18 Storied Apartment Building, Made Of Wood in Canada

The world’s tallest wood building with 18 storeys and measuring about 174 feet in height has been constructed at the University of British Columbia in Canada, four months in before the scheduled date. The project is predicted to cost about USD 51.5 million.

The mass wood structure and facade has been completed for University of BC (UBC)’s Brock Commons student residence.The structure, showcasing the benefits of building with wood, was completed under 70 days after the prefabricated components were first delivered to the site. Construction will concentrate on interior elements, with completion expected at the beginning of May 2017 (or four months) faster when compared to a typical project. The building is expected to welcome more than 400 students in September the coming year.

Brock Commons is definitely the first mass concrete, steel and wood hybrid project taller than 14 storeys in the world. The building features a concrete podium and two concrete cores, with 17 storeys of cross-laminated-timber floors supported on glue-laminated wood columns.The cladding for the facade is made with 70 percent wood fibre.

“Wood is increasingly recognised as an important, safe and innovative building material choice,” said UBC President Santa J Ono.Wood is a versatile and sustainable building material that stores, instead of emits, carbon dioxide, the university said in a statement.The impact is a reduction of 2,432 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide compared to other construction materials, the equivalent of taking around 500 cars off the road for a year, the statement said, by using wood.

The property is targeting LEED Gold certification, a rating system that promotes environmental responsibility for building owners and operators. It will exceed required fire ratings and standard seismic safety requirements.

How to select an affordable property?

First thing in mind comes while going to buy a suitable property is, “how can I find it whether it is right or not?” This article is going to counsel your all “how” related queries.

Investment is now becoming a medium to earn supplementary wealth without doing much of hard work as your hard work will be done by your money itself. What you need to do is just in the offing till the prices trudge of your investment.

Investments on assets are always done to increase returns. Most people prefer gold silver and real estate. We concentrate on real estate only as it is safest, easiest plus no risk mode of investment.

Buying a plot of land has become a very complicated affair, especially when bearing in mind the obvious corruption surrounding the deals counting creating fake documents, insisting for half payment in cash and also issues of disputed land sales included.

Are you looking to buy residential plots in Ahmedabad?

Here is the list of best possible tips you can go through while buying a right property:

Take more time evaluating the amenities: 

Water and electricity are the basic facility that should be there. Don’t consider them as the facility although they are; but they are so basic that you may find everywhere. Look for value added services. Here value added features refers to the availability of day to day needs of a person which includes Road Transportation, railway station, Air port or any one of them. The distance of highways, Schools, hospitals, offices can create huge impact when you try to sell your property. If your property has Parks, Playground, Shopping mall, Vegetable and fruit market etc. in nearby location it acts as value added assets.

Talk to neighbours:     

To know the deep insight of the surroundings; you need to talk to people in neighbourhood. They are the people living in that area. They are much aware of the difficulties around. Make sure you have a healthy relation in your neighbourhood. Ask your queries from them too.

Prepare a list of queries:

Set your priorities before buying. A list of queries is must. Note down each and every thing that comes across your mind related to property. Ask the same when you go for site visit. Analyse it thoroughly or try to by heart all questions. Ask them one by one with a sensible pause. Look for satisfying answers; if not keep asking. 

Compare the facilities with price:

Generally plots and lands having more facilities will have more cost of buying. What you need to do is to go for maximum facilities in minimum price. This may take time as you may have to perform several site visits. But it is worth as you are getting good value for the money. This can also be a great mode of investments in the future.

Hope you may get the right property that you are looking for. Keep these points mentioned above in mind to attain help in making right decision.

2018 Women in Commercial Real Estate Tech: The Top 20 Female Leaders and Influencers

Women play a significant role in today’s commercial real estate tech industry. Under their leadership, guidance and mentorship, the commercial real estate tech sector has grown substantially within the past few years. The twenty individuals below are working fearlessly to transform and redefine the industry as we know it.

