My Story Behind Outdoor Light Automation

I realised this problem after having our own house. Until we had our own house, we used to stay in the rental property and never have to worry about outdoor lights. In most cases, the owner takes care of that. In some cases, no one ON the outdoor lights. Life goes without worrying about homeowners’ problems :) Then we had our first house; that time, our house was on the first floor....

May 21, 2024 · P K Arun

A Foot Care Tip for all house construction users

Today, around 4PM, I casually spoke with the opposite house aunty. The topic is diabetes… While speaking, they shared one incident that I want to share here. She is explaining how one of our neighbour’s aunty who had diabetes got hurt during their house construction and how long it took to cure the infection, & how it happened. It’s not just that Aunty got hurt in their house construction. Even in our family, My dad and I got hurt during our house construction....

May 18, 2024 · P K Arun

Outdoor Lights Automation Guide

When we built our first building, I noticed one task which is a boring, painful and time-consuming task we were doing is… Switching On/Off of our outdoor lights. After noticing this pain, I thought of doing something about this. That time, I got a few ideas I could try, and I experimented with those. Some of those different ideas felt worth implementing in our second building. Initially, I used my own self-made IoT devices to do automation in my first and second buildings....

May 18, 2024 · P K Arun

A Cool Gas Cyclinder Chamber Design

Planning to do a Gas cylinder chamber outside your house? Then here is a cool concept yesterday I came across: https://youtube.com/shorts/q84oqX3RiTA?si=-ECMIdG3zZjLqm1Z If you are going to implement that design idea in your house, make sure to use heavier & more hinges to sustain cylinder weight. I’m personally not a fan of keeping cylinders outside the house. I didn’t implement a cylinder chamber outside the house in our second building for the same reason....

May 17, 2024 · P K Arun

Guidance on BDA Site (reader question)

Today, I’m answering a question from a blog reader. I kept postponing answering his emails for quite a few days because of the complexity of the email and asking too many questions in one email. It is really difficult to answer such questions. For now, I will try my best to answer this reader’s questions: Hi Arun, I recently came across your website. I was looking for some guidance regarding a bda plot I want to purchase from my (retired govt employee) relative as I want to build a house in near future as part of my retirement plans to stay in bangalore....

May 16, 2024 · P K Arun

Housewarming Function on Rainy Days

A housewarming function happened on this Akshaya Tritiya day, Fri, 10 May 2024, near my home. But not many people came for the function. It could be for two reasons: They planned to do simple. Rainy season Both are valid reasons only. By the end of house construction, most homeowners’ budgets are over, and they celebrate their housewarming function very simply, calling only close relatives. I notice the same trend in many cases....

May 15, 2024 · P K Arun

Before Fixing Housewarming Date

Tomorrow, my brother’s wife’s house has a Satyanarayana Swamy pooja in their home. As Per their initial plan, my brother and his wife are supposed to sit for the pooja. Everything was ok until we asked our astrologer about the date. Our Astrologer told us not to sit them for pooja on that day… He said the date was not good. So, we paid their fees to get a good alternative day to do the pooja....

May 14, 2024 · P K Arun

Outdoor Lights Automation Coming Soon

This Saturday, we changed our second building’s outdoor light automation from one tech to another. The previous one was self-made, and it worked fine. In fact, it has many more features than the current setup, but it also comes with many requirements to work. So we decided to give it a try on this brand new device to make it simpler to operate. Initially, we followed the straightforward guide mentioned in the device; after using it for a few days, we noticed a lot of disadvantages in using it as is…...

May 13, 2024 · P K Arun

How to Lose Lakhs of Rupees in Few Hours

Do you want to know one of the easiest ways to lose a few days of hard work and lakhs of rupees during House Construction time? Then read on… My parents and my wife went to our relative’s engagement on Friday. They went to Bus. On the way, my dad noticed one building’s ground floor RCC and the wall was bent. He told RCC that it was almost touching the ground because it was that much bend…...

May 12, 2024 · P K Arun

First Time House Construction Users Make Mistakes

I strongly believe that “everyone makes mistakes in their first house construction”. I did it… Many of my dad’s friends did the same in their new building. There is another instance I noticed recently near my house. Right in front of my home office window, one building construction is happening… I didn’t understand who the owner of that building was for a few days. Now that the building’s ground floor moulding is over, I see one guy coming daily for RCC curing....

May 11, 2024 · P K Arun