Renovations

Houses
A sunny bungalow in Berea
Sara Colley took a traditional bungalow in Durban's Berea and transformed it into a quirky modern home
country living
A large tumbledown Constantia home gets transformed into an entertainer’s dream
Cottage industry
The renovation of this Sea Point cottage proves it’s possible to scale down while still living large
invisible mending
This century-old house in Parktown North has been rescued, restored and stitched together with a new steel skeleton
Family ties
A nondescript Green Point house gets dramatically updated into an open-plan family home with unrivalled views
It’s clear that the kitchen is the heart of the home at the Kai residence and it’s the first thing you notice as you enter the light-filled first level of the house. When architect Jeanette Schachler was set the task of renovating the home, it was key that the kitchen centrally linked all the other living areas on the same f
Grande dame
Hidden behind thick shrubbery on a very busy Cape Town street sits a historic manor that was recently given a fabulous facelift
level best
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 potential all spaces have to be transformed. To offer up some inspiration, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite before and after photos from past campaigns. perfect patio Situated in the Karoo, this beautiful manor home took over 18 months to restore. The original property
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