you!!

  • How to Style the Open Shelves in the Kitchen


    As mentioned in a previous blog, open shelves are extremely beneficial in the kitchen. They are great for storing larger items, they make a kitchen appear more open and airy, and they are perfect to access everyday essentials. As a result,  there are a wide variety of types of items that can be stored, and yet be stylishly displayed at the same time. Below are some of the best uses of open shelving along with some style tips to have an aesthetically pleasing kitchen space.

     

    Everyday Essentials: For starters, open shelves are a great space to store everyday essentials, such as mugs, water glasses, plates, and bowls. They are kept within easy reach, and having them right there speeds up the morning and evening process. Having everyday essentials on the open shelves also avoids dust collection. The items are used frequently, and therefore will not sit on the shelves for long.

    • Style Tip: Ensure to have matching sets within a defined color palette, to display blocks of color on the open shelves. It creates a collected and layered look, yet is still useful at the same time.
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    Drinking Glasses: One of the more attractive storage ideas for the open shelves is the drinking glasses. Since they are used frequently, it will prevent dust from settling, and it will be within easy reach to just grab that always necessary glass of water.

    • Style Tip: Balance the clear glasses with some colored pieces to add some interest and patterns. Even clear glasses with colored coffee mugs and teacups will give some visual interest and use the space at the same time.
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    Storage Jars: Clear jars on open shelves are both practical and stylish. Jars on the shelves will free space in the cabinet and on the counter, and they are within easy reach. Storage jars are great for storing essential ingredients and everyday snacks.

    • Style Tip: Have the same jars with different food items in each to add some color, yet be visually synchronized as well.
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    Spices and Seasonings: Going along with the storage jars mentioned above, having spices and seasonings on a shelf is perfect for the home chef. With a display of an array or different ingredients, any user will be inspired to play with various ingredients and just grab whatever they please.

    • Style Tip: Spices and Seasonings in uniform containers will add sophistication to the space and showcase the variety and different types in a much better way. It will be a delectable view!
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    Display Collections: One of the most common uses of an open shelf is displaying collections or decorative pieces. It adds a fun twist to the kitchen and creates some interest. Displaying a collection or some decorative items is great for a top shelf, which is a little out of the way and not as easy to reach as the lower open shelves. Decorative items will still fill the shelf, use the space, and bring that unique element to the kitchen space.

    • Style Tip: Mix and match different pieces. In a collection display, play up with different heights and directions and have various types of items or even some books or frames. Different sized objects creates a very dynamic look. One can also add a mix with some diverse types of items, blending the practical items and the decorative ones. That way, the shelves can be still be used but can also have interesting pops of color and design elements.
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    Styling an open shelf is one of the most fun aspects of having them within the kitchen. The key with open shelves is to blend practical and beautiful at the same time. Whether it is daily-used items, drinking items, storage items or collections; open shelving are great for placing nearly everything. Try some of these ideas in your kitchen!

  • 3 Tips for Making the Ideal Multigenerational Home


    In India, most of our homes are multigenerational. Although there is a growing increase in the nuclear family, multigenerational homes are still a majority. Multigenerational homes come with a lot of advantages, where grandparents can be assisted by their adult children, and grandchildren can be babysat by the grandparents. However, in having a thriving multi-generational household, the overall home design should be the right layout, where all personalities and generations can harmoniously live together under one roof without getting in each others way. Below, are 3 tips in creating the ideal multi-generational home.

     

    Defining Communal vs. Private Areas: The first step is defining the private and public areas of the home. The private areas are the spaces where an member can get away from others for some solitude. In a multi-generational home, having the private areas are important to ensure everybody has their own space. Typically private areas are the bedrooms and bathrooms. However, rather than having all bedrooms next to each other, one generation's private space could be on one floor, while the others is on another floor, or one generation's private space could be on one end of the house, while the other's is on the other end of the house. Bedrooms should be seen as private retreats for any household member to retire and relax as and when they need to. The communal or public areas are the family gathers or comes together to share tasks. Areas such has the kitchen, dining room or living room are ideal for socializing and relaxation for every age group in the home.

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    Flexible Design: Flexibility in designing a home means that the all rooms should serve a secondary purpose if and when it is required to do so. For example, although a bedroom is a private space, it can have a small sitting area for a quick conversation within the home. Another example is the a home office can be used as a guest bedroom to accommodate any over night guests whenever required.

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    Final Finish: When it comes to the overall appearance of the home, it is best to go with a timeless and practical approach. Ensure that the materials chosen are high-quality and easy to maintain, yet still reflecting the family's taste within the home. In the public spaces, go for more classic designs, which are suitable to all tastes and preferences, while in the more private spaces, the generation or individuals can decorate their space according to their tastes and needs, to make the room their own.

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    If designed well, multi-generational homes make for great living spaces. With everybody under one room, it definitely adds to the family-like atmosphere within the home.

  • Interior Decorator vs. Interior Stylist vs. Interior Designer: What is the Difference?


    Interior decorator, interior stylist, and interior designer are all terms we use interchangeably in normal conversation. However, each designation comes with their own job roles and responsibility with some overlapping in between. While seeking professional help and putting your home together, ensure you choose the right service for the correct job. Below, the differences of a interior decorator versus an interior stylist versus an interior designer.

