Six simple steps to follow when preparing to recaulk any surface

Sidebar: Job for the weekend – Let's Caulk!Six simple steps to follow when preparing to recaulk any surface1. Remove all the old caulk by using a utility knife with a razor blade or a...

Champagne cocktails

Sidebar: Lovely BubblyChampagne JulepPlace one sugar cube and two sprigs of fresh mint into a chilled highball glass. Add two cubes of clear ice and slowly pour in well-chilled champagne or sparkling wine, stirring...

Staging: top tips to sell your home

When it comes to selling your home, it can be tempting to simply move your belongings and leave the rest to the real estate agent.

In this tight buyers’ market, attempting to shift a property can be futile. After all, it is difficult to imagine a cosy family abode or relaxing retreat when ...

 

In the Swim of things

Life doesn’t get much better than owning your own swimming pool. Relaxing by the edge, taking a leisurely dip in the cooling waters, entertaining family and friends on a hot Caribbean day; a swimming pool offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation and enjoyment. 

Retro, modern with a tropical twist

The elegant canal front home of Sara Collins and her husband Iain McMurdo, like the couple themselves, is a subtle fusion of influences and tastes. Their inherent respect for the best of the past and excitement about a shared future has imbued their home with a uniquely retro/contemporary feel.

Margot Krahn of Blinds Unlimited offers tips to put you on the right track

Main Article: Meet the shade BrigadeMargot Krahn of Blinds Unlimited offers tips to put you on the right trackDecide on which room you want to remodel and why. You should attempt to remodel only...

CHALMERS GIBBS ARCHITECTS (CGMJ LTD.)

Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title:  William Steward, MRAIC, managing director.Physical address: Eucalyptus Building, Crewe RoadContact details:Tel: 949-2727Fax: 949-7650Web: cgmj.com.kyEstablished: 1965Specialise in: Commercial, resort, multi-residential, luxury residential, and institutional buildingsCompany divisions: Architecture and...

Ruinart Rose

Main Article: Lovely BubblyProduced from a blend of 55 per cent Pinot Noir and 45 per cent Chardon-nay from the best of recent vintages. The grapes for Ruinart are selected basket by basket at...

Making a bathroom look Bigger

You don’t have to add square footage to your tiny bathroom for it to feel less confined and look fabulous. With the help of practical designing tips, your intimate space can be transformed into a sanctuary that has you enamoured and willing to linger.  

The following tricks will brighten up your home without hitting your wallet

Main Article:Staging: top tips to sell your home A little wood polish goes a long way, especially on wood cabinets.Place one or two large wooden or stainless steel bowls on a countertop filled with...

ARCHITEXTURA LIMITED

Main Article: Lie of the LandName and title: Hedley Robinson, managing director.Physical address: 13 Midsummer Drive, SpottsContact details: Tel: 945-6655Fax: 945-6656Email: axa@candw.kyEstablished: 1999Specialise in: Architectural firms have to be adaptive in our small market environment...

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut

Main Article: Lovely bubbly Veuve Clicquot’s signature non-vintage Brut is loved all over the world for its crisp, full flavours, consistent quality and celebratory yellow label. This classical dry champagne is a blend of...

CAYMAN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS LTD. (CAD PLUS)

Main Article:Lie of the LandName and title: Eddie K. Thompson, managing director.Physical address: Unit #1 F&J Center, 68A Mary Street George TownContact details: Tel: 945-6444Fax: 945-6555Web: cadplus.kyEstablished: 1996Specialise in: High-end residences, swimming pools, project...

NV (non-vintage) Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial

Main Article: Lovely bubbly Perhaps from the most famous champagne house in the world and certainly the largest among many styles of champagne Moët & Chandon produces, is the Brut Imperial, the house’s non-vintage...

Materials Abound

Choosing finishes for the many components inside a home can be a difficult task. Just ask the proud owner of a newly built or renovated home.  Unless a homeowner is particularly creative, undertaking this task without the guidance of a qualified interior designer can tempt one to go the safe route and only choose finishes that are considered standard.

 

Green clean your home

More and more people are realising the importance of reducing their carbon footprint and minimising the damage they cause to the environment.  The sea and its marine life are precious; the chemicals discharged through drains and sewer systems can be damaging to the islands.  Many modern ...

 

Kitchen sink and all

When it comes to designing your kitchen, making the space both welcoming and functional can be an unnerving prospect.  In Cayman, modern designs are proving popular among those creating new kitchens or refurbishing old ones.  One company offering sleek, clean lines with innovative designs is Aster Cucine from Italy. 

Home technology update

Home automation is no longer a fantasy played out in science fiction movies. It’s a reality and here in the Cayman Islands.  Most of us already have some sort of home automation from garage door openers to security systems. But there’s much more to home automation...

 

A guide to refinancing a mortgage

For many homeowners, there comes a time when refinancing a mortgage just makes sense now.  “They may want to for any number of reasons including consolidating debts, home repairs, making additions to their home, education or medical expenses, vehicles and other purchases,” says Eddie Belfon, a Butterfield senior manager. 

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