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Home June 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

3 min.

It was a public holiday, and I was still in my pyjamas. “It’s not acceptable,” she declared. In her home, there are two rules: “You never take a glass of wine to bed and you don’t sit in the living room in your pyjamas.” I thought she was going to complain about the dog, but he didn’t seem to bother her in the slightest. The fact that I was sitting in my PJs was the issue. Luckily, I’m too old for peer pressure, I said, and in any case it’s my house. I can do whatever I please. And besides, the best visits are those laid-back natter sessions where everyone lazes around on the sofas on a cold winter’s day, eating pancakes, stoking the fire... in their PJs all day long. Because it’s…

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your space

WINNING LETTER A precious gift Marna van der Berg of Durbanville writes After my older sister and her husband helped to pack up his mom’s farmhouse, she took some of the old flour bags in which she used to store, among other things, biltong. Now, 30 years later, it’s their turn to move and my sister has given me some of the bags. The weight measure on some of them is still indicated in pounds! And because they were stored inside-out, the colours are still bright and clear. I decided to make something special with them and my first project was cushions for our braai room. Every time I enter the room, a warm feeling of nostalgia bubbles up inside me. Beauty in imperfection Nicky Webb of East London writes The editor’s letter in the…

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ON THE BOX In Home’s TV show 1,2,3 Fix It! (the final episode will be aired on Thursday, May 23 at 17:30 on VIA, channel 147 on DStv) tensions are running high. The end is in sight and everyone is keen to find out who’ll win – will it be the blue, yellow or orange team? In the final episode, the judges will review the three biggest projects – the kitchen, living area and Airbnb apartment – and then announce the winners! Will homeowner Annelie Carstens be satisfied with the end result? And which team will walk away with the R100 000 cash prize from BUCO and Timbercity? QUILT IN CLARENS 18–21: Clarens, Free State Winter in the Free State means Quilt in Clarens! This weekend is the ideal getaway for the beginner quilter…

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what’s new

MID- CENTURY MAGIC! Skinny laMinx has teamed up with Knysnabased furniture makers Fechters to produce a range of occasional chairs in a mid-century style, such as this I’langa chair (R6 375) made up of high-density foam and either iroko wood or oak. Best of all, they’re custom-upholstered in your choice of Skinny laMinx fabric. Check out skinnylaminx.com. CREATE, INNOVATE! WHO Chris Roets and Wayne Hayward WHERE Cape Town BUSINESS Grys THEIR WORK When Chris, a market researcher, and Wayne, an accountant, surprised themselves by successfully making a concrete top for their wooden dining room table, the idea for their company Grys, launched in 2018, was born. “We’d always wanted to do something creative together and with our gorgeous new table and shared love of the colour grey (hence the name Grys), creating concrete products for the home…

3 min.
the great divide

An open-plan solution While Dalene and Marius Meyer loved their new open-plan kitchen and living area in their Midstream Estate home in Centurion, they realised that they needed more flexibility in separating the spaces. “We decided to have a steel-frame sliding door installed. This way, we can control the noise levels between the different areas. We can also make the most of an open space in summer and then separate the two rooms to create a cosy atmosphere in winter,” says Dalene. “We opted for a sliding door as it seems to disappear completely when opened.” We love this! The raw wood table is mobile; it can easily be disconnected from the island and moved to where extra seating is needed. Through the looking glass When writer Biddi Rorke moved into her Fish Hoek home in…

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we made it our own

WHO LIVES HERE? Peter and Morné Foale with their daughters, Amy (16) and Mirabelle (11) WHERE Bergvliet, Cape Town SIZE 300m² When Peter and Morné Foale moved to Bergvliet in 2010, they bought “the ugliest house in the neighbourhood”. Or so they believed. “We were devastated to leave our home in Tokai but the move was all about location as we wanted to enrol our kids in the local school,” says Morné. Luckily, it wasn’t all bad news: the 50-year-old house had a practical L-shape and it had never been renovated before, opening up all kinds of possibilities for Peter, a builder, and Morné, an interior decorator. The couple had worked on renovations together in the past and were definitely up for the challenge. “A simple L-shape is cheaper and easier to renovate than a house with…