Real Estate

Today Ukraine’s real estate market offers many wonderful opportunities and high returns on investments. Check out some tips about buying real estate property in Ukraine to find out useful information and make the final decision.

Shelter - is one of our most basic needs. Accommodation is going to be the first thing you must find in Kyiv right after you book your tickets, so here are some handy tips and some Ukrainian real estate sites in English to keep you off the streets at night.

«Destinations» rounds up a list of up-and-coming Ukrainian furniture brands that offer hip, modern and quite affordable items that could be a welcome addition to the interior design of your home or office space.

Olexiy Karman is a winner of the "Interior of the Year 2015", the young and talented architect and designer who creates completely unique pieces of furniture and not only.

"Destinations" met with Fayina Yerenburg, the art director of Davis Casa concept store, for an interesting conversation about design in Ukraine.

Spring is the season of apartment repairs in Ukraine. Locals usually plan some minor repair works around the house or apartment early in spring so they will finish them by Easter. Many families are painting their walls fresh or re-decorating while other start the major building projects with the arrival of warm weather. «Destinations» rounds up some ideas and tips on repairing your home.

The rental market in Ukraine is relatively new and hasn't established all the necessary rules yet. Soviet heritage, with its foreigner- incomprehensible laws, still has influence on rental rules in the form of renter frightening registration. And a touchy fear for their property forces landlords to check on their property personally instead of simply having the insurance clause in the contract.

Lviv is experiencing a construction boom at the moment. Dozens of residential complexes are being developed at the moment offering a wide array of apartments for sale. «Destinations» narrows down the most popular residential complexes in Lviv.

The trend for folk-inspired fashion has now hit the interiors’ world and Ukrainian interior design market is not an exception. Folk motifs in interior design lend a cheerful, bohemian element to your home and give a chance to create a special kind of authenticity with bright colors and bold, appealing patterns. Many Ukrainian brands and indie makers are eagerly joining the folk-inspired fashion trends and offer interesting interior design items for homes and offices.

Villa Tugendhat Museum (Brno), Brno City Council, Lviv City Council, Lviv Architectural Union and Czech Republic Embassy in Lviv are happy to announce the opening of Villa Tugendhat Architectural Exhibition at Lviv Art Palace (17, Kopernika street, Lviv).

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A few years ago Maxim Kuzmenko worked for a magazine, where he placed the advertising of his first handmade wooden bird feeder. And the amazing thing happened: there were people who wanted to buy it. It was time when Maxim decided to turn his hobby into business. This is the beginning of Woodville story.

Every year Pantone Color Institute experts choose ‘the color of the year’. They have just announced their latest selection for 2017 — greenery. According to Pantone, the bright yellow-green shade of 'Greenery' symbolizes the «reconnection of humans with nature».

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Bring cheer to your house this holiday season with some interesting Christmas home decorating ideas. «Destinations» and interior designer Oksana Lazarets (Sulyk Architects, Lviv) bring some useful tips  how to make your house exceptionally festive, cozy and stylish this winter.

Get your home in the holiday spirit with this easy DIY Christmas wreath with LoraShen, Ukrainian florist company specializing in floral arrangements, boquetes and holiday/special events decorations.

P & F Architectural Studio was established many years ago by Lidiya Pfayfer and Olga Fradina. Since then the designers created a lot of successful architectural objects in different European countries. We’ve met with Olga Fradina and talked about her new immersion into ceramics.

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About 4 years ago Svyatoslav Zbroy and Dmitry Bulgakov established ODESD2 industrial design bureau. Since that time they’ve produced and sold out about 160 types of furniture objects over the world, organized the school for designers and have been promoting “made in Ukraine” design as a competitive, top-grade and unique one.

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ALPI FINDER Week of Design is a new ambitious and interesting project aiming at discovering and supporting interior and furniture designers that use ALPI wood veneer in their work.

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Her name is famous not only in Ukraine but also abroad. Her work was included in the “Best Home design” Swiss edition (40 best houses in the world) as well as into “Contemporary villas” collection.  Her projects were published in Russian, Israeli, Georgian, Mexican magazines.

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Not everyone enjoys staying in hotels while travelling. Indeed, the option of renting a nice place in Kiev will save you some money and will make an unknown city feel more cozy and familiar. So, what about Kiev accommodation rent?

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Ukrainian object design is a young industry under development. The local Media started to talk about Ukrainian products about two years ago. Recently we can talk about noticeable development of Ukrainian object design.

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