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Shwas Homes – Alpine Suites

Enjoy good life for here we have every thing you expect in a metro city. Places to dine and shop, to watch new movies, throw garden parties, and to stroll along on lazy evening through waterfront walkways….Have fun with your kids in the wide open, join the heated debates with elders at the gazebo, or glide along with the silvery waves. Here the days are vibrant and the nights exciting.

Enjoy good life for here we have every thing you expect in a metro city. Places to dine and shop, to watch new movies, throw garden parties, and to stroll along on lazy evening through waterfront walkways.

Have fun with your kids in the wide open, join the heated debates with elders at the gazebo, or glide along with the silvery waves. Here the days are vibrant and the nights exciting.

  • The 4th major launch in Aquacity
  • The Only Hotel Project in Aquacity
  • 25 Storied Hotel Apartment Tower
  • Apartment Hotel with most No.1 Luxury Amenities in Kerala
  • 12 One Bed Room Suites in Each Floor
  • Guaranteed Revenue Options


Framed structure on deep pile foundation. Block masonry far walls.


Vitrified flooring for lobby and all rooms, rustic for kitchen & Anti skid for Toilet & Balcony


Granite counter top with glazed tile dado for wall upto60 cm height. Stainless steel sink with single bowl drain board.


Anti-skid tile flooring, Glazed tile wall up to 210 cm height, Soft colored sanitary ware [parry ware/hind ware equivalent), concealed plumbing lines with superior C.P fittings


Counter with granite top. Stainless steel sink with drain board. 60 cm dado above counter top in ceramic tiles. Electrical points for washing machine, water filter and for suitable number of electrical appliances.


Plastic emulsion over putty finish far internal walls. Enamel paint for wood works and grills. Exterior with weather coat cement paints.


Conceal conduits wiring with copper conductor controlled by ELCBs and MCSs . modular switches of Crabtree or equivalent.


Generator backup for lift, water pump, common area lighting and inverter provisions inside the apartment.

Internal DOORS and WINDOWS

Designer teak wood for entrance seasoned hardwood frame and paneled shutter for internal door Aluminium powder coated windows and ventilators French windows for balcony.


KWA water through sump and overhead tank and 24 hrs. treated water supply

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Shwas Decor – Shwas Homes

Our Interior division was established to cater to the needs of Our customers.We deal with modular kitchens, other household and office furniture. We undertake works with materials like Pre-Laminated Particle Board Ply board, Block board, MDF, Rubber wood board, Beach wood board and natural wood like teak, sal, hone, rubber wood and so on.

The latest are the Post formed doors and Membrane pressed doors with MDF replacing the other doors of furniture. Though these are slightly costlier options, they are fast and most selling. We can arrange for designing your house/office layout and arrange for drawings, of course at cost. Our Personnel have a highly professional touch and they are able to adapt to the new Trends of the every changing designs. We give a guarantee of two years against manufacturing defects,termites and borers.



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Shwas Epcot County

Presenting Epcot County, elegant twin villa offering Luxury amenities in a peaceful surrounding befitting an ideal family life. The Project is ideally located between Cochin City and Cochin International Airport on Aluva – Munnar Road with easy accessibility of Just 50 meters to Main bus route and near Aluva Railway station & Metro station nearby.

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Shwas Decor – Your Dream Interiors

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Shwas Hospitality Experience

Shwas Homes Rental Division offers Quality Finished Furnished Flats & Villas in a calm, elegant ambience coupled with warm courteous can look forward to a lively, comfortable setting suitable for business as well as leisure with the ambience of a perfect home!

All our Flats / Villas for Rent are conveniently located very close to major converging centers with easy access to schools, colleges, temples, churches, mosques, shopping, entertainments and public transportation facilities.

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Shwas Homes Rental Division offers Quality Finished Furnished Flats & Villas in a calm, elegant ambiance coupled with warm courteous service. You can look forward to a lively, comfortable setting suitable for business as well as leisure with the ambiance of a perfect home!

