Home Automation for Smart Apartments

Home Automation for Smart Apartments

Smart technology is ruling the home automation sector nowadays! Progressing from simple timer-regulated thermostats and keypad door-locks into more innovative technologies. More and more home automation systems are designed with apartment dwellers in mind, and you can now incorporate smart technology in your apartments in Guruvayur or flats in Thrissur without breaking the bank.

Here’s a run-in on Home Automation for Smart Apartments from Vishraam Builders, eminent builders of apartments in Guruvayur or flats in Thrissur

Climate control

Climate Control

The 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is a must have for high-tech homeowners of today who wish to save on heating and air conditioning costs through interactive programming and online management. It not just fulfills the function of keeping your home at a comfortable temperature, but also learns your habits and automatically adjusts itself to suit your needs. The climate control has built-in Wi-Fi that can be controlled by any device and additional sensors, & you’ll be able to change your temperature from miles away.

Lighting automation

Lighting automation

Are you a person who has the habit of leaving lights on? It can lead to wasted electricity. Home lighting automation can make it easy to activate or deactivate the lights in your apartment with the push of a single button. Lights can be easily turned on and off remotely, change their color and intensity, flash to signal incoming email messages and more.

Smart television

Smart television

Your home is your place to relax and unwind. What better way than zoning out in front of the television? With a smart TV in place, you don’t even have to rely on the Cable Network to get your favourite TV shows. The Smart TV will have internet capability and web-based features built directly into the television itself. You can access computer media files, enjoy online services, visit web pages, record videos, and play streamed games with the Smart TV.

Automated door locks

Automated door locks

Home automation can also be used to ensure the safety of your property which is very important. Your door lock can be majorly upgraded with home-automation security. A simple software interface provides a top-notch performance in a Smart lock. The lock can also be manually operated with the use of a key, in case something goes wrong. It keeps a complete record of those who enter and leave the house.

Home Surveillance

Home Surveillance

Security camera surveillance is needed if you want to know exactly what is happening in and around your home when you’re not around. You have many options in security Cameras.

Amazon Echo along with its voice-activated smart speaker, Alexa, is the perfect centerpiece in home automation, that will be the central control point for your smart home devices. Living in an apartment need not limit you in the home automation front. You can always go for affordable smart technology which is available today.

If  you have any other suggestions or tips when it comes to Home Automation for Smart Apartments? Do share them with us!

Things you’ll need for your first home

Things you'll need for your first home

It is a moment of pride for anyone to move into his/her own home. If you are going to start living in flats in Thrissur or apartments in Guruvayur, how to setup the new home and where to start are questions you face when you set up your own place for the very first time. We are sure you might be having your own long list of things to buy. But let’s start off by checking out the list of bare essentials here – the things you’ll need for your first home to live comfortably and safely.

To liven up your space

Furniture & furnishings along with accessories are an absolute necessity if you want to relax in your new home. So buy wisely! Things needed will be Chairs, Coffee table, Curtains (including the rods), Bookshelves, Lamp, TV along with a stand or mountings to keep it, Wall hanging, Photo frames & cushions.

Laundry Basket

You may not want to ruin your bedroom or the bathroom with dirty laundry strewn about. Just store them in style with good looking laundry baskets.

Making Cleaning easy

Making Cleaning easy

New place or old one cleaning is needed. So be prepared with the dusters, dust pans, cleaning agents and soap buckets, Wiping clothes, Scrubbers, Sponges, Washing liquid, Cleaning sprays, General disinfectant, Sweeping brush, Mop & Vacuum cleaner.

Sleeping at peace

Sleeping comfortably in your flats in Thrissur is a most essential thing! The most important things needed in a Bedroom are Bed, Bedside table, Mattress, Bedside lamp, Bed sheets, Duvet and its cover, Pillows and their covers, Wardrobe, Alarm clock or any wall clock, Chest of drawers, Dressing table, Clothes hangers & more. Buying a Divan bed or a futon is a brilliant idea if your new home is short in space.

All for a functional kitchen

All for a functional kitchen

Unless the kitchen is set, an apartment is incomplete! A fully functional kitchen needs a Kitchen table, Refrigerator, Dustbin, Kettle, Toaster, Microwave/Gas oven, Blender/ Mixer are the basic kitchen appliances needed. Get a basic set of Plates, Spoons, Forks, Knives, Drinking glasses, Cups and mugs and cookware to prepare and eat your meals.

Emergency light

An absolute necessity in your new home! Be prepared for the frequent power failures in the state.

