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How to choose a bed

You're going to spend a lot of time in this bad boy, you'd better pick the right one.

You're going to spend a lot of time in this bad boy, you'd better pick the right one.

This Victorian Villa is like a life-sized dolls house

Built in 1865, this home's owners have maintained the original Victorian aesthetic for more than 100 years.

Built in 1865, this home's owners have maintained the original Victorian aesthetic for more than 100 years.

New floating real estate development offers $1.5bn mega mansions

This new floating island is offering ‘mega mansions’ for sale for US$1.5 billion. The blue estate is described as the 'World's First Floating Real Estate Development'. Floating on the Caribbean Sea, it will be half the size of Monaco. The island w...

This new floating island is offering ‘mega mansions’ for sale for US$1.5 billion. The blue estate is described as the 'World's First Floating Real Estate Development'. Floating on the Caribbean Sea, it will be half the size of Monaco. The island w...

A magnificent garden has been coaxed from bare land by this Manawatū couple

A magnificent garden has been coaxed from bare land by this Manawatū couple

A magnificent garden has been coaxed from bare land by this Manawatū couple

This stylish Wairarapa bach has been reworked to double its living space.

This stylish Wairarapa bach has been reworked to double its living space.

This stylish Wairarapa bach has been reworked to double its living space.

Make a home air-con for just $3.60

It's the most simple home hack imaginable, just a bag of ice and a room fan...

It's the most simple home hack imaginable, just a bag of ice and a room fan...

An Auckland art-loving couple has the perfect home

An Auckland art-loving couple has the perfect home

An Auckland art-loving couple has the perfect home

Cool Beans: Cute animal portraits

In this series are making all kinds of fun projects with beans. And here we are teaching you how to make a super cute bean portrait.

In this series are making all kinds of fun projects with beans. And here we are teaching you how to make a super cute bean portrait.

Ashdee Wilson talks about her $220,000, 3-bedroom house in Invercargill

Ashdee Wilson moved to Invercargill so she could buy a cheap house and get on the property ladder. She paid $220,000 for a 3-bedroom house.

Ashdee Wilson moved to Invercargill so she could buy a cheap house and get on the property ladder. She paid $220,000 for a 3-bedroom house.

Planning your budget for planting trees

Trees That Count's Steph Gardner suggests a list of expenses to factor in and gives a few tips to reduce costs when you are planning to plant and grow trees.

Trees That Count's Steph Gardner suggests a list of expenses to factor in and gives a few tips to reduce costs when you are planning to plant and grow trees.

Van Kaathoven garden

All kinds of plants are welcome at this inner-city Auckland urban jungle

All kinds of plants are welcome at this inner-city Auckland urban jungle

Stunning church conversion

Formerly St Stephens Anglican Church, this conversion in Waitaki has created a contemporary, light-filled designer home.

Formerly St Stephens Anglican Church, this conversion in Waitaki has created a contemporary, light-filled designer home.

Anna Bibby renovated not one but three farm buildings in the French countryside.

Anna Bibby renovated not one but three farm buildings in the French countryside.

Anna Bibby renovated not one but three farm buildings in the French countryside.

Peek inside Carterton's 152-year-old courthouse-cum-home

This adorable cottage was once Masterton's jail, police station and courthouse. Now, it's snug family home.

This adorable cottage was once Masterton's jail, police station and courthouse. Now, it's snug family home.

Murray House

The location of this beautiful Kaiteriteri home has a special connection for its owners

The location of this beautiful Kaiteriteri home has a special connection for its owners

For the price of an Auckland villa, this entire Old West town could be yours

The new owner could turn the replica ranch in New Mexico into a full-time filmset or their very own Westworld.

The new owner could turn the replica ranch in New Mexico into a full-time filmset or their very own Westworld.

Couple use lockdown to make over stately home

A couple who found themselves living alone in a stately manor during the Covid pandemic used the time to revitalise its historic interior. Neil Watt, 36, moved into the top floor of the Castle Ward mansion in Co Down with his partner Kris Reid, 2...

A couple who found themselves living alone in a stately manor during the Covid pandemic used the time to revitalise its historic interior. Neil Watt, 36, moved into the top floor of the Castle Ward mansion in Co Down with his partner Kris Reid, 2...

