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South African Decor & Design 2020 - The Buyers Guide (Paperback, 23rd Edition): Marcia Margolius South African Decor & Design 2020 - The Buyers Guide (Paperback, 23rd Edition)
Marcia Margolius
R289 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R50 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

With 23 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design 2020 are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.

The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all their readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.

The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that they wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here. Credit goes to photographer extraordinaire DOOK for creating that exact image to portray their theme.

COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a furniture makeover worth R 50,000.00.

Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback): Natalie Wise Natural Cleaning Handbook - Homemade Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectants, Air Purifiers, and More (Paperback)
Natalie Wise
R383 R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Make sanitizers, soaps, and all your personal hygiene needs to kill germs and keep you virus-free! These days, dangerous viruses can suddenly become rampant, and bacteria can adapt to become antibiotic-resistant, so we must be extra-vigilant about our health. The Natural Cleaning Handbook keeps you clean, naturally, with homemade products that are healthy for you and your family. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. Germ-killing recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals include: Hand sanitizing spray, gel, and foam Antibacterial hand and surface wipes Air purifying spray Liquid hand soap And so much more! You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Now is the time to get started.

Paint techniques - Decorative finishes to enhance any space (Paperback): Winnie Saayman Paint techniques - Decorative finishes to enhance any space (Paperback)
Winnie Saayman
R95 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R16 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Whether it's old second-hand furniture that you want to upcycle, or a modern piece that needs a soft, aged look, this book shows you how to transform an old wooden piano, a metal cabinet, cement floors, tables and chairs, a plain built-in wardrobe, brick wall, staircase and even an entire bathroom into works of art with an innovative approach to paint techniques. The author starts off with basic information on understanding colour and how it can affect you and the space you live in, followed by a description of all the tools and products you will need for the techniques and projects in this book. Clear setp-by-step photographs and instructions show you how to apply the different paint techniques like colourwash, layering, distressing, ombre, gilding, stencilling, dragging, wood graining and more, to any surface or piece of furniture in your home. More than 40 inspiring projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs of the finished look, easy instructions and helpful tips to enable you to create pieces that are original and somewhat out of the ordinary. This book is the perfect excuse to grab a paint brush and start breathing new life into your home. So what are you waiting for? Go paint!

The Home Edit Life - The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything (Hardcover): Clea Shearer, Joanna... The Home Edit Life - The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything (Hardcover)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin
R609 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R117 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sew Step by Step - How to use your sewing machine to make, mend, and customize (Hardcover): Dk Sew Step by Step - How to use your sewing machine to make, mend, and customize (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R235 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R47 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Make, mend, and customize your own wardrobe with this highly photographic beginner's guide to machine sewing. Discover how to read a pattern, use a sewing machine, and sew basic stitches, seams, and hems. Explore how to put those skills to use to create, personalize, upcycle, and repurpose clothes and soft furnishings. Fully illustrated and easy to use, Sew Step by Step covers all the essential skills and techniques for successful machine sewing.

The Sustainable House Handbook - How to plan and build an affordable, energy-efficient and waterwise home for the future... The Sustainable House Handbook - How to plan and build an affordable, energy-efficient and waterwise home for the future (Paperback)
Josh Byrne
R579 R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Sustainable House Handbook is your comprehensive guide to building an affordable, eco-friendly and energy- plus water-efficient green home for the future. In this book, sustainability expert and Gardening Australia presenter Josh Byrne takes readers through the process of planning a 10-Star rated high-performance home according to the Australian Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and outlines how it is possible to build with conventional materials, in an accessible and cost-effective way. Josh shows how to create a family home that is comfortable year-round, without the need for air conditioning or additional heating, how to integrate solar power to cover household needs, and how to reduce water usage by integrating rainwater tanks and greywater recycling systems. He also discusses how to cleverly incorporate organic food production in the garden while maintaining a highly attractive space that improves health and wellbeing. Illustrated throughout with photos, plans, charts, diagrams and useful statistics and measurements, The Sustainable House Handbook is an accessible, easy-to-follow resource for anyone planning their dream house, or thinking about how to live more sustainably.

The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up - A Magical Story (Paperback): Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up - A Magical Story (Paperback)
Marie Kondo 1
R230 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and star of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this graphic novel brings Kondo's life-changing tidying method to life with the fun, quirky story of a woman who transforms her home, work, and love life using Kondo's advice and inspiration.

