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 often limited space available, but also the bewildering number of choices for the fittings, fixtures and materials required.

French Oak Floors provide a warm, classic backdrop in your home or work place

Classic, quiet, durable and always admired French Oak floors from Creative Flooring represent the créme de la créme of flooring fashion Read more

Expansive views and luxury finishes make this vacation home bathroom a place to relax and linger in

Full-height glazing in this contemporary master suite ensures lake views can be enjoyed from the freestanding tub or the double shower Read more

Private front facade gives way to openness and light at the rear of this new family home

This contemporary home plays with wall planes and ceiling heights to create a dynamic interior that optimises natural light penetration and spaciousness Read more

Want to sell your house? Home Staging is the way forward

Home Staging The Finishing Touch provides professional property styling to get the best sales results for both brand new and existing homes Read more

Spa-like master bathroom combines modern function with a classic feel

Large porcelain panels with the look of marble, a waterfall marble vanity top and a freestanding tub all evoke a luxurious feel in this bathroom in a restored heritage home Read more

Kitchen addition complements rather than competes with its wider environment

Minimalist cabinetry and a long island with seating for five feature in this natural-look kitchen with ample storage and a wealth of functionality Read more

6 powder room designs to wow your guests

The smallest room in the home can still pack a surprising design punch, as these dramatic powder rooms reflect Read more

New home makes the most of sun, views and an unusual feature of the site

Lichen draped on the branches of mature oak trees provides cues for the layout, design and materials in this ridgeline home Read more

Attractive sand-bagged brick facade and textured, pressed metal tile roof add to the street appeal of this Orewa showhome

With an intuitive flow of rooms, versatile living spaces and a wealth of dedicated storage, this Fowler Homes showhome is all about enjoyment of life Read more

Bathroom design is an individual response to owners' needs and lifestyle

It's on the ground floor at the front of the house yet natural light still floods into this master ensuite without compromising privacy Read more

Renovation and small addition makes home better suited to modern lifestyle

A small black box extension totally transforms the back of a 1930s brick townhouse, adding space, natural light and indoor-outdoor flow Read more

Townhouse bathroom includes concealed laundry entered via a hidden door

Slate tile flooring and matching wall tiles combine with a wood batten vanity and accent wall to give this bathroom a warm, natural appeal 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. 34/3

The design of our homes – new or renovated – should be an individualistic response to our lifestyle, family set-up and budget. But there are also common requirements we should all aim for – a balance of public and private... Read more

Home Trends Vol. 34/2

Placing the kitchen at the heart of a home is not just about creating a convenient zone for easy food preparation and eating meals.Just as important is the way it's seen as an attractive place where family can spend time ... Read more