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TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – Higham Architecture

The TIDA NZ 2017 Designer renovation winner

TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – ceiling, countertop, estate, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, property, real estate, room, wood, wood flooring, brown, gray
TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – Higham Architecture

Watch the videoAbout the project: The client brief for this major renovation of a typical late 1950s weatherboard bungalow required the designer to stay within the existing 119sq m footprint.

While the original house had good bones, the layout of the rooms was disjointed, with little regard for the sun or flow to outdoor living.


TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – ceiling, countertop, estate, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, property, real estate, room, wood, wood flooring, brown, gray
TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – Higham Architecture

Higham Architecture removed a number of existing internal walls to create a more open plan living space, but it was the relocation of the kitchen that was key to the success of the project.

The TIDA judges also noted the emphasis on being environmentally and ethically responsible in the selection of products and materials – applying the principles of Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Upcycle.

TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – ceiling, countertop, estate, flooring, hardwood, interior design, kitchen, property, real estate, room, wood, wood flooring, brown, gray
TIDA NZ 2017 – Designer renovation winner – Higham Architecture

This approach, plus the clever use of space throughout, has transformed a modest, unassuming home into one that fully caters for modern living and a young family.

11 Oct, 2017

For more than 30 years, Trends has promoted great home design ideas through its print, digital and online media.The Trends International Design Awards – TIDAs – take that involvement to the next level with the search for the best kitchens, bathrooms and homes across a number of the countries where Trends has a presence.


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