5 eco-friendly ways to get rid of your Christmas tree

5 eco-friendly ways to get rid of your Christmas tree

5 eco-friendly ways to get rid of your Christmas tree

Taranaki garden set up for generations to come

Taranaki garden set up for generations to come

Taranaki garden set up for generations to come

Fairy tale castle in New York on the market for $675K

Fairy tale castle in New York on the market for $675K

Fairy tale castle in New York on the market for $675K

Winter decor: 3D paper ornaments

Paper ornaments are fun, easy and inexpensive. On top of that the result can be really satisfying with minimal effort.

Paper ornaments are fun, easy and inexpensive. On top of that the result can be really satisfying with minimal effort.

Traveller finds his perfect garden by the sea

Palms and pōhutukawa now thrive in this seaside property.

Palms and pōhutukawa now thrive in this seaside property.

Forget the bach — it's apartment living for these holidaymakers

Forget the bach — it's apartment living for these holidaymakers

Forget the bach — it's apartment living for these holidaymakers

This rebuilt Ōpua home pays homage to its rich maritime past

This rebuilt Ōpua home pays homage to its rich maritime past

This rebuilt Ōpua home pays homage to its rich maritime past

Porteous bach

Get nostalgic with a classic beach bach for summer.

Get nostalgic with a classic beach bach for summer.

Nolly house

This Taranaki house has proven to be the best medicine.

This Taranaki house has proven to be the best medicine.

Kiwi converts old Swedish tractor shed into a holiday home

Kiwi converts old Swedish tractor shed into a holiday home.

Kiwi converts old Swedish tractor shed into a holiday home.

Build your own (tiny) boho home? Why not?

One UK mum created a tiny boho home for her daughter to play with.

One UK mum created a tiny boho home for her daughter to play with.

How to keep your indoor plants alive during the winter months

For humans, winter months mean chilly weather, cozy blankets and hot cocoa, for plants, the combination of low temperatures and less sunlight means a more difficult environment to thrive in.

For humans, winter months mean chilly weather, cozy blankets and hot cocoa, for plants, the combination of low temperatures and less sunlight means a more difficult environment to thrive in.

Winter decor: Wooly ornaments two ways

Want to make this winter extra cozy? Add a bit of soft wool to your Christmas decorations.

Want to make this winter extra cozy? Add a bit of soft wool to your Christmas decorations.

The art of upcycling

Sarah Heeringa has been upcycling for years and says it's easier than you might think.

Sarah Heeringa has been upcycling for years and says it's easier than you might think.

Five ways to make cash in your backyard

One person's garden refuse is another's gardening bargain.

One person's garden refuse is another's gardening bargain.

How to hold a garage sale

Here are some tips on setting up a simple sale in your front yard or garden.

Here are some tips on setting up a simple sale in your front yard or garden.

Famed Brake House in Titirangi for sale

One of Auckland's most captivating heritage-listed homes is for sale. The Brake House, designed for photographer Brian Brake, is currently owned by Prime News presenter Eric Young and wife Michelle.

One of Auckland's most captivating heritage-listed homes is for sale. The Brake House, designed for photographer Brian Brake, is currently owned by Prime News presenter Eric Young and wife Michelle.

John the orchid guy

John Dodunski has won an environmental award for his outstanding effort to protect and restore native biodiversity, wild orchids in particular.

John Dodunski has won an environmental award for his outstanding effort to protect and restore native biodiversity, wild orchids in particular.

Butterflies of New Zealand

Some of our butterfly species are found nowhere else on earth.

Some of our butterfly species are found nowhere else on earth.

Watch a fake Christmas Tree get decorated

A stop-motion clip of a fake Christmas Tree being decorated.

A stop-motion clip of a fake Christmas Tree being decorated.

A village, pub, post office and railway, all in a South Taranaki backyard

Pete and Liz Hunt's backyard is entered in the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival, but there's more than plants and flowers to admire.

Pete and Liz Hunt's backyard is entered in the Taranaki Fringe Garden Festival, but there's more than plants and flowers to admire.

Century-old hall renovated from ruins into stunning family home

Jess Britten and Warren Durling have spent nearly five years making a 115-year-old Ponsonby hall liveable, and they've done it with a two-year-old in tow.

Jess Britten and Warren Durling have spent nearly five years making a 115-year-old Ponsonby hall liveable, and they've done it with a two-year-old in tow.

This is Te Rama Estate, in Wakanae

The estate was once owned by author and businessman, Sir Jack Harris.

The estate was once owned by author and businessman, Sir Jack Harris.

Christmas can’t come around soon enough for the dedicated Duffy family

Christmas can’t come around soon enough for the dedicated Duffy family

Christmas can’t come around soon enough for the dedicated Duffy family

This Rotorua gardener had to bide her time but it was worth the wait

This Rotorua gardener had to bide her time but it was worth the wait.

This Rotorua gardener had to bide her time but it was worth the wait.

Upholsterer with a love of all things bright

The Taranaki upholsterer with a love of all things bright.

The Taranaki upholsterer with a love of all things bright.

This treasure-laden Tauranga bungalow holds rich memories for its owner

This treasure-laden Tauranga bungalow holds rich memories for its owner

This treasure-laden Tauranga bungalow holds rich memories for its owner

Peek inside this Mid-Century church

This 1969 built church is looking for a new owner, lets take a look inside.

This 1969 built church is looking for a new owner, lets take a look inside.

Brooklyn villa in need of serious TLC

This 117-year-old home could be a DIY masterpiece - if you have the time and money.

This 117-year-old home could be a DIY masterpiece - if you have the time and money.

How to make dried orange slices for decorations

Drying and using your own orange slices for decorations ha never been easier.

Drying and using your own orange slices for decorations ha never been easier.

Peek inside a massive Wellington villa in need of TLC

This home was built some time in the early 1900s and has a spectacular secret...

This home was built some time in the early 1900s and has a spectacular secret...

This family didn’t move far for a new house - in fact, right next door

This family didn’t move far for a new house - in fact, right next door.

This family didn’t move far for a new house - in fact, right next door.

Art Deco house in same family for 70 years

This Art Deco house for sale in Mairehau, Christchurch has been in the same family since 'Dad' built it nearly 70 years ago.

This Art Deco house for sale in Mairehau, Christchurch has been in the same family since 'Dad' built it nearly 70 years ago.

The garden with more than 200 rhododendrons

Miriam Lee loves rhodos, and she's got the garden to prove it.

Miriam Lee loves rhodos, and she's got the garden to prove it.

This is gardening on a grand scale.

Achieved over half a century by two generations.

Achieved over half a century by two generations.

CyberHouse Life - house of the future?

Designed to combat zombie viruses, chaos, devastation, riots and revolutions, the CyberHouse Life is a Russian architect's glimpse into our future.

Designed to combat zombie viruses, chaos, devastation, riots and revolutions, the CyberHouse Life is a Russian architect's glimpse into our future.

3 high tech home gardens

Embrace your inner green thumb and grow your own veggies with these 3 simple Home Gardens!

Embrace your inner green thumb and grow your own veggies with these 3 simple Home Gardens!

How to make a pinecone wreath

Christmas in New Zealand calls for heat-loving zinnias. Here's how to make your own from pinecones.

Christmas in New Zealand calls for heat-loving zinnias. Here's how to make your own from pinecones.

How to make your own clay jewelry holder

Into industrial home decor? Learn how to make a super chic DIY jewelry dish!

Into industrial home decor? Learn how to make a super chic DIY jewelry dish!

Mid-century gem in Christchurch for sale

Architecture aficionados have the chance to snap up a significant Mid-century Modern home in Christchurch that was designed for the Fletcher family.

Architecture aficionados have the chance to snap up a significant Mid-century Modern home in Christchurch that was designed for the Fletcher family.

Hanging baskets for beginners

Gardening columnist Julia Atkinson-Dunn shares her tips and techniques for getting hanging baskets that are beautiful and thriving.

Gardening columnist Julia Atkinson-Dunn shares her tips and techniques for getting hanging baskets that are beautiful and thriving.

Melt & Pour DIY Soaps: Gradient Gemstones

Making soap can be super therapeutic, especially when it involves creating your very own radiant gemstones.

Making soap can be super therapeutic, especially when it involves creating your very own radiant gemstones.

Melt & Pour DIY Soap: Exfoliating Soap Bars

Ditch those expensive Lush products and start making your very own organic, exfoliating soap bars.

Ditch those expensive Lush products and start making your very own organic, exfoliating soap bars.

A Minimalist Approach: DIY phone holders

Rather than throwing away your toilet paper rolls... Why not upcycle them and turn them into cute phone holders instead?

Rather than throwing away your toilet paper rolls... Why not upcycle them and turn them into cute phone holders instead?

Melt & Pour DIY Soaps: Hanging Flower Soap

Are you fed up with wet and slimy soap? Then it's time you learned how to make soap that you can hang up.

Are you fed up with wet and slimy soap? Then it's time you learned how to make soap that you can hang up.

Actor Robyn Malcolm’s new reno had strange beginnings

A hungry rat inspired actor Robyn Malcolm's colourful renovation.

A hungry rat inspired actor Robyn Malcolm's colourful renovation.