In The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo presents the fictional story of Chiaki, a young woman in Tokyo who struggles with a cluttered apartment, messy love life, and lack of direction. After receiving a complaint from her attractive next-door neighbour about the sad state of her balcony, Chiaki gets Kondo to take her on as a client. Through a series of entertaining and insightful lessons, Kondo helps Chiaki get her home - and life - in order. This insightful, illustrated case study is perfect for people looking for a fun introduction to the KonMari Method of tidying up, as well as tried-and-true fans of Marie Kondo eager for a new way to think about what sparks joy. Featuring illustrations by award-winning manga artist Yuko Uramoto, this book also makes a great read for manga and graphic novel lovers of all ages.

Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardcover, New edition): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Complete DIY Manual (Hardcover, New edition)
Albert Jackson, David Day 1
R899 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R247 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collins Complete DIY Manual has sold over 3 million copies and is the most comprehensive and authoritative DIY manual ever produced. For novices, DIY enthusiasts or professionals, this essential book continues to be the most in-depth, up-to-date and user-friendly DIY book on the market, covering everything from decorating and repairs to electricity, plumbing and much more. This fully updated version features an even more accessible design to help you navigate easily through the info, and thousands of new photographs and illustrations to make sure you get your job done quickly and safely. There have been many changes to regulations in recent years, particularly in electricity (the new Part P legislation and changes to cable colours) - the Manual not only lists but also clearly explains these new regs and helps you work with them. And as we all become much more conscious of the environmental impact our homes have, new material on energy-saving DIY is essential reading for any householder - saving you money too in the process.

Fix Your Home - Turn Your Pad Into a Palace (Hardcover): Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan Fix Your Home - Turn Your Pad Into a Palace (Hardcover)
Jane Moseley, Jackie Strachan; Illustrated by Claire Rollet 1
R272 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R69 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A stylish, practical guide to making your home beautiful and keeping it in tip-top condition. Fix Your Home is an illustrated little guide to decorating and maintaining your home, aimed at young urban professionals who have just moved into their first flat. With no-nonsense writing and straightforward step-by-step instructions, it gives you all the basic home maintenance information you'll ever need, including putting up shelves, hanging pictures, wallpapering a room, saving energy and when to admit defeat and get the professionals in. On top of that, it contains a wealth of inspiration for decorating your abode on a shoestring, from window treatments to flooring to stylish home offices. Read this book and you'll be able to get all your home's little eccentricities under control, leaving you to get on with living your busy and exciting life Word count: 15,000

The Homebuilding and Renovating Book of Barn Conversions - Complete Fully Illustrated Stories of 35 Inspirational Projects... The Homebuilding and Renovating Book of Barn Conversions - Complete Fully Illustrated Stories of 35 Inspirational Projects (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
R697 R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Save R74 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work includes 35 fully costed barn conversions. It also contains projects to suit all budgets - all fully costed with detailed project descriptions. Clussic, rustic and contemporary styles are complete with details of suppliers and craftsmen for each project.

Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting (Paperback, New edition): Albert Jackson, David Day Collins Complete Wiring and Lighting (Paperback, New edition)
Albert Jackson, David Day
R268 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R53 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A completely revised, redesigned and updated edition of the number one guide to home wiring and lighting, now in handy paperback format. Contains comprehensive and up-to-date information on the new electrical regulations. Whether you're changing a fuse, inserting a light fitting or rewiring an entire room, Collins Wiring and Lighting contains all the information you need to complete the job simply and safely. Now in paperback, this new edition includes information on all the new products, techniques and electrical regulations, allowing you to make home improvements cheaply and easily. With over 250 colour illustrations and photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions, this book will help you turn your good intentions into a job well done! contents include: * emergency repairs * uses and plugs * complete wiring * light fittings and fixtures * identifying faults and maintenance * safety tips * tools for the job

Home Is Where You Make It (Paperback): Geneva Vanderzeil Home Is Where You Make It (Paperback)
Geneva Vanderzeil 2
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Add style and individuality to your home with DIY—even when you’re renting!

The concept of a large, professional renovation isn’t possible for many people who are short on time and money, especially when you rent. But that doesn’t mean you don’t want a beautiful, cozy home that reflects your unique taste and personality—it just means you need (and want) to get creative!

