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Prepare your garden for a home viewing: follow these tips and tricks

When preparing your property for a viewing, it is important to remember that the very first thing potential buyers see is the garden. A beautifully manicured lawn will surprise and…

How to make your home pet friendly

Pet parents, is your home the perfect sanctuary for your fur-babies? If not, it is time to make your home pet friendly. This may sound like a long winded process…

Thoughtful items to put in your guest bathroom for visitors

Having guests over should be a great reason for you to spruce up your guest bathroom and provide them with some thoughtful luxuries. Other than your kitchen and living area,…

Furnishing your new home: tips and tricks to make it easy

Furnishing your first home can be exciting and daunting. The many questions that run through your head sound something like, “What colour should the drapes be? Where should our crockery…

Wooden Decking Maintenance 101

Having a wooden deck is one of life’s pleasures, especially in sunny South Africa, where sitting outside, sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset is a popular activity. However, the…

Tips to saving money for first time home buyers

Finally ready to take the plunge and buy your first home? Be prepared: With markets down and prices rising, this is a tricky time to do so. Tricky, not impossible….

Tips for saving water in the home

Even though 71 percent of Earth is covered by water, only 2.5 percent of it is actually drinkable. That means this small amount of this life-giving liquid needs to be…

How to create a bedroom you love

Your bedroom is your sanctuary. The one place you can escape to after a hard day’s work. It’s also the place where you probably spend most of your time and…

5 reasons why you should insure your home

Whether you rent or own a flat, house, or mansion, you have a lot of valuable possessions inside of it. Much like your car or your life, everything you own…

Tips for affording your first home

The time has come to buy your first home. You’ve scraped together some money for a deposit, you’ve browsed through property listings and maybe even viewed a house or two….