Home Trends 3307

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 home – or kitchen, or bathroom – you've always wanted, we’ve collected some of the latest design and product ideas in this issue of Trends.

The right cladding, design and landscaping makes maintenance easier down the track

When building a new home, don't just focus on functionality and aesthetics consider the time you will spend on upkeep too Read more

Millwater showhome has flowing living spaces and a sheltered al fresco dining area

Two living areas and a separated bedroom zone make this Sentinel Homes showhome ideal for family and entertaining Read more

High quality Italian flooring surfaces add value to your new home

Natural travertine from the hillsides of Italy and Italian wood floors were used to finish this upmarket Remuera residence they were sourced from Casa Italiana Read more

Curved corners throughout this kitchen give it a softer edge, while it still presents a very contemporary look

Key to the success of this new kitchen design is its organisation into five functional zones, including a dedicated coffee nook with cafe-style seating Read more

Colour creates a sense of personal space in these children's bedrooms

Three children, three bedrooms, three accent walls the right choice of Resene paints brings personality to these spaces Read more

New family home design is perfect for modern lifestyles

Timber cladding, concrete floors and wall-to-wall glass make this four-bedroom, two-bathroom Fowler Homes Southern Lakes home an ideal complement to its scenic setting Read more

Remodeled two-storey home has improved flow and increased natural light

The renovation and addition to a home with dark, cramped spaces results in open plan interiors and a new steel and glass extension at the back Read more

Modern addition design contrasts and complements heritage cottage

Ruby red brick gives way to vertical timber cladding in a modern extension to a 100-year-old home Read more

Mix of rich surfaces gives this bathroom the feel of a luxury retreat

The complementary tones of Neolith sheets, travertine wall tiles and a wood tile herringbone floor are off set by darker hues of Vanilla Noir Caesarstone in this master ensuite Read more

Award-winning home features exposed raw materials and a novel approach to layout

The primary structure of this new home consists of parallel precast concrete walls, fully glazed at each end and topped with a gabled roof Read more

Innovative appliances from global leader Midea now here in New Zealand

From state-of-the-art ovens, cooktops and rangehoods to fridges, freezers, washing machines and dryers all available from Midea Read more

New lean-to adds valuable space to this retro kitchen makeover

Panelled doors, traditional cabinetry pulls, a retro fridge and subway tiles are all in keeping with the age of the home in this kitchen renovation Read more

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