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Provisions For Commercial Kitchens


When it comes to provisions for commercial kitchens, the buck doesn’t stop with maintaining a clean and hygienic environment. Several other factors have to be in place to ensure a safe and conducive working environment. Today, we delve into the various provisions that need to be in place, when setting up commercial kitchens.

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Accessible Design


With the growing numbers and visibility of differently abled individuals plus aging populations, the need for accessible design is now at the forefront of many stakeholder’s minds. In addition, taking into consideration the functionality and adaptability of the various spaces takes centre stage. Today we delve into the world of accessible design, the key features aiding mobility and the various specifications attached to these features.

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Designing An Office Space


Trends are fast shifting when it comes to designing an office space. No longer are blank white walls and glass partitions considered the go-to solution; instead, business owners are now embracing bolder colour palettes, nonconventional partitions, open plans plus loose furniture and fittings, to make the office space feel less confined and a lot more appealing to all who frequent it. Let’s now look into these different solutions and how they can be implemented to varying degrees when designing an office space.

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Varying Awning Shade Covers


With the rains coming down heavily, varying awning shade covers are being considered to identify the option that’ll effectively shield you from the elements of the weather. As previously mentioned in FACTORS WHEN SETTING UP AN INDOOR-OUTDOOR SPACE, these covers can either be rigid or flexible in form. Today we’ll delve into the varying awning shade covers readily available in the market, their characteristics and factors to consider when sourcing one.

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It is sufficed to say that above ground plunge pools are the latest lifestyle trend to cement their place in the region; and this, is judging by their frequent occurrence in most resorts, getaway destinations and residential homesteads of numerous notable and exclusive establishments. What started out as a rather informal outdoor bathtub or hot tub is quietly becoming a household name. And what makes them all the more popular, is the simple manner in which they are constructed, plus the minimal (if any) maintenance required.

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Landscape Design 101


Landscape Design is a critical component of any project development as it not only perfectly frames the area, but also extends your liveable or functional space to the outdoors. To effectively execute on it, proper consideration has to be given to the setting and layout of the site, proposed hardscapes plus softscapes as well as the placement of the intended furniture and/or accessories. With this in mind, lets now delve more into Landscape Design and the factors to consider when embarking on a Landscape Design project.

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Applying For County Renovation Permits


For this part of applying for county renovation permits, we pick up from where we left off last time with part one (1) of APPLYING FOR COUNTY RENOVATION PERMITS. In this segment, we delve deeper into Category C of the Nairobi City County application criteria, the drawings and documentation required, plus the conditions that need to be met in order to guarantee a seamless and successful submission process.

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Applying For Nairobi County Renovation Permits


Before embarking on any renovation project, applying for county renovation permits is a mandatory step so as to get the necessary approval from the county government from which the premises is located. Only after a successful submission and approval, will the renovation permits be issued and works commence. “How do you go about applying for county renovation permits?” you may ask. Today I’ll walk you through the application process for projects based in Nairobi County.

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Banding A Business


Branding a business premises entails various factors that need to be taken into consideration as the design concept is being developed. The days of boring bland office walls and reception lobbies are long gone. Instead, inviting office spaces that closely represent and eloquently relay the brand promise are here to stay, and with it, better ways of communicating the same to the masses. That said, when it comes to branding a business, the factors to consider include:

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