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Contemporary courtyard - a space for family

With a hectare of land to take care of, creating a low maintenance outdoor living area for their new pool was a top priority for Kay and Ross Abernethy... Keep reading »



A bold monochromatic vision

A black and white colour scheme can exude drama, elegance and simplicity all at once. Liz and Vinnie Smith have used this timeless combination throughout... Keep reading »



Home-grown timber build

Often when we move to a new home, we wish we could take a piece of the property we have left behind with us. That’s exactly what Viv Barr did in... Keep reading »



From bare land to grand living

When a large section for sale, covered in gorse and blackberries, caught Michaela Bowden-Martin’s eye on the internet back in 2015 she knew she’d... Keep reading »



How to afford a new kitchen or bathroom

It’s common knowledge that kitchens and bathrooms are amongst the fastest ways to add value to your home. But, let’s get real. Doing home... Keep reading »



Impressive outdoor spaces

With a huge section, a swimming pool and a neighbouring tennis court, Kim and Brendan Wilson’s home in Te Puke was always meant to entertain a crowd. But... Keep reading »



Creating a kitchen on a shoestring

Very few kitchen projects don’t have a budget; it’s the size of the budget that varies widely. Kitchens in New Zealand can range from $5,000... Keep reading »



Connecting past & present

It’s hard to let go of a home you love, so when Jimmy and Charlie Dow decided to start again on their beachside section, they found a special way... Keep reading »



Jump right in

Nothing says ‘family time’ like a swimming pool in your own backyard. And with three kids under five, Welcome Bay couple Danielle and Rodney... Keep reading »



Unusual choices create an exceptional result

Minimal maintenance and maximum views were the two goals Bureta couple Pete and Amanda Farrell wanted to achieve when building their new home. The challenge... Keep reading »



The right kind of Reno

Renovating to ‘Sell or Stay’. Is it really any different? I would say yes and no, as the budget is always the main factor for either project.... Keep reading »



Key considerations when choosing timber flooring

Timber flooring is a wonderful investment to add to your home, its natural beauty can act as the foundation for the look and feel of your interior, while... Keep reading »



Small details create big impression

Kitchen sculleries, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms are enviable additions to any home – but one Avenues couple has taken these spaces to... Keep reading »