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Renovations

Houses
Grande dame
Hidden behind thick shrubbery on a very busy Cape Town street sits a historic manor that was recently given a fabulous facelift
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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
Extraordinary Home Makeover Before and After Photos
Remarkable home transformations
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
An Inspired Home Office Renovation
Inspiration and product ideas for creating your own home study
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
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
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