US kitchen fittings firm Kohler opens showroom in Nairobi

Wisconsin-based kitchen and plumbing fittings provider Kohler has opened a showroom in Nairobi as it seeks to meet Kenya’s growing demand for superior building products. The family-owned business has unveiled its new outlet in the Ukay shopping centre in Westlands,…
Great house plans and designs

House plans, also known as blueprints, are sets of drawings comprising lines and symbols that define all the construction specifications of a house including layouts, dimensions, building materials, and techniques. A house plan is usually drawn to scale showing the…
How to choose great house plans

House plans should be chosen carefully so as to blend with other homes in the neighbourhood while reflecting the home owner’s creativity. There are plenty of home design options and deciding which layout will best fit and improve your lifestyle…
Demand up for short-term furnished homes in Nairobi

Furnished apartments in Nairobi have toppled residential units and office blocks to become the most preferred investments in the same area. According to recent surveys by Cynton Investment, Kenya Bankers Association and realtor Hass Consult, apartments have emerged as great…
Headache for Kenya builders as counterfeits flood local market

A construction boom in Kenya has created a huge market for building materials, and unscrupulous businessmen are taking advantage of this demand to introduce fakes into the local market. From non-certified steel to pipes and low quality fittings, the local…
Nairobi property market slows

Growth in Nairobi house prices slowed down in the third quarter of 2016 as demand for homes softened, according to estate agent Knight Frank. House prices in prime residential areas of the Kenyan capital city edged down 2.3 per cent…