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Deciding on Your Dream Kitchen Layout Guide - Part One

Posted 29/10/13

Choosing the layout for your new kitchen can be a daunting task. Depending on the space, you can choose from "U" or "L" shape, island, or galley to name only a few. We look at the advantages and requirements of the most popular layouts...  Whether you’re starting with the floor plan or ot

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Need to Add an Extra Bedroom for Your Kids?

Posted 10/11/16

Kiwi parents have on average 1.9 kids, which works fine for those who have three bedroom homes. Except when you have more than two children, have guests over to stay or want to use a bedroom as a study or home office. That’s when adding on an extra bedroom for your kids is a great solution to gi

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5 Tips for Spring Home Renovations

Posted 29/10/14

We've talked to industry insiders and experts, and have put together a list of our top 5 tips for getting started your spring home renovations. Spring home renovations Coming out of a cold winter, spring home renovations may seem like a daunting prospect.  Yes, you've been thinking about i

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Top 5 Bathroom Renovation Tips - Direct From Our Experts

Posted 29/04/19

Find out the Top 5 bathroom renovation tips direct from our Builderscrack bathroom experts. This advice can make all the difference between a successful bathroom renovation or not... 1) It's All in The Planning [caption id="attachment_8825" align="alignright" width="255"] Adam Pearce. Bath

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3 Home Renovation Ideas That are Cheaper in Summer

Posted 15/10/13

Longer daylight hours and dryer, warmer weather makes Spring and Summer the best time of the year to tackle most renovation and maintenance jobs around the house. We discuss three projects that are cheaper during these months... 3 home renovation ideas for summer which save you money Drive

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Decorating a Child's Bedroom? Here's Some Great Tips!

Posted 28/03/17

Decorating your child's bedroom can be an enjoyable, yet challenging task. We share some tips on how to get the best out of decorating this room... Remember to consider your child’s special interests and personality when planning the bedroom decor. Attention to detail helps make the bedro

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Creating Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in Older Homes

Posted 05/01/17

Great indoor/outdoor flow is high on the must have list for many homeowners. But achieving this this can be a challenge in older homes... Summer weather just makes us want to head outdoors. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done for many homeowners with older homes. Older properties

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Successful Indoor Outdoor Flow in New Zealand Homes

Posted 13/05/15

One of the most popular selling points of a kiwi home is the indoor/outdoor flow. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to realise the potential of your home and the plot it stands on, considering indoor outdoor flow is important... Indoor outdoor flow The secret to unlocking the

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Laundry in the Kitchen - Catching on in New Zealand or Not?

Posted 03/12/13

Putting the washing machine in the kitchen is a space saving design trend being seen around the world, especially in apartments and small houses.  We have a look at the advantages... Advantages to having your laundry in the kitchen The kitchen is a ‘wet space’ with lots of other plumbi

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Kitchen Layout Guide - Part Two

Posted 05/11/13

Welcome to Part Two of our kitchen layout guide. Now that you’ve settled upon the floor plan that will work best for your family, space and needs, it’s time to consider what luxuries you want to include... Consider features in your kitchen layout such as an eat-in area, small computer nook/ho

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Designer consult

Posted 3 weeks ago

New carpet and paint colour options in living room spaces.

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Office

Posted 4 weeks ago

Having trouble screwing a thin wood frame to thin metal wall. Have tried the expanding screws but no go wouldn’t grab. Got a mess now arghh

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Green bay Interior timber colour revamp.

Posted 1 month ago

We're looking for someone to give some advice around colour combos for what's currently an overwhelming amount of timber and a few brick feature walls throughout the house. We have some ideas but would like to run them by a professional and gain any feedback around what could work best for the spaces. We're looking to get someone out this Wednesday or Thursday if possible (15th/16th May).

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Wall shelf for pot plants

Posted 1 month ago

I would like to have a wall shelf in my office space to hold potplants. Please see photo to understand the sort of thing I am after ...... / Please find attached the room I would like this in. Thank you, Kira :)

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Interior Design Architect - Entrance/Lounge/Dinning/Kitchen Area

Posted 1 month ago

I am currently renovating/rebuilding my house (construction work already started) and am looking for an architect to provide some interior design/look ideas and choice of products to use for the above mentioned areas. Best to call me so can discuss what I am really after here.

