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Ask the Experts

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

5 hacks for travelling with tech
2 days ago

5 hacks for travelling with tech

Before you go away, find out how easy it is to become a tech-savvy traveller, with these helpful holiday hints.

Colour on cue
1 month ago

Colour on cue

From cheery green and Delft blue to cubist-inspired primaries and modern monochrome, be inspired by the latest colour trends.

Interiors are easy with TrenDIY
1 month ago

Interiors are easy with TrenDIY

Playing around with your interiors? TrenDIY is a unique home store specialising in luxury decor, designer bathrooms and kitchens, but with hardworking in-store players such as paint, DIY and outdoor.

Get fired up
5 months ago

Get fired up

There’s nothing quite like a fire to warm the cockles of your heart – and hearth. But with such a bewildering array of options, where do you even start?

Battery-powered
7 months 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
7 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
8 months ago

Succulent secrets

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

Duality of design
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
12 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
1 year ago

Fabric 101

Top tips for choosing the right fabric for your home.

Be gas-wise this winter
1 year 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
1 year 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.

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