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Old 11th March 2010, 19:58   #16
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Lot of scope for improvements, ask Jay to explain you what exactly he is planning to do in the form of sketches. You know your wifey's personal tastes, try to incorporate those in the makeover.
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Why do you want to go for false ceilings?
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Lot of scope for improvements, ask Jay to explain you what exactly he is planning to do in the form of sketches. You know your wifey's personal tastes, try to incorporate those in the makeover.
Yes, tomorrow night we are going to discuss about the kitchen - dining ,living area designs. Joy's main design principle is to utilize space properly with convenience in mind. During tiles and wood lamination work, he will provide me lots of options Will choose them with my (wife) personal tastes.

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Lot of scope for improvements, ask Jay to explain you what exactly he is planning to do in the form of sketches. You know your wifey's personal tastes, try to incorporate those in the makeover.
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Why do you want to go for false ceilings?
With false ceilings you get very good look. If you look at before photos then you can see lot of column section in between living - dining area. With proper design of false ceiling you hide those sections and the underlying area gets a bigger fill. Also you can give very good lighting effects with the help of false ceilings. Also joy mentioned me that it gives better cooling effect.
All above mentioned points i actually saw when i visited one of joy's client near by my area. It really gives you wow factor.

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Good then. All the best for your project.
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Yes, tomorrow night we are going to discuss about the kitchen - dining ,living area designs. Joy's main design principle is to utilize space properly with convenience in mind. During tiles and wood lamination work, he will provide me lots of options Will choose them with my (wife) personal tastes.
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Is your participation going to be limited to choosing tiles and laminates? Many members have suggested you ask for sketches from your interior designer. If he is a trained designer, he should be able to do it. Its very important that you see the design before it is executed. Halfway through execution it is going to be expensive and time wasting to change.

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Also you can give very good lighting effects with the help of false ceilings. Also joy mentioned me that it gives better cooling effect.
I don't see how false ceiling will help in cooling effect. Unless you live on top floor and you put insulation inside false ceiling, on underside of slab. On the other hand, your room volume will reduce marginally, but its effect on cooling load will be small.
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Is your participation going to be limited to choosing tiles and laminates?
No, not at all. That stage is not yet come. It's just 3 rd day.

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Many members have suggested you ask for sketches from your interior designer. If he is a trained designer, he should be able to do it. Its very important that you see the design before it is executed. Halfway through execution it is going to be expensive and time wasting to change.
No doubt, Joy is well trained engineer. I browsed his site (:: Honeybee :: ) and got to see hand sketches (:: Honeybee ::Two Bedrooms).
I believe he is going step by step. [/quote]


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What everybody meant by sketches is illustrations showing how your house will look like as per design. Those sketches you are refering to are layouts which have no indication of appearance, and pretty amateurish if I may say so (does not even show where the doors are). Just do a Google image search for "interior design sketch" and you will see what I and others meant. Anyway its clear now that you are not going that route. And the route that you are taking is quite a regular way of getting this kind of things done around here.

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Most welcome RVG

If you are planning for false ceiling in your bedroom then you can paint the ceiling with the glowing paint. It also comes with the shapes like rocketship,stars,planets,crescent etc. This will give an amazing look during the night once you have switched off the lights. I did it for my 1st floor living room and bedroom. I was quite hesitant due to the shape of the stencils but the final result was amazing. You can check this with Joy as I am not sure with the name of the paint used in my place. If you are not able to find it then I will check with my dad about the paint & its cost details.
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Hi Friends,
Uploading some photos of false ceiling in living and dining area. It's still not complete. At the one corner in living area small design is pending. Overall good progress. Because of Ugadi/GudiPadwa workers on holiday and work will resume on 17th.
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Uploading some photos of false ceiling in living and dining area. It's still not complete. At the one corner in living area small design is pending. Overall good progress. Because of Ugadi/GudiPadwa workers on holiday and work will resume on 17th.
Looks like you have already done the glow paint in the ceiling ...Amazing. Are you installing any cornices for the false ceiling. The current setup looks quite squarish
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Looks like work is progressing well. Since you have few days before workers come on 17th, spend some time in the house and decide what is important thinks you would like to do incorporating your's and your families personal tastes, what are the future plan (w.r.t new furniture, new appliances etc) and do the changes keeping these things in mind.

Few Suggestions:
1) According to me wall paint colour is the one key area you can play very smartly (eg. dual colour red/beige)

2) Your family's old/new photographs - Get big print (black and white) frame them neatly using wooden or raw metal frame and place it in your living/bed rooms. Once again make sure you get a black and white prints, that's the key!!

3) Place to keep special things - Especially if your better half is in to some hobbies, try to allocate some area (even it is small) exclussively for that.

4) Window and door curtains - Try if you can get 'string' curtains - it looks really good. Selection of colour should be done after deciding your wall/floor colours

5) Before dumping any of your old things just check that if you can refurbish the same or give a makeover by investing little amount. I have seen people doing wonders with their old stuffs.

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RVG ~ We had done almost similar things as Latheesh had mentioned in the earlier post. I am posting some of my pics of painting , photos etc which would give you some rough idea of what can be done for the house.
Most of the painting done were one color on 1 wall and other color for 3 walls

I have also collage done from 1983 till date which was done on a 6 feet glass . I can PM you the pic if wish to have an idea as I dont want to post them in public.

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Living Room : the stairs first level are built in the ground floor living room with dual colors ( Dark Orange + lighter tone of the same color) .
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Although, I'm reading this thread late, good going man, I'll be hooked to this thread to find more updates; Also, as recommended by one of our member, record the expression in a video camera when your family enters, trust me, its worth it.

When you're using false roofing, have you planned some dim glowing lamps between them? That would be real awesome.
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Old 17th March 2010, 22:53   #30
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@xtremethunder - I think you played bit too much with the colour selection and total number of colours used. I would go for these kind of colours for childrens room than bed/drawing rooms. But it is your choice, if you liked it nothing else matters.

Where is the thread starter? We are eagerly looking for your makeover plans.

Refer this link for more ideas

HGTV Dream Home 2010: Beautiful Room Photos : Dream Home : Home & Garden Television

Click on 'photo' menu, you will see nice pictures of different section of the house ie. bed room, kitchen, bath room etc. Try to indigenise those ideas and implement.

I am moving to a new rented house in Bangalore and our new house is under construction in Kerala. I may require your idea/support for the makeover/interior projects :-).

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