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Spoil your kitchen with necessary Smeg appliances

May 11, 2018

If you love being in the kitchen and making hearty meals for yourself and the household, you deserve to spoil it a little. And what better way to spoil your kitchen than with Smeg appliances? Smeg is an Italian appliance and lifestyle brand for corporates as well as homeowners. They have been running for over 70 years and are the trendsetters of contemporary home (specifically, kitchen) living. Now that you’re convinced, here are some Smeg appliance options for you to…

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How to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat

May 8, 2018

Living in a studio apartment often means that it is an open-plan space, with a bathroom tucked away from privacy. It can be difficult to transform this space into one that exudes luxury and charm, but it is not impossible. A studio apartment holds a lot of potential for someone with a creative mind and an eye for design, so read on for top tips and tricks on how to turn a studio apartment into a luxurious retreat. Put your…

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How art festivals can help to improve struggling communities

May 3, 2018

Art festivals are known for being exciting and sometimes elaborate affairs, offering both established and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to showcase their work. With the significant increase in popularity of African art, more and more festivals have been popping up all over the continent. Not only do these art festivals allow the world to see African art from a different perspective, but they can help to improve struggling communities. Promoting interaction in a public space Many art festivals take place…

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Easy ways to update your bedroom

April 10, 2018

An outdated and dull bedroom can be uninspiring, but updating the room can be difficult and costly. However, with the right know-how you will be able to transform your bedroom into a sanctuary that reflects your personality. Keep it simple and you will find that updating your bedroom can be fun. Matching bedroom furniture Your bedroom furniture can impact the overall look and feel of your room, so make sure that it matchest. Mismatched furniture may suit an eclectic room…

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How to decorate a rental like it’s your own

February 22, 2018

Moving into a rented home or apartment is an exciting time for anyone. However, decorating a rented space is often restrictive and sometimes you are unable to decorate at all. Below are some simple tips and tricks to decorate a rental like it’s your own. Go portable Renting an apartment or house means that you do not own the property, which makes buying furniture and appliances difficult. Look at pieces that are portable, such as portable Defy aircon products for…

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Cute home date ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 5, 2018

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and what better way to celebrate love than with a unique and special home date idea. This event is a popular day, meaning that every dinner location or entertainment opportunity will be jam-packed busy and expensive, so take the opportunity to try something new. Home dates get a lot of slack because they’re often seen as the cheaper alternative when actually it’s the smartest and most intimate date choice. Students are often stretched for…

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Finally living alone? How to make your new flat feel like home

December 15, 2017

Moving out of home into your own flat or apartment is both exciting and scary at the same time. You have more independence to do what you want to, but now have to perform tasks you may not be sure how to (washing dishes comes to mind for many of us). Living alone can also be lonely without the comforts of home to make you feel safe and happy. However, you can make your new flat feel like home with…

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5 things to do before moving out

September 22, 2017

You’ve been through many phases of your life and now it’s time for the next one: buying a house. It’s normal to be excited, but soon that excitement of moving into a new place will wear off. Then the panic of packing up boxes and actually moving will set in. Moving can be very stressful and complicated. You can end up forgetting about important things, stuff that can cause last minute panic. And it doesn’t matter how organised you are,…

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12 Ways to organise your room like Martha Stewart

September 4, 2017

Most people want a room that looks like something out of Pinterest. A neat, organised, tidy room regardless of its style. But a room which is clean and tidy requires you to be committed and make a daily habit of keeping it organised. Each section in your room should be decluttered and cleaned thoroughly. And here are a few ways you can organise your room: Organise your drawers The first step to an organised drawer is taking everything out and…

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Cosying it up in the bedroom

July 10, 2017

When the weather starts turning blustery, the bedroom should be warm and cosy. However, that doesn’t mean that one should undertake an entire room makeover with every change of season. All it really takes are a few touches to harmonise your space with the different months. Here’s how you can cosy up your bedroom: Less is more There’s a notion that a lot of objects can make for a cosier appearance, but that’s not true. When it comes to comfort…

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