All posts by Harris Reid

is bluetooth the future for padlocks

Lock Down – Are Bluetooth Locks the Wave of our Future?

Down here at Hot Pot Paint and Hardware, we stock a wide range of security locks and padlocks for the home. From the hardened metal to brass and waterproof and more, you can be sure to find what you need around the home. Bluetooth – Is it time for Tech Take Over?The smart and digital […]

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Living Room Colour Design

Sky Blue to Orange or a Soft Pink, what colours work well in a living room?

We spend quite a bit of our waking hours in the living room of our homes. So when it comes to selecting the paint colour, it should be something that we take a little time over. It’s easy to slap on some eggshell, off white or a beige, but thinking about the layout of your […]

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5 Top Kitchen Design Tips

Kitchen Confidential – The 5 Essentials You Must Consider in Kitchen Design

They say that a way to a man’s heart is via his stomach. Perhaps this is why the Kitchen has been seen for generations as the heart of a good home. Times may be changing and the men may be doing as much (or even more) cooking than the women these days, but the fact […]

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Should you build yourself

New House Build, Self Building or Outsource?

According to Absa bank, in 2015 the average cost to build a new home increased by around 6%. Our estimate is that it is higher than this and is expected to continue in the upward trend due to transportation and material cost increases.The average, say Absa, is around R6,148 per square metre up to November […]

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Warmer Winter Tips for the Home

Winter Warmers. Ways to Improve the Warmth in Your Home

Living in South Africa has its perks. Warm spring and Autumn time plus a great hot summer is pretty much always assured. The one time of year when it can get a little rough is the Winter Season.Depending on which region you live, night temperatures can drop well below freezing and days can barely push […]

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Plan your kitchen remodel well in advance

7 Hot Tips to Avoid those Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes

There is an old Army saying that goes something along these lines…”Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents P_ _ _ Poor Performance”I am sure you can fill in the blanks, but it applies to our Kitchen Remodel Planning as much as any other. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail is another fave of […]

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The Plascon Colours

The Plascon Colour Chart

The Plascon Colour Range is vast. With tinting becoming more and more popular and the direction that the company is moving, you can pretty much choose whatever colour you like. The standard colours in the Plascon Palette are amazing though and we particularly love the Micatex Colour Choices.Here is a Sample below of the Plascon […]

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7 Simple Tips for Painting Your Bathroom

7 Simple Tips for Painting Your Bathroom

Looking to start a bathroom make over project? Perhaps you want a simple new and fresh look? You do not have to always go full out and replace and remodel everything. Sometimes a nice fresh coat or two of paint is all that is required. You can add some soft furnishings if you wish, change […]

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How to Paint Interior Door with Dulux Enamel

How to Paint an Interior Door with Dulux Enamel Paint

You can download a handy cheat sheet at the end of this article to help remind you.. Read on for more 🙂11 Steps to the Perfect Paint Finish on your Interior DoorsIts all in the preparation! Make sure you follow our handy tips below and you will have a great looking door using Dulux Enamel. […]

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Stoep Care

For the Love of Your Stoep

Does Your Stoep Need Some Love?We often pay attention to the inside of our homes and keep them fresh and updated, but we often neglect the outside space, except for repainting walls and gutters from time to time.But one part of the home that often ends up neglected is the beloved Porch, or Stoep as […]

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