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Home August 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.

Other than a boisterous bunch from Germany, we were recently the only guests at an inn in Greece. Yorgos, the owner, warned us in advance: “There will be noise. Maybe I find you different place.” But I know the inn well, with its view over the Aegean Sea and the church bells of the nearby Greek Orthodox Church that toll mournfully three times if anyone in the village passes away. “We don’t mind noise,” I tell Yorgos, and confirm the booking. The inn has a communal kitchen and in the mornings this room is a clamour of voices and laughter. And spoons clinking against cups and bowls. I can speak about three words of German but the group of young people, all from Bavaria, were keen to chat. We were high-fived as we…

3 min.
your space

WINNING LETTER Home sweet home Belinda Milner of Bapsfontein writes Wicus, I read your letter in the December 2018 issue and was determined to reply to your question: “Where is your favourite place on earth?” However, being me, things went astray (mostly my mind) but I’ve somehow managed to circle back... We bought a smallholding in October 2017 with a house that was little more than a squat -– it needed a lot of work! Inspired by Home (and equally frustrated due to finances), we set about turning this grotty house into a home we love. It seems like there’s a never-ending list of things to do. We decided from the get-go that we would save and fix, so we still don’t have ceilings and the outside desperately needs to be painted. (I had…

3 min.

ON THE BOX Home to Win (starting 19 August on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv) sees 20 of Canada’s favourite renovation stars teaming up to create a dream home. Contractors, designers and DIY experts come together under one roof, transforming an ordinary home into an extraordinary space. Once the house has been located, the crew divides into teams to renovate and decorate it from top to bottom. In each episode, newly completed rooms are revealed and in the final episode, three competitors go head-to-head to win the gorgeous fully-furnished home. FREE STATE WINE SHOW 2–3 August: Ilanga Estate Boutique Hotel, Bloemfontein Enjoy well-loved iconic blends along with new up-and-coming wines at the annual Free State Wine Show. Up to 200 wines will be available – from sparkling wines to full-bodied red blends –…

2 min.
what’s new

Gentle curves Minima, run by architect Jacques Cronje of Jacques Cronje Timber Design, has added the new Radius seating range, including this gorgeous kitchen stool (R2 880, unstained), to their collection of lighting and furniture products. Expressing a love of geometry, clean lines and comfortability, the stool is made from sustainable birch plywood and is suitable for indoor or covered outdoor areas. See more at minima.co.za. Create, innovate! WHO Theresa McGill WHERE Skukuza, Kruger National Park BUSINESS Miss Milly HER WORK When Theresa’s husband Mark landed his dream job in anti-poaching, she’d lie awake at night, worrying about his safety. Instead of counting sheep, she began doing little craft projects using washi tape. “I washitaped everything I could find, from brooches to pegs,” she says. From there, her stationery and homeware range was born and you…

1 min.
eat, play, love!

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4 min.
hot stuff!

Perfect match Keen to create storage space for “all the ‘ugly’ things that come with braaing, such as tongs and firelighters”, Tania de Clercq had cupboards installed on either side of the indoor braai in her Brackenfell home. To match the wood stored in the middle section, she had rounds cut from pieces of braai wood which were then glued onto the cupboard doors! In the corner The stairs in stylist Amanda van Wyngaardt’s Randburg townhouse were built more than 20 years ago. “I imagine this was a space-saving design,” she says. “The previous owners had the gas fireplace custom built by Heatwave to fit perfectly into the staircase – there wasn’t a convenient spot for it in the living area. We love it as it warms up the downstairs area and the…