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How to insulate your windows with a DIY kit

It's cheap, easy and quick to insulate your windows.

It's cheap, easy and quick to insulate your windows.

How to plant spring-flowering bulbs

Daffodils, freesias, Dutch iris, tulips, hyacinths and bluebells are all planted in autumn to bloom in spring. Here's how to get a colourful display in your garden.

Daffodils, freesias, Dutch iris, tulips, hyacinths and bluebells are all planted in autumn to bloom in spring. Here's how to get a colourful display in your garden.

Bunker Hill for sale - may contain explosives

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

Bunker Hill in Ngaruawahia is a former army munitions base. The property is for sale with a warning about potential explosives underground.

This Property Is A Star Wars Fan's Dream

This property is the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan’s dream.

This property is the ultimate 'Star Wars' fan’s dream.

Kids' dream houses professionally envisaged

These fabulous dream houses were all created from the drawings of children between the ages of 4 and 10.

These fabulous dream houses were all created from the drawings of children between the ages of 4 and 10.

'Tombstone house' hard to sell

This converted Methodist chapel in the UK is a great home - if you don't mind the graves in front.

This converted Methodist chapel in the UK is a great home - if you don't mind the graves in front.

How to get rid of fleas

In 2019, one pest has bugged New Zealanders more than most. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.

In 2019, one pest has bugged New Zealanders more than most. Here's how to stop it in its tracks.

How do you make a boring bed 100 per cent cuter?

Cushions can make even the dullest bed look special.

Cushions can make even the dullest bed look special.

Wanna save money? Grow these crops

Wanna save money? Grow these crops.

Wanna save money? Grow these crops.

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

Orchid rescue: how to get your orchid to rebloom.

The $3 Kmart tea towel hack

No one is using these tea towels on dishes.

No one is using these tea towels on dishes.

Most expensive house sells cheap

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

The most expensive house in the US had an original asking price of US$250 million. It has just been sold for $94.

Modernist home love at first sight

A mid-century classic is given a Palm Springs look with vibrant colour and a relaxing vibe.

A mid-century classic is given a Palm Springs look with vibrant colour and a relaxing vibe.

The plastics not worth recycling

Reporters Chloe Ranford and Alice Angeloni look at what types of plastic can and can't be recycled in Marlborough.

Reporters Chloe Ranford and Alice Angeloni look at what types of plastic can and can't be recycled in Marlborough.

Empty nester house configures just for them

An airy home that was carefully planned by its downsizing owners.

An airy home that was carefully planned by its downsizing owners.

Furniture Or Art?

ONE stands for the prototype, ELEVEN stands for the limited edition. The Berlin design studio has garnered widespread acclaim and won top design awards.

ONE stands for the prototype, ELEVEN stands for the limited edition. The Berlin design studio has garnered widespread acclaim and won top design awards.

Perfectly pointless product design

Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can't pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.

Greek designer Katerina Kamprani transforms everyday objects so that they have no use at all. For example, a watering can that can't pour out liquid, or a cooking pot that has two handles on the same side.

How to: Planter bowl

How to: Planter bowl

How to: Planter bowl

On the ladder: 22-year-old buys tiny first home built by best friend

Still paying off her student loan, 22-year-old Stephanie Muller Pallares couldn't get a mortgage to buy a tiny home built by her best friend. But she wasn't about to let that stop her becoming a homeowner.

Still paying off her student loan, 22-year-old Stephanie Muller Pallares couldn't get a mortgage to buy a tiny home built by her best friend. But she wasn't about to let that stop her becoming a homeowner.

Buy an entire hotel for less than the price of a house

21 room hotel, two and a half hours from Perth is for sale for less than the price of your average home.

21 room hotel, two and a half hours from Perth is for sale for less than the price of your average home.

Lynn Bublitz's New Plymouth garden

Lynn Bublitz still spends between two and six hours gardening here each day.

Lynn Bublitz still spends between two and six hours gardening here each day.

Couples: Dave & Erin

How Lyttelton couple Erin and Dave Jamieson made it to happily ever after.

