With the month of love drawing to a close, we’d like to give you something to think about. Have you ever thought about whether you really love your home – or are you just living in it?

If you don’t love your home then perhaps, as it is still the beginning of a brand-new year, now is the time to do something about it. Well, there are only 2 things you can do. You can either give it a facelift so that you fall in love with it all over again – or you can sell it to someone else who might love it and finally build that dream home you have always wanted.

If you want to go the renovation route – here are a few tips to turn your home into something special – or if you want to build brand new then just read on…

Go bigger and lighter 

Light is love they say, so start welcoming sunlight into your home by creating skylights in dark areas and replacing walls leading to the outside with glass doors and bigger windows. This saves on energy bills as it creates more warmth and more natural light.

Open plan is also all the rage. Get rid of walls that are closing off the heart of the home, the kitchen, dining room, and living areas, and start loving the feeling of the whole family joining together as you cook and chat – it gives entertaining a whole new dimension!

Go happier all year round

Speaking of entertaining, love is all about happiness so why not create that entertainment patio where you can live and entertain both in summer and winter? It is fairly easy with most homes to extend into the garden area and you can also bridge the gap between the home and the pool maybe with a classy deck, so you have summer and winter braai areas too.

Go greener

The biggest trends in building and renovations at the moment are to go greener from a sustainability point of view – and to invite the outdoors in. Some of the renovations mentioned above accomplish this and so sustainability is really about opening up and making more of the outdoors. This saves on energy and gives a feeling of being more at one with nature in the home. Look into some good landscaping too as this can save water and make a home that is open to the garden so much more attractive.

Build with the best

If you have chosen to finally build that home of your dreams then you simply can’t do better than to consult with Cape Town’s premier home builders – Davel and Lottering Construction. You need only view a few of our previous projects to see that we have all the experience and expertise to build whatever your heart desires and we have a solid base of satisfied customers to testify to this.

Experience our full project cycle of services which takes you from a no-obligation consultation and cost estimation right through to landscaping and the handover of your keys. Renovation or new-build if you are just living in your home then contact us to give you the home you will love!

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