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    Interior Decorator: The interior decorator largely focuses on the aesthetics of a space, with special attention to how colors and fabrics can work together in making the space look nice and come together. Decorators also advise on furniture ideas and finish options within any given space. An interior decorator is the ideal solution for those who want to change up their home without disturbing the existing structure. In doing so, the decorators work closely with their fellow vendors to deliver exactly what the homeowner is looking for.

     

    Interior Stylist: An interior stylist is the more glamorous occupation out of the three. They are best known for showcasing their work in magazines and other visual media, and their primary job is to make a space look beautiful. Similar to the interior decorator, making a space look beautiful is done by adding and editing various bits without changing the structure. Stylists typically work on a freelance basis or they are seen working at home or furniture stores.

     

    Interior Designer: The interior designer is the most common profession for putting together Indian homes. Unlike the designer and the decorator, the interior designer goes through significant more training, and is more qualified to make a wider variety of home changes, including structural changes such as adding or removing walls. They can design a room from start to finish, working closely with an architect or builder to deliver the best solution for the home. At ModSpace.in we offer full interior solutions with our modular furniture. While choosing the modular furniture, you have the option of adding on the room interiors, courtesy of our interior design partners. Nevertheless, interior designers generally charge more than interior decorators or stylists because they have more to offer and more options to give.

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    Whether it is an interior decorator, interior stylist, or interior designer, all of them are professionals in upgrading a home space to make it look more aesthetically pleasing. While choosing the aesthetic professional for your home, ensure the interior professional is the right, qualified individual for the home.

  • Decorating a Home with Dark Wood Floors


    Dark wood is one of the most elegant and sophisticated interior solutions for a home. Whether it is an entire home of dark wood floors or selected rooms,  it brings richness and classic elegance to a space. However, it is paired with the incorrect furniture, then the space look like dark, heavy and uninviting. Check out some tips below on bringing out the beauty of dark wood.

     

    White Architectural Details: Balance out the dark wood by adding white everywhere: in the home architecture and as well as the furniture. White can be used to highlight a room door, floor and crown moldings, window trims, or simply the color of the wall. Against the dark wood, white automatically catches the eye and is visually pleasing to look at. White can also be added to the walls, to balance the warmth of the dark wood and neutralize the look and feel of the space. As colors, white and dark wood are very neutral. Therefore, any pop of color can also be added to the room to balance it out. More on that idea is given below.

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    Light Wood Furniture: Another way to balance out the dark wood is to add contrast with pale or light wood. Keep the floors dark and add pale wood furniture pieces to create a more cheerful space. It is very harmonious and still adds the same warmth of the hardwood without looking overbearing or stark. Light wood furniture can be added with white accents to create a more homely and inviting atmosphere.

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    Brighter Colors Plus White: Bright colors are always an instant contrast to dark wood. It adds immediate color and makes the room look much brighter. Bright hues can also be added with white. With an airy white tone and a warm, dark wood tone, color is a great way to add instant pops or color and accents in any room. With much brighter colors around the room, the eye line is drawn upward towards the colors and away from the floor. As a result, the dark flooring is barely noticeable, yet serves as a balancing neutral for the bright, bold tones in the room.

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    Dark floors in a home or a room may feel like an obstacle. However, they can balance out the room and allow for a creative space if decorated well. They add that extra beauty to a home that simply cannot be ignored. For the dark floors in your home, add some contrasts and pops for a bright and happy space!

  • Determining the Appropriate Placement of the Television


    These days a home without a television, or even a room without a television, is close to nonexistent. Nearly every home accommodates around one or builds a space designated for it. While choosing the entertainment unit or section for a room or space within the home, it is best to define the most appropriate placement of the television based on the size and shape of the overall space. Below, are some general guidelines to follow in defining the perfect space for your television screen.

     

    General Rule: The first rule to follow in designating a space for the television is to consider the viewing experience: including TV size and distance from the primary viewing location. The ideal location of the television is where the the center of the screen is at eye level for the viewer. Depending on the size of the television screen, the center point may vary. However, with the eye level being at the center, it is easy for the viewer to direct their eye line upward, downward, and sideways.

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    Focal Point: The next step in the entertainment area is choosing the focal point. For the most part, the television screen itself is the focal point and the center of the seating area. Therefore, ensure the there is enough seating and spacing around the screen to allow everybody to view it easily and comfortably.

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    Hiding It: The other option is to conceal the screen when it is not being used. To be able to do so, consider an entertainment unit with shutters in front of a sliding door to close when the television is not being used. The entertainment center should be easy to open and close for all members of the home.

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    Style vs. Function: Finally, after determining the general location of the television and whether or not the screen should be a focal point or it should be hidden, the next step is considering the trade-offs. In other words, style versus function. In some homes, the television is not as important, and the homeowners would prefer a very stylish entertainment center, while in other homes the television is a higher priority, and the entertainment unit should be minimalistic around it. Depending on the space and preferences, one can either have a space that is more design focused, more user friendly, or a happy medium. For example, in a design focused room the television can have a beautiful furniture setup around the screen, yet the living space is also suitable for entertaining and conversation.

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    Nevertheless, in the end it is entirely your home and your choice. The primary entertaining space can be as small or as large as you prefer, and it should be reflective of your space and preferences. The above points are simple guidelines to assist in the homebuilding process!

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