Strategising for energy efficiency
Does energy efficiency work as afterthought? Not really. This professional perspective from architect Max Capocaccia of MC Architecture Studio outlines the importance of strategising for things like e...
Open, closed, and now retracted, too
Louvretec’s next generation (and cleverest) Opening Roof style is the all new range of Retractable Opening roofs. Providing you with the features of an original Opening Roof concept, but with the adde...
4 tips to maximise space in a small apartment
Living in a smaller space shouldn't cramp your style. Here are 4 tips to help you make your apartment feel infinitely more spacious – and stylish
Gas, electric, induction? Which cooktop should you choose?
Six top designers reveal which cooktop is currently in their kitchen – and whether they'd change if they were planning a new kitchen for themselves today
Washing your hands of poor functionality?
Despite the eye-catching aesthetic, this kitchen is built around functionality – for instance, a second sink was added at the rear of the kitchen, near the back door, as a convenient place to wash you...
A splash of colour goes a long way
Have you joined the minimalist movement, only to find that your home has lost its personality? Don’t give up hope. A pop of colour could be the quick fix you’re looking for!
8 bedroom hacks that will help you get through winter
Looking to liven up your living space this Winter? You are not alone! Every year the cold season can make your property feel gloomy and uninviting. But that doesn’t mean your home needs to fall into h...
What window coverings will best help you stay warm this winter?
Consumer NZ’s latest test of window coverings finds installing well-fitted curtains and blinds will go a long way towards keeping heat inside your home
Having an interior designer is always a good idea to make a space look and feel great, but it's not always possible to make a reality. Here are some ways to make your home look like it's been touched ...
Ready, set, glow
Allied Concrete's Ready Glow can be used to add unique design elements and adds a functioning, self powering renewable light source for any type of decorative concrete application
What trees to plant in a small garden
Don't let a lack of space hold you back – you can still have a thriving garden. Keep reading for some tips to make the best of your smaller outdoor space
Want a green home but can't afford it? Think again
Daniel Casas, owner of Casas Design, offers a professional perspective on designing a house that’s kind to the planet, your energy bills and your build price.