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Issue 006



Issue 006


In this issue of Renovate magazine, you will read about:

From the roof top

When it comes to adding the crowning glory to your new house or replacing a tired cap on your treasured home, there are some critical roofing decisions to be made that include performance and cost.

Case study: Space, lots of space

An extreme makeover turns a cramped and impractical country house into a spacious home for a family of six. It’s a Kiwi lifestyle dream come true.

Planning your renovation

Are you looking to buy a do-upper to transform into your dream home? Or have you been living in your house for a while and are ready to make some alterations? Here are the key steps that will help you plan your renovation and create the home you want.

Adding value to your home

Whether you plan on living in your home for years to come or are working on a doer-upper to sell on soon – here are the key renovations that can increase the value of your house, along with approximate costs.*

Fabulous floors

A fabulous floor can add style and value to your home. Here’s our guide to making your floor a feature to be proud of.

Case study: Growth spurt

A head to toe makeover – along with a clever extension – transforms a tired, but cherished house into a modern home that meets the needs of its growing family.

Winter warm up

Keeping your home healthy and warm during the colder months requires careful preparation. Put insulation and heating in place well ahead of time to ensure your home is nice and snug.

Case study: Easy living

A refurbishment of a tired Greenlane townhouse creates the perfect easy care
home for a busy urban family.

Light it up

Turn your outdoor area into a safe and welcoming night-time wonderland with carefully chosen lighting.

Dedicated to entertainment

Advances in technology and lower costs mean an environment dedicated to enjoying in-home entertainment is no longer something you only see in the movies. If the space is there, all that’s required is careful planning, professional advice and a little imagination.

Our favourite teapots

It’s teatime! Whether you prefer your ritual cup of tea for breakfast, high tea or later in the day – spice up your brew with one of these colourful teapots.

Our favourite armchairs

Sit back and relax in one of our favourite armchairs. From ultra modern through to classic, we’ve compiled a selection of the most comfy and cosy pieces.