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Outdoor DIY games for the whole family

  • Posted: Sep 18, 2016
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Outdoor DIY games for the whole family

It’s such a relief to be able to get outside and enjoy some sunshine with the whole family now. Spring is very much in the air and it’s time to find some new games to play with the kids.

We’ve found some great ideas for games or quality family time that you can use to get everyone out in the garden. These DIY games are a lot of fun to do and will provide you with something special that you can use for the whole of summer.

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Up-close and personal with Misi Overturf and Marius Hitge, the designers competing in the Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo Interior Design Challenge

  • Posted: Sep 15, 2016
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Up-close and personal with Misi Overturf and Marius Hitge, the designers competing in  the Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo Interior Design Challenge

The Interior Design Challenge, which forms part of this year’s Cape HOMEMAKERS Expo, sees two of South Africa’s leading designers battle it out to get the most votes from visitors. By voting for your favourite design team, one lucky winner stands the chance to win products worth R80 000!

Hitge and his team will design a bedroom and Overturf a dining room, featuring furniture and décor supplied by exhibitors at the show, which takes place from 15 to 18 September at the CTICC.

Overturf was well on her way in dentistry studies when she became ill with meningitis for an extensive period of time. Says Overturf: “That’s when I decided to change my career option to a more creative one after my recovery.”  She has been in the industry for 14 years as a specialist journalist in lifestyle and author of Real Easy Décor & DIY and 50 Upcycling Projects from Trash to Treasure. Hitge, on the other hand, has been in the design industry for 30 years and loves to create timeless and exclusive spaces. “Every job is unique. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and believe that my team and I are really good at understanding our clients’ requirements.”

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Putting your home up for sale in spring

  • Posted: Sep 15, 2016
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Putting your home up for sale in spring

All estate agents and home experts agree that the warmer weather of spring is the perfect time to put your home up for sale. This is because you can really show off your home to its absolute best.

You can throw back the curtains and let plenty of natural light and sunshine in. Airing rooms to ensure no funny little smells linger is easy when the days are longer and warmer. Your garden will look great with everything in bloom. It’s also easier to get out and do all of those quick fixes you wanted to make to your home when the weather got nicer.

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