It’s the Home team’s favourite time of the year: judging the entries in our annual Fix it With Flair competition! We wait excitedly for entries to close so we can see what readers have been up to.
And we weren’t disappointed. Every year, the bar seems to have been raised higher with even more moving stories, resourceful solutions – and, of course, beautiful living spaces from entire homes to individual rooms. While the Home team carefully went through all the entries, the selection of semi finalists was hotly debated – there could, after all, be only 10! Each of these 10 semi-finalists will receive a R3 000 voucher from BUCO and Timbercity.
This year’s rules stipulate that at least 50% of the work has to have been done by the homeowners. We checked – and double-checked – the budgets and our Top 10 certainly know how to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in to make their rands and cents go further.
Vote & win
Just like last year, Home readers also have a say in who will become a Top 5 finalist. Whoever gets the most reader votes in the Top 10 immediately qualifies for one of the spots in the Top 5. Best of all? There are great prizes up for grabs for those who vote online. Here’s how:
1. Select your favourite entry below by clicking on the picture.
2. Click on the ‘Vote Now’ button, enter your email address, then click on ‘Submit’ and you’re done!
3. Voting is open from 12:00 on Monday, 14 August to 12:00 on Friday, 1 September.
Here’s our shortlist in no particular order: