Living and furnishing

How to childproof your home

Children have a completely different perspective of things – they are curious and like to explore. But there are more dangers lurking inside your home than you might actually be aware of. The point at which you need to childproof your home depends entirely on the age of your child. Newborn babies are totally dependent …

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, …

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 …

Solar collectors – their benefits and when they’re worth it

Using solar energy rather than traditional heating systems that damage the environment – that’s definitely a positive thing. But are solar collectors on your roof really anything more than a pleasant fantasy? Are they affordable for the average consumer? And when is it worth purchasing them? People have been trying to exploit the energy of …

Sustainable living – the easy way

The more greenhouse gases emit into our atmosphere, the warmer the Earth becomes. This is not a novel insight; the issue is brought up every day in print and online media. But how does our lifestyle influence these harmful emissions? How can each one of us reduce CO2, methane and nitrous oxide emissions and live …