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Lighting

Get the most out of your light fittings

Good lighting is at the core of any good interior design scheme – it can lighten up a space as well as a person’s spirit. It’s also one of the elements that we can use to transform a house into a home

Eco home trends

With everyone on the quest to make the world a better place to live, eco living has becoming very popular. You can also play your part by making your home ‘green’ with these ideas

Aaart throws a new light on African chic
7 years ago

Aaart throws a new light on African chic

By  •  Products

Lighten up your home with elegant custom-made chandeliers and lighting solutions from Aaart (Abundant African Art).

Build it green – part 17
8 years ago

Build it green – part 17

By  •  Guest Bloggers

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.

Build it green – part 14
8 years ago

Build it green – part 14

By  •  Guest Bloggers

So how does the price of a LSF house compare to that of a brick and mortar house? This is the great burning question. This is the first thing that everybody asks when they pay us a site visit, so I thought it was time to answer…

All about home security
8 years ago

All about home security

By  •  Ask the Experts

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.

Don’t kick it to the kerb
8 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?

The lighter side
8 years ago

The lighter side

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.

LED lamps from Smart & Green
8 years ago

LED lamps from Smart & Green

By  •  Products

Guaranteed to become a talking point in any home, the Smart & Green Original range of LED lamps are high-quality, durable and simply captivating.

Mad about Droog
8 years ago

Mad about Droog

By  •  Products

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

The height of opulence
8 years ago

The height of opulence

By  •  Modern

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.

How to choose art for your home
8 years ago

How to choose art for your home

We recently spoke to Ijeoma Loren Uche-Okeke, Projects Manager at Gallery MOMO, who gave us her top tips on how to choose art for the home

Patterns and textures
8 years ago

Patterns and textures

By  •  Classic

For a residence that is just a few months old this pristine and lavish home, set against the lush backdrop of Johannesburg, proves that with a bit of time, some patience and a taste for the more splendid things in life, anything is possible.

Nursery room essentials
8 years ago

Nursery room essentials

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

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 3
9 years ago

Brick by brick – Sacha’s diary – part 3

By  •  Guest Bloggers

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!

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