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The Best Heaters For Your Specific Needs

As winter slowly creeps in we turn our thoughts to keeping ourselves warm. Lucking, at Mega Mica Eastgate we have the best heater range to keep you snug as a bug. There is really nothing as comforting as sitting in front of a blazing log fire with a steaming cup of coffee or cocoa in hand. Unfortunately, […]

Choosing a Paint Colour has Never Been Easier

Visualise paint colours, calculate, and shop online! Choosing a paint colour with Mega Mica Eastgate’s online paint journey has never been easier. We have a kaleidoscope of interior & exterior paint colours and options available for you to shop online or in-store. Our website’s paint section has been developed to take you through an easy-to-follow […]

Home Décor Hacks

Little home décor things that make a BIG difference When it comes to home décor we don’t always have unlimited budgets that allow us to strip out everything and start afresh. But what we do have is unlimited amounts of imagination and creative ideas. So why not spend some time to let loose your imagination […]

Pool Care For Winter

The onset of winter means doesn’t mean that your pool care routine can come to a stop. We have been having a ball cooling down our overheated bodies in our swimming pools, especially this summer, because let’s face it; it has been a scorcher of a season at times. Now that the first quarter of […]

Bright Ideas for Perfect Lighting

Looking for the perfect lighting for your home or workspace?  We have some bright ideas just for you. Light a candle in the black of night and the darkness surrounding you rapidly retreats. Cave dwellers in pre-history may not have had candles but they certainly had a fire that was not only used for cooking, […]

For The Love Of Paint ❤️

February is the month of love, so for the love of paint, why not fall in love with your home all over again by doing a bit of redecoration?  Especially these days when the Covid pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, causing some time to rethink the appearance of personal working […]

A Fresh Start To A New Year

The new year is the perfect time to take an objective look at your home and see for yourself what it needs to freshen it up. Whether you live in a small townhouse or a sprawling mansion there is ALWAYS a place for an improvement or two. By far the easiest and most cost-effective spruce-up […]

A Gifting Guide For This Season’s Most Jolly Presents – All Under One Roof!

A hardware store is hardly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of a gifting guide or Christmas shopping, but… Look at this 3lt Glass bottle! Isn’t it just the perfect size to fill with rusks, biscuits or chocolates as a respectable and affordable gift for the special Granny or Grandpa in your […]

Camp in style with our ultimate camping checklist

Our camping checklist provides a great start to your best camping trip ever! What you need to know when buying camping equipment Camping means different things to different people.  For the serious hiker it pretty much means roughing it overnight in a lightweight pup tent while for the outdoors enthusiast it means enjoying a chosen […]

Tooling for cooling

Cooling down has never been easier As summer approaches, we often start thinking about what we can be doing to keep cooling down our living spaces. There are certainly many options available for keeping our personal temperatures down and staying cooler, from ultra-high-tech to really basic-low-tech, from shutting ourselves away in an air-conditioned room to […]

Getting spring ready: Get your garden in tip-top form

Getting Spring ready is every gardener’s delight. Heading into spring is a very busy time for home gardeners. Not only do you have to prepare your flower and vegetable beds and lawns for the coming summer growing season, but you also have to make sure all your garden tools and other essential equipment are in […]

Forget the handy-man, become handy-woman

To handy-man or not to handy-man? That is the question. Sometimes, you’ve just gotta do it yourself. Your home needs a woman’s touch and you are dying to put up a new shelf or wallpaper that feature a wall in the living room. So, in celebration of women’s month, we’ve compiled a list of top […]

Top Tips To Stay Warm This Winter

If you’re looking at the best ways to stay warm this winter, we go beyond pulling out the winter woollies, pouring some hot chocolate, cuddling under the blankets and tucking into some heart-warming comfort food. Enjoying sun-filled days has its downfalls, though, because we South Africans can certainly feel it when the temperatures start to […]

