“I want to instil the value of sharing in my
children and so they have to share a room,
even though the house has enough spare
r . y
-M ANPREET BRARWALLIA
Manpreet’s a very doting mother to
her two kids. “It was when Lakshmie
was born that I realized how fast time
can move. I decided to take it easy
and enjoy their years of growing up.”
M a n p re e t’s N u g g e ts
Manpreet sharesafewhousekeepingtips with us.
“M axim ize storage so that everything lias a place to
go into.” Manpreet had adeep 10 -in ch w indow partially converted into a
cabinet, and a part o f the balcony sectioned into a store room.
Balance W ell
“Both p r ivacy and openness need tobe balanced out.
T h e best w ay to do it is w ith a screen o r w indow s w ith blinds.”
“D on’t look at a w all and then search fo r an art piece. Yo u
might end up buying som ething in a hurry and regretting it later. Buy
som ething keeping its aesthetic value and its final destination in m ind.”
A view of the childrens’ cupboard in
artwork goes up here, where the
proud mom can enjoy it every day.
To give her kids their individual zones
in a shared space,
had one wall painted blue and the
other pink. Lakshmie’s space is
decorated with doll houses.
28 FEBRUARY 2011 BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS