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Instant face lifts to refresh your bathroom Instant face lifts to refresh your bathroom

Steal these easy ideas to give your bathroom a fresh new look...

Simple steps to a spring cleaned home Simple steps to a spring cleaned home

Spring cleaning goes beyond our usual scrubbing, vacuuming, dusting, and mopping routine and is the perfect opportunity to sort..

Mixing old and new, an unexpected twist Mixing old and new, an unexpected twist

Incorporating family heirlooms into modern interiors or placing contemporary accessories in a vintage home adds a unique...

All in order All in order

Make your kitchen more efficient with these stylish ways to maximise storage space...

Between a rock and a hard place with your neigbour’s trees? Between a rock and a hard place with your neigbour’s trees?

What are your rights when your neighbour's tree is a nuisance or causes damage to your property?

A sweet pea spectacle A sweet pea spectacle

Now's the time to sow seeds for a fragrant display in late winter and spring...

Sustainable Furniture - Pooktre Style Sustainable Furniture - Pooktre Style

Pooktre is the art of shaping trees into sustainable living furniture and art. Founded by Peter Cook and Becky Northey...

Winning formula - how to approach re-decorating your home Winning formula - how to approach re-decorating your home

Want to redecorate a room but not sure where to start? We asked three top interior designers to tell us how they go about it...

Sweet Indulgence Sweet Indulgence

This year, treat yourself to a space that'll give you more me-time, quality time with your family or allow you to start and end...

Take it outside - showers in the open air Take it outside - showers in the open air

Having a shower in the open air is the most refreshing way you can start and end a hot summer's day...

Eco Styling Eco Styling

An environmentally conscious Bakoven couple repurposed every brick when they converted their 1970s house into a bright contemp...

'n Wit Kersfees 'n Wit Kersfees

Kies vanjaar 'n wit palet met hope tekstuur en onverwagse detail vir 'n wit Kersfees wat steeds uniek aan Afrika is.

Full-blown and fabulous - decorate with overscaled florals Full-blown and fabulous - decorate with overscaled florals

This summer overscaled florals are huge in interiors. Here are three stylish ways to incorporate them into your home.

Good as New - home refresh with wallpapers & fabrics Good as New - home refresh with wallpapers & fabrics

With their shared passion for wallpapers and fabrics, the new owners of this vintage gem have given it a fresh, contemporary...

Van tuin tot tafel Van tuin tot tafel

Hoe lekker! Stap met jou mandjie tuin toe en sit kos vars uit die grond op tafel. Dis nie so moeilik om jou eie kos te kweek...

Break it down - modern food styling, flavours and textures Break it down - modern food styling, flavours and textures

From paper-thin ribbon salads to deconstructed dessert, these colourful, translucent creations are visually stunning and will...

New home for the Honey - ingenious SA hive design New home for the Honey - ingenious SA hive design

Locally developed composite beehive propels beekeeping into the 21st Century.

In Bloom - contemporary flower arranging In Bloom - contemporary flower arranging

Now's the perfect time to create vibrant displays with striking seasonal flowers. We asked events specialist Stefan Norval of ...

The Bright stuff The Bright stuff

Stepping out of their comfort zone and adding dollops of bold colour helped a professional couple totally revamp what once was ...

Going undercover - transform your bedroom Going undercover - transform your bedroom

Your bedroom should be the most tranquil room in the house - and even more so in winter. Take inspiration from these stylish ...

Style Counsel Style Counsel

We look at the design essentials of three popular kitchen styles, and reveal how to make each one work for you. A classically ...

The freedom of a stress free home The freedom of a stress free home

Clutter and disorder in your home can leave you overwhelmed and depressed - take time to cleanse and create a stress free home...

Do not swallow after reading Do not swallow after reading

In spite of growing concerns about over-use of potent antibacterials in the home, some manufacturers are determined to keep ...

Planning ahead Planning ahead

Plant bulbs in containers now an you'll reap the rewards in spring

Level best Level best

A couple swap high-rise living for a compact single-storey home in Kyalami, Jo'burg, and find that the views are just as imp...

Bonjour! Bonjour!

Interior designer Cheryl Herweg came to the rescue of an outdated teenager's bedroom in Melkbos, Cape Town. This bedroom was ...

Winning rooms Winning rooms

We're delighted to announce the winner and runner-up of our Refresh, Renovate, Redecorate room makeover competition in ...

A Modern Twist in home décor A Modern Twist in home décor

It might seem like a big commitment to use pattern on a large feature like a wall or sofa, but timeless prints can be just as ...

Naturally successful Naturally successful

Want to live in harmony with nature and conserve natural resources? Start small with these mixed pots filled with beautiful and...

Fuss-free Beauties Fuss-free Beauties

Roses that are always ready to flower yet don't need pampering are the answer for time-pressed gardeners. Here are four that ...

Garden gems Garden gems

As birds go, sunbirds must be among gardeners' favourites. Why? Well, apart from being seriously attractive, they go for gaudy...

Building Character Building Character

Salvaged gates, doors and windows were lovingly sourced by the owners to bring this rundown Cape home back to life.

Tasteful Splendour Tasteful Splendour

Bursting with an array of herbs and vegetables, Christopher and Susan Greiq's kitchen garden meets more than 70 percent of ...

GH's Best... Kitchen Ideas GH's Best... Kitchen Ideas

The Garden and Home team have seen some wonderfu kitchen ideas over the years - here are our favourites.

Build your own Log Cabin Build your own Log Cabin

Save a fortune by building your own mortage-free, eco-friendly log home. Building your own log cabin sounds like the pinnacle ...

Get the Look For Less In Your Apartment Get the Look For Less In Your Apartment

With an astute eye for a bargain and some creative flair, it's possible to put together a great scheme without blowing your ...

New and Improved New and Improved

Refurbishing your home? Here's a round-up of 12 of the most innovative products and finishes on offer, including some great ...

Ring of Fire Ring of Fire

A roaring fire is a pleasure that needn't only be enjoyed indoors, which is why bomas have become a fashionable addition to ...

A Bold Choice A Bold Choice

A cheerful and unexpected use of colour gives this contemporary holiday home an engaging, yet sophisticated appeal...

And the Rest is History And the Rest is History

Charlie Hayward's lovingly restored Cape Town home reflects her passion for period features and Provencal decor.

New Ingredients New Ingredients

A few simple changes transformed this Durban kitchen from dated to dazzling.

Herbal hideaway - see how Zirkia Swart grows hers Herbal hideaway - see how Zirkia Swart grows hers

Zirkia Swart specialises in unusual medicinal and culinary herbs at her farm in the Magaliesberg. Mountain Herb Estate has a ...

Blooming Interiors Blooming Interiors

Whether your style is classic or contemporary, you can invite the tranquillity of nature into your home with the latest indoor ...

Highly recommended - The experts' favourite roses Highly recommended - The experts' favourite roses

We asked 10 experts to choose the rose they find most rewarding and share a tip for growing them successfully ...

Check Mate Check Mate

This Underberg garden is a delightful mix of herbs, veggies and ornamentals, satisfying the owners desire for fresh edibles, ...

Good enough to eat Good enough to eat

Jane Griffiths, expert veggie gardener and author of Jane's Delicious Garden, and landscape designer Natalia Sinclair of Whirl ...

No place like home No place like home

Venturing as far afield as Norway, Italy and Australia, five successful chefs discuss their reasons for coming home ...

Down to earth Down to earth

Turn household waste into valuable food for your garden with our easy DIY guide to making compost ...

F&HE loves ....rustic plum and apple crumble F&HE loves ....rustic plum and apple crumble

Get your spoon ready to dig into our deliciously rustic plum and apple crumble.

10 Great ideas for garden structures 10 Great ideas for garden structures

From arbours to archways, structures make a statement year-round and will give your outdoor space that designer landscaped look.

Putting a South African spin on it Putting a South African spin on it

The country look goes local as natural garden experts Micehelle Seddon and Roy Trendler reveal the secrets to creating English ...

Eco-innovators Eco-innovators

Building materials are no longer typecast. These green champions have broken new ground and left minimal carbon footprints by ...

Light up the Night Light up the Night

Extend the hours of enjoyment you get from your garden by transforming it into a nocturnal showpiece.

Fern Frenzy Fern Frenzy

Over 150 years ago ferns were the height of gardening fashion, says Neil Crouch - and with his new book he's hoping to help ...

The way we were The way we were

Editor Mary Jane Harris recounts how Garden and Home, from its modest beginnings in the 1940s as a reliable source of advice ...

Successful downsizing Successful downsizing

Moving to a smaller home? We spoke to a couple of experts to find out how to downsize without compromising comfort or lifestyle ..

Endless Love Endless Love

Follow these simple guidelines and you'll soon discover that potted orchids aren't difficult to grow and will provide you with...

Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire

Softer than a table, more comfortable than a stool, the versatile ottoman can be used in many creative ways in your home...

Renovate and Profit Renovate and Profit

Fancy yourself an amateur property developer or just want to ensure that your alterations add to the resale value of your home...

A Season to celebrate A Season to celebrate

Three top landscapers take the stars of autumn and combine them to create mixed containers that embody the season's mellow beauty...

Nautical Styles Nautical Styles

We loved our holiday home in Stilbaai but knew the time had come to renovate when every one of the five toilets ....

Recycling Space Recycling Space

After a clever renovation, a once dull boat shed is now a smart holiday pad...

Playing it safe Playing it safe

Get the lowdown on the latest security devices designed to keep you and your assets safe ...

All the trimmings All the trimmings

"The weather is glorious so the best place to create a gorgeous setting is outdoors," she says. In keeping with the French style she's...

Easy Christmas trees Easy Christmas trees

Shake things up and try something different with your Christmas tree decorations this year...

A Question of Balance A Question of Balance

It was a graphic designer, rather than a gardener who created the living walls that play a large part in this exciting Kirstenbosch exhibit. Roy George reveals how he did it ...

Let's eat out Let's eat out

Turn outdoor entertaining into a fun affair with playful accessories and cheerful colours ...

Making Headlines Making Headlines

Complement your bed with a comfortable DIY headboard that makes a statement...

Encore Encore

Like a ballerina donning a tutu for a single performance, a froth of delicate blossoms appears on deciduous trees each spring. By selecting varieties with different flowering times you can enjoy this

Artful Décor Thinking Artful Décor Thinking

Short of the ideal painting or etching to hang on your walls? Have a look around the house. Collectables, plates, silver...

Investing in Antiques Investing in Antiques

We asked dealers exhibiting at the National Antiques and Decorative Arts Faire which collectables could be real money spinners...

Pretty as a Picture Pretty as a Picture

Bring your favourite pictures to life with a few basic DIY skills and a touch of creativity...

Showcase Your Style Showcase Your Style

Displays of collectables not only add warmth and character to your home, but by including a few quirky elements...

Small Space, Big style Small Space, Big style

Make the most of the space you have with some of these clever ideas...

Experts Predict 2010's Biggest Home Interior Trends Experts Predict 2010's Biggest Home Interior Trends

We ask the experts to predict 2010's biggest trends...

Bed Heads... Statement Headboards Bed Heads... Statement Headboards

Here are four fabulous ideas for statement headboards...

Rustic Appeal – a Comfortable Kitchen Rustic Appeal – a Comfortable Kitchen

Look how a simple alteration transformed this kitchen into a comfortable space...

Loving Lavender – What's Available on the Market? Loving Lavender – What's Available on the Market?

Lavender's versitility and beauty make it a welcome addition to any garden...