Perfect painting

23-Nov-2016 11:41:08 Share this:

There’s no doubt about it, most Kiwis love DIY, and there aren’t many more satisfying feelings than finishing off a project at home. When it comes to painting, here Resene off some top tips you’ll need for a professional job.


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Topics: DIY, Advice, House of Inspiration

Deck the halls ...

23-Nov-2016 10:56:24 Share this:

Christmas starts here. Decorating your home – inside and out – is often the first step most of us take in embracing the festive season. Whether you’re keeping it strictly minimalist or going to full sparkly, outdoor extravaganza, here’s some ideas to get you started – and for putting a Kiwi spin on things.


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Topics: DIY, Advice, House of Inspiration

When not to renovate

15-Nov-2016 05:41:18 Share this:

If your property needs repair or you’re considering a few renovation projects to get it ready for sale, there are a few things you need to consider first.


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Topics: Selling, Buying, home, renovation

Paint colour trends to future-proof your home

10-Nov-2016 08:23:06 Share this:

It’s time to make a colour connection.  

While it may seem like only yesterday we were celebrating the trends for this summer, colour experts are working well ahead, predicting our palettes for as far our as 2018. The new The Range 2018 fashion colours fandeck from Resene includes the latest on trend paint colours for a quick fashion update for homes and buildings. Choosing paint that will last the distance in terms of trends is a great way to future-proof your home.

               

Inscape

Time to escape… indoors. Nature has always had a strong influence on choices, and never more so than now. With many addicted to technology and more time spent indoors, the great outdoors is coming in… in our surfaces, finishes, colours and accessorising.


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, Decoration, Advice, House of Inspiration, Design

What to consider before buying a bach

03-Nov-2016 12:39:47 Share this:

Summer weekends in the sun at the family bach; it’s been the Kiwi dream almost as long as there have been Kiwis to dream. And when you’re on holiday beside the perfect beach, with the family squashed into a caravan or leaky tent, the dream of owning a bach is even more enticing. But it’s important to look before you leap. Here are some things to consider before you embrace the Kiwi dream.


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Topics: Buying, Holiday Home

Taranaki - cooking with gas

17-Oct-2016 11:24:22 Share this:

Taranaki’s local economy is unique in New Zealand in that it’s fuelled, literally, by oil and gas. Though there are plenty of other industries thriving the region – beef farming for one as well as revived dairy prices, not to mention a healthy demand for lifestyle property from those looking to escape the cities – it is oil and gas that separates the region’s economic profile from the rest of the country.


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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle

What adds value outdoors?

10-Oct-2016 12:08:50 Share this:

Adding value. It’s the holy grail of pre-sale home renovations. What are the quick, simple and, most importantly, cost effective alterations you can make that will maximise your appeal to buyers, and therefore your eventual sale price?


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Topics: Residential, Selling, DIY, Advice, House of Inspiration

The future starts now

27-Sep-2016 05:44:53 Share this:

Succession planning has a vitally important part to play in the long-term future health of any farm. And it's never too early to start. By Kevin Deane, director of Harcourts Kevin Deane Real Estate and rural sales consultant.

 
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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Advice, House of Inspiration