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Dreamy home decor: The hanging cloud

It's easy to make and fun to look at. A cloud hanging will make the most dreamy decor for your house.

It's easy to make and fun to look at. A cloud hanging will make the most dreamy decor for your house.

How to avoid a compost that stinks

Five rules to avoid a stinky compost heap

Five rules to avoid a stinky compost heap

First-time buyers go private

Emma Greep and Levi McPherson in their home, purchased through a private sale.

Emma Greep and Levi McPherson in their home, purchased through a private sale.

Dreamy home decor: Twisted candles

Just like your any other candles, but with a twist.

Just like your any other candles, but with a twist.

Dreamy home decor: conjoined candle holder

In light of the upcoming Valentine's day, here's a great gift idea with a symbolic meaning.

In light of the upcoming Valentine's day, here's a great gift idea with a symbolic meaning.

The humble hen is nature's forgotten hero

The humble hen is one of nature's most exceptional creatures, yet the birds' importance to humans often gets forgotten.

The humble hen is one of nature's most exceptional creatures, yet the birds' importance to humans often gets forgotten.

Cure your insomnia: Fairy lights

This mossy, fantasy inspired fairly light can take you straight to dreamland.

This mossy, fantasy inspired fairly light can take you straight to dreamland.

This Kerikeri garden was created with an interior design sensibility

This Kerikeri garden was created with an interior design sensibility

This Kerikeri garden was created with an interior design sensibility

Former Napier tennis court transformed into beautiful garden

Former Napier tennis court transformed into beautiful garden

Former Napier tennis court transformed into beautiful garden

A tricky site and good design come together

A tricky site and good design come together in Christchurch.

A tricky site and good design come together in Christchurch.

Group Architects house for sale in Remuera

Designed by founding architect Bill Wilson, this Group Architects house is for sale for the first time.

Designed by founding architect Bill Wilson, this Group Architects house is for sale for the first time.

Couple make magic in Kerikeri

Couple make magic in Kerikeri

Couple make magic in Kerikeri

Family connections led to this incredible Christchurch renovation

Family connections led to this incredible Christchurch renovation

Family connections led to this incredible Christchurch renovation

Every inch of this small Auckland property has been used

Every inch of this small Auckland property has been used

Every inch of this small Auckland property has been used

How to make your dorm room cosy

It's your first time away from home, here's how to make your new flat or dorm room a sanctuary.

It's your first time away from home, here's how to make your new flat or dorm room a sanctuary.

Coast meets country at this Horowhenua new-build

Coast meets country at this Horowhenua new-build.

Coast meets country at this Horowhenua new-build.

Industrial workshop is given a dose of inner-city cool

An industrial Auckland workshop is given a dose of inner-city cool.

An industrial Auckland workshop is given a dose of inner-city cool.

Peek inside Matt Damon's LA home

Forget Bourne Supremacy... how about Home Supremacy?

Forget Bourne Supremacy... how about Home Supremacy?

Taratahi Hotel up for auction

A quick walk-through of the Taratahi Hotel in Carterton which is up for auction this week.

A quick walk-through of the Taratahi Hotel in Carterton which is up for auction this week.

Live out your 'Bridgerton' fantasy in this $9.8M Connecticut castle

Live out your 'Bridgerton' fantasy in this $9.8M Connecticut castle

Live out your 'Bridgerton' fantasy in this $9.8M Connecticut castle

Cure your insomnia: Warming pouch

Make a warming pouch with rice and dried lavender that you can use as a neck pillow, eye mask or simply put it next to your bed and let the scent calm you down.

Make a warming pouch with rice and dried lavender that you can use as a neck pillow, eye mask or simply put it next to your bed and let the scent calm you down.

A hidden tropical paradise

Artist Richard Moore has created a coral-inspired garden in Northland.

Artist Richard Moore has created a coral-inspired garden in Northland.

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 sun lounger

Jacob Leaf makes this stylish and contemporary version of the classic.

Jacob Leaf makes this stylish and contemporary version of the classic.

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.

Stunning homestead renovation in Kerikeri

This heritage-listed farmhouse built in 1880, is next to Te Waimate Mission in Northland.

This heritage-listed farmhouse built in 1880, is next to Te Waimate Mission in Northland.

Perfect Bond villain lair? Incredible house built into interior of coastal cliff

The perfect James Bond villain lair? An incredible house has been built into the interior of a coastal cliff. Called NCaved, the property is situated on a 6,000m2 site at a small secluded rocky cove on the Greek island of Serifos. NCaved was desig...

The perfect James Bond villain lair? An incredible house has been built into the interior of a coastal cliff. Called NCaved, the property is situated on a 6,000m2 site at a small secluded rocky cove on the Greek island of Serifos. NCaved was desig...

Cottagecore is huge right now

Cottagecore is huge right now.

Cottagecore is huge right now.

How to make a tin can trug

Upcycle tin cans into a nifty trug. Jacob Leaf shows you how.

Upcycle tin cans into a nifty trug. Jacob Leaf shows you how.

How to establish an espalier

Small but lusciously formed, this central Christchurch garden is a model of edible abundance.

Small but lusciously formed, this central Christchurch garden is a model of edible abundance.

Myths about home improvement projects

Before you start your home remodel, take a look at these remodeling myths.

Before you start your home remodel, take a look at these remodeling myths.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to make a spherical concrete planter

Yes, you start with a balloon.

Yes, you start with a balloon.

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.

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