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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
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