Urban Housing Landscape Is Fast Changing In India

  • @kw
  • 18 Jan 2021

In India the living style is fast changing and therefore the Real Estate constructions are fast getting influenced by the western fashion and culture. A lot of changes can be attributed to internet, influence of social media, influence of new technology, attitude and fashions etc. The changes first come to Metro cities and then moves towards the periphery of large cities, and eventually encompass the entire urban landscape. The influence of changes is strikingly visible in Tier II, Tier III, and sub- urban areas.

As per the new terminology, cities can be classified according to their market size. These are divided into four categories. There are 10 alpha cities in which Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Pune, Surat and Coimbatore are included. These cities are the first to change. As the trend goes Malls have emerged and the facilities in housing complexes requiring club with restaurant cum bar, swimming pool have become an essential part of modern living culture. The trend is now adopted in smaller cities and town. The cosmopolitan character tends to be greater in larger cities. However there are some exceptions, Kolkata is a large city but compared to Nagpur which is a beta City it is less cosmopolitan as the city is still dominated by Bengali culture and believes. Dhanbad is a Gamma city which is though not believed to be highly cosmopolitan but still we can see the changes taking place as Dhanbad being a coal capital of the country it attracts people across the country. Various dialects of Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, etc., are some of the more popular languages there.

These days the demand for modern housing and Malls has shifted its focus on small towns and cities. We can see some cities are quite westernized but not really cosmopolitan. Chandigarh, Central Mumbai, Goa and some areas in Delhi NCR like Gurugram etc. have influence of western culture and buyers are choosing projects that offer them opportunity for stylish living

The interior designing of a house has become more important. Buyer of an apartment gets the service of professional interior designer to facelift the look of the space. Using matching floor tiles and wall tiles, Kitchen and toilets modern and stylish fittings have become essential part of a modern living. Buyers prefer a housing complex having more greenery in the surrounding and enough open space for morning walkers and joggers. An enclosed open ground for children to play, swimming pool and a club house preferably attached with a restaurant cum bar are some of the modern style in living which residence buyers prefer these days even in a small town and cities.

Tend of house decor has also been changing fast. The buyers are now very selective about the tile selection for their floors and walls. The changing style shows that wood finish tiles are more in demand now. In the hottest texture trend in both solid hardwood and wood look alike include wire brushed hand scraped, and distressed wood surfaces. Each texture wood like comes with a unique style and character. The latest trend in wood look tile is on these three textures:

Wire brushed wood-look tile shows the appearance of subtle, intentional wire scratches that leave the heart of the “wood” exposed to the surface. These imperfections are smoother and more consistent than hand scraped or distressed wood looks.

Rustic, hand scraped wood-look tile features the appearance of long, ingrained scrapes with high variation between planks, making each plank appear handcrafted, unique, and rare.

Distressed wood-look tile is often mistaken for hand scraped looks. Distressed looks, however, appear as though they’ve been through a lot of wear and tear. You can expect to see the appearance of scrapes, burns, knots, wormholes, and more, giving it an aged, antique look.

However, trends of wood look tiles are changing fast and they are mostly influenced by western designers. Urban living style is also influencing houses and commercial places in semi- urban set up and tier II and tier III cities.

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