Who doesn’t like a clean, dust-free home?
Dust floating around in our vicinity can be a potential health hazard with allergies and asthmatic symptoms that can
make breathing difficult and can cause several respiratory diseases. While outdoor pollution is a grave concern,
research has proved that indoor air quality is also important for good health.
Listed below are 9 smart ways to get rid of dust, giving you a moment to breathe.
Keep your floor spotless
Cleaning your floor on a regular basis can keep dust levels low. For effective cleanup, vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters can be used. Dust mites on the floor can be instantly tackled by mopping it clean daily. One should ensure the crevices between the floor tiles is also maintained well.
Tiny dust particles, mold, dust mites and dander can be kept under control by regularly mopping the floor. Microfiber cloth removes dust effectively and can be used dry or wet on dusty surfaces.
No to at home smoking
Smoking indoors is never a good idea, especially with others around, this can contribute to passive smoking. A house
contaminated with smoke can be a health hazard. Smoking on the balcony or terrace is a better option.
Homemade air fresheners
Indoor air quality can be improved naturally by using homemade air fresheners and simmer pots. Infusing your home with essential oils can be more natural in comparison to the fragrances available in the market. While the ready to use sprays give your home a clean and fresh feel, they have harmful chemicals which can be detrimental to health.
Houseplants – a breath of fresh air
Indoor plants can be both decorative and can significantly improve the quality of the air you breathe. Peace lily, English ivy, rubber and bamboo plants are known to remove toxic agents and harmful gases present in your home. Houseplants are easy to grow and have air cleaning abilities.
Maintain your appliance
Electric appliances generate harmful gas, if not serviced regularly. Planned maintenance for safe and efficient usage is important. While periodic maintenance ensures your appliance does not emit gas detrimental to health, it also extends its life.
A dust free home is impossible to achieve. Regular cleaning can definitely keep the dust levels down. However, a deep cleansing process is essential to ensure you are free from dust allergens. Bedding, furnishing and tall furniture pieces often get overlooked. These can be cleaned up effectively with a damp microfiber cloth.
Choose paints carefully
Paints used for walls are associated with respiratory illnesses due to the volatile organic compounds in them. .The VOC paints contain toxic chemicals which can be a health hazard. Thus, it is important to pick good quality paints for your interiors.
Keep windows open
The dust level in the house minimises when you keep the windows open in the day. Asthma, allergies and respiratory
problems arise with increasing indoor dust in both children and adults. Eliminating dust can prevent dust allergy
reactions. Sunlight and ventilation go hand in hand in keeping dust levels low. Healthy air means a healthy, happy
Using an air purifier with HEPA filters ensures removal of dust particles even before they can get the chance to settle
down and accumulate. Research has proved that the filters are effective in reducing indoor dust which can trigger long-term allergies. So invest in one and keep your home dust-free.
March 6, 2018 by Thachcher
Your kitchen can be a perfect place to express your creativity. A meal seasoned with love and a kitchen seasoned with art, adds oodles of warmth to your home. You can turn your house into a home by incorporating art into our living space. You can create pleasing displays with appropriate frames and make a statement within your home.
Eye catchy sideboard with art
A sideboard is usually a stylish component in a kitchen to store extra crockery, dinnerware and linen. The space above the sideboard or chest of drawers is a great place to hang your favorite piece of art. You can perk up your kitchen with a bold and colorful figurative piece or an array of smaller collage-like pieces which is sure to draw the eyes upwards.
Spice up the kitchen entrance with art
A clever way to set the mood where meals are prepared is to create a space for displaying art with a food theme or with family photo frames on the wall at the entrance of your kitchen. We feel the overall look and feel in your kitchen space can be transformed with a few inspirational art pieces where memories can be created.
Arty feel with every meal at the breakfast bar
An island counter or a breakfast bar is an ideal setting for an informal gathering. Wall art above your breakfast bar can be visually appealing and a great start for a conversation. You can choose a collage of small art pieces or a stylish portrait. You can create a space filled with warmth and wonder at mealtimes. There are genuine and affordable art pieces we can help you pick.
A captivating piece of art above the sink
Why not create an airy, modern feel in your kitchen. The most often overlooked space is, above the sink area. You can spruce up the sink area with elegant artwork and potted plants to keep it fresh and fun. You can pick art pieces that go with the theme of the space. You only need to ensure splashes of water do not spoil the art.
Liven up the open shelves for an old-time charm.
Open shelves in a kitchen can give you ample room for decor. While crockery and glassware are ideal for open shelves, you can consider adding a splash of colour for a visual contrast with elegant art pieces. You can have quirky collection on display with your favorite antiques, recipe book collection or even exotic gourmet tins and embossed canisters.
Framed artwork using spoons and cups, displayed in the upper cabinets or on a ledge, can dress up your space. You can transform a simple kitchen into a statement room with ceramics, knickknacks and collectibles.
February 2, 2018 by Thachcher
A secret to effortless cooking lies in the arrangement of essentials in your kitchen. Keep your pots and pans, spoons and tools and other kitchen supplies at arm’s reach for utmost convenience.
We have put down a few stylish ways of organizing your kitchen:
Pretty pegboard storage
Create a pegboard in your kitchen to organize your cookware, cutlery and kitchen accessories. A pegboard can be aluminum or steel and is space efficient, organizing tool. Kitchen pegboards are practical for small spaces. Owing to its versatility, pegboards are clever concepts to hang cookware of all sizes and shapes.
Hang it up
Spoons, spatulas and everyday tools used in the kitchen can be hung on a stainless steel ledge above the cooking range. When you are stirring the pot, you can pick the required one with ease from the wide array, if kept within reach. Not only is this a space-saving option but also pretty easy to put in place.
You can add a bit of order to your kitchen by organizing your cutlery in a tray. Arranging the spoons, forks and knives in the respective slot can make it easier for you to locate it when you need. You don’t have to scramble to find the right one, each time. With the compartments in place, the contents are visible and easily accessible.
You can design your kitchen pull outs to maximize your storage space. From below the cabinet pullouts and shelves to under the sink pullouts and corner caddy’s, you can get instant pull out access to your cookware. You can hang your pots and pans inside, or organise your spices and canisters as well.
You can do a great deal with the unique and stylish wicker baskets. These woven bins come in various sizes and shapes and are ideal for storing vegetables. The pullout model with wicker baskets makes it convenient as onions and potatoes can be stored in, for a number of days. You can consider having a built-in cutting board as well, with knives for quick slicing and dicing or you could attach the chopping board on top of the drawer which when opened, slides out neatly.
You can display your kitchen knives on a wooden stand or a magnetic strip for safe storage. This not only gives you easy access to the knives while chopping but also frees the space in your cutlery tray. A knife stand ensures safety especially when children are around. You can design a wooden knife block or buy a pre-slotted one.
A functional modular kitchen should have all elements in the right place. Appropriate organising and storing can make prepping, cooking and cleaning easier.
January 29, 2018 by Thachcher
They say that the’ kitchen is the heart of a home’ and we often see that there is a magnetic attraction to space where food is prepared with so much warmth and love.
Our timeless kitchen island designs with interesting and elegant countertops you will surely love. Pick your dream kitchen island design with more counter space, storage and style.
Kitchen island design #1: Chocolate brown
Brown or mosaic tiled backsplash with white cabinets create a classy look. A single straight counter adds more space to your kitchen. With a statement island in the corner, your kitchen can be a welcoming and cheery space for preparing a meal or for a romantic dinner.
Kitchen island design #2 – Classic oak
The Classic L shaped oak and white kitchen can never go wrong and is the most popular layout which spells versatility and flexibility in cooking and entertaining. The light shades create a dramatic impact of elegance with the eye catchy island counter in the center which can be used as a work station for food preparation and storage. With an island so aptly positioned in the center, some even prefer having a cooktop on it.
Kitchen Island design #3 – Monochromatic magic
The contemporary black and white island kitchen is a striking aesthetic décor with the overall look and feel which creates a sense of style and drama. The long, rectangular island is a clever arrangement for optimal storage, seating and functionality. It can create a dining table feel for a family-friendly meal and can also be used for extensive storage, washing and chopping.
Kitchen Island design # 4 –Warm undertones
Warm hues are perfect for transforming your kitchen into a cozy haven. The spacious square island here, houses the hob on it and is placed in the center of the room for uniform accessibility from all sides. This brings the spotlight on the island as the cooking area is in the center and the counters around it allow for more working room. Storage of frequently used utensils can be innovatively planned below the hob.
