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Fade to black

Black walls have a way of introducing a level of drama and impact that no other colour can do.

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Door detailing

Plywood or MDF strips applied to interior doors add a new level of detail to plain hollow core doors.

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Laundry tips

Here are some tips for time- and energy-savings tips for the cleanest laundry and that might even save you money.

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Dress up a bookcase

There are plenty of design ideas to turn a boring or plain pine or MDF bookcase into a show piece

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Use a hole saw

There comes a time when you need to drill holes in a project. We provide tips on how to use a hole saw.

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Quick & easy footstool

I have been needing a footstool in the family room for quite a while and finally got around to making one.

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2015 Trunk Show

The Ideas magazine annual Trunk Show will take place from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 July 2015

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Plank walls

Using reclaimed wood, pine planks or 3mm board is a great way to add character to any bedroom.

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Party favours

I am revisiting a previous project using plastic cold drink bottles as party favour containers.

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Cape Homemakers Expo

The Cape Homemakers Expo takes place from 27 to 30 August 2015. You have an opportunity to win tickets.

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Cardboard tube stool

This über trendy cardboard seat or stool is made using recycled cardboard boxes and tubes.

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1-hour photo frames

These colourful frames are made in 1 hour and are sprayed with Rust-Oleum 2X in fresh hues.

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DIY bicycle stand

This self-supporting bicycle stand is extremely easy to make and you can make out of scrap wood

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Feature fireplace

Winter or summer - turn a built-in or freestanding fireplace into an attractive focal point in the home

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Recycled craft centre

Made using recycled plastic milk containers and cardboard boxes, this craft centre has plenty of storage.

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Storage drawers

If you need extra storage in a bedroom, make underbed storage drawers with caster wheels.

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Old glass - new look

Give old glassware and accessories a new life and add something quirky and colourful to your dining table.

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Re-purpose furniture

Here's how to turn an old coffee table into a stylish bench that can be upholstered in your choice of fabric

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DIY Patio table

If you have a deck or patio you need a table, and this circular patio table is easy enough to make

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Designer home office

Home-Dzine is all about inspiring design, but it's also about furniture that can be easy to make on your own.

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Shared bedroom

This shared bedroom shows that you can incorporate spacesaving design - even in a small room.

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Innovative furniture

Beanhome offer a range of furniture that appeals to the homeowner looking for pieces that are practical and timeless.

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Ideas for grocery list

Instead of hunting around for scrap paper we put together some ideas for making a DIY brown paper grocery list.

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Undersink storage

Use the space under your sink for organised storage with these easy undersink storage compartments.

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Modern makeover

Turn a dated guest bedroom / home office into a modern dual purpose space with a bit of imagination.

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Wallpaper panels

Here's how you can use imported or designer wallpaper in small quantities to fill framed panels.

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Dining makeover

This 3-day makeover made use of existing details to offer a more casual place to host dinner parties.

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Reclaimed coffee table

Use reclaimed pallets or wood to make up a stylish coffee table, stained and painted to match your decor.

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Care for exterior wood

Exterior timber trim and fittings, need to be protected from constant exposure to rain and sun.

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best router for your money

Best router for your money

A closer look at the various routers available, and how you can get more out of your router by using a router table.

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how to make chunky floating shelves

Chunky floating shelf

Instructions and a collection of the best and easiest ideas for chunky floating shelves.

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warm decorating colours for winter

Warm colours

Tips on how to warm up a chilly home with earthy colours and organic materials.

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