Carina Claassens

Open plan kitchen

Open-plan kitchen and entertaining area

This open plan kitchen and entertaining area allows guests to sit back and relax or roll up their sleeves and help prepare the meal. “Our previous kitchen was completely isolated from the living and dining room, which is typical of the older apartment blocks,” says Sakkie Jooste. “We love to entertain but we didn’t enjoy it because whoever was cooking was always separated from the guests.”...
all gold marinade


This delicious marinade is made using ALL GOLD tomato sauce, if you want to turn up the heat use the all new Hot & Spicy version. Meat should be marinated in this mouth-watering mix for three to four hours before braaing. Your guests will come back for more, so be sure to prepare enough...

A fun poolhouse

When designing their home and garden, it was obvious to Michele and Nico Strydom that the only place for the swimming pool was at the bottom of their steeply sloping Jo’burg property. This in itself was not an issue, but as they have three small girls, the idea of trekking up to the house every time anyone wanted a drink or snack didn’t appeal. The solution was to construct a fully-fitted pavilion with bathroom facilities next to the pool to cater for everyone’s needs...

Carina Claassens

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