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Shwas Homes, leading builder from kochi, kerala offers new luxuary apartments, flats, villas, & Hotels. Projects include Shwas Homes Aquacity, Mystic Heights etc, Shwas Homes now with 24 successful projects has grown into a prominent building group in Kochi.
The main activity of the company is construction of residential apartments and villas that can be either utilized as one’s own home or rented out which is a great investment opportunity in a metropolitan city like Cochin.
Every project controlled and managed by Shwas Homes whether it is a residential apartment, villa or Township it has proven to offer integrity in style, tradition and aesthetic building concepts that reflect both conventional and non-conventional styles. Started on the October 20th, 2004. At present there are 85 employees working for Shwas Homes.
The central focus of Shwas Homes Philosophy is always the client and years of this client commitment is paying off rich dividends in terms of wide acceptance. These great results are created by a highly motivated and qualified team of professionals who are practicing the latest management paradigm without any hierarchical pattern. All business activities are based on continuous improvement with its ever expanding project portfolio. In all its activities priority is given to customer satisfaction that results from consistent contribution of quality, commitment and proficiency of its team members
One of the latest nearing completion pride project of Shwas Homes is the Township project, Aquacity, coming up at Aluva. Magic Lilly and Moon water Towers have sample flats in each inviting booking of lifestyle luxury apartments. The company has now gradually matured into the construction of Aquacity, a Township project, which is an upcoming attraction not only to the national home seekers but also for NRI’s. All apartments are spacious having a panoramic view attracting investors.
With a calm, elegant ambience coupled with warm courteous service, its hospitality segment is looked upon as a lively, comfortable setting suitable for business as well as leisure with the ambience of a peaceful livelihood.
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Welcome to Affordable Luxury…Welcome to TETRACORE 22 !! Tetracore 22, the epitome of Smart Space is located on the most prime part of Aquacity overlooking Luxurious Amenities and River Periyar Ideally located beside wide 12 meter road, Tetracore 22 has easy accessibility to all part of Aquacity Township Unveiling, FURNISHED 2 BHK, Tetracore 22 becomes most Hottest Investment Option in Cochin.
22 Floors, 2 High speed lifts ,earth quake resistant design, state of art design and provision to enjoy all 81 Amenities in AQUACITY Township makes TETRACORE 22 the most envious living space
AQUACITY, within which TETRACORE 22 is located is The Largest Riverfront Township in Cochin spread across 17 Acres on the Banks of Serene Periyar River. AQUACITY is ideally located in between Cochin City & Cochin International Airport in UC College Road towards Cherai Beach Direction AQUACITY is a self contained Riverfront Township designed for NRI Final settlement with 81 World Class Amenities worth 50 cores. BOAT CLUB, TENNIS COURT, INFINITY SWIMMING POOL, JOGGING TRACK, MINI SHOPPING MALL, INDOOR COURTS & MUCH MORE.
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.
Tetracore 22, the epitome of Smart Space is located on the most prime part of Aquacity overlooking Luxurious Amenities and River Periyar Ideally located beside wide 12 meter road, Tetracore 22 has easy accessibility to all part of Aquacity Township Unveiling, FURNISHED 2 BHK, Tetracore 22 becomes most Hottest Investment Option in Cochin?
Tricore 22 is the 4rth Mega Tower in our Prestigious Riverfront Township Aquacity situated on the Shores of Serene Periyar River at Aluva, Cochin.
It Consist of Furnished – Studio, 2Bhk & 3 Bhk Lifestyle Apartments suiting your taste and Comfort. Tricore 22 the epitome of smart space is located on the most prime part of Aquacity overlooking Luxurious Amenities and River Periyar. Ideally located beside wide 12 meter road provide easy accessibility to all part of Aquacity Township.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tetracore the epitome of smartspace is located on the most prime part of aquacity overlooking Luxurious Amenites and River Periyar. Ideally located beside wide 12 meter road provide easy accisibility to all part of Aquacity Township. Unweiling Furnished Studio’s, 2 Bhk & 3 Bhk Tetracore 22 becomes most Hottest Invetment Optons in Cochin. It ideal for Holiday Home, Private Office Space, or if Rented out via Shwas Rental Division,can get a Monthly Rent of Rs.10,000 – Rs.12,000 per month*. 21 Floors, 2 High speed lifts ,earch quake resistant design, state of art design and provision to enjoy all 81 Amenities in AQUACITY Township makes Tetracore the most envious living space
AQUACITY, within which Tetracore 22 is located isThe Largest Riverfront Township in Cochin spread across 17 Acres on the Banks of Serene Periyar River.AQUACITY is ideally located in between Cochin City & Cochin International Airport in UC College Rd. towards Cherai Beach Direction. AQUACITY is a self contained Riverfront Township is designed for NRI Final settlement with 81 World Class Amenities worth 50 Cores..BOATING , CINEMAS, SHOPPING and Much More..?
