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Home Home Renovations 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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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
R 288
8 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
it’s all in the detail

Tip Before painting on tiles, remember to prepare the surface by removing any oily residue with sugar soap. When dry, apply two thin coats of Plascon Tile & Melamine Primer (you might need to sand lightly between coats) before adding colour like Caroline did. She painted the landscape freehand; you might prefer to draw the outline with a light pencil first. The mountains, valleys and ocean remind us of all the wonderful views we’ve enjoyed on our travels. So we brought the mountains home!– Caroline A stunning landscape Caroline Jacobs and her sons Kyle and Cameron refer to their kitchen as their “all-in-one happy place”. This is where they spend quality time together and cook comfort food. But it wasn’t always the welcoming space it is now. Caroline describes the original kitchen as “a…

1 min.
let’s go shopping!

Paint a focal wall! STOCKISTS Annie Sloan anniesloansa.co.za Block & Chisel 087 015 0181, blockandchisel.co.za Coricraft 011 611 8700, coricraft.co.za Dulux 0860 330 111, dulux.co.za Duram 0800 500 222, duram.co.za Eight Degrees South 076 766 9842, eightdegreessouth.com Eurolux 021 528 8400, eurolux.co.za MRP Home 0800 212 535, mrphome.com Plascon 0860 20 40 60, plascon.com Poetry 0860 555 529, poetrystores.co.za Sheet Street 0800 212 535, sheetstreet.com Sofaworx 021 418 0363, sofaworx.co.za Tjhoko Paint 073 206 3104, tjhokopaint.co.za…

1 min.
win this incanda leather couch!

Incanda Furniture is a proudly South African furniture, décor and interior decorating company that designs, produces and sells modern organic furniture that suits and reflects the South African lifestyle. Their furniture is handcrafted with attention to detail – made for those who appreciate top quality that will last a lifetime. Inspired by the simple, elegant and modern style of Mzansi, Incanda focuses on the sustainable use of natural materials such as wood, leather and fabric to create a warm, comfortable and stylish space – whether you’re looking to create a classic but cosy home or a professional and sophisticated office space. Come home to Incanda! Find Incanda stores in… PAARL 39 Main Road 021 863 1965/1912 showroom@incanda.co.za BELLVILLE 21 Pasita Street 021 914 5832/087 150 7096 durbanville@incanda.co.za PRETORIA Shop 303(A), Menlyn Maine Central Square 012 348 4975 menlyn@incanda.co.za BLOEMFONTEIN Shop 7, Woodland Hills Village 087…

5 min.
more space, more light

Architects and first-time property buyers Leon Bekker and Sarah Kuiper bought their spacious Parkview apartment in August 2017. “We wanted an apartment rather than a house as we like the practicality, low maintenance and sense of community that comes with living in a complex,” Leon says. They fell in love with the old apartment’s spacious rooms and timber elements, such as the door frames and parquet floors. “You don’t see much of this in new developments and we love the warmth of these wooden touches,” Leon says. But the kitchen, which the front door opens up into, had dated fittings and insufficient counter space, and it was separated from the adjacent living room by a veneered timber panel structure. “It just wasn’t conducive to modern living,” Leon says. “Having people over always…

4 min.
from built-in to mobile

Silvia Miles’s company Milestone Kitchens is synonymous with freestanding kitchen units. Back in 1994 when her family erected a barn over an old shack in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and built a house around the structure, the kitchen featured built-in concrete shelving with raw wood. Over the years, the house has undergone a few major developments. In 2017, it was time for the built-in units to make way for a freestanding kitchen, in line with the ethos of Silvia’s business. The concrete units were removed along with the stone countertops, shelves, baskets and floor tiles. The kitchen was then fitted with Milestone Kitchens’ Swedish Style freestanding units in the colour White. A combination of legs and castors was used for the supports, while the tops were made from ashwood. “What I love most about…

3 min.
a neutral beauty!

When Nelia de Wet bought her house in Somerset West in 2004, it was everything she hoped for: this grande dame had oodles of character – something money can’t buy. In addition, an outbuilding on the property provided the ideal location for her workshop and shop, Gister – a well-known vintage furniture and décor store. However, an 80-year-old home often comes with a few challenges, such as dark and poky rooms. Over time, interior walls were knocked down, a veranda was added and the children’s en-suite bedrooms were moved upstairs, giving the then teens the privacy they needed. Today, the all white Oregon pine and cement flooring in the house is the foundation for Nelia’s gorgeous French décor. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is a reflection of her creativity – from the…