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happyfamiliesincludingyourpetsthemagazinecolouredbyReseneheadingforautumnwithhomeheatingideasmakeyourselfahomerrp7.95fuss-freelivingthelowmaintenanceissuehousewallsoorroofhomeseehousecolourtexturedetaildesignwinter06 StainmasterisaregisteredtrademarkofINVISTAforcarpet.MasterStoreisaregisteredtrademarkforINVISTAapprovedretailersofStainmasterCarpet.INV0109BCHEItllcomeasnosurprisethatasAustraliasCulturalAmbassadorIliketokeepabreastoffashiontrends.Butifyoudonthavethesameairforfashionasmedontdespair.WithitsfashionablerangeofcontemporarycoloursstylesanddesignsStainmasterCarpetwillbeabeautifuladditiontoanyhome.AndofcourseStainmasterCarpetisalsotheundisputedmasterofstainresistanceguaranteedtoresiststainsfrommostcommonhouseholdfoodanddrinks.Itsahardworkeranditllkeepitsgoodlooksforyearsjustlikeme.SirLesPatterson.AustraliasCulturalAmbassador.ForfreeinformationandyournearestMasterStorevisitstainmaster.com.auorcall1800335624AUSor0800468420NZ Hardworkingfashion. bathroomslaundrieskitchensandgas...itswhatweknowForafreecopyofPlumbingWorldslatestbathroomscataloguephone0800106943orcallintoyournearestbranch.www.plumbingworld.co.nzwesupplytheproductsandtheexpertisetohelpcreateNewZealandsmostexquisitebathroomsatPlumbingWorldwearethereforyoueverystepofthewayPWP12131 welcomefromtheeditorTwofactorscommontotheKiwilifestyleareadesiretoownourownhomeandaloveofpets.Howeverstrikingabalancebetweenmaintainingyourhouseandndingtimetoenjoywithfamilyandanimalcompanionsisntalwayseasy.Youknowthingshavereachedasadstateofaffairswhenyoudontgoawayforaholidayweekendbecausetheresgardeningtobedoneandthehouseneedswater-blasting.Itssimplyamazinghowmuchtimemostofusndourselvesspendingontheupkeepofourhomes.SointhisissueofHabitatwetakealookattwohomesafamilyhouseinAucklandandaholidayhomeinTurangithathavebothbeendesignedforminimalmaintenance.WealsostepintoastunninggardeninLowerHuttwherethelawn-mowinghaslargelybeenreplacedbystrikingplanting.Wealsooffersomeideasonhowtocreatepet-friendlyenvironmentsplussometipsonhappilyco-existingwithyouranimals.IfyourefeelinginaDIYmoodandhavealittletimeupyoursleevefollowourstep-by-stepinstructionsforbuildingawoodendogkennel.Wemeetsomeinterestingpeopletoointhisissue.WecatchupwithMarkLeishmanandchattoMauriceKainfabricdesignerTanyaWolfkamp.WealsoinvestigatetheartofthescenicartistwithKathrynLimwhosspentthelastcoupleofyearspaintingonPeterJacksonslmsets.Wehopeyouenjoytheread.Asalwayspleaseletusknowiftheresmoreyoudliketoseeorifyouhaveanyspecicquestionsyoudlikeanswered.pictureKallanMacLeodmakeupandhairMichaelAshtonfromReseneIthasbeenabusystarttotheyearwiththereleaseofTheRangeWhitesNeutralsacollectionof300whitesneutralsandmonochromatichues.WevealsolaunchedanumberofinnovationssuchasReseneWaterborneSidewalkawaterborneoor-ingandpavingpainttomakepaintingeasier.YoullndoutmoreabouttheseproductsinthisissueofHabitatorpopintoyournearestReseneColorShoporourwebsitetondfurtherdetails.WevealsorecentlyhadthehonourofbeingnamedBestInteriorPaintandBestExteriorPaintaswellaswinningtheSupremeAwardintheAGMSpeciersChoiceAwardsannouncedinlate2005.InadditiontheResenewebsitewonaHitWiseawardforbeingthemostvisitedinitscategorysothankyoutoallthosewhohavesupportedus.Nowwiththewintermonthsapproachingourattentionoftenturnstodecoratinginsidetoescapethechillsandrainoutside.Withmanyinteriorpaintshavinglowodoursitcanbetemptingtokeepthewindowsanddoorsshut.Howeverthiscaninhibitthecureofyourpaintsobesuretoplanyourventilationbeforeyoustartworkandkeepthepaintwellventilatedwhileitisdryingtogetthebestresult.IfyouarestuckinsidethiswinterandlookingforinspirationlogontotheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzinNewZealandorwww.resene.com.auinAustraliaandimmerseyourselfinhundredsofpagesofpaintadviceinformationandinspirationordownloadReseneEzyPaintvirtualpaintingsoftwareandpaintyourhousewithoutleavingthecomfortofyourchair.Happysurng7 CoverPhotographybyLucentMedia.HousedesignedbyMcNaughtArchitecture.ArtworkbyJudyMillar.GetthecoverlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSisal.EditorsRachelMacdonaldArticulateCommunicationManagingEditorJulianAndrewsAdvertisingManagerVanessaMowlemProductionDirectorLisaMortonProductionManagerEstherLauriePublishersJohnBakerJulianAndrewsDesignMaximGroupLtdDesignTeamMaryDavyHeleneDehmerHelenGilliganKirstyHarveyAliceHuangTristanOShannessyMartineRyanPrintingPMPPrintPublishedbyJonesPublishingLtdPOBox91344AMSCAucklandNewZealandTelephone6493606424Facsimile6493587291www.jonespublishing.co.nzPublishedforInNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENEInAustraliaResenePaintsAustLtdPOBox785AshmoreCityQLD4214Websitewww.resene.com.auEmailadviceresene.com.auPhone1800738383Habitatisabi-annualpublication.ThecontentsofHabitatarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthepublisher.OpinionsexpressedinHabitatarenotnecessarilythoseofResenePaintsorthepublisher.Noresponsibilityisacceptedfortheauthorssuggestionsorconclusionsorforanyerrorsoromissions.Copyright2006ResenePaintsLtd.ISSN1176-8010Coloursareascloseastheprintingprocessallows.credits DECADESAHEADINTECHNOLOGYWITHSTYLESmegisavailablefromKitchenThingsG2andBettaElectrical.Pleasevisitwww.applico.co.nztondthestorenearestyou.INNEWZEALANDCELEBRATING20YRS 14Stunningviewsandeasyfamilylivinglieattheheartofthisnewseasidehomehomebytheseacontents48Keepingthingssimpleandstraightforwardwasimportantwhenitcametodesigningthisriver-frontholidayhomeariverrunsbybalancingactWhatisfengshuiandhowcouldyoumakeitworkforyourhome5843beginnersguidetolivingwithanimalsLivingsafelyandcomfortablywiththeanimalmembersofthefamilysettingthesceneKathrynLimhaspaintedherwayintomostofourrecentlocallymadelms39testpotsTodaysdesignanddecoratinginnovations25beginnersguidetoonetablefourlooksGreatideasforspecialoccasions63thefamilyHQAthomewithMarkLeishman70chiaroscuroArtDecoinspirationmeetscolourcontrastsinthisnewkitchen75diykidzFunandgamesfortheyoungermembersofthefamily80step-by-stepBuildingadogkennel72pictureperfectMeetdesignerTanyaWolfkamp8011 fromReseneReaderoffersanddiscounts114tipstricksTurnuptheheat94responsiblerenovatingThinkenergyefciency103TextureandcolourcreateadramaticgardenthetexturedgardenbeachbathingAbathroomwitharealsenseofplace98116choosingandusingaColourconsultantwinwithHabitat126goinggreen20energy-savingtips112offtheshelfNewtomarket120heyHabitatYourquestionsandviews12886step-by-stepguidetowallpaperingForgetallthatglueonthepapertheresaquickercleanerway84hardtruthWhatgoesintomakingcolourcharts11812 LUXAFLEXBlindsareFuture-ProofAccreditedwww.luxaflex.co.nzRegisteredtrademarksofHunterDouglasLimitedTHEARTOFTRANSFORMATIONCOUNTRYWOODSCEDARVENETIANBLINDSBYLUXAFLEX 14 wordsPennyLewispicturesLucentMediaPeoplevisitandjustsaywowbuttobehonestbecauseitsthereallthetimewetendtotakeitforgrantedshesays.ThenewhousedesignedbyJulianGuthrieofGodwardGuthrieArchitectureisonagenerouslysized830sqmclifftopsection.Acouncilreservebelowmeansthewidesweepofvistaonthesiteseasternankisunimpededwhileawalkingtrackallowsaccesstothesandinfront.Someofthesectionsfurtheralongtheroaddropawaywithsheercliffssowereluckytohaveaneasywalktothebeach.ItsalsoveryprivatehereKerynsays.TheHendersonhomewhichsheshareswithhusbandJaredandtoddlerdaughterZoeisalsolocatedononeofthewidestsectionsalongtheclifftop.Beforebuildingthecouplelivedinatwo-storeyLockwoodhomethesectionspreviousdwelling.KerynHendersonadmitsshecangetalittlecomplacentaboutthemagnicentseaviewframedbypohutukawawhichisafeatureofherhomeinAucklandsBucklandsBeach.homebythesea15 