Living spaces extend outdoors
Living spaces extend outdoors

Good outdoor furniture can move your living spaces outside, writes Carol Bucknell.

Design & build: Pile on the comfort
Design & build: Pile on the comfort

Carpet makes it feel like a home.

Design & Build: Episode 13
video Design & Build: Episode 13

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

Design & build: Watertight and not a moment too soon
Design & build: Watertight and not a moment too soon

After a long wait, work can begin again.

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Design & build: Harnessing nature
Design & build: Harnessing nature

Unexpected delays turn out to be bonus in disguise for landscaping.

Design & build: Curtains, blinds or a bit of both?

What you put on your windows adds comfort and privacy without a loss of view.

Design & build: Dream builders

Saying goodbye is like losing a family member.

Design & build: All decked out

Three decks will bring the outdoors in.

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

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

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

Paint job is always a winner

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

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
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

Don’t panic, Auckland can be fixed. Greg Dixon talks to the author of a new book on New Zealand urban design about the 10…

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: In the comfort zone
Design & build: In the comfort zone

Temperature is crucial to a comfy home.

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