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…
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…
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…
7 Tips to save money when building a house on a budget

Learning how to save money when building your house is an important skill that can turn your property dreams into reality. The following tips can help you avoid going bankrupt when putting up your new home. 1.) Find a good…
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…