Kitchen Island design # 5 – Functionality at its best
A modular kitchen with a sleek cooking space can be custom made to create elegance and functionality. The multipurpose island placed in the center is ideal for food prep, cooking, and casual meals and around the table socialising. With accent light hanging in the center, the island can be your favourite spot to dine in.
Kitchen Island design #6 –Contemporary chic
A contemporary kitchen with the perfect colour palate can be a stylish interior design. The island positioned off to the side should host plenty of seating for an informal dining or a family gathering. As the island counter does not come in the way, this can give you a break between your kitchen chores while you step away from the main kitchen.
January 24, 2018 by Thachcher
Do you feel your rooms are space challenged? Pick the timeless whites to make your room wider and brighter.
The versatility of white in terms of shades and textures can make any space look bigger. All white walls can also make interesting and striking interiors. White adds depth and gives an airy feel to the room. Ceilings painted in white feel high with more dimension and doesn’t feel like the room is closing in on you.
Mirror mirror on the wall creates an illusion for us all
You can express your creativity with decorative or embellished mirrors in a room which are powerful interior accents. Mirrors reflect hues and can create an illusion of a larger space and enhanced ceilings. Also, as mirrors have reflective properties which can be an additional source of light which adds to the bright and sparkling effect.
Art for your walls
A framed art pleasing to the eye can maximise the space of a room. The illusion of a larger room can be created with an interesting pop of colour on the wall. Multiple photographs of various sizes can also be hanged keeping in mind the visual balance.
Declutter and downsize to create space
Minimise clutter and arrange things in order if you want your small space to look large. Furniture arrangement also makes rooms look big and airy. Organised storage also helps in maximising the space in rooms and giving it a spacious look.
Open style, leggy furniture
If you have limited space in your rooms, you can use leggy, open furniture. The visual space that the leggy look takes up is much lesser as light can easily pass through making the rooms look airy and open.
Hang them high
You can add depth and dimension to a small room by not using curtains. This also ensures you get ample natural light from outside with a view that can be appealing to the eye. Curtain rods that are fixed higher that the windows can create a high ceiling look. By lifting the rod, you will have to lift your eyes to get a perfect view of the curtains, thereby making your ceilings look higher and your space bigger.
Draw the eye upwards with vertical stripes
Vertical wallpapers like stripes, elongated mirrors, wall panels and wall art in a room can make your walls look longer and can eventually add more depth into your space. Floor to ceiling textural walls can also give you the illusion of a large space.
December 11, 2017 by Thachcher
Revamp your bed headboards to an arty deco style.
Upholstered wooden headboards with modern cut out motifs or carved headboards in a variety of shapes and colours can be an incredible focus piece in your bedroom. While padded headboards with a tufted buttoned look brings in a cozy elegance, the delicately designed wooden textured finish blends elements of luxury and style. You can shop the look and transform your bed into a beautiful piece of furniture which reflects your personality and style.
Add splashes of patterned designs around your bed to get the feel of spring.
Floral patterned wallpapers can be an eye catchy element in your bedroom. Soft and delicate florals in red, pink and peach can transform bare walls into a modern floral styled wall design. When paired up with floral drapes and bedspreads, you can change the ambience of the bedroom to a refreshing fantasy garden. Truly, bright-hued floral walls can throw in a glam effect.
Dress your walls with display board trends.
You can pick your favourite fabric to design a jewellery display board that can be hung in your bedroom space. Whether you place it close to a dresser or choose a cozy corner to display your ornaments, a jewellery board is a unique way to style up your room and bring in an artsy feel. It is both easy to create and an inexpensive wall decor. You can use glitzy hooks to hang your bracelets and neck pieces on patterned wallpaper and add a zing to your bedroom
Find your storage solution with designer peg rails.
A peg rail serves as a versatile organising tool to hang your utilities as well as contributes to the aesthetics of your space. You can display your favourite pieces of decor on a peg rail that can be fixed on the wall behind the bed at eye level height. You can hang mirrors, chalkboards, photos, laundry bags, towels and the like. You can customise your pegboards and hang potted plants too for a green look.
Create your own style with a pop of colour and glam up your space.
You can use beautifully designed gift wrapping papers and transform it into an elegant wall art or picture frame. Floral or holiday gift wraps can be elegant art pieces for a bedroom. These budget-friendly accents are great DIY projects that can spruce up your space. So if you chance upon striking gift wrappings, make sure you collect it for a stunning piece of wall art.
Decorate like never before.
Artistic vinyl decals in the form of word art can be used to brighten up the walls. You can even hand paint or use magnetic letters to form your very own creative word art. For a subtle style statement, consider paintings with wordings on it. You can get creative with your kind of word art that reflects word power, such as, an embroidered look with wordings on it. Over the bed, humorous quotes or poems can truly be inspiring and welcoming.
December 5, 2017 by Thachcher
Take a look at our interiors for a special project in an Apartment in Chennai, where the clients had a specific plan in mind and Thachcher conceived and executed the designs.
Fun ways to save space
Our trendy bunk bed collection boasts of superior craftsmanship, innovative designs and optimal storage options. Transform your space in exciting tones with a punch of character. Bright wall art and imaginative artwork can be ways to create a look that children will certainly love. You dream it, we design it.
Kids room – Share, play, imagine, laugh —- Playtime is fun time
Feature wall – For a beautiful textured look
A feature wall in a kid’s bedroom is usually the highlight. Wallpaper patterns and inspiring schemes with a modern twist can breathe life into an otherwise dull room. We are designing new and interesting finds to make your kids room an incredible space. Thematic décor such as animated characters, Disney, jungle and fairy tale themes are a few favourites from the world of tiny tots. Imagination and creativity paired with ergonomics make it a perfect space for fun times.
Colour schemes and fun themes
Shades of blue and green, yellow and greys, orange and black as well as pink and purples compliment a kid’s room. Ecofriendly, bright rooms which are safe hang outs for kids is the look of the year. Choose a Kids world theme for their room that goes with their personality .
Storage struggles sorted
Bunkbeds with built in storage in the form of shelves and cupboards come in a variety of styles. A study unit can be an additional feature to the bed. Metal framed and wooden bunkbeds are the most commonly used in kids rooms. Talk about the material used and the colours available. Our bunkbeds are sturdy and can be customised to cater to your taste. You can go with a laminated white or a coloured finish and pick contrasting shades for your drapes, rugs and wall accents.
November 25, 2017 by Thachcher
Perk up your home in versatile colour schemes with dramatic contrasts.
The 2017 colours for interiors do not limit you to the subtle neutral shades. You can explore a wide variety of colours and styles that can be appealing to the eye. The lighter and the darker hues in blue, coral, yellow and browns are sure to look the best on walls and the contrasting accents can add to the existing charm. For a soft, rosy makeover, you can try rose quartz which can look effortlessly sophisticated and classy. The fun and funky pinkish-orange is also bang on trend, for 2017.
A new take on interiors for the design enthusiasts.
Patterns in interiors are trending in 2017. You can spruce up your space with a perfect blend of patterns and solid colours. When tastefully paired, it can create depth and character to your elegant interiors. The patterns should coordinate and compliment the overall look. You can intersperse tactile elements in your décor like embroidery and crochet for a unique look.
Transform your home into an eco-friendly paradise with green hues that spell tranquility.
The go green concept of interior décor is timeless and appeals to all design lovers. Modern space is sure to brighten up with indoor potted plants and vertical gardens which infuse harmony and life into your ambience. While greenery relaxes, boosts mood and increases the quality of air, it also enhances the beauty of your space.
Beautify your interiors with refreshing style and sophistication.
Raw materials and natural textures like antique bricks or salvaged wood, stone or a rustic look can give an exciting twist to modern interiors. These timeless and elegant textures can be used as a contrasting element in interior décor. Natural and cultured stones and timber logs can transform a simple wall into a truly spectacular interior design.
3D technology is transforming the world of interiors designing.
Interior decorating and space planning can be easily designed with the latest 3D technology. You can customise furniture, décor accessories, floor layouts and light fixtures using the interactive interior design. You can add visual interest to your interiors by bringing your ideas to life. With the help of technology, you can create designs which are one in a million.
