Putting on a new coat

A blend of whites and off-whites gives this kitchen a more spacious, contemporary air Read more

Heritage intact

A seamless link between old and new preserves the character of this traditional Queenslander Read more

Small change, big impact

A sliding shower door and lowered ceiling have expanded the appearance and functionality of this bathroom Read more

Upon reflection

This Colonial-era home is restored to its former glory but with contemporary references Read more

Welcome change

This century-old cottage has been transformed from a cramped maze of rooms into a free-flowing contemporary home Read more

Hot technology

Boasting energy efficiency and streamlined aesthetics, the clean-burning Rinnai Symmetry gas fire also creates a cosy living environment Read more

A stitch in time

Organising space at the design phase of your house has its benefits Read more

Fresh and pure

Healthy air is important in any refit a range of solutions is offered by Smooth-Air Products Read more

Drama unfolds

Looks can be deceiving behind this traditional villa facade lies a bold, contemporary interior with walls of glass and stairs of bronze Read more


Resene Residential Alterations and Additions Design Award Joint National WinnerBruce Banbury, Banbury Architects, Christchurch Mt Somers Lodge, Ashburton Read more

Out of the ordinary

With attractive fixtures and fittings, the smallest room in your house can make the strongest design statement. Kalessi Bathroomware specialises in innovative, high-quality products that don't cost the earth Read more

Design makes the difference

Now you see it, now you don't. This renovated kitchen features a pop-up appliance garage and a height-adjustable table-bartop Read more





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Homes Trends Vol. 34/4

Whether space for your new bathroom is generous or modest, you'll want to create a room that not only looks good but is also a breeze to use. And that often means working around restrictions of plumbing locations, the po... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/1

If you're designing a bathroom for a new home or renovating your existing one, you'll quickly discover how involved the process can be.It's not only the challenge of how to fit the different functional zones into the ofte... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 33/7

While we might all have ideas for the home design that we want, consulting a good architect or designer will also open us up to other design possibilities that we haven't thought of.To help get you started on creating the... Read more