Susie Algard, Officespace.com

Algard is the CEO of Officespace.com, a marketplace connecting tenants searching for local office space with local brokers. She has a proven track record of success, driving Whitepages.com consumer business from $0 to over $50 million in revenue.

Lindsay Baker, Comfy

Lindsay is President at Comfy, leading relationship building and serving as chief brand evangelist. As an established leader in the green building community, she previously served as Sustainable Operations Consultant at Google. She did her PhD work in Building Science at UC Berkeley and was on the original team developing the LEED Rating System at USGBC.

Natalie Bruss, Fifth Wall

As a partner at Fifth Wall, Natalie oversees partnerships for LPs and portfolio companies, as well as marketing and brand strategy.  Previously, she was Vice President of Digital Strategy and Partnerships at ID, where she built and ran digital partnerships and strategy for consumer and entertainment brands, and talent.

Julia Davis, WeWork

As the Global Head of Real Estate Transactions and Analytics for WeWork, Davis has spent her career primarily in commercial real estate. Prior to WeWork, Davis spent time at JLL in a variety of leadership roles and also launched and led a tech startup in the San Francisco market. She’s a member of ULI, CoreNet, and NAIOP and on the Community Leadership Committee of Girls on the Run NYC.

Linda Day Harrison, theBrokerList

With over 25 years of professional commercial real estate experience, Harrison founded theBrokerList, a virtual commercial real estate network, to create streamlined operations for the industry. She is also a partner at Manager Labs and founder of OnSiteOffice.

Elizabeth Dukes,  iOffice

As EVP and CMO at iOffice, Dukes is responsible for building partnerships and business relationships, communicating company solutions, expanding the team and advising the CEO and senior leadership team on business issues. Elizabeth’s expertise has helped grow the company from their very first client to the more than 1,200 that they have today. Follow her on twitter at @ElizDukes.

Dana Dunford, Hemlane

Dunford is Co-Founder and CEO at Hemlane, an online solution to help better manage long-term rentals. Prior to founding Hemlane, Dunford worked at Nest, Apple and Symantec in various roles with finance, analytics and business development and over 10 years’ experience in the industry.

Beatrice Fischel-Bock, Hutch

Founding Hutch (then ZOOM Interiors) during her senior year at George Washington University, Fischel-Bock serves as CEO for the company. Hutch is an online and mobile platform that mixes 3D technology and online shopping to help you design and furnish your home recently recognized in Built In LA’s Top 50 Startups to Watch in 2018.

Jilliene Helman, Realty Mogul

Helmen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Realty Mogul, an online real estate capital marketplace. Before that, she was Vice President at Union Bank where she worked in Wealth Management, Finance, and Risk Management. She has been featured in The Huffington Post, Forbes, and Commercial Property Executive.

Olga Koroleva, Capital Brain

An avid mountaineer, between summiting the world’s peaks Koroleva is the CEO and Co-Founder of CapitalBrain by Monetarex, a sales intelligence platform. She has over ten years’ experience in the commercial real estate industry.

Marissa Limsiaco, Tenavox

Limsiaco is Co-Founder and President at Tenavox, a tenant-driven platform helping small businesses to make better lease decisions. Prior to Tenavox, Limsiaco was Chief of Staff at National Realty Club and Principal at Advon Capital.

Emily Line, NARRPR

Line is Vice President of Commercial Services at NARRPR and has over ten years’ experience in real estate. Formerly, she was Manager, Commercial Development and Outreach for NAR and sits on the Board of Advisors for CommissionTrac and Board of Directors for Special Days Camp.

Francesca Loftus, hOM

Loftus left TechMeetups to found wellness amenities provider hOM. The self-described taskjuggler teaches acrobatic yoga and trained for stage performance at venues across her native Canada and the U.S.

Poonam Mathis, Stealthforce

The CEO and founder of StealthForce.com, Mathis has over ten years’ experience in real estate investment, private equity, and development. She is the former Global Deputy to the Head of Asset management at Partners Group. Her work is featured in the New York Times, Inc. Magazine, Bisnow, and more. Poonam is a current CREW Network member.

