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Three tips to getting on the housing ladder this year

Opinion: Your bank account and credit cards could be putting lenders off when you apply for a mortgage. William Tieu has some tips for first home buyers.

Opinion: Your bank account and credit cards could be putting lenders off when you apply for a mortgage. William Tieu has some tips for first home buyers.

3 Ways to keep houseplants alive while away on vacation

1. Give your plants a good soak

1. Give your plants a good soak

Follow the TikTok trend: Faux ceramic

Don't throw away your glass or plastic jars! Transform them into beautiful ceramic vases and planters with just one secret ingredient.

Don't throw away your glass or plastic jars! Transform them into beautiful ceramic vases and planters with just one secret ingredient.

5 Thrifty tips to help transform your garage

Sourcing your garage must-haves from thrift shops estate sales, yard sales, recycling facilities and other secondhand stores offers a great way to save money

Sourcing your garage must-haves from thrift shops estate sales, yard sales, recycling facilities and other secondhand stores offers a great way to save money

Fancy living in a $6m penthouse?

The 'house in the sky' will be the largest and most expensive apartment on the Auckland city fringes.

The 'house in the sky' will be the largest and most expensive apartment on the Auckland city fringes.

Family reunited with home

A century-old mansion has been bought by a Rangitīkei couple with close ties to its history.

A century-old mansion has been bought by a Rangitīkei couple with close ties to its history.

Dangerous house for sale in Wellington

Now abandoned, this derelict property for sale in Northland, Wellington has been deemed too dangerous to view.

Now abandoned, this derelict property for sale in Northland, Wellington has been deemed too dangerous to view.

Ria Akuhata lives in a van to pay off her mortgage faster

Ria Akuhata lives in a van to pay off her mortgage faster

Ria Akuhata lives in a van to pay off her mortgage faster

Mid-century Claude Megson house for sale

There's an architectural treasure down a right-of-way in Cliff Road, St Heliers - a Claude Megson house that has been put on the market reluctantly.

There's an architectural treasure down a right-of-way in Cliff Road, St Heliers - a Claude Megson house that has been put on the market reluctantly.

Geodesic dome house could be yours

Amazing Spaces "all-time favourite" home for sale

Amazing Spaces "all-time favourite" home for sale

Housing award winners from NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards 2021

These projects won housing awards in this year's NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards.

These projects won housing awards in this year's NZIA Canterbury Architecture Awards.

10 ways you'll know you're in the home of a millennial

Hey bestie, if your flat has three or more of these things — your decor might be cheugy.

Hey bestie, if your flat has three or more of these things — your decor might be cheugy.

Creative pots: Reusing boots

Looking for creative ideas for your pots this summer? Here you go!

Looking for creative ideas for your pots this summer? Here you go!

Make a basket plant stand for your favourite houseplant

Jacob Leaf turns a humble basket into this stylish pot holder for indoor plants.

Jacob Leaf turns a humble basket into this stylish pot holder for indoor plants.

Waiheke's sustainable flower farm

Christy Ralphs grows flowers on picturesque Waiheke - does she have the best job in the world?

Christy Ralphs grows flowers on picturesque Waiheke - does she have the best job in the world?

Pots to match the vast landscape of New Zealand

Yannick Fourbet brings his old world skills and creativity to his new home.

Yannick Fourbet brings his old world skills and creativity to his new home.

10 humidity-loving plants that will thrive in your bathroom

The bathroom is actually a great place for certain houseplants

The bathroom is actually a great place for certain houseplants

The eclectic London home of a Kiwi-born interiors blogger reflects her love of the unexpected

The eclectic London home of a Kiwi-born interiors blogger reflects her love of the unexpected

The eclectic London home of a Kiwi-born interiors blogger reflects her love of the unexpected

Grand Designs NZ 'treehouse' on Waiheke Island is on the market

The Oneroa "treehouse" build on Waiheke Island was one of the more strenuous projects to feature on Grand Designs NZ. But the view made it all worth while.

The Oneroa "treehouse" build on Waiheke Island was one of the more strenuous projects to feature on Grand Designs NZ. But the view made it all worth while.

She’s into books, he’s into building – their Wanaka home reflects both passions

She’s into books, he’s into building – their Wanaka home reflects both passions

She’s into books, he’s into building – their Wanaka home reflects both passions

Rambling gardens, a simple farmhouse, grapevines and animals - this Wairarapa couple have it sorted

Rambling gardens, a simple farmhouse, grapevines and animals - this Wairarapa couple have it sorted

Rambling gardens, a simple farmhouse, grapevines and animals - this Wairarapa couple have it sorted

Film producer Robin Scholes and the house she shouldn't have bought

Film producer Robin Scholes and the house she shouldn't have bought.

