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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.
Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on
Good lighting has the power to enhance your interiors – Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White explains how.
Planning an outdoor room
Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White applies her design principles to her garden and plans the outdoor room of her dreams.
Beat bugs with bug juice from Resene
Resene has a handy new product into store called Bug Juice. It’s new into the country but has been used for over 20 years in America. It kills crawling and flying insects on contact with treated surfaces inside or outside
Media room planning tips
Advances in technology and lower costs mean an environment dedicated to enjoying in-home entertainment is no longer something you only see in the movies. If the space is there, all that’s required is careful planning, professional advice and a little imagination.
Renovating homes built between the 1940s and 1960s
Many houses of this era have retained their appearance and character – strongly influenced by state housing – but modifications are often necessary and can make a real difference to the performance of the 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.
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.
Enhancing the indoor outdoor flow of your home
Windows are a fundamental and uniquely powerful design element of a home. They provide an intimate connection to the surrounding environment, allow light and warmth to stream in and control ventilation. They can also make a bold statement about your style and the way you live.
Few projects demonstrate the power of lighting as well as this Omanu house in the Bay of Plenty. Lighting is a tool that can set certain moods, add drama and ultimately turn your house into a welcoming home.
Bringing the indoors out
Outdoor rooms are a wonderful way of extending your living space. Here is how – with a little bit of planning – you can turn your garden or deck into a luxurious outside lounge.
Choosing the right windows and doors for indoor-outdoor flow
Windows and doors play a major role within any home. They provide indoor-outdoor flow, ventilation, light, safety, security, comfort and aesthetic style.
Replacing carpet with wooden flooring
Modern floor plans lean towards one floor covering throughout the living areas and hard flooring is the product of choice.
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.
Who should you talk to first when planning a renovation?
When undertaking any renovation project, the most important thing to consider is project management.
Tile grouting guide
Deciding what grout to use with your new tiles can be just as important as the selection of the tiles themselves.
1970’s Homes: Common Problems And Solutions
Solid bones of 1970’s homes make them the renovator's dream, but there are some things to look out for. Read more to find out about common features of 1970’s homes, problems, solutions and health risks.