A little bit of green

A little bit of green

It’s always good to bring in a little bit of greenery inside the house. Fresh plants and flowers can fill up a room with positivity, calm and freshness. You can have potted plants, hanging pots or a bunch of flowers & feel the difference it makes to your room.

Hardware tools & equipment

You can take care of any small installation or repair with proper tools & equipment like Screwdriver, Tester, Step ladder, Hammer, Pliers, Drill etc.

Now that you have the list of things you’ll need for your first home in place, it’s the time to look around & shop wisely. Vishraam Builders, eminent builders in Thrissur brings to you flats in Thrissur & apartments in Guruvayur, to set up your new home. Call us to know more.

മഴക്കാലരോഗങ്ങൾക്കെതിരെയുള്ള പ്രതിരോധം

ഋതുക്കളിൽ ഏറ്റവും ആസ്വാദ്യകരമായ ഒന്നാണ് മഴക്കാലം. ശരീരത്തിനും മനസ്സിനും കുളിരേകുന്ന ചാറ്റൽ മഴ മുതൽ ഇടവിടാതെ തിമിർത്തു പെയ്യുന്ന ഇടവപ്പാതി വരെ മഴയുടെ വ്യത്യസ്‌ത ഭാവങ്ങൾ നമ്മുടെ ഗൃഹാതുര സ്മരണകളുടെ ഭാഗമാണ്. നിറഞ്ഞൊഴുകുന്ന നദികളും വെള്ളം നിറഞ്ഞു കിടക്കുന്ന അണക്കെട്ടുകളും ജലാശയങ്ങളും എല്ലാം മഴക്കാലത്തിന്റെ പകരം വെക്കാനില്ലാത്ത സംഭാവനകളാണ്.

എന്നാൽ നാമെല്ലാം ഇഷ്ടപ്പെടുന്ന മഴയോടൊപ്പം എത്തുന്ന ക്ഷണിക്കപ്പെടാത്ത അതിഥികളാണ് മഴക്കാല രോഗങ്ങൾ. വിവിധതരം വൈറൽ പനികൾ – ഡെംഗു, ചിക്കുൻ ഗുനിയ, എലിപ്പനി – മലേറിയ, കോളറ, ടൈഫോയ്‌ഡ്, തുടങ്ങിയവ പലപ്പോഴും മാരകമാവുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു. ഈ പട്ടികയിൽ അടുത്ത കാലത്തായി എത്തിയവയാണ് നിപ, കരിമ്പനി എന്നിവ. പുറമെ ശ്വാസകോശ സംബന്ധിയായ രോഗങ്ങൾ, അലർജികൾ, ചർമ്മരോഗങ്ങൾ എന്നിവയും മഴക്കാലത്ത് കൂടുതലായി കാണാറുണ്ട്. മഴക്കാല രോഗങ്ങളെ തടയുവാനും പ്രതിരോധിക്കുവാനും നമുക്ക് എന്തെല്ലാം മുൻകരുതലുകൾ എടുക്കാം എന്ന് നോക്കാം. കാരണം രോഗം വന്നതിനു ശേഷം ചികിൽസിക്കുന്നതിനേക്കാൾ എത്രയോ നല്ലതാണല്ലോ രോഗം വരാതെ നോക്കുന്നത്.

മഴക്കാലത്ത് വ്യാധികൾ കൂടാനുള്ള പ്രധാന കാരണങ്ങൾ പരിസര മലിനീകരണവും ഇക്കാലത്ത് ശരീരത്തിന്റെ രോഗ പ്രതിരോധ ശേഷി കുറയുന്നതുമാണ്. പൊതുസ്ഥലങ്ങളിൽ അലക്ഷ്യമായി നിക്ഷേപിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന മാലിന്യങ്ങൾ മഴവെള്ളത്തോടൊപ്പം കുടിവെള്ളവുമായി കലരുകയും തന്മൂലം രോഗാണുക്കൾ വ്യാപിക്കാൻ ഇടയാവുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു. മാലിന്യങ്ങൾ കൂടിക്കിടക്കുന്ന സ്ഥലങ്ങൾ രോഗങ്ങൾ പരത്തുന്ന ഈച്ചകളുടെയും പ്രജനന കേന്ദ്രങ്ങളാണ്. പരിസര ശുചിത്വം ഉറപ്പു വരുത്തുകയാണ് ഇതിനുള്ള പോംവഴി. മാലിന്യങ്ങൾ ശാസ്ത്രീയമായി സംസ്‌കരിക്കപ്പെട്ടാൽ ഒരളവു വരെ രോഗങ്ങളുടെ വ്യാപനം തടയാൻ കഴിയും.

