There are few architectural features that say ‘Malta!’ quite as loudly as the traditional wooden balcony found on the facades of properties like townhouses. There has been a resurgent interest in preserving these colourful, iconic structures and an industry has grown up around that need. Here is what you need to know about restoring a Maltese balcony to its full glory.Read More
We know that picking up a Christmas tree for your home can be tricky business, with all the different options, but we’re here to try break it down for you, to really help you make the right choice!Read More
They come in a multitude of shapes and sizes, and can be great spaces given the right attention. Many a great backyard has been overlooked—but don’t fret, no matter what size your backyard is, we have some ideas for enjoying this great area of your home!Read More
Are you looking to own a slice of local Maltese history? Well, many properties on the market are literally more than a couple of centuries old, exuding the quaintness and mystery of old island life. Old houses are truly beautiful and make it easy to dream of living it out in one of them, but while it may be easy to think you’ve got yourself a bargain, consider if you’ve got yourself a fixer-upper instead.
Just bought a new property? Wondering what the essentials for a Maltese home are? You’re right to, because Malta can be tough on the small things. But hey, look no further! Here is a list of must-haves that will have you acing your Maltese life in no time.Read More
If you’re thinking of selling your home, a staging session with RE/MAX Malta’s exclusive home stylist could make all the difference. Here, Fiona Caruana Carabez offers her tips on how to make your home stand out from the crowd through fantastic styling and photography.Read More
Small it may be, but it is likely to also be your one and only kind of personal open space – that protruding bit of floor, just out of the balcony door, surrounded by stone wall, metal railing or glass, that allows you to walk out without falling from a height. It also allows you to look outside, see the world and acknowledge it.Read More
In Malta, cooling off is taken very seriously. When the heat starts crawling in over the islands as early April, the first sea-testing toes are dipped, most warm clothes hibernate and the ACs start flexing their cool-blasting muscles. For many it is also time to switch on the pump again and clean out the water, and lo’ and behold, the ultimate heat-beating phenomenon – the swimming pool! At RE/MAX Malta, we have an interesting selection of properties with swimming pool, but if you prefer to build your own on your property (and thus make it more saleable), read on.Read More
Thinking of one colour to make your home stand out? This year it must be Ultra-Violet, the ‘Pantone Color of the Year 2018’.
Home decor dictates that colour is high on the list of things to tweak when you are transforming your property into a trendier space. The wise owners of varied kinds of properties are more likely to choose to use very specific colours and colour schemes in order to create important statements that speak of bold style and design know-how.Read More
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.Read More
We don’t get frigid temperatures in Malta but our winters do give us a fair share of cold winds blowing in from the sea around us with temperatures feeling much nippier than the numbers on the barometer. Needless to say, Maltese homes tend to feel chilly exceptionally cold with numbing temperatures having to be endured both indoors and out.Read More
We all have heard about feng shui when it comes to decoration and arrangement of spaces; but what is behind this exotic concept? How does feng shui work? For starters, let’s begin by pronouncing it the right way by saying Fung Shway, which is strange for us Europeans when we read something like Feng Shui. To satisfy further curiosities about feng shui, we talk with Irish expert Nina Kati.Read More