Top 10 Tools Dad Should Have To Fix Just About Anything

Looking for the best tools to fix just about anything?  Every homeowner, renter and DIY fundi has a toolkit somewhere, but if it’s a super-basic set that came with your first car, it’s probably time for an upgrade. Don’t worry, at Mega Mica Eastgate, we’ve got you covered with the very best tools for everyday fixes, […]

How to choose grout colour and type, and how to maintain it

When you are planning a tile project, the colour and type of grout you choose are just as important as the colour and type of tile you choose. This is mainly because both elements have to go hand-in-hand if you want the finished project to look as beautiful and complete as you imagine it during […]

Doors, Your Home’s Hearty Handshake

What would a home be without doors? First, it is quite breezy, all year long. That is why a home needs doors, just as it does windows. Doors shut some things out and welcome other things in, are walked through, decorated, provide privacy and security. Confine the outdoors to where it belongs and keep indoors […]

5 Safety tips to follow when using an angle grinder

An angle grinder is a handheld power tool that is able to perform grinding and polishing operations, and safety tips should always be followed when using an angle grinder. Angle grinders are typically powered by an electric mount, which is responsible for driving a flattened disc-shaped head. Whether you are planning to use an angle […]

How to install a ceiling fan

A ceiling fan is a stylish and functional addition to any room. If you are planning to install a ceiling fan in a room that already has a ceiling outlet, wiring a ceiling fan is the same as wiring any ceiling fixture. If the room doesn’t have an overhead box. Hire an electrician to install […]

9 DIY kitchen cabinet ideas

Looking for DIY kitchen cabinet ideas? Kitchen cabinets are the perfect canvas for fast and fun DIY projects. You will fall in love with your cabinets after you embark on one or more of these small projects, each designed to maximize your creativity with only moderate cost and effort. Take a look at nine DIY kitchen […]

Roof maintenance check

Need some roof maintenance? Every, year millions of homeowners replace their roofs. Either because it has reached the end of its lifespan or last storm really did a number on it. But even though everyone eventually needs to replace their roof, there are several maintenance tips for shingle roofs you can use to avoid tearing […]

Exterior Painting Preparation

Exterior Painting of a house can be a demanding job, you can however save yourself a lot of work by preparing properly for the project. First, decide how much of the exterior will be painted. Only the shutters or trim may need to be painted rather than the entire house. Next, determine the colours and […]

How to select the right paint and colour for your home

Want to know more about how to select the right paint and colour for your home? Painting is a quick and cheap way to give an old room a breath of fresh air, or to make your house more sellable if you are putting it on the market. Read more about finding out all you have […]

10 Essential gardening tools and what they do

Working in the garden can be hard work, especially if you don’t have all the essential gardening tools to get the job done. Depending on how elaborate your garden is, you will need a varying array of tools to get the job done. If you have just a few potted plants, a few hand tools […]

5 Tips for protecting outdoor furniture

Protecting outdoor furniture is often last on the shopping list, but you should probably consider protective measures you can take to protect your furniture against all the outdoor elements. During the late spring and summer, residents will experience a good amount of rain. And even though rain is generally never a bad thing, when you […]

Creative ways to use landscaping pebbles

Utilised as versatile landscape accents, landscaping pebbles add beautiful colour and texture to any garden or outdoor space. These essential mid-sized stones, which fall somewhere between small gravel and large landscaping rocks, not only serve as attractive design details but also a functional purposes, too. With their varying shapes and colours, pebbles can create a […]

Pool maintenance for first-time pool owners

Pool maintenance is often overlooked by first-time homeowners excited to live the dream.  Welcome to the pool lifestyle. Along with the hours of fitness, fun, and family togetherness, there comes the hours of pool maintenance. Every single day of summer, your pool pump must circulate the water, your filter must clean the water and the […]