All our Flats / Villas for Rent are conveniently located very close to major converging centers with easy access to schools, colleges, temples, churches, mosques, shopping, entertainments and public transportation facilities.

Alpine Suites

On the banks of river Periyar, the tourism of Cochin is inviting a landmark hospitality destination, Alpine Suites. The largest waterfront township of Cochin, Aquacity is bringing this prestigious luxury apartment hotel for your convenient stay.Alpine.png

In 17 acres is Aquacity, where the life is a celebration. Alpine offers 252 Club suites, a bouquet of luxury, ideal for families, corporate and honeymooners. Located in the middle of Cochin city and cochin international Airport and a few kilometers from Alwaye railway station, the travelers can easily reach this dream destination. An array of world class facilities welcomes you here. Bowling alley, Boat Club, multiple swimming pool, Shopping mall, Indoor tennis and squash courts are few among them. Proximity to Cherai beach, backwater destination, Munnar and Amusement parks makes Alpine Suites a gateway to the tourism destinations too.

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Mystic Heights realm of tranquility offers you super luxury three bedroom apartments located in the heart of the city at Vyttila very close to Mobility Hub. The apartments are comprises of all the amenities and is situated in pristine surroundings & lush green landscapes. The amenities and services offered are chosen with utmost care with our residents and their comforts in mind.The apartment consist of three bedrooms, kitchen, living & dining area all fully furnished with AC.


Cyber hill is located very close to SEPZ in Seaport – Airport Road at Kakkanad and it is just 100 meters from seaport airport rd. Conveniently located in residential area it consist of spacious 3 bhk flats in 10 storied building. Not much hassle as there are only 3 flats in each floor assuring maximum privacy. 2 Lifts and dedicated car parking with 24 hours security makes living in cyber hills at most peaceful.


Shwas Guest House – Fully Loaded Homes is yet another Architectural wonder from Shwas Home. Fortuna with unique features are meticulously planned at very cost effective prices and will be most sought out address for dwelling purpose in the Royal city of Thripunithura . Nevertheless to say Guest House emerges to an epitome of leisure and Dwelling experiences. Shwas Guest House Offers you 2 B/r Fully Furnished Ac Apartments with a Well thought out design and the best in class features at affordable price. Located on Puthiyakavu – Hill Palace – Seaport Airport Rd. Main Bus Route, this Prestigious Landmark is fine tuned to most selective home buyers who would definitely like to be in peace in the Royal City of Thripunithura.

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Mystic Winds is Luxurious Traditional Villa Project at Thripunithura from Shwas Homes, Cochin. The said Villa project is in 3 Acre Land consisting of 33 Villas along with Luxurious Common Amenities.

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Advantage of Life in a Gated Community

Townships are like mini cities with all the essential facilities available within the complex. This is what makes them so attractive to people and developers. Across the country are going all out to develop these residential townships across cities.

Here are a few key reasons, living in a township is far beneficial than living in an independent set-up

Amazing Amenities: The biggest benefit of living in a township are the quiet, open spaces around you. A thoughtful township builder will incorporate a large percentage of open space within buildings/villas in a township so that there is ample greenery and as a result, fresh air to breathe. Townships give you an opportunity to revel in a plethora of amenities and comforts like shopping mall, food courts, multiplex, supermarkets, entertainment zones, sporting facilities etc. all well around the vicinity of your home, imparting a supreme luxury living like none other.

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Security and Safety: A common concern for those people with small children is that their dwelling should have ample place for the children to play. That is one of the reasons why most people with young children prefer to live in a house with their own private garden or backyard, as opposed to living in a cramped apartment building. But in a township, this problem is resolved easily. You can choose to live in flats within a township and still have ample space for your children to play safely without having to leave the gate.

Everything at one place: Whatever is your requirement, all you have to do is just name it; township is a picture-perfect destination where your every need is satisfied, you can find everything right from a shopping mall to a doctor’s clinic and office spaces to entertainment zones at your door-step.

