Creating a home that meets the aesthetic and practical needs of both partners is a common challenge amongst couples living together. Because, while women are often drawn to soft colours, pretty florals and elegant silhouettes, men usually prefer to keep their space uncluttered and practical, with clean straight lines and durable materials in darker, masculine tones. The question here is whether these contradictory tastes can be merged together.
Feeling crafty? If you’re looking to add colour to your surroundings, rejuvenate a dull area in your home or to make gifts for friends and family, mosaic tiles are a great tool to achieve just this and much more. Tile Africa has compiled easy step-by-step ideas to help you craft your own mosaic item at home.
South African homes tend to be lovely and cool in summer but often aren’t designed to keep you warm in winter. As the days get shorter and you start to feel the nip in the air, think about how best to heat your home and get organized before the cold really sets in. Hauling out the winter woolies, boots and blankets is a good start, but nothing comes close to a cup of hot chocolate by a cosy fire.
None of us are strangers to clutter. For some it has followed us from our teenage years when, irrespective of how many times our parents ordered us to do so, our rooms were constantly in a mess. Nowadays, though we may keep cleaner spaces and have dedicated home executives to maintain the upkeep of our homes, there is always a garage, or pantry or area of the home that remains cluttered.
Gone are the days when a bathroom was just a bathroom. Nowadays bathrooms have become a sanctuary and an oasis for comfort and relaxation; and the introduction of furniture pieces into the bathroom area adds to the overall experience of enjoying the space.
There are a wide variety of refrigerators on the market, each offering a host of various extra features. This can make the task of choosing the right fridge a bit overwhelming. Liam Gawne from Miele provides the following pointers on what to look for when shopping around.
Bath time is a fun time, and for growing minds this is just another opportunity to sail off into a fantasy world. Children love having a special place of their own, so why not remodel a bathroom and create a kids’ bathroom that is made them to meets their needs?