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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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A villa makeover in Auckland

A villa makeover in Auckland

Kelly Edwards and her husband Scott Richdale bought their turn-of-the-century transitional villa in Ponsonby about ten years ago. But it wasn’t until they had lived in it for a few years that they realised the interior spaces weren’t working for them.

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A villa makeover in Auckland
The Victorian factor

The Victorian factor

Nestled in the back streets of London, this west end home has been transformed to add the ‘wow’ factor and TLC that it has always desired. A journey full of permissible ups and downs, and a conversion like no other has altered this run down town house, to stay in touch with its Victorian terrace home flair.

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The Victorian factor
An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland

An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland

It’s all about change for this dated villa. With the current layout not suiting the owner’s lifestyle, a redesign improves indoor/outdoor flow and makes dining and entertaining enjoyable.

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An inspirational villa renovation in Auckland
Creating a fabulous feature wall

Creating a fabulous feature wall

A decade or so ago, feature walls were the height of interior chic and it seemed as through every Australian home had one. They were out of vogue for a few years, but now they’re back in style again – and this time around there are so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be one to suit your space.

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Creating a fabulous feature wall
Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes

Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes

This architectural style, most popular in NSW and Victoria, featured elements usually reserved for castles and cathedrals. Renovation works for these kinds of houses must be carefully planned if you want to add value to your home.

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Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque homes
Victorian home renovations

Victorian home renovations

A landmark of British architecture dotted around inner cities from north to south and west to east, Victorian terrace homes make up a large proportion of the UK property market. There are countless opportunities for renovating and injecting light and colour into your terrace.

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Victorian home renovations
Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home

Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home

It’s almost 200 years since the heyday for Old Colonial Regency style homes in Australia. Nearly two centuries on, these classically proportioned, elegant homes are prized and many are heritage listed. This is what you should keep in mind when thinking of renovating a house from this era.

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Renovating an Old Colonial Regency style home
Renovating old buildings

Renovating old buildings

Reduce, reuse, recycle is the modern mantra reminding us to limit the amount of waste we create and to live as sustainably as we can.  For most of us, the items we reuse and recycle are small – jam jars, milk containers and weekend newspapers. So perhaps it’s time to think about reducing, reusing and recycling on a much larger scale. How about applying the same principle to buildings?

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Renovating old buildings
Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home

Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home

With an expanding family unit and a tight property market in London, this couple opted to tackle a renovation of a dilapidated terrace villa with the view to creating a modern, family home.

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Transforming a small Victorian terrace into a functional home
A home design perfect for children

A home design perfect for children

Function came first when the team at Austin Maynard Architects designed the same level extension of a terraced weatherboard home in Australia. But that didn’t mean that form was neglected – quite the contrary.

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A home design perfect for children
A modern family-friendly villa renovation in Auckland’s Herne Bay

A modern family-friendly villa renovation in Auckland’s Herne Bay

Traditional villa styling blended with contemporary design creates a stunning ‘yin and yang’ Auckland family home.

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A modern family-friendly villa renovation in Auckland’s Herne Bay
Modern home renovations in the UK

Modern home renovations in the UK

Contemporary homes come in many shapes and sizes – in every town and city up and down the country. In some cases renovating modern UK houses is about a simple facelift or refresh, in other cases it is about adjusting the layout or extending usable living space. 

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Modern home renovations in the UK
Renovating a pavilion style home

Renovating a pavilion style home

In the mid-20th Century, Ludwig Miles van der Rohe, the renowned German architect, set the trend for pavilion style homes in Australia. These are typically cube-shaped, have a single slanting roof and are oriented and glazed to make the most of their surroundings.

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Renovating a pavilion style home
A 70s inspired bathroom makeover

A 70s inspired bathroom makeover

Danielle Brayne and Sean Thompson didn’t have to look far when they renovated the bathroom of their Auckland home. They called on Sean’s sister, interior designer Lily Brooke Thompson of Ewing & Co, who waved her creative wand over the tired, 70s-inspired space.

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A 70s inspired bathroom makeover
Farmhouse renovation in Melbourne

Farmhouse renovation in Melbourne

Nestled in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, restoration ignites functionality with stylish trends trans-forming an old farm house to a slice of black timber magic.

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Farmhouse renovation in Melbourne
Glenn Murcutt and more: Renovating a 20th Century modernist property

Glenn Murcutt and more: Renovating a 20th Century modernist property

Glenn Murcutt is among Australia’s most acclaimed architects. Read about what he’s most known for as well as the importance of passive design.  

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Glenn Murcutt and more: Renovating a 20th Century modernist property

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