Ithadoneofthoseclosed-offgalley-stylekitchenswhichwedidntlikesoweopenedupthewallwithachain-sawwhichwastheonlychangewemadeKerynsays.Whiletheoldplacedidtakeadvantageoftheviewsallthelivingspacewasonthetopoor.AlthoughtherewasasmalldeckitallowednoaccesstothegrassbelowsomethingKerynfeltwasimportanttocaterforinanynewdesignespeciallywiththeprospectofstartingafamily.HoweverwhiletheoldhomemaynothavehadalinktothegardenoutsideitselevatedlivingareadidprovideviewstothewestlookingovertheTamakiRivertoGlendowieandPakuranga.KerynsaysJaredwaseagertomaintainthisaspectinthenewhousemeaningthatonceagainthelivingzonewouldneedtobeelevated.WithdifferencesinsomeoftheirpreferencesKerynsaystheyeachwrotealistofrequirementswhichtheypassedontoJulianwhohadbeenrecommendedtothemafterPeoplevisitandjustsaywowbuttobehonestbecauseitsthereallthetimewetendtotakeitforgranted.alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages202316 hedesignedahouseforfriendsnearby.EventhoughthatlookwasmoremodernthanwhattheHendersonswantedforthemselvesKerynsaystheyclickedwithhimstraightaway.Sherecallsherlistaskedforthehousetocatereasilyforeverydayfamilylifesuchascominghomewiththegroceryshopping.Shewantedanopen-planlivingspacewithgoodindooroutdoorowdecksandplentyofroomforkidsandtheabilitytoeasilystepoutontothelawn.Shealsowantedaseparatespaceateenagezoneforthechildrenastheygotolder.Jaredabuilderbytradesoughttomakethemostoftheviews.HehadoriginallyintendedtobuildthehousehimselfbutacceptedapositionwithTeamNewZealandandsointheendbroughtinhelptonishthejob.Thecoupleagreedtheywantedthehousetobeclassicnothingtootrendyorretroinstyle.Therearequiteafewclassic-stylehomesalongthisstreetandwefeltanythingtooboxywouldstandout.WewantedsomethingthatwasmodernbutwouldstillagenicelyKerynsays.17 ThenishedresultcatersfortheHendersonsrequire-mentsperfectly.JulianGuthriesayshesoughttodesignaresidencewithatimelessbeachhousestyle.Describingthedesignhesaysithasmoreofatraditionalbungalowbeachhousequalitythananythingtoominimalistorhigharchitecture.ThelayoutisessentiallyL-shapedwithastackofroomstothewestandalivingzonereachingtowardsthewatertotheeast.SeekingtogivethehomeimmediatewarmthandcharacterJulianspecieddetailingsuchascopperforthegutteringfrontentranceandgaragedoor.Copperisanidealmaterialforneartheseaasitnaturallypatinasoffhesays.Foranold-schoolqualitytheHendersonsoptedfortimberframingandcedarweatherboards.TheexteriorwasthenpaintedinReseneWhitePointerandResenePravda.Anothertimberelementisthedark-stainedcedarslatsspeciedbyJuliantoshieldtheglazingonthewesternLookingouttotheseaviewandwithabalconythemasterbedroomfeelslikearealretreat.18 onthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsCladdingPlywoodcorrugatedironandcorrugatedbreglassfromSupremePlasticsOnehungaReseneWhitePointerArchitectJulianGuthrieofGodwardGuthrieArchitectsFlowersVidaFloreReseneChargerGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoResenePravdaandReseneWhitePointer.ReseneDieselGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSpanishWhitevariants.sideofthehousewhichistheroadfrontage.Whilestilladmittingplentyoflightintotheensuitebathroomandguestbedroombehinditthisshutter-likelayerprovidesalterofprivacyandalittleintrigue.Themotifofthecedarslatsisrepeatedoverthedecksontheeasternsideofthehouseassun-screencanopies.WithJaredbeingaprofessionalsailorandKerynhavingasailingbackgroundherselfJulianincludedsomesubtlenauticalreferencesinthedesign.HecateredforJaredswishtoretainthepanoramiceasternandwesternwaterviewswithathirdlevelatthefrontofthehouse.Appearingtower-likeinthehomesfaadethespaceresemblesacrowsnestandmakesanidealhomeofce.Itsagreatmancavethearchitectsays.Accesstothecrowsnestisalsonautical.Thegrey-paintedfoldedsteel-platestaircaseissimilartosomethingyoudndinaship.OnthenextleveldownisaguestbedroomandensuiteidealastheHendersonsoftenhavesailingfriendstostayfromoverseas.Theninanothernauticaltouchaglassgangplank-likewalkwayleadstothemasterbedroomwalk-inwardrobeandensuite.Heretooisasecondsmallerbedroom.Itscurrentlyusedasanurserybutwouldmakeanidealsecondofce.Lookingouttotheseaviewandwithabalconythemasterbedroomfeelslikearealretreat.Alsoonthislevelisaroomwiredupasahomeentertainmentden.Designedasacosywinterspaceithasshuttersthatopenuptoaviewoftheseaandthekitchenandmainlivingareabelow.Stepsleaddowntothemainopen-planlivingsectionofthehousewhichhasjarrahooringforeasycare.Withapitchedceilingandalookreminiscentofraftersandsarkingthisgenerousspaceislikeaboatshed.Thehighstud4.5minthecentreaddstothefeelingofspaciousness.Alargelymonochromaticcolourschemewithwhitewallsanddarkbluekitchencabinetrymeanstheviewoftheseaoutsideremainsthehero.Theceilingstyleextendsoutsidetoformaloggiausedasanoutdoordiningareawhichisalsowireduptothehomessoundsystem.LargealuminiumslidersallowtheeasyowbetweeninsideandoutthattheHendersonswereafter.Thehomeslowestlevelfeaturesadoublegaragelaundryandaseparatekidswing.Heretheresanotherlivingroomabathroomandtwobedrooms.BoththebedroomshaveFrenchdoorsleadingtoaprivatewalledcourtyardoutside.PlantedwitholivetreestheresalsoadecorativebeachedolddinghyanodtotheHendersonsloveofsailing.Andtheyhavebuiltahousetheylove.IwouldntchangeathingKerynsays.ResenePravdaReseneDblSpanishWhiteReseneMajesticBlue19 alternativesolutionUseshapeandcolourtocreatearelaxedfeel.20 JillCarrollfromcolourwavessuggeststhisalternativedesignEasylivingwithahintofretrocharacterisesthisinteriorscheme.Theintentionistomoveawayfromsquarelinearshapesandintroducemoreroundedformsbywayofthetablechairsandthesofa.Beingabeachhousethisopenspaceneedsarelaxedfeelandanundemandingcolourpalette.Iprefertoworkwithcoloursthatprovideapsychologicalliftorthatconveyhealingandharmony.ResenePeriglacialBlueisaverysoothingwallcolourwhileReseneCondoranchorsthereplacegivingthisfocalpointmorestrength.ReseneTravisabovethereplaceisanewyellow-basedneutralacolourgroupwereonceagainmovingtowards.Thecasualdiningsettingcouldbemovedoutsideformealsortoenjoytheviewwhilethechairscouldbeusedwhenadditionalseatingisneededinthelounge.Theartworkiscommissionedtopullthecolourschemetogether.ResenePeriglacialBlueReseneHalfSpanishWhiteReseneTravisReseneCondorsaulamarinasofaMatisseFurniturecirclesartworkinReseneGreenMeetsBlueTravisCondorandWanWhiteStephanieMiddletonisitartwww.isitart.co.nzrugSourceMondial093773068www.sourcemondial.co.nzdiningtableandchairsMatisseFurnitureAucklandWellingtonChristchurch093022284044999891033660623www.matisse.co.nzJillCarrollcolourwavesphone095288812jillcolourwaves.co.nzjulescoffeetableMatisseFurniture21 alternativesolutionCleancutmeetsboldforacontemporaryspace.22 JennyHeperifromTownandCountryWindowCoveringssuggeststhisalternativeschemeTheideabehindthisdesignistocreateclean-cutlineswithoutthespacebeingtoominimalistandtointroducesomecolourintothescheme.Workingwithabaseofchocolate-brown-tonedfurnituretocreateawoodytexturedlookboldredandgreenelementscouldbeintroducedtogivethedcorsomepunch.Theresultisamodernistcontemporaryroomthatsneithertoominimalistnortooover-the-topandbusy.Iwouldretaintheexistingfurnitureplacementasitworkswellandsuitstheroom.ReseneGannetGreyReseneBittersweetReseneAspiringReseneArthouseleathercouchesHunterFurniture033482909www.hunterfurniture.co.nzJennyHeperiTownandCountryWindowCoveringsPhone033594629town-countryxtra.co.nzsidetableJavaFurnitureGiftwarediningtableJavaFurnitureGiftware033651877artworkRaeWest0212873275www.raewest.co.nzcoffeetableJavaFurnitureGiftwareartworkNakedArtwww.nakedart.co.nzrugRugWorld033797080www.rugs4u.co.nzdiningchairsAskoDesign033665678cushionsTownandCountryInteriors23 