Marika Azzopardi

Home improvements

Humidity in your home? Tips on how to deal with it

05.January 2018

High humidity is a fact of life in Malta. Whether temperatures drop or rise, humidity is felt all year round but indoors one tends to feel it especially so it winter. Contrary to what one may be led to believe, it is not only old houses which tend to harbour humidity. Some newer apartments may also feel humid to the point of being insupportable to live in comfortably.

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Home and Garden

Low Cost Decoration Tips for your House

23.November 2017

Don’t we all just love a good bargain? Sure we do. There are those who thrive on bargains and have the knack of making do with shoestring resources. But the really skilled few of us can actually make do with half a shoestring and still get on perfectly well. When the low cost technique is adopted for decorating house, one really needs to be an expert. Here is how to do it…

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Design

Six tips for making your bedroom look bigger

06.November 2017

Somebody once reasoned that one only needs space for a bed in a bedroom and that anything else is superfluous. Most of us would strongly disagree, especially since bedrooms tend to encapsulate our personality more than any other room in the house. Our bedrooms become our getaway shrine, where we can not only sleep and rest, but also store our clothing, valuables and most personal possessions.

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Articles

How to renovate an old house and not go insane

20.October 2017

There is something both romantic and challenging about old houses. You enter one and tell yourself… I can make it so much better, this can be brought back to life. Once you set your heart on your property, you will have a target in mind and the fantasy that it will be splendid when finished. Possibly, you include a ‘happily forever after’ at the end of your musings and hopefully so.

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Malta

Seafront apartments in Malta

09.September 2017

It is the unspoken thing on an island such as Malta, that it would be superbly idyllic to live by the sea. There was a time before WWII when the well-to-do and nouveau riche would make it their purpose in life to buy a house on a seafront and enjoy it as a family retreat all summer. Such was the case of the wealthy families of The Three Cities who could afford to invest in a second home where only the British lived. So many of the lovely two storey houses which once lined the Sliema promenade were just such properties, owned by Maltese families who lived elsewhere for most of the year.

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Articles

Common pitfalls for first-time property buyers

29.August 2017

It is practically impossible to hear a first-time buyer recount a perfect first-time property purchase that proceeded without a hiccup. Some hiccups can be minor, but others can turn out to be disastrous disappointments. First-time buyers are, generally speaking, either young in age or completely inexperienced in the realm of real estate. And it does take some know-how to pass through unscathed… That is precisely why real estate agents became so popular. They help prevent catastrophes. But what are first-time property buyer catastrophes like?

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Articles

How to make your home baby friendly

02.August 2017

In three minutes flat after your baby has started walking, you have discovered that your entire living room needs a serious reshuffle to make it not just safe for him or her, but also a space where you can rest in peace of mind. Some guidelines of what babies usually dive for when they start crawling and walking might assist you as you re-assemble furniture:

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Articles

Six Tips for Peaceful Sleep

19.July 2017

The relief of sleep is something we all enjoy and look forward to, and there is nothing more pleasing than waking up after a full night of blissful rest. But often the worries, stress and anxiety of the day, as well as excessive fatigue, tend to follow us on into bed, causing sleep to elude us teasingly.

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Articles

Our Favourite Balconies from around the World

02.July 2017

Living on a sun-kissed island means we all do our fair share of outdoor living. Perhaps there is no better in-between space than the balcony which allows to step out in the wide big world whilst allowing us the security of stepping back in when we want to. Thinking of balconies and properties, we searched around to find some top-notch properties and figured out just why their balconies are ‘to die for’.

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Articles

Public holiday looming? – Plan your day ahead to make the most out of it

20.June 2017

It has been highlighted on your calendar for the past months and you cannot wait for that one day off when you can, unlike other weekdays, wake up late, de-stress and take it easy. Superlative indeed! But after it has been gone and done with, are you likely to get the niggling feeling that you somehow missed out on something? Plan what to do on a public holiday in Malta and you won’t end the day with regrets.

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