Living Experience: Townships bestow you larger living & open spaces, sports zones, gardens, jogging tracks and play grounds that suit the requirements of all age-groups from kids to youngsters towards the elders.

Green living: All townships are eloquently positioned at perfect locations away from the city so as to enjoy a proper environment and ambiance with vibrant settings. Eco-friendly and sustainable features like rainwater harvesting, solar power, sewage treatment etc. makes townships picture-perfect for living.

Community An obvious benefit of a township is that of community. For example, at S&P Foundation, we aim to build large townships where not less than 200 families reside. Now imagine living in a township which offers privacy and open space, but also the opportunity to network and get to know families and people in different fields so well.

Just by virtue of having a walled township with several amenities like a club house where people can interact, a special atmosphere is created where you and the rest of the residents can bond. That is what townships do – they create real communities. Communities that you can turn to any time you need help. Communities that your children can grow up with. And communities where you can make life-long friendships and build what will essentially become your extended family.

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Aquacity is the Largest Waterfront Residential Project in Cochin in 17 acres on the Banks of Serene Periyar, Aluva , Cochin. A Complete Waterfront Metrocity re-created on the Bank of Periyar , specifically Designed for NRI Final Settlement. Aquacity is 500 crores Project with 81 World Class Amenities worth 50 crores Assuring Highest Living Standard.

Enjoy good life for here we have every thing you expect in a metro city. Places to dine and shop, to watch new movies, throw garden parties, and to stroll along on lazy evening through waterfront walkways… Have fun with your kids in the wide open, join the heated debates with elders at the gazebo, or glide along with the silvery waves. Here the days are vibrant and the nights exciting.

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Tips to make your home smart


Here are some smart home features that homeowners are embracing now:

KITCHEN GADGETS: Whether you like to show off your cooking skills or your entertaining style, indoors or out, luxury kitchen products and gadgets abound. Consider getting a fancy ice maker that makes bar or pellet ice to kick your cocktail parties up a notch. Uline makes them, as well as a refrigerator that can switch between fridge and freezer modes if your needs change throughout the year. Scotsman has great ice- machine models, too, if you like your ice in cube, flake or nugget form.

SMART IRRIGATION: Precipitation sensors and moisture sensors for soil exist but aren’t wildly used. A new Houzz survey of landscaping trends found that 24 percent of homeowners doing an outdoor remodeling project were installing motion-sensitive lighting, but only 8 percent of respondents were adding precipitation-sensitive irrigation systems, which shut off the sprinkler system when it rains, and only 2 percent were adding smartphone connected plant sensors.

COLOR: It’s a given that a company like Google thinks outside the box for its products, but it begins, apparently, with its California headquarters. Almost a playground experience, the colorful Googolplex space has set a trend for how companies – at least those interested in hiring creative millennial – should look and function.

LIGHTING CONTROLS: Being able to control all the lights in the house with one device, to operate dimmers or to turn off the lights after you are already in bed are all functions homeowners value and can add at minimal cost.

ALARM SYSTEMS: Today’s home security systems include controls for thermostats and lighting and have features that allow you to arm and disarm them remotely, using a computer or a phone. Security cameras also have fallen in price and grown in popularity among homeowners.

FIREPLACES: Regardless of how much cold weather we may have, there’s something inherently homey about a fireplace. If you want a fireplace but also want to reduce your carbon footprint, try something new.Modern Flames has a Fusion Fire Steam Fireplace that uses new technology to make steam look like smoke coming off of those sultry flames. Make it even more realistic: You can program it to sound just like a crackling fire. All that, and it works off of a 120-volt household circuit.

