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Home December 2018

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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South Africa
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English
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Media 24 Ltd
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hello

Where is your favourite place on earth? I’m still agonising over mine because there are so many to choose from, and so many memories... Let me explain why I’m asking. The other day I read about a project in Bali where the residents of a small town are making braided cord bracelets with a ‘tag’ carved from the horns of water buffalo. (There was no cruelty involved, they assured me on the website; there is an abundance of water buffalo and when they die, their horns are used for something with lasting value.) The tag is engraved with the GPS co-ordinates of the buyer’s choice. It works like this: you go online and enter an address or location somewhere around the world, then your computer spits out the co-ordinates. Voila: the…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Inspired to create! Gael Dewar of Pietermaritzburg writes Home is my favourite magazine because it’s filled with colour (something I can’t live without) and because the homes featured are decorated by people who love their treasures and display them in wonderful ways. I want to share with you what happened when I decided I really had to fix my ‘jacuzzi room’; we had no money to remove the monstrosity or retile it... I used paint from the garage, a tablecloth and bulldog clips, a piece of board from a canteen table in my son’s garage, a roll of masking tape and I purchased modge podge for the decoupage. The total cost was just over R100 and I now have a book nook (top) and play space for little visitors. Also, when the…

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win!

The writer of the winning letter gets a Summer Wonderbag hamper worth R700! With the revolutionary Wonderbag, slaving over a hot stove for hours during the holidays is a thing of the past. All you need are your ingredients and a festive recipe: put everything in a pot and bring it to the boil then pop it in your Wonderbag and it will continue cooking for 12 hours – no extra power needed! This Christmas there are loads of special deals and hampers on offer; for details, go to wonderbagworld.com.…

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diary

ON THE BOX Scott McGillivray takes his passion for real estate to a whole new level in Buyers Bootcamp (Season 1 starts 25 December on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv). With years of real estate and home renovation experience, Scott knows a thing or two about flipping properties for profit and now he is showing rookie investors how it’s done. Two amateur investors pitch their properties and Scott picks the one he thinks presents the best opportunity. He then puts up his own cash to pay for the renovation and teaches them both everything he knows about how to renovate to maximise value. If they succeed, they split the profits and if they fail, they fail together. Check it out! JAKARANDA CHILDREN’S HOME LIGGIEFEES 1–31 December: Pretoria Visit the Jakaranda Children’s Home Liggiefees for…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! BUSINESS This & That Ceramics WHO Anita Steenkamp WHERE Krugersdorp, Gauteng HER WORK Anita creates beautiful ceramic pieces from a little makeshift studio in her garage. “I put my heart and soul into making each piece by hand, sometimes working right through the night. But I love it!” she says. Anita used to be a stay-at-home mom but when her daughter started school at the beginning of the year, she found that she was able to put more energy into fulfilling her dream of becoming a ceramic artist. After posting photographs of her first pieces on Facebook, orders came flooding in and she soon launched her website, thisandthatceramics.co.za. “I’m inspired to create pieces that I’d like to have in my own kitchen. When I serve something, I want to serve it on something beautiful…

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a green scene

X marks the spot Christmas is the perfect time to showcase your creative talents! Whether you sew, embroider or paint your decorations, why not display your handiwork on a large branch suspended above the table? These stunning DIY cross-stitch ornaments from Just Love Stitch are hand-stitched on a hardboard template. The kits come with a base, how-to template and just the right amount of thread. It’s the ideal gift for someone special who enjoys crafting! The Midas touch All you need to make this beautiful leafy wreath is a wheel-shaped cardboard cut-out for the base, a selection of hardy leaves and sprigs (such as magnolia, lemon, bay, broad-leaved pepper, cyprus or pine), some metallic craft paint or spray paint and a glue gun. Look around the garden for leaves with different shapes and…