Film producer Robin Scholes and the house she shouldn't have bought.

Taranaki farming couple's getaway in the city

Taranaki farming couple reverse the usual holiday home trend with a getaway in the city.

Taranaki farming couple reverse the usual holiday home trend with a getaway in the city.

Sensational English style garden comes to the high country

Sensational English style garden comes to the high country.

Sensational English style garden comes to the high country.

Hexagonal Ian Burrow house for sale

Architect Ian Burrow designed this Castor Bay house in the '70s. He was invited back 40 years later to oversee a major renovation.

Architect Ian Burrow designed this Castor Bay house in the '70s. He was invited back 40 years later to oversee a major renovation.

An intergenerational garden near Gisborne is given new life and shape

An intergenerational garden near Gisborne is given new life and shape.

An intergenerational garden near Gisborne is given new life and shape.

Tenant Receives Key Of First Ever Dutch 3D-Printed Concrete 'Boulder' Home

The first tenant of the first ever Dutch 3D-printed concrete home has received the key. The house is a detached single-story home in the Eindhoven neighbourhood of Bosrijk. It has 94 square meters of net floor area spacious living room and two bed...

The first tenant of the first ever Dutch 3D-printed concrete home has received the key. The house is a detached single-story home in the Eindhoven neighbourhood of Bosrijk. It has 94 square meters of net floor area spacious living room and two bed...

Daffodil bulb planting tips

The Garden Gurus show how to get the best results from your bulbs.

The Garden Gurus show how to get the best results from your bulbs.

Married nursing couple spend $7,000 transforming mould-covered trailer into rental for travelling

A married nursing couple have transformed a mould-covered trailer into a beautiful rental home for travelling nurses. Before and after pics show the amazing results achieved by Janelle and Chad Payne in converting the trailer, which was given free...

A married nursing couple have transformed a mould-covered trailer into a beautiful rental home for travelling nurses. Before and after pics show the amazing results achieved by Janelle and Chad Payne in converting the trailer, which was given free...

From 'pocket of lawn' to plant wonderland

Craig Thorburn transformed his lawn and driveway into a unique and quirky green space.

Craig Thorburn transformed his lawn and driveway into a unique and quirky green space.

The garden their grand vision built

"A day not in the garden is a day wasted," Barry Rich and Lyn Atkinson believe. Here's the amazing property they created.

"A day not in the garden is a day wasted," Barry Rich and Lyn Atkinson believe. Here's the amazing property they created.

Rare Fritz Eisenhofer house on the market

Celebrated architect Fritz Eisenhofer designed this house in the 1960s, and it has been in the same family till now.

Celebrated architect Fritz Eisenhofer designed this house in the 1960s, and it has been in the same family till now.

NZIA Wellington Housing Award winners

Ten new houses received Housing Awards in the NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards.

Ten new houses received Housing Awards in the NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty NZIA Architecture Award winners

Sixteen new projects received awards in the 2021 Waikato/Bay of Plenty NZIA Architecture Awards.

Sixteen new projects received awards in the 2021 Waikato/Bay of Plenty NZIA Architecture Awards.

Vicarage restored to its former glory

Renovation pays tribute to social history of small town Geraldine.

Renovation pays tribute to social history of small town Geraldine.

TIDA New Zealand Kitchen of the Year winners wow

Kitchens don't get any better than this - these are the 2021 TIDA New Zealand Kitchens of the Year.

Kitchens don't get any better than this - these are the 2021 TIDA New Zealand Kitchens of the Year.

7 easy changes to make your home more eco-friendly

Although the world’s current environmental challenges may seem unbeatable, there are actually a number of ways you can help out at home.

Although the world’s current environmental challenges may seem unbeatable, there are actually a number of ways you can help out at home.

Where bacteria hides in your home

Where bacteria hides in your home

Where bacteria hides in your home

Four of the best villa renovations

From a colourful family home to a hi-tech villa with a hidden garage, these are the four best villas we've featured on Homed.

From a colourful family home to a hi-tech villa with a hidden garage, these are the four best villas we've featured on Homed.

Classic colour combinations for interiors by Resene

Want to bring a hint of colour to your rooms, without going overboard? Try these classic pairings by Resene.

Want to bring a hint of colour to your rooms, without going overboard? Try these classic pairings by Resene.

