Archives May 2019

7 Ways To Make Your Home Feel Warmer

During this colder months of the year, it’s time to make sure our homes are as warm and inviting as they can be, both in terms of actual temperature and coziness. Today we’re sharing 7 things you can do to help create a warm cozy living room that doesn’t include simply cranking up the heat….

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Decorating Your Home With Warm Colours

Decorating with a Warm Color Scheme The side of the color wheel that is comprised of reds, yellows, oranges, and yellow-greens, along with various other combinations of these colors, are typically referred to as the warm colors. The side of the color wheel that is comprised of reds, yellows, oranges, and yellow-greens, along with various…

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Have ever wondered how funny local names like ‘Kawangware’ came to be?

1. Ruaka- “Rui rua aka” Meaning “River of women” 2. Dagoretti- “Ndagurite” Meaning a place that’s not yet bought as Karen Blixen had already the rest of the area. 3. Rumuruti (in Laikipia)- The town was on the route from Nyahururu to Mararal which was commonly used by white settlers. They referred to the trail…

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Weekend is Here, Let’s Clean Up

Wipe Walls and Ceilings Use a vacuum to remove dust. Tackle stubborn surface grime, especially prevalent in kitchens, with a solvent-free degreaser (test it first in an inconspicuous area to ensure it won’t mar the surface). Reseal Grout Lines The cement-based material between wall, floor, and countertop tiles is extremely porous and stains easily. Protect…

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Why It’s Important To Use Live House Plants

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life. Breathing Easier When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This opposite…

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Types of Land Use

What types of land use are there? Let’s find out! There are five main types of land use: residential, agricultural, recreational, transportation, and commercial. Residential What type of home do you live in? Whether you live in an apartment, townhome, house, or other type of home, the land where you live is used for residential…

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New opportunities as AirBnB (the Uber of hotel industry) grows in Kenya

Headquartered in San Francisco, US, AirBedandBreakfast (Airbnb) is a global online marketplace and hospitality service accessible via its websites and mobile apps. Members can use the service to arrange or offer lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it host events; it acts…

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Ruaka: Apartment parking sinks with tenant cars

Tenants at an apartment in Ruaka woke up to a rude shock on Wednesday after they found their cars sunk inside a construction site. Part of the wall of their apartment had also caved in following a heavy downpour the previous day. The construction site which is in between two apartments is said to have…

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