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Monsoon makeover: A guidance to protect your home exteriors from rain

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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For monsoon it is very important that one can waterproof their home exteriors from rain, so that they can,t spend all the time to clean their houses and  enjoy the beautiful weather.

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So while we welcome the monsoon season its important to protect your exterior walls.The exterior walls of your house are the first thing people notice when they visit, and the last thing you want people to see is a damaged wall. With monsoon already here, the exterior walls of your house are exposed to constant water and humidity. Over time, this moisture can travel through the walls and affect your internal walls as well.

As we live in a urban concrete jungle, one is unlikely to experience a slice of nature close to home. Nothing comes close to the natural landscapes that have been around. In recent times, with the alarming rate at which dense urban environments continue to push the rental prices, the square footage of the newly built apartments show a decline. Although space might be at a premium, the need for creating a well-balanced home shows inflation.

“Designing  of your house ,for now a days everyone loves to do, as homemakers now have a good grasp on the impact that color, layout, furniture and material choices can make in their lives. Also, with monsoons arriving, it is important to upgrade your home and rainproof it, so that one can enjoy this time to the fullest and not spend it all on cleaning the mess,” says Jesal Lodha, principal designer at The Little Details

There are some guidelines to get ready your balconies protected from monsoon:

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Use Moisture Absorbing Bags: Monsoon maintenance becomes a tough job if you are living in a location that has a humid climate. Purchase some moisture absorbing bags and place them in a few corners of the house to get rid of excess moisture. These bags are available on Amazon and are long-lasting. They are a worthwhile investment, especially in places with too much damp choice to press or humidity.

Use Monsoon plants: Planting some monsoon plants are the good choice to protect.When the monsoon knocks on the door, nature replaces all brown with green. Placing some plants indoors reminds us that the season of new hopes is here. It certainly creates a soothing effect and boosts positive energy. These monsoon plants can also elevate the level of oxygen within your home.

Always buy a good quality furniture: Buying the right outdoor furniture which could survive the extreme summers/winters & monsoon is imperative. Wrought iron furniture would be a great option for someone who loves old rustic charm. If you’re a wooden furniture lover, ensure a coating of weatherproof polish to protect the wood.

Use all type of weather fabrics: D Décor provides an array of weatherproof/waterproof fabrics in a variety of colors and textures to choose from. An outdoor rug made of materials such as nylon, polyester and polypropylene are resistant to moisture and would also be a good choice in terms of maintenance.

Use blinds rather than plastics to cover the balcony: If you have a balcony space covered with a roof and the monsoon being at its peak, it would be wise to cover these openings of your balcony. The easiest and fastest way to do so is by covering it with PVC blinds and if you are a daylight lover like me, opting for a transparent PVC blind would be a great option. Since there are a variety of finishes/colors available, it would be a great way to explore and have some fun with textures and colors. Sustainability being a necessity, using alternate blinds made with cane/bamboo texture would serve the purpose.

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Protect your terrace by covering it: There are  many varieties of awnings to cover your terraces that are retractable all-weather .


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