It's always with great excitement that we hold our annual home renovations competition. It's that time of year again and entries for the 2016 Readers' RenoInnovation Awards are open until 9 September 2016. We encourage all our readers to submit images of their home makeovers – it's a chance to highlight the extraordinary poten
A creative architect manages to retain a house's key strength while also changing it
The renovation of Brett Lotriet Best and Khalid Shawwa's beautiful Parkhurst home showed that it's possible to keep the good features of a property while also making multiple changes.
A key moment for architect Sarah Calburn in achieving the final design of the house involved deploying 'quite some degree of conceptual dynamite' to the former lounge, an area that posed a problem for the overall design.
A central feature of the house had been the veranda overlooking the garden and stream. When Sarah realised that she could demolish the lounge to create a new covered patio and then incorporate the old veranda into the i