Riverhead couple build their 'forever' tiny house

Tired of renting, this Auckland couple pooled their resources and built themselves a tiny house from scratch - with a lot of help from friends, family, strangers and Youtube.

Tired of renting, this Auckland couple pooled their resources and built themselves a tiny house from scratch - with a lot of help from friends, family, strangers and Youtube.

Unique & easy DIY candles: Autumn pine cones

This is the ultimate autumn-inspired candle! It's cute, easy to make, and perfect for when all you want to do is sit by the fire and drink hot chocolate.

This is the ultimate autumn-inspired candle! It's cute, easy to make, and perfect for when all you want to do is sit by the fire and drink hot chocolate.

Why has this Feilding house not sold in 13 years?

Owner of Feilding house "prone to flooding" has listed the property for 13 years, but there's a reason it hasn't sold.

Owner of Feilding house "prone to flooding" has listed the property for 13 years, but there's a reason it hasn't sold.

Can you burn a fern back to life?

Maidenhair ferns are notoriously hard to keep alive, but is setting them on fire the answer?

Maidenhair ferns are notoriously hard to keep alive, but is setting them on fire the answer?

Lauren Riihimaki teaches how to make unique DIY wall decor

LaurDIY, also known as Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki, is the host of HBO Max's ";Craftopia."

LaurDIY, also known as Lauren Kobayashi Riihimaki, is the host of HBO Max's ";Craftopia."

Meet the mum who has spent half a decade turning her home into a shrine to the 1970s

Meet the mum who has transformed her home into a spectacular tribute to the 1970s.Estelle Bilson, 43, has loved all things vintage since her student days and spends hours tracking down original pieces in auctions, on eBay and in charity shops.The ...

Meet the mum who has transformed her home into a spectacular tribute to the 1970s.Estelle Bilson, 43, has loved all things vintage since her student days and spends hours tracking down original pieces in auctions, on eBay and in charity shops.The ...

Unique & Easy DIY Candles: Eggs for Days

Looking for a fun craft to do this weekend? Here's a super simple eggshell candle recipe you can try out at home.

Looking for a fun craft to do this weekend? Here's a super simple eggshell candle recipe you can try out at home.

How to decipher property listings...

The listing says it's a "quaint", "hidden gem" that's "packed with potential", but what exactly does that mean?

The listing says it's a "quaint", "hidden gem" that's "packed with potential", but what exactly does that mean?

US man achieved 'life's mission' to wallpaper home entirely in Budweiser beer cans

It took him 16 years to cover the condo entirely with cans—including the ceilings and the master wardrobe.

It took him 16 years to cover the condo entirely with cans—including the ceilings and the master wardrobe.

The studio house building solution

William Samuels and Hannah D'Arcy talk about the modular studio house they are building on leasehold land in Nelson.

William Samuels and Hannah D'Arcy talk about the modular studio house they are building on leasehold land in Nelson.

Inside this modern $5.5m mansion is a vintage surprise

It may look like an ultra modern waterfall house, but inside is a surprising contrast in periods and styles.

It may look like an ultra modern waterfall house, but inside is a surprising contrast in periods and styles.

Specially crafted for one hard-working couple

This made to measure Christchurch home has been a triumph

This made to measure Christchurch home has been a triumph

Is this the perfect Queenstown period cottage?

Built in about 1895, the cottage had been used as a shearing shed, until its owners rescued it.

Built in about 1895, the cottage had been used as a shearing shed, until its owners rescued it.

Inside this award winning Church conversion, is a sleek, stylish family home...

Completed in 2019, this 1880s Wesleyan Church was saved from demolition by being converted in to family homes.

Completed in 2019, this 1880s Wesleyan Church was saved from demolition by being converted in to family homes.

Surprising things to keep out of your dishwasher

There's no substitute for hot soapy water and elbow grease to keep these household favourites at their best.

There's no substitute for hot soapy water and elbow grease to keep these household favourites at their best.

How to choose the perfect pillow for you

The secret to choosing the right pillow is understanding that the best pillow for you is the one you like best.

The secret to choosing the right pillow is understanding that the best pillow for you is the one you like best.

Make your own Kiwiana butterfly

Jacob Leaf breaks down the DIY steps to make this colourful summer project.

Jacob Leaf breaks down the DIY steps to make this colourful summer project.

Tiny container house nails it

This custom tiny house made from two stacked containers is all about the good life.

This custom tiny house made from two stacked containers is all about the good life.

A dream team was behind this Auckland renovation

Meticulous planning went into this home.

Meticulous planning went into this home.

Home sweet shared home

David McNatty, Kerry Sunderland, Steve Henry and Ali Law jointly own a Kaiteriteri home in a co-housing arrangement.

David McNatty, Kerry Sunderland, Steve Henry and Ali Law jointly own a Kaiteriteri home in a co-housing arrangement.

Habitat for Humanity help with home dream

A chance meeting opened the door to Karen and Richard Holman's new Riwaka home, all made possible with the help of Habitat for Humanity.

A chance meeting opened the door to Karen and Richard Holman's new Riwaka home, all made possible with the help of Habitat for Humanity.

Daffodil varieties and when they bloom

When and how these daffodil varieties will perform in New Zealand gardens.

When and how these daffodil varieties will perform in New Zealand gardens.

Close to Home: Inner city living in regional NZ

From London to Nelson. Richard and Jenny Adams brought up three kids in an old building in Nelson above their hair salon.

From London to Nelson. Richard and Jenny Adams brought up three kids in an old building in Nelson above their hair salon.

Tiny house innovation

The Millennial tiny house by Build Tiny has some novel space-saving ideas, including retractable stairs.

The Millennial tiny house by Build Tiny has some novel space-saving ideas, including retractable stairs.

120-year-old Hawke's Bay homestead for sale

Absentee owners have listed stunning Ormlie Lodge near Napier for sale through Bayleys.

Absentee owners have listed stunning Ormlie Lodge near Napier for sale through Bayleys.

DIY: Easy produce bag

Make your own simple, sustainable bag for storing or carrying fruits and vegetables.

Make your own simple, sustainable bag for storing or carrying fruits and vegetables.

Peek inside Jason Bonham's house

Interior designer and The Block NZ judge Jason Bonham’s home is a reflection of his sociable, generous lifestyle.

Interior designer and The Block NZ judge Jason Bonham’s home is a reflection of his sociable, generous lifestyle.

Houseplant hero: Tiny home packed with plants

There's no shortage of houseplants in Hollie Procter's tiny home.

There's no shortage of houseplants in Hollie Procter's tiny home.

Holiday park life

Ruth Upsom lives at the Queen St Holiday Park in Richmond. She also owns her home, but wants to stay at the holiday park because of the community it has.

Ruth Upsom lives at the Queen St Holiday Park in Richmond. She also owns her home, but wants to stay at the holiday park because of the community it has.

A dummies guide to lighting a fire

Donna Fallon from Otahuna Lodge gives her top tips on how to light a fire.

Donna Fallon from Otahuna Lodge gives her top tips on how to light a fire.

Why the Classic Dualit is a design classic

Handmade since the 1950s, the Dualit is a design icon - and it makes lovely toast too. Images by Dualit.

Handmade since the 1950s, the Dualit is a design icon - and it makes lovely toast too. Images by Dualit.

The skinny on living in a tiny abode

A few home truths from real people who live tiny.

A few home truths from real people who live tiny.

Tiny house has a dark side

Tiny homes have a dark side - here are three things the marketing blurbs don't tell you about.

Tiny homes have a dark side - here are three things the marketing blurbs don't tell you about.

Muscle man beefs up backyard into a tropical paradise

This man may not look like the gardening type, but that didn't stop the 45-year-old construction worker from transforming his backyard in Willaston, UK, into a personal paradise.

This man may not look like the gardening type, but that didn't stop the 45-year-old construction worker from transforming his backyard in Willaston, UK, into a personal paradise.

Cabin built from borer-infested ash is a prototype

Modern technologies are applied to enable borer-infested wood to be sustainably repurposed for housing, as seen in this cabin prototype by the Hannah design firm in New York.

Modern technologies are applied to enable borer-infested wood to be sustainably repurposed for housing, as seen in this cabin prototype by the Hannah design firm in New York.

How to paint your own headboard

Canadian decor fan Kirsten Olson shows how simple it is to give your bed the perfect painted headboard. Check out @kirstenolsonhome on Instagram for more.

Canadian decor fan Kirsten Olson shows how simple it is to give your bed the perfect painted headboard. Check out @kirstenolsonhome on Instagram for more.

Houseplant hero King George sells house plants to raise funds to buy PPE for nurses in Philippines

King George Diones is a surgical nurse who propagates and sells houseplants. He is currently giving all profits to colleagues in the Philippines to buy PPE.

King George Diones is a surgical nurse who propagates and sells houseplants. He is currently giving all profits to colleagues in the Philippines to buy PPE.

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