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5 Clever Landscape Designs That Transformed Tricky Sites (13 photos)

When wanting to renovate an outdoor space, homeowners are often faced with existing – and sometimes undesirable – features that can make it nearly impossible or prohibitively expensive to change. In the following five projects, skilful landscape designers created design assets from site challenges, such...

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What Should I Do... If I Suspect My Home Has Asbestos? (10 photos)

We all know that breathing in asbestos dust can be deadly. But it might surprise you to learn that this potentially dangerous building material is still present in the walls, roofs or floors of nearly one in two Australian homes, according to Karen Banton, founder of the Bernie...

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How Do I... Choose a Shower? (11 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and garden questions. Here, Daniela Santilli, marketing manager at Reece, provides some helpful buying tips for selecting the right shower for your...

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How to Repair and Maintain Sash Windows (16 photos)

Sash windows are the beating heart of any period home. They come in a range of styles and configurations and when they go wrong, they demand an eye for detail and an expert hand. From upgrading cords to fitting new sections, here’s what to consider if you need to restore yours.

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Picture Perfect: 36 Lush Indoor-Outdoor Bathrooms (38 photos)

As the weather warms up, we no longer emerge shivering from steamy showers or soaks in the tub. Instead, we throw open windows and doors to shrug off the heat and humidity, and seek out cooling breezes to stop the sweats. Here are 36 lush inside-outside bathrooms that...

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5 Tile Trends We're Loving for 2019 (11 photos)

Need to choose tiles for your new bathroom or kitchen reno? If so, you won’t want to miss this – Vanessa Thompson, strategic designer at Beaumont Tiles, reports back on the hottest tile colours, finishes and formats...

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7 Essential Features for a Well-Designed Kitchen (8 photos)

When planning a new kitchen the layout is, of course, key to making the space work efficiently. But as well as the position of your working areas, there are a few more essential elements to think about. Take a look at this checklist to ensure you’ve ticked off the important features that are non-negotiable...

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9 Ideas for Designing a Navy Blue Living Room (11 photos)

Deep hues can work wonders in a living room to create a snug, inviting feel, and navy blue is a stylish choice. Use it as a backdrop for bold colour and pattern, or complement it with soft neutrals for a space that looks warm and harmonious. Check out these nine navy colour schemes for inspiration on...

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How Do I... Choose Stylish, Affordable Homewares? (8 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and garden questions. Here, Monique Yallouris, category manager for About Home at Big W, shares her top tips for navigating your way through the swathes of designs at your favourite chain stores...

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Top 10 Things to Do in the Garden in December (10 photos)

Eating, drinking and chilling outside is what summer is all about. Make that experience a lot more enjoyable by freshening up outdoor spaces and giving your plants plenty of food and water so they look lush and healthy during the hot days ahead. And, if you’re going away for Christmas don’t forget to...

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Your Say: NZ's 20 Favourite Bathrooms of 2018 (21 photos)

The Kiwis have spoken. New Zealand Houzzers have saved these bathroom photos into their ideabooks more than any others. The bathrooms are in homes located as far away as Sweden and as close by as Auckland. Can you notice any style trends? Identifying features you love is a great step towards creating...

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How Do I... Create a Pet-Friendly Garden? (7 photos)

In this practical series, we ask experts to answer your burning home and garden questions. Here, Angie Thomas, horticultural consultant to Yates, shares her top tactics for creating a garden that’s safe and enjoyable for your pets....

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