Former Karitane milk formula factory apartment conversion

This Category 1 heritage-listed apartment in the former Karitane Products Society factory in Wellington has come on the market.

This Category 1 heritage-listed apartment in the former Karitane Products Society factory in Wellington has come on the market.

This Auckland home looks like a movie set

With its own lake, a Victorian style turret, a pub and a water wheel, you can live out your wildest wild west dreams in this home.

With its own lake, a Victorian style turret, a pub and a water wheel, you can live out your wildest wild west dreams in this home.

5 Foods you can grow in a container garden

Peppers: Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright

Peppers: Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright

Play with yarn: Wooly bouquet

Don't worry if you don't have a green finger. These flowers will never die on you.

Don't worry if you don't have a green finger. These flowers will never die on you.

Harmony, colour and rhythmic lines come together in a Canterbury garden

Harmony, colour and rhythmic lines come together in a Canterbury garden.

Harmony, colour and rhythmic lines come together in a Canterbury garden.

A tiny garden paradise

This Blenheim garden is a lush plant repository

This Blenheim garden is a lush plant repository

A new post-quake home becomes one couple’s oasis of calm

A post-quake renovation becomes one couple’s oasis of calm.

A post-quake renovation becomes one couple’s oasis of calm.

One man’s revival of an avant-garde 1960s Taranaki home

One man’s revival of an avant-garde 1960s Taranaki home.

One man’s revival of an avant-garde 1960s Taranaki home.

Designer home on former farm

This designer home north of Auckland now stands where cattle once grazed

This designer home north of Auckland now stands where cattle once grazed

Couple buy iconic Wellington home sight-unseen

The Shoemacks bought their iconic Wellington home from the other side of the world.

The Shoemacks bought their iconic Wellington home from the other side of the world.

Auckland builder's own home hits the sweet spot.

Auckland builder's own home hits the sweet spot.

Auckland builder's own home hits the sweet spot.

Play with yarn: Wooly bird

Can you believe this cute bird is made out of yarn? It's actually so easy and aesthetic!

Can you believe this cute bird is made out of yarn? It's actually so easy and aesthetic!

Experts say these are the easiest houseplants to keep alive

With so many plant options out there, it can be intimidating to choose the right one for your home, especially if you’re inexperienced

With so many plant options out there, it can be intimidating to choose the right one for your home, especially if you’re inexperienced

Villa Candotti: an Italian garden in New Zealand

Peter and Jeanette Cranstoun have transformed the bare sheep paddocks, pretty much doing all of the work themselves.

Peter and Jeanette Cranstoun have transformed the bare sheep paddocks, pretty much doing all of the work themselves.

Secondhand interiors are here to stay

It seems we're increasingly willing to pay top dollar for vintage interior pieces from the right eras and designers.

It seems we're increasingly willing to pay top dollar for vintage interior pieces from the right eras and designers.

Group Architect's 1960s house for sale

Group Architect James Hackshaw designed this Papakura house for a family with nine children.

Group Architect James Hackshaw designed this Papakura house for a family with nine children.

Speedy makeover to sell changed owners' minds

When this Mt Eden house underwent a five-week makeover to sell, there was an unexpected outcome.

When this Mt Eden house underwent a five-week makeover to sell, there was an unexpected outcome.

How to build a living wall

Jacob Leaf shows how to build your own living wall, for privacy and raspberries.

Jacob Leaf shows how to build your own living wall, for privacy and raspberries.

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...

5 Foods You Can Grow in a Container Garden

1. Peppers. Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright. 2. Scallions.

1. Peppers. Use a container that's about 14 to 16 inches deep and secure with twine to keep upright. 2. Scallions.

Where are New Zealand's Sweetest Spots?

What's important about where you live? Whether it's diversity, sunshine, house prices - or something else - Stuff is helping find the Sweet Spot for you.

What's important about where you live? Whether it's diversity, sunshine, house prices - or something else - Stuff is helping find the Sweet Spot for you.

Cute wee Thorndon cottage comes to market

The property on Tinakori Rd has been held by the same family since 1899.

The property on Tinakori Rd has been held by the same family since 1899.

The Five Principles of Good Interior Design

Good decor design follows some simple rules... without being a slave to them.

Good decor design follows some simple rules... without being a slave to them.

Light up your life: The macrame lamp

Are you looking for a unique lamp shade for your nightstand? This macrame ballon lamp might be just what you need.

Are you looking for a unique lamp shade for your nightstand? This macrame ballon lamp might be just what you need.

