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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 »

Dining 1950’s-style

But for Heather Auld of Welcome Bay, the retro caravans on display provided just the inspiration she needed for her kitchen and laundry renovation. Heather... Keep reading »

A farmhouse brought back to life

The 1970/80s-decorated, four-bedroom home has retained its charming farmhouse character, but key areas have been stripped back, modernised and brightened... Keep reading »

Renovating with an iPhone

Capturing images of mostly nature and scenery on her iPhone, and turning them into mesmerising pieces using apps, the results have enthralled her social... Keep reading »

A self-built hexagonal cottage

But when his 17-year-old grandson Cole Gibbs requested a sleep-out, the vision morphed into something with a few more sides and angles to it. Today,... Keep reading »

A bathroom of its time

From the French newspaper wallpaper, to the ornate rosewood sideboard with recycled basin, to the brass taps and light fittings, it looks and feels like... Keep reading »

When classic meets contemporary

The house, built in 1914 and then purchased by Vanessa’s grandparents, holds a special place in her heart. Growing up with fond memories of the then... Keep reading »

Making the most of small spaces

After all, we’re frequently told that smaller rooms should be painted with light colours. But Resene colour consultant Nikki Morris says you needn’t... Keep reading »

Retirees’ renovation project

With plenty of time on their hands, a home renovation seemed like a great way to truly make a home their own. Neil and Susan purchased their 1960s Judea... Keep reading »

Dream team for the dream home - Part 2

From the moment Rob and Hayley Larman  moved into their architecturally-designed house it felt like home.“I think it’s because we’ve... Keep reading »