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Open shelving in your kitchen
November 29, 2017

Open Shelving in Kitchens

8 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRY OPEN SHELVING IN YOUR KITCHEN If you're like us, you can't escape the pretty pictures of kitchens with open shelving that pop up on your Pinterest page. The trendy look is serene, modern and seems like a lovely way to display a matching...

Green Eco house
November 24, 2017

Green Architecture in Africa

10 examples of ‘Green’ Architecture in Africa We are all trying to go ‘green’: ‘green’ world, ‘green’ city, ‘green’ household. ‘Green’ has become a buzzword for sustainable, safe, energy efficient and/or economic. The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes green architecture as a ‘philosophy of architecture that advocates sustainable energy sources, the...

Sunken bath
November 16, 2017

Rustic Bathrooms

25 RUSTIC BATHROOMS TO GIVE YOUR HOME AN OLD WORLD FEEL New York Barn Bath                           An antique chair in the master bath of this barn in Amagansett, New York is topped with a cushion covered in a Kravet fabric with tassels by Samuel & Sons South American Sunken...

Avoid Illegal Renovations
November 10, 2017

Avoid Illegal Building Alterations

Many people overlook the need to submit plans and check legalities when they do alterations or renovate their homes. Relentless interest rate hikes and stratospheric building costs have put the idea of building a dream home out of the reach of most people. Instead, buying an existing...

Kitchen After Renovation
November 1, 2017

Big Mistakes You Make When Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

Only fools rush into this major DIY undertaking.   Painted cabinets are ruling Pinterest these days, since intrepid DIYers love the idea of updating their kitchens with only a few coats of a new color. It seems like a no-brainer project, but this undertaking actually has many potential pitfalls....

Main bedroom after renovation
October 26, 2017

Freshen Your Bedroom with Low-Cost Updates

Bring Color to the Bedroom If you keep your bedroom's walls and furniture neutral, it's easy to add bursts of color whenever and wherever you wish. Pick one or two colors you love and then repeat the hues in vibrant artwork, bold bedding, and colorful accents. Incorporate Textures Touch is a huge part of creating comfort. In...

Front of House
October 16, 2017

Things Every Homeowner Should Do Once A Year

When you bought your house, there were a million and ten things you needed to do. (Hi, inspection, mortgage application and downstairs bathroom conversion.) But over the years, auto-pilot has set in, and those driveway pavers you always meant to replace are still staring you...

Courtyard Front Garden
October 11, 2017

Budget-Friendly Ideas for Small Outdoor Spaces

Screen It Frame a small patio with a bright lattice grill screen, which enhances privacy and gives a room-like feel to an outdoor space. This screen project uses 4x4-foot posts to serve as an outdoor wall, define patio space and help hide plastic storage bins. Build in a...

September 28, 2017

Create a new look with trendy concrete tiles

  When using tiles in your home, you're no longer limited to run-of-the-mill factory-produced ceramic, porcelain or vinyl floor tiles. Concrete tile can be used just about anywhere, indoors or out, including on floors, walls, fireplace surrounds, pools and patios, shower enclosures, countertops, backsplashes and building façades. Concrete...

Front of House
September 20, 2017

Increase your home’s kerb appeal with a fresh coat of paint

Take a good, long look at the appearance of your house from the street. If you haven't painted in some time, chances are, the exterior is in need of repair and a coat or two of paint. While selecting a paint colour for the exterior is...