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7 facts about the Traditional Maltese Balcony Worth Sharing

In one of our very first articles, we discussed the fantastic opportunity homeowners in Malta have to turn the space our flat rooftops provide us with into gardens. Two weeks ago, our team got to visit a family in Malta who has done this, and we were blown away. This is the story:

Meet Vivacity, the team greening up Malta’s walls and rooftops!

With a one-off cost, VIVACITY will be able to install a maintenance-free green roof and/or green wall for you, maintain it, as well as dual ceiling fans for both summer and winter. The result? You’ll be managing costs, insulating and protecting your home, and greening Malta and improving biodiversity.

6 Places in Malta where you can create your very own Door Knockers

When it comes to traditional Maltese door knockers, Maltese artisans know where it's at! Even after all these years, there are still...

Makeover Mistake? Lisa Gwen explains why Nadur Parish Centre did NOT need major overhaul

The Nadur Parish Centre in Gozo got a major overhaul, and while we at House.mt are usually the first to praise restorations...

7 facts about the Traditional Maltese Balcony Worth Sharing – Part 2

Our last article about Malta's traditional balconies was a total hit - so we've kept our promise to find out more and write a part 2. Malta's distinct ‘enclosed wooden boxes’ sitting on the facade of many older houses (and in some cases, newer buildings who borrow a note or two from our history) have become a distinct icon of Malta's identity. 

Development of Villa Savoia into Apartment block divides opinion

Jean-Paul Borg, the eye behind local photography page Kappa Vision, shared a photo of a newly-built apartment block in Sliema which has...


Meet Christopher: Local Cacti & Succulents Enthusiast Making Pots Inspired by Maltese Art

Pots are turning into an opportunity for the homeowner to create something quirky, personal, or unique in their home. This usually involves repainting pots bought at garden centres, repurposing items you wouldn’t expect into pots, and in the case of Christopher Zammit, handcrafting the pots yourself to create captivating, intricate pieces.

How-to's & DIY

6 Vital Things a Home needs to Provide for a Healthy Mind

Fortunately, nature has equipped our mind with a number of effective methods to release that stress. Less fortunately, we rarely give our mind access to those methods to release stress is. With that in mind, we’re writing this article to go over some projects you can do yourself, and some projects you should definitely hire a local professional for.

10 Purrfect tips to keep the cat(s) Happy & Healthy in your Home

Cats are known to be very independent creatures and at times moody ones. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t need tender and...

How Maltese Homeowners Can Reduce Waste in 10 Steps

Did you know? 25% of foods purchased by homeowners in Malta end up wasted and thrown away. The same figures also show that discarded food makes up more than 50% of domestic waste.

The Eco Market Malta is Back: Stalls, workshops and talks this July at Fort St. Elmo

For this article, we want to highlight some of the workshops and talks that will be held at the marketplace on Friday and Saturday.

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...
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