The long awaited window frames. . . have not yet arrived. I guess it is just as well because the house isn’t quite ready for them yet. I thought the windows would be finished off after the frames were in place, but actually the MgO boards are being cut into shape and they edge the windows so that the frames sit inside.
Meet Frank Fourchalk, our international home security expert who has been working in the security industry for 25 years. He has implemented numerous crime prevention techniques that have been accepted and taught to police personal around the globe. Frank answers your questions and concerns regarding home security.
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?
Nothing enhances the ambience of a home, including the mood of both the exterior and interior spaces, like proper lighting. The right type of lighting in your home can be the difference between a warm embracing room, or a harsh unwelcoming space.
SA Home Owner is mad about Dutch design label Droog, one of the biggest names in Dutch design. Their exciting products, consisting of lighting and furniture, are imported by Label Orange, the one-stop agent for contemporary Dutch lifestyle brands in South Africa
These home owners always wanted a house where they would be able to entertain close friends in small groups, but also enjoy having a group of 40 to 50 people. So when they embarked on the construction of this home, they believed the design would have to cater for this.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of having a little one is kitting out his/her nursery with the essential – and not so essential – items you’ll need to look after them. This special space will, in fact, quickly become the heart of the home, so it is important that it meets yours’ and baby’s needs
So the closer we come to finishing the more stressful it’s all getting. And one thing I’ve noticed with building is that nobody has respect for each other’s work – it drives me insane. The electrician will just grind into the newly plastered walls, while the plasterer will mess all over the painted walls, and it goes on and on… OK – vent over!
Come Valentine’s Day, most of us stock up our interiors with a little romance – be it red scatter cushions and throws, or bold vases of delicious red roses; candles and chocolates, or champagne and Beluga. Throwing love into your interiors shouldn’t be a one-day fiesta, but rather creating a room that will exude warmth and romance for a long time to come. I believe that creating a romantic room lies in 4 key areas.