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Design ideas from the April issue of SA Home Owner

Written by Shereen Lurie

The April issue of SA Home Owner is packed with fabulous design ideas to inspire our readers to live luxuriously in small spaces. Here are a few – just to whet your appetite.

Lisa Swart, designer and artist, unpacks the concept of high-end compact living. “Compact living doesn’t mean you have to cramp your style; in fact luxury compact living is something more and more people are moving towards.”

Image: Oksijen Interiors

The Schmidt Kitchens marketing team weigh in on a hotly contested debate about kitchen design – when it comes to storage, which options offer the most utility? Drawers or cabinets? “Huge drawers ensure that everything is properly stored and easily accessible. The Schmidt Kitchens Jumbo Collection boasts a depth of 70cm on most of our units and cupboards.”

Schmidt Kitchens

Megan Allan of Maharani Tiles & Bathrooms advises that you know exactly what you want to achieve with your bathroom renovation before you start thinking about design ideas and choosing tiles and sanitaryware. “Take the time to develop a clear idea of your space, how you want to use the space, and what features are on your must-have list.”

Maharani Tiles & Bathrooms

When it comes to furnishing small spaces, there are a few key factors to keep in mind, advises Mobelli Furniture + Living’s Alon Sachs. “Furniture can be too big for a space as well as too small in some cases, so finding the right balance of visual weight is key.”

Mobelli Furniture + Living

For those living in high-rise apartments who still crave a touch of greenery, vertical gardens offer both sustainability and high design. Debbie le Roux from PatioScapes says, “Depending on the plant selection, versatile vertical gardens are ideal for both indoor and outdoor spaces.””


Purchase a copy of the April issue of SA Home Owner and tuck in to these exciting features!


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