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7 bright ideas to illuminate your home’s entryway

As an entryway is the first interior space a person sees when entering a house, it just makes sense to resort to proper planning when styling up your foyer/entrance. And part of proper planning entails adequate lighting – and not only to keep people…

26 September, 2020

A summer-ready terrace in 8 easy steps

With spring and summer already eyeing us from their respective spots, we South Africans have started planning our spring/summer socialising schedules. Even those of us stuck in the city with nothing but balconies and tiny patios / porches substitutin…

27 August, 2020

9 considerations before you build your dream deck

Winter might be approaching, but we are already looking forward to the warmer weather later in the year. That’s when we South Africans come out and do our al fresco thing with so much pride, whether it’s a pool party with friends or a wine-and-dine d…

11 May, 2020

7 stylish ways to create the illusion of an entryway

Modern designs have gifted us with a great many things to enhance our homes and lifestyles, including the very popular open-plan layout. In a lot of homes, said open-plan layout conveniently combines practical areas like kitchens and living rooms, ye…

14 April, 2020

10 Must see dressing room and closet ideas for small spaces

Having a small dressing room and closet can leave very little “room” for improvement. Pardon the pun! While this may seem the obvious case, the truth is that you can get more from these small spaces with a few minor changes.

02 December, 2019

5 fantastic ways to design your rooftop terrace in 2020

Opting to build yourself a rooftop terrace, or converting an existing one into a more functional space, can be quite the daunting (and costly) task. However, with the right professionals by your side, and committing to proper planning, it can be one…

19 October, 2019

​The pros and cons of 5 different garage doors

South Africans know all too well the importance of choosing the right materials for exterior surfaces, from roofs and patio floors to garden furniture. But let’s not forget that other important structure that keeps some of our most valuable possessio…

20 July, 2018

31 fantastic patio ideas for South African homes

No matter summer or winter, it's always nice to have an outdoor seating area like veranda, terrace, sun deck, or porch where you can dine, enjoy the sunbathing, or simply chill out with family and friends.

19 May, 2018

13 images of staircases in modern South African homes

Far more than a mere way of travelling from floor to floor, a staircase can also become a grand focal piece (if designed correctly, of course).Think of all the various spaces (houses, shopping malls, corporate offices, etc.

30 March, 2018

9 patios from homes in Durban you wouldn't want to miss

Is there anything better than having your own spacious patio/porch/terrace/balcony? Think about the potential it delivers: you can grab a cup of tea (or glass of wine, depending on the time of day) and enjoy a chat with a friend or some daydreaming b…

22 March, 2018