The bathroom of the 21st century has certainly evolved throughout the years. No longer merely used for basic hygiene purposes, the bathroom now offers home owners a plethora of uses. If your bathroom is bland, dull and in major need of an upgrade, making a few simple changes may be just what you need to bring a bit of pizzazz back into this serene space.
BRITA invented the first water filter for domestic use forty five years ago, and the family business has since become the global leader in home water filtration. Designed and manufactured in Germany, BRITA focuses on their vision ‘a world where drinking water of the highest quality is always available to everyone’. This is increasingly relevant as the world’s water resources are under greater pressure from urbanisation and industrialisation making fresh water becoming an increasingly scarce resource.
I have just returned from a lovely vacation in Umhlanga Rocks, a place that I love as it has been my trusted childhood-long holiday destination, and it was my 18-month old daughter’s first beach holiday. So it feels almost like a family “heirloom” being passed down to the next generation.
Our kitchens are now as fashionable as they are functional. “Colour has become a means of expression in a kitchen. The kitchen is no longer a practical room purely for preparing a meal. It is a room that can seriously affect the sales value of your home, and is now a room where the decor is as important as that of the living area.
For the past few weeks I’ve been working on my garden. Pruning, planting and composting… it’s been a great way to unwind at the end of a long day and reconnect with nature. As part of the process I’ve also investigated different ways to garden in an environmentally sustainable manner.
There’s nothing better than coming across a home which captivates your every sense. Visually, this home is a testament to 21st century architecture. It displays clean-cut lines, is surrounded by an expanse of large windows, and has a simple yet interesting design as well as a refined yet contemporary appearance.