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Jakarta has 13 New Condominium

Until the end of the second quarter – and 2012, a total of 3688 completed condominium units. This adds to the cumulative supply of condos to be 93 846 units, or 4.5% higher when compared with last quarter. Thus the results of research conducted by Cushman & Wakefield Indonesia.

According to Arief Rahardjo, Senior Associate Director of Research & Advisory Indonesia Cushman & Wakefield, a total of 13 new projects launched and will be completed in stages until 2015. “Thus, the cumulative total to 57 947 units of condominiums coming,” Arief said in a press release received

The projects are:

Central Green (Tower Cerberra)
St Moritz (New Presidential Suite Tower)
Grand Center Point (Tower D)
U Residence (Tower 2)
Green Bay Seaview Tower L
Sherwood Residence (Tower Regent)
Scientia Residence (Tower C & D)
Providence Park Apartment
The Gianetti Apartment
One 8 Hotel
Northland Ancol Residence
SOHO @ Podomoro City

Condominium sales price continues to rise. At the end of June 2012, the average selling price of condominiums in the CBD reached Rp 23,106,618 per m2, up 12% from the previous quarter.

Until June 2012, the sale of condominiums built in Jakarta and surrounding areas reached 95.3%, up 0.4% from a year earlier and up 0.2% over the first quarter of 2012. In addition, the occupancy rate stands at 66.2%, up 1.8% from the previous quarter.

Meanwhile, sales of pre-sales rate reached 61.6% with 22 274 units remaining unsold. The figure shows an increase of 2.7% from the previous quarter, up 2.5% from 2011 last year. Pre-sales activities of the upcoming projects is dominated by middle-class projects, or about 65.52% of total transactions.


Cave Houses, Residential Ancient Modern Style

For those of you who are bored of living in luxury residences, it could not hurt if you try to stay indoors sensation cave. Located in France, cave that has three bedrooms are designed in a modern, but it certainly does not offer the comforts of home in general.

Cave house is beautifully designed, offering views of the beautiful Loire valley. This unique residential only an hour from Tours, the largest city in the middle of France-35 minutes of Vendome and TVG line (Train à Grande Vitesse, aka high speed train) to Paris.

This modern cave house has heating, plumbing and drainage, water conditioner, ADSL network, and some other interesting features, such as the stairs are made of glass to the mezzanine floor, which is referred to as “the blue lagoon” by the owner. Mezzanine housing is made of circular glass, allowing light into the space beneath the kitchen.

Kitchen together with dining room has a fireplace and portable cooking equipment. Stairs carved from the rock cave hallway connecting the kitchen with a bright and comfortable.

Beside it, there is a bedroom area, each equipped with a bathroom. Bathrooms are made available here yet finalized, so that residential buyers can choose the desired decoration.

This unique property is being marketed by with the official EUR371.000.


Home Made Energy Ebook Review

To the common person, it is rather difficult to believe that it is possible for you to build your own solar panel or wind generator in your backyard. It is generally thought that you require a fortune to build and install solar panels and wind turbines. However I was really shocked and all these ‘thoughts’ of mine were proved wrong with HomeMade Energy system.

Interior Design

Room Interior Design

Room interior design is an integral part when it comes to creating a good looking space. There are many elements you need to consider while creating a space. Factors like the available space, light and budget need to be considered while planning room interior design ideas. You need to use appropriate lines, colors, shapes, textures, forms, etc. to create a space which looks like one unity and is eye pleasing. Given below, are tips and tricks on room interior designing, that will help you in the job. You can plan the room interior design online or on paper. There are many sites which will allow you to design a room for as less as 50 bucks. However, with some basic sketching you can create your own plans and don’t have to design a room online.

Room Interior Design Tips & Tricks

Basic Layout
Before starting with any interior design ideas, first of all take a measuring tape and go through different rooms in your house, and measure their dimensions. Or ask your contractor to get the dimensions of various rooms in the house. Then in a sketchpad, draw accurate rooms in a bird-eye view with smaller proportions. This will give you an idea of how much space is available in each room. So, draw rough sketches of each room, and draw the permanent elements in the room in a top angle view. Keep photocopies or scans of these drawings if you want it as a backup.

Theme & Focal Point
Now, consider the whole house as one whole unit, take a walk in different rooms and visualize what all can be done to design the rooms. You can contemplate on a single theme to decorate the house. This is important as a theme gives a sense of harmony to the house, and makes it look like one whole. Then start drawing on the room sketches, the main elements which are necessary in the room. At this point of time keep in mind the focal point in the room. For example, when it comes to living room interior design ideas you can consider a fireplace or a flat TV as a focal point, and arrange furniture and other elements around it.

Symmetry or Asymmetry
You can create a symmetry by arranging things placed on opposite in identical way, or create an asymmetry by using curves or placing objects of contrasting colors or different sizes. However, make sure everything looks well-balanced. Take care that the furniture elements have edges which can be curved or sharp, that match other elements in the room interior design. For kids bedroom interior design ideas go with softer designs, and soft but many colors.

Transition & Lighting
Use smooth color transition when going from one room to other. You can use curved wall design along the corridors to achieve this. When it comes to bedroom interior design ideas, use softer colors and the lighting should be adjustable. You can keep a nice lamp near the bed for soft light, and a ceiling loft light for major illumination, and smaller light at dressing table for more illumination.

Texture & Space
Play with different kind of texture if you like, to create unusual looking surface and interior design styles. You can paint wall in textured paint ideas, or use carpet with texture. Finally, comes adding accents. These help to give a final touch to the room decoration. Try to keep it simple to match a simple and small room, for larger room you can consider placing flattering large accents. 

Make sure you have enough cabinets in your house, to keep your room look neat and tidy and let the room interior design be shown. This is especially important when you are considering room interior design office furniture ideas. Having enough cabinets will help to maintain the clutter, which will go on accumulating with time.


Taking the Time to Really Feel at Home

It is no secret that homeowners tend to be a little restless after living in the same house for a few years. Often after a homeowner first moves in, they want everything to be perfect, but the reality is that they will spend the next ten to fifteen years making minor adjustments to their home and tweaking small details to end up with their house transitioning into the perfect home. Somewhere along the way the homeowner may redecorate the house with fresh paint or wallpaper and then look into changing the window treatments. Over time the furniture will be rearranged several times over and finally replaced with styles to fit new trends and the taste of the homeowner.


After Cook, Wok Water Given Do not Jump

After cooking, it usually pans directly provide cold water while still in pan is still hot. Apparently, it was the wrong way!

According to eHow, giving cold water and submerge iron skillet is still hot to the cold water will damage the metal due to temperature changes.

Actually, the correct way to clean the wok is to give baking soda over the surface is still hot, then let some time and rub the surface of the pan with a sponge or steel wool made​​.

Keep in mind, do not use steel wool like Teflon non-stick skillet. Rinse carefully with water in the drain pan surfaces. Try to use a paper towel.

Actually iron skillet or Teflon may be washed with soap but it should be looked at either as the soap can get into the pores of the pan, so often times eat foods often feels soapy.


Engaging Indigenous Communities Karo Home Improvements

Process improvement Karo traditional houses in the village of Linga, District Simpang Four, Karo District, North Sumatra, involving the whole community in the village of Linga, Tuesday (30/10/2012). Community invited to proactively improve the house, accompanied by experts and architects. This is to maintain the authenticity of the building and its architecture.

Vice Chairman of the Heritage of Sumatra Asmita Surbakti explained, it has been holding the Government Kabupatren Karo and elders in the village of Linga for this project. It also mengelar seminars and performing arts in the Karo Watch Day that was held on Tuesday (10/30/2012).

Previously, traditional house in the village of Linga karo in appalling conditions. Only two houses are repaired. Each house inhabited by two families and three families. They only stay temporarily until their own homes.

Residents who live on average as the farmer did not have the funds for home care. “Yet this cultural heritage. Waga So we invite to participate to maintain its sustainability,” said Asmita.

The traditional home improvement project is the result of cooperation Karo World Monuments Fund (WMF), the National Heritage of Sumatra, and the Catholic University of Santo Thomas Field. There are four buildings were repaired, two houses, one Jambur (a type of the hall), and geriten (where the crops).

“We have been improving homes since a month ago and it is still ongoing,” said Head of Public Relations of Heritage of Sumatra, Hairul.


Advice on How to Buy Computer Hardware Online

Do you know that you can buy computer parts online? Indeed, the internet is a medium through which you can purchase the best computer hardware that you want. There are quite a good number of online shops where you can buy any computer hardware that you are looking for. You can buy new computer components or fairly used computer parts no matter the components that you are looking for through the internet. Shopping through the internet generally is very comfortable and simpler than shopping around the bricks and mortar shops. However, there are strategies that you have to apply in order to get the best deal.

It is the desire of every computer user that his system performs very effectively. Software is very important but it cannot substitute hardware. This is why you need high quality computer hardware. In order to buy computer parts of high grade through the internet, there is a need for you to shop around. Once you key in the right keyword in the search engines many sites that deal with computer hardware will surely appear on your screen. Take your time to browse through a number of them. As you are browsing through them, check the quality of hardware they have as well as the reputation of the company.

You can know about the reputation of the sites by reading their reviews. Get quotes from a number of them. This will help you compare their prices and determine which one is the best deal. Getting quotes from many sites remains the best way of getting the best price. Before you buy computer hardware from any site make sure that the site that you are buying from exists in reality, and that it is registered. There are many bogus websites today that claim to supply computer hardware. It is no news that fraud can easily be committed through the internet.

Home Improvement

Rich and Timeless Beauty With Mosaic Art

Mosaic has been used as decorative art since decades. Embellished high quality mosaics art can be seen in museums, old buildings & churches with historic patterns. In recent times mosaics consisted of different materials such as shells, ivory and colored stone which were used to create temples, monuments etc but with time the mosaic art has been redefined by giving a modern creative touch. With the use of different styles your kitchen or bath can be transformed from retro to dramatic look. Now accomplished and passionate artists make use of mosaic material with other stones to give a more fascinating appeal to the created designs. Excellently crafted and authentic handmade mosaics are prior option to decor room & buildings.

Use of one-of-a-kind contemporary mosaics

Ideal for installation around pillars & curved surfaces these are blended with colorful patterns to give sensuous glossy finish. Craftsman use simple tools and techniques for ceramic, porcelain, pebbles, glass mosaic tiles, steel, copper and other material to create an outstanding piece of art. Mosaic tiles are tough stuff and can be used for number of purposes ranging from mirrors to poolside tiles, backsplashes to jewelry. For creating traditional interiors to contemporary exteriors these are extensively used to redefine wall grace & appeal.

Mosaic art is being recognized & appreciated since ages and people have special fascination for it. Different courses and workshops are also offered from art centers in Canada where you can learn to make mosaic with colored glass and millefiori, smalti and expand your imagination with creative ideas.

Diy Craft– Remodeling or transforming things with different patterns and awesome craft ideas.

Fused glass jewelry– This type jewelry is made when two different pieces of glass are fused together into one single piece by heating it until they melt in a kiln. This technique is used in making jewelry and other ornamental art in various shapes, size and design.

Millefiori Beads– Millefiori Beads are made with handmade glass cane. Placing the molten glass in a form and adding color to it and giving them shape. It comes in ceramic, plastic, metal and glass flower shapes.

Genuine art immensely increase grace of space

Use of variant colors and patterns transforms, highlight the area & add brightness and warmth to the place. Mosaic provides immense ways to experiment with home décor. You can renovate your bathroom, floors, kitchen, add stunning art in your living room & bring sophisticated appeal to office walls.

With ingenious and artistic design mosaic tiles offer an amiable look to any dwelling place. Contact an experienced mosaic craftsman for installing tiles, equipped with the right kind of knowledge, which infuses right sense of design & style. Bright and colorful, easy to install Glass Mosaic tiles are always been in demand for residential to industrial & commercial applications.

Going beyond your imagination and creating a stunning centerpiece.

Home Improvement

The Art of Joinery – Types of Joints by Mansfield Joiners

The best builders in the world know how to work with wood. Used in making buildings, houses, furniture, and many other structures and objects, wood is an essential part of building.

To become an expert wood builder, you must master the fine art of joinery, or the method used to connect two pieces of wood together. Learning this art is necessary because most wood projects need more than one piece of wood, unless the object will be carved from a single solid piece of wood. Usually, joinery employs a variety of methods for connection, such as nails, wood glue, or screws. In some cases, the wooden object is held together without any of these materials and through the fit of the joints only.

Mastering the art of joinery can take years of practice. If you are just starting out, you should begin with the simplest of joints or joining techniques, and work your way towards more difficult or more intricate methods of joinery. If the project is important and you only have so much wood to use, you may be best off getting a Mansfield joiner to do the project.

Listed below are five types of joints as well as description of how they’re done.

1. The Box Joint

A box joint is similar to a dovetail joint, but much simpler in terms of execution. Box joints have rectangular “fingers” that interlock with each other along the edge of an object. Its a basic strong method of joinery, and is often used for hardwoods or thicker types of wood.

2. The Butt Joint

This is the most basic joint in the world of woodworking. It basically connects two pieces of wood by sticking the butt of one piece against the edge of another piece. These pieces are often held in place by mechanical fasteners. The only problem with a butt joint is that the wood grain of the piece with the exposed “butt” is usually seen, and this is not aesthetically pleasing. Most joiners use a mitered butt joint, which is similar to the but joint, except the ends of the butts are carved diagonally so that when joined together, the two pieces make a right angle.

3. The Dado Joint

Commonly used when building cabinets and shelves, or when working with plywood, this type of joint involves creating a slot in one piece of wood, and having another piece of wood fill in that slot. For example, the sides of a book case may have grooves into which the sides of the shelves will fit into, being joined together by a dado joint. In this manner, you’ve connected both pieces.

4. The Dovetail Joint

Perhaps the most famous joint of them all, the dovetail joint is said to be the most beautiful and at the same time the strongest joint in the world of joinery. These days, most dovetail joints are made with dovetailing jigs. It is seldom that you find wood joiners who still create their dovetail joints by hand. There are several types of dovetail joints: the classic dovetail, the mitered dovetail, rabbeted dovetails, half blind dovetails, and sliding dovetails.

5. The Half-lap Joint

When two boards need to be joined, using a half-lap joint is an option. Basically, half of each board so that when the two boards are joined together, they interlock or flush with each other. Half-lap joints are often used in dressers, desks, and (on occasion) floorboards. It is often recommended that rather thick pieces of wood are used for half-lap joints, so as to make sure that the wood doesn’t lose too much strength in being cut in half.