Building a beautiful and comfortable house without burning a hole in the pocket is the dream of most Keralites. This splendid single storey abode at Edappon near Cherthala in Kerala stands out for its impressive designs and modern amenities. Interestingly, the structure has been designed in such a way that an additional floor could be easily built in the future. The facade features a sloped roof to give a traditional look to the elevation. Meanwhile, the rest of roof is flat.
Designed in 1431 sqft, this amazing abode has a sit out, living and dining areas, kitchen with an adjacent work area and three bedrooms. The front side of the house is designed like the Sanctum Santorum of a temple. One could easily grab a view of the elegantly designed pooja space as soon as the entrance door opens. This exudes joyful vibes and inspires the family members with positive energy. Moreover, the ceiling above the pooja space is paved with pergola glass which welcomes lots of natural sunshine into the house.
Pillars adorned with natural stone claddings grant a regal charm to the sit-out area. The entrance door, meanwhile, opens to a spacious ‘L’ shaped hall. The elegantly furnished living and the dining areas are arranged here. Gypsum false ceiling and matching LED lights give a spectacular ambience to the interiors. Meanwhile, the walls don beautiful mural paintings that instantly draw attention.
The TV unit is installed on a wall that has been highlighted with red textured paint. The readymade furniture gels well with the general theme of the house. Meanwhile, vitrified tiles have been paved on the floor, adding chic style to the spaces.
The bedrooms are spacious and boast of all the required facilities. The head side walls here are highlighted with darker shades of hues. Wardrobes too have been arranged for storage.
The kitchen is designed in ‘L’ shape and is vaster too. From the kitchen, one could easily grab the views of both the outside and the inside of the house. The counter top, meanwhile, has been paved with granite. The designer tiles pasted on the backsplash give a stylish look and ambience to the kitchen space.
The most impressive fact about this smartly designed abode is that its construction, including the structure and furnishing, was completed on a pocket friendly budget of Rs 26.5 lakh. It indeed is an amazing feat that the construction could be completed on such an affordable budget, especially when the price of the building materials keeps soaring.
Among the multiple factors that helped in keeping a check on the expenses, building the structure using inter locking bricks played a vital role. This significantly reduced the use of cement. The spaces have been efficiently arranged to make the interiors space efficient and beautiful too. The kitchen cupboards are made using aluminum fabrication.
Location – Edappon, Alappuzha
Area – 1431 SFT
Owner – Pranav
Designer – KV Muraleedharan
Building Designers, Chelari
Mob – 9895018990
Year of completion – 2019