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…
US kitchen fittings firm Kohler to set up shop in Nairobi

Kohler Company, a Wisconsin-based kitchen and plumbing fittings provider, is set to open its first showroom in Kenya as it seeks to meet the country’s growing demand for superior building products. The family-owned business says it will this year set…
5 Stylish bathroom decor ideas

When it comes to decorating a small bathroom, it is important to keep the phrase “less is more” in mind. A few special touches in the right places can transform an ordinary bathroom into a stylish one without spending a…
Why Kenyan builders must adopt new technologies

Prefabs are commonly used as temporary shelter for construction workers in Kenya, but can they become a solution to the country’s housing shortage? The managing director of the National Housing Corporation’s (NHC) EPS factory believes they could be and aims…