Safar, a government employee, built his dream abode at his hometown in Pattarkulam near Manjeri, Kerala. The youngster wished to build a house of his own before tying the knot. Just as Safar had dreamed, architect Faisal Nirman has designed a beautiful house with all the amenities on an affordable budget. In October this year, Safar welcomed his new bride into his brand new house. Interestingly, his wedding and the housewarming ritual were celebrated on the same day.
Safar is happy and proud that he could own a house, at such a young age, without landing in any financial crisis. The structure that stands on a 6-cents-plot has been built by leaving enough space in the front. Instead of paving interlocking blocks, which is the current trend, baby mettle has been used in the front yard.
The elevation features a classy flat – plain style. The spectacular colour combination of white and coffee grey looks fabulous on the outer walls. The wall in grey finish brings the perfect contrast against the white hue here. Lots of windows have been installed to let fresh air into the house.
Designed in 1247 sqft, this simple yet elegant abode has a sit out, living and dining areas, kitchen with a work area, three bedrooms and a balcony. Car porch isn’t built as part of the structure. Safar plans to build a car porch separately using industrial work.
The interiors are designed in the semi open style to make the spaces vaster. The entrance door opens to an ‘L’ shaped hall. The living and dining areas are arranged as part of this spacious hall. The custom-made furniture pieces match the general theme of the house. Vitrified tiles in ivory finish have been paved on the floor.
The dining table, meanwhile, is built by fixing laminated wood on metal frame. The readymade chairs in fancy blue colour are quite attractive.
The hand rails of the stairway are done in GI. The wash area has been arranged beneath the stairway to save space. Beautiful wall tiles and mirror have been used to highlight this area.
There are two bedrooms in the ground floor and one on the upper floor. All the bedrooms are bath-attached with in – built wardrobes.
The kitchen has a semi-transparent door to grab a view of the dining area. Instead of overhead cabinets, storage spaces have been arranged below. These cabinets are made using aluminum composite panels. Meanwhile, the counter top has been paved with granite. A small breakfast table too is part of the quaint kitchen.
The garden is decorated with few plants that are easy to maintain. The construction of the structure was completed on a moderate budget of Rs 26 lakh and an additional Rs 4 lakh was spent for furnishing.
Safar says that his in – laws could take part in the housewarming ceremony too after the wedding function. His new relatives were happy to see Safar’s amazing house and congratulated him for building it on a moderate budget. Safar, meanwhile, is excited to begin two new chapters of his life on the same day.
Among the many factors that helped in keeping a check on the expenses, efficient space planning played a key role. The window and the door frames are made in metal. Expensive timber has been used sparsely. Instead, readymade doors are used in unimportant areas. Meanwhile, the kitchen cabinets are done in aluminium composite panel. The walls have been painted directly without applying coats of putty finish. Moreover, the light points are directly given without installing fancy false ceilings.
Location – Pattarkulam, Manjeri
Plot – 6 cents
Area – 1247 SFT
Owner – Safar
Design – E – cube from Team Nirman, Manjeri
Mob – 6238600106
Year of completion – October 2020
Budget – Rs 30 lakhs
Pictures – Ajeeb Komachy