houses, small spaces

HL Small Spaces issue

Do you live in a start-up apartment in the city or a compact family home? Then the latest issue of House and Leisure is ideal for you. Our much-anticipated Small Spaces edition hits the shelf on Monday, 20 February, and is filled with brilliant ideas on how to decorate, liven up and make the most of your little home. You'll find 31 savvy storage ideas, as well as handy tips from home owners and experts on how to arrange your space cleverly and strategically. Most of us have lived in a small dwelling at some point in our lives and know that there is an art to keeping the space tidy, and simultaneously making the most of the cupboard and living space available to us. However, the homes featured in this month's issue prove that you can still achieve successful small space living if you're a collector or a hoarder. In fact, if anything, a collection of items only enhances the character of a home. Here are some unmissable features to look out for when paging through the magazine:

  • Find simple storage ideas in the Solutions section on page 121, where we share tips on multi-purpose furniture, smart displays and creative storage.
  • Get advice from some of South Africa's leading interior designers about maximising small spaces in 'Decorating SA' on page 42. Who better to hear it from than the likes of Stephen Falcke, Robert Sherwood, Laurie Owen and more?
  • As expected, our Food section has many delectable surprises in store. Like bite-size food? Turn to page 94 for some tapas-inspired treats. You can also enjoy 'Three Ways With Pears' this month on page 92, which shows you how to prepare this seasonal fruit in interesting and inspiring ways.
  • This issue's 'HL City Snapshots' takes us to Bloemfontein, East London and Port Elizabeth. Turn to page 114 for ample things to see and do in these cities.
The Small Spaces issue is on sale until 18 March and the digital version is also available via Zinio.

Special Mention

This month we have a special Interiors booklet included with every issue, brought to you by House and Leisure and Plascon. It's packed with practical tips on how to transform the inside of your home with a fresh coat of paint. From the preparation stages to choosing the right colour, texture and finish, Plascon shares ideas on how to show off your home's best features with its unique range of products. Be inspired by fantastic tips on how to transform a room, whether it's your kitchen or bathroom, or a specific area of your home, like a ceiling or fireplace. Find out which tools and products you need to achieve the desired look in a flash! 

Plascon booklet