UPDATE YOUR LIGHTING
Still have old light fittings in your home that need replacing? Here's a simple way to swap them out for new light fittings.
ANOTHER EASY METHOD
I am adding another -very easy and affordable - method for finishing off ugly tiled edges using sealing tape.
Not sure what home maintenance needs to be done and when? Take a look at our monthly home maintenance checklist.
REPURPOSE OLD SWEATERS
When sorting through old sweaters, don't throw old ones out - try one of these great ways to repurpose old sweaters.
AROMATHERAPY FOR THE HOME
Why pay a fortune for air freshener when you can make a diffuser and fill your home with natural scents.
A well-lit mirror is essential for grooming and this LED strip light mirror is ideal for a dressing table or bathroom vanity.
DIY IDEAS WITH LED STRIP LIGHTS
There are some great ways to light your home, but one of the most unique for lighting is using LED strip lighting.
Whether it's because the kids have gone on their own or something you have to do, downsizing can be good for you.
Leave it to the guys at Kreg to design an even better pocket-hole jig that goes well beyond the original design.
SECURE YOUR HOME
SPONSORED: There are several ways to make your home burglar-proof and protect your family and belongings.
10 DIYs FOR THE HOME
When you are feeling creative with your crafty DIY skills, here are a few DIY projects you can do for the home.
QUICK AND EASY
This bookcase won't take long to make and it's the perfect size for a study or home office or children's bedroom.
A SINGLE CAN OF PAINT!
Here are some clever ideas to give your home a mini facelift with a single can of paint for a dramatic impact.
ORGANISE YOUR DRAWERS
Keeping drawers organised, whether in a bedroom, kitchen or workshop, should be an easy task and we show you how.
PLANTS THAT REPEL FLIES
Here are some plants to grow on a kitchen windowsill help to control houseflies.
FAUX MOSAIC POTS
With Fimo clay, you can be as creative as you want, and these colourful faux mosaic plant pots and trays are just that!
CAFFEINE AWARENESS MONTH
We look at what you need to know about consuming caffeinated beverages like coffee in a safe and healthy way.
THE SHADY SIDE OF LIFE
Unless you are considering replacing your windows, window film might be a way to better insulate rooms in a home.
LIGHTING FOR BATHROOM MIRROR
When you own your home, you are always looking for ideas to turn your house into that dream home.
MAKE A SHELF IN 10-MINUTES
If you need extra storage in your home, here's a 10 minutes shelf you can DIY in... well, 10 minutes!
HANG A SHELF
When hubby is occupied with other tasks and there's no one else, follow this easy solution for hanging a shelf on your own.
WALK THIS WAY
Whether it's to get from A to B or just as a decorative feature, this reclaimed pallet walkway is an inexpensive project.
IS IT GREY OR BEIGE?
As one of the most popular paint colours, greige provides a backdrop for decorating with a cool or warm undertone.
Wide range of custom beds, bedside tables and storage furniture for boys and girls bedrooms.
FORGET MESSY SILICONE SEALER!
Silicone sealer is messy, time-consuming and doesn't last long, so use sealing tape instead.
ROASTED PORK OPEN SANDWICHES
Try this recipe for delicious roasted pork open sandwiches with rocket, horseradish cream and pickled red onion.
JOIN THE FUN
Want to make your own decor accessories or custom furniture? Find out how at DIY-Divas around the country.
FUN CRAFT IDEA
Make a colourful arrangement of recycled bottles - for display or buds or plant cuttings - using acrylic craft paint.
WORKING FROM HOME
Is your employer considering - or already put in place - the option of working from home from your own home office?
HEART PICTURE FRAME
This DIY Valentine heart frame is an easy project that you can do and one that will be appreciated by a loved one.
WEATHERPROOF FOR WINTER
Autumn is almost upon us and now is the best time to start weatherproofing your home for winter.
WHEN YOU NEED A HANDYMAN
If you have never hired a handyman before, here is a list of things to find out before you hire one.
IS YOUR HOME CHILD-PROOF?
Making a home child-friendly is of the utmost importance when infants start to move around and investigate.
5 HANDY TIPS
We asked Kreg Tools to give us 5 tips for better results when working with plywood for your DIY projects.
SPACE FOR A BED
Not all bedrooms are large and sometimes the 3rd bedroom is so small it's hard to find space for furniture.
PRIVACY WITH STYLE
Venetian blinds are the ideal window treatments for any bathroom. Plus they come in a variey of stylish options.
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE
As soon as water stains start to appear on the ceiling, you know there's a leak in the roof that must be fixed immediately.
NEED SPACE FOR CLOTHES?
Is your closet overflowing and you can't even get to your clothes? If so, it's time to organise your closet.
BEDROOM FOR ALL SEASONS
Instead of decorating your bedroom for summer or winter, decorate it in colours that look great no matter the season!
Having a balcony, gives you a place to sit outdoors and these DIY balcony shelves can be used for snacks, drinks or plants.
VALENTINE CRAFT IDEAS
There are 1000s of craft ideas for Valentine's Day, and we found 6 of the best for this Valentine's Day.
ILLUMINATE YOUR HOME
Infusing 2021 with hope, Pantone's Colour Of The Year will brighten your home and your mood.
WIN WITH TALISMAN
When you need to drain water, Talisman’s 80mm water pump is just the thing for the job.
With so much excitement at the end of a home renovation, don't overlook the finishing touches.
STAND UP FOR YOURSELF
Having worked from home for 15 years, I can tell you that buying a standing desk is the best decision I made.
FINANCE YOUR RENOVATION
With the interest rate low, homeowners are looking at the best way to finance home improvement projects.
GIVE OLD FURNITURE A MODERN LOOK
Everyone has a piece of furniture that doesn't seem to fit, but there are plenty of ways to make it look modern.
WHERE TO PUT MICROWAVE?
I'm busy deciding where to put my microwave - an interesting question it seems.
WHAT MATTRESS FOR TODDLER?
Children's furniture expert, Design-A-Bed, advise on when a child should move up to an adult mattress.
PORTABILITY & POWER
No more plugging-in all your garden tools or untangling extensions leads with battery-operated tools from WORX.
FUNCTIONAL GARDEN DESIGN
Having a plan in mind will make a difference when it comes to creating a well-designed and functional garden.
REPAIR LEAKS ASAP
Any type of leak can, in the long term, cause a lot of damage and, no matter how small, should be repaired asap.
BEFORE YOU MOVE IN...
Thinking about buying a new home? You might want to consider what renovations need to be done before moving in.
Did you know that using wood glue when joining workpieces together creates the strongest joint possible?
For anyone with pets, you will want to ensure flooring is scratch-resistant and easy to clean.
CUSTOM PAINT COLOURS
I often get asked for info on colours used in various interior pics, but that's not the way to choose custom paint colours.
MAKE IT YOUR OWN
You might be living in a rental property, but that doesn't mean you can't add personality and character.
THE FUTURE IS GRIM
Energy experts expect load shedding to be normal for the next 5 years, but more than that, we may be looking at Stage 6.
SHARPEN TOOLS BY HAND
Any woodworker knows, when you use tools with an edge you need to be able to keep them sharp.
Imagine a wheelbarrow that does more. The Worx Aerocart is an 8-in-1 wheel-barrow that lifts and carries heavy loads.
8 WATER SAVING TIPS
We all need to pull together to conserve water and we have 8 water saving tips that are quick and easy to implement.
COOL AND MOZZIE-FREE!
After the first rains, it's never long before the mozzies attack. I found a great way to keep them away and stay cool.
BEAUTIFUL HAIR... NATURALLY
Hair health activist and colour alchemist, Reneé Potgieter, shares her top tips to enhance your locks for the summer.
FRESH APPEAL FOR FACE BRICK
While some love the appeal of raw brick, applying a whitewash finish brings lightness and brightness into any room.
CAN PAINT BE ECO-FRIENDLY?
Just painted the ceiling in my bedroom and gagging on the smell for two days, despite a label that says eco-friendly.
With all the hand washing going on in my home, I need a soap holder to keep the soap from getting soggy and soft.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT BIT
Whatever the drilling task, choosing the right drill bit is crucial in completing the job easily and successfully.
If the clutter in your home is out of control, consider making a key holder or command centre to corral all your stuff.
