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Lighting concepts for your home

One light on the ceiling simply isn’t enough anymore. Nowadays, if you want to create a flattering aesthetic for your home that’s easy on the eyes, you need a lighting concept. Here are all the dos and don’ts of lighting. It wasn’t so long ago that lighting didn’t involve any big decisions. A few candles, …

Community spirit: in Switzerland, community aid is booming

A few ‘soft’ factors have a huge impact on people’s living situations and quality of life, such as do the neighbours know each other? This year, the importance of community aid and voluntary work has drastically increased. When the coronavirus crisis erupted in March, thousands of people suddenly realised how much they value their neighbours. …

Dazzling decorating tips

Inside your very own four walls, you can give life to your unique personal style and do it all yourself. There are countless ways to decorate your home. We’ll give you a few tips to spruce up your space and turn it into a haven – and they work for any style, no matter if …

How clean does your home need to be when you move out?

Should the place be spick and span or do you just need to give it a good sweep? Which repairs do you need to do and what kind of worn items should you replace? Here’s an overview. As if moving house weren’t stressful enough, at some point the landlord will make their way over to …

Which belongings am I allowed to leave in the stairwell?

Stairwells supposedly provide space for things that we’d rather not keep in our apartments, such as shoes, prams and bicycles. However, by law, these can only be left in the stairwell with the landlord’s consent. Glance into any stairwell and you’ll often find some wellies and trainers piled up, paper and cardboard ready to be …

How much noise should children be able to make?

As if your child screaming their head off at night wasn’t enough, now your neighbours are knocking on your door to complain. How much noise should people be expected to tolerate? Read on to find out. Children are allowed to do everything that comes with being a kid: stomping around, shouting, throwing things in the …

Which municipality in the canton of Aargau suits me?

The canton of Aargau has a lot to offer – in addition to many family-friendly municipalities, it is also at the forefront in terms of cultural activities. Good transport links to Zurich and lower property prices make the canton very attractive. But what’s the best place to live in Aargau? We take a close look …

Hello, sunshine: the ideal orientation for your home

North, south, east, west – which way is my home meant to face again? We explain which factors you should consider to make sure there are no unwelcome surprises when it comes to the direction of sunlight and similar issues in your new home. Are you looking for a new home? Maybe you’ve already seen …