Renovations

Houses
Follow the story of an Instagram home renovation
From a facebrick horror to a airy family-friendly home
How to renovate without renovating
Durban-based interior designer Ruth Duke shares her top 10 tips for giving your home a new lease on life without making structural changes
A 160-year-old home gets a luxurious update
This renovation is packed with personal appeal and French-Asian influences
find inspiration for a black-and-white renovation
This picture guide will convince you that you don't need a lot of colour to make a big statement
Home Truths: Pieter-Ernst Mare
The homeowner talks Sandton City living, contemporary South African art and treasured design items
Joburg-based architect Pieter Ernst-Mare’s wide-ranging interests and clever use of neutrals make his home a resolved showcase for his art and collectibles. With its deep purple and black and white touches, his newly renovated abode in Sandton was perfect for the July 2017 #HLBWIssue, in stores and online now. See it in
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 floor – resulting in the library and study, lounge and dining area, and the children’s playroom all stemming from it. Kevin Kai, a digital media and tech entrepreneur, and his wife Nandi, a hair and make-up artist, both love to cook and spend time together in the kitchen. ‘It was important for
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