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Home is a practical, inspiring guide for the home and garden that enables people to make their home prettier and increase the value – inside and outside. The magazine makes life easier for people wanting to buy a home, build, or make alterations, or even try their hand at gardening, cooking and decorating. Home doesn't just demonstrate what looks good – it explains what adds value, and why. The magazine offers readers affordable and accessible choices, help with do-it-yourself projects, and provide advice for renovations. It’s for men and women with ordinary lives, ordinary careers and ordinary homes; people who want to add value to their home with a limited budget.

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3 мин.
all the colours of the rainbow

Each to their own These six compact en-suite bathrooms in Annamarie and the late Dirk Blom’s house in Betty’s Bay each have their own identity – and with good reason. The Bloms have four adult sons, each with a life partner, as well as six grandchildren. That’s more than a dozen people who descend upon this holiday home to unwind! The palette in each bathroom matches the décor of the individual bedrooms, which all open onto a courtyard. For a house that also serves as a holiday home, this works well because there’s never a queue for the loo! This eye-catching design was their eldest son Theuns’s idea. Then the entire family put their heads together and came up with the plan to place the square tiles above each basin; this became the…

8 мин.
colourful & characterful, just like its inhabitants

WHO LIVES HERE? Karen Dudley, her husband David Mallinson and their kids, Ben (16) and Maggie (14) WHERE Woodstock, Cape Town SIZE 161m2 When Home visited Karen Dudley in her restored house in Woodstock, she’d baked a poppy seed cake for us. Because that’s who she is – someone who loves to feed and nourish people. We got to know Karen over the two years during which she wrote a food column for Home. This renowned cook and recipe innovator has also written three books: A Week in The Kitchen, Another Week in The Kitchen and Set a Table. And she loves to decorate and collect beautiful things too! We end up in the kitchen after taking a tour of the house and Karen declares: “I’m a bit afraid to open the oven.” Unaware that loadshedding…

10 мин.
karoo character in white

THE HOMEOWNER Adrian Lombard WHERE Prince Albert, Western Cape SIZE 390m² An authentic Karoo farmhouse – one that specifically needed refurbishing – was on Adrian Lombard’s wish list for many years. In 2016, he came across the perfect place in Prince Albert: a spacious corner property on the main road with a giant wild fig in the back garden and a wraparound stoep on three sides. “This town is the ideal getaway spot; here, my creative ideas can flourish,” says Adrian, a brand strategist and product developer from Cape Town. “Other than its clean crisp air, breathtaking light is one of the best features of the Karoo.” It’s been almost four years since Adrian purchased the house and he says it’s still a work in progress. But the most important sections – the central hub…

6 мин.
silo sojourn

THE OWNERS Sumari and Alexander Milner with their sons Henry (7) and George (4) WHERE Natte Valleij, Klapmuts SIZE 28m2 each When friends and family heard that Sumari and Alexander planned to convert two run-down silos on their farm near Klapmuts into guest accommodation, they were surprised – but curious and excited as well. They knew that Sumari had the necessary mettle to take on such a project and that she would do so with careful attention to the heritage of the historic wine farm, which dates back to 1715. “The silos were built in 1935, just before the Second World War, and were originally used for storing grain,” she says. “When Alexander’s grandfather, Mordaunt Milner, bought the farm in 1969, he converted them into stables, as he bred racehorses.” The silos were used as…

7 мин.
it’s an original!

WHO LIVES HERE? Ryan and Carla Jardine WHERE Hopefield SIZE 42m² with a 13m2 stoep Ryan and Carla Jardine have always been drawn to quaint country cottages filled with history and items that hark back to yesteryear. When they finally realised their dream of buying a house in a tiny village on the West Coast, they knew they could transform the original blacksmith’s stable on the property into a charming self-catering retreat where they can also live while completing major renovations on the main house. “Hopefield is only an hour from Cape Town but completely removed from the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Carla. “The village hosts an annual flower festival and several artists call it home, but most people come here to escape and enjoy the tranquillity. It’s the oldest town on…

7 мин.
think big in a small space

WHO LIVES HERE? Nina Cillié WHERE Queenswood, Pretoria SIZE 43m2 She was already in bed the night she came up with the brilliant idea of swapping the bathroom and kitchen in her flat, remembers Nina Cillié, a teacher from Pretoria. “It was a school night but I couldn’t sleep from the excitement. I jumped up, grabbed a tape measure and immediately started drawing my flat to scale in a notebook.” It took a year to complete the renovation. Now Nina’s compact flat has a bigger kitchen that flows beautifully into the living area. Other improvements have also been made, including a fresh colour scheme, new cabinets, burglar bars and electrical points. “The flat works so much better now,” she says. “I entertain more often and we socialise around the kitchen counter for hours on end.” For the…