How often have you spent a weekend scrubbing down and repainting old asbestos or cement pot plant containers to give them a new lease of life, only to be disappointed a few months down the line because the outside of the pot has become discoloured
With Passover fast approaching what better time to start planning all the family favourites. I use my own chicken soup recipe and Gloria Rootshtain’s matzo ball (kneidlach) recipe, for perfect, fluffy matzo balls, from Cooking with a Connoisseur. When Gloria says her recipe produces 14
It is by no means pleasurable to return to a cluttered and overcrowded space. To alleviate part of that nightmare without having the extra bill of footing an extension to your existing architectural plan, here are some interior design ideas to create space.
Optical illusions achieved
More and more South African home buyers are now making their offer to purchase (OTP) contingent on a “satisfactory” home inspection report – usually paid for by the buyer. This means that while the signed OTP places seller and buyer on the same page and
How do you spend your Sundays? What better way than to explore South Africa's rich diversity of flora than to visit one of its spectacular botanical gardens. To aid you in your travels, here is brief Garden Getaway to the eight National Botanical Gardens strategically
Did you know that enrolling your new home with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a statutory requirement? Do you know how to protect yourself against a shoddy builder? And how do you check his work?
What does the warranty cover?
The NHBRC warranty fund
Aim: Today I will teach you the basic method of how to dig a hole and plant a tree or shrub. Follow these five easy steps and you will have beautiful trees and shrubs in your garden.
1: The site
Choosing a site can be tricky. The
One hundred and twenty-three stands in the first phase of Thorny Bush Estate in Limpopo have sold out, reports Christine McGrath, managing director of Seeff Mokopane. The gated residential estate is not only the first of its kind in Limpopo, but for the time being
Demand for rental accommodation in the greater Johannesburg area continues unabated, reports Rupert Finnemore, regional head of the Pam Golding Properties in Gauteng. In certain suburbs, this is being stimulated by multinationals seeking upmarket homes for their employees, creating opportunities for buy-to-let investors.
Finnemore says Johannesburg,
Demand for affordable accommodation in Cape Town by first time buyers and young families is such that when reasonably priced homes come on the market, the response is immediate. One area being tipped that falls into this bracket is Kuilsriver, equidistant from the Cape Town