November 8, 2017 by Thachcher
Your interior colours influence your thoughts and emotions
While the bright and bold colours were popular in the past year, sophisticated bold colours and earthy tones are likely to trend upward in 2017. You can incorporate earthy and jewel tones for a look that is eye catchy and inspiring. Bold colours blend well with the timeless metallic hues such as gold, silver and copper accents that can add a sparkle to your walls.
Make a personal statement with upholstered headboards.
Refurbished headboards are a unique architectural innovation. A simple bedroom can be transformed into a luxurious space. Creative headboards can surpass time and trends as they add a modern touch to your existing decor. Headboards can be painted, engraved, patterned or accessorised for a vintage look. Beautifully styled headboards with punchy colours and prints can also infuse a touch of elegance and style.
From hoarders to repurposers – recreate your home.
Repurpose your old furniture by giving it a whole new look. From windows and doors to furniture makeovers, you can repurpose anything you want. You can bring in together many elements and styles for a contemporary and a vintage look. Repurposing can add mind-blowing character to your living space. Furniture and fixtures that you plan to give away as junk can be remodelled to add to the charm of the home. Wood, in particular, can be refurbished to give a brand new life and look.
Save space with multifunctional rooms
Multifunctional rooms in modern homes are common especially when you are lacking in living space. The traditional homes have separate rooms and doors. Today, rooms extend into one another, a trend that is taking over the world of interiors by giving it depth, adding space and versatility. A dining area can be incorporated into a compact kitchen, thereby, making it efficient and functional. The open plan kitchen design is popular, connecting the space with the rest of the living area.
Maximise natural light and minimise energy consumption.
Existing windows which deteriorate over a period of time can be replaced with newer ones, keeping in mind various factors that can increase the value of the property both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. Loose and drab, weather-beaten windows can be replaced for a contemporary look and to maximise natural light entering the living space year around. This can lower your energy consumption. Also, lighter window frames and glossy paints reflect more light.
November 6, 2017 by Thachcher
Style your home with a touch of embossed pattern on glass.
Patterned glass can offer limitless possibilities and decor options for your living space. As an architectural design, glass brings in expression and inspiration. Patterns can be decorative, etched or frosted. Glass doors can be customised, depending on whether you want light to enter or not. Clear and coloured glass can add a tinge of sophistication.
Go for the satin finish and the luxe look that can be paired up with any colour scheme.
Satin glass is commonly used for decorative purposes. As the name suggests, the glass has a satin finish as it is chemically treated. The translucent satin glass is used in vases, lampshades, light bulbs and decorative art. The matte, opaque finish ensures the glass does not mark with stains, dirt or dust. The glass allows light to pass through, giving it an exquisite look and also obscures the light to provide privacy.
Reinforce your doors and windows with home security or safety glass.
Home security can be achieved by installing a security glass which can be laminated or toughened. It is a perfect safety solution as it is known for its strength and resistance. Multiple glass panes are bonded together which reduces the risk of the glass shattering into pieces in a break-in attempt. This specialized glass looks attractive with immense durability and is usually used in homes for table tops and doors, jewelry shops and commercial buildings where security is paramount.
Choose clear glass for sparkling clarity, style and sophistication.
With the ability to see through, the clear glass can add an elegant look to your space. The most common type of glass used for interiors is the clear glass. Its use can be for any type of interior or exterior but it is low on durability. With 80 to 90 percent light transmittance, the clear glass is perfect for chandeliers, lamps and decorative art. You may need to use fade resistant film or sun control film on the glass for light control.
Say no to noise pollution with the double glazing acoustic glass.
Acoustic is a laminated glass with outstanding noise reduction properties. The acoustic glass is gaining popularity due to the massive increase in road traffic. The double glazed arrangement prevents the noise from entering homes and offices without compromising on natural light. The glass is used to maintain utmost privacy and in places where noise levels should be minimum. The acoustic glass is commonly used in commercial buildings, conference rooms, hospitals, libraries and retail spaces.
Create a cozy ambience with energy efficient glass for your doors and windows.
The well-insulated energy efficient glass is an ideal solution for comfort, aesthetics and savings on your energy bills. You can enjoy an adequate amount of light, warmth and ventilation if you install the energy efficient glass. In the summers, this glass prevents the sharp heat from entering the house and in the winters the heat gets trapped inside.
October 25, 2017 by Thachcher