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Healthy Homes Compliance Statements – DIY or Professional Report?

30-Jun-2020 07:48:14 Share this:

The deadline for the Healthy Homes Compliance Statement has been extended to 1 December, but even with the extension, landlords must continue to collect the information required with urgency in order to complete the compliance statement for all rental properties and make a plan to meet the standards.


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Topics: Property Management, DIY, Property Management Focus, compliance

How to add value in the kitchen without breaking the bank

31-May-2019 13:21:03 Share this:

If you’re planning on selling your home, the kitchen is a great place to start to add value. The kitchen is one of those spaces that can make or break the sale for many buyers, but before you make the decision to totally gut your kitchen and start again, here are some tips on how to get the best out of your existing kitchen without breaking the bank.


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Topics: Residential, Selling, DIY, Advice, Renovations

Global Asbestos Awareness Week:  Home Safety When Buying and Renovating

06-Apr-2018 11:12:44 Share this:

Did you know ... The first week of April isGlobal Asbestos Awareness Week, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the deadly toxin and preventing future asbestos-related illnesses from occurring.


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand, Health and Wellbeing

Light up the night

28-Feb-2018 12:04:27 Share this:

It’s often Christmas time when thoughts turn to lighting up your home exterior – and then it’s all about creating a bold festive focus. But, if, say a visit to the Auckland Lantern Festival, has you inspired to light up your landscape in a more permanent way that’s really going to show your property off while maybe making it safer, here are a few things to think about:


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Topics: Auckland, DIY, House of Inspiration, Outdoor

Enjoy the darker side

19-Feb-2018 12:14:44 Share this:

It's all too easy to associate dark colours with negative connotations and a general sense of doom, but don't be too hasty, say the team at Resene.


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Topics: Residential, DIY

Bring your bathroom up to date

30-Apr-2017 23:55:00 Share this:

Bathrooms are one of the rooms in your home that can add value for buyers. The team at Resene have some great ideas for bring out the best in your bathroom.


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

School holiday fun with play dough!

26-Apr-2017 22:01:00 Share this:

Play dough is a classic go-to to keep the kids occupied on rainy school holiday days. Here’s a recipe to make it that’s simple enough for the kids to get involved, with supervision.


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Topics: DIY, New Zealand

How to: Add value in the kitchen

28-Mar-2017 09:13:45 Share this:

Kitchens are widely touted as a room of a house that can add value when it comes to selling your property. But not all kitchens are created equal. What can you do to yours to catch a potential buyer’s eye and persuade them to make a good offer?


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Topics: Residential, Selling, DIY, New Zealand, Advice

What's new in the world of wallpaper?

20-Mar-2017 10:26:08 Share this:

From modern geometrics to exotic eclectics, the latest in wow-worthy wallpapers from Resene ColorShops are pretty, witty and gritty.


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

Living in the future

22-Feb-2017 08:00:00 Share this:

The homes of the future are already here. Our friends at Rockend take a look at some of the smart home technology available.


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Topics: Lifestyle, DIY, Advice, Buy, Add Value To Your Property