Nairobi developer launches Sh12bn estate in Ridgeways

Investments and real estate firm Cytonn has begun construction of The Ridge, a comfy apartment project coming up on a 10-acre parcel of land in Ridgeways, Nairobi. Strategically located 300 metres from the junction of Kiambu Road and the Northern…
World Bank now tips Kenya on ways to solve housing crisis

Kenya must build two million low cost city homes to bridge its housing demand-supply gap and stem the fast expansion of slums, the World Bank has advised the State. According to the Bretton Woods Institution, investments in housing will not…
Happy times for tenants as Nairobi rents begin to plummet

These are happy times for renters, but for landlords especially those struggling to payback their construction loans, these are really tough times. Office rents in some of Nairobi’s most established business locations have dropped 20 per cent in two years…
5 Brilliant ways to maximize space in your small kitchen

After several years cooking in a small Nairobi apartment kitchen, I have learnt how to be creative when it comes to maximising available space. When limited by space, getting clever on storage is your best bet on having a functional…
How to zone your house for safety, comfort and privacy

Modern houses are built for various purposes – living, working, and recreation among others – which require totally different ambience. When designing a house, therefore, constant attention must be given to the function of each room in order to develop…