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Essential renovation do's and don'ts

About to embark on a home renovation? We've asked Shelley Brockliss, design manager from Yellowfox, what you should and shouldn't ...

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Renovation Top tips

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What's the most effective way to heat your home?

From fireplaces to underfloor heating, we’ve covered the most popular forms of home heating in this helpful guide.

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New Home Heating

Strategising for energy efficiency

Does energy efficiency work as afterthought? Not really. This professional perspective from architect Max Capocaccia of MC Archite...

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New Home Top tips

Open, closed, and now retracted, too

Louvretec’s next generation (and cleverest) Opening Roof style is the all new range of Retractable Opening roofs. Providing you wi...

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New Home Roofing Outdoor Living Renovation

Clear desk – clear mind

Keeping your office clean and clutter-free can be a job in itself! But worry not – we've got some tips to help keep your working s...

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Interiors Office

4 tips to maximise space in a small apartment

Living in a smaller space shouldn't cramp your style. Here are 4 tips to help you make your apartment feel infinitely more spaciou...

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Interiors Apartments Top tips

Kitchen

Top 10 consumer fears when renovating a kitchen

Need a new kitchen? Don't do anything until you've read this list of 10 things you could get wrong

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Kitchen

The art of choosing appliances

To help you fit out your kitchen with the right appliances, we’ve put together a list of six things to keep in mind

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Kitchen Appliances

Gas, electric, induction? Which cooktop should yo...

Six top designers reveal which cooktop is currently in their kitchen – and whether they'd change if they were planning a new kitch...

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Kitchen Top tips

Is kitchen planning in a rut? And are we ready for...

Top kitchen designer Melanie Craig gives her thoughts on where we might be heading

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The kitchen of the future?

He's been at the forefront of kitchen design since the 1980s – so where does renowned British designer, author and educator, Johnn...

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Kitchen

Kitchen layouts – which one is for you?

Galley, island, peninsular – just the design names can be confusing. Which kitchen style sizzles for you?

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Kitchen Benchtops Cabinetry

Washing your hands of poor functionality?

Despite the eye-catching aesthetic, this kitchen is built around functionality – for instance, a second sink was added at the rear...

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Sinks & Taps

A turn for the better

Turning the rear benchtop of this kitchen up the wall added design interest and provided for a handy display ledge, complete with ...

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Bathroom

5 fabulous floating vanities

An instant sense of space is just one advantage of a floating vanity. Here are 5 examples of great hang-outs to get you started.

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Bathroom Vanities & Accessories Top tips

4 Clever Ways to Curate a Luxury Bathroom

Planning a bathroom update …or just looking for ideas and inspiration? Here's how to create a luxury bathroom that meets your ever...

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Bathroom Top tips

Double duty

A combination of fixed showerhead and an adjustable sliding rack fitting provides a variety of showering options in this spacious ...

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Bathroom Basin & Taps

Are you thinking of renovating your bathroom?

If you've been mulling over a bathroom renovation, take a look at this article for some key things to keep in mind

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Bathroom Renovation

6 Ways to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Luxury Home Sp...

There are many great and easy ways to spruce up your own bathroom and turn it into a luxury home spa.

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Bathroom Top tips

Interiors

Tips for choosing the right rug

Where do you start when you're choosing a rug? These tips from interior specialist nood will help you find the rug that works best...

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Flooring Interiors

6 ways to add colour into a neutral interior

Have you joined the minimalist movement, only to find that your home has lost its personality? Don’t worry, a few pops of subtle c...

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8 bedroom hacks that will help you get through win...

Looking to liven up your living space this Winter? You are not alone! Every year the cold season can make your property feel gloom...

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Interiors Bedrooms

What window coverings will best help you stay warm...

Consumer NZ’s latest test of window coverings finds installing well-fitted curtains and blinds will go a long way towards keeping ...

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Heating Interiors

Make it personal

Warm, cool, inviting, or atmospheric – a deft choice of colour has a major impact on your project

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New Home Paint & Wallpaper

Designer digs

Having an interior designer is always a good idea to make a space look and feel great, but it's not always possible to make a real...

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Paint & Wallpaper Interiors Top tips

Outdoor living

How green is your grass?

5 reasons your lawn might not look as good as you want It to – and what you can do to fix it.

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Outdoor Living Landscaping Top tips

How to turn your garden into a work of art

With a wide variety of choices and easy DIY ideas, you no longer need to rely on nurseries alone to electrify your garden

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New Home Outdoor Living Landscaping Renovation

5 simple ways to care for your garden during winte...

Your garden might not get enough love over the cooler months. But with the right care, you can keep your landscape thriving throug...

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Outdoor Living Landscaping

What trees to plant in a small garden

Don't let a lack of space hold you back – you can still have a thriving garden. Keep reading for some tips to make the best of you...

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Outdoor Living Landscaping

Renovation

How to update your kitchen without spending a fort...

Forget replacing cabinets and tearing up the floors – with a few small changes, you can make your kitchen feel like new

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Kitchen Top tips

Want a green home but can't afford it? Think again

Daniel Casas, owner of Casas Design, offers a professional perspective on designing a house that’s kind to the planet, your energ...

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Open advantage

To accomodate their large family who visit frequently, this retired couple extended their home to create an outdoor room – and cou...

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New Home Roofing Outdoor Living Renovation Top tips

Essential renovation do's and don'ts

About to embark on a home renovation? We've asked Shelley Brockliss, design manager from Yellowfox, what you should and shouldn't ...

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Renovation Top tips

3 jobs you should do around the house this winter

Are you itching to spruce up your home during the winter months, but are unsure of where to start? Keep reading, we've got you cov...

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