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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A tough tablet for renovations
Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for New Zealand’s toughest environments.
Is your house properly covered?
With all the changes to house insurance, you may be wondering whether you’re property is covered.
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.