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Ask the Experts

Home-related questions and answers by experts in the relevant field.

Battery-powered
3 weeks ago

Battery-powered

If you have kids, there is one thing you’re going to need to buy again and again: batteries.

How to buy outdoor furniture
2 months ago

How to buy outdoor furniture

Outdoor furniture has the ability to transform the overall look of your outdoor living area. Here are five things to consider before buying these investment pieces.

Succulent secrets
2 months ago

Succulent secrets

Gaining popularity at a rapid pace, succulents are a great pick for both indoors or out.

Duality of design
3 months ago

Duality of design

The concept of duality in interior design is not a new one. And urban property developers, Blok, are huge advocates of duality in functional design within urban homes.

How to pack your fridge
4 months ago

How to pack your fridge

Here are some top tips, from the experts at LG Home Appliances, to prevent you from making the most common fridge-packing mistakes.

The great outdoors
4 months ago

The great outdoors

Katrin Hermann-Van Dyk, marketing director at Hertex, shares tips for choosing chic fabrics for patio and outdoor settings.

Fire starter
4 months ago

Fire starter

Firepits are this season’s must have socialising hub. Craig de Necker of The Friendly Plant shares some handy tips on choosing the right design to suit your requirements.

Safety first
6 months ago

Safety first

It is important not only to consider design, budget and space when installing your dream staircase, but also current safety regulations.

Fabric 101
7 months ago

Fabric 101

Top tips for choosing the right fabric for your home.

Be gas-wise this winter
8 months ago

Be gas-wise this winter

With demand for electricity being higher in winter, having an alternative source of power to keep your home warm and the kettle boiling is a good idea.

Persian rug 101
8 months ago

Persian rug 101

Charles Gonsenhauser, owner of Gonsenhausers Fine Rugs, shares five trade secrets to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect statement rug.

Battle of the screens
10 months ago

Battle of the screens

Here’s how to choose between a TV or projector and screen for your TV viewing area.

Prepare your pool for winter
10 months ago

Prepare your pool for winter

Follow these simple tips to keep your pool crystal clear and ready for when summer rolls around again.

Buying a bed?
11 months ago

Buying a bed?

Here’s what to consider when buying a bed.

Keep calm and save money
12 months ago

Keep calm and save money

We examine the effects of the repo rate increase on homeowners.

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