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Form & Function – Where style blends with security

Home security, especially in SA, should be everyone's top concern. Yet it's important from both a design and a functional perspective that security essentials blend seamlessly with your modern home decor. We take a look at some of the key security areas of your home from an interior design perspective to suggest ways in which you can best organise them in functional, yet creative ways.   Entrance ways The front door is the gateway to your home. Not only does a stunning front door appeal to our sense of personal pride, but so too does it deter criminals when combined [...]

Five ways to motivate yourself during a pandemic 

No one can say that they have not been affected by the multiple levels of lockdowns, curfews, and lack of access to family, friends, or even work! We have all experienced that dip in motivation and most of us are pining for a resemblance of a normal life. As such, we at Sequ-Door understand the need to find ways to keep ourselves focused and moving forward.    Let's take a look at a few ideas in which you can improve your mood at home and stay on track during these trying times.   Declutter and re-organise your home   Since [...]

Home conversions to accommodate the new normal

Thanks to Covid many of us have spent a lot more time at home than ever before. Suddenly - on a daily basis - we’ve had to face our home’s imperfections and all those things we’ve been meaning to do for so long - colours, spaces, home maintenance!    You can do a quick DIY update - give your walls a fresh coat of paint, change your colour palette with new attractive bedding, chic curtains or modernise kitchen cabinetry or bedroom cupboards with stylish handles. But, if you are looking for innovative ways to accommodate the new normal and ones [...]

What’s Trending in home décor in 2021?

2020, a crazy year for us, saw Covid and our declining economy take top focus. In 2021, it will be about doing our bit to help the economy, about living sustainably and how to elevate our living spaces into comfortable retreats as it is predicted that we will again be spending more time at home.    Here are our top trends for 2021:   Taking Inspiration from Nature One of the biggest international trends expected to endure into 2021 is creating harmony between our homes and nature. Give your home a pleasing refresh and bring nature into your home by [...]

Should I Renovate or Buy a New Home?

You love your home, its location and area but… its space is getting a bit too tight for your growing family and, besides, it’s no longer quite as modern as you would like. So, what do you do - stay and renovate, or buy a new home?   It’s a tricky decision! Each option has pros and cons to evaluate when deciding what’s best for you, your family and your financial situation...   Buy a new home? It might take quite a while for you to find the right home in the right area at the right price! Finding your [...]

4 Reasons Why Aluminium Doors & Windows Will Benefit Your Home

Aluminium, as a resource, is constantly evolving and pushing the boundaries in interior design and home building. Here are a few reasons why Sequ-Door has chosen this durable material:   It’s a lightweight material so that opening or closing aluminium windows is effortless, yet sturdy at the same time. It’s ideal for the South African climate and weather conditions as it does not easily rust and corrode. It’s easy to clean and care for, and does not need excessive maintenance – providing the perfect long lasting product for your home or building.   Using aluminium can transform the interior of [...]

Facts to consider when planning a home renovation.

When planning a home renovation, there are many factors to consider but, in these times, enhancing your security should also be top of mind. There are many security devices and options to consider - such as lighting and security cameras around the premises or using a 24hr armed reaction security services provider - all of which have their own merits. But, the best way to thwart potential burglars is to make their access to your home totally impossible.    As the most common points of entry to your home for any would-be burglars are your doors, windows and patio, these [...]

Protect what you love during uncertain times

We have all been living with uncertainty and confusion since the lockdown and worrying about the long lasting effect of Covid-19 on the pre-existing issues of our poor economy and high unemployment rate.    Job Loss & Poverty Several projections have been made and published on the economic effects and the expected greater rise in job losses and poverty.     Whilst forecasted statistics have been provided on the predicted economic impact, and Business for SA (B4SA) has recently forecasted “that up to four million jobs could be lost this year”, it has been cited that “it’s too early for definitive [...]

Aluminium Window & Door trends: What you should know

When it comes to designing your home and installing products which optimise space, while still looking good; there are many, many options for you to choose from. One such option is installing aluminium doors and windows. They add an effortlessly sleek feel to any room they’re installed in while also being economical with space and making the most of natural light. Here are some of the biggest aluminium door and window trends in 2019 to keep in mind when looking for the perfect fit for your home. Shades of black Black hues are the colour of the season when it [...]

Living Safety Smart in South Africa: 5 Ways to Secure Your Peace of Mind (5 Minute Read)

With the unemployment stats on the rise and the pressure building, many residents in South Africa need to take extra precautions when making sure that their properties can fend off any intruder! Home invasions are a reality which can affect anyone and everyone, find out more about how to keep you, your family and your property safe. How do you live Safety Smart in SA? 1. Family Safety Family safety is important for all parents and ensuring your children know a couple of safety tips can help in an emergency situation. Teach your children to be aware of their surroundings [...]

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