Permanent materials used to be a real selling point. Abode’s architectural expert, Greg Young, asks why New Zealanders have moved away from low maintenance cladding.
Abode’s Landscape architecture expert Tony Milne looks at how technology is creeping into our landscape and garden space.
This beautiful serene space has been created as an inviting and comfortable escape that’s refreshingly gender-neutral.
Indoors and outdoors, there are multiple ways to heat your home. With help from Simply Heat, you can keep yourself cosy, without costing the earth.
It’s the room where we begin each and every day, preparing ourselves to face the world, and Oakleys’ in-house bathroom designer Karen Kim believes, for this reason, it’s worthwhile investing in making our bathroom something a bit special.
Thoughts on interior lighting design by Sarah Eaton of Tailormade Space, Abode’s resident interior designer
Taking a new and innovative approach to home heating, Herschel Infrared’s stylish and energy-efficient heaters heat the surfaces and objects in your home – including you – keeping the whole area warmer for longer.
Few in the construction industry in New Zealand are more passionate about delivering energy-efficient high-performance homes than the team from Dan Saunders Construction – and they have years of experience doing exactly that.
In many parts of the world, central heating has been a feature of households for decades. The team at Central Heating New Zealand aims to bring the exceptional comfort and warmth provided by central heating systems to as many New Zealand homes and businesses as they can.
Sourcing stone from the finest quarries in the world, CDK Stone has become one of the largest suppliers of natural stone products in New Zealand and Australia. Every piece of stone in CDK’s broad range is a one-off slice of nature, each with its own unique and beautiful characteristics.
Following the renovation of this charming seaside townhouse, thoughtfully designed by Yardley and Foster Architecture, the delighted owners are surprised at the joys of living small.
Just two months after moving in, this Clifton Hill family are already delighting in their newly built home, thanks to Steve Brown Builders and team.
Lately, household waste has become a hot topic in the kitchen design world and with the recent ban on single-use plastic bags, and a renewed push to reduce, reuse and recycle, planning how to take care of your household rubbish has become a vital part of any design solution.
The goal of the Superhome Movement is to mitigate the effects of housing on the environment by normalising healthier, resource-efficient homes which utilise renewable and passive energy, collect and reuse rainwater and minimise waste. The Movement provides open source sharing of new design ideas, technologies and building techniques, by connecting leading experts in the industry with each other and the wider community.
When the team from expert build company Gregg Architectural Builders embarks on a project, the client is given a firm ‘move in’ date, and for the company’s directors Katey and Colin Gregg’s own transformational renovation, things were no different.
People have used various techniques to remove smoke from their homes for thousands of years, Abode’s architecture expert, Greg Young, muses on the endurance of the chimney as an architectural feature.
Abode’s Landscape architecture expert Tony Milne discovers that indoor-outdoor flow is not such a new concept after all.
There is something quite magical about a frosty winter evening, the kind where cold hands are warmed with mugs of steaming hot cocoa, and blankets are draped accordingly.
There is a dramatic colour trend doing the rounds – dark tone-on-tone rooms that are at once cocooning and welcoming, but also strikingly rich.