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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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Top interior design tips for the home office

Top interior design tips for the home office

Whether you work from home or simply want a place where you can focus on your projects, a home office gives you a space you can dedicate to whatever your heart desires.

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Top interior design tips for the home office
Renovating a Queenslander home

Renovating a Queenslander home

So you’ve found your dream home. It’s a Queenslander-style home with a large sprawling verandah, timber stairs and ornate decoration. What should you do next?

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Renovating a Queenslander home
Renovating terrace homes

Renovating terrace homes

The distinctive long and narrow architectural layout of a terrace home will always face the challenge of becoming a spacious, open-plan and welcoming space that feels light and bright for family living. We take a look at some popular home renovations for terrace homes.

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Renovating terrace homes
Rodney renovation builders

Rodney renovation builders

It has been said that New Zealand’s weather is a bit like experiencing four seasons in one day (thanks, Crowded House). While the weather metaphor might not be accurate, the diversity one is when it comes to renovating in the Rodney district.

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Rodney renovation builders
The A to Z of financial knowledge

The A to Z of financial knowledge

Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, highlights how most money blunders can be avoided by learning about financial matters early on – it’s as easy as ABC.

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The A to Z of financial knowledge
Sydney Terrace Home Transformation

Sydney Terrace Home Transformation

Creating multi-functional spaces and visual connection to the outdoors, were two main driving factors in Architect Jodie Niven Choi's game plan to convert her family's Darlinghurst Terrace heritage home in Sydney. Jodie decided to increase the floor space and make sure all living space was used efficient not forgetting opening the house to light.

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Sydney Terrace Home Transformation
Manawatu renovation builders

Manawatu renovation builders

With affordable living, short commute times, a prestigious university and exceptional recreational opportunities, the Manawatu is fast becoming an attractive prospect for those seeking a relaxed family lifestyle. As a result, many Manawatu towns have caught the renovation bug.

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Manawatu renovation builders
Is wallpaper right for your room?

Is wallpaper right for your room?

Is it background or foreground, art or decoration, vulgar or respectable, a substitute, or the real thing, questions Donna White.

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Is wallpaper right for your room?
Balanced ventilation systems in New Zealand

Balanced ventilation systems in New Zealand

Hamish Aitken, Managing Director of Premier Insulation, answers how you can get fresh air into your house without opening lots of windows and losing valuable heat.

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Balanced ventilation systems in New Zealand
Get smooth industrial sliding doors

Get smooth industrial sliding doors

Architecturally designed, the Brio Open Rail range is a collection of exposed rail systems, referencing industrial style with modern, minimalist appeal.

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Get smooth industrial sliding doors
Future-proof your kitchen

Future-proof your kitchen

With more homeowners planning to ‘age in place’, the focus is increasingly on the best way to ensure convenience, comfort and safety as we look to the future. Here are some tips and advice on future-proof design when renovating your kitchen.

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Future-proof your kitchen
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices, extensions and even complete homes! In this artcicle, we'll look at why this modular structure has gained so much popularity and what the true cost of building a container home is likely to be. 

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How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
Natural concrete finishes

Natural concrete finishes

If you have exposed concrete floors or walls – here are some finishes that make it easy to enhance the natural look of your concrete.

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Natural concrete finishes
A tough tablet for renovations

A tough tablet for renovations

Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for New Zealand’s toughest environments.

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A tough tablet for renovations
Is your house properly covered?

Is your house properly covered?

With all the changes to house insurance, you may be wondering whether you’re property is covered.

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Is your house properly covered?
Bringing more natural light into the home with skylights and solatube

Bringing more natural light into the home with skylights and solatube

The importance of daylight in the home cannot be overstated. Explore different options to bring more natural light into the home.

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Bringing more natural light into the home with skylights and solatube

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