Home April 2019

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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Because that represents a kiss, right? Are we dating, perhaps? Technically, an “x” isn’t an emoji, but I think it falls into the same category. And that wordless dictionary with its cheeky icons is growing by the day. In fact, sentences with real words are practically an endangered species. What you get on your cellphone screen these days is a message in code, a kind of riddle. It’s like those aptitude tests that you have to complete when applying for a promotion. For example, everything in green is positive. Including circles. But beware, squares are negative. Trick question: what does a green square mean, then? (My answer to the latter: confused. And I wouldn’t be wrong, no matter what the psychometrists say.) In the state of Queensland in Australia you can now…

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ON THE BOX In Home’s new TV show 1,2,3 Fix It! (every Thursday at 17:30 on VIA, channel 147 on DStv, with English subtitles) three teams go head to head in a competition to renovate a lucky reader’s home – room by room. Over the next four weeks, the teams will focus on improvements to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Misi Overturf is on hand as the DIY expert and Home editor Wicus Pretorius has the final say as the main judge. Presenter Lynelle Kenned follows the progress as well as all the drama behind the scenes. Don’t miss it! 21 March It’s day 5 and 6 of 1,2,3 Fix It! and the teams take on the bedroom challenge. 28 March The judges are on their way –will the teams finish their projects on…

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family fun!

20: Sardinia Bay, Port Elizabeth Bring the whole family (including your furry friends) for an afternoon of fun at the Sards Easter Market. You can look forward to homemade gifts, good food, live music and plenty of activities for the kids. Entrance is free; for details, find Sards Market on Facebook. 21: Jan Smuts Stadium, East London Spend the day with your kids at the Garden of Colour Picnic! It’s all about sharing love, laughter and fun in a festive colour powder atmosphere with live performances, food stalls and kids entertainment. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian; tickets are available from computicket.com and cost R100 per child (entrance is free for parents). 21: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek Hop on over to Grande Provence for a family picnic complete with an…

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your space

WINNING LETTER Style conundrum Ashley Viljoen of Johannesburg writes I grew up reading a lot and would often get my hands on my mum’s magazine collection. Home was always in the pile of mags and how I loved the swirls of colour, décor and food – even at a young age. I’m obsessed with making a space beautiful – beit on canvas or in a room. But I must say I’m a walking contradiction – Ican’t decide between vintage or modern and sleek. I recently acquired a space of my own and now I’m torn between the numerous options for making it a home. Your magazine is such an inspiration and perhaps soon I’ll settle on a style, though I can’t promise it won’t change every couple of months! More than just a house Charlotte…

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Instant Pot, the world’s bestselling smart cooker, is designed to make life easier, combining a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, warmer and yoghurt-maker into one appliance. It lets you cook healthy and delicious food fast – stews, curries and soups are ready in 30 minutes! It also features a healthy stainless-steel inner pot with no chemical coatings in sight. Visit InstantPotSA on Facebook and Instagram. Instant Pot is available at all @home stores and from yuppiechef.com.…

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what’s new

CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Megan Grobbelaar WHERE Western Cape BUSINESS Salt & Stitch HER WORK After two years of making and selling bath salts for a living, Megan Grobbelaar expanded her product range to include soaps. Then in 2016, she taught herself how to embroider after she saw beautiful embroidered hoops online but couldn’t find any locally. She made a few for friends and they were a hit, so Megan decided to add them to her product range – along with her mom Annemarie’s crochet throws. “My mom and I are very creative,” says Megan. “We can get bored very easily; so we like to experiment and, after some practise, bring to reality what we want ourselves and what we think others will love too.” You’ll find the busy creatives showcasing their work at KAMERS/Makers every year…