TheHomeIdeasspecialExpoisbeingheldinCHRISTCHURCHon12th13th14thMayWELLINGTON20th21stMayAUCKLAND17th18thJuneWhatcouldbemoreinspirationalthanaseven-dayhomedesigncentrewithahugerangeofbuildingandrenovationproductsavailableonpermanentdisplaynosalespressureandplentyofongoingsupportandfreeproductinformationallwithinarelaxedandelegantlyinformalsettingTheHomeIdeasCentreisaninnovativecompanymeetingtheneedsofhomeownerswhoarefacedwiththedilemmaofwhichproductorbrandtochoose.TimeisoftheessenceandthatiswhytheHomeIdeasCentrehaspositioneditselftobecomeNewZealandsanswertoeveryhomeownersdreamacompanythatoffersmassiveshowroomswithpermanentdisplaysandfreepublicaccesssevendaysaweek.WithcentresinAucklandWellingtonandChristchurchthisonestopresourcecentremeansvisitorsanddesignerscansaveprecioustimetravelingfrombusinesstobusinessseekingvaluableinformationthatwillultimatelyhelpthemmaketherightchoices.Thisisamustattendeventforpeoplebuildingorrenovatingasthelatestandgreatestproductswillbeondisplaywithfreeadvicefromcompanyconsultantsbuildersanddesigners.HomeownersdreamscometrueTheHomeIdeasCentrealwaysevolvingalwaysinspiring.ADVERTORIAL testpotsthegrassisgreenerbrownerwhiterGrassclothisaperennialfavouritewithdesignersawallcoveringthataddstextureandnaturalserenitytointeriors.Thisenvironmentallyfriendlyhandmadematerialusesnaturalreedjuteandarrowrootbresandsuitsbothclassicandcontemporaryenvironments.SlightvariationsofcolourandtextureareinherentcharacteristicsandworkwellwiththeearthyandoxidehuesoftheReseneTheRange2006andTheRangeWhitesNeutralsfandecks.ViewtheGrassclothscollectionexclusivetoReseneatReseneColorShopsnationwide.satinwashMethvenhascreatedanewstandardinluxuryshowering.Genesisispartoftheaward-winningSatinjetrangeandpromisestorejuvenateyourmindandbody.WithauniversalttingthataccommodatesanyexistingslideshowersystemanyonecanexperienceSatinjetforthemselves.Formoreinformationvisitwww.methvenltd.com.ResenePiratetheoneONESeatingByFletcherVaughanisaninnovativedesigncomprisinglayersofhigh-qualityfoam.Eachlayerhasadifferentdensityprovi-dingcomfortandstability.Theresultisasculpturallookwithsuperiorcomfort.Call093784113forstockistsorvisitwww.etcher-systems.co.nz.ReseneShadowyLavender25 testpotswww.beurer.co.nzcombiningthehighesttechnicalqualitywithconsumatestyleBG80GlassdiagnosticscalesGlassandaluminiumdesignsafetyglasslargeLCDdisplaybodyfatbodywaterandmuscleanalysis0.14memorylocationsstandardsportsmenmode100gdivisionsmaximumload150kg.BG65GlassdiagnosticscalesGlassdesignsafetyglasstransparentelectrodesbodyfatbodywaterandmuscleanalysis0.14memorylocationsdirectselectathletemode100gdivisionsmaximumload150kg.DS80DietkitchenscalesBrushedstainlesssteeldesignglassplatelargeLCDdisplaycalculationofkcalkJKhfatBUcholesterolandprotein1gdivisionsmaximumload5kg.whispersmoothThissmartnewwindowtreatmentfromLuxaexisavailableinawiderangeoffabricsandsunscreenscoloursandneutrals.Idealforcomplementinglargeorwide-widthwindowsthefabricpanelsaresuspendedverticallyfromawhisper-smoothaluminiumtrack.Call095742200orvisitwww.luxaex.co.nz.keepitcoolThenewElectroluxSidebySideRefrigeratorisstyledtocomplementyourkitchenandspecdtocomple-mentyourlifestyle.Itincorporatescleverstoragesolutionsanti-bacterialtreatmentforafresherfridgeandmark-resistantstainlesssteeltocutdownoncleaning.Call095732220.ablutionevolutionItalysCatalanoceramicmanufac-turerhasahistoryofinnovativeproductdevelopment.ThisevolutioncontinueswiththeelegantnewCrangerecentlyreleasedinEuropeandnowavailableinNewZealandthroughimporteranddistributorPlumbline.FindPlumblineat257ThorndonQuayWellingtonorcall045689898.ReseneSensualRedReseneDarkCrimson pauseamomentThelatestreleasefromDesignMobelincorporateslightandsoundinonestunningrimubeddesign.ThebedfeaturesarangeofoptionalaccessoriesincludinganiPoddockaBosesoundsystemlampsintegratedintosideshelvingandanunder-shelfstoragetray.PauseisavailablefromBedpoststoresthroughoutNewZealandphone0800337446orvisitwww.dm.co.nz.repelledAnewwaterborneversionofReseneAquapelwaterrepellenthasbeenformulatedtocombineeforescencecontrolwithalong-termwater-beadingeffecttodeterwaterpenetration.ItmaybeusedonitsownorasaprimerunderwaterbornecoatingsespeciallyunderReseneAquaShieldmineraleffectandisalsoidealasaclearprotectivenishoverconcrete.WaterborneReseneAquapelissuitableforbothinteriorandexterioruseandhasVOCsoflessthan10gmL.AvailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwide.soundoffEnjoythesubstantialdesignofthepastcombinedwithclearmodernsoundinthisretroradiofromTheLimit.Call093582726oremailsalesthelimit.co.nz. testpotsmarlboroughescapeWarmupthiswinterwithMarlboroughluxuryannelettemadefrom100brushedcottonwithasatinribboninset.Availableinplaincoloursorprintsandindividuallyorinsheetsets.AvailablefromleadingretailstoresorcallMarlboroughTextileson098205806orvisitwww.derekcorp.co.nzforyourneareststockist.therightwhiteWhetherbeigescreamsoff-whitesorhazygreystyourdescriptionoftheperfectwhiteorneutralyoullndtheminTheRangeWhitesNeutrals.Onceboasting195colouroptionsTheRangeWhitesNeutralshasexpandedto300whitesandneutralsselectionsincludingnewdarkbrownsblacksandaddi-tionalvariationsofsomefavouriteResenehues.AvailablefromReseneColorShops.ReseneLumberjackevencoolerReseneCoolColourtechnologyhasbeeninhotdemandforeverythingfromweather-boardstowindowsills.CoolColoursreectmoreheatthannormalcoloursreducingstressonthesubstrateandkeepingtheinsideofthebuildingcooler.ToenableReseneCoolColourstobeusedonawiderrangeofprojectstheyarenowavailableinReseneLumbersidersatinacrylicReseneSonyx101semi-glossReseneHi-GloglossacrylicReseneX-200waterproongmembraneReseneEnamacrylglosswaterborneenamelReseneLustacrylsemi-glosswaterborneenamelandReseneAquaShieldmineraleffect.YoucanndmoretechnicalinformationintheReseneHi-GlocolourchartoratyourReseneColorShop.ReseneIkoIkoallearthyThenewReseneLumbersidercolourcharthasbeenreinventedasapaletteofmuddyearthyhuesrangingfromlightthroughmid-tonesandintothedeepershadesincorporatingsomefavouritesfromolderTheRangefandecks.Thenewpalettereectstheincreasinguseofmid-tonesforexteriorscomplementedbystrongerhues.Smokyundertonesaddacommonthememakingcolourschemingquickandeasy.CopiesofthechartareavailablefromReseneColorShopsororderyourcopyonlinefromwww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAUST.lovemeAquaticasnewestrangecomesfromItaliandesignerMauricioDuranti.ThedistinguishedLoveMerangeboastseye-catchingcontemporarydesignscomprisingvariousbasinmixersforthekitchenandshowermixersandbathspoutsforthebathroom.Winnerofthe2005GoodDesignAward.www.aquatica.co.nz28 DriconandMonierBrickhavegottogethertocreatearangeofpre-mixedColouredTradeMortarTMinsevenstandardcoloursdesignedtocomplementorcontrastwithMonierBrickkilnredbricks.Driconcanevenproducepre-mixedmortarinawidevarietyofadditionalcustomisedcolours.Soforeitheramodernmonolithic-stylenishoratimelessandsubtlecontrastingnishsimplychoosetherightmortarandbrickcombination.DriconMonierBrickColouredTradeMortarTMisperfectforbothresidentialandcommercialapplications.Itsavailableatallgoodbuildersmerchantsineasytohandle30kgbags.Findoutmorebycalling0800DRICON0800374266orvisitwww.dricon.co.nzMatchingDriconColouredTradeMortarTMandMonierBrickProductsthehighlevelofnaturalrawmaterialsusedinbothDriconColouredTradeMortarTMandMonierBrickclaybricksmakeitimpossibletoachieveperfectcolourmatchingbetweenmortarandbricks.Somevariationsincolourwillappearthesevariationsonlyservetohighlighttheappearanceoftheproductcombination.MonierBrickisaregisteredtrademarkofCSRBuildingProductsNZLtd.RadAliceFIR379 