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  • A hot way to cool down

    A hot way to cool down

    If you’ve ever stood in the altogether under an outdoor shower with a red-hot sun counterbalancing the cold water, you don’t need me to tell you how good it feels. If you haven’t, you’re missing out. Malta is the perfect place for showering al...

  • Choosing style and quality

    Choosing style and quality

    For many, the kitchen is invariably the first purchase when setting up a new home and we all know how difficult it is to decide on style and quality when price and budget considerations are in play. For this reason, Form work with brands that...

  • Unwinding space

    Unwinding space

    Outdoor spaces reflect that part of our personality where we find the time to unwind in a space that is tranquil and easy on the eye. This space combines one’s mood and wellbeing and outdoor tiles should be of comfort to the touch, as one enjoys...

  • Bijoux and beautiful

    Bijoux and beautiful

    My first house in Malta was a former summer home, a one-bedroom affair with lots of character and very little space. The kitchen, complete with an antique, ceramic trough sink, was wedged into a bay window and it was miniscule. I got very good at...

  • Kid-proof your kitchen

    Kid-proof your kitchen

    From pots of boiling water to cords hanging down from your counter, kitchens can spell disaster for little ones. Jo Caruana looks at ways that the right planning and design can keep your children safe. Your kitchen may be the hub of your home, but...

  • Optimising that kitchen

    Optimising that kitchen

    The arrangement of furniture and appliances represents not only the functional element in a kitchen, but also the definite esthetical characterises of personal taste and lifestyle. The kitchen is one of the most used and versatile spaces in the...

  • Add cabinets for character

    Add cabinets for character

    Are you the shiny, laminated and minimalist sort? Or do you prefer the richness of wood? Read on for tips to figure out what style of kitchen cabinets suits you best. When thinking about your dream kitchen, what finish style of cabinets come to...

  • Safety first

    Safety first

    As older adults grow they may start experiencing poor balance and visual problems. Couple this with the taking of certain medications, and orthopaedic and neurological conditions and matters are made even worse. Family members often struggle to...

  • Architectural rationalism and personal mood

    Architectural rationalism and personal mood

    Great kitchens are not merely for picking ingredients and cooking up great dishes. They should be alive, throbbing with experiences, places to match our daily moods and make things personal - places to inspire. Aster Cucine has taken this as its...

  • New take on old look

    New take on old look

    One hundred years on from the start of tile production, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, with its ImolaCeramica brand, presents a collection that is retro in a modern way. Cento per Cento is a collection that is a treat for the senses, 3D and...

  • Portrait of an artist

    Portrait of an artist

    Furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana speaks to Veronica Stivala about his latest collection, which was conceived in a Venetian piano nobile on the Canale Grande. Originally from Gozo, Francis Sultana is a furniture and interior designer...

  • New collections at Form

    New collections at Form

    Spring 2015 at Form sees the arrival of three new products that complement the Cool Sleep Bedding line: The Microgelfibrepillow by MASH: fibre interior treated with gel coolant and covered in a crispy Cotton/Tencel cover to provide an ever fresh...

  • Malta’s most famous home

    Malta’s most famous home

    In an interview with Iggy Fenech, interior designer Pippa Toledo reveals the tricks behind redesigning the presidential home and how she wanted this project to be a contribution to her country. They say that every man’s home is his castle and, for...

  • Selling property cost-effectively

    Selling property cost-effectively

    Online real estate service www.ihomes.com.mt offers one of the best choices available. Mark Barbara, managing director at ihomes.com.mt, created this project during his previous life in interior home décor, whenis clients would repeatedly remark...

  • Aesthetically pleasing interiors

    Aesthetically pleasing interiors

    The priority at Design Hub Malta is to deliver aesthetically pleasing, functional and affordable interior and exterior design solutions. Both local and foreign clients are welcome to a selection of design packages dependent on the client’s...

  • A storm in a swimming pool

    A storm in a swimming pool

    From using borehole water illegally to considerable maintenance fees, installing a swimming pool at home comes with full peril potential. Helen Raine asks, is it worth the hassle? When the thermometer hits 40˚ in the shade in the Maltese summer,...

  • Outdoor furniture

    Orienta has launched their 2015 Outdoor Furniture Range. The collection offers 27 models of dining tables, chairs, sofas, armchairs, coffee tables and sun loungers. There are two basic colours, Venge (dark brown) and Clay (greyish cream) and...

  • Bedrooms for the boys

    Bedrooms for the boys

    So the girl from accounts that you’ve been looking at has deigned to come back to your place after a night out. Your apartment is looking sharp; you’ve remodelled the bathroom and the kitchen and the living room contains understated, chic...

  • Mobile and web apps to aid home design

    Mobile and web apps to aid home design

    Home owners and renters looking to redesign or renovate can turn to apps to help simplify the process and get the job done sooner and more efficiently. As home spending ramps up, web and mobile apps aim to ease some of the pain and expense. A free...

  • Homes with a view

    Homes with a view

    The phrase ‘a room with a view’ is something of an understatement for these luxurious properties. We bring you the cream of the world’s crop. There are views... and then there are incredible panoramas, the likes of which typically require a...