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Old 22nd March 2010, 11:06   #46
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Sorry RVG , was quite busy last few days in search of a new dslr camera.

1.Why somebody need to hire professional interior decorator?
In my case, I did not hire a professional due to 2 reasons.
a. Budget , as I was building a new house whose estimate was quite steep.
b. I could not have much discussion reg the design's as I was staying away from India . Most of the current ones were done based on scans/photos send from home.
I am planning to redo the whole interiors in 2-3 yrs once I m back to India for good.

2.Why false ceiling ?
a. Appearance.
b. Acts as Insulation from heat.
c. Avoids dust collection on the ceiling.
3.What color combination ? etc etc.
It depends on each individual's choice. For bedrooms I prefet Light green on one wall and lighter color on other 3 walls. Green keeps feel fresh and avoid any dark colors on the bed room as it will make the room appear gloomy.

Hope this clears the air.
To add to your points :

As in your case, you were away from the site (i mean your home), it's better to give to the person who gives you Concept to Final Product.
In that case as rightly said by you budget plays the major role. Decides the budget tell your personal choices/tastes and rest just leave it to designer. If he is professional and well experienced then it's worth to spend that much of budget.
In my case i did the same thing and i really don't have any regrets at all. Every day i see lot of progress and work done is with high quality.

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well now that the client has chosen the colours theres nothing that is to be said or done but personally and professionally (am an architect ) these colors are very bold and strong , and although it will look good on a small size shade card , it will not suit the room in the long run when you have to sit hours in it
if you can read psychology of colours you would understand why i would also advise you to go for a lighter shade of colours , believe it or not your moods and feelings will be affected by these colours
Well said Kippu about the psychology of colors. Color selection is the major area where you need to go by professional advice. Lot of things can be criteria like,
1. Surrounding incoming light
2. Structure of the wall and corners and attached furniture etc etc
3. Correct Combination of colors also plays a major role to have a perfect theme.
Bye the way, i hope Client in your post is not me. Beacause i am the thread starter and coloring will take place after 3 weeks.

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Old 24th March 2010, 16:45   #47
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my apologies RVG , i saw some pictures in the thread and assumed it was your house ,
what did you choose for your rooms?
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RVG - Time for latest update with pictures :-).
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Old 25th March 2010, 06:26   #49
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To add to your points :

As in your case, you were away from the site (i mean your home), it's better to give to the person who gives you Concept to Final Product.
In that case as rightly said by you budget plays the major role. Decides the budget tell your personal choices/tastes and rest just leave it to designer. If he is professional and well experienced then it's worth to spend that much of budget.
In my case i did the same thing and i really don't have any regrets at all. Every day i see lot of progress and work done is with high quality.

@RVG

Yes. The budget definitely plays a major role as I had emptied all my savings on the construction. Will give it a complete refurbishment after 2 yrs
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Old 26th March 2010, 18:34   #50
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Hello friends,
Conceal wiring to provide lights in living , dining , kitchen is done. False ceiling in dining area was having wrong center point so corrected that. Started wood work. Intially asked if i am going for LCD but i said i will live with my current 21" BPL tv (for personal reason). So made the tv unit design. Then started with the kitchen platform. New Electical points. Then chimeny location selected. Not required items are removed. Small brick work that you see in dining area is for Washing machine. I can not fit it in bathroom and wanted to shift from my balcony as i want use the balcony for morning or evening tea-snack "standing". Also he has made fixed wodden dining area. I liked it very much. Time for photos now :-
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Looks like work is progressing very fast. Why wood boards near kitchen sink? I do not prefer wooden cabinet around sink in 'Indian' kitchen. Please give some notes with each pics for us to understand better.
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Old 30th March 2010, 14:11   #52
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Looks like work is progressing very fast. Why wood boards near kitchen sink? I do not prefer wooden cabinet around sink in 'Indian' kitchen. Please give some notes with each pics for us to understand better.
@Latheesh : Actually it used to support the granite which will sit on this wooden part. Tonight i will upload the pictures of granite as well.

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hi rvg
have been following your thread regularly as i am also in the process of extending my house.happy to see the progress daily.
please throw some light about your kitchen,is it modular.what is the budget for youre kitchen alone.i have been quoted a budget close to 2lacs by johnsons.
i have also gone for false roofing for the hall and bedrooms.
but i have not consulted a interior designer like you.
eagerly waiting for the painting colors,woodwork,type of wood,false roof lighting from your side as i may lift some of your ideas.lol
a query to all guys- what type of wood should i go for -1)plywood with one side teak or
both side teak.2)ply wood with mica sheet.full teak will burn a deep hole in my pocket
regarding cots-which furniture company to go for-choice between damro and style spa.
regarding paints-planning to go for texture painting on the hall,is it a good idea.
thanks in advance
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hi rvg
have been following your thread regularly as i am also in the process of extending my house.happy to see the progress daily.
please throw some light about your kitchen,is it modular.what is the budget for youre kitchen alone.i have been quoted a budget close to 2lacs by johnsons.
For me no separate budget for kitchen alone. It's a total package in which he will makeover the whole flat. Mine is Modular kitchen with fixed grinite base which will be used as a dining table.
About your budget of 2 lacs i can't comment as i don't what all things that will be part of kitchen. Last sunday i visited one of Joy's client (who is from kerala) house which he did 3 years back. I will upload the photos of the same.Hope you may get some ideas out of that.

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Old 31st March 2010, 19:05   #55
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Hi,
I requested my designer to show me one of his old sites. On last sunday i visited that house which joy did 3 years ago and clicked some photos. Here are they in the sequence i moved in..out..
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Whoa!!! Man, this is fantastic work, you must be proud of handing it over to Joy. Hopefully my Wifey doesn't see this; looks like we've to make a trip to Hyd to see the completed work & who knows, Wifey may offer Joy another job!!!

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Somehow I prefer a different style of interiors. I've attached photographs of a friend's apartment who happens to be a designer himself. I just love his work. The all inclusive budget for the entire apartment (including masonry work) was around 6-7L !
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A few more snaps - all the designs are his own. I've also got my apartment done by him but my budget was extremely frugal and hence did not get to do much. But I love what he has done to my place in my budget of 3L

Both these snaps are from outside his apartment.
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Whoa!!! Man, this is fantastic work, you must be proud of handing it over to Joy. Hopefully my Wifey doesn't see this; looks like we've to make a trip to Hyd to see the completed work & who knows, Wifey may offer Joy another job!!!
Thanks! Joy did this site 3 years back.He completed one site recently near my house. I will try to capture that as well this week end and will upload.

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