professionalsindemandHundredsofprofessionalsfrompaintersandwallpaperersthroughtoarchitectsandcolourconsultantsarelistedonthefreeReseneFind-A-ProfessionaltradelistingontheResenewebsite.Thisisavaluableresourceforhomeownersandotherindustryprofessionals.Sonexttimeyouneedahandonyourdecoratingprojectcheckoutwww.resene.co.nzprofessionalssearch-professionals.jsptestpotsnewavoursPresentinganewrangeofmodernstonetechnologythatbringssophisticationanddesigntobothdomesticandcommercialspaces.TretheweyQuartzstoneisavailableinnaturalcoloursthroughtostarlightsurfacestosuitawiderangeofdcors.Viewthenewrangeonlineatwww.trethewey.co.nz.boatiebewiseForboatownerskeentodotheirownpaintingorjustwantingtounderstandwhattheprofessionalmarinepainterisdoingthenewAltexPaintSystemsGuideisessential.Theguideisafreeeasy-to-understand56-pagebookletidealforpleasureboatownersprofessionalboatpaintersandboatbuilders.InadditiontodetailedinformationontheextensiverangeofAltexYachtBoatPaintcoatingsyoullndhandyhintsonhowtobestmixthinandapplythemfortheoptimumresult.ThePaintSystemsGuideisavailablefreefromAltexYachtBoatPaintsnationwidenetworkofspecialistmarinepaintstockists.attractivewarmresilientquiet22RESENEcoloursintherangecustomcoloursavailableCorkSuppliesLtd094433134salescorksupplies.co.nzwww.corkconcepts.comNATURALECO-FRIENDLYCORKFLOORINGResenePaua getconnectedMostofusarenowfamiliarwiththeworldwidewebandarecomfortableaccessingitfromthenearestcomputerbutturntothemobilisedwebsitesceneandcondencetendstodrop.SelectionsfromtheResenewebsitearenowavailableonyourWAP-enabledcellphonesimplytextReseneto4722.YoullreceiveareplyemailandifyourphoneisWAP-orWEB-enabledjustclickonthelinkandyoullndyourselfinthemobileweb.EasyYoucanthenaccessReseneproductdatasheetsReseneColorShopmapscontactdetailsandopeninghoursarchitectsmemosandmuchmoreonyourcellphone.testpotssplashcolourComplementaResenebathroomcolourschemewithaLaVerrecolouredglassshowersystemfromAtlantis.AtlantisBathroomStylehasdesignedandmanufacturedacolouredglassshowersystemthatcanbeback-paintedinshadesfromtheReseneTotalColourSystem.Easytoachievethecolouredwallslookattractiveandadddepth.Formoreinformationontoningshowerstoroomschemescontactinfoatlantis.net.nz.stepbystepReseneSidewalksolventbornepavingpainthashadalonghistoryofprovidingprotectionforporchespathsandstepsalloverthecountry.Keentoofferwaterbornealter-nativesResenehasnowreleasedwaterborneReseneSidewalk.UnlikeitspredecessorthistsintothestandardReseneTotalColourSystemtintingregimeallowingyoutochoosefrommorethan900shadescomparedtotheexistingrangeof20colouroptions.InkeepingwiththetrendtowardslowsheennisheswaterborneReseneSidewalkhasasatinnishandisperfectlyathomeindoorsoronporchespathsstepsgarageoorsandotherhigh-trafcareas.Foranon-skidoptioncom-bineReseneSidewalkwithSRGGritoroptforReseneNon-SkidDeckPath.AvailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwideE-61RocketCreatedinItalythehomeofespressotheE-61Rocketisdesignedwiththediscerningcoffeeconnoisseurinmind.Rigoroustemperatureandpressurecontrolresultsinsuperiorprofessionalperformancewhileitssleekretrostylingbeliesitsindustrialgradecomponents.Call0800523327orvisitwww.e-61rocket.co.nz.ReseneAlfresco32 versatilecubesolutionsStackableinterlockingcubesthatlinktogethertoformanyshape.Threesizeswithoptionalshelvescastors.Quickeasytoassemble.creatingspacetoliveShowroom.71FeltonMathewAve.GlenInnesAuckland.Monday-Friday830am-500pmSaturday900am-100pmEmail.infolundia.co.nzwww.lundia.co.nzPh0800860460DUFFY429HABtestpotssittingprettyFromHglundArtGlasscomestheKoruChairdesignedbyEdCruikshankinluxuriousleathertimberandpossumfur.Visitwww.hoglund.co.nz.weighinginImaginebeingabletomeasurenotonlyyourweightbuthowitbreaksdownintomusclefatandwater.IntroducingtheBeurerrangeofdiagnosticscaleswhichusesacompletelysafeelectricalcurrenttoanalysetheresistanceofyourbodytissuestodeliverprecisemonitoringtothoseseriousabouttheirweight.Formoreinformationvisitwww.beurer.co.nz.wiseworthTheResenePaintWiseunwantedpaintandpaintpackagingrecoveryservicerunninginAucklandHamiltonandTaurangasinceSeptember12005hasdonatedmorethan5000litresofpainttocommunitygroupsforeverythingfromtownbeauticationthroughtoartsandcraftsworkcoveringunsightlygraftiandrepaintinghorsejumps.UnwantedpaintandpaintpackagingcanbereturnedtoReseneColorShopsinWairauParkMtEdenHendersonNewLynnManukauPukekoheTakaniniHamiltonandTauranga.Therearealsooptionsforon-sitecontractorpaintrecovery.Seewww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htmformoreinformation. FOW0018HABEscapetoyourownluxuryretreatwiththeRegentbathroomwarecollectionfromFowler.Visitwww.fowler.co.nzorcall092792700forabrochure.Mybathroom.Myretreat. testpotspreptocleanThejoysofmodernwaterbornetechnologymeanthatprovidedyourepaintbeforeyourexteriorispeelingandakingyoucanactuallysaveyourselfhoursofpainstakingpreparation.IfthesurfaceyouareplanningtopaintissoundallyouneedisaquickwashdownwithnewResenePaintPrepandHousewashtocleanitoff.Letyoursurfacedryandthenapplyyourselectedtopcoat.YoucanalsouseResenePaintPrepandHousewashtokeepthingslookingtidybetweenpaintjobs.Call0800RESENEstoppastyourlocalReseneColorShoporvisitwww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAUSTformoreinformation.webworksAHitwiseaward-winningwebsiteranked1eachquarterforthelastfouryearsintheHitwiseNewZealandBusinessandFinanceBuildingandConstructiontheResenewebsitehasundergoneamakeovertomakenavigationeasier.Withtensofthousandsofhyperlinksandhund-redsofpagesavailableanewmasternavigationbarhasbeenaddedtomakeiteasiertondyourwayaroundthesite.Witheverythingfromcolourswatchestovirtualpaintingsoft-wareapaintcalculatortocolourtrendscasestudiestoproductdatasheetsifyoucantndwhatyouarelookingfordropusanemailtoadviceresene.co.nzNZoradviceresene.com.auAUSTandwellhelpyoundtheinformationyouneed.nd-a-colourAnewfeatureontheResenewebsitemakesndingcolourseveneasier.AswiththeReseneEzyPaintsoftwareRGBfeaturesimplyselectanycolourfromthegridandtheprogramwilldisplayapaletteofcolourssimilartotheoneselected.Itsagreatwaytogetstartedwithcolourselectionsifyouhavebroadcolourtypesinmind.Youllnditatwww.resene.co.nzswatchesresene_nd_a_colour.htm.ReseneShadowyLavender HYDROTECHSANITARLTDAminimalisticuseofformwithclearexactlinesdistinguishestheappearanceoftheMETRISSsingle-levermixerwhichoriginatedinthedesignstudiosofPhoenixDesign.Inparticulartheperpendicularlyalignedsolidleverhandlepin-stylewithitsslimminimalisthandlesurfaceandpuriststylingsymbolizesanergonomicdesignthatisreduceddowntotheessentialsbutwhichalsoguaranteesextremeeaseofuse.MetrisSisavailablewithachrome-coatednish.MetrisSsingle-leverbasinmixerMetrisSsingle-leverbasinmixerMetrisSwall-mountbasinmixer42LunnAveMtWellingtonAucklandPh095272276095272397Fax095271809www.hydrotech.co.nzMetrisSwall-mountshowermixerMetrisSconcealedshowermixerRaindanceAIRSversionhandshowerswith100120and150mmdiameter wordsMelanieCooperpicturesLucentMediadoingitsettingthescene39 