salmon salad

PERFECT SUMMER SNACK

Salmon Salad with Fennel, Ricotta, Capers, and Cucumbers, paired with Spier 21 Gables Sauvignon Blanc.

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USES FOR BROKEN TILES

Broken tiles normally end up in the dustbin, but why throw away when you can use them for other practical projects.

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MAKE IT

Organisation in kitchen cupboards makes your job easier and this DIY organiser lets you store cookware for easy access.

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A PLACE TO SIT

If you don't have a dedicated place to sit in the garden, this DIY decorative brick seating area is affordable.

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REVIVAL OF ANCIENT ART FORM

Bring something timeless and unique to the walls in a home with plaster relief and delicate stencil patterns.

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BRING ON THE BLING

I have a love of everything that glitters or shines and although Christmas is done there are plenty of other uses for glitter.

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NO REGRETS

When buying your first-time home, there can be plenty of things you overlook, things you might regret later.

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KITCHEN LAYOUT IDEAS

Most kitchen installations are decided upon to fit a certain space, but you don't have to limit yourself to a basic design.

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YOU NEED TEA TREE OIL

With the rain and heat of the past couple of months, it is ideal conditions for the growth of mould and mildew.

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WILL IT FIT?

There can be nothing worse that finally finding that perfect piece of furniture only to discover that it doesn't fit.

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IT'S A NEW YEAR

When was the last time you cleaned cupboards? Are they filled with clutter? Use these tips to clean up and clear out.

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CUT & BLOW SPECIAL FROM WORX

Celebrate the New Year with this combo consisting of a WORX garden 20-V cordless Blower and Trimmer.

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festool sanders

TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO SANDER HAS BEEN BEFORE!

With the Festool Planex, you are now able to sand walls and ceilings for a smooth finish - zero hassle!

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TRENDS FOR 2022

Eye-catching kitchens, functional design, mindful living, and colourful combo are all predicted for 2022 and more.

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VERTICAL GARDEN IDEAS FOR EVERYONE

Whether you live in a house, townhouse, apartment or flat, there are vertical garden ideas for every situation.

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CREATE A FOCAL POINT

Every room needs a focal point that catches the eye as soon as you enter a room.

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CRAFTING WITH CEMENT

White cement and a few supplies are all you need to make these shimmering pots for storage or decoration.

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MAKE IT

If you love to entertain at home, perhaps this might be the best time to think about installing a home bar.

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LEARN HOW TO COOK OR BAKE

Learning how to cook for yourself is like any craft or hobby, you have to start somewhere, so let's begin.

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DARK ROOMS?

Every home has at least one room that is dark even during the daytime, so what can you do to lighten a dark room?

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YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT

Tyre safety is a priority for a car and you need to inspect and check tyres regularly to prevent a fatal accident.

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BEFORE YOU BUY

4-Post beds look stunning in certain settings but give serious consideration to whether it would fit in your own bedroom.

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GROW SUNFLOWERS

With their sunny faces that constantly follow the angle of the sun, sunflowers are nature's answer to good health and fun.

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BUY ONLINE OR IN STORE?

The following looks at ways that you can make the most of your mattress store shopping.

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CHILDREN'S FURNITURE

We specialise in custom children's beds and bedroom furniture, from bedside tables to pullout beds.

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EMBRACE NATURAL & ORGANIC

As we head towards a new year, there is a resolution we can all think about and that is to embrace a natural lifestyle.

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SANCTUARY & PROGRESS

Trends are more than a flight of fancy of the world's most powerful brands or popular influencers.

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AL FRESCO FESTIVITIES

If you are planning festive celebrations in your garden, make sure you have all you need to host a memorable event.

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RECYCLE THEM

There are two things you see plenty of at Christmas and that's wrapping paper and Christmas cards.

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CASUAL OR FORMAL?

With the 'new normal' the dining room has become more than a place to sit and eat meals.

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

Nature is calling with the Plascon Colour Combination of the year for 2022, featuring earthy Africa-inspired hues

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAINT

With so many paint options to choose from, how do you know what paint to use for a particular area in a home?

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trade in your old dust extractor

UNBEATABLE TRADE-UP OFFER

Trade-in your dust extractor - no matter what make or condition - for a brand new state of the art Festool CTL Midi.

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ALTERNATIVES TO TILES

Tiling a bathroom means that you are stuck with the same look until you can afford to rip out and replace the tiles.

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WEEKEND PROJECT

There is still time before the holidays to give a guest toilet or half-bath a makeover before guests arrive.

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REMOVE & CLEAN INSIDE OVEN DOOR

When cleaning an oven, everyone knows how to clean inside, but what if grease has managed to get inside the door?

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KIDS LIVE & UNPLUGGED!

Here are some ideas on getting your kids to ditch their screens this December and dirty their hands in the garden instead.

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6 FLOORING OPTIONS

To help make choosing flooring easier, we are going to look at six types of flooring that could be right for your home.

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PESTS AND PETS

Undertaking your own pest control, particularly for rodents, is not something you should consider if you have pets.

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WHAT IS AN IP RATING?

If you don't know what an IP rating is, it is time to educate yourself as to how this affects items you add to your home.

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WHICH IS BETTER?

The decision between white or black countertops for a new or renovated kitchen can cause a bit of a dilemma.

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MASTER YOUR BEDROOM

You not only want a good night's sleep, you also want a bedroom to be a relaxing space where you love to spend time.

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GOING ON HOLIDAY?

Going away? Keep in mind it's essential to ensure your home and belongings are safe and secure while the house is empty

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BEST OF THE BEST

It is no easy task to be voted as The Best of the Best, but WORX managed to do just that with 5 of their tools.

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FIND MY COLOUR

If there is one thing that stumps everyone when decorating a home, it is getting the paint colour right.

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QUICK PROJECT

A drop-down countertop or table gives you more countertop space to work and a place to sit down for casual meals.

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BUDGET BATHROOM TIPS

A bathroom renovation doesn't have to be a costly exercise when you can give it a fresh new look without going to extremes.

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WORKSHOP IN A SHED

No space for a DIY workshop? Here's how you can kit out a garden shed to serve as a DIY workshop.

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RENOVATIONS DONE PROFESSIONALLY

We offer five major benefits for having bathroom renovations done by a professional contractor.

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5 SIMPLE HABITS

You don’t need a considerable budget to keep your home secure if you following these simple habits.

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YOU CAN DIY IT!

When you need storage in a bathroom and can't find a vanity you like, perhaps it is time to consider making your own.

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BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Discover reliable and popular home décor channels on YouTube where you can go to to find the best tips and inspiration.

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UNDERSTAND THE RISK

Before deciding on whether to repair your appliances yourself, you must know the risks posed.

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LIVEN UP A WALL

Framed prints can liven up your wall in more ways than one. Read on for new ideas you can use for your living space.

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AN UPDATE

At the end 2020, I posted on growing fruit trees in a small garden. This is a follow-up to show you how the fruit trees fared.

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FABRIC BASKETS

These fabric storage baskets are made with pretty patterned fabrics and you can make a small, medium or large basket.

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TOO HOT TO SLEEP?

Duvets should keep you warm in winter and cool in summer, but some duvet fillers are better at this than others.

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SHOULD YOU PAY MORE FOR QUALITY?

There are affordable paint brands and expensive ones, but do you really need to pay more to get a quality paint?

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GROW STRAWBERRIES

They take up very little space, are easy to grow and packed with goodness, who wouldn't want to grow strawberries?

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