Trends Volume 32 No 5

While kitchens have almost universally become the functional hub of the home, there's still an opportunity for designers and owners to add their own touch when it comes to style – as illustrated by the kitchens we're featuring in this issue. We’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas to help you create the home, kitchen or bathroom you've always wanted.

Two new kitchens by designer Kira Gray are as different as their settings

A traditional kitchen with bling highlights and a funky, modern kitchen with pops of colour both feature hard-working Smeg appliances Read more

An inky black feature wall adds a dramatic touch to the light-filled living room in this Waiata showhome, by Landmark Homes

Part of the Resene Neutrals Collection, Resene Nero creates a near black contrast to Resene White Pointer in this showhome living room Read more

Two living spaces make this home a great place for family and for entertaining

A large family home the Milton Platinum by experts GJ Gardner features two living rooms, schist highlights and a two-tone designer kitchen Read more

Turn your backyard into a social hub with a concrete pool or spa

A steel-reinforced concrete swimming pool from Executive Pools is custom designed for your site and comes with a 15-year structural warranty Read more

An architectural concrete inground pool is an asset to your home

Auckland Inground pools creates custom concrete swimming pools and spas from the high-end to more modest budget options Read more

Durable, attractive floor surface protects and enhances indoor and outdoor areas

Cost effective and easy to lay, Permacolour Overlay is an enduring surface renovation solution that is flexible, with a high tensile strength, and is also resistant to water and chemicals Read more

Expand your home's outdoor living options with a swimming pool from Cascade Pools

For a swimming pool to suit your family's particular needs, Cascade Pool ticks all the boxes Read more

Turn your backyard into a social hub with a new swimming pool

Available in a variety of styles and colours throughout New Zealand, a Narellan fibreglass swimming pool can be installed in days Read more

Contemporary windows and doors complement the design of this new home

Windows and doors in this modern family home feature the bold, chunky profiles of Fairview System's Fairview Architectural series Read more

Upmarket coastal home evokes classic Cape Cod style features

Masonry built home with weatherboard cladding features wood shingle roof, circular windows, classic columns, extended eaves and detailed interiors Read more

Long narrow site suits owners' request for privacy in their new home

Garage with glazed back wall screens this West Coast contemporary from the street but at the rear it opens up to a landscaped yard and protected forest views Read more

Classical Italian bathroom design with modern accents

Traditional Italian look master suite combines archways, shiplap ceilings and exposed wood beams with modern glass pocket doors and an in-mirror television Read more






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