6 Design Ideas for Lagos Apartments

Everybody loves Lagos (well, almost everybody). It’s a beautiful and exciting city. We also know that living in Lagos tends to get stressful. The high energy and chaos of everyday Lagos life can be demanding. After a long day, you will need time to relax and recharge in your own cosy place. However, getting an apartment itself can be a hassle. We even wrote an article about the hidden cost of an apartment in Lagos. When you do get an apartment, it needs to be a safe haven. It is only right that it is perfectly designed to suit your taste. Here are some design ideas perfect for your Lagos apartment. Find Reliable Real Estate Agents near you 1. Space One of the challenges with living in a city like Lagos is ...

The real cost of getting an apartment in Lagos

My friend Gbolahan moved to Lagos last year, needing a place to stay. He set about looking for an apartment. His experience while searching for a new place inspired this post that looks at all the hidden costs and struggles of getting an apartment in Lagos. 1. Agents can be expensive Depending on the kind of real estate agent you use, you will sometimes pay a one-time fee or you would have to pay a fee every time you go over to check a place. Bigger real estate firms charge a one-time fee and are usually more committed to finding you a place. However, the downside with them is that they will sometimes have to split the agency fee with other agents and this often causes an increased agency fee. So, ask if the consultancy fee you are ...

How Nwamaka Okoye found a thriving business in her weakness: The Inside story of Housessories

  One afternoon, Nwamaka Okoye turned the middle-class Lagos home of her parents upside down. To her parents, the interior design was just fine, but that wasn’t enough for Nwamaka. One day when they were out, she moved the furniture around and rearranged them tastefully. She was eleven years old. “It’s my weakness. I have to be around nice surroundings,” she’s telling me in her office in Lagos. We are two storeys up and the city noise is only a distant hum. I take a look around and everything I see confirms her confession. A small white flower pot sits pretty to the left by the window ledge and a minimalist painting of a red lounge chair hangs behind her. Nwamaka Okoye is the CEO of Housessories , ...

7 tips to get the bathroom that perfectly reflects your personality

The bathroom is a special room in the house, it is where you often go to first thing out of bed, and last place before going to bed, at least for most people. These days, bathrooms have also kept up pace with technological advancements, at least in some places. Recently, Japan had to set out standardised bathroom signs to visitors coming to Japan for the 2020 Olympics, but we digress a bit. What is clear is that bathrooms are important and just like your bedroom and living room, you can decorate your bathroom to reflect your personality. Here are some design tips to set you on your way. Colour While most people won’t really care what colour they paint their bathroom, you should. Choose a colour ...

GUIDE TO CREATING A COMFY HOME OFFICE

Pondering on creating a home office, where you directly work from the comfort of your own home? Well, it may sound like a dream, but if you have all the right elements for your home office,then effective and good productivity is guaranteed. Either you want your home office a designated space for running a business or simply as a nook for paying bills and organizing your schedule, you deserve more than a metal desk and extra chair stuffed into a spare corner. Here are some realistic points for creating your dream and practical work space. Get a Perfect Location You’ll likely spend many hours in your home office, so don’t stiff yourself on space. Consider traffic flow and your ability to withstand distractions. If clients will be stopping by, a private space with ample seating is a must. Don’t sacrifice form for function Your desk, shelves, and ...