KathrynsworkingtourbeganwithPeterJacksonslmtrilogyTheLordoftheRingsandnishedwithhisremakeofthecultclassicKingKong.BetweentimessheworkedasapainteronTheLastSamurai.OnbothTheLordoftheRingsandKingKongKathrynworkedcloselywithOscar-winningartdirectorDanHennahandproductiondesignerGrantMajortotransformPeterJacksonsvisionintoreality.TheartdirectorandproductiondesignerhavealookinmindanditsmyjobtounderstandwhattheyretryingtocreateandtomakeitlookexactlyhowtheywantittolooksaysKathryn.Complicatingthejobsomewhatwasthefactshewasresponsibleforasmanyas120paintersatanyonetime.Ilovethatpacethough.IlovethemadcrazychaosoflmandIloveworkingwithlotsofdifferentpeopleshesays.Workingwithotherpaintersyoualwaysstandtolearnsomethingnew.Evenifthepainterislessexperiencedorhashalfyoursensibilitychancesaretheycanstillteachyouanewtechniqueoradifferentwaytoviewit.WiththeadventofbluescreensgreenscreensandCGItechnologyKathrynsaysherroletendstofocusmoreonsetsthanonbackdrops.InthewholeKingKongmovietherewereonlytwopaintedbackdrops.AlotofwhatIdoisaboutmakingthelmsetandthestudiosetsmatchortakingfakepropsliketreesthathavebeengivenoneatcolourandpaintingthemtolookreal.FilmsetsarentKathrynsonlycanvas.Off-locationsherunsherownpaintingbusinessPropsandDrops.ImagunforhirereallywhichisgreatbecauseofallthedifferentjobsIgettodoandthepeopleIgettoworkKathrynsworkingtourtrilogyTheLordoftheofthecultclassicKingasapainteronTheLasOnbothTheLordoftworkedcloselywithHennahandproductionPeterJacksonsvisioninTheartdirectorandpmindanditsmyjobttocreateandtomakeilooksaysKathryn.ComplicatingthejobresponsibleforasmanyIlovethatpacethoulmandIloveworkingScenicartistKathrynLimhasjustcompletedthree-and-a-halfyearsontheroadcultivatingrealisticpropsandsetsforthebiggestproductionsinNewZealandslmhistory.ResenepaintswereusedextensivelyintheLordoftheRingsandKingKongsetsandprops.TheEmbassyWellingtonwasalsoredecoratedinfreshResenepaintinanticipationoftheLordoftheRingspremiere.RecreateasenseoflmlifeinyourhomewithReseneWellywoodandReseneMiddleEarth.40 withshesays.OnedayitslmanotherdayitstheatreandanotherdayImworkingonacommercial.InAmericainthe90sKathrynspaintingskillssawherwalkintoajobwithascenicdesigncompany.ShepaintedtheRainforestCafchainofrestaurantscreatedasetforanAerosmithmusicvideoandworkedonthePillsburyMansionandthesingerPrinceshome.Workingonpeopleshomesisarealprivilege.Ithasadegreeofpermanencethatlmtheatreandadvertisementsdonthave.Mostofthatstuffisgonewithinweeksbutwhenyouworkonsomeoneshouseyouhavearesponsibilitytocreatesomethingtheyllloveandthattheyllbeabletolivewithforalongtime.TwoyearsagoKathrynboughtherownhouseonAucklandsTeAtatuPeninsulabuthasonlymanagedathreeweekstintathomesincethen.Thismeansthehouseisatributetounnishedprojectsshesays.Aseriesofunnishedpaintingsthebeginningsofsomehandcraftedwallpaperandarangeofherownscreenprintedfabricsdestinedforclothingandupholsteryareafewofthemostrecentundertakings.Howevertherootcauseoftheunnishedprojectsdoesntallcomedowntoahecticlifestyle.Imoneofthosepeoplewholoveslearningandtryingnewthings.BeforebecomingascenicartistKathrynstudiedpoliticsandphilosophyatWaikatoUniversityspentsixyearsstudyingfashiondesignandartinNewYorkandlaterundertookpostgraduatestudyatBelgiumsprestigiouspaintingschooltheEcolevanderKelen.Shechosetolearnhercrafttherebecauseofthehistorysurroundingtheschoolandbecauseofitslitereputationforteachingtraditionalpaintingmethodssuchasmarbleisingwoodgraininggildingandstencilling.Nowherloveofoldthingsandhergarneredknowledgeisculminatinginanewroominherhouse.Styledonpre-VictorianCabinetsofCuriositywhereworldlymenkeptinterestingobjectsfromfarcornersoftheglobeKathrynishavingastudiobuiltwhichwillprovideaspaceforhertocreateherownartandwillalsoactasagalleryforhercollectionofstuffedanimals.Icollectdeadanimals.TheyreallantiquessotheyrewelldeadbythetimeIgetthembutIthinktheyrejustbeautiful.Ivegotlotsofbirdsroostersducksapolarbearabrownbearawallaby.Imaybetheonlyonethatthinkstheyrebeautifulthough.Theyrealwaysreallycheapwhichsuggestsnooneelseisbuyingthem beginnersguidetowordsKelliRaybernpicturesLucentMediaanimalslivingwiththeYouhavemadeyourhomesafeandcomfortableforthefamily.Whataboutyourpets43 Useawaterborneenamelinhighpet-useareasformaximumdurabilityandeaseofcleaning.ChoosefromReseneEnamacrylglossReseneLustacrylsemi-glossorReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenlowsheen.Twothingstothinkaboutinapet-friendlyhomemakesureyourpetsarentgoingtosetyourburglaralarmgoingchooseamodelthatoperatesaboveagivenheightorhasaspecicbodymasstolerance.Alsomakesureyourpetissafeatnight.HasyourcatgotacatdoorsensoronitscollarandisthepropertywellfencedforthedogWhenyouhostfamilyfriendsorneighboursforlunchordinneryouwanttomakesuretheyenjoyasafeandcom-fortableenvironment.Thesameconcernshouldextendtoyourpets.Puttinginabitofeffortcanhelpthemfeelprotectedandhappyaroundthehousebutexactlywhatneedsdoingdependsonthepetyouchoose.Letsstartwithafewtipsrelatingtosafetyformansbestfriend.TracyDunncustomerservicesmanagerfortheAucklandSPCAAnimalVillagesaysthatoneoftheworstdangersforpuppiesischewingonelectricalcords.Whereverpossiblefastendownortuckawayanylongfun-to-play-withstretchesofex.Replacefrayedcordsandifyoudoactuallyseeyourdogchewingacordstophimdiscouragethebehaviourandofferatoyasanalternative.Otherchewingdangersforcuriouscaninesincludepoisonsespeciallyratorsnailbaitandsmallitemsthatcancausedamageifswallowed.Tracysuggeststhatdog-ownerskeepindigestibletemptationssuchasgolfballsorshingsinkersoutofreachoftheirpups.Applythesameprincipletoyourfavouriteornamentsbatteriesoranythingelsesmallthatcouldbeswallowed.EventhatyellowfuzzydogfavethetennisballcanbeadangerifFidoisleftalonewithit.DogscanteartennisballstopiecesandswallowthenettingthatcoverstheoutsideandtherubberinsideTracysays.Topreventyourdogfromeatingwhatheshouldnthaveacrawlaroundyourhomeatpetlevel.Moveanythingpotentiallydangerousorparticularlyvaluabletoyououtofthedogsreach.Youllalsoneedtokeeprubbishinaliddedbinorotherpet-proofcontainer.Chickenporkandchopbonesintherubbishareaparticulardangerastheybreakintosmallfragmentsthatcanbefatalifswallowed.Keeptheliddownonthetoilettooespeciallyifyouuseaclip-onautomaticcleaner.AndwhatifdespitebesteffortsyourdogdoesswallowsomethingheshouldntGettothevetoranafter-hoursvetclinicimmediatelyTracyadvises.Thisisespeciallycrucialifpoisonisingestedastreatmentneedstobeadministeredwithinaveryspecictimeframe.Ifapuppysmouthisnotgettinghimindangerthenextlikelyculpritishisenergylevel.Anenergeticpuppyandaightofstairscanbeaparticularlybadcombination.Apuppysbonestructureisnotfullydevelopedespeciallywithlarge-breeddogsTracyexplains.Theyneedtobestoppedfromrunningupanddownstairsatspeed.Theycanmissstepsquiteeasilyandfallandbreaklegsordamagejointswhentheyrelittle.Youmayneedtoconsiderchild-gatesforthestairsordiscourageyourpuppyfromrunningupanddownifhemustusethestairs.Forcatsmanyofthesameconcernsapply.Theytoogetthemselvesintotroublebyswallowingdangerousorindigestibleitemsleftlyingaroundthehome.Theymaybeparticularlyskilledatslicingopenbinbagsand44 