How Lyttelton couple Erin and Dave Jamieson made it to happily ever after.

Marg Wood's Auckland villa garden

In every season, there's something to love and appreciate in this stunning designer plot.

In every season, there's something to love and appreciate in this stunning designer plot.

Chocolate scented plants

Chocolate scented plants

Chocolate scented plants

Candy Cane House: A home made from sweets for a festive treat

Booking.com has created the world's sweetest home just in time for the festive period in the heart of London's Soho. Aptly named the Candy Cane house, lucky guests will spend a magical night immersed in candy, chocolate, gingerbread and more. Avai...

Booking.com has created the world's sweetest home just in time for the festive period in the heart of London's Soho. Aptly named the Candy Cane house, lucky guests will spend a magical night immersed in candy, chocolate, gingerbread and more. Avai...

Cherry tomato variety guide

‘Sweet 100‘ is the most popular cherry tomato in New Zealand by a country mile, and deservedly so but there are plenty of other cherry varieties worth growing.

‘Sweet 100‘ is the most popular cherry tomato in New Zealand by a country mile, and deservedly so but there are plenty of other cherry varieties worth growing.

Blossom haven in Nelson

Over 30 years, Donald and May Irvine turned a paddock into a lovely, leafy paradise.

Over 30 years, Donald and May Irvine turned a paddock into a lovely, leafy paradise.

This small Hawera garden makes a big impact

Garden festival stalwart Mary Dickson knows how to make the most of her limited space.

Garden festival stalwart Mary Dickson knows how to make the most of her limited space.

Colourful character boatshed for sale

Seldom on the market, one of these colourful boatsheds at Titahi Bay is for sale.

Seldom on the market, one of these colourful boatsheds at Titahi Bay is for sale.

Will a can of Coke clean a toilet bowl?

You can make a mean Black Russian with it, but will it also clean the loo?

You can make a mean Black Russian with it, but will it also clean the loo?

Bee detective programme could help save bees

Whareorino School students Indi Single and Zachery Littin are finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Gardener of the Year competition.

Whareorino School students Indi Single and Zachery Littin are finalists in the 2019 New Zealand Gardener of the Year competition.

NZIA houses that won awards in 2019

View the houses that were tops in the NZIA Architecture Awards.

View the houses that were tops in the NZIA Architecture Awards.

Co-housing couples moving on

Four friends have owned and lived in this Wellington house for seven years, but with the arrival of children, more space is required.

Four friends have owned and lived in this Wellington house for seven years, but with the arrival of children, more space is required.

At my place with Kate Rogan

An architect's own home rises from a tiny site after detailed planning.

An architect's own home rises from a tiny site after detailed planning.

Watch this French couple convert an old Kiwi ambulance into a home on wheels

It cost the couple $30,000 to convert the van, but it'll be a home-from-home for the next 10 months.

It cost the couple $30,000 to convert the van, but it'll be a home-from-home for the next 10 months.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Show Off Minimalist House

The "KUWTK" star and rapper husband reveal to "Architectural Digest" magazine the inspiration behind their white home in Los Angeles, California. Watch now!

The "KUWTK" star and rapper husband reveal to "Architectural Digest" magazine the inspiration behind their white home in Los Angeles, California. Watch now!

This 109-year-old cottage in Christchurch has been restored to perfection

Five Acre Farm's Te Kiriti Cottage was in need of some TLC after the Christchurch quakes, now it's finally gotten what it needs.

Five Acre Farm's Te Kiriti Cottage was in need of some TLC after the Christchurch quakes, now it's finally gotten what it needs.

Is buying a second hand mattress icky or eco?

Trade Me sold ten thousand used mattresses last year, and there's no shortage of them available online.

Trade Me sold ten thousand used mattresses last year, and there's no shortage of them available online.

'Star Wars' house for sale

This 'Star Wars' house is where all the crew hang out, and it can be yours for $40.5 million.

This 'Star Wars' house is where all the crew hang out, and it can be yours for $40.5 million.

