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Why a dream home is a self-build

There's no place like home - especially, it seems, if you've built it yourself.

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Grand Designs show goes off the grid

The home and garden show, Grand Designs Live, is introducing a new section to help home-owners cope with load shedding.

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A suburban family and their farm

Petula Dvorak meets a family which is just getting on with growing their own food...

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Lay the foundation for a good year
January 14 2015 at 14:16

Handy Mac – Don MacAlister – gets 2015 off to a great DIY start.

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The 80s are back: Dhurries are in
January 13 2015 at 13:51

Dhurrie rugs from India with their geometric designs and sturdy flat weaves, sort of disappeared in the 1990s.

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Bling out the colour
January 9 2015 at 17:18

There’s no better time like the beginning of the year to make some bold changes to your living space, writes Liam Joyce.

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Clutter can cut into your relationship
January 8 2015 at 14:03

Couples have up to 32 fights a year about the stuff lying around the house, claims study.

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The house that Janos Kadar built
December 31 2014 at 12:16

They were a rare sign of individuality during the Communist era. Now Hungarians are turning their backs on their 'Cube' houses.

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Gallery: Going hip for the holidays
December 30 2014 at 10:59

When Hallie and Mark Burrier first saw the Victorian rowhouse dusted with snow, their thoughts turned to Christmas.

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Journey of a dream chair
December 29 2014 at 13:04

The story of a discarded chair that became a beaded superstar has been told in a picture-rich book, writes Lindsay Ord.

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How ‘charm pricing’ can yield thousands
December 29 2014 at 11:03

Sellers who use the 'just below' pricing strategy get more money for their homes than those who don't, a new study suggests.

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It’s the silly season, check your DIY tools
December 23 2014 at 11:39

Follow these basic safety tips to avert disasters over holidays.

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A bit of this and a bit of that
December 19 2014 at 10:48

To interior decorator, Caron Mitchell, life is an accumulation of vast and varying experiences.

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