Lifestyle Block Living Without Smells and Noises

Isn’t it always a case of the grass is greener on the other side of the fence? Townies are showing increasing interest in selling up and moving to a lifestyle block. Country living offers benefits including fresh air, more space and quiet living. What could be better? Yet what we don’t consider is the unwanted smells and noises rural locations welcome newcomers with.

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Posted In: Auckland, Builders, Christchurch, Cladding Professionals, Curtains & Blinds, Door Professionals, Foundation Specialists, Hamilton

Thinking about getting your teenager out of your hair by sending them to boarding school? Well there is actually another option and that’s converting your garage into a teenagers bedroom instead. The pros are that you’ll still be able to keep an eye on them and they’ll have their own space. Cons would be that they still have the potential to be surly and irritate you.

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But all in all, a garage conversion is a great idea for increasing the liveable space in your home and raising your home’s value. It’s also a great if you don’t have the land space to add another room extension. (more…)

Posted In: Builders, Door Professionals, Fire Services Professionals, Garage Doors, Inspectors, Interior Designers, Plasterers, Plumbers

This is part two in our three-part series “weatherproofing your home for winter”. Last week we covered inspecting fireplaces, wood stoves and chimneys. We also discussed cleaning your gutters and roofs. Read last weeks blog post. This week we cover winterizing your house exterior, doors and windows.

Winterizing your house exterior

Winterizing your House Exterior
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Posted In: Cleaners (Exterior), Door Professionals, Glaziers & Windows, Invercargill, Kawerau, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Papakura, Queenstown, Rangitikei, Tauranga, Waimakariri

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Posted In: Auckland, Christchurch, Door Professionals, Garage Doors, Hutt Valley, Insulation Installers, Napier

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home remodelling trendsHere’s two great questions to ask yourself. How much better your home would be to live in with a few upgrades? Would seeing the latest home remodelling trends in your property make you feel great? There’s no time like the present to start on some home renovations and improve the quality of your life. Let’s get cracking!

Top 5 home remodelling trends you won’t want to miss

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Posted In: Builders, Door Professionals, Interior Designers, Landscapers, Rodney, Ruapehu, Selwyn, South Taranaki

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Designing with Feng Shui

A good way to attract Chinese buyers or tenants is to consider designing with Feng Shui (風水) when building or renovating a home.  Designing with Feng Shui uses the Chinese system of geomancy believed to use the laws of both heaven and earth to help one improve life by receiving positive qi (energy).

Feng means wind and shui means water. In Chinese culture wind and water are associated with good health; thus good feng shui came to mean good fortune.

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Choose round structures. While a rounded house could add significant cost to any new build consider where else you can include round design features.

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Posted In: Door Professionals, Franklin, Interior Designers, Landscapers, Rotorua, Ruapehu

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Posted In: Door Professionals, Garage Doors, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, Shed Installers

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