Cycling for beginners: tips that make riding more fun

If you are new to cycling whether it was a goal in 2020 or it became a great source of exercise during the CO|VID 19 era, we have some cycling for beginners tips for you. There are so many amazing adventures in store for you. But also understand that cycling can feel really overwhelming at […]

5 Tell-Tale signs when to replace or repair your gutters

Do you know how to tell when to replace or repair your gutters? When it comes to your roofing system, gutters play a crucial part in the protection of your home. They primarily collect rainwater and drain it away from your house. Without them, it will be very easy for various damages and unwanted situations […]

When Repair, Patch or replace your roof

Are you worried about whether or not you need to replace your roof? Unsure if it needs a quick patch or full replacement? All roofs require maintenance. After all, they’re at the mercy of the elements, protecting your home through all seasons. It keeps out the wind and rain while keeping the warmth inside. Keeping […]

Wood Ceilings The skinny about doing it

Wood Ceilings – What’s the skinny? The intent of this page is less about talking you out of installing drywall, and more about giving you a little encouragement if you are hesitantly considering a wood ceiling. It is a natural product that can easily be handled by one person, it is lighter to pick up […]

Buyers beware of cheap solar

A serious warning to all South Africans – beware of cheap solar solutions – get it right the first time with a specialist, proven solar solutions provider. Solar is a major purchase and probably one of the most important investments you will make towards securing your self-sufficiency and saving a huge amount of money on […]

Getting off Eskom grid-step-by-step

The time to take back control of your electricity costs and security of supply for your home and business by getting off Eskom grid has never been more crucial, or more pressing. South Africa is on the precipe of a radically different energy future. No doubt you are looking at alternatives, and one of the [...]

8 Signs you need to replace your doors

When last did you consider if you need to replace your doors? Doors serve such an important function in a home. It is not only your means from the interior to the exterior of a home, but also incredibly important in terms of presentation and curb appeal. Doors make your life easier by opening and [...]

6 Gadgets that make life easy during load shedding

Who doesn't want to look for every way to make life easy during load shedding? Load shedding is sweeping across, South Africa, Bringing darkness, frustration, and major disruptions to all households. When the lights dim and electrical appliances shudder to a halt, you know you have been struck by the scourge of rotational load shedding. [...]

7 DIY Home Improvement Projects for Beginners

There are a lot of home improvement projects for beginners that can be mastered with just some basic tools and materials you can get at Mega Mica. Plus there is so much you can learn from watching videos and reading up on what you would like to do. Sometimes the hardest part is to choose [...]

7 Essential Products To Have at Home During COVID-19

Coronavirus is the most dreadful thing we heard in 2020! COVID-19 has changed our perspective towards life in so many ways. One should be extra cautious while stepping outside the home, such as using a mask and sanitizer. The essential product list for COVID-19 is getting more heat as we move towards another wave of [...]

10 Steps to paint your walls like a Pro

Looking to paint your walls like a pro but still feeling like a beginner? Painting a room is a popular project for beginners DIYers and veteran renovators alike. It is pretty painless, relatively inexpensive, and should something go horribly wrong, it is easy to fix. But before you grab that paintbrush and get started, it [...]

Solar Hybrid Inverters and Battery Systems

With the abundance of hybrid solar inverters, energy storage systems and battery options that are out on the market now we have put together a complete guide plus comparison of the various systems available. Although many hybrid solar inverters function in a similar way to off-grid inverters, only a select few of these systems are [...]

What are Solar Inverters?

Solar power inverters are an essential part of a solar power system. It converts the direct current (DC) produced by the solar PV panels into a utility frequency alternating current (AC) that is directly consumable by the electrical appliances. This AC can be fed into a grid in case of an energy surplus. Solar inverters [...]

5 Temping Reasons To Go Solar

Utilising solar energy might not be the easiest thing in the world, but it is definitely among the most useful ones. It also makes sense in the long run, no matter how sustainable you are and where you live. There are alot of benefits of doing this, and every home or building owner will be [...]