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 together, or visitors or guests can gather.
So what are the important aspects of the design that turn it into a social hub?
Sun, shade or shelter – whatever the weather versatile concertina Sky Louvres, invented by Johnson and Couzins, are the stylish way to transform your outdoor environment instantly Read more
The raw, fair-face concrete wall experienced on the approach to this home belies the openness and transparency found on the other side of the home Read more
Comprehensive renovation creates a modern-functioning home with all the character of a grand historic villa
Reworked villa has a wealth of classic detail combined with a modern, flowing layout and everything else you need for a relaxed, uncluttered family lifestyle Read more
Multi-level sandstone home includes top-floor glazed living pavilion with expansive terrace to capture spectacular city and harbour views Read more
With generous sea views and the warmth of wood in the living areas, this renovation features a balancing palette of Resene paints Read more
This kitchen downplays its functionality, letting sculptural forms and materials draw the eye Read more
Modern elements combine with an old world-look wall finish to tie to both original and new parts in a renovated and expanded home Read more
Master ensuite in contemporary rear addition to historic home celebrates the new along with quiet nods to the past
Wood-look porcelain panels and a custom mosaic tile floor provide the backdrop to this light-filled contemporary bathroom with traditional accents Read more
Extending the length of the existing bathroom provided space for a sculptural tub and a level walk-in shower in this beach house bathroom renovation Read more
Transparent pricing, realistic timelines, stand-out homes and a warm, friendly approach to business – this is Sentinel Homes Tauranga Read more
Whether it’s a popular design tweaked to taste, or a home built from fresh plans, GJ Gardner has the experience to get it right Read more
Layout, size and scale, selection of materials and references to the past all contribute to a kitchen design that’s far from predictable Read more