Caren Maio, Nestio

As CEO and Co-Founder of leasing management and marketing solution Nestio, Maio has a diverse background working for top companies like Nike and the Wall Street Journal. She is an RE200 Mentor for MetaProp NYC and is a self-described power suit enthusiast.

Clelia Peters, MetaProp

With over 10 years’ experience in the industry, Peters is currently Co-Founder and Partner at MetaProp and President of Warburg Realty. Prior to this, she also founded Latticeworks, worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group and served as Program Manager for the International Rescue Committee.

Elizabeth Redmond, CoWorkr

Redmond is Co-Founder and President at CoWorkr, a software company that offers tools to optimize corporate real estate. In addition, this University of Michigan graduate also founded POWERleap and was a partner at Ecolect.

Joyce Reitman, Motionloft

Motionloft CEO, Joyce Reitman, created five companies before working on her current passion of delivering big data intel on movable objects like pedestrians and vehicles. She has served as a CEO and CFO and worked in numerous industries, including finance with AXA Advisors and J.P. Morgan.

Susannah Vila, ‏Flip

Vila is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flip, a flexible leasing marketplace helping tenants escape leases and find subletters. The Columbia Business Graduate assisted building The Engine Room, a IT service helping social change agents maximize their data and technology resources.

Diana Vrkic, Waypoint

Founder of Waypoint, Vrkic also serves as CEO. Waypoint is a software and analytics provider for commercial buildings changing the way commercial real estate decision-makers access and use information to improve the performance of their assets. Vrkic has over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

Courtesy by – Real Estate Tech News

Smart cities, the future of living in India

There is a great buzz in India, recently, on Smart cities. The government has embarked on ‘Smart Cities Mission’, one of the Prime Minister’s pet projects and has identified, in the first phase, a list of 98 current cities to be developed into smart cities.

Purpose

Economic growth and improving the quality of life of its citizens are the prime drivers of the mission. To achieve this, government plans to enable local area development by using Digital Technology and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Greenfield areas are to be developed in the periphery of the cities to provide accommodation to the anticipated growth of the population as a result of these developments.

Smart cities will use technology, gather and collate information and data by using smart solutions with the aim of improving the services and infrastructure. The information gathered will be in real time thereby providing quicker solutions to problems on hand. As a result the quality of life improves creating a feel-good factor in the individual. This would also lead to higher productivity, employment opportunities and income generation and consequently, inclusive growth.

How is ‘smart city’ different from a normal city?

A normal city is a defined area with boundary limits including both urban and suburban areas. Land area, population, civic facilities, administration with structured portfolios, well defined transport systems, medical and educational facilities and a faster pace of life, all define a city. It contrasts with a town or village in that the above stated facilities are less or nonexistent in them. It is also true that many a time towns grow into cities.

There seems to be no universal definition of what is a smart city. Many parameters define a smart city and these may not be applicable universally; it would vary from country to country and city to city. The level of development planned, resources required or available, a commitment to change and introduce reforms taking the aspirations of its citizens are all necessary requirements in a smart city. So a smart city is the normal city with much more.

Smart city provides the citizens high quality, cost effective service seamlessly and with a minimum use of the resources. The latest technology is used in providing these services. Digital Technology offers most services at the click of the mouse which otherwise involved a physical presence of the resident to receive many of the services such as banking, shopping, government services (payment of taxes, bills, accessing information etc). Smart cities are high on the social indices, employment opportunities and good and transparent governance.

Let us look at one of the 98 cities that have been identified by the government of India to be set up as Smart Cities – Ahmedabad. Each smart city is to receive a government grant of Rs. 100 crores over the next five years to start with. Consistent with the Smart city plan, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has been involved in two projects: Sabarmati River Front and Bhadra Fort Revitalisation. The first has transformed the Sabarmati river front, from a slum infested area due to decades of neglect and decay to being a place of leisure and recreation. The reclamation of a 10.5 km stretch with clean waterways has become not only a centre of tourist importance but also an avenue for commercial activities. One of the largest slum clearance projects of the city had to be carried out for this transformation.