MIXED METALS: If you’re used to seeing plumbing fixtures in nickel, chrome or brass, get ready for more options – and don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. Delta Faucet, among others, has new products for kitchen and bath in black matte, black stainless and Champagne bronze. Rose gold, riding the copper trend, makes an appearance in several lines, too.Leggett said he saw models of rainfall showerheads mounted flush with the ceiling, and in-shower controls are getting smarter and better, letting users set exact water temperatures and

SPA-LIKE BATHROOMS: The bathroom remains a splurge-worthy area, and there are plenty of products that help make it your favorite room in the house. Whether you want it Z en-like, cozy, glamorous or high-tech, vendors offer options. Plumbing fixtures – such as those by Koehler, Moen, Delta, MGS or Newport Brass – add style to your sink, shower and tub. Quartz is still fierce competition for granite and marble slabs and tile.

TEXTURE: Everyone’s been talking about wall coverings for a while, but the newest stuff is far from what anyone would call wallpaper. Tile and concrete applications put three-dimensional relief images on your walls for a finish your guests will want to fawn over like a new puppy. Walker Zanger’s new Kaza Collection includes geometric patterns, including its Edgy Relief, Vortex, Seed or Saturn.

SMART THERMOSTATS: Thermostats have grown beyond a mechanism that you can program to raise and lower the temperature. Today’s smart thermostats can be controlled via your computer or smart phone and will even learn habits such as when you’re usually at home and if you raise or lower the temp when you get up or at certain times of day, like when you go to bed.

KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEMS: With these replacements for standard locks, homeowner doesn’t have to worry about carrying keys. They can also give instructions to others on how to get into the home when they’re not there.

SHADE CONTROL: Homeowners are embracing technology that allows them to raise and lower window shades at the touch of a button, plus set the shades to raise and lower when they are not there, to save energy or make the home look inhabited. “Shade control is taking off,” Galante says.

HIDDEN OR UNOBTRUSIVE BUILT-IN SPEAKERS: Wired speaker systems are still popular, but the speakers are smaller and there may be more than two to a room, Galante says. That makes it easier for homeowners to customize sound for, say, a party.

SMART REFRIGERATORS AND OTHER APPLIANCES: Few people are buying refrigerators that include an app to tell them when they’re out of milk. “I don’t think we’re quite there yet on the value proposition,” Galante says. But Hertzberg says he is starting to see some smart kitchen appliances in high-end homes. “Those things will go from wow factor to expect in the future,” he says. Controlling the stove and oven remotely is likely to catch on first.

SMART VENTILIATION SYSTEMS: Look for heating and air conditioning systems that will not only adjust the temperature, but will also detect and compensate for humidity and air purity.

SMART BUILDING MATERIALS: Shingles will be able to notify you of leaks, drywall will detect moisture and wood framing will report termite infestations. “That’s the stuff that’s coming seven to 10 years down the line,” Galante says.




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Beginners Guide to Interior Design


Imagine your new home filled with light and space, a spring morning and breakfast in the garden or by an open window. Cascading drapes and sheer fabric coupled with comfy sofas and elegant dining furniture embellish your new space.  Making this a reality unfortunately is not as easy as it seems and we often feel disappointed with our efforts.  Some of us are lucky to know instinctively what’s needed, possess creative and spatial awareness, although most of us need more help and advice.
In this article we look at key areas that will help you to define, plan and create your ultimate home.  Here you can read about the basic principles behind good interior design, with tips from designers and links to leading design resources. You can also read about individuals who have successfully decorated their homes talk about their triumphs and failures, and their suggestions on how to avoid their mistakes.

The topics covered in this article are:

Exploring your Inner Style and Defining your Expression
The Purpose of a room
Spatial awareness
Use of light
Effective use of colour and colour therapy
Use of shapes
Furnishings and fabrics
Wall Art
Buying accessories
Final touches
Exploring your Inner Style and Defining your Expression

Although synonymous with the fashion sector, “inner style” is fast becoming a mantra in home design. Exploring your inner style is about developing and trusting your creative instincts in defining your expression.Reading design articles and reviewing pictures of designs will help you define your likes and dislikes. Develop and trust your instincts:
Read design articles for information and helpful tips
Gather visual reference material from design and home magazines
Visit fabric stores and familiarise yourself with different types of fabrics and colours
Visit showrooms/houses to pick up tips on the use of furniture, fabrics, accessories and colour
Visit shows specialising in design and the home
Visit outdoor spaces and look to nature for natural colours and shapes
Visit gardens to get a sense of size, shape and colour

