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Saving Malta’s Faces: A Chat with MaltaDoors curator Lisa Gwen

Here’s some advice: If you’re doing up your home’s porch or fixing up an old townhouse, and you want an exterior- from the door to the ironwork to the knockers - that arrests attention, is chiefly Maltese in character and will make your neighbours happy (and a tiny bit jealous), then there is a page you should look at for inspiration, and a person you should meet.

Interior Design Styles Explained: Part II

This week, we're taking a look at four other design styles that are just as well known, and definitely worth looking at if you plan on renovating your house or designing your new home.

Is it time to start building with wood in Malta? Here’s why architects are swapping concrete and steel with timber

Thanks to the fuels, energy-intensive processes such as the mass production of concrete and steel became a reality. Moreover,  the emergence of electrical lifts in 1887 meant cities could grow up. Not keen on having giant tinderboxes, we took wood out of the equation.

Faces of Raħal Ġdid: Photowalk with Lisa Gwen and Ramon Fiott

Any local can tell you that Raħal Ġdid translates to New Town, but for a majority of tourists who visit our island, this is where you go to witness some of humankind’s earliest and oldest structures, from the famed underground Hypogeum in Ħal Saflieni to the Tarxien temples that dwell in Paola’s sister town, Ħal-Tarxien. But, prehistoric rocks and primitive sites aren’t Raħal Ġdid’s only weapons of mass attraction.

8 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations to Spook Up your House

Oftentimes, lack of time and little money to spare means our ghoulish plans are cut short for this time of the year. From our end, we believe we can't call our blog House.mt without helping fellow homeowners give life to a couple of nightmares.

Żejtun Homeowner upcycles Cabinet with a traditional Maltese bus inspired design

Alex Caruana, a frequent contributor in the popular local private group Id-Dar Maltija, has transformed a cabinet by giving it a design...

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How-to's & DIY

Time to move out? Here’s the best strategy to save money in the long-run

No doubt about it, buying a home in Malta is an expensive business. Not only have Maltese house prices soared over the last few years, but also associated costs have also increased, by about 3% in the last year alone.

How to Winterproof a House in Malta and Cut Down on Expenses

We may only get 4 months of winter, but they’re by no means mild. For most homeowners and expats living in Malta, the lack of central heating means lots of heaters running, wearing two layers of clothing inside, and a quiet resolution to not move away from the sofa, electric blanket, or fireplace.

A Guide To: Separating Waste for the Maltese Homeowner

As Malta gears up for the adoption of organic waste separation on the 31st of October, homeowners have received this news with praise and welcomed it heartily. And it is good news: Leftovers, fresh vegetables/ unused vegetables/ rotting vegetables and bread are the most commonly wasted foods, with official statistics showing that discarded food makes up more than 50% of domestic waste in Malta All of this can actually be used to green up our environment, create new jobs in recycling industry, and reduce the rate at which we fill up our landfills.

8 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations to Spook Up your House

Oftentimes, lack of time and little money to spare means our ghoulish plans are cut short for this time of the year. From our end, we believe we can't call our blog House.mt without helping fellow homeowners give life to a couple of nightmares.

Tech Up Your House

6 Budget-Friendly Home Technologies to keep Electricity Bill low

One thing that is sometimes easy to notice between low and high-income households is their energy efficiency, consumption and electricity...

A 6-Step Guide to Lighting up your Kitchen

The Kitchen has become firmly entrenched as a mini work-hub: It’s where we sort mail, read, do our homework, prepare signature meals for a special occasion, and gather with our friends after dinner parties. This multi-functional, highly visible space needs layers of illumination to make it really shine, and this article will go over the different stages of how to light up your kitchen.

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Peculiar design choice raises lots of questions across Malta’s online circles

At House.mt, we try to focus our coverage on positive, uplifting design work in Malta, but even to us white-hat wearing writers,...

Żejtun Homeowner upcycles Cabinet with a traditional Maltese bus inspired design

Alex Caruana, a frequent contributor in the popular local private group Id-Dar Maltija, has transformed a cabinet by giving it a design...

GUEST POST: Detail is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary

“Detail is what separates the extraordinary from the ordinary.” This has always been my motto when it comes...

It’s here! ‘Gray to Green’ Scheme Will Open on the 15th of February

Greening up the facade of your home, apartment block, shop or office is about to get easier thanks to the 'Gray to...

The best smart home devices for 2021

Unmatched in their potential for cost savings and convenience, the list of smart home products continues to grow in exciting directions: We...