• Preserving the beauty of Buskett

    Preserving the beauty of Buskett

    The restoration project of three scheduled farmhouses in Buskett has clinched the Din l-Art Ħelwa Award for Architectural Heritage. Architect Jean Frendo describes to Simonne Pace how the properties were painstakingly but beautifully brought back...

  • Give your home a hearth

    Give your home a hearth

    As we wave winter goodbye, now isn’t the time to worry about the heating difficulties we just endured, right? Wrong. Thanks to the element of planning involved, now is the time to start thinking about installing a working fireplace. We have just...

  • Do you need estate agents?

    Do you need estate agents?

    When I decided to sell my one-bedroom flat in Xemxija, I called several estate agents. They duly valued the property then hit me with the price; 3.5 per cent for sole agent and five per cent for multi-agency sales… plus VAT. I went with a sole...

  • A four-legged addition to the home

    A four-legged addition to the home

    So the kids are clamouring for a dog and you have run out of excuses. Ramona Depares helps you run through the checklists of do’s and don’ts before you open heart and home. Dogs make excellent companions. They provide an always-available...

  • Feel the difference

    Feel the difference

    Dunlopillo’s Talalay Latex mattress comes with ventilation in the mattress itself. This enhances body heat dispersion and efficiently changes the air inside the mattress with every body movement. This is all thanks to the unique, open-cell...

  • Development trends

    Development trends

    Walking used to be the primary way people moved from one place to another, but today’s sophisticated society has created a more intricate lifestyle. Most people nowadays drive, and this has led to a high demand for mixed-use developments in terms...

  • A complete design solution

    A complete design solution

    Today’s modern homes reflect a practical urban lifestyle, with the family centre being at the heart of the household. An open plan structure promotes the interaction among family and friends as walls no longer impede this. IdeaCasa have just...

  • Rent it to the max

    Rent it to the max

    Thinking of renting out your unused property? The right advice can spell the difference between a low return and a high-yielding investment, says Helen Raine. Rents in Malta are relatively low compared to house prices. That means that landlords...

  • Bend time and space with Hemisferic lamps

    Bend time and space with Hemisferic lamps

    Hemisferic is an innovative and minimalistic collection of lamps that accentuates the linear effect of light. The brand brings a technical audacity through its bright, arc-shaped sculptures in the form of suspended objects, creating a sense of...

  • Nolte kitchens

    Nolte kitchens

    Nolte, the second largest brand in Germany, offers innovation in the kitchen and a wide range of styles that can be combined to suit any room size and budget. One can view the Nolte range at Project Life by Vella Falzon in Naxxar Road, San Gwann.

  • Stylish and practical choices for the family

    Stylish and practical choices for the family

    We all want our homes to offer the most comfortable and safest options for our little ones – without giving up on style, of course. This fusion of elegance and practicality is what make Italian leather sofa producer Natuzzi so popular. Natuzzi’s...

  • Kitchens month

    Kitchens month

    This month is dedicated to kitchens at Fino, with various discounts being offered on the Veneta Cucine range. This brand provides a variety of gloss and matt finishes matching both traditional and modern furniture. It also offers a range of...

  • Designer lighting for avant-garde look

    Designer lighting for avant-garde look

    Lighting brand Mantra is now available in Malta with an innovative collection by designer Hugo Tejada called Pasion. Manufactured in fibreglass and finished in black and white epoxy, the collection features built-in, low-consumption lighting that...

  • Exceptional and affordable designer lighting

    Exceptional and affordable designer lighting

    Mantra is one of the most recognisable names in the lighting field, often referred to as a design influence in the lighting industry. Available in Malta through Farrugia Lighting and Interiors in Iklin, Mantra’s product line covers a wide range of...

  • Ideacasa January sale

    Ideacasa January sale

    Ideacasa is offering discounts of up to 70 per cent on selected showroom items. Kitchens, wall units, bedrooms and other discounted items from quality brands such as Calligaris, Aran Cucine, Santarossa bedrooms, Siloma kids’ bedrooms are available...

  • What are your plans?

    What are your plans?

    How do you give character to a new apartment? And how do you inject a bit of you into a property that previously belonged to someone else? Three home owners share their secrets with Veronica Stivala. A new beginning Anna Maria and Andrew Portelli...

  • Rooms with a phew

    Rooms with a phew

    Villa Leopolda, France Admittedly, King Leopold II of Belgium wasn’t a very nice man. Even those who haven’t read Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness know about the horrors committed on his behalf in the Congo. And yet, back in Europe, the bearded...

  • January is sale month at Fino

    January is sale month at Fino

    Whether it’s for a kitchen, bedroom, sofa or wall unit, Finois offering up to a 70 per cent discount on selected showroom items during January. The sale includes items from high-end brands, such as Veneta Cucine, Tonin Casa, Ditre Italia,...

  • Natuzzi Italia is ‘beauty laboratory’

    Natuzzi Italia is ‘beauty laboratory’

    Italian furniture and design company and leather sofa producer Natuzzi opened its new concept store in Malta, where it has been present since 2002. The new collection is shown within a very accurate architectural context, putting style, quality...

  • Appliances offer

    Appliances offer

    C. Fino + Sons Ltd is offering eight Foster appliances for €500 instead of the usual price of €5,700 when purchasing a €10,000 Veneta Cucine kitchen. The package includes a hob, an oven, a microwave, a dishwasher, a hood, sink, mixer and a fridge...