The Purpose of a Room
Rooms should be used to their maximum potential. Thinking about a room’s purpose is an important aspect of design. A room often needs to be many things; a social area; a sanctuary; play area; a study and a place of rest. With budgetary constraints often a house is not big enough to accommodate a family or what is in the mind’s eye. However most rooms can have a dual purpose, for example:
A dining area can also double up as a study as it would have the least disruption.
A bedroom, if space permitting, can have an area with a small sofa, side table and table lamp for when you need to get away and relax.
A small desk can be placed in a child’s bedroom, where they can do their homework
You can create a play area in the dining room or lounge.
Use the bathroom, corridors and hallways for easy access storage
Spatial Awareness
Spatial awareness is about understanding the dimensions of any given space, inside or outside. This size of the room determines the size of the furniture and where it should be placed.
A 16ft x 20ft room’s layout is determined first by function; where as a large room’s function is dictated by what you put in it.  So buy according to the scale of the room.
The scope for your expression is far greater in large rooms. Large rooms can take patterns and textures all at once. To avoid the “Christmas tree effect” work with the principle of shades and tones originating from the same colour palette.
Smaller rooms require greater consideration. Here are some tips to help maximise a small space:
Use variations of shades and tones from a preferred single colour
Add more texture than patterns
Avoid hanging light fixtures from the ceiling. Invest in good scone type light fixtures and fixtures close to the ceiling
Have a multiple of floor lamps directed to the ceiling for greater light and sense of height, especially at night
Use a light shade of colour on the ceiling and a slightly darker shade on the walls
Ensure that all the wood; skirting, window panes and frames, doors are the same colour as the walls to give it a sweeping feeling
Hang the curtains from the ceiling to the floor. Alternatively use blinds to maximise space. To soften the effect of blinds, drape curtains either side
Us a multiple of single seating arrangements, with one medium size sofa
Avoid centre tables. Place side tables strategically on the sides of any seating
Use mirrors to reflect light and space
Use slim vertical and horizontal photographs, paintings etc in the wall art to elongate the size of the wall
To give any room an open feeling, ensure that nothing is placed near the entrance or behind a door. The room must be comfortable and allow interaction and free movement.

Use of Light
The most important use of light is day light especially on a dull day to lift the spirit. Bring in natural light by keeping the window dressing to a minimum. To maximise light in any room and in particular dark rooms and corners ensure that you:
Use light shades in your fabrics and furniture
Use glass panels in the door to bring in more light
Use light colours such as sand or light gold on the floor to reflect light
Avoid solid furniture, give them legs and space for light to travel through
Create atmosphere by using ambient lighting; wall lights, lamps and even candles.  A multiple of lamps/lights can be used in a single room to change and control the atmosphere or purpose.  A room used for social settings should have lamps at varying heights. Faces lit from the waist and hip are far more attractive to those lit from the ceiling.
Caring for the environment and effective lighting can go hand in hand. Use energy saving lower wattage bulbs in all your lamps.

Effective Use of Colour and Colour Therapy
Using colour with a purpose for a particular room can bring instant results in defining its function. A palette based on old Chinese silk, for example, is seen in a New York apartment, while the colours of eighteenth-century French porcelain are translated into contemporary country chintz.
Colour is extremely subjective but effective use and combination of colours is needed to bring a room together. Many interior designers use the principles of colour therapy. Using bright colours as accents such as yellow evokes feelings of joy where orange stimulates the intellect. Green is a colour for relaxation and contemplation, red is passion and so on.

