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When planning to give a garden a makeover or buy outdoor furniture, the best time to buy is now.

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This weekend, the Joburg HOMEMAKERS Expo takes place at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate 27 Feb to 1 Mar 2020.

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Condensation can be a problem in many homes with inadequate ventilation, but it can also become a serious concern.

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MacBook Repair

There are many places to get MacBook repair in Cape Town, however, few have what it takes to fix these machines.

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Striplox hardware provides a unique way of joining and hanging and is available at a special price for today only!

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If you're planning to live in your home permanently, there are creative ways you can fund your renovation project.

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Oh, the joy of owning a Dremel Multitool and being able to sharpen all my own gardening tools - at home!

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Smart Home Tips

Before you have a smart home, you need to make smart decisions and the information below will help you do that.

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When staging a property, just because you like something doesn’t mean that another person will as well.

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Kitchens 2020

We've seen kitchens transform over the past few years and more sophisticated colours take over in 2020.

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So Unexpected

Why not try one of these unexpected, affordable window treatment options that will save you money.

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Mount A TV

How strange when a TV was considered taboo in a living room but has now become (once again) the centrepiece!

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Store Bed Linens

As the season's change, so does the need to pack away and take out seasonal bed linens.

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If you have an old lamp that you want to upcycle or update, here are a few paint techniques you may want to consider.

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Affordable Arrangements

I'm all about bringing nature into my home with floral arrangements but don't want to spend a fortune on fresh flowers.

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Children's Furniture

If you are looking to design the perfect children's bedroom - take a look at our range.

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Quick Tip

Not many like tab top curtains because of the way they stick on the rail. But there is an easy solution to fix this.

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Popcorn Ceiling?

Popcorn ceilings are probably one of the worst things you can apply in a home. But how do you hide them?

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72-Hour Sale

If you're looking for accessories to give your home a much-needed update, check out the 72-hour flash sale at Cielo.

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Cook It!

From Wish on Florida Restaurant's Head Chef, this ocean-fresh pasta dish is delicious and easy to whip up.

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Quick Tip

To keep them from being noisy, ceiling fans need a little maintenance as well as a good cleaning now and again.

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Decorating Tip

Decorating the wall above a long sofa or couch can be difficult, but there are plenty of ways to fill up this blank space.

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High Ceilings

If you have a high ceilinged room that feels empty, this article looks at how you can make these spaces feel cosy.

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Wall Disasters?

This article looks at how you can use a sponge paint effect to disguise disaster walls.

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Night Life

Installing landscape lighting lets you take full advantage of the space - in the day and in the evenings. But there's more...

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Calling All Foodies!

Following up on classes earlier this year, you can now sign up for Foodie Night School Masterclass this March.

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An ottoman is a great addition to a room, and a tufted ottoman adds the right touch of elegance.

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Let The Sun Shine In

In today's built environment, designers are putting more effort into natural lighting for a home.

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Pets In The Home

We love 'em to bits, but pets can create havoc, cause damage and leave your home looking like it got hit by a tornado!

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Push It Baby!

There is a resurgence in popularity for push mowers due to their affordability and ease of use.

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Fighting Climate Change

Why savvy homeowners should consider ceiling insulation before switching on the air-conditioning.

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Paint It

Still struggling to get yourself or your kids organised for the year ahead? This easy wall organiser will get you started.

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Is Your Home Secure?

Is your home secure during load shedding? Is your battery-backup system in working order and fully charged?

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Ditch The Roses!

This Valentine's, ditch the roses and splurge on a beautiful pot plant for an option that will leave a lasting memory.

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Miniature Garden Art

We all love the beauty of succulents, and Botanical Bright's collection of miniature works art are a pleasure to behold.

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Pay Off Bond?

With so little outstanding on my bond, I'm trying to decide whether the pay the bond off or keep my options open.

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You Love It

Chat to expert, find out what's new, be inspired by demos, hone your skills at workshops; find everything you need.