BOAT CLUB | INFINITY SWIMMING POOL | JOGGING TRACK | CLUB HOUSE | MULTI GYM | CHILDRENS PLAYAREA | TENNIS COURT | BASKET BALL,VOLLEY BALL COURT | CRICKET PITCH | SHOPPING MINI MALL WITH SUPERMARKET,FOOD COURT,MULTIPLUX FILM THEATRE | 24 SECURITY etc…
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
Use of light
Effective use of colour and colour therapy
Use of shapes
Furnishings and fabrics
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 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 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 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
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.
Clean up any and all messes immediately. You will get into the habit of doing this after a while. Once you walk away from a mess, chances are that you won’t go back to it.
Make a habit of cleaning up as you go! This saves time and keeps your home clean and organized. Washing dishes as you cook works great and prevents the large pile to wash after the meal.
Take 15 minutes a day to clean your home. It’s a tempting thought to try to clean the entire house all at once, and if you can do that, great! However, most don’t have that much time that they can set aside on any one day. Instead, start with the kitchen and bathroom. These are two rooms that should always be clean and sanitary. Make it a goal to clean those two rooms and keep them clean. Then work on the rest of the home. Once you have a room clean and organized, make an effort to clean as you go so that it stays that way.
Keep a bag/box for items that you no longer use or need. This includes clothes, toys, books—whatever is in your home that’s not being used. Keep everything labeled with the date that you put it in the bag and get rid of it after seven days. You can donate it, sell it, trash it—just get rid of them! The idea here is to get rid of clutter, not just to move it from one place to another.
Clean during commercial breaks. If you watch TV, have everyone hop up during commercials to do simple tasks like putting shoes away, hanging up coats and school bags up etc. Three people doing that three or four times through a 1/2 hour show equals a sum close to an hour of work! In addition, this ends up feeling more like a game than a chore.
Never go to bed with a dirty kitchen. Even if you can’t get to the dishes right after a meal, make sure the kitchen is clean before bedtime to prevent an unmanageable mess.
Clean out your sink. After dinner each night, wash the dirty dishes that have accumulated through the day. If you have a dishwasher, load the dishes in for cleaning. If you don’t, set them in a rack to dry once hand cleaned. When the sink is clear, wipe it down with soap and a dish towel to sanitize and clean it. Rinse with water. This step should take only a few minutes to complete.
Spray a kitchen cleaner on the stove top, tabletops, and counters. Then wipe down with a clean paper or cloth towel. Be sure to clean any spots or stuck-on food as you go. It should only take a minute’s worth of work.
Inspect the kitchen floor for any spots or spills, and use the same cloth you used on the counter to wipe them up. You don’t need to use spray cleaner unless the spots are really stuck on. Aim to spend 30 seconds to 1 minute on this task.
Sweep the floor with a broom quickly if necessary. If there are food particles or visible dirt, you need to get rid of it before it builds up later. Spend 1 to 2 minutes on this job.
Set rules in your house to require everyone to pitch in. If someone goes in to get a snack, make it clear that it’s their responsibility to clean up immediately after they make the mess.
Spray a glass cleaner on the mirror if has spots on it. Use a paper or cloth towel to wipe it down quickly. It should take only a few seconds, and if there’s no visible debris on the mirror, skip the step. You’ll get to it when you do your heavier cleaning.
Wipe down the sink with the same cloth you used on the mirror. If you didn’t clean the mirror, simply spray the cleaner in the sink and on the faucet and wipe up. Spend no more than 30 seconds on this step unless you have trouble spots that need attention.
Use the same cloth from the sink and mirror to wipe down the edges of your tub, if you have one, and then the toilet seat, and rim. Make sure to do the toilet last. These tasks take only 1 minute to do.
Scrub the toilet bowl with a toilet brush if there’s a visible ring. It should take only 30 seconds. Leaving a ring to sit will make heavier cleaning take longer. If there’s no ring, skip it for later.
Spray an all-purpose daily cleaner on the shower doors or curtains, and wipe down with a clean, dry cloth. Once you get this in to your routine, it should take 1 minute and will help drastically cut down on the build-up of soap scrum.
Take 2 minutes to make the bed. If you’re in a hurry, pull the comforter over unkempt sheets, and smooth it down. You’ll be getting in it soon anyway.
Hang your worn clothes from the day on hangers, or toss them into the dirty clothes hamper. Take a minute to put away any jewelry or accessories, which will help keep the room clutter free.
Clear off the nightstands from last night. Remove any old water glasses, magazines, or items you don’t need right by the bed, and put them in the proper place. This should take 30 seconds.
Straighten up the sofa. Remove any toys, books, or junk, and fluff the pillows. Fold any throw blankets, and put them back in place. This step takes 1 to 2 minutes, and is essential in keeping the room clean.
Wipe down table surfaces with a clean cloth to remove crumbs, prints, or water rings. Spending 1 minute on this step will ensure you’re lightening your load when it’s time to do a more substantial cleaning job.
Use a hand-held vacuum to pick up any dirt, food, or miscellaneous grime on the floor or rugs. Take 1 to 2 minutes here, and don’t forget to zip over the surfaces of sofas or chairs if needed.
About Shwas Homes
Shwas Homes builders based in Cochin a city known to be the commercial hub of Kerala concentrate on building homes at very significant locations were all modern lifestyle facilities like five star hotels, shopping malls and super specialty hospitals are at close vicinity.
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