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Preventative Maintenance for Summer

  • Posted: Jan 16, 2020
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Preventative Maintenance for Summer

Preventative home maintenance can save you thousands of Rands. There is truth in the saying that “prevention is better than cure” when it comes to taking care of your home. A regular schedule of preventative home maintenance can help you save money in the long run. Preventative maintenance is also much easier to employ than waiting for something to break or crumble and then having a large task at hand.

Repel Unwelcome Guests

Summer brings its unique issues when it comes to home maintenance. The first thing is to assess possible insect issues. Clear cobwebs and dusty areas that can attract insects. Prepare your insect repellent measures with this informative natural repellent guide that works! Check, clean and repair patios and decks. Ensure that it is sealed properly, check for loose boards, insect infestations, cracks and that the railing is secured.

Clean Up and Flush

Remove sediment and prolong your geyser or water heater’s life by flushing it. Getting rid of mineral deposits that accumulate there will help your geyser run more efficiently. This also saves you money in the long run. A burst geyser is one of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner. Prevent it now!

It is also a good time to service fireplaces and built-in braais. Take time to clean chimneys that have unwanted deposits and check for correct clearances. This should be done at least once a year.

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Home Décor Trends to Explore

  • Posted: Jan 09, 2020
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Home Décor Trends to Explore

Every year new home décor trends make their way into our homes – sometimes without us even noticing. Large interior decorating suppliers and wholesalers take buying inspiration from art, architecture and fashion. 

2020 waved goodbye to many décor trends like cool tones, accent walls, mirrored furniture, faux plants and even those annoying karate chopped pillows. You know the kind – beautiful scatter pillows finished off with a firm chop in the middle. 

With so many new trends to explore, we have chosen a few of our favourites you can explore for your next home improvement project. Here are our top five décor trends.

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2020 Colour Trend Forecast

  • Posted: Jan 02, 2020
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2020 Colour Trend Forecast

Colour is everything. Using it effectively will make any space you create sophisticated and timeless. We turn to Pantone for colour inspiration and are sharing our top five colour trends for 2020. Taken from Pantone’s New York Fashion Week colour trend palette and the Eclectic Folk palette, we are confident that these colours will be seen in creatively designed spaces all over the world in 2020.

For the past 20 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced fashion trends, home and décor furnishings, industrial and graphic design and even product packaging. Choosing the Colour of the Year is a meticulous process. Choosing a colour selection for the Colour of the Year consists of Pantone’s colour experts searching the world for new colour influences. 

Our colour trend forecast starts with the 2020 colour of the year, Pantone’s Classic Blue.

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