paint concrete or terracotta pots

Paint Concrete Pots

With some creativity and paint you can turn plain concrete, fibre or terracotta pots into a dramatic feature or focal point.

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outdoor entertainment area

Summer Outdoors

We love spending time outdoors and summer is for entertaining, so make sure your outdoor area is ready for summer.

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comfortable DIY bench for outdoors

A Place To Sit

Spend the days outdoors with this quick and easy DIY garden bench that you can finish with a splash of colour.

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design succulent garden

Succulent Feature

How to set out and create an interesting succulent garden to add a unique feature to your outdoor space.

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vegan certificate for spier

Vegan Certification

As summer arrives, what better way to relax than with a glass of wine from one of the award-winning Spier ranges.

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repair crack in pool

Fix Crack In Pool

Temperatures starting to soar and the last thing any outdoors-loving family needs is a cracked Marbelite pool.

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how to drill out tree stump

Drill Out Tree Stump

This past weekend I got stuck into carving out a tree stump to plant up a small succulent garden.

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remove layers of varnish

Quick Tip

Applying layer upon layer of paint, sealer or varnish will eventually spoil the finish on wooden doors and window frames.

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recycled paper art and decor

Recycled Art & Decor

Recycled paper has long been useful for crafts and now you can use recycled paper for art and decor accessories.

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heat recovery systems

Heat Recovery Systems

An HRV system uses a core unit, blower fans and a series of channels to extract moist/stale air from damp rooms.

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food safe finishes for wood

Food Safe Finish

When designing wood projects that will come into contact with food, it is essential to use a food-safe finish.

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design of private art gallery

Private Art Gallery

Inhouse was approached to design an art gallery in a previously unused area in a private residence.

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cleaning hacks

Cleaning Hacks

Get cracking on cleaning with these 10 Cleaning hacks from people who always have a spotless home.

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stencil paint fireplace surround

Fireplace Surround

Why replace dated tiles around a fireplace when you can use stencils and paint for a brand new look.

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cool ideas for garden furniture

Cool Ideas

Tired of hum-drum neutrals? Grab a can of spray paint and fabric and try these cool ideas for a colourful summer!

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countertop scratch and stain resistant

Scratch- & Stain-Resistant

I have finally decided to splurge on a new kitchen countertop, but even I find it tricky to decide which material is best.

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Join the fun at DIY Divas

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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how to tufting furniture

Tufted Furniture

Tufted furniture has been around for ages and is more popular than ever. It's also a DIY craft you can learn to do yourself.

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buy succulents

Buy Succulents

Buy the widest selection and most affordable succulents in Gauteng - check out my recent find.

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make cookbook stand

Quick Project

With this easy cookbook stand you can have your recipes at hand, whether you use a cookbook or tablet.

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ideas to boost home value

Boost Home Value

To help determine how to spend interior improvements, check out these ideas that will boost the value of your home

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halloween party ideas

It's Party Time

Looking for an excuse to host a party? Throw a Halloween-themed party and add some spooky decor to your home.

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why you need an awning

Keep It Cool

If you are investigating ways to cool your home or patio during the hot summer months, think about installing an awning.

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festool range on special

Special Offer

For over 90 years, Festool have been synonymous with the highest quality power tools and systems.

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ideas for unique gifts

Unique Gifts

Looking for unique gifts for someone you love? Vencasa has excellent gifts ideas that focus on improving the quality of life.

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gripseal pavecote vs prominent paints paving paint

Get What You Pay For

After four years it is once agaon time to refresh the patio with a new coat of paving paint. But which paint is best?

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shibori tie or dip dye decor

Tie It or Dip It!

Tie-dye and dip-dye - both forms or Shibori - are a great way to bring life to home fabrics and decor accessories.

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cost of paved patio

How Much Will It Cost?

We turned a small courtyard into an entertainment area with concrete paving and share how it was done and the cost.

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make space for laundry

Making Space

Older homes are not designed with a separate laundry, but you can easily carve out a bit of space for small one.

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ladies diy workshops

Join DIY Divas

Join me on 9 November and make your own bread bin, plus discover a variety of DIY tools and techniques.

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bathroom trends

Bathroom Trends

The bathroom deserves to be given special treatment and there are some interesting trends heading our way.

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home for a hot climate

Home For Hot Climate

Temperatures are rising and it makes a lot of sense to decorate a cool home that is perfect for a hot climate.

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clean tap filters

Before You Call a Plumber...

If the water flow from a tap has dwindled to a trickle, check the filter before you call a plumber.

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tips to paint stained ceiling

Quick Tip

It's not a good idea to paint directly over the top of ceiling stains, as these might bleed through the paint.

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ways to use reclaimed wood

Reclaimed Wood Ideas

Using reclaimed wood or pallet wood is an eco-friendly way to save money and create a few unique pieces for a home.

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eco-fiber green pool filtration

Eco-Fiber Is Here!

Eco-Fiber is the latest innovation and while people are looking for change - Eco-Fiber delivers a very 'real' solution.

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countertop material guide

Kitchen Countertops

Selecting the right countertops for your kitchen build or renovation will pay off for years to come.

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diy book nook

Kiddies Book Nook

This kiddies book nook is a quick and easy project that let's mom or dad set up a reading corner for little ones.

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grow your own fresh herbs

Grow Your Own

If you like to grow your own kitchen herbs, you will love Garden Master's range of kitchen herb planters.

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the drill doctor

Drill Doctor

Drill Doctor is a self-powered bit sharpener that could be the most cost effective tool in the workplace.

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how to increase fence height

Raise Wall Height

Needing to increase the height of the garden wall, I designed some wooden fence panels that work like a dream.

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pratley frogzeggz

A Creative 'Spirit'

FrogzEggz® is going ‘old school’ this Halloween, allowing children and families to bring back true creative expression.

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