Home Is Where You Make It is a simple, practical, and affordable craft and styling book that offers tried and tested design advice and top hints and tricks for key spaces, including:

-Six steps to success, with color palette and reno tips
-Update your rental space and restyle on a budget
-Transform an imperfect room into a beautiful and functional space
-Unique solutions for tricky spots
-DIY projects and styling advice that works for any room
-Easy-to-grow indoor plants and planter ideas

Channeling the simplicity and beauty of modern living, this is a room-by-room guide to making and DIYing your own place, with hundreds of smart styling hacks, repurposing and upstyling ideas, and easy weekend projects to create the home of your dreams

How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin - The Easy-Natural Way Using Only Hand Tools and the Woods Around You (Paperback): W.Ben... How to Build and Furnish a Log Cabin - The Easy-Natural Way Using Only Hand Tools and the Woods Around You (Paperback)
W.Ben Hunt
R439 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R115 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

There are other manuals on how to build cabins, but W. Ben Hunt's is the only one that shows you how to build and furnish an authentic pioneer cabin the easy way, natural, using only hand tools and the woods around you. Our ancestors used logs and hand tools to build durable, dry, windproof, and protective dwellings; and they fashioned chairs, beds, and tables out of half logs, twigs branches, and bushes. In this day of power saws, lumberyards, and high prices, it's good to know that you can build in the same way.

Garden Alchemy - 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More... Garden Alchemy - 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More (Paperback)
Stephanie Rose
R397 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R72 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Bread Builders - Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens (Paperback): Daniel Wing, Alan Scott The Bread Builders - Hearth Loaves and Masonry Ovens (Paperback)
Daniel Wing, Alan Scott
R726 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R223 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creating the perfect loaf of bread--a challenge that has captivated bakers for centuries--is now the rage in the hippees places, from Waitsfield, Vermont, to Point Reyes Station, California. Like the new generation of beer drinkers who consciously seek out distinctive craft-brewed beers, many people find that their palates have been reawakened and re-educated by the taste of locally baked, whole-grain breads. Today's village bakers are finding an important new role--linking tradition with a sophisticated new understanding of natural levens, baking science and oven construction.Daniel Wing, a lover of all things artisinal, had long enjoyed baking his own sourdough bread. His quest for the perfect loaf began with serious study of the history and chemistry of bread baking, and eventually led to an apprenticeship with Alan Scott, the most influential builder of masonry ovens in America.Alan and Daniel have teamed up to write this thoughtful, entertaining, and authoritative book that shows you how to bake superb healthful bread and build your own masonry oven. The authors profile more than a dozen small-scale bakers around the U.S. whose practices embody the holistic principles of community-oriented baking based on whole grains and natural leavens."The Bread Builders" will appeal to a broad range of readers, including: Connoisseurs of good bread and good food.Home bakers interested in taking their bread and pizza to the next level of excellence.Passionate bakers who fantasize about making a living by starting their own small bakery.Do-it-yourselfers looking for the next small construction project.Small-scale commercial bakers seeking inspiration, the most up-to-date knowledge about the entire bread-baking process, and a marketing edge.

The Organic Country Home Handbook - How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products (Paperback):... The Organic Country Home Handbook - How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products (Paperback)
Natalie Wise
R407 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R64 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Beautiful and Modern Handbook for Keeping Home the Natural Way Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it's time to detox. The Organic Country Home helps you declutter and clean with natural, homemade products that are healthy for you and your family. You'll find information on why you should start going organic now and the best organic cleaning products and supplies, where to find them, and how to make them. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. There are recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals. If you have questions about keeping an organic home, The Organic Country Home has answers. You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Not only will you find your home cleaner and fresher than ever, it will be inviting, welcoming, and an altogether modern organic home. Now is the time to get started.

Complete Do-it-Yourself - An Essential Guide to Painting, Papering, Tiling, Flooring, Woodwork, Shelves and Storage, Home... Complete Do-it-Yourself - An Essential Guide to Painting, Papering, Tiling, Flooring, Woodwork, Shelves and Storage, Home Repairs, Home Insulation, Outdoor Projects and Outdoor Repairs (Hardcover)
John McGowan
R594 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R147 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title offers expert advice on essential home decoration and maintenance, including painting, papering, tiling, laying floors, carpentry skills, insulation, and outdoor projects and repairs. Projects include painting and varnishing wood, tiling a work surface, laying foam-backed carpet, replacing window panes, fitting window locks, making a garage storage wall, insulating roofs, repairing roofs and guttering, laying decking, making pergolas, building rock gardens, installing water features, and many more. It features a guide to tools for a wide range of do-it-yourself jobs, including using chisels, saws, drills, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers and sanders. Over 2400 photographs illustrate each step-by-step project, to provide instant reference. Looking after your home is economical and satisfying, and this book is filled with practical tips for do-it-yourself jobs. All areas of the home are covered, both indoors and out. There is clear step-by-step advice on internal and external maintenance, repairs, carpentry, flooring, brickwork, roofing, fences, walls and paths.The book includes instructions for painting and papering walls and ceilings, laying ceramic tiles, fitting floor coverings and carpets, making bookshelves, draught-proofing doors, repointing brickwork, laying patios and installing ponds and fountains. The book also contains a guide to tools, from saws and drills to spanners and paintbrushes. A reference for beginners and experienced do-it-yourselfers alike, this is an essential manual that you will refer to again and again.

Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.): Harvey N Holzman Modern Commercial Wiring (Hardcover, 8th Eighth Edition, Revised, Textbook ed.)
Harvey N Holzman
R2,289 Discovery Miles 22 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Plumbing For Pros By Pros (Paperback): R. Cauldwell Plumbing For Pros By Pros (Paperback)
R. Cauldwell
R642 R517 Discovery Miles 5 170 Save R125 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The author of Wiring a House and Inspecting a House covers waterfront in Plumbing, from the submersible pump in the bottom of the well to the utility sink in the laundry room, to step-by-step installation procedures for all plumbing fixtures, hardware, and appliances in the home. Along the way, the author makes carefully planned detours into the non-standard circumstances a builder or remodeler is likely to encounter in a remodel. Throughout the book, process and technique are linked through special color-coded "finding guides" to the related reference information in the back. This reference section includes a concise index of the plumbing code, photos and descriptions of every type of pipe, every form of fitting, and all the unique and special tools that apply to plumbing, as well as sizing charts, expansion tables and other relevant technical data.

The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback): Clea Shearer,... The Home Edit - A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels) (Paperback)
Clea Shearer, Joanna Teplin 2
R543 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Trim Complete - Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Paperback): Greg Kossow Trim Complete - Expert Advice from Start to Finish (Paperback)
Greg Kossow
R645 R521 Discovery Miles 5 210 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Trim Complete" covers those important finishing touches that give a house a one-of-a-kind personality: trim and modling. An expert carpenter, Greg Kossow presents a vibrantly visual guide that details every possible project, from the most basic baseboards, to the most complicated casings. He tackles real-world situations with authoritative advice, never failing to address how to solve problems when things do go wrong. The book's ingenious design makes it a snap to find the relevant information for each project and Kossow includes a crystal-clear table of contents. Plus, unlike most other books that only deal with basic carptnetry, "Trim Complete" includes hard-to-find advice on complex crown molding and making custom modling.

The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback): Harold Hall The Metalworker's Workshop (Paperback)
Harold Hall
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Harold Hall was Editor of Model Engineer's Workshop magazine, he was surprised by how just so many of his readers had no access to a workshop at home, or even at college. This book presents a complete guide to building or converting a workshop space and then equipping it to serve a wide range of metalworking activities including model engineering, model making, car restoration and clockmaking. It explains all the essential requirements of the workshop environment: planning, heating and lighting, condensation plus health and safety factors. It then explains in detail the choice of various tools and equipment for differing tasks so the new workshop owner can avoid making unwise purchases. The book is based on a very popular series of articles which originally appeared in the pages of Model Engineers' Workshop magazine, and which have been revised for publication in this edition.

The Paper Solution - What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life (Hardcover): Lisa Woodruff The Paper Solution - What to Shred, What to Save, and How to Stop It from Taking Over Your Life (Hardcover)
Lisa Woodruff
R375 R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback): Julia Laflin Life Skills - How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform Cpr, and Everything in Between (Paperback)
Julia Laflin
R274 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback): Carrie Spalding Wood Plank Projects - 30 Simple and Creative DIY Decor Ideas for Your Home and Garden (Paperback)
Carrie Spalding
R361 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R117 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Personalize your indoor and outdoor spaces with beautiful, rustic, reclaimed wood pieces. Want to make a statement in your home? Look no further than the humble yet versatile wood plank! Reclaim, recycle, and repurpose wood planks to create unique, stylish home decor pieces that are guaranteed to bring warmth and beauty into your living spaces-all on a budget! Featuring thirty DIY tutorials for both indoors and outdoors, Wood Plank Projects includes simple beginner projects that will be ready in an hour, as well as larger and more impressive pieces-with step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs. Find projects for every room in the house, from rustic photo frames and farmhouse clocks to outdoor benches and reclaimed tabletops. Learn to make: Colorful Vintage Sign Weathered Wood Plank Wall Scrap Wood Sunburst Mirror Curvy Wooden Headboard Wood Plank Garden Planter Box Modern Farmhouse Barn Door And more! You'll also find tips for choosing the right wood, finding inexpensive reclaimed materials, and using paint and stain to give new wood a weathered look or a perfect finish. Be inspired and create your own beautiful, handmade wood plank decor!

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