ADD TOUCHES OF LUXURY
If you feel your bedroom is not giving you pleasant dreams, might be time to look at introducing a few luxurious touches.
PRECISE CLAMPING FOR CORNERS
For those who enjoy making their own DIY picture frames, the Wolfcraft Corner Clamps make every project even easier.
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
If you've been living in a house for more than 20 years, you should think about having the electrical system inspected.
WHICH ONE WILL YOU CHOOSE?
Shutters are a great way to joosh up your home and we take a look at the different materials used in the manufacture.
DOES YOUR LAUNDRY SMELL?
In this article, we look at some easy ways to remove that damp, must smell in your clothes, linens and laundry.
REPAIR OR REPLACE?
A thatched roof adds character, but what do you do when the thatch starts to fall or if the thatch needs to be replaced?
SMALL OR LARGE TILES?
Is it better to choose small or large tiles to make a bathroom feel larger and what else can you do?
FISH TIKKA MASALA TACOS
If you are looking for a delicious meal for the family, these tikka masala fish tacos will bust hungry appetites.
4 WOODWORKING GADGETS THAT SAVE YOU TIME
I'm all for gadgets that save you time and these gadgets are ones you might consider adding to your collection.
CURE FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS?
Not my normal topic, but one to share with anyone who suffers from the pain and deformity of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
DEAL WITH BLACK MOULD
Some years back, I converted the bath into a bath/shower combo, but now see black mould starting to appear.
WARM OR COLD WATER?
Despite my age, I only recently found out that you should wash your hair with cold water... who would have thought?
PAINT COLOURS FOR BATHROOMS
Your bathroom should present a modern yet tranquil atmosphere where you love to spend time relaxing.
DESIGN A GARDEN NOOK
In my garden, I have arranged a couple of hanging basket chairs for a place where me and hubby can sit back relax.
2021 WITH AN EXPENSIVE BANG!
This year, my family got to see 2021 in with a bang when our outside electrical box literally exploded!
These shelves are probably one of the easiest and most affordable to make and ideal for extra storage or display.
EASY WAY TO CLEAN WINDOWS
With the introduction of the Bosch GlassVAC, there's now an easy way to clean all your windows.
PERFECTLY SANDED EDGES
The Festool Multi-Adjustable Edge Sander ES-ETS 125 REQ-Plus handles all your sanding tasks - on any material.
Using the tie-dye or Shibori method, it's so easy to make your own interesting art for a wall gallery.
AN ORGANISED KITCHEN
After the festive season, you are probably wondering what hit your kitchen. We offer a few tips for better organisation.
Looking for fun ways to fill the time during the holidays? This ring toss game is easy to make & fun for the whole family.
CLEAN - DISINFECT - SANITIZE
This past year has brought the importance of a cleaner home to the fore, but is it better to disinfect or sanitize?
ADDING ON FOR MORE SPACE
If you have decided to stay where you are and add on to have more space, we offer advice on single-level additions.
With families spending more time at home, one home improvement project to consider is a family-friendly kitchen.
Modern landscaping practices include a diversity of styles and trends, and knowing some of the basics is useful.
ORGANIC PEST CONTROL
Growing your own produce is not just about planting and harvesting, it's also about taking action against pests.
It has taken a while, but many South Africans now prefer to shop online due to the many benefits it offers.
MADE WITH WOOD
Making your own serving plates or platters will ensure you can feed everyone in style.
REAL TRENDS FOR 2021
While 2020 is a year everyone wants to forget, it has heralded more than a few trends we are likely to see in 2021.
GLAM UPDATE FOR RENTAL HOMES
When renting a home, making changes gives you limited options- unless you go glam with vinyl tile stickers.
COOL, REFRESHING GRANITA
This summer, celebrate with bottle or Spier Signature Chardonnay or Pinot Noir granita.
This modern clock will take pride of place in any home with its reclaimed wood charm and copper accent.
SHUTTERS FOR YOUR HOME
We offer 6 good reasons why shutters are a great option for your home if you need privacy, light control or security.
ROLLOUT THE DRINKS!
If you love to entertain this DIY bar trolley is an easy project that is affordable and stylish at the same time