Wine cellar goals

The 1960s home was once an eye clinic. The old waiting room was no longer needed.

The 1960s home was once an eye clinic. The old waiting room was no longer needed.

A courtyard transformation in the heart of Auckland

The owners of this Auckland courtyard took it from a back yard with potential to an elegant outdoor living room with its own personality.

The owners of this Auckland courtyard took it from a back yard with potential to an elegant outdoor living room with its own personality.

It’s hard to believe this garden is just three years old

Hard work and a good climate mean it thrives

Hard work and a good climate mean it thrives

An English style garden in the heart of Kerikeri

Couple relocate over 20 plants for a new life somewhere warmer

Couple relocate over 20 plants for a new life somewhere warmer

This colourful garden is a fine place for romance

Painstakingly renovated by a Taranaki couple

Painstakingly renovated by a Taranaki couple

City folk turn a paddock into paradise

The city folk who transformed a paddock into an enchanted garden.

The city folk who transformed a paddock into an enchanted garden.

Holiday home blends into the land

This Mackenzie country getaway offers its owners a sense of serenity.

This Mackenzie country getaway offers its owners a sense of serenity.

Why are some houses slow to sell?

Most houses sell in an average 23 days, but there are reasons why others languish.

Most houses sell in an average 23 days, but there are reasons why others languish.

Fisher house

Captivated by the brooding angular beauty of this Raglan house.

Captivated by the brooding angular beauty of this Raglan house.

Famous Puhoi Pub for sale

The Puhoi Pub has come on the market for the first time since 1962, as owner Gillian Seymour steps down.

The Puhoi Pub has come on the market for the first time since 1962, as owner Gillian Seymour steps down.

3D-printed social housing in Mexico

Fifty families in Tabasco, Mexico will benefit from a new community of 3D-printed concrete houses by Icon, New Story and Échale.

Fifty families in Tabasco, Mexico will benefit from a new community of 3D-printed concrete houses by Icon, New Story and Échale.

Architect's own renovation builds on very special design

A handsome old house that needed a refresh.

A handsome old house that needed a refresh.

New bach answers an extended family needs

Now three generations of family call this their holiday home.

Now three generations of family call this their holiday home.

Auckland home is a Mid-century time capsule

Built in the mid-60s this home has be mostly untouched for more than 50s years.

Built in the mid-60s this home has be mostly untouched for more than 50s years.

Oldest colonial mansion in Hawke's Bay for sale

Te Mata House, the oldest colonial mansion in Hawke's Bay, was built in 1854.

Te Mata House, the oldest colonial mansion in Hawke's Bay, was built in 1854.

Heirloom homestead gets some French finesse

Evolving with families and age, this farmhouse is nothing short of grand.

Evolving with families and age, this farmhouse is nothing short of grand.

Former harbourmaster's house for sale

This extensively renovated 1880s Parnell villa for sale was once the Auckland harbourmaster's house.

This extensively renovated 1880s Parnell villa for sale was once the Auckland harbourmaster's house.

Original Group Architects' house for sale

Designed by Group Architect Ivan Juriss in the mid '60s, this Devonport house has been in the same family since new.

Designed by Group Architect Ivan Juriss in the mid '60s, this Devonport house has been in the same family since new.

Mouldy, decrepit camper transformed into vintage gem

Fiona Foote wanted to rescue the old camper when she found it on her late brother's farm in Waiuku... so she did.

Fiona Foote wanted to rescue the old camper when she found it on her late brother's farm in Waiuku... so she did.

Evocative villa was irresistible for ex-pat family

A design partnership developed over time with the well-consider renovation of an Auckland villa.

A design partnership developed over time with the well-consider renovation of an Auckland villa.

In a heartbeat, this family opted for a dream location

Giving up a new build for a beachside slice of heaven.

Giving up a new build for a beachside slice of heaven.

World Architecture Festival best house

Castle Cove House in Sydney, by architect Chris Rogers of Terroir, has been voted best house 2019 at the World Architecture Festival.