മഴക്കാലത്ത് പുറത്തിറങ്ങുമ്പോൾ സുരക്ഷിതമായ പാദരക്ഷകൾ നിർബന്ധമായും ഉപയോഗിക്കുക. ചെരിപ്പിടാതെ പുറത്തിറങ്ങി നടക്കാതിരിക്കുക. നനയാതിരിക്കാൻ കുട, റെയിൻ കോട്ട് എന്നിവ ഉപയോഗിക്കുക. നനഞ്ഞ വസ്ത്രങ്ങൾ, സോക്സ്‌, എന്നിവ എത്രയും പെട്ടെന്ന് മാറ്റി ഉണങ്ങിയ വസ്ത്രങ്ങൾ ധരിക്കുക.

കുടിക്കാൻ ശുദ്ധമായ തിളപ്പിച്ചാറിയ വെള്ളം മാത്രം ഉപയോഗിക്കുക.

ശരീരം, വസ്ത്രം, വീട്, പരിസരം എന്നിവ വൃത്തിയായി സൂക്ഷിക്കുക.

പ്രതിരോധ ശേഷി വർധിപ്പിക്കുന്ന പോഷകാഹാരങ്ങൾ ഭക്ഷണത്തിൽ കൂടുതൽ ഉൾപ്പെടുത്തുക. വിറ്റാമിൻ സി അടങ്ങിയ ഭക്ഷണങ്ങൾ രോഗ പ്രതിരോധ ശേഷി കൂട്ടുന്നവയാണ്. പഴകിയതും തുറന്നു വെച്ചതുമായ ഭക്ഷണങ്ങൾ, വഴിയോര ഭക്ഷണങ്ങൾ എന്നിവ ഒഴിവാക്കുക. കഴിയുന്നതും ഭക്ഷണം ചൂടോടെ കഴിക്കുക. ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുന്നതിനു മുമ്പും മുഖം, കണ്ണ്, മൂക്ക് എന്നിവിടങ്ങളിൽ തൊടുന്നതിനു മുമ്പും കൈകൾ വൃത്തിയായി സോപ്പിട്ടു കഴുകുക.

പ്രമേഹം ഉള്ളവർ പുറത്തു പോയി വന്നാൽ ചെറുചൂടുള്ള ഉപ്പുവെള്ളത്തിൽ കാൽ കഴുകി തുടച്ചു വൃത്തിയാക്കുക.

കൊതുകുകൾ മുട്ടയിട്ട് പെരുകാൻ സാധ്യതയുള്ള രീതിയിൽ വെള്ളം കെട്ടി നിൽക്കുന്നത് ഒഴിവാക്കുക. കൊതുകിന്റെ കടി ഏൽക്കാനുള്ള സാഹചര്യങ്ങൾ പരമാവധി ഒഴിവാക്കുക.

പകരുന്ന രോഗ ബാധകൾ ഉള്ള വീടുകൾ, സ്ഥലങ്ങൾ എന്നിവ സന്ദർശിക്കാതിരിക്കുക. കുട്ടികൾക്കും പ്രായം ചെന്നവർക്കും രോഗപ്രതിരോധ ശേഷി കുറവായതിനാൽ ഇവരുടെ കാര്യത്തിൽ പ്രത്യേകം ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുക.

ചുമരുകൾ, ഫർണിച്ചർ എന്നിവയിൽ ഫംഗസ് വളരാതെ നോക്കുക.

പല രോഗങ്ങൾക്കും പ്രതിരോധ കുത്തിവെപ്പുകളും മരുന്നുകളും ലഭ്യമാണ്. രോഗബാധ ഏൽക്കാൻ സാധ്യതയുള്ള സാഹചര്യങ്ങളിൽ ജീവിക്കുന്നവരും ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്നവരും ഇവ നിർബന്ധമായും എടുക്കേണ്ടതാണ്

രോഗലക്ഷങ്ങൾ കണ്ടാൽ സ്വയം ചികിൽസിക്കാതെ എത്രയും പെട്ടെന്ന് വിദഗ്ദ്ധ സഹായം തേടുക.

മഴക്കാലത്ത് പതിവുള്ള മറ്റൊരു അപകടം ഇടിമിന്നൽ മൂലമുള്ളതാണ്. ഇടിമിന്നൽ ഉള്ളപ്പോൾ വൈദ്യുതോപകരണങ്ങൾ, ഫോൺ, എന്നിവ ഉപയോഗിക്കാതിരിക്കുക. ഇടിമിന്നലിനു സാധ്യത കാണുമ്പോഴും ഉപയോഗിക്കാത്തപ്പോഴും വൈദ്യുതോപകരണങ്ങളുടെ കേബിൾ, വൈദ്യുതി എന്നിവ വിച്‌ഛേദിക്കുക. വീടുകളിൽ മിന്നൽ രക്ഷാ ചാലകങ്ങൾ സ്ഥാപിക്കുക.