ndingbonesorotherhazardssokeeprubbishoutofclaw-reach.Alsobeawarethatcatsareparticularlylikelytodothemselvesamischiefbyswallowingshhooksthattasteorsmellofshsotheseneedtobewashedthoroughlyandpackedaway.Ifyourpetpreferenceisforfeatheredfriendssafetyconsiderationsarequitedifferent.Therstthingtoconsidermaybedangerfromotherpets.CatshavetolearntotolerateandacceptabirdanddogstoosaysPamHowlettofSPCABirdwing.BeforelettingyourbirdlooseinaroomPamadvisesconsideringwhichthingsabirdmightaccidentallyknockover.Ifyouregoingtohaveyourbirdoutlooseyouneedtokeepitandyourpossessionssafeshesays.Birdsalsoneedshelterfromthehotsunandtheyshouldneverbekeptinadraftastheycancatchachill.Likedogsbirdsmayswallowdangerousobjectssuchasstaplespinsorhairclips.Anotheringestibledangerforbirdsincludespotplantssomeofwhichcanbepoisonous.Thisalsoappliestocatsanddogssocheckwithyourgardencentreorsearchonlineforalistofplantsthataredangeroustopetsatwww.vetservice.co.nz.Forabirdonthewingmirrorsandwindowscanspelltrouble.Youcanhelpthemseetheseasobstaclesnotopportunitiesbyputtingupdecalsclosingtheblindsorremovingmirrors.Itsalsoimportanttocheckthatwindowsanddoorsareclosedbeforeyousetyourbirdlooseinthehouse.SooftenpeopleloseapetifsomeonehasinadvertentlyleftadoororwindowopenPamsays.Ownersthemselvescanbeaseriousthreattoabirdssafety.Birdscancomeupbehindyouveryquietly.Beawareofwheretheyarebecauseyoucouldturnaroundandstandonthem.Pamsaysmanyownershavelosttheirpetsinthisway.Abirdsstealthcanalsobetroublearoundclosingorslidingdoorsbesureyoudontaccidentallycloseadooronyourunsuspectingpet.Bearingallthatinmindkeepingyourpetsafeseemscomplexenoughbutpossible.Howeverjustlikeapersonyourpetcouldbeperfectlysafeandtotallymiserable.Providingforitscomfortandstimulationathomeisabasickindness.Letsbeginwithsleepingquarters.Forcatsitreallydoesntmatterwhatyoudo.Catsareveryself-reliantTracyDunnsays.Youcanbuyallthebedsinworldbutyourcatwillstillcurlupinpaperbag.Itsagoodideathoughtomakesuretheycaneasilycomeandgoandthisisassimpleasinstallingacatdoor.Dogshoweverneedthesecurityofawell-denedplaceoftheirown.Especiallyforpuppieswerecommendaspecicbedforthedoginaspecicplaceinthehouse.YoushouldteachyourdogtogotherewhentoldandthatspaceshouldbeofflimitstochildrenTracysays.Thishelpsadogtounderstanditsplaceinthefamilyandalsogivesitroomtoretreatfromnoisykidsorotherstresses. Birdsrequirethesameconsideration.PamHowlettrecommendsputtingabirdscageagainstawallononeside.Itsbestnottohavepeopleabletowalkonallsidesofthecageshesays.Thatleavesthebirdfeelingithasnowheretogoifitgetsasuddenfright.Yourpetalsoneedsexerciseandactivitiesespeciallyifyoureatworkallday.Whatyoudowithyourdogwhenyourenotthereishugelyimportanttoitswell-beingTracysays.Failtodeliverandtheresagoodchanceyourpupwillndsomethingtodoonhisownshreddingyourslippersorsomethingequallyun-amusingespeciallyifitislessthansixmonthsold.Agoodwalkinthemorningandatnightwillhelpburnoffexcessenergyandlessenthelikelihoodofseparationanxietyinpuppies.Tracyalsoadvisesthatdogtoysdesignedtoholdfoodinsidewhichthedogmustworktogetatcankeepdogsofanyagebusyandoutoftrouble.Ifyourdogspendsthedayoutsideprovideatyrehungfromatreeapet-safeboneorothertoysintheyard.Favouritetoysforcatsincludeanythinghangingonastringespeciallyonelastic.Birdsalsoappreciateplentyoftoysandperchesondifferentlevelsinsidetheircages.Lastlymakesureyourhomeisaplacewhereyouspendqualitytimewithyourpet.TheresnothingthatreplaceshumaninteractionTracysays.Itsimportantthatwhenyoudocomehomeyouinteractwithyouranimalandmakeitpartoftheentirefamily.andthentherearethehumansSharingthefamilyhomewiththefamilyanimalsisabalancingact.Peopleareresponsibleforlookingaftertheirpetsneedsbuttheyneedtolookaftertheirownaswell.Hereareafewtipsonmakingyourpetshomesafeandcomfortableforpeople.ChildrenSometimesoffspringandpetsdontmixaswellaswemightlike.Petsmaylosepatiencewithachildintheworstcasescratchingorbiting.Tohelpkeepconicttoaminimummakesurepetshaveaquietplacetoretreattointhehome.Teachingchildrenafewbasicrulesaboutrespectingyourpetwillalsohelpkeepthembothsafe.Ingeneralitsgreatforchildrentolearntolivewithpetsbutveryyoungchildrenandinfantsmustalwaysbesupervisedwithanyanimal.Catshavebeenknowntoclimbintoababyscotanicewarmspotandmaysuffocateaninfantpowerlesstomovetheweight.Tokeepyourbabysafeclosethenurserydoor.BarkingdogsThiscansometimesbeaproblemwhenmovingadogfromaruralenvironmenttothecity.AdogthatmayhavespentmostofitslifebeingallowedtobarkorrunonalargepropertywontunderstandwhyitsnowbeingreprimandedforbarkingsaysTracyDunnoftheAucklandSPCA.Tohelpadogworkthroughissueswithexcessivebarkingseekhelpfromacaninebehaviourist.Youcanalsondsometipsfromexpertsonlineatwww.rspcanz.org.nz.AllergiesIfatallpossibleanddependingontheallergyitsbesttoavoidthesituationofapetandanallergicpersonsharingahome.Thepetcantdoanythingtoreducetheallergicreactionandthepersonwiththeallergymaysufferdiscomfortorevendebilitatingeffects.Itisalmostimpossibletokeepanareaofthehousesterilewhenacatforexampleisinresidencebutvacuuminganddustingandkeepingpetsoffthebedmayhelpeaseaggravationofallergies.ReseneFelix46 Freephone0800-786883www.psp.co.nzBH7494 wordsMelanieCooperDesigningaholidayhomeonabeautifulwoodedsitenearariverforclientswithaloveofshingwatersportsandjustbeingclosetonaturesoundslikeasimpleandstraightforwardprojectdoesntitariverrunsby48 picturesLucentMediaKeepingthingssimpleandstraightforwardwasakeyconceptinthesuccessfulcreationofthisTurangifamilyshinglodge.JohnDurkinofABRIArchitecturedesignedthehouseforclientswhooftenenjoytakingfriendsawaywiththemonholidaysothereisplentyofroomtoaccommodatetwofamilieswithtwobedroomsforadultsupstairsandbunkroomsdownstairsforuptoeightchildren.Howeverinthenameofsimplicityandfocussingonsharedrelaxationtheopen-planlivingareaoccupiesthebulkofthespaceinsidethehome.ThesleepingarrangementsareverysimpleandutilitariansaysJohn.Bedroomsarejustforsleepingin.Thefamilyspendsmostofitstimeinsidethehouseinthelivingroomwhichismaximisedcompletely.Thelivingroomcomprisesaconversationalareaagenerousandinvitingwoodendiningtableandasimplebutwell-equippedkitchen.Decksadjoiningthespacedevelopasenseofconnectionwiththesurroundingtrees.Thisisreinforcedbytheloftyceilingheightinmostoftheimmediateinterioralthoughaboxedplywoodceilingabovethekitchengivesthisareaamorecontainedsenseofspace.JohnDurkinsaystheconnectionbetweenindoorsandoutalsoworksintheotherdirection.49 Asthedecksfolddowntogroundwiththecanopyoftreesaboveitalmostfeelslikeyouareinsideevenwhenyoureoutside.Thelinebetweenbeinginandoutisabitblurredbythatasifthetreesareanextensionofthestructureofthehouse.Theycouldalmostbepartofthewallstheydenethespace.Maintainingthatclosed-insurrounded-by-natureenvironmentwassuchanimportantpartoftheprojectthatnotreesatallwereremovedfromthesiteintheconstructionofthehouse.ThehousehaswonderfulpositioningamongsttreesandtheyaretallbeautifuleleganttreesJohnsays.Thereissomethingaboutbeinginvolvedwithalandscapelikethatthatyoudontneedtodoalottoit.Wefeltwewantedtotouchitaslittleaspossiblenotmessaboutwiththetreesandlandbutsnuggleinamongstthem.Anotheraspectofthesitethathadtobecarefullyconsideredinplanningthehomewasitsproximitytothenearbyriver.Itsoodplainextendsthroughthesiteandthearchitectdiscoveredthatthewaterlevelinthepasthadreachedashighas300mmto400mmabovethegroundleveloftheproperty.Sowewent300mmto400mmabovethathigh-waterlevelJohnexplains.Notlongafteralotofhomeswerealternativeideasforthisinterioronpages54-5750ReseneCoriander oodedinthearea.Therewasnodamageonthissitesotheownerswereprettypleased.Ontheexteriorthatliftabovegroundlevelisapparentinthegreyconcrete-blockbaseofthestructure.Abovethistherststoreyisnishedwithawhiteplastersystemoverarigidbacking.Onthesecondstoreyverticalplywoodwithadarkstainhelpstheupstairsrecedeintothesurroundingtrees.Asteelroofandsimplealuminiumjoineryhighlightthefocusonhonestsimplynishedmaterialsandcleanlinesontheexterior.ThehouseisreasonablycontemporarybuttheoverallformsarereallyverysimpleJohnsays.Thedesignharksbacktoanearlyvernacularalmostlikeanoriginalcottagewithahintofcontemporarymodernismthrownin.Thelineshavebeencleanedupanddealtwithinamoremodernway.Insideandoutthehouseshowsalackofpretensioninfavourofthebasicseffectivelyexecuted.Interiormaterialsincludestainedplywoodonthewallsandthekitchencabinetrypolyurethanedconcreteoorsandstainlesssteelbenchtopsandttings.Interestiscreatedbysimpledetailswithfeaturesliketheplywoodsshiftinorientationfromverticaltohorizontalasthewallsextendabovethestandard2.4mceiling.Johnsaystheshiftaddstextureanddrawsattentiontotheextraheight51 