Design & build: Episode 12
video Design & build: Episode 12

The Block NZ 2012 winner Ben Crawford and his girlfriend Kylie are building their dream home. Share their proud moments…

Design & build: Sliding doors make mark
Design & build: Sliding doors make mark

A must-have feature has finally arrived.

Bella Katz: The ugly side of design in Australia
Bella Katz: The ugly side of design in Australia

Australian intellectual property laws are more lenient than those of Europe and the US, causing problems for NZ designers…

Design & build: Tick tock, tick tock
Design & build: Tick tock, tick tock

Sanding and painting are sure signs they're on the home stretch.

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Paint job is always a winner
Paint job is always a winner

In the booming Auckland property market, most money put into renovations will add to a house's value…

Gardening: Hot spot for great outdoors

Outdoor fireplaces are fast becoming essential fixtures in contemporary gardens and it's not hard to see why. Gardens these…

Design & build: Putting the smarts in a smart home

Tailor your home to your electrical needs.

15 ways to spruce up your home

Give your home a new look for winter with black, white, a dash of colour and added whimsy.

10 ways to a liveable Auckland
10 ways to a liveable Auckland

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban…

The seven deadly sins of decor

No one loves a dull home. Kirsten Matthew talks to four experts to find out how to avoid the seven biggest pitfalls of interior…

Prefab homes get green tick

Prefabricated homes offering up to 15 per cent reductions in building costs are gaining a powerful boost from a green think-tank…

Design & build: Two become one

The house has come together over the past couple of weeks, literally.

Design & build: Climbing our own stairway to heaven
Design & build: Climbing our own stairway to heaven

Luckily, Kylie and I share very similar tastes when it comes to architecture and interior design. If…

Design & build: Let the painting begin

Brushes and rollers are ready for action.

More women doing DIY

The Kiwi bloke is a key part of NZ's collective self ideal, but new research shows it is now almost as likely to be his…

Design & build: An automatic home

Control heating and lighting with your phone.

More Kiwis opt to renovate
More Kiwis opt to renovate

Home renovating has become a $1.5b boom industry as a growing number of house owners turn their backs…

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