Castle Cove House in Sydney, by architect Chris Rogers of Terroir, has been voted best house 2019 at the World Architecture Festival.

How one couple transformed a church into an impressive home

Andrew and Sharon Ralph are renovating the original Knox Church in Invercargill into a home, which will also include a B&B.

Andrew and Sharon Ralph are renovating the original Knox Church in Invercargill into a home, which will also include a B&B.

Alice and Caleb's 10th renovation

Alice and Caleb Pearson, winners of The Block NZ in 2013 have just finished a five-month renovation project in Richmond.

Alice and Caleb Pearson, winners of The Block NZ in 2013 have just finished a five-month renovation project in Richmond.

Fairytale house on the clifftop

This quaint Edwardian cottage on a clifftop in Devon has come onto the market for the first time in 20 years.

This quaint Edwardian cottage on a clifftop in Devon has come onto the market for the first time in 20 years.

Castle for sale in Te Awamutu

This solid concrete and brick castle for sale in Te Awamutu offers a slice of medieval life, with all mod cons.

This solid concrete and brick castle for sale in Te Awamutu offers a slice of medieval life, with all mod cons.

Arts and Crafts house with stories to tell

By all accounts, the first owner of this Arts and Crafts house for sale in Manawatu was a colourful character.

By all accounts, the first owner of this Arts and Crafts house for sale in Manawatu was a colourful character.

Take a tour through Jen and Brad's first home, which is now for sale

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston's first home as newlyweds was very romantic. Take a tour through the house, which has just come onto the market.

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Anniston's first home as newlyweds was very romantic. Take a tour through the house, which has just come onto the market.

House in Portugal resembles a bird's nest

The architect of this new house in Portugal took an innovative design approach to obtain privacy for the owners.

The architect of this new house in Portugal took an innovative design approach to obtain privacy for the owners.

Best six bathrooms 2019

Here's our pick of the top six bathrooms for 2019 - most, but not all, spell luxury.

Here's our pick of the top six bathrooms for 2019 - most, but not all, spell luxury.

Largest log house in southern US

This gigantic log house in Florida has been run as a hunting and fishing lodge. It is for sale, with an asking price of $14.53.

This gigantic log house in Florida has been run as a hunting and fishing lodge. It is for sale, with an asking price of $14.53.

A Nostalgic Movie Fan Has Transformed His Basement Into A 90s Video Rental Store

Nick Collins spent two months putting the room together.

Nick Collins spent two months putting the room together.

Home offers best-ever America's Cup viewing

This clifftop house in Devonport is on the market for the first time in 45 years.

This clifftop house in Devonport is on the market for the first time in 45 years.

How to get bach style

How to get bach style.

How to get bach style.

Inside horror legend Vincent Price's one-time home

The 8 bedroom mansion in La has some creepy decor elements...

The 8 bedroom mansion in La has some creepy decor elements...

One woman, two tiny homes

Being a novice didn't stop Claire French from picking up tools and building not one, but two homes to live in.

Being a novice didn't stop Claire French from picking up tools and building not one, but two homes to live in.

Moutere artist Fleur Woods

Textile and mixed media artist Fleur Woods in her Upper Moutere surrounds.

Textile and mixed media artist Fleur Woods in her Upper Moutere surrounds.

How to keep spiders out of the house

How to remove spiders humanely as autumn brings an influx of arachnids. The beginning of autumn marks the start of “spider season” as arachnids enter homes to find a warm space to mate. People have taken to social media to complain about spi...

How to remove spiders humanely as autumn brings an influx of arachnids. The beginning of autumn marks the start of “spider season” as arachnids enter homes to find a warm space to mate. People have taken to social media to complain about spi...

Couple Re-Design Apartment In Soviet Style After Watching Chernobyl

A young couple have re-designed their apartment to Soviet style after watching HBO series 'Chernobyl'.

A young couple have re-designed their apartment to Soviet style after watching HBO series 'Chernobyl'.

A hidden gem about to be demolished

A secret haven that has housed many creative minds for decades.

A secret haven that has housed many creative minds for decades.