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Nightscape 2020

All the best reasons not to miss Nightscape 2020, Design Indaba’s public-hearted festival.

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Treats For Your Sweet

Stuck for ideas on what to get for your Valentine? Krispy Kreme Doughnuts have a sweet selection of Valentine treats.

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Colours That Sell

Colour trends come and go every year, but a smart homeowner chooses a paint that looks good - for a long time!

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Dream Garden?

A beautifully landscaped garden with outdoor living is something that needs to be planned well in advance.

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Things You Should Know

Educate yourself with tasks that need to be done to keep your home safe and in good condition.

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Win Le Creuset Hamper

Do you want to stand a chance at winning a Le Creuset hamper valued at R15,000? Click to find out more.

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More Than A Bookcase

A bookcase is an essential piece that every home should have, and you can turn it into a standout feature.

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Tool Tip

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to using a router, specifically as concerns the right direction for routing.

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Make It

Make this quick and easy modular plant stand for your home or patio and create an instant feature with houseplants.

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AGA Cookware

A special gift for a mom who lovingly prepares dishes and deserves the absolute best!

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Join The Fun

Want to make your own decor accessories or custom furniture? Find out how at DIY-Divas around the country.

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Lavish Lunch

The Hussar Grill has re-introduced its perennially popular Lavish Lunch special until the end of April 2020.

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Trip For 2

How would you like to win a trip for 2 to Istanbul, plus other amazing prizes courtesy of Makro?

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Loadshedding Lifesavers

Load shedding is here to stay, at least for the next year and a bit, so are you prepared for when the lights go out?

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Avoid DIY Disasters

The web overflows with DIY ideas, crafts and projects, but not everyone should get involved in DIY.

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Crafty With Paint

Paint is for more than just walls and there are plenty of crafty ways to use paint to add some colour or interest to a home.

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Make It

Storage is essential for a childs bedroom and this do-it-yourself storage unit provides plenty of storage.

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February Special

For the month of February, buy any Olfa tools over R1000 and receive a R50 voucher to spend on garden tools.

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DIY Patio Ideas

As South Africans, we spend a lot of our time outdoors, so it makes sense to design a comfortable outdoor space.

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Make It

Rag rugs are an great way to make use of any leftover fabric scraps or old clothes, and rag rugs are easy to make.

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DIY Divas - New Venue

DIY-Divas have a new workshop venue in Henley-On-Klip. Sign up to make an upholstered headboard for your home.

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New Garage Door?

One home improvement project that offers a guaranteed return on investment is fitting an automated garage door.

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Don't Ignore These Smells

We've all experienced smelly situations. But there are some smells that should never be ignored.

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Blend & Shade

When painting furniture, the first thing you are going to want to do is to find some inspiration.

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Weekend Upgrades

Small upgrades don't need to cost a fortune and will provide an instant facelift to a home.

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Room Dividers

Modern solutions for when you need to divide up an open-plan space- without having to build walls.

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Quick Project

Want to give your bedroom a makeover? Take a look at the difference simply by reupholstering your headboard.

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Quick Fixes

There are plenty of products for quick fixes around the home, you just have to have the right product for the job on hand.

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All-Round Storage

Baskets are the easiest way to organise any room in a home and they are invaluable for corralling clutter.

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Tool Tip

When using a circular saw, do you understand what kick back is and how you can prevent it?

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Kitchens In 2020

As the heart of any home, the kitchen is the one room in the home that needs to be updated on all the latest trends.

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Practical Design

If you're thinking about renovating your bathroom, here are some key things you may want to remember.

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Quick Tips

We love our kids, but they can be little terrors, so we've compiled some quick tips to keep your home clean.

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Install Gutters

Depending on the age of your house, there will come a time when you need to replace broken or damaged gutters.

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Mandala Design

Use Tjhoko Paint and stencil of Paris to create a beautiful Mandala design on a concrete floor.

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