Use of Shapes
Objects and sculptural shapes in a room bring a tactile feeling and meaning to a space. Objects that capture the imagination induce an automatic response to touch, ensuring engagement and conversation. Vases and sculptures are particularly tactile and add a focal point to the room or a corner.
Because space is limited, it’s a good idea to keep to one to two shapes in a room. Circles and semi-circles in a room are conflicting for example, a round dining table accompanied by half-moon tables take up more space and are not pleasing to the eye. Contrasting the circular table with a square cabinet brings balance to the room. The shape and size of an object or a piece of furniture can help bring balance and aesthetics to a room. For example a long narrow furniture in a small room helps expand it.
Shapes generally play an important part in the decorating a home. Understanding how shapes work help when planning. For example the use of round shapes in a child’s room will be more welcoming for the child as studies show that children respond particularly well to round shapes. Adding softer shapes throughout the house in proportion to its size ensures balance, a sense of an open space, bringing a sense of calmness and serenity.

Furnishings and Fabrics
Furnishing and fabrics add softness and sensuality to a room. There are no hard and fast rules about which fabrics to use. Covers made out of wool, dense prints on a pair of curtains in a light and airy room brings drama. Often an eclectic approach brings an aesthetic and individuality to a space resulting in a very personal style. For example, staying within a colour range you can bring in prints from different parts of the world; Indian paisley and animal prints contrasting with traditional English patterns. Below are some suggestions on how to optimise the effect of furnishings and fabrics.
Choose a variety of sizes for cushions, use plain designs and as an accent a contrasting texture
Have both functional and decorative fabrics on furnishings and accessories, highlighting special areas such as a cabinet
Use washable fabrics, especially if it’s a busy household with children
Decide the style of the patterns, if stripes then stay with stripes and keep circles with circles
Use bold designs and colours as accents
Keep drapes to a neutral colour
Use patterns and bold colours for floor cushions
Use bright colours for dark corners
Use fabrics as wall art – these can be framed or hung in the style of a tapestry

Wall Art
Wall Art can be used in any space in the house from the lounge; dining area; hallways; kitchen; bathroom and bedrooms. The beauty of using wall art to enhance a living space is that it can be moved around the house. A bright painting hanging in the lounge may have done its work and can be moved around to the hall way to give you a different perspective.
Choose wall art according to who you are and what the room’s purpose is.  Art can be anything you want it to be; playful, mysterious, powerful and profound, art has the capacity to inspire, bring joy, arouse passions, tell stories, reveal hidden truths and bring deep insights.
Abstract Art particularly is considered to have a high trigger for visual sensation. Work by artist like Jason Pollock or Mondrian has encouraged responses like experiencing a sharp taste or fragrance.
Many designers use the size of the pictures to enhance the space of a room. For example:
Long slim vertical frames push the ceiling up
Long slim horizontal frames push the walls out, giving the wall greater length
3 or 4 frames should be hung equal distance, measured from the centre of the room
A small wall should have one large frame or a series of small frames

Buying Accessories
Buying accessories can be an activity over a period of time, bringing in items which are both pleasurable and functional. They can be a bold or a subtle part of the personality of the house. Tableware, ceramics, dry flowers, plants, if placed strategically and with purpose can enhance the ambience of a room.
Place bright cushions on a plain sofa
Use glass, functional and ornamental objects such as fruit bowls to add light
Use vases for dry flower displays
Use sculptural pieces to add interest and art into the room
Material such as metal and wood give a tactile feel

Final Touches
What are final touches? And are they necessary? Without that final touch, a room and your vision is incomplete. Placing paintings, ceramics, photographic prints, glass ware, fabrics in accordance with the theme of a room or the house ensures continuity in style and colour scheme:
Group the set of cushions together
Complete the window dressing
Finalising and displaying the wall art securely and attractively
Place objects such as vases, glass ware, sculptures strategically in an aesthetically pleasing fashion
Display photographs of loved ones or of an artistic nature to their full potential
Add fragrance to the home
The final touch is considered a point of completion or a full stop in bringing the mood and essence of the home to fruition.

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