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We may be a nation of DIYers, but unless you're an experienced renovator, creating an outdoor space can wind up costing more than you anticipate. For tips and tricks from the professionals, take a look at our articles.

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Transforming a disused power station into a home

Transforming a disused power station into a home

It once powered an entire city, but the Launceston Hydro-Electric Substation is now proving electric for an entirely different reason. 

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Transforming a disused power station into a home
Top 5 renovation pitfalls

Top 5 renovation pitfalls

Excited about planning your home renovation? These are the top 5 pitfalls you need to avoid to achieve your goal.

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Top 5 renovation pitfalls
Making the decision to renovate

Making the decision to renovate

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his findings about how couples make renovation and new kitchen decisions. 

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Making the decision to renovate
Renovating state houses

Renovating state houses

Renovating a typical state house -that piece of New Zealand history which any Kiwi will recognise- can be both a challenge and a rewarding experience.

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Renovating state houses
A contemporary farmhouse design

A contemporary farmhouse design

Nestled on the tip of Banks Peninsula in New Zealand’s idyllic surroundings, southern comfort takes over, showcasing a farmhouse that blends modern convenience with rusticity.

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A contemporary farmhouse design
Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Geraldton, WA renovation builders

Combining the facilities of a city with the relaxed lifestyle of a country town, Geraldton offers renovators the best of both worlds.

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Geraldton, WA renovation builders
An industrial apartment renovation

An industrial apartment renovation

It can only be described as raw, industrial Swedish genius; a vintage, industrial home in a former goldsmiths workshop, combining the idea of a Gucci flagship store, black heavy metal, with crispy white and soft concrete walls.

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An industrial apartment renovation
Reclaimed timber apartment renovation

Reclaimed timber apartment renovation

Driving this distinctive renovation, architect Ben Edwards was compelled by the philosophies of ‘perception and connection’.

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Reclaimed timber apartment renovation
Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover

Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover

Scandinavian touches and modern design elements give a tired West London abode a uniquely fresh, clean and elegant appearance whilst maintaining its original Victorian flair.

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Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover
Home renovation experiences

Home renovation experiences

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities. 

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Home renovation experiences
How to renovate a California bungalow

How to renovate a California bungalow

With their simple interior layout, loads of character and charm and large yards, California bungalows allow plenty of options for renovating and extending to suit modern family life.

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How to renovate a California bungalow
Melbourne terrace house renovation

Melbourne terrace house renovation

Terraced house meets high life in this marvellous makeover in Melbourne that focuses on functionality and flexibility.

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Melbourne terrace house renovation
A unique solution to a silver of land in London

A unique solution to a silver of land in London

It was curiously clever design, combined with engineering prowess which enabled an architecturally designed home to be built on a neglected sliver of land, wedged between two Victorian townhouses in London’s Maida Vale.

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A unique solution to a silver of land in London
Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

The largest city in the Australian Outback and the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has grown from humble beginnings to become a cosmopolitan centre with a character all its own.

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Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders
Renovating your rental

Renovating your rental

These are your realistic options if you’re dying to renovate or make some handy additions to your rental home. 

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Renovating your rental
Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft. 

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Ventilating your loft room

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