The pros, cons of open plan living in modern homes

Changes in lifestyle have seen open floor plan homes continue to gain popularity, replacing the traditional design where all the room are separated by walls. The most common form of open plan living combines the living room, kitchen and dining…
How to use basic design principles to decorate your home

Principles of design define how the elements of design (colour, texture, line, space and shape) should be used in order to achieve a functional and stylish living space. These principles include balance, rhythm, unity, contrast and emphasis. 1.) Balance This…
How to use basic design elements to decorate your home

Home decoration employs five key elements that go hand in hand with the principles of design to create functional and aesthetically appealing homes. These include colour, line, space, texture and shape. Whether you are starting on a blank space in…
Equity Bank to unveil Kenya’s first digital mortgage application

Equity Bank has announced plans to unveil Kenya’s first digital mortgage application as it moves to digitise its asset finance procedures. This follows the success that the lender’s mobile channel Equitel has been enjoying since its inception in September last…
State scraps Nema, NCA levies to boost housing construction

In a move aimed at incentivising property developers to increase the supply of affordable housing, the government has scrapped all construction charges levied on projects by State agencies and counties. The government on Tuesday said it had scrapped the fees…
Why apartments and bedsitters are Nairobi’s new money maker

The Kenyan real estate market has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past decade – with property values rising 10-fold in certain areas – thereby minting thousands of new millionaires. But based on recent market data, developers who have recently capitalised…
HFDI launches construction of Sh1.2bn estate in Kahawa West

HFDI, the investment and development arm of HF Group, has launched its third multimillion joint property venture targeting the growing middle income market segment in Nairobi. The arrangement will see HFDI provide equity for the Sh1.2 billion project while Richland…
3 Smart ways to make money from Nairobi property boom

Nairobi has enjoyed an unprecedented housing boom in the past decade, with land prices rising five fold in the last five years, thanks to soaring rents and the rising demand for homes. The high cost of land has seen developers…