Real Estate


Continuous changes in the world are affecting the design and preferences of individuals looking at investing in either buying or building homes. Climate change is playing a significant impact towards certain uncontrollable weather conditions and natural disasters. Due to this reason, the Government is trying to urge developers to try build using environmentally friendly materials and designs. These materials and techniques include either using solar panels, incorporating water conservation storage tanks, recycling some of the materials as well as using high-efficiency lighting. Other methods one can use if they have a big company is the use of wind turbines or glazing.


Jumia House recently engaged with the team at Ace Realtors to get their insights about the Real Estate industry. Below are the excerpts.

Who is Ace Realtors?

Ace Realtors Limited is a Kenyan real estate company duly incorporated under the Companies Act Cap 486. The Company has been operational since 2009. We specialize in property search and sales for clients as well as post-sales services. This includes residential and commercial leasing and property management.

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Photo from Pixabay

The number of Education facilities in Kenya has been rising with the total number of accredited universities and colleges standing currently at 58. This number excludes the count of polytechnic institutions that are continuously on the rise. Most of the Kenyan Universities are not financially equipped to deal with the increased demand for hostel accommodation. This is because on average, an approximate 50,000 students can be admitted into an educational facility per semester.


Photo credits: Kolenik- Anything goes Kitchen Island design

Most modern families have a variety of demands in regards to the design of the apartments and homes they wish to own. The Kitchen is an integral part of a house as it can be used for a variety of activities. This includes hosting or entertaining friends with drinks as they watch you cook. This dream, however, is only possible in situations whereby one has a modern kitchen design. If well designed, a kitchen can be an ideal centerpiece and increase a room’s functionality, especially for big families. Jumia House has outlined seven types of Kitchen Islands that one can use when coming up with the outline design of your dream house.



Home interior designers are always looking for new ways to redefine space. Occasionally, they tend to look for inspiration from materials and items from the past. With the help of advanced technology, however, they can manipulate various materials previously thought impossible to remodel. As a result, designers can conceptualize daring concepts full of imagination.

For example, the use of Hi-Tech home interior materials of the future will have a strong focus on environmental benefits. Green technology concepts are being ingrained in a majority of the upcoming developments. Different initiatives are being taken by the Government to help install the use of renewable energy. Earlier this year, there was a law passed that requires Kenyans to install water heating systems in buildings. This move is to put the country on the right path towards implementing a green economy strategy. This will ensure attainability of the sustainable development vision 2030.