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This chic tiered bachelor pad was once a dated mishmash of neon and mosaics
A fresh start in Parkhurst
Newlyweds give a third-generation Parkhurst home a serious facelift
From facebrick to French flair
A 1970s bungalow in Somerset West becomes an open-hearted family home
An Inspired Home Office Renovation
Inspiration and product ideas for creating your own home study
Spirited couple Nick and Nicola Argyros transformed a dated house in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg into an elegant modern space that reflects their personalities and heritage. Of the renovation, Nicola says,‘We wanted to create a look that’s both interesting and modern but won’t date. So we decided to fuse timeless items wi
How to Marry Old and New
Architect Joe van Rooyen offers tips for modernising an old house
The Winning Reader’s Renovation
The before and after story that won your hearts
Optimise Your Square Metres
Pick up some ideas from this reno's shrewd use of space
Build on your strengths
A creative architect manages to retain a house's key strength while also changing it
8 Renovator’s Insider Tips
Useful home makeover advice from a couple in the know
Freelance journalist and blogger Charlotte Olthoff (of Lot Kookt) and founder of One Day Only Maurits Vermeulen bought a Tamboerskloof house back in 2014 that they referred to as a ‘renovator’s dream’. Unkempt and dilapidated, the double-storey pad needed an extensive overhaul, including re-flooring, the re-configuration of rooms and the re-wiring of electricity. The couple was very hands-on in the refurbishment process and as a result learnt a huge amount about the dos and don'ts of renovating from direct experience. Below they share their insider tips – the sort of points they wish they’d known before – to