Waking up to The World Environment Day

Earth is our home and environment is its roof. If we all do our small bit towards our environment we can undue the damage and create a healthier and greener world for the future generations.

The World Environment Day is one of the best times to initiate efforts for a cleaner, greener planet no matter how small your step may be.

Significations and the road ahead

Every year June 5 marks the birth of World Environment Day (WED) as established by United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The significance of the WED can be understood as it is globally celebrated to raise awareness on environment and mobilize action for environmental protection.

While there are many causes of environmental pollution including industrialization, active constructions across the globe and non usage of environment friendly building norms by builders are also part of the problem. To lower the impact of environmental pollution, we at Vishraam Builders strive to adopt green and energy efficient buildings while minimizing pollution during construction phase of our apartments in Thrissur and Guruvayur. Giving high prominence to the environment is one of our core ethics as we truly believe our planet is our only real home.

Construction industry and pollution

A visit to any under construction site will make you understand the nuisances of pollutants active in the environment. The use of sand, bricks, mortar and other pollutants float in the air causing possible damage to construction workers and the people living in the vicinity of the under construction area.

We at Vishraam Builders make sure that the pollutants floating in the air are minimized with continuous monitoring of dust particles in the air. While pollution is a linked actively to the construction industry, adopting proactive means can minimize the damage as we strive to do our bit for our planet.

We use products that reduce global warming and avoid lead and other harmful material contents.

How we at Vishraam Builders strive for a better planet in our own way

Effective waste and water management

Waste and water management is a protocol that every Vishraam project follows to the tee. We understand the ground water is limited and hence wasting water is a cardinal sin. Balancing modern living with ethical living builders can facilitate rainwater harvesting. We ensure that creating rainwater harvesting catchment areas are planned in advance to ensure a cost effective harvesting plant as well as to recharge wells. Rainwater harvesting allows for an effective recharging of the groundwater that then helps the entire neighborhood due to rise in ground water levels.

Reduce Reuse Recycle is a part of our core values

Every building designed by us at Vishraam builders is designing for adaptability, and we use durable materials that are worth recovering for reuse or recycling. As a result not only are we able to save costs and pass on the benefits to our clients, we are able to minimize long term pollution and environmental degradation.

Buildings are designed to maximum use of natural light and air utilisation. Solar power supply to electrical grid is a step forward.

Enhancing green belt initiates

Every construction site linked to Vishraam Builders has a dedicated area, which is marked as an effective green belt. We plant trees and ensure green belt is developed completely once the construction phase is over and the project is handed over to our clients.

Focus on environmental clearance

As a socially responsible enterprise, we at Vishraam builders maintain high standards and initiate projects only after due diligence. All our flats in Thrissur and Guruvayur have been approved and cleared by associated environmental agencies. We are proud at our record of maintaining a fully compliant building and developing company with a 100% track record for all environmental clearances no matter how small or big the project.

Smart garbage disposal mechanism

As garbage disposal is one of the biggest urban challenges facing India, we at Vishraam builders ensure all our residential projects in Thrissur and Guruvayur are devised with effective garbage disposal mechanism. We have dedicated areas for collection of organic and non-organic waste helping residents do their bit for an effective garbage disposal.

Conclusion: World Environment Day has to be celebrated everyday and not just one day in the year. We at Vishraam Builders strive to ensure all our projects are environmental friendly doing our bit for our world.


Real estate is one of the sunshine sectors of city of Thrissur’s economy. Land availability, image of a clean and green city, good law and order situation, presence of reputed educational institutions and tremendous scope for promoting tourism industry are the pillars of Thrissur real estate hopes. With Kochi becoming more and more congested day-by-day, in due course of time the city of Thrissur is expected to see a spurt in the number of property buyers. City of Thrissur has always been a favourite among builders of owing to its central location. Further, the increasing prominence of Guruvayur, warrants the construction of additional apartments/ flats in Guruvayur.

Demand for flats, villas or plots in Thrissur has since long been primarily dominated by the genuine home seekers, rather than those on a speculative note. As such, it has been witness to consistent and steady growth over the last couple of decades. The profile of buyers are essentially of the salaried segment, NRI’s and people who are currently working in different cities of India and looking forward to retire and return to roots. The demand therefore is for budget flats, premium apartments and luxury villas in Thrissur.

According to real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield, the presence of a number of educational institutions, leading hospitals are instrumental in driving the demand for flats, villas and gated communities in Thrissur. A Cushman report says that the availability of land and preference to villas have convinced developers to go in for niche products. This has resulted in apartments/flats in Thrissur being launched in crucial locations where land is scarce. Given the land prices in the heart of the city, purchase of requisite land and construction of an independent home has become a herculean task especially when it comes to financial outlay. The budget flat/apartment buyer is then left with only two options, either to move to the outskirts or to opt for flat/apartments in Thrissur City. The general consensus indicates to the latter where the client prefers to be near all basic amenities without being part of the traffic and congestion as seen in other cities. This is combined with the added advantage of community living and the security that the flats/ apartments in Thrissur have to offer.

For an investor, Thrissur provides for realistic growth as has been seen over the last couple of decades. The areas in Thrissur witnessing apartment activity are Punkunnam, Kottapuram, Viyyur, Muthuvara, Swaraj Round and Guruvayur to name a few.

Metamorphosis of dwelling culture in Thrissur

The initial baby steps on the real estate front started way back in the 70’s where people started investing in plots paving the way for a gated community living in Thrissur. Land at that time being affordable and with the onset of the nuclear family revolution, real estate activity started to pick up steam. The primary reason for the immense market growth was the increased acceptance to the flat/apartment culture similar to what each client was used to outside of Kerala.

As indicated earlier, with only 30% of the state land available for residential development, the only probable and logical solution to the housing crunch is in going vertical. This is one of the reasons which led to Vishraam executing over 30 multi-storey projects in and around Punkunnam. We sincerely hope that the government along with all our support will come up with a long term vision and a sustainable development plan to ensure that all living creatures are entitled to a fair share of Mother Earths natural resources and avoid any sort of undue exploitation in an attempt to leave behind a legacy for the generations to come.


The start in 2001 was humble and our only guiding posts were that of transparency, commitment and service. Now, having traversed a decade and a half and completed 30 projects, our strict adherence to quality, transparency and continual customer service is what has brought us this far and still we remain humble.

Exceeding customer expectations borders on customer delight and is one that has ensured such a high degree of customer loyalty.

It is with immense pride that Vishraam announced its Palais Grande project in 2013, which is Thrissurs first green certified building. While we all vie for a share of our depleting natural resources, Vishraam has taken the additional step to ensure that we give back to mother nature in terms of replenishing water table through rain water harvesting, optimal use of air and light resources and usage of energy efficient porotherm bricks thereby reducing emission and heat.

We care for tomorrow and the future generations, and as we embark on the next leg of our journey, our guidepost will continue to be transparency, commitment, quality and social responsibility.

We are also having Bureau Veritas Certification for the following

  • ISO9001 : 2008 for Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001: 2004 for Environment Management System
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety management System.
  • We are also a member of Indian Green Building Council.
  • Nirman Rathna Award in the year 2012
  • Best Entrepreneur Award in the year 2014


Greetings from Vishraam,

We believe in Excellence Every day, Every way. The journey over the last one and a half decades has been long, arduous, exhaustive and yet rewarding. It was well worth it, especially when we see the smiles and satisfaction of each of our clients. It is with great honour and pride we say that our clients are our brand ambassadors. Transparency and customer service are not mere words from a dictionary but is essentially our way of functioning.

In return for the trust and faith placed in us, we vouch to follow the path of continually improving quality, reliability and service. In the Kerala context where land is scarce, Vishraam sets the benchmark when it comes to conserving natural resources, minimizing waste generation and environment emission and minimising pollution. Our aim is not only to prevent adverse environmental impact but to reduce, reuse, recycle and restore in every way possible. We have gone the extra mile in providing shelters at railway stations and have taken immense efforts in planting and nurturing trees as a part of our Live Green campaign.

With over 30 projects in our kitty and fast approaching the million square feet mark, we request you to join hands with us in building a safer and greener tomorrow.

Sincerely yours,
C. Sreeranj


Excelling continually by improving quality, reliability and service.

Ensuring timely delivery of Residential and Commercial buildings to achieve customer satisfaction.

Ensuring compliance to all applicable legal and other requirements.

Preventing adverse environmental impacts and occupational health and safety risks.

Conserving natural resources, prevent pollution, and minimize waste generation and environmental emission.

Maintaining safety standards evoke enthusiasm, safe working practices to prevent injury and ill-health