They do it with mirrors – Part 1

With apologies to Agatha Christie for the title, this week we’ll look at how, in your…

Using Moodboards to Plan your Homestay Interiors

Moodboards are collections of samples of all materials you plan to use in your interiors. The…

Styles of Interiors – Mediterranean

Every beach homestay or resort, it seems, has to use the word “Mediterranean” somewhere in their…

Styles of Interiors – Retro

Last week, we looked at Modern (which is actually very old) and Contemporary styles of interior…

Styles of Interiors – Modern vs Contemporary

Architecture and interior design are heavily influenced by the times, and so different periods give rise…

Guestroom Electronics – Systems and Infrastructure

  Systems and infrastructure electronics in the hospitality industry are a significant investment for property owners.…

Guestroom Electronics – Guest Services

Hotel guestrooms are increasingly becoming packed with electronics. Apart from the AV suite and internet/telephony, guestrooms…

Informing past guests about recent renovation/ home décor

Because you will be renovating or changing your décor from time to time, it is imperative…

Guestroom Electronics – Ways to Communicate Even on a Vacation

  Last week, we looked at entertainment electronics in the guestroom. Homestays today are more than…

Wireless Thermostats and Door Locks – Investing on a Peace of Mind

For owners of vacation rentals who are not stationed in the property, gaining a peace of…

Guestroom Electronics – The Entertainment Suite

Today’s hotel guestrooms are loaded with electronics. Homestays, of course, work very well with no electronics…

Property Clinic: Simple, Spare, Almost Ascetic Aesthetic

If you have to generalize about India, which is a dangerous thing to do, the one…

When and How Should You Refurnish Your Vacation Rental Property

Like any hospitality player, maintenance of your vacation rental property is very important to ensure that…

Property Clinic: Well-Designed Spaces Need Few Accessories and Little Furniture

Most homestay owners buy a property for use as a homestay. Others let out rooms in…

Giving a New Lease of Life to Old Flooring – Cement Mosaic

Many properties in India from the 60s, 70s and 80s have concrete mosaic flooring. Older properties…

Should I Take Professional Help to Build my Holiday Home?

  Since you have decided to buy a plot of land and build your vacation home,…

Putting Things Away – the Kitchen and Bathroom edition

This week, we’ll explore storage options in the kitchen and in bathrooms, in the context of…

Tips to Making your Vacation Rental Eco-friendly

Eco-friendly home is today a buzz word. There are developers offering eco-friendly homes; then there are…

Putting Things Away – Making a Storage Plan for Your Homestay

While writing property clinic stories over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that I…

Property Clinic: When Less Should Be More – Part 4

Over the last three weeks, we have been looking at various spaces in a lakeside property…