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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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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
Renovate for better health

Renovate for better health

By considering your family’s health and wellbeing when you renovate your home, you’ll not only be enhancing your home’s environmental performance, you’ll also be investing in the future.

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Renovate for better health
Converting your existing home into accessible housing design

Converting your existing home into accessible housing design

Apart from including a level entry or curbless shower, there are other key elements you need to consider when designing an accessible bathroom, In terms of your kitchen, the key thing to consider is enough space around appliances and cupboards.

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Converting your existing home into accessible housing design
Replacing bathroom fixtures

Replacing bathroom fixtures

Bathrooms, and showers in particular, can be a veritable bag of surprises when it comes to replacing or renovating.

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Replacing bathroom fixtures
Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath

Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath

Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath and increasingly people are seeking this luxury statement for their homes.  Free-standing baths are certainly the latest trend in bathroomware and the Caroma Aura bath is quickly establishing itself as a market leading product choice. Read more.

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Nothing says luxury like a freestanding bath
Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones

Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones

Colour your world this year with Resene’s new trendy tones.

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Colour your home with Resene’s trendy tones
Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand

Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand

Fantastic wallpapers, crazy colour combinations and textured carpets come to mind when thinking about 1970s homes.

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Renovating homes built in the 1970s in New Zealand

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