Home January 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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There’s nothing more irritating than the inconvenience of trying to remember bizarre words with one capital letter (at least) in the middle and, don’t forget, a number or two – and an asterisk or special character. And, of course, it can’t be too short! And when that window that says “Your password strength is moderate” or, heaven forbid, “weak” pops up... So frustrating! In the middle of last year, scammers managed to steal money from my bank account after a nefarious sim swop. I got my money back quite quickly, but not before the bank had lectured me on how careless the cellphone service provider had been, and the cellphone service provider had placed the blame squarely on the bank’s shoulders. And the condescending reproach from both: “But, Wicus, you must have given your…

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your space

WINNING LETTER All’s well that ends well Nicky Webb of East London writes About 18 months ago, my husband and I began the exciting, but daunting, task of renovating our house. Home had given me a head full of ideas and my husband a first-class ticket to a fool’s paradise. You see, he was enthusiastically reading about DIYers who had transformed their homes on a miniscule budget. His wish list for our new house started and ended with “stick to the budget”. My wish list started with “slipper bath” (and continued in that vein for a page or two). The problem with his enthusiasm was that these eager home renovators all seemed to have day jobs that involved dabbling with electricity and bridge building. My husband comes from a long line of DIY…

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ON THE BOX Couples are given a deposit to help them get onto the property ladder, but only one of them gets to choose their dream home and secure the purchase in Honey I Bought the House (Season 1 starts 1 January on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv). They also have just three weeks to make a decision before they lose the money. Will their partner be thrilled with the choice? Check it out! I heart Market Last Saturday of every month: Blythedale Event Bowl, KwaZulu-Natal Durban’s popular I heart Market has expanded to the northern suburbs! From 09:00–15:00 you can shop for locally designed products carefully selected for their quality and originality. You can expect to find décor, vintage collectables, delicious food and much more. A coffee shop and lush lawns, not…

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what’s new

FINE FABRICS How divine is this new Protea in the Pink fabric from The A Store’s Midlands range? Painted by artist Lara Waldburger, the 144cm-wide cotton fabric costs R550/m and is also available in aprons and tea towels. Check out theastore.co.za. Come to light The elegant Shaka pendant from The Lighting Warehouse (R2 999.95; 43cm D) will add a soft natural touch to your living space. Go to lightingwarehouse.co.za. Transform the bedrooms in your home with luxurious linen from Room Service in Sherwood Centre on Dreyersdal Road in Bergvliet, Cape Town. They stock hotel-quality bedding including duvets, pillows, towels, throws and blankets. And if you’re in the guesthouse or B&B business, you can get a great rate on bulk orders; call 021 712 1734. If it’s interesting second-hand finds you’re after, you’re bound…

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versatile vinyl

IDEA # 1 Put a puzzle together Add oomph to your table setting with six vinyl placemats that can also be put together like a puzzle to form a striking floral motif. The placemats are heat-resistant, so they won’t get damaged by dishes straight out of the oven. You can print your own design, colour and size and order as many as you need (minimum order of six). Puzzle placemats from De Waal Art The delicate look of this tablecloth creates an authentic feel – it’s as if it came from my grandmother’s trousseau!– Lizette IDEA # 2 Lacy days Celebrate the New Year with a romantic white lace tablecloth – but without having to worry about the possibility of red wine stains. The lace-look vinyl tablecloth in Lizette Botha’s Stellenbosch home can simply be wiped…

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down by the seaside

Buffalo Bay’s pristine scenery, beautiful safe beach rocks for fishing and hiking trails make it the perfect , holiday destination. – Eunice Eunice loves hooks here she’s placed them ; at , different for heights so to they reach ’re . There easy ’s no everyone excuse for clutter in this entrance hall! The best art comes from nature: a washed- treasure from the ocean , a secret locked up in a piece of up driftwood or a grouping of smooth white pebbles. – Eunice Vinyl seat covers are perfect for wet cozzies! Markus makes sure he is ready for Grade 2! Who lives here? Rikus and Eunice Swanepoel and their three sons, Limrik (16), Rein (13) and Markus (7) WHERE Buffalo Bay, Garden Route When the bell rings on the last day of school, the Swanepoels…