Home November 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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In the midst of the end-of-year panic, I arrived home one evening recently and randomly started organising my fridge. It wasn’t urgent, but at that moment it was essential. In the ecosystem of the prevailing chaos, that white appliance was something I could sort out right then and there – and, thus, my decades-old Defy became a metaphor for all that was ‘past its sell-by date’ yet salvageable. I couldn’t even pour the buttermilk for the rusks I’d been planning to bake since the start of winter out of the container, that’s how thick and disgusting it had become back there between the half-empty jam jars, so I tossed it just like that. Cheddar with rock-hard rind? Cut off the outer layer, grate the rest. Overripe tomatoes? Into the freezer for stews.…

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home sharing conference

The Home Sharing Conference presented by Tuis|Home magazine in partnership with Airbnb in Cape Town at the end of August was an informative and fun-filled day. More than 200 attendees learnt how to make the most of the Airbnb platform with plenty of advice from the experts. See our 15-point summary of this informative day on page 84.…

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your space

WINNING LETTER In pursuit of light Shireen Coetzee of Mitchells Plain writes I live in an old council house with bedroom and lounge windows that face west and don’t get direct sun. I’m an ardent lover of glass and yearn for more sunlight in these rooms. I marvel at how easily some people break down walls in pursuit of light! I think an article on how to psychologically prepare for the ‘big breakdown’ is needed. Especially when it comes to convincing the other residents that half of the lounge wall has to go. Of course, the payoff will be enjoying four hours of afternoon sun. The new view would, however, reveal a dull alley that must be transformed into something beautiful. But the big debate will be the safety of having oversized windows with…

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ON THE BOX Everyone wants a ‘move-in-ready’ dream home, but with soaring real estate prices in a red-hot market, it’s just not possible for most homeowners. On Worst to First (Season 1 starts 18 November on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv), contractors Mickey Fabbiano and Sebastian Sevallo take on the challenge of transforming the ugliest house on the block into the envy of the neighbourhood. ANNUAL NAPPY RUN 2 November: Johannesburg Zoo Take part in this annual 5km fun run at the Johannesburg Zoo on International Children’s Day. Run, walk, wheel or stroll to raise awareness of children living with disabilities. Tickets can be purchased from nappyrun.org.za at R100 per adult and R60 for kids; funds raised will be used to buy nappies. Visit nappyrun.org.za or call 011 452 2774 for more. THE FRANSCHHOEK…

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what’s new

Inspired by the beautiful private garden at Tokara, photographer Theresa Fourie, in collaboration with Tokara Delicatessen in Stellenbosch, has launched the exclusive Tokara Collection, a pure linen range of pillowcases, tablecloths and aprons. Each item features scenes and blooms found in the garden. Visit the Tokara Deli or email sarah@tokara.com for orders. CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Talia van der Walt and Justine Darby WHERE Johannesburg BUSINESS Sewing Room THEIR WORK With a shared passion for beautiful décor and interior design, Talia and Justine launched an online made-to-order design service offering an easy one-stop solution. Sewing Room allows you to choose from a selection of on-trend fabrics for scatter cushions, dog pillows, beanbags, throws and lampshades in the size you’d like. They also have a design service, offering personal advice when you submit a picture…

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kitchen confidential

On the shelf Both professional photographers and self-professed travel junkies, the first thing you notice in Selma and André Ohlsson’s kitchen in Uitzicht, Durbanville is the ‘snaking’ raw pine shelf that creates a practical and visually stimulating feature. “We got the idea from Pinterest. Originally, we thought of using the space for crockery but during the renovation we ‘decluttered’ and decided to rather create a fun display and keep the ‘kitcheny’ things behind closed doors in the bottom cupboards,” says Selma. Lighter and brighter The kitchen was designed by Lee-Ann Vigus of LVstar Photography and Interiors; she worked closely with Nicholas Ripepi from My Style Woodworks to transform it into a space the couple adore. Selma and André wanted their open-plan kitchen to incorporate their trinkets and treasures so they can appreciate them on a…