Rotorua flat with beautiful views

Sarah Dunn has a beautiful rental property overlooking Rotorua.

Sarah Dunn has a beautiful rental property overlooking Rotorua.

5 Tips to Keep Your Plants Happy When You're Away

Try these 5 tips next time you leave your plant babies home on vacation!

Try these 5 tips next time you leave your plant babies home on vacation!

Zen and the art of Japanese tree maintenance

Clip, prop and wrap: caring for trees in Japan is an art form with a practical purpose.

Clip, prop and wrap: caring for trees in Japan is an art form with a practical purpose.

How to grow microgreens

If you have a sunny windowsill, you can sprout and snip your own nutritious microgreens in as little as seven days.

If you have a sunny windowsill, you can sprout and snip your own nutritious microgreens in as little as seven days.

Terrace house with secret pub

There's no need to wander down to the pub, when you can just walk upstairs and stand behind the bar.

There's no need to wander down to the pub, when you can just walk upstairs and stand behind the bar.

7 Steps to Cleaning Out Your Fridge

When it comes to cleaning your refrigerator, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

When it comes to cleaning your refrigerator, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

Sir Peter Blake's former Bayswater house for sale

Kiwi yachting legend, the late Sir Peter Blake and Lady Pippa lived in this stunning Bayswater waterfront home in the 1990s. The house is now for sale

Kiwi yachting legend, the late Sir Peter Blake and Lady Pippa lived in this stunning Bayswater waterfront home in the 1990s. The house is now for sale

TIDA house and renovation awards

Here's the creme de la creme of the TIDA New Zealand new home and renovation awards.

Here's the creme de la creme of the TIDA New Zealand new home and renovation awards.

Oriental Bay villa sold

The striking Oriental Bay villa, which was restored over three years, has been sold to a Wellington family.

The striking Oriental Bay villa, which was restored over three years, has been sold to a Wellington family.

A Glimpse Into the World's Greenest City

The Global Destination Sustainability Index has named Gothenburg, Sweden, the reigning champ of sustainability since 2016.

The Global Destination Sustainability Index has named Gothenburg, Sweden, the reigning champ of sustainability since 2016.

6 ways to avoid microplastics

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that microplastics are a major source of global pollution.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that microplastics are a major source of global pollution.

London Hotel Unveils World’s First Half And Half Hotel Suite

The world’s first half and half hotel suite has been designed.

The world’s first half and half hotel suite has been designed.

Spectacular Bamboo Treehouse That Sits In The Indonesian Jungle Is Available To Rent

A spectacular treehouse that sits among the Indonesian jungle is available to rent.

A spectacular treehouse that sits among the Indonesian jungle is available to rent.

Log cabin in the Coromandel bush

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

It's not just the log cabin that appeals on this property for sale - it's also the stream, waterfall and woodland setting.

Mt Eden rental provides an old house for a good price

In the two years Alex Ross Smith has rented a room in this Mt Eden home, his rent's only gone up $8.

In the two years Alex Ross Smith has rented a room in this Mt Eden home, his rent's only gone up $8.

A move from large to small meant a new beginning for this foodie

Celebrated food writer, drum player and whiskey fan Sarah Tuck talks about her Ponsonby home.

Celebrated food writer, drum player and whiskey fan Sarah Tuck talks about her Ponsonby home.

5 ways to keep your avocados green for longer

How to keep your avos looking their best - because no one likes brown guacamole.

How to keep your avos looking their best - because no one likes brown guacamole.

Hamilton Gardens is opening its newest Picturesque Garden

The garden is also based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.

The garden is also based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute.

Oriental Bay heritage villa for sale

This colourful heritage villa on Oriental Parade, Wellington is on the market for the first time in decades.

This colourful heritage villa on Oriental Parade, Wellington is on the market for the first time in decades.

First-home owners opt for Passive House

Despite a small budget, the owners of this Hamilton house have built a highly sustainable Passive House.

Despite a small budget, the owners of this Hamilton house have built a highly sustainable Passive House.

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