We moved to our own nest 5 years back. My daughter was a year old then, and it was a perfect cozy place for three of us. The walls, cupboards, the fridge, the washing machine, nothing was spared from her art work. We never restricted her from doing anything. She is 6 now and wants her own private space, her own space to play, study and sleep at. So it was good time for us too to redo our house. Co-incidentally, when I got an invite from Dr. Fixit in association with Roff India for the launch of their new blog, "The Happy Homes" it was a perfect time for me to get ideas on doing my house.
|Me been clicked at the Photo Booth with funky prop|
I joined other bloggers at the Pidilite Kondivita Head Office in Andheri. While commercials were being played on the big screen, we bloggers took snaps with props at photo booth and experienced the visual house. Visual house, where we had 3D visual tour with AV to experience the look of a house in two different forms, one which looked messy with leaking roofs, seepages, damped walls. The other very well done with perfect water proofed painted walls and ceilings. The well done house looked so refreshing and full of positive vibes. We were asked to fill a feed back form based on the visual tour.
|This miniature house attracted most of we bloggers|
Then was a panel discussion where a Pulmonologist and Sleep specialist, Vastushastra Consultant, 'Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association' chairman and an interior designer came together to discuss on how to make the transition from a Home to a "Happy Home".
While doctor Alpa Dalal shared on how damped walls can cause chest and respiratory issues in kids and adults, Mr. Omkar Thakur the vastushastra consultant said, the dampness spreads negative energy in the house which in-turn effects peace in the house. Mr. C. A. Ramesh Prabhu, the Chairman of "Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association" shared about the judiciary which governs the Housing Societies. While most of us feel we can play with our interiors in our own way in a housing society, he said it a no no to even work on a window, without prior permission from the housing society. Ms. Shilpa Kakkar Madan, an interior designer and contributing Editor at Better homes shared interior design tips, like how the tiles are taking over paints and wall papers these days, how to play with fancy colours like blues, violets and oranges to brighten up the house.
|The unveiling of "The Happy Homes" blog|
The discussion was followed by the launch of "The Happy Homes" blog, a place to find expert advice on renovation, home-keeping, browse around for happening interiors and trends. Do check out the blog and am going to incorporate most of their tips for my present home redo and will keep you all posted with the outcome.