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Impressive outdoor spaces

With a huge section, a swimming pool and a neighbouring tennis court, Kim and Brendan Wilson’s home in Te Puke was always meant to entertain a crowd. But... Keep reading »

Creating a kitchen on a shoestring

Very few kitchen projects don’t have a budget; it’s the size of the budget that varies widely. Kitchens in New Zealand can range from $5,000... Keep reading »

Connecting past & present

It’s hard to let go of a home you love, so when Jimmy and Charlie Dow decided to start again on their beachside section, they found a special way... Keep reading »

Jump right in

Nothing says ‘family time’ like a swimming pool in your own backyard. And with three kids under five, Welcome Bay couple Danielle and Rodney... Keep reading »

Unusual choices create an exceptional result

Minimal maintenance and maximum views were the two goals Bureta couple Pete and Amanda Farrell wanted to achieve when building their new home. The challenge... Keep reading »

The right kind of Reno

Renovating to ‘Sell or Stay’. Is it really any different? I would say yes and no, as the budget is always the main factor for either project.... Keep reading »

Key considerations when choosing timber flooring

Timber flooring is a wonderful investment to add to your home, its natural beauty can act as the foundation for the look and feel of your interior, while... Keep reading »

Small details create big impression

Kitchen sculleries, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms are enviable additions to any home – but one Avenues couple has taken these spaces to... Keep reading »

Jill and Chris Doms love the beach

So much so, that when they renovated their Welcome Bay home, Chris edged it with a Pilot Bay-inspired timber boardwalk. The pine decking wraps snugly... Keep reading »

A fabulous facelift

Kym and Adrian bought their Welcome Bay home just over five years ago. The character of the 1950s stucco house with its old wooden floorboards, along with... Keep reading »

The only way is up!

When Roy and Anne Cooper decided their cosy, three-bedroomed home overlooking the rolling greens of Mount Maunganui Golf Course was too small for them,... Keep reading »

A terraced transformation

In the early 1980s, Phil and Colleen Bowyer bought a steep-sloped section at Waihi Beach. With panoramic views of the coastline and its rural backdrop,... Keep reading »

Romantic Rome meets Tropical Thailand

Stepping out onto the patio of Janelle and Brendan’s Pyes Pa home, you could be forgiven for thinking you have arrived at an island resort. An inviting,... Keep reading »

Living large at the beach

A modest-sized section doesn’t have to stop you from living large. Tauranga’s Cullen Keiser Architecture and Project Builders Ltd proved this... Keep reading »