The second is the Bhadra Fort Revitalisation project which has helped clear the area of squatters from the Bhadra Fort to the Teen Darwaja area and organized the hitherto disorderly and chaotic hawker trade to a well-regulated and orderly one, preserving its architectural and cultural edifices. Much more needs to be done in other parts of the city to be in sync with the Smart Cities Mission.

How will a smart city impact the real estate?

It is common knowledge that when a geographical area gets a holistic development, trade and commerce gets favourably impacted. People naturally move in to settle down and this boosts the real estate market. All commercial activity is people driven and therefore it pushes real estate demand. Realtors in Ahmedabad are therefore happy. Civic authorities will also be happy for they can provide transparent governance which leads to less dissatisfaction among residents. Residents are happy when they are provided a better standard of living with all amenities and services being available to them. It is a win-win situation for all. Ergo smart city!

Courtesy by – Stanley Varghese for IndiaProperty.com

Few Tips to Buy 2 BHK Luxury Apartments in Ahmedabad

Being Ahmedabad and its nearby area as one of the most preferred locations for residents. Thus, many of you must be looking for 2 BHK luxury apartments in Ahmedabad, so have you come well prepared for buying property. If not, then at least for time being you could consider these points while buying 2 BHK apartments in Ahmedabad:

Research Locations

Truly people a home in an agreeable area is an essential thing. Well, agreeable area essentially implies that it ought to be at any rate near a school, a healing center, transport stops and a general store. In this day and age, not every person can bear the cost of a decent extensive house inside city restraints. Thus, one has no choice, however, to purchase homes in the edges. In such circumstances, 2 BHK apartment in Ahmedabad could turn to be the absolute matter of interest. The other thing to remember is the future advancement of the place. This would guarantee a decent resale estimation of your property on the off chance that you consider auctioning it off later.

Plan your Finances

Maybe it’s a little prosiest, however, arranging your accounts previously putting resources into a house will constantly top the rundown. With most youthful experts anticipating new homes it may be conceivable that an arrangement for appropriate accounts won’t be done well. Numerous a period people have training advances or auto credits and without clearing them one goes in for a home advance and it’s at that point, that it gets troublesome and squeezing for them to pay off the obligations. Henceforth, before taking a home advance which continues for the most piece of one’s life one must make certain of a consistent wellspring of salary and that too a decent sum.

Documentation and Allotment Letter

Ultimately, documentation is much critical as these papers would be important all through be it for advances or to sort any issues related to your home that may manifest later. So, keep all papers set up and ensure it is marked by concerned individuals. Ensure it’s finished by a skilled and put stock in the attorney. At that point, there’s the distribution letter.

Manufacturer Credibility

There have been such huge numbers of occurrences all finished where we have seen tall structures falling like a pack of cards on the grounds that the developer utilized despicable issue while building the house. To guarantee your and your family’s security inquiries about well about the manufacturer and an ideal approach to will be to search for past tasks of the developer. It is likewise prudent to go and address individuals living in those condos and see if they had any issue like untimely breaks and so on in the building.

Noise resistant winodws for Apartments or Villas

Windows and doors have gone above the realm and serve purposes than they were originally designed for. Previously windows were designed for the purposes such as ventilation, letting in sunlight and keeping the intruders at bay, but with the advancements in the uPVC technology windows now have a varied range of advantages. These uPVC windows are lead-free, durable, high-wind resistant, waterproof, soundproof and burglar proof as well.

