As cool as can be
Floating shelves and a new island – plus a fresh paint job – have revived the De Wits’ kitchen.
Elzaan and Arno de Wit’s clever ideas are not unfamiliar to
Home readers. They are regular entrants in our annual Fix it with Flair competition and in 2015 were placed in the Top 5!
When you take a look at this kitchen, it’s easy to see why.
The couple and their five-year-old son Noah have been living in this house in Welgemoed outside Cape Town for the past three years. Arno is a leasing consultant at Pam Golding Properties in the city centre and Elzaan is an independent travel consultant who works from home. She says that this is the longest they have lived in one house.
“We are habitual renovators – this is our eighth home in 10 years, but it looks like we may settle here for a while,” Elzaan says with a wink.
Their kitchen project took just two weeks and the De Wits say people are amazed at the transformation they achieved largely with paint.
But this wasn’t their first painting project. “We’ve renovated, painted and sold the ugliest old houses; Arno has dragged home many dilapidated pieces of furniture that now enjoy pride of place in our home after a fresh coat of paint,” says Elzaan.
The floor is a mushroomcoloured cement finished with a polyurethane sealant. Who lives here? Elzaan and Arno de Wit, and their son Noah (5) WHERE Welgemoed, Cape Town