GettheexteriorlookwithReseneWaterborneWoodsmantintedtoResenePitchBlackandReseneLumbersidertintedtoReseneAlabaster.onthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsArchitectJohnDurkinofAbriArchitectureBuilderPaulRiedelStraightUpConstructionCladdingPolygrooveRoongCOLORSTEELBedlinenThreadWardrobedoorsBostonWardrobesWoodenvenetiansanddrapesLakeFurnishingsCushionsEonDesignFlowersandaccessoriesVidaFloreFlooringConcretecolouredbyPeterFellwhilealsocreatingavisualdemarcationfromtheusualceilingheighttogivethespaceahumanscale.AllthematerialsareverystraightforwardandsimpleJohnsays.Wehaventgoneoverboardonthedetailing.Wevetriedtomakesurethematerialsusedinthehousearetakenforwhattheyare.Theydontneedtobecleverlynished.Simplicityinnishanddetailcombineswithsimplicityinformtocreateanincrediblyrelaxedatmosphereinwhichtheemphasisnaturallyfallsonwhatisgoingoninsidetheroom.Thiscontrastswiththeoptionofanimposingdesigndrivingthefeelingandmoodoftheoccupants.ActivitiesfurnitureartandpeoplecanbeappreciatedforwhattheyareratherthanhavingtotieinwithacomplicateddesignphilosophyJohnsays.Peoplegethunguponstylewhenallowingahousetobesimpleandhavingitdesignedinasimplewayactuallyallowsyoutoimposeyourownlifestyleonthespace.Inthecaseoftheownersofthishomethatlifestyleisbasedaroundagenuinepassionfortheoutdoors.Cuttingthroughclutterandpretensionhascreatedaholidayhomethatallowsthemtofeellaid-backandwelcomed.Whatweweretryingtodowastocapturearelaxedfeelingofplacesothatwhentheywentdowntheretospendsometimeshingorskiingoronthelaketheydidntfeelthattheyhadtoworktoohardtomaintainthehouse.Itwouldbelikeanoldfriendthattheycouldjustmeetupwithagain.AfriendthatsharesandunderstandsyourloveofnatureandextendsawarmandeasywelcomesoundsjustrightforaholidayReseneBaristaReseneBullittReseneAlabasterResenePitchBlackReseneLynchGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneBlackCanvasandReseneWaterborneColorwoodtintedtoReseneRockSalt.ReseneRockSalt53 alternativesolutionBluesandgreensrelatebacktoawaterthemeonabudgetof7500.54 AmandaNeillfromAmandaNeillDesignsuggeststhisalternativeschemeWithitswhitewashedwallstheroomalreadyhasaveryScandinavianlooksoIdecidedtoplayonthiscontemporarystyle.Bringinginwater-inspiredbluesandgreenswillcreateasophisticatedfeelthatrelatestoseaorlakeshingwhileprovidingamoderncleanimpression.Theexistingsofacoffeetableanddiningtableareretainedbutthewoodisstainedadarkwengecolour.Cushionsinshadesofbluehavebeenaddedtocomplementthesofasdeepblue-greenfabric.ThereplaceandsurroundsareinReseneAshantiwhilethewoodenshelvingonbothsidesoftheroomispaintedReseneWanWhitefromtheKarenWalkerrange.Decorativeitemsinblueglassaddluminosityandreectionandthreecrystalbowlscontainingtropicalshbringlifeandmovementtotheroom.Aheavilytexturedruginbluesandbrownssitsontheoorandcandlesinaquatonesaddambienceatnight.ReseneWanWhiteReseneWildWestReseneCraigieburnReseneAshantiRomoSimminiMerrilupholsteryfabricSenecaTextiles093096411AmandaNeillDesignsphone094451098emailinfoamandaneilldesigns.co.nzJohnDoryMoonshTroutWerbleHillCraftswww.aotearoa.co.nzwerblehillmishaloungechairFurnitureWerks092764194sky-blueatbottlevaseAclandHoldings096036177www.acland.co.nzdrop-handlebasketAclandHoldingstouchmerugTechloomRugCarpetCreations095244198www.techloom.com55 alternativesolutionCreateamasculinefeelonabudgetof10000.56 HelenMayfromMacLeanInteriorVisionproposesthisalternativeschemeDeepcomfortablecouchesandarmchairscoveredinaherringbone-texturedfabrichelpgivethisdesignarelaxedmasculinefeelwithaclassiccountryedge.Thereplaceisagreatfocalpointaroundwhichtositchatandenjoyaglassofwhiskyafteradaysshing.Thechunkycoffeetableindarkoakcomplementsthislookandthewovenrawhideruggivesthefeeloftheforestoorunderfoot.ThenaturalearthycolourpaletteisaccentedbyasplashofResenePohutukawaonthereplacewhichaddslifetotheroomandgivesitaconvivialfeel.Inordertokeepthefocusrmlyonthereplaceareaaccessoriesarelimitedtoavaseonthetablecontaininganautumn-inspiredarrangementofredleaves.Theresultisacosymasculineretreat.ResenePohutukawaReseneStonehengeReseneEcruWhiteReseneAnemoneGreenbidburyfabricinAluminiumUniqueFabricsAuckland093061580Christchurch033775854huntleyarmchairMontreuxFurniture033661109www.montreux.co.nzrugCountryTheme095222626HelenMayMacLeanInteriorVisionphone034434123emailsalesmacleaninteriors.co.nzkarokirioakcoffeetableDaviesFurniture033481386www.daviesfurniture.co.nzPeterCollisbowlsandorbEonDesignCentre093684860www.eon.co.nzcarusocouchMontreuxFurniture57 colourtrendswordsCatherineSmithpicturesGettyImagesReseneTinkerbell58 balancingactGooglefengshuiandbepreparedtobeswampedwithanarrayofdenitionspractitionersandschools.Practicedformorethan4500yearsbytheChinesethefengshuisystemharnessestheenergiesofwindandwatertheuniversallifeforcestocreateanenvironmentfullofgoodenergy.Originallyusedtondthemostfavourableburialsitesforancientemperorstodayitisusedtocreateharmoniousenvironmentstoenhanceallareasoflife.Oldmastersmayhavestudiedfor30ormoreyearstomastertheircraftadheringtooneofthekeyschoolstheFormSchoolworkingwiththefeaturesofasitesuchasmountainsorwatertheCompassMethodusingageomancersmulti-ringcompassorLuoPanoratheoreticalcombinationofIChingConfucianismandTaoism.TodayWesternfengshuipractitionersuseelementsofthoseschoolsinablendcalledIntuitive.ThosedrawntofengshuihaveofteninstinctivelyfollowedtheessentialOrientalprincipalsofgoodbalanceharmonyandenergyincreatinginteriorcolourschemesplacingfurnitureandchoosingaccessories.InteriordesignernowfengshuipractitionerandteacherBettyBayleyputsitsimply.Insteadoffocussingpurelyonthephysicalaspectsofanareafengshuiconcentratesonthefeelingwecreateinaroom.Theresultisanamazingspacewherepeoplecommentonthewonderfulenergyitgivesthem.Fengshuisemphasisonsimplicitylackofclutterandseasonalappropriatenessiseasytoadapt.Cleanopensurfacesincludinginsidecupboardsandunderbedskeeptheenergyowingfreelyinhomes.Soagoodde-clutterandsomefreshaccessoriesautumnowersandfruitsforexamplemaybethebestfengshuire-decorationyoucancreate.Howevershepointsoutthatmanyofusinthepursuitoffashionorsaleabilityortryingtoimpressalsolosetouchwithwhatweknowinstinctivelytobethegoodfeelingofacolourinourhomes.Smallchildrenstillhavethatstrongsenseandwillbecomeagitatedornotgointoaroomthatjarsthatnaturalsense.Initssimplestformfengshuibalancesthevekeyelementsofreearthmetalwaterandwoodmimickingnatureintheiruseandbalance.Certaincoloursandshapesalsorepresenttheseelements.Insteadoffocussingpurelyonthephysicalaspectsofanareafengshuiconcentratesonthefeelingwecreateinaroom.Theresultisanamazingspacewherepeoplecommentonthewonderfulenergyitgivesthem.FormoreonFengShuivisitwww.resene.co.nzhomeownuse_colrfeng_shui.htm.59 