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Home February 2020

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
i cannot for the life of me play rugby.

But if freezing foodstuffs was a national sport, I’d be the captain. The Siya Kolisi of the freezer team, so to speak. And here’s why: the half an onion that was just too much for Friday night’s braaibroodjies? Into the freezer for the next stew. The tomatoes that have started to go mushy? Into the freezer for chilled tomato soup for the next Sunday lunch. Old bread? Breadcrumbs of course! Because who on earth wants to pay – with hard-earned cash – for breadcrumbs? My freezing list knows no bounds: lemons for grating over oven-roasted potatoes; berries; bananas (for baking, of course); waterblommetjies; koeksisters... all stuffed in-between the lamb chops and pork belly. Of course, it’s no coincidence that I’m a freezer fanatic – it’s a talent I inherited from my mother.…

3 min.
your space

WINNING LETTER Anyone for chess? Barbara Marais of Pretoria writes We had an old Jacuzzi in our braai area but it didn’t look very inviting. We decided to revamp the space and create an outdoor chess area. Our guests can now enjoy playing chess while braaiing, swimming and relaxing! A match for Marie Kondo Nicky Webb of East London writes I have recently discovered the konmari method of decluttering. Basically (in a nutshell), the mantra is “if it doesn’t spark joy then get rid of it.” I first unleashed konmari on my clothes cupboard. I was so successful that my daughter said: “Shame, mom. You don’t have any clothes.” It was in this spirit that I decided to attack the pile of magazines in our bathroom. I spent hours paging through magazines, trying to decide which ones…

3 min.
diary

ON THE BOX Scott McGillivray takes his passion for real estate to the next level in Buyers Bootcamp (Season 1 starts 10 February on the Home Channel, 176 on DStv). With years of experience under his belt, Scott knows all about flipping properties for profit. Two amateurs pitch their own properties and Scott picks the one he thinks has the most potential. He then puts up his own cash to pay for the renovation and teaches the rookies how to maximise value. The team works day and night to get the flip completed on time and within budget. If they succeed, they split the profits; if they fail, they fail together. INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR 14–16 February: Cape Town The annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair at the Cape Town International Convention Centre…

3 min.
what’s new

DON’T LET THE BED BUGS BITE! Granny Goose is the first company in South Africa with a certified dust mite-proof pillow! The Allergy Foundation of South Africa (AFSA) has given its seal of approval to the Granny Goose Snow White Duck Down pillow, which ensures that you and your children get a good night’s sleep – free from the worry of allergies. Find out more at grannygoose.com. Hot product! Brighten up your space with this braided cotton and jute rug (R1 495; 1 500cm D) from Block & Chisel. Browse online at blockandchisel.co.za. Soft touch The Aegean Towel from Mungo is woven with 100% organic cotton, making it not only super soft but a more ethical choice, too. It features a combination of honeycomb and diamond weaves and is available as a hand towel (R270)…

1 min.
ice-cream dreams

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3 min.
child’s play

See double Cara (12) and Lisa (10) Senekal share a bedroom in their colourful home in Paarl (featured in Home November 2019). Decorating a space for two can be challenging but here a balance has been created in that the girls’ beds and workspaces are a mirror image of each other. It’s a simple and fun solution that allows for a cohesive look that works for both girls. The desks were made by a friend of the family and decorator mom Lindie of Pizzazz Interiors chose contemporary chairs, geometric print bedding and soft furnishings to complete the picture. She made the yellow bed frills herself! Chairs from Decofurn; bedding and soft furnishings from MRP Home Baby blue Kyla Barnard of Benoni in Gauteng entered little Grayson’s beautiful nursery in our 2019 Fix it with Flair…