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  1. 2022: the year of creative colours for home


    The announcement by Pantone of their Colour of the Year for 2022 presents a blend of comforting blue and bold violet called Very Peri. Pantone describes the shade as a “dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet red undertone”. The resulting colour speaks to creativity, as a response to a world that has faced a period of profound change and upheaval which has required new thinking, new ways of doing business and a re-imagining of both public and private spaces. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute defines their reasoning behind Very Peri, “Very Peri displays a spritely, joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages courageous creativity and imaginative expressions.”


    With larger numbers of people suddenly working from home, having to home school children, being c

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  2. Relax! Bathroom updates made easy

    People usually think that renovating or updating a bathroom is a stressful project, but it doesn’t have to be. Relax with our top tips on how to update your bathroom and create a sanctuary that you and your family can enjoy.

    Baths

    Choosing a bath is a personal choice, based on how your family uses the space. Here are our top tips to remember about the different options available:

    For the budget conscious homeowner, a traditional built-in bath is a cost-effective option.

    In smaller bathrooms, a corner bath may be top of the list as it takes up the l

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  3. Creating spaces for family fun at home


    Spending time at home doesn’t have to be dull. Finding ways to connect with family and bring some fun back into your every day is possible when you create spaces for family fun at home. Make time for family game night, or for having a meal together and sharing what happened in everyone’s day. Slow things down and make it more than home for your family with these top tips.



    Who doesn’t enjoy having some snacks during a hearty family movie-marathon or binge-watching session? Sometimes things can get out of hand, with cooldrinks getting knocked over or maybe a quick food fight breaking out. Don’t worry, a tiled floor doesn’t stain and is super easy to clean after a fun-filled evening in front of the TV. Besides that, you

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  4. Do you #WFH?

    Do you #WFH? Working from home or a hybrid of time in the office and time at your home office is the new way of work and that means making your home more than home to meet the changing needs of your life.
    It may be time to create a dedicated space for your home office and get the most out of your home. Start with what the type of look that you love and what makes sense for your home.

    Make it easy

    A low-maintenance and easy to clean space is a must, because with everything you need to do in a day, it’s one less thing to worry about. A tiled floor just needs a quick sweep and a weekly mop to keep them looking beautiful.

    Some flooring options may require a protective floor cover, in order to protect them from the wear and tear caused by a wheeled office chair. The weight of the furniture you choose c

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  5. Top tips for renovating a bathroom

    Every family lives life in their own way and have different needs and wants from their home. Putting some thought into what your family needs and plotting out the layout beforehand is an excellent way to ensure you get the bathroom you want. We cover some key elements with these top tips for renovating a bathroom.

    Choose Function First

    Whether you have a big or small space to work with, it’s really important to measure and plan out what you need and where to place it before you buy anything. Make sure there’s enough room for moving around, elbow and knee room for the toilet and for any doors or drawers to open fully. It can be helpful to sketch the layout on paper, so that you can see easily see where everything goes and if it

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  6. Revel in a luxury spa bathroom at home

    The ultimate expression of a luxury spa bathroom is to create the feeling of space and appointing the room, in a welcoming way that makes it a delight to use. We asked our design team for some top tips to help you get the look, for your home this Women’s Month.

    Layering in luxury

    When putting a luxurious spa-bathroom together, carefully plan and select all the elements that you want in the space. These include free-standing baths, counter-top basins, walk-in showers and elegant storage units. Layer in e

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  7. Four top tips when choosing taps

    Let’s be honest, the only time someone looks at the taps in your bathroom or kitchen is if they don’t look too good, or when they are absolutely fabulous! That’s why choosing new taps for your home is an important decision. You use them every day, so it’s important that you love the way they look, that they work, and that they’re comfortable to use. We give you our four top tips when choosing taps for your home.

    1. What’s your style

    The best way to test if you like the size and the feel of a tap is to visit your nearest Tile Africa and try out the different models yourself. Depending on your personal preference, you can choose between a modern mixer tap, where the hot and cold water is mixed, or the more traditional tap, with separate hot and cold-water taps.

    The mixer tap is by far the more popular option with its’ sleek design, but also because you can control the t

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  8. 3 ways to save water - beautifully

    The COVID pandemic has changed the way we live our lives in so many ways. Perhaps most of all, it has given us a greater appreciation of the importance of hygiene, of having water to wash our hands and the impact we collectively have on the natural world around us. It has also inspired many of you to update your home, especially the bathroom.

    In honour of World Water Day on the 22nd March, we combine this appreciation of the value of water with the desire to have a beautiful bathroom. Here are 3 ways for you to save water and create a spa-like feeling at home, beautifully.

    Tap into style

    Older style taps are very functional, doing the

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  9. 4 ways to create a romantic bathroom for your home

    Be inspired by the month of love and bring a feeling of romance to your bathroom by creating a Victorian-inspired design that is both elegant and stylish; a space dedicated to rest, pampering and romance. Read on for our top 4 ways to create a romantic bathroom for your home.

    Romancing the bath

    Nothing says luxury quite like a freestanding bath and tap mixer. If you have space, and budget allows, this is a key element in creating the ultimate romantic bathroom. A slipper bath with its distinctive sloping design and claw-feet, is the perfect choice for this style, exposing more of the floor, giving room for you to experiment with monochromatic

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  10. What to think about when renovating or adding on a bathroom to your home

    Bathrooms are often the key selling point of a home, so renovating these rooms is an investment in the value of your property. Even if you’re not planning to sell your home, you can enjoy your updated space with the peace of mind that you’ve spent that money wisely. It is very important though to remember that different homes and families have different needs and wants from their home. That’s why you need to think carefully about what is important to you when renovating or building on a new bathroom for your home. Here are our top tips:

    Why are you renovating?

    Most people renovate when they plan on staying in the house for some time and want a space that works for their family or they do updates in preparation for selling the house. If you’re planning to sell, then choosing neutral options that the buyer can put their own stamp onto is a wise option. When renovating for you

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