Living Space, Renovations

6 Top 2015 Renovation Tips

Lenore Edman,

From a total kitchen revamp to smart office interiors, we take a look at six of the best renovation tips from our #HLMakeover experts this year. Simply click on each headline to get the full story.

1. Perk up your bedroom

Since we all spend about a third of our lives in our bedrooms ( bear in mind that number just refers to the amount of time you spend getting some shut-eye, that's not counting the amount of time you spend just relaxing or getting ready for bed or to go out), it makes sense that your bedroom should get the look you like best. We asked decor editor Leana Schoeman to give us a few smart tips on how she recreated this space to bring it into the 21st Century. bedroom2insitu

2. Refresh your bathroom

Give your bathroom the update it deserves with practical advice about how to incorporate the latest trends without falling prey to that 'over the top' look that often comes with keeping up with the Joneses. BathroomMakeover600

3. Pretty up your patio

The holiday season might well be drawing to a close, but your outdoor area will always be put to good use thanks to SA's fantastic weather year-round. This piece offers up the inspiration you'll need to create the most comfortable and tranquil outdoor retreat. PatioBeforeAfter

4. How to create a home office

Spend time working from home? Then in 2016 you need to invest in improving your work space and up your productivity by default. We chat to our creative director and #HLMakeover expert Katherine Botes to find out how she revamped this black and white home office. Office-image

5. A kitchen for sociability

There's something truly wonderful about a kitchen that encourages social cooking. This beautiful space does just that - something we think all kitchens should allow for these days. KitchenInsitu

6. The ultimate home makeover

In 2015, you voted for your favourite RenoInnovation finalist and this beautiful revamp of a 1950s Parkhurst home made the grade. Its indoor-outdoor flow, combined with wooden-clad steps and gorgeous shaded outdoor area make this one of our favourite renovations of the year too. thatcher_pool_patio600
See the 2016 #HLRenovation finalists in our 2016 Before & After issue on shelf now, vote for your favourite and stand a chance to win a range of amazing prizes. You can vote and win here. specialeditioncovers600