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Bathroom renovation

Posted 1 month ago

I need a full bathroom renovation, looking to replace toilet and shower. Replace washing basin with a bathroom vanity. Looking for a tidy and functional renovation by someone who can advise on layout and complete the renovation. Under no rush to complete renovation so we can be flexible on timeframes. Also looking at a kitchenette install quote for rumpus.

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Help! Don’t know where to start!

Posted 1 month ago

We are currently in the process of building our first home and need some help from a colour specialist/designer about the colour scheme throughout the home. Wanting to start this process ASAP as obviously the colour in one room will impact the colour scheme in the next rooms. Looking for someone friendly and knowledgeable who can be patient with new home build rookies who may need a fair bit of advice. Thanking you in advance!

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Commercial building COLOURS

Posted 2 months ago

We have old business premises in Silverdale that need a revamp and need help with exterior and interior colour choices. We need this done preferably this week. This is going to be offices for a construction hire company. The building (pictured) is going to have a few alterations done to it, including lowering the front iron to deck height, to put up ballastrades instead. This post is for help on colour choices only so are looking for a colour consultant to help.

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Tracey Aldous

Posted 2 months ago

A single fitting room ... . Framework and ply. Picture as a guide.

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Garage conversion design

Posted 2 months ago

Hi I am wanting to convert a double garage to livable space, e.g studio. would like to get a design please.

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Interior Design Concept Plans

Posted 2 months ago

Wanting to remove wall between lounge and kitchen to make open plan living, dining and lounge. Losing wall space so need some ideas how to best use the space and kitchen layout. Happy to choose my own flooring, furniture and fittings and manage the transformation just need ideas and concept plans only.

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An overall plan for a makeover for an older style house

Posted 2 months ago

Plan for lounge, dining, and main bedroom. Paint colours or maybe wallpaper options, furniture and soft furnishings.

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Interior designer

Posted 2 months ago

have a lounge/dinning room, odd shape. need help with choosing correct new lounge suite, and accessories, colour scheme

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Ian chrystie

Posted 3 months ago

would like to update/modernise our house interior

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Design a tiny home

Posted 3 months ago

We need architectural plans for an existing building turned to a tiny home.

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Build a new interior wall

Posted 3 months ago

A new wall (including doors) to separate the large room into two bedrooms. The job includes wall, paint, carpet, and electricity, may includes a ceiling work as well.

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Colour and product advice for kitchen and bathrooms

Posted 3 months ago

We’re rebuilding a house to sell. We’re putting in a new kitchen and 3 bathrooms. We have the layout and size of cabinetry and vanities etc decided but are unsure of colours and style to use on cabinetry, vanities and tiles to give the rooms a modern look at an affordable cost. We also need advice on feature lighting. We need to sort ASAP so would need someone to help us this week. It should only involve a couple of hours.

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Building Renovation

Posted 3 months ago

Me and a friend are on a reality tv programme and are looking for a builder to help renovate our appartment for the next 12 weeks! Looking for a Great builder, who is efficient and creative, need to have great ideas and willing to put up with ideas that are thrown there way.. Start date will be the 14th of March for an induction. Building will commence on Monday 18th of March! Very short notice but we have only been accepted two days ago! We want any photo eveidence of previous wor...

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Stairs remodelled

Posted 4 months ago

Staircase needs to be changed, railings replaced and lower step rebuilt.

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BAKERY INTERIOR

Posted 4 months ago

I am looking for an interior space specialist to design the interior of an original 1920s brick (ex-bakery) for use as a minor dwelling. Will need bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge area and a bedroom accommodated for Need someone who is available now and not bogged down by a backlog of work. Ihave posted the inside of the bakery

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Recent interior design reviews

With over 137,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Office

Work carried out by the owner/operator

11th June 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Make a small commercial office space for us!

Work carried out by the owner & subcontractors

27th March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 4
Communication
 5

REINSTATEMENT OF OFFICE PARTITION


2nd March 2019

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New kitchen, bathroom and wash house

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th February 2019

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

1970's interior update

Work carried out by the owner/operator

31st May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Boardroom

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th May 2018

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

New Build Interior Colour Consultation

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Creative, Interior designer

Work carried out by the owner/operator

24th September 2017

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4
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