Soundproof windows are one advantage which is universally appreciated. So let find out the features Venster uPVC windows have, to provide us with the best insulation:

  1. Noise Resistant: Our windows are designed with special noise-resistant properties which reduce the noise up to 30-40 dB. This double -seal system allows acoustic control requirements in your home and keeps the noise outside. These small steps help the residents of the house keep their blood pressure and stress levels in control. Noise resistant windows are also known to be helpful during storms, high wind loads and torrential rains, as they keep the noise outside and do not let the water come in as well.
  2. Varied glass thickness: Our uPVC windows can be fitted with varied thickness of glass windows such as double-glazed or laminated ones. These glasses not only keep the house airtight but they also can reduce the unwanted noise and sound manifolds.
  3. Multi-chambered: Venster provides the most multi-chambered uPVC windows which are welded jointly to improve the overall sealing in your homes. These are an added benefit to the already soundproof uPVC windows that Venster designs.
  4. Use of Silicone sealants: Our uPVC windows are installed very cautiously. In order to avoid unwanted gaps in the window frames and wall, there is the use of silicone sealants and gaskets in the installation process. This keeps the whole area completely sealed and does not allow any noise or dirt to enter the house.
  5. Multi-point locking system: Our soundproof uPVC windows come with an additional feature of multi-point locking, they do not just improve the overall sealing but also enhance the sound and thermal insulation in homes. It will help you sleep peacefully in your home without the fear of being robbed or hearing loud noises.

How to choose a location while buying an Apartments in Ahmedabad?

While one researches before buying any type of property be it residential or commercial, the importance of a strategic location becomes very clear. And shortlisting the properties which are at convenient locations and offer best returns are something one should prefer investing in. If we talk specifically about one of the most developing cities of the nation that is Ahmedabad, then be it a residential apartments in Ahmedabador a residential plots in Ahmedabad, the location if chosen wisely can prove helpful in many ways.

Here’s a mention of some of the points which are likely to help the investors arrive at options with locations which are not only strategic but also suitable and fruitful:

  • Choose location according to your investment plans:

If the investment is for a shorter duration, it is recommended to buy a property which is located in an area which is either developed or in its development phase. The investment goal may vary from 2 to 4 years and so does the choice of the property. If the investor plans for a long-term investment, then there is no harm in going for a project which is located even at an under-developed location as such locations tend to develop at a faster pace in near future. And opting for these locations is an affordable option in Ahmedabad.

  • Choose location according to the family members:

Those who live in a joint family and are planning to buy a property for their own use are advised to look for a location which can cater to everyone’s need, be it old parents, young children, or even the working class family members. Those who live with children aged below ten years can prefer a location which is near a renowned school in Ahmedabad, amusement parks, or even lush green parks. If your family consists of old parents or some patients, going for an option which is near a hospital, pharmacy shops, temples, etc. is a good choice.

How is Ahmedabad market growing in the Real Estate Space now?

Ahmedabad real estate market has been witnessing slow sales growth for quite some time. The real estate sales volume that has been falling since the last four years is unlikely to see growth immediately. The current real estate trends are rigid as the market dynamics are changing fast.  Post demonetization, the homebuyers have become even more cautious while investing in the Ahmedabad’s real estate market.

Revival of Market Sentiment

Although the real estate sales in Ahmedabad had picked up in the first half of 2016 because of improvement in business sentiment and the revival in the manufacturing sector, however, there has been no clarity on the stability of the market. The homebuyers and investors are maintaining a wait and watch approach currently. Moreover, the property prices have been stagnant in the city for a long time. Real estate in Ahmedabad did not witness major price appreciation as well. Further, the sluggishness is also reflected in the property registration, as there has been 63 per cent fall in Ahmedabad property market.

However, the micro market sales have witnessed considerable changes in the first half of the year 2016 after a consistent slowdown. The share of sales in East and North Ahmedabad have increased marginally, and the share of the rest of the micro-markets have reduced slightly. The areas such as Gota, New Ranip, Tragad, Chandkheda, Motera, Naroda, Vastral, Nikol, Kathwada Road, and Odha including others have witnessed potential sales in the residential property. In fact, the homebuyers prefer the North and East zones because the property prices are affordable and are in great demand among mid-segment homebuyers. The maximum number of new launches are taking place here. The social infrastructure is quite robust and convenient in the northern part. However, the eastern zone is a reasonably priced destination comparable to North Ahmedabad. The property prices in the northern zone are within Rs 2,200-3,700 per sqft and the eastern zone is between Rs 1,800-2,500 per sq ft.