colourtrendsreSinceprimitivetimeshumanshavebeendrawntothewarmthsecurityandpowerofre.Aswellasinthereplacereisrepresentedbycandleslivingbeingsandpointypeakshapes.Coloursredsandpurplesfromlavendertoburgundy.TryReseneBelladonnaCandyFlossArthouseSensualRedLipServiceHavocChaosDynamiteandGiggle.earthInahomethisisrepresentedbymaterialsfromtheearthsuchaspotterytilecrystalssoilinapotplantandbysquareatshapes.Coloursbrownsterracottasandyellows.TryReseneBittersweetDesperadoJandalAuthenticChocolateBrownieFudgeMoroccanSpiceBananaSplitandMustang.metalInwesternhomeselementssuchastapshandlesorfurniturelegsrepresentmetalsasdogoldsandgiltsandroundordomedshapes.Colourswhitesgreysandbeiges.TryReseneBowmanMilkWhiteFawnCopyriteCarawayLatteDutchWhiteFlotsamandSoapstone.waterAswellaswaterinvasesorshbowlswaterisrepresentedbyasymmetricalwavyorowingshapesglassandmirrors.UnlikeherewaterinancientChinawasmorelikelytobedarkslow-movingriverssowaterelementsaredarkerorricherthanyoumayexpect.Coloursnavybluesblacksandroyalblues.TryReseneStormBlackHipHopDarkKnightCobaltTrueBlueTopsyTurvyIndianInkandAviator.woodAswellasitemsmadefromwoodthiselementisrepresentedbytallthinformsasinatreetrunkandallthosematerialsmadefromwoodorplantssuchaslinenrattancottonbambooandothernaturalbres.Coloursgreensorpalerblues.TryReseneEskimoSoftMintEnglishSageGreenFieldsMarshGreenCutGlassAshantiSoftAppleandEscape.60 WorkingwithcolourinfengshuihasreinforcedtoBettythepowerofparticularshadesinalteringmoodandfeeling.HerearesomecommonresponsestocoloursRedisayanghigh-energycoloursonottobeoverused.Itistoostimulatingforchildrensbedroomswheretheygotocalmandslowdownbutterricforadiningroomtostimulateconversationappetiteandgoodtimes.Yellowhaspowerandintelligencebuttoomuchcanbeirritatingespeciallyforchildrenyellowedlimegreensforexample.Greenisforhopeandnewenergyaswellasbeinggoodfordigestionsogreatforakitchenordiningroom.Blueiscoolcalmingandidealforabedroomorhealingspace.Purpleisahighlyspiritualcolourbutcanbetoostimulatingforsomepeoplebeingacombinationofstrongblueandstrongred.Howevercalmingpalelilacsandlavendershavethesameeffectassoftbluesorsoftpinks.Pinkyeslovehappinessandjoy.Itdoesnthavetobehothussypinkndasoftshadethatpleasesyou.WhitestoWesternersarecleansingandpure.UseawhitekeyedtothecolourorelementsyoufavourReseneAlbescentWhitewithearthyshadesOysterwitholivesandbrownsIvorywiththepeachescamelsoryellowgreensReseneBiancawithsoftwhitesorclearpastelsandpureReseneBlackWhitewithblackandclearcolours.Blackbecauseitabsorbslightandchienergyhandleblackwithcareusingitinreectiveglossylacquerandopeningwindowsandcurtainstoletinenergy.Bettyndsthattheenvironmentweinhabitheavilyinuencesourattractiontocertaincolours.Peoplelivingclosetotheearthareattractedtothemutedsoilcolours.Peoplelivinginupperoorapartmentsorwithdominantwaterviewsfavourwateryandskybluestogivethemasenseofconnectionwithwhattheyseeoutside.Bettyhappilyusespatternsinherfengshuicolourschemesbutwarnsthatmixingpatternsandshapesrequiressomeskilltoensuretheproportionandrepetitionofcolourstexturesandshapesworks.Mimicnaturewherethedarkestcoloursareonthegroundtheforestoorthemidcoloursaroundusateyelevelthewallsandthelightestcoloursintheskytheceilingsheadvises.Usethestrongestbrightesthitsofcolourinsmalldosesthatchangeoutwiththeseasonsasyouseewithseasonalowersleavesorblossoms.Listentoyourintuitivereactionwhenyouareincolouredspacesanddontbefooledintothinkingwhitesbeigesandneutralsaretheonlysophisticatedorfashionablechoices. yourkitchenourlifestylewww.kitchensbydesign.co.nzph.093793084WeunderstandlifestylesweunderstandkitchensweunderstanddesignVisitournewshowroomSuite14AxisBuilding91StGeorgesBayRdParnellAuckland onetablebeginnersguideto...wordsLeahGoodwinpicturesLucentMediastylistDavinaPrankerdfourlooksItsonethingtoeatdinneronyourlapinfrontoftheTVmostnightsbutwhenguestscomeoveritsagreatopportunitytodosomethingalittlespecial.Creatingadiningsettingthatsattractiveandinvitingonlyaddstothepleasureofthemealandyourguestswillappreciatetheeffortyouvemade.Andyoudontneedtospendafortunetogetyourtablelookinggreatmostoftheelementsyouneedarealreadyinyourhome.Itjusttakesabitofimaginationtobringthemtogether.Togiveyousomeideasandgetyoustartedwevecreatedfourverydifferenttablesettingseachusingthesamebasicelementsarectangularwoodendiningtableandsomecharcoal-colouredround-backedchairs.pictureTranz63 colourfulcharacterWhitedinnerplatesarederigueurinanygoodrestaurantbecausetheyshowcaseadishinthebestpossiblelightputtingthefocusonthecoloursandpresentationofthefood.Whitecrockeryisalsoagreatbasicelementforthehomeasitgoeswithvirtuallyanythingandworkswellforbothformalandcasualdining.Thiscontemporaryfuntableiseasytoachieveandisagreatexampleofhowtoinjectalittlelifeintoyourplainall-whitedinnerware.Therstelementisabrightcyan-colouredtableclothincorporatingstripesofwhiteyellowindigomauvepaleblueandorangerunningthelengthofthetable.Thisformsavibrantbackdropforthewhitecrockerywhichislayeredtocreatedepthandinterest.Awhitechargerplatealargeplatethatframesthedinnerplatedeneseachsetting.Ontopofeachchargerisaboldlystripedglazeddinnerplatewhichinturnistoppedwithalargewhitebowl.Ratherthanlookinggarishthisrainboweffectiskeptcrispandplayfulthankstothecleanlookofthewhitecrockery.Theoralcentrepiececomprisesthreesimplecarnationposiesinsquatglassvases.Otheritemsincludeanunusuallyshapedwhitewaterjugtoprovideanelementofheightplustwoglassbowlswithasubtlepinktingetheirtranslucencecontrastingnicelywiththeopaquedinnerware.GlassbowlswaterjugPacico093794674FlowersVidaFlores095235454ArtVirginiaLeonardTableclothIconTextiles093021652ReseneCaffeineReseneAloAloReseneChillOutReseneMilestoneWhitecrockerycutleryMaxwellWilliams095201224StripedplatesMadderRouge093798202ReseneHero64 asianinspirationAsiancuisineinallitsmyriadformshasbecomehugelypopularoverthelastdecade.Inadditiontobeingahealthydiningchoiceitisalsoseenbymanyasthechicnewdiningoption.CreatingatabletoptocomplementanAsianmealcanbeachievedusingaminimalnumberofelementsinfactwithsuchalookthelessismoremaximcertainlyapplies.Compositionbalancecolourandthesimplicityoftheobjectsarefundamentaltoitssuccess.Dependingontheregionalcuisineyoureservingyoucancreatequitedifferenteffectsfromtherichvibrantred-and-goldschemeofaChinesetabletothecalmermoresubduedtonesofaJapanesemealsuchastheoneshownhere.Thistableischaracterisedbysimplecleanshapesandcoloursandanaturallook.Ratherthanusingatablecloththetablehasbeenleftbarewiththewoodforminganatural-texturedcanvasforthesmoothceramicdinnerware.Theplatesaretwo-tonedwithamattblackexteriorandabrightaquaglazeinsideaddingacoolsoothingelementtothetable.Smallsquarebamboocoastersactasplacematshighlightingthetallricebowlssetontopofeachone.Ashallowsquaresushidishisplacedinfrontofeachsettingwhileawhiteservingdishsetonasinglelargeleafactsasacentrepieceandcontrastsnicelywiththeblackbowls.ThegeometricshapesandsymmetryofthistabletopgiveitaZen-likepurity.MysticbowlsandsushidisheswhiteplatterAkali093009404ArtGretchenAlbrechtSoysaucebowlPacico093794674CoastersstylistsownReseneGroovyReseneDigeridooReseneEndorphinFlowersVidaFlores095235454ReseneTea65 afternoonteaGoingtoGrandmasforafternoonteaeatingtinyicedcakesandcream-lledtreatswhilesippingfromdelicatebonechinacupsitsachildhoodmemorymanyofusstillholddear.Anditsascenethatcaneasilyberecreated.Whetheritsababyshoweranafternoonget-togetherwitholdfriendsorabirthdaythebeautyofthislookisthatnothingneedstomatchsoyoucanuseanyoddteacupsanddishesyouhaveinthecupboardincludingoldheirlooms.Suchanassortmentofdifferentpiecescanbebroughttogetherinarelaxedandeclecticmix.Hereaoralpaisleytableclothintonesofegg-shellblueandpalepinkprovidesasubtlefemininebasefortheenticingspreadofcupcakesmeringuesstrawberriesandspongecake.Theteasetincludeslemonskyblueandmint-colouredpiecesalledgedingoldandarrangedalmosthaphazardlyonthetable.Inthebackgroundtwosimplebunchesofowerspinkhydrangeasandwhiterosescomplementthetonesoftheartