Rented Minimalist Home Design Tips

Are you or want to start a rented home business? One of the things that you need to know in running this business is to have a house with a design that is attractive to prospective contractors, aside from the complete facilities in it. The design of a rented house with a minimalist model is a design in accordance with the design trends and current home models. The concept of a rented house design with a minimalist type is actually almost similar to a minimalist home model. It’s just that its function is slightly different from a rented house design, indeed a house design that is devoted to being rented as a contract house, but still stylish with a minimalist accent.
Here are some tips from us before designing a house with a minimalist model and type:

First determine the theme of the rented house that you will design, type of tenement or ordinary house

Planning is everything, before building and planning a rented business, of course, ideas and design concepts that you need to consider first. So when you build a plan to start a rented business, make sure you know the theme you will use before building it. In simple terms, there are two types of rented houses, namely tenements or rented houses. If you build a rented house with ideas in a row, it can be categorized as a row house.

Who are the target consumers, middle class or upper class

This is what you should consider before building a rented house. So if we want to build upscale minimalist rentings, the model and shape of the building must be adjusted to those who have high taste and luxury in occupying a house.

Conversely, if we aim at the lower class to build a rented house, of course, the type and model of the building is quite simple, but it is still comfortable to live in.

Comfort aspects for prospective rented residents

In designing a rented house, we really pursue the benefits. Fast return on investment is all that is desired by rented homeowners. But you don’t forget the right for your rented home consumers, namely convenience. For the sake of pursuing a profit, do not let the comfort of your rented house customers at stake.

It’s different if you have a rented house close to an office area or near an industrial complex. Supply and demand are not balanced, the rented house of any model must be sold and there are interested parties. certainly what needs to be optimized is the large amount of space for the rented house.

Wood Material for Homes

In the discussion this time Lamudi will give you knowledge about the good wood materials to build a house. Apart from cement, sand, stone, glass, ceramics, etc., wood materials also play an important role in the construction of houses. For example, such as to be used as casos, frames, window bars, glass windows, doors, etc. Nowadays there are so many good and quality kinds of wood to be used as building material, especially Indonesia is known as a fertile country and rich in natural resources, of course it is not too difficult to get this one material.

First we will get to know the types of wood commonly used for these buildings, actually there are so many types of wood for furniture or types of wood that are of high quality for building materials, but which will be discussed only a few, of the many more than hundreds of types wood in Indonesia.

  1. KAMPER Wood : This wood comes from the tropics, most of these camphor trees we can find in the area of ​​kantanantan (samarinda), this wood has a distinctive aroma like the aroma of camphor which is called camphor wood. The strengths are strong from termites but their weight is lighter than iron wood or teak. This wood has been in Indonesia for a long time as an alternative material for modern, classy building materials, because the price is relatively affordable, besides camphor has fine and beautiful wood fiber so it is often an option to make materials for making doors and windows in standard sizes However, the disadvantage of this type of wood when made into high-class size doors or windows in large size, width or length exceeding the standard size is not recommended, because this wood tends to change its shape to expand when used for a long time.
  2. MERBAU Wood: This wood usually grows in areas of tropical rainforest. Merbau trees flourish in Indonesia. But most of these trees flourish in the area of ​​Papua (Irian). For the texture of this wood is quite hard, it also has a broken and stable fiber line. If it is used as an alternative for comparison with teak wood, merbau wood is the choice. This wood is very suitable to be used as a buffer or roof of a house. There are so many advantages of wood that it is reasonable if the price is quite expensive, because the quality also cannot be seen in one eye, the weakness of this wood is almost completely no weakness. Only a small portion of wood decay occurs usually on the outer skin only
  3. KELAPA wood: for this type of wood it seems that it is no longer familiar to discuss, because this tree is easy to grow anywhere in this country. Most of us often encounter it on the coast. Coconut wood itself belongs to the category of palm species and the texture is also quite hard because this wood has straight fiber, is not branched, and is easily made into beams, usually this wood is widely used for supporting roof poles. And the quality is also quite good with the record of choosing the age of coconut trees that have been more than 60 years or more, if the age of the trees is still young it is not recommended to make building materials, because it will be easy to eat termites and other insects. Which will cause brittle fast.
  4. TEAK wood: this type of wood thrives in dry and calcareous areas in Indonesia, especially on the islands of Central Java and East Java. This wood is often regarded as wood with fiber and the hardest and most beautiful texture. Its characteristics are stable, strong and durable making this wood the first choice as building material. Teak wood is also proven to be resistant to fungi, termites and other insects because of the oil content in the wood itself. This wood includes wood that is used most for building houses. Because the quality is undoubtedly not even has a weakness if used long-term, therefore it is very reasonable if the price rises.
  5. MERANTI MERAH wood: Red meranti is classified as light to medium weight hardwood. The specific gravity ranges from 0.3 to 0.86 at a water content of 15%. The porch wood is pale pink, brownish pink, to deep red or even brownish red. Based on the type, this wood is divided into two. Namely, meranti is pink and meranti is dark red. The difference between the two is that the heavy weight of the red meranti tends to be heavier than the pink meranti, it is quite easy to distinguish it? But it is clear in terms of quality to be made of building materials both are quite good. But according to the strength of durability is quite long as long as it is not directly in contact with the ground, because this type of wood is very sensitive to the influence of the weather, so it is not recommended to use wood materials such as me

Tips on How to Make a Minimalist Fish Pond

Aside from being an additional element to beautify your minimalist home design, fish ponds can also provide calm, natural nuances in your home. Fish ponds can be a complement to the park in front of the house, side, back of the house or inside the house. Depends on your needs and tastes.

Then how to make a minimalist fish pond that you can use as a relaxation in your minimalist home. Check out the following tips:

Minimalist fish pond design.
Many varieties of fish pond designs that fit your minimalist home design. For example, you can choose a fish pond with a square shape. To further strengthen the minimalist impression that already exists at home, use the pool accessories as needed. In order to look like there is harmony with the design of the house both exterior and interior, if your house carries a minimalist concept.

The size of the swimming pool must match the space available at home, adjust also the location that will be used to make fish ponds. Is it in the front, side, or backyard garden. Because with the shape of a fish pond that is not ideal, it will actually make your home look messy concept.

For material, use natural stone type green stone, or dark andesite stone. Prioritize dark colors, then adjust the contrast around it. For example, the walls and plants around the pool area. Dark colors and the use of natural stones will enhance the appearance of your fish pond.

The thing that is not less important is the maintenance of the minimalist fish pond itself. Pay attention to the regulation of water circulation, as well as regular cleaning. In the concept of a minimalist fish pond, cleaning is usually quite easy, because there are not many carvings that allow dirt to settle

Strengths and Weaknesses of Cement Brick

Whether or not a sturdy house is determined by building materials that are used, is it capable of long-lasting or otherwise. There are many choices of building materials commonly used to build a house, for example cement brick. Cement brick or brick making press on the market generally uses cement base mixed with coarse sandstone that is printed using a press machine. Brick materials have a lack of strength when compared to red bricks in terms of contents.

That is to say if there are no cavities in the red brick inside, but the brick is a cavity in it. So when applied in a building for example for brick walls tend to be less strong, because the cavity that is owned by brick. One more thing that is lacking in the use of concrete brick for walls is that the brick base is cement so that when the brick is made as a wall, it tends to be hotter or less able to absorb heat when the sun is blazing and make space with brick walls hot or hot.

Advantages of Cement Brick / Brick Making Press

  • The advantages of using brick materials, because of their flat and smooth shape, when installed (fastened) by a neat artisan, certainly do not need a wall for plaster, so there is a cost savings for plaster.
  • Using building materials with cement cement PC or brick press in the workmanship faster, because the shape of the material tends to be uniform, making it easy in the process of work.
  • Because the form of brick press is quite large when compared to red bricks, giving a plus value in the process is cheaper, when compared to red brick materials whose size tends to be smaller.
  • Cement brick material PC / brick making press is more likely to be waterproof, so when it is made into the wall there is no potential for water seepage or leakage.

Lack of Cement Brick / Brick Making Press

  • The advantages and disadvantages of cement brick or brick press, because the physical has a hole in the middle makes it easy to break or crack when installed. Indeed, on one side there is a cavity for air circulation, but in strength it will lose if compared to red bricks that are solid and intact.
  • Brick materials consist of PC cement, about 50% of the basic material consists of cement. When the brick press is made as a wall, this material is not good at absorbing heat. So that when the dry season or summer there is a tendency to feel hot in a room made of brick walls.

Type of Sand for Building Materials

Sand is an example of a granular material. Granules on sand, generally measuring between 0.0625 to 2 millimeters. Sand-forming material is silicon dioxide, but in some tropical and subtropical beaches it is generally formed from limestone. Only a few plants can grow on sand, because sand has large cavities. Sand has color according to the origin of its formation. And as we know sand is also very important for building materials when mixed with Cement adhesive.

Well, for this time we will discuss about this one material. as we know this sand is a building material that is quite influential for building materials which can be said to be widely used from the lowest structure to the uppermost structure of a building. The following are 5 types of sand according to their level of quality:

  • Red Sand

Red sand or like called Sand Jebrod if in the area of ​​Sukabumi or Cianjur because the sand is taken from the area of ​​Jebrod Cianjur. Jebrod sand is usually used for Cast material because it has more rough characteristics and somewhat larger rock.

  • Sand of Elod

The characteristic feature of this elod sand is that if it is clenched in the head it will clot and will not return. This sand is still a mixture of soil and the color is black. This type of sand is not good for buildings. This sand is usually only for concrete sand mixture so that it can be used for wall plastering, or for brick making mixtures.

  • Sand Plug

Namely sand that is not much different from elod type sand finer than concrete sand. Characteristics if clenched will clot and will not return to the original. Tide sand is usually used to mix concrete sand so it is not too rough so that it can be used for plastering walls.

  • Concrete Sand

Namely the sand is black and the grain is quite smooth, but if it is clenched with the hand it does not clot and it will return. This sand is very good for casting, plastering walls, foundations, brick and stone installation.

  • River Sand

is sand that is obtained from the river which is the result of gigisation of hard and sharp rocks, this type of sand is quite good granules (between 0.063 mm – 5 mm) so that it is a good mix for pair work. Usually this sand is only for caranaran material.

Tempo Doeloe Classic House

Even though it is very old-fashioned, however, the style of the architects of the classic house until now, is still relatively high in demand. Because the classic home of the old days is very unique in its naturalness. In the midst of the many trends of modern home models with minimalist nuances at the moment, the presence of old-style buildings has become something special in itself. Impressed more charming, beautiful in the eyes. It is precisely this old-fashioned house architectural style that is one of the references of architectural design for homes in the present.

In addition to the unique classic character of the old house, it can also be said to be a simple house that looks elegant and charming. In fact there are also those who deliberately build houses with the classic style of the past. Memories of the past or people’s interest in the architectural style of the past have been one of the reasons. Let’s explore more about this traditional house. Starting from the model and building art, this classic type usually tends more to its own characteristics and type of architectural design, which is not too much style just by relying on profile frames as a game of interior and exterior decoration.

Usually ancient houses have typical window shapes that are deliberately made large and uniform, in order to strengthen the characteristics of the building feel more. In addition, the height of the ceiling and the roof are also deliberately designed high enough to make it look clearer and more flexible when viewed not seem narrow. When viewed from the characteristics, the type of old school house used to apply a type of wall that is thicker than the house in the present. Understandably, our country is considered a former Dutch colonial colony, so it is not surprising if from the art of the building there are a few typical European styles tucked into the design of this building.

Not only from the characteristics of the building, by placing old school furniture is also a typical trigger of old school homes to be more pronounced, for example, looking for antique furniture, making large gardens and ponds made of clay, house paint colors that do not mix colors, until the application of other classic types of ornaments can be one part that can create the beauty of an antique-class home from the past, so that the nostalgic atmosphere is increasingly thick. indeed every classic thing even though it is even old school, still always beautiful to look at and the most important characteristic of the foremost is timeless, provided we can maintain and preserve it.

Although it is inevitable, it is necessary to beautify a house with classic-style furniture that requires quite a large amount of money and it is not easy to find rare antique furniture. But for a beauty and for the sake of preserving culture for you lovers of antique things, it will be sufficient. Not surprisingly, today there are still many people who like the old-fashioned design of doeleo, the reason for the overall details of indoor and outdoor homes requires extra things from the search for antiques to costs. But the uniqueness of the results is matchless, aka satisfied. Great right ??

Type Of Ceiling House

The ceiling or ceiling is the upper interior surface associated with the top of a room. Generally, the ceiling is not a structural element, but the surface covering the floor of the roof structure above. Based on current developments there are many types of ceilings on the market, which you can apply to homes or other buildings.

Before choosing a model and ceiling base material that you will use in your design later, it helps you to know what types of ceilings are and learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of ceiling.

  1. Plywood Ceiling

Plywood ceiling is a type of ceiling cover that is often used. The size of plywood in the market is 122 cm x 244 cm with a thickness of 3 mm, 4 mm and 6 mm. Installation of this ceiling can be installed sheets without being cut into pieces or can be divided into four parts to make it easier in the arrangement and installation. Ceiling frames can use rafters 4/6 or 5/7 with the size of a wooden frame 60 cm x 60 cm.

The advantages of the type of triplex ceiling process is easier and can be done by carpenters so that you have no difficulty in the process. Plywood material is easily available on the market at a relatively cheap price and lightweight materials make it easier for users to repair if there is damage to replace it.

Weaknesses of plywood material are not resistant to fire so that it is flammable and if it is often exposed to water or seepage it will be easily damaged.

  • Plasterboard or Asbestos Ceiling

In the market the size of plasterboard ceilings is 1.00 m x 1.00 m and 0.50 m x 1.00 m. The installation method is the same as the plywood ceiling. You can use rafters 4/6 or 5/7 with the size of the wooden frame 60 cm x 60 cm for the ceiling frame.

The advantages in addition to being easily available in the market, the processing process is easy so it does not encounter obstacles. The lightweight material makes it easy for users to be able to replace if damage occurs.

The weakness of the material from plasterboard or asbestos is not resistant to shocks and collisions so it must be careful in the process of mounting the ceiling so that it is not broken or cracked.

  • Fiber ceiling

At present fiber ceilings are already widely used. In applications for home ceilings use the GRC (Glassfiber Reinforced Cement Board) board. The price is relatively cheap compared to plywood. The GRC Board has a size of 60 cm x 120 cm with a standard thickness of 4 mm. Ceiling frames can use 4/6 or 5/7 rafters and 40 mm x 40 mm hollow iron.

The advantages of GRC ceiling are resistant to fire and water, stronger, lighter and more flexible. The process is quite easy.

Weaknesses with plasterboard or asbestos ceilings are not resistant to impact. GRC materials in some areas are rarely encountered.

  • Gypsum Ceiling

Gypsum ceiling is one type of ceiling that has been widely used also for ceiling coverings. The size of the ceiling is 122 cm x 244 cm. For frames like the GRC Board you can use rafters or hollow steel.

Advantages, when installed the gypsum ceiling has a surface that looks without connection so that it is in great demand by the public. The process is even faster. Easy to obtain, repair and replace.

Weakness, is not resistant to water so it is easily damaged when exposed to water or water seepage. Not all artisans can do it, need special skills.

  • Acoustic Ceiling

Acoustic ceiling solution for those of you who plan a room that can reduce noise. Because the acoustic ceiling is a ceiling that is resistant to certain noise thresholds. The sizes available are 60 cm x 60 cm and 60 cm x 120 cm. The acoustic ceiling can be installed with a finished wooden frame or metal material manufacturer.

Excellence, can reduce noise so that for certain room needs are widely used by the community. Its weight is relatively light so it’s easy to repair or replace and the process is fast.

On the other hand, the disadvantage is that it is not waterproof and in certain areas it is still rare and the price is relatively more expensive.

Building Miniature Mockup

What is Mockup? … Mockup is a miniature or model of a building that will be created, in order to facilitate the visualization of the design results. either in the form of structural, interior, exterior or siteplan design. The characteristics of the model are usually in the form of imitation in three dimensions, have a small scale (mini), materials used for manufacturing are usually using wood, paper, clay, etc.

The function of the miniature model building itself is:

  • A tool in presenting to the public or the public about plans for the building to be built.
  • As a form of introduction to geometry.
  • Usually used to strengthen the function of brochures and advertising as a marketing information media.
  • Makes it easy for consumers to understand the shape of the house quickly.
  • Indeed, in the world of property, maket is not a taboo thing to discuss. Because by using miniature models, both developers and the public can imagine how the design of the property will be built. In general, mockups are interpreted as miniature models of the design of buildings that are designed or to be built. The work of making these models is usually done by final-level architecture students as presentation aids or in development projects.

The type of the model itself is divided into 3 parts, namely:

  • architectural / building model (1: 200 scale, 1: 100, 1:50)
  • interior model (scale 1:20, 1:10, 1: 5, 1: 1)
  • detailed model (scale 1:20, 1:10, 1: 5, 1: 1)
  • A model is no more and no less is something abstract only a picture of something that is actually at stake is not an exact description of a reality, but the process of simplification to get the form of prescribed absences.
  • As for models that are worthy to be presented, marking the completion of a design process and requiring a great effort in building miniature model buildings to look more perfect than the picture of reality.

Understanding Floors and Types

Understanding the floor is the basic part of a space, which has an important role to strengthen the existence of objects in space. Floor functions in general are: supporting activities in space and forming the character of space. When people walk on the floor, the characters that appear are: durable, not slippery and neutral in color (not dominant). Home floors are used to put items such as chairs, tables, cupboards, etc. and support various activities such as walking, children running, sitting on the floor, and others.

From the aesthetic side, the floor serves to beautify space and form the character of space. The color themes and images that are displayed can take any concept according to the characters that appear. Some themes that can be applied such as traditional ethnicity, modern minimalism, retro and so on.

The following are some types of floors with various characteristics that are often used in most homes:

  1. Plaster Floor. This type is classified as the simplest and cheapest, because it is treated as when plastering walls and diacels until smooth. But the difference with the treatment on the wall is to do the step of rubbing the floor until smooth and shiny. The color produced is the same as the cement-sand color and tends to be darker. In some applications, covering the area of ​​space, it has a weakness when a crack occurs and cannot be replaced with material and must be patched.
  2. Ceramic floor. This type of floor is very commonly used. Ceramics have a high flexibility to use and can be applied to almost all parts of the house. Besides being strong, the floor of the house from ceramic materials also does not require polishing and is easy to maintain. The impression of ceramic material is warm. Today various ceramic textures are sold on the market, which are visually similar to other types of material. For example: ceramic textured marble, granite, wood, stone, brick and so on.
  3. Marble floor. Marble is much preferred because it has more character and is classy luxury. Irregular textures and patterns and limited natural supplies make this material expensive. Marble material has the impression of cold and strong. The weakness of marble is that it has relatively large pores. Relatively large porous marble requires extra care. This is because marble easily absorbs liquids and rugs, leaving stains if not cleaned quickly.
  4. Granite Floor. Granite has denser pores, so it has a smaller possibility for water and dirt to enter. Granite has a cool and impressive impression. Granite rocks are obtained from hills or granite mountains. But in line with technological developments, artificial granite is now available with more diverse motifs and cheaper prices.
  5. Wooden floor. The most common are parquette, which comes from the word parquetry. Wood material has a warm and natural impression. In addition to coming from solid wood, parquet materials now also come from non-wood materials such as bamboo. The other type is laminate which is processed wood whose surface is the result of printing.

Types of Termites and How to Prevent them

Termites are social insects of the members of the Assoptera which are widely known as pests and can be detrimental to human life. Termites nest in the ground and eat wood, furniture or skeletons of houses made of wood which cause a lot of losses economically. There are three types of termites, namely:

Dry Wood Termites

Found in dry wood, usually in the timber structure of the building. This type of termite is not too dependent on water sources and does not need to look for food in the soil.

Moist Wood Termites

Eating rotting wood, such as wood from fallen trees. Subterranean termites (the most common type and the most serious threat). The most common type found in this area. These termites nest in soil with low humidity.

Land Termites

These types of termites are social insects and enjoy grouping and forming large numbers of colonies. They generally live below the surface of the soil and damage the structure of buildings without being detected through hidden roads that are barely visible on the foundation of walls or floors.

Because the presence of termites can be very disturbing, there are times when you prevent the presence of termites in your home. Because prevention will be far more beneficial than eradicating termites after he destroys our home.

That’s how to prevent it

· Choose Wood correctly
The choice of wood to be used as frames or other furniture is the first step to prevent termites. There are two types of wood that I strongly recommend to be used to decorate the interior of our homes, namely Teak wood and Merbau wood. These two woods are very unpopular with termites. Teak wood is not liked by termites because its hard nature makes it difficult to eat termites. While merbau wood emits a distinctive odor that is not liked by termites, especially merbau wood also contains substances that are toxic to fungi and termites.

· Avoid moisture
A damp place is a favorite place for termites to breed. Therefore, try not to have a leak in your house, if only there were leaks in the tile or drains, hurry up and patch it, do not leave it too long.

· Give distance between furniture or wood furniture and floor
As mentioned earlier that termites breed for the first time in the basement of our house, because that is as much as possible to provide distance between items made from wood and the floor. This includes warehouses, I often find that my warehouse was the first target of termites, because I rarely saw my warehouse. While there were lots of papers and books in my warehouse. Remember paper, books, cardboard, actually the basic material is wood. What I did myself was coating my warehouse floor with plastic, before putting boxes containing books and other items.

· Recognize the signs of termite attacks
It is very important to recognize termite attacks, and as soon as possible handle before termites succeed in destroying our wooden furniture. Signs of termite attacks can be wood chips and holes everywhere, there are small clumps of mud like sticking to wood. In addition to these two things, another symptom that shows termite attacks is the appearance of larons. It should be noted that the moth is an adult termite that comes out when it wants to mate.

· Termite Injection
Anti-termite injection needs to be done to prevent the development of termites. As a preventive measure, usually an injection is done before the house is established, injection is done by injecting termite into the soil so that termites have no place to grow under our house. Usually this termite injection lasts up to 5 years.

After you know the type of termites and how to prevent them above, hopefully it can be useful for you. You can also spread this information to friends and relatives, so that they can also anticipate the losses that termites can cause.