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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 »



Good design is natural

Light in layers - use a combination of ambient and general lighting to provide light throughout a room; add task lighting where extra light is required... 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 »



Simply superb Spring styling

Summer bedroom design tips Looking to add a seasonal touch to your bedroom? Don’t miss these incredibly simple bedroom decorating ideas for... Keep reading »



Go ahead and express yourself

If you desire a truly unique, individual look in your home, then wallpaper is the way to go. It comes in a huge variety of styles – from stripes... Keep reading »