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Your home is a reflection of who you are. But building a new house on your property is a major project. Don’t worry – we’ve got all the ideas and advice you to help with your plans

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Fire reimagined
A welcoming frameless fire with driftwood aglow – gas fires really have come a long way and the Linear Gas Fire is a warming case in point.
Heated floors – three key reasons why
It's that simple – so if you want to warm your home efficiently and economically heated floors provide a healthy, cosy solution for your family – and affordable heating bills.
Enjoy in winter, protect in summer – plan your outdoor room now!
We’ve just had the shortest day here in NZ, signifying the middle of winter. However, soon the evenings will slowly get lighter earlier and our thoughts will turn to bbqs and opening up our homes to t...
Bringing Design to life by Landmark Homes
When it comes to taking the first step towards a new home for your family – well, there's dreaming and there's acting. Order your free Look Book now from Landmark Homes, to get inspired and book a cof...
House of secret gardens

The look and sound of water, scent of earth, the splendor of framed gardens, play of light and shadow – this home is all about experiencing nature See more

Diary of a renovation: Volume three

Ever wondered what the renovation process is like for a designer? Katie Scott from Stick+Stone Design brings us the third instalment on her diarised progress of her own villa renovation. See more

Finding a home you love the easy way

Auckland may be stretched, but there are  extremely nice, affordable houses available in South Auckland. The right real estate agent will make sourcing them an easy, relaxed experience. 

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Classic response

We know Classic Style when see it – whether it's a Classic car, Classic black dress or Classic chair. But how do you give your home a Classic interior? Interior designer Angelique Armstrong gives advice on creating an interior with lasting qualities. See more

Warming the sole

Choosing the right heating system for your home can make a world of a difference and is especially important in rooms like bedrooms. Undercarpet heating is the ideal solution for small and medium-sized bedrooms: it’s easy and quick to install, and it has several other benefits.

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Greener than it looks

This pool is blue in colour but green in terms of maintenance and heating. Times have changed and today's sustainable, affordable, low-upkeep, low-chemical systems benefit your wallet and also our planet. See more

Sports mad?

A TigerTurf MultiPlay court at home is an investment for all the family, regardless of age or skill set. This outdoor feature creates the scene for leisure, fitness, sporting development and family fun. 

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Closed, opened, retracted

Louvretec’s Retractable Opening Roof gives you even more control of your outdoor area

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Propeller driven

Don't be square – the propeller or Y-shaped design of this home reduces the scale of the building and gives access to sweeping valley views from nearly every room See more

Want a green home but can't afford it? Think again

Daniel Casas, owner of Casas Design, offers a professional perspective on designing a house that’s kind to the planet, your energy bills and your build price. See more


Strategising for energy efficiency
Does energy efficiency work as afterthought? Not really. This professional perspective from architect Max Capocaccia of MC Architecture Studio outlines the importance of strategising for things like e...
Gardens aren't just for summer
Your garden might not always get enough love over the cooler months. However, with the right care and attention, you might just make this winter different.
Second to none
Clifftop apartment combines unbeatable harbour views with open plan luxury interiors.
Shape shifter
How can architecture go beyond just dictating the building form and materiality to co-exist with nature? The architect of this home takes a more holistic approach.


Cutting down on pool chemicals
For the health of you and your family, it's best to reduce the presence of chemicals as much as possible. Here's one way to reduce chemical usage in your home's pool
Open advantage
To accomodate their large family who visit frequently, this retired couple extended their home to create an outdoor room – and couldn't be happier with the results.
New roof over old
Re-roofing stands as one of the most daunting home reno projects. Now, Ross Roof Group can cover an existing roof, so there is no weather concern stalling your re-roofing and protection of your home.
Triple Cone
Looking out on New Zealand's iconic skifield, this house has a few steep peaks and rock faces of its own. See how this savvy design makes life easy for its occupants.


International Winners
See the best of the best – our 2018 TIDA international Home, Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year winners.


Open to the future

Time to downsize? This low maintenance beachside home is designed to be the ideal home for a retired couple. See more

Ready, set, glow

Allied Concrete's Ready Glow can be used to add unique design elements and introduces a functioning, self powering renewable light source for any type of decorative concrete application. 

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A step up

Want to give the different areas in your open plan  interior some separation – but not with walls? Stairs rather than walls delineate the raised kitchen and family dining area from the more formal areas in this new home. The travertine steps are underlit, giving them even greater definition. More Interior design ideas

Endless summer

Love your outdoor room? But less so in winter? The stylish Warmtech Moderno carbon infrared outdoor heater makes your al fresco space a summer space year round.  See more


Volume 34 No 6
Discover great home, kitchen and bathroom design ideas in the latest issue of Trends.


Venice House by architect Nils Finne

The Venice House creates a garden sanctuary in the visually chaotic Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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