margarita recipe

RELAX WITH A COCKTAIL!

As the world acknowledges World Margarita Day this week, try our version of this famous cocktail.

how to treat carpet stains

COMMON CARPET STAINS

Carpets are prone to spills and spoils and should all be cleaned immediately so as not to leave stains.

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COLOUR OF THE YEAR

Builders Inspires with Unique Paint Solutions for Pantone's Colour of the Year for 2024.

how to remedy summer allergies

SUMMER ALLERGIES?

If you suffer from allergies, having a flare up on particularly hot days is not a pleasant experience.

make fence or post caps

HOW TO MAKE FENCE CAPS

Finishing off fence posts with wooden fence caps gives any fence a more upmarket and classic look.

roof upgrades can increase property value

MAXIMIZING HOME VALUE

Roof upgrades can increase worth through the roof—literally adding more zeros than any indoor remodel.

is solar power efficient for south african homes

EFFICIENT ENERGY FOR SOUTH AFRICAN HOMES

We are seeing exciting developments that are tailored to improve our daily lives and help households save money.

skills you need for home improvement projects in south africa

SKILLS YOU NEED

With so many homeowners tackling home improvement projects, it helps to know what skills you need to do these.

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT HOME

In this article, we look at a few things to think about if you are thinking about buying a home.

how do i know what glue or adhesive to use

WHAT GLUE DO I USE?

There are all types of glues and it is important to know the difference between these so that you use the right one.

block out noise in bedroom

PEACEFUL SLEEP

Barking dogs, noisy neighbours... These won't disturb your sleep if you have a better window treatment in your bedroom.

how to stop drains from smelling

DRAIN SMELL GONE!

If you have a smelly drain in a bathroom or kitchen clean to prevent future blockage and get rid of the smell.

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INTRODUCING THE FESTOOL TS 60

The Festool TS 60 promises to be a game changer for DIY enthusiasts, woodworkers and professionals.

succulent planter garden ideas

SUCCULENTS + RECYCLING

In this article, we share a few ways to design a beautiful succulent garden of your own using recycled plastic bottles.

storage for a small home with floor to ceiling cupboards

HOW TO MANAGE LIVING IN A SMALL HOME

Living in a small space might be all we can afford but that doesn't mean that we can't make it a comfortable home.

how to clean different floor types

PREVENT DAMAGE TO FLOORS

Cleaning floors requires different methods for floor types and it helps to know what is the best solution for your floors.

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ORGANIC PEST CONTROL

Many effective DIY pest control methods rely on natural remedies that are not only eco-friendly but also safer.

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HOW YOU CAN AFFORD SOLAR IN 2024

With the electricity crisis, many homeowners who want to install solar aren’t aware of the options.

how to prevent storm damage

PREVENT STORM DAMAGE

Give more thought to planning outdoor spaces and making sure to design one that accounts for unpredictable weather.

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CAN I TILE OVER TILED FLOOR?

When you need to cover up ugly tiles it's good to know that you can tile over an already tiled floor but is it a good idea?

travel upgrades that are worth it

UPGRADES GET THUMBS UP!

If you’re watching your budget, you may wonder if travel upgrades are worth it. Some upgrades to your trip definitely are.

ideas for hot tub installation

THE ART OF RELAXATION

This guide offers tips and inspiration that could help you create an oasis of relaxation right in your own backyard.

which is the best plywood to use

TYPES OF PLYWOOD

What is the difference between shutterply, pine plywood, veneered plywood and marine plywood?

how to soundproof home

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Acoustic panels are indispensable in various settings, from homes to professional studios, and office spaces.

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AFFORDABLE WALL COVERING

Fabric has been applied to walls for centuries and hessian is one way to bring warmth and texture to a room.

crafty recycling ideas

CRAFTY RECYCLING IDEAS

Here are some great craft ideas and it's a fun way to reduce the amount of plastic waste in a home - give it a try!

percussion drill or hammer drill

DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

With so many different types of drills, how do you know which drill to use for drilling into concrete or hard materials?

pet friendly properties

FINDING A PET-FRIENDLY PROPERTY

Essential points to consider to ensure that both you and your four-legged friends will feel right at home.

paint colours for outdoors and gardens

COLOUR YOUR OUTDOORS

Introducing colour into your spaces is both easy and inspirational with Plascon’s selection of aquatic hues.

festool tools on special offer

FULFILL YOUR WISH LIST

Christmas is over but here's a chance to purchase your Wish List Festool power tools, attachments and accessories.

what is brutalism home decor

THE BRUTAL SIDE OF INTERIOR DESIGN

If you love concrete elements in the home, you will love the concept of brutalism interior design.

easy way to add scent to home

A SCENTED HOME

Scent has the ability to affect our mood and emotions so choosing the right room scent can transform any space.

how to make arrangement using succulents

SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT

Here's how to create a long-lasting arrangement for the home using a variety of succulents.

how do you know if building plans are approved

ARE APPROVED PLANS ON FILE?

Building without approved or up-to-date building plans on file could bring about serious consequences.

how to apply cement self-levelling screed

SELF-LEVELLING FLOOR SCREED

Applying a cement screed might offer the perfect solution to cover ugly tiles, but is it OK to apply over an already tiled floor?

what is the most affordable kitchen countertop material

MOST AFFORDABLE COUNTERTOP SURFACE

For the homeowner looking to revamp a kitchen on a budget, Formica Lifeseal countertops are the most affordable.