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Renovating your home is an opportunity to refresh, expand and renew. Here's all the inspiration, ideas and information you need to get started.
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Polished approach
If your home has an existing concrete floor slab, why not expose, sand and polish it for a completely contemporary look?
Slice of history
Restoration of a traditional shophouse recaptures its original character and charm, and creates a light-filled family home.
Marriage of styles
The original home was a modest Mid-century Modern. How do you double its size with a contemporary addition that still respects the past?
Love wood floors? Why stop there?
This major renovation places a strong emphasis on natural materials and sustainability. The wrap-around wall and ceiling feature was made from recycled wood freed up by the refit.
Boxing on
Cladding at the back of this renovated Victorian double brick house reflects both old and new – brick on the ground level and a metal clad faceted cube for the first floor bedroom addition.
Heritage elegance – a house of rooms
Love that heritage building but unsure whether it could ever be fit for modern purpose? Here is some elegant inspiration


How to transform your living space in 7 easy steps

Dakota Murphey has put together a step-by-step guide to help you get rid of the old and bring in the new in your living room

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How to update your kitchen without spending a fortune

Forget replacing cabinets and tearing up the floors – with a few small changes, you can make your kitchen feel like new

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Style & sustainability
A cast-in-situ concrete wall with all imperfections retained offers a rugged counterpart to polished concrete floors – which also acts as a heat sink, soaking up the day’s rays and releasing warmth ba...
Is it old? Or is it new?
Instead of pulling down a dated 1970s home and starting again, the owners preferred the more sustainable option of redeveloping it and making the most of its good points


Row house remodel opens up a loft-style living area
It started out as an unattractive dark row house, with narrow stairs and small compartmentalised rooms. Now it's a spectacular, light-filled home, open to incredible city views.
Creative Arch – Winner – 2019 TIDA New Zealand Renovation of the Year


Home Trends Vol. 35/5
We're spoilt for choice these days when it comes to selecting the key materials available for building a new home – concrete, weatherboard, brick, stone, timber are just some of the options. And the t...


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