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Selling house – the dos and don’ts
4 years ago

Selling house – the dos and don’ts

Help prospective buyers fall in love with your home.

Top security gadgets
4 years ago

Top security gadgets

Home security is a growing concern; especially in our country where crime is an issue that we are faced with on a daily basis. Here are a few gadgets that you can consider adding to secure your home.

Decorate the outside of your home
5 years ago

Decorate the outside of your home

What your home looks like on the outside sets the tone for what potential buyers (and even guests) expect when they enter your home. Most people buy a house that they have an emotional response to, so what the curb looks like could make or break the sale

Securing your home during the holidays

A guide for securing and safeguarding your home while on holiday

A checklist for moving house

Important things to do before moving into a new home

Smart pool covers
6 years ago

Smart pool covers

On a sizzling hot summer’s day a pool can be your home’s greatest asset, offering an easy way to relax and cool down. However it can be a safety hazard especially when it comes to children. One of the best ways to make a residential pool safe is by installing an automatic pool cover

The great outdoors
6 years ago

The great outdoors

A well appointed outdoor area is a must-have in any South African home. Tiles offer the ideal flooring for these areas – Saville Jacobson from leading sanitaryware and tile supplier, Bathroom Bizarre, offers an overview on why

The art of hardscaping
6 years ago

The art of hardscaping

Hardscaping is often described as the yin to landscaping’s yang, as Andy De Wet the owner of De Wet Enviroscaping explains. “Hardscaping is the construction or installation of a garden using alternative materials, other than live plants,” he adds.

Don’t kick it to the kerb
7 years ago

Don’t kick it to the kerb

Would you believe that, when looking at a property, you can walk into it with dislike from the outset? This is bad news for home sellers, as how do you meet the visual and emotional needs of every potential buyer who steps over the threshold of your property?

Home security: security film and driveway alarms

In the October issue of SA Home Owner we looked at home security and spoke to Frank Fourchalk from Your Home Security Communications. Here are some of Frank’s extra tips on home security.

How to buy the home of your dreams
7 years ago

How to buy the home of your dreams

Buying a new home is a big investment; therefore, you should make sure you research the topic before signing the contract. Dottie Herman, CEO and President of Elliman, the largest New York real estate services company, always says that you need to “become an educated buyer.” It is important to become knowledgeable in the real estate market, so you will be confident in your decision to purchase a home.

How to maintain your Koi pond

Koi fish have a very interesting history. Belonging to the family of Cyprinus Carpio or “common carp”, it is alleged that the Japanese took these fish and began to colour breed them. Incidentally, this is how the Goldfish came into existence too. A beautiful and colourful fish, Koi are enjoyed by many hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of people today to add splashes of colour to their landscapes as well as natural life. In fact, this is a highly common hobby.

Stylish peace of mind

In this day and age, especially with the long weekend and school holidays ahead, safety and security are top of mind. There are many different security solutions in a climate like South Africa where crime if rife – and this solution is an aesthetic treat for stylish home owners who have homes they need to protect.

Making an entrance
7 years ago

Making an entrance

The front door is the gateway to your home – it is one of the first thing guests and visitors see before entering your home, and it is one item that you will be using more than once everyday, so it stands to reason that most homeowners don’t mind spending that little bit extra to ensure that their front door is something special. Charl Jacobz from Swartland Wooden Windows and Doors offers some insight into the latest front door trends.

Can I anticipate any real savings if I install a solid pool cover?
7 years ago

Can I anticipate any real savings if I install a solid pool cover?

The benefits of a solid pool cover are endless and especially environmentally friendly. The savings achieved can be broken up into four main areas

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