Garden furniture: these are the trends

Vor dem Start der Gartensaison hat das Portal „schoener-wohnen.de“ die aktuellen Trends ausgemacht und zusammengefasst. Möbel aus Eichen-, Kiefern- oder Teakholz sind immer noch modern, schön und auch relativ pflegeleicht. Darüber hinaus liegen 2023 aber auch Flechtmöbel aus Rattan oder Weide im Trend. Wer Akzente setzen möchte, zum Beispiel bei den Bezügen für die Auflagen der Gartenmöbel,...

Study: High willingness to invest for more sustainability

Die Deutschen haben nicht nur ein gestiegenes Umweltbewusstsein, sondern auf ihnen lastet auch ein zunehmender Kostendruck. Das geht aus der Studie „Ökologische Nachhaltigkeit als Treiber der Transformation des Wohnens in Deutschland“ hervor, die die Technische Universität Darmstadt in Kooperation mit dem Immobilienkreditvermittler baufi24.de durchgeführt hat. Die Forschenden haben unter anderem...

New construction and conversion: Fewer building permits issued

In Deutschland ist die Zahl der Baugenehmigungen gesunken. Das geht aus Zahlen hervor, die das Statistische Bundesamt kürzlich veröffentlichte. Von 2021 auf 2022 sank die Zahl der Baugenehmigungen so um 6,9 Prozent auf 354.400 Wohnungen. Die Zahlen spiegeln sowohl die Baugenehmigungen für Neubau- als auch für Bestandswohnungen wieder. „Die schwierige Mischung aus steigenden Zinsen, stark...

Flood: researchers call for better warning systems

In Germany, early warning systems need to be improved and hazards communicated more clearly. This is the conclusion of a working group at the University of Potsdam. Immediately after the flood disaster in the summer of 2021, the working group asked those affected online how they had been warned about the flood. The results showed that 35 percent of respondents from North Rhine-Westphalia and 29 percent of...

Dispute: 30,000 euros for an access to the lake?

A neighbor dispute has ended up in court in Munich. In the case in question, a couple wanted to buy a six-square-meter plot from their neighbor in order to have access to Lake Pilsen. The couple owns a plot without lake access and a tubular plot with lake access. However, the couple can only reach Lake Pilsen via the six-square-meter plot....

Kitchen: Thanks to good planning to more comfort

A new kitchen should be well planned, and with the support of experts. This is the advice of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Die Moderne Küche (AMK). This will ensure functionality, flexibility and ergonomics in the kitchen later on. When planning, among other things, the base cabinets can be considered. Drawer systems with elements such as cutlery trays create individual...

Trading: Hardly any large transactions in residential portfolios

In 2022, there was as little trading in residential portfolios and apartments as there had last been during the financial crisis of 2009 and 2010, the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) recently reported. According to BBSR, only twelve portfolios with at least 800 rental apartments changed hands in 2022 and a total of only 38,400 residential units. This is the result of an evaluation of a corresponding database on...

Hotel industry: By car to the room

A very special hotel opened in Düsseldorf-Flingern at the beginning of March. At "b'mine," guests can not only stay overnight, but also reach 26 so-called CarLofts with their car in a car elevator. After the elevator ride, the car can simply be parked in the parking space in front of the room. The parking spaces are not only intended to save guests the hassle of searching for a parking space, but...

Energy supply: CAE tests new system

A system called "RENbuild" for the combined regenerative supply of buildings with fresh air, cooling and electricity is currently being developed by the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAE) in Würzburg and other project participants. The RENbuild system is composed of hybrid collectors, a high-performance heat/cold storage system, a heat pump system and a building automation system. According to...

Verdict: Container parks must be cleared

In Berlin, land may not be used as so-called container parks in which tenants live in caravans, for example. This has now been decided by the Berlin Administrative Court (VG 13 L 325/22 et al.). In one of the cases at hand, an operator had set up and rented out containers on a 4,000-square-meter plot in Treptow-Köpenick without permission. The rental costs...

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