Central Ahmedabad’s share has been holding steady over the last 12 months due to better connectivity and office spaces.  It has attracted homebuyers substantially despite high prices. The property price in the central region is between Rs 5,500-7,500 per sq ft. The locations such as Ambawadi, Navrangpura, Shahibaug and Nehru Nagar are few places preferred by high net worth individuals due to well-developed social infrastructure and commercial spaces. Many foreign investors have held their decision due to stagnant market price and lack of price deceleration.  These investors may start investing in Ahmedabad’s real estate market, as there is an expectation that the property prices in the secondary market will fall down over the next one year due to demonetisation. If prices fall, it will be beneficial for the premium and luxury segment. Therefore, it will be best for NRIs to invest in Central Zone in Ahmedabad.

Like Central zone, the western zone also has easy access to the major retail centres and has a good social infrastructure. The areas such as S. G. Highway, Ambll, Bodakdev, Jodhpur, Prahlad Nagar, Satellite, Bopal, Thaltej, and Science City Road have good connectivity. The price range is the west Ahmedabad is within Rs 5,000-7,000 per sq ft. There are many premium properties available in the region. Along the Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, there are many industries and commercial spaces located that are attracting the homebuyers and investors. The High Court of Gujarat is also located here. Many colleges, schools and universities are located here. The Highway also connects to the other parts of the city with ease. Public transportation is good in Ahmedabad as buses run by the Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Services (AMTS) cover almost all areas and the charges are nominal.

However, South Ahmedabad is facing great challenges due to poor connectivity to the city centre and lack of social infrastructure. The builders are developing new projects in areas such as Vinzol, Hathijan, Vatva and Narol. In fact, the southern zone has high unsold inventory available.  South Ahmedabad may take almost a decade to develop substantially.

Technology: A Game Changer For Indian Real Estate Market

The world is changing real fast due to technology, impact of which can be seen in every aspect of our life: be it at home, our work or shopping habits. The digital revolution has made lives more dependent on technology. There has been tremendous growth of social media, e-marketing, web communication, advanced software, mobile apps, and sophisticated IT systems. The impact of these advancements can also be seen on real estate market. The technological advancement has brought monumental changes in the Indian residential real estate market. From real estate startups to property portals and developers, all are investing heavily in advanced technology to ensure seamless customer experience.

Right from designing to the construction, marketing and sale of the residential and commercial projects, the impact of technology can be seen everywhere. People now take help of real estate apps to search and buy property in India. Technology in realty sector has helped people find more economical and reliable ways to gather information. Some other impacts of technology on Indian real estate market include:

Virtual realty videos: With the reducing global boundaries, there is more demand for residential property in India by NRIs. As these investors are not able to visit the sites physically, many developers in India are providing them real like experience through virtual realty videos of the flats. Some other examples of technologies used by the builders to give an overview of the upcoming project without even making a sample flat are 360 degree, Live-in-Tours, Retina, and Advanced Machine Learning.

Analysis, graphs and charts: Gone are the days when home buyers were dependent on the brokers or builders to get an overview of the location and project. Property apps now provide them thoroughly analyzed and carefully designed graphs, comparison charts and other insights with just a few clicks. Cloud computing and data-driven statistical analytics are playing a vital role in making these charts interactive for home buyers.

Virtual sale: With every person having a smartphone in his/her hand, now property sale is not limited to just the physical world. Realty investors now don’t hesitate in making transaction in the virtual world. Buyers explore various options virtually to short-list the properties. Builders are also taking help of real estate websites to reach out to the potential buyers with property details. Some brokers and developers are going a step further with customized and easy-to-use mobile applications for property search.

Easy and quick property selection: More than builders, the real estate buyers and investors in India are getting benefited from the technological advancements. They now have an efficient flow of information at their fingertips. Based on their preference of location, price, amenities, design and area, they can choose a suitable project from thousands of residential projects listed on the real estate websites. This has also helped home buyers save their money, unnecessarily paid to the brokers.

