Quick school holiday activity ideas

12-Dec-2016 12:45:44 Share this:

School holidays! It’s a time of excitement for the kids – and a degree of stress for parents, particularly when the inevitable rainy days arrive. Here are a few quick ideas for keeping the kids amused that shouldn’t break the bank.


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Topics: New Zealand, Advice

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

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 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

Get more than a first impression from open homes

13-Sep-2016 08:29:19 Share this:

Open homes give you a great first impression of a property and you’ll know almost immediately if it’s one you want to pursue. But that first visit can be much more than a “once over lightly” impression. How do you make sure you’re getting as much information from it as possible.


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Topics: Residential, Buying, New Zealand, Buying Real Estate, Advice, House of Inspiration, Blog

Wrapping up your home for winter

08-Aug-2016 08:40:08 Share this:

Keeping your house heated efficiently when winter hits is all about good insulation. The team from Pink Batts NZ have some tips:


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Topics: Residential, New Zealand, Advice, House of Inspiration, Maintenance