Calming solar light mimics the glow of a sunset in your home

This solar light transmits the serene glow of a perfect sunset into your home. Created by award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel. Sunne is a light that is equipped with photovoltaic cells and an integrated battery, allowing it to harvest an...

This solar light transmits the serene glow of a perfect sunset into your home. Created by award-winning solar designer Marjan van Aubel. Sunne is a light that is equipped with photovoltaic cells and an integrated battery, allowing it to harvest an...

Garage of 21sqm is converted into a tiny home

Who needs lots of space? This garage has become a perfect tiny retreat in the middle of a gritty, urban area.

Who needs lots of space? This garage has become a perfect tiny retreat in the middle of a gritty, urban area.

Light up your life: The origami lamp

With just a few pieces of paper, you can make a beautiful origami lamp shade without hurting your wallet.

With just a few pieces of paper, you can make a beautiful origami lamp shade without hurting your wallet.

Meet the maker: Lloyd Brooke Anderson

Brook Anderson creates bespoke furniture in his Northland workshop, using hand tools.

Brook Anderson creates bespoke furniture in his Northland workshop, using hand tools.

Bamboo varieties for a quick-growing hedge

Want to screen off neighbours? Grow these non-invasive clumping bamboos.

Want to screen off neighbours? Grow these non-invasive clumping bamboos.

Group Architect's house designed for Len Castle for sale

This Titirangi house for sale was designed by Group Architect James Hackshaw for renowned potter Len Castle.

This Titirangi house for sale was designed by Group Architect James Hackshaw for renowned potter Len Castle.

5 steps to protect your feijoas from guava moth

5 steps to protect your feijoas from guava moth

5 steps to protect your feijoas from guava moth

Puhoi modern masterpiece for sale

This landmark house for sale in Puhoi was once the Zealandia Sculpture Gardens.

This landmark house for sale in Puhoi was once the Zealandia Sculpture Gardens.

A garden of ponds, pools & waterfalls

Two creative minds turned too many natural springs, poor drainage and shallow topsoil into an amazing garden.

Two creative minds turned too many natural springs, poor drainage and shallow topsoil into an amazing garden.

Art duo 'igniting joy globally' with their dayglo crochet

Husband and wife art team Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole at their home in Otahuhu, Auckland. Together they create dayglo Whakairo and pou from polystyrene and crochet. Rudi describes their work as “igniting joy globally”.

Husband and wife art team Lissy and Rudi Robinson-Cole at their home in Otahuhu, Auckland. Together they create dayglo Whakairo and pou from polystyrene and crochet. Rudi describes their work as “igniting joy globally”.

Bunnings home ticks all the boxes

Homeowners Steve and Sharleen paid around $200,000 all-up for their two-bedroom Bunnings DIY Dexter house, which is 101 square metres.

Homeowners Steve and Sharleen paid around $200,000 all-up for their two-bedroom Bunnings DIY Dexter house, which is 101 square metres.

You won't believe what is hidden beneath this humble barn...

A humble-looking barn hides an ultra-luxurious new hotel. The Gfell Hotel is located in the picturesque South Tyrol in Northeast Italy. It sits on top of a slope that provides views over unspoiled forests & meadows. But the traditional wooden stru...

A humble-looking barn hides an ultra-luxurious new hotel. The Gfell Hotel is located in the picturesque South Tyrol in Northeast Italy. It sits on top of a slope that provides views over unspoiled forests & meadows. But the traditional wooden stru...

How to make a rhubarb leaf birdbath

Here's how to make a rhubarb leaf birdbath. You could also use any large leaves at hand.

Here's how to make a rhubarb leaf birdbath. You could also use any large leaves at hand.

Easy-care hot coloured blooms for late summer

These golden and bronze perennials don't just tolerate drought, they thrive in the dry and bloom through late summer to autumn.

These golden and bronze perennials don't just tolerate drought, they thrive in the dry and bloom through late summer to autumn.

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants.

8 Tips for Taking Care of House Plants.

Homeowners should always check these things in the Winter

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to keep everything in your home in top shape and ready for whatever winter brings.

As a homeowner, it’s your responsibility to keep everything in your home in top shape and ready for whatever winter brings.

10 things to do with chokos

Some of your best suggestions for what to do with a bumper crop of chokos.

Some of your best suggestions for what to do with a bumper crop of chokos.

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.

Loft conversion in Hamilton creates stunning home

Converting this original grain store into a New York-style loft was a labour of love for the owners.

Converting this original grain store into a New York-style loft was a labour of love for the owners.

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.

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