Due-diligence: Easy and quick access to the up-to-date information, latest news, and important laws help investors and end-users make an informed decision. They now don’t rely on the information provided by the builders or brokers.

Since most of the real estate investors now use mobile phones to search right commercial and residential projects in India, it is the best time for the brokers, agents, and builders to leverage technology and gain maximum exposure. Further, the brokers need to keep a close eye on the emerging technologies and grab the opportunity at the right time to generate more revenue. The builder-broker community needs to realize that the investors are fast-adopting technology and they need to make up to this challenge in order to survive.

Do I Need an Interior Designer?

I have zeroed in on aesthetics – wall colors, ceiling designs, window treatments, and pillow patterns but, still I am not getting the feeling of wow? I am too busy with my family and job, and I really don’t have time to think about designing the interior of my home? I have clarity about my home and how it should look but, it seems too strenuous to look into minutest details and I might miss the elegance? I am very good at decorating things and I receive numerous compliments for the same, but the designing part has overwhelmed me? If you answered yes to these questions, then maybe you need an Interior Designer. Interior designer is a professional, who goes beyond cosmetic concerns to ensure that space feels harmonious from every angle – be it the floor plan, wall décor or color scheme. With the easy access and availability of the information on interior designs online, it is quite probable that you might have envisioned of certain designs for your home but, an interior designer can help you bring it to life while making sure it satisfies all the nitty-gritty of the entire gamut of interior designing, such as, space planning. An interior designer will not only provide the artistic solutions that you might never have imagined but, will also put his / her attention to the tiniest details that will transform your space into a heavenly abode. So, let’s see when you should consider hiring an interior designer for your home. You definitely need an Interior Designer if you can relate to these quotes encircling your mind.

“I want something more than the usual Fabric and Colors! Something classier”

While fabrics, furniture and color may play a very large role in interior design, there are a plethora of mundane tasks that are required of interior designers. An interior designer will provide expertise in design, ergonomics, spatial concepts, ethics, etc.

“I want a Home that reflects my personality, it should say who I am”

A home is an identity of the people living there and it reflects who they are. The professional interior designers will not work on cookie-cutter approach, but they will listen to you, assess your needs and then create an original design that fits your space perfectly.

“I want to make the best use of the space we have here, any ideas?”

An expert designer understands the design limitations well and gets himself / herself familiarized with the size and scale of the space available. He / She keeps the surrounding environment in mind and responds to it accordingly. Whether you are in a ‘Multi-Storied Apartment’ or having an ‘Independent Villa’, the designer will take a cue from the surrounding and chose the best, based on the context of your space.

“Don’t you think this will look good in the hall? I think it would be perfect!”

Aren’t we good at observations? Of course we are. And this is what we do most of the time when we go shopping for our home. We mentally measure the size of the rooms and available space. And because of this, many a times we buy either the oversized furniture or the undersized objects. It is a fact that furniture will look smaller in a display area with high ceilings and large carpet area than it will look in your drawing or living room. An interior designer will not assume, but actually measure your space before making a list for your shopping. He / She will also ensure to measure the doorways, stairs and elevator openings leading to your home and hand over those measurements when you shop. No one likes to return the furniture because it’s difficult to transmit through the lift or through the staircase.

“I am not sure if it’s going to be comfy, but let’s buy it and see!”

Isn’t it quite common that whenever we visit a mall or a showroom, we usually get fancied by a beautiful piece of furniture or an artifact available at an attractive price, and we end up buying it only to find out later that it’s painfully uncomfortable or pretty much useless? In interior designing, comfort is the key. There is no point in making a home look like a museum. It’s quite tempting to use every piece of decorative item you purchased or got as a gift from your loved ones but, a professional will let you embrace only the necessary and sufficient part of it. The first word that should come to your mind when you think of home should be “cozy.”

After reading some of the points above, you can quickly decide if you really need an interior designer or not. Surely enough, there are many other factors like fee, availability, etc. which can influence your decision to hire an interior designer. But all these could very well be negotiated given the information is available online.