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When it comes to planning your new bathroom, there’s a lot to think about! Take a look at our series of helpful articles on bathroom renovation. They include advice on planning, design, products and fixtures.

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How to solve unequal water pressure

How to solve unequal water pressure

Whilst most new homes are built with mains water pressure for hot and cold water, a large number of homes over 15 years of age operate with unequal water pressure.

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How to solve unequal water pressure
Transformation of an Auckland Bungalow

Transformation of an Auckland Bungalow

An ambitious renovation in Auckland’s Mt Albert has seen a tiny bungalow transformed into a statement-making family home.

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Transformation of an Auckland Bungalow
Methven Satinjet Showers

Methven Satinjet Showers

Whether you’re completing a full-scale renovation project or simply wish to update your bathroom – you can now bring award-winning design home with the Koha and the Waipori Satinjet hand showers.

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Methven Satinjet Showers
When creativity goes bad

When creativity goes bad

While imagination is a great starting point for many projects, Kylie Jurgensen finds out that too much renovation inspiration can be, well, simply too much.

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When creativity goes bad
Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on

Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on

Good lighting has the power to enhance your interiors – Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White explains how.

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Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on
Are you looking to renovate your bathroom?

Are you looking to renovate your bathroom?

Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White takes a refreshing look at designing bathrooms.

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Are you looking to renovate your bathroom?
Guide to making your floor a feature to be proud of

Guide to making your floor a feature to be proud of

A fabulous floor can add style and value to your home. Here’s our guide to making your floor a feature to be proud of.

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Guide to making your floor a feature to be proud of
Create a future-proofed home

Create a future-proofed home

You don’t have to sacrifice a stylish home design to create an accessible home base for all mobility levels. By integrating the basic principles of Universal Design when renovating, you can create a future-proofed home that is suitable not only for you into old age but also for your whole family as their lifestyles change.

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Create a future-proofed home
Renovating homes built during the 1970s

Renovating homes built during the 1970s

New living styles, new materials and new modular construction methods – houses built during the 1970’s took the architectural styles of previous decades to cities and towns across the country, from Twizel and Turangi through to Cromwell and Auckland.

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Renovating homes built during the 1970s
Future-proofing a pre-1970s home

Future-proofing a pre-1970s home

If your house was built around the time Neil Armstrong was striding across the moon there's a great possibility that there’s not much in the way of insulation in the walls, your water pipes are probably made of copper, and most likely without any lagging or insulation.

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Future-proofing a pre-1970s home
The Dorf SmartSeal System

The Dorf SmartSeal System

Internal Moisture within buildings and ensuring that it is managed appropriately and effectively to prevent damage caused by excessive or long-term moisture build-up, is of major concern to renovators and new home builders alike.

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The Dorf SmartSeal System
Caroma Flow Shower

Caroma Flow Shower

With the rising cost of water and water heating, the water efficiency of your shower is becoming a more important consideration.  However, nobody wants to sacrifice a good shower for those cost savings.

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Caroma Flow Shower
Toilet suite styles and implications

Toilet suite styles and implications

Baths are experiencing a renaissance in the bathroom, particularly in the area of free-standing baths.  Free-standing baths not only provide a design feature within the bathroom, but they can also save costs since they eliminate the need to build frames or add tiles around the bath.

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Toilet suite styles and implications
Give your bathroom the designer makeover

Give your bathroom the designer makeover

Caroma Invisi Series II toilet suites add a whole new dimension to bathroom design. By maximising valuable floor space, Caroma Invisi II makes a small bathroom feel spacious and can make your dream bathroom feel even more spectacular.

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Give your bathroom the designer makeover
Five bathroom looks to suit your style

Five bathroom looks to suit your style

From styles inspired by Old World Europe, to striking statements with black and inviting rustic bathroom spaces there is a style for everyone and every kind of house. Get the look in your own home with our bathroom style guide as we take inspiration from real bathroom designs.

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Five bathroom looks to suit your style
Painting tips for your bathroom

Painting tips for your bathroom

Painting your bathroom is one the cheapest, easiest and most effective ways of transforming the look of one of the most popular and used rooms in a home,” says Dulux colour expert, Gretchen Flynn, who has compiled some tips, tricks and colour advice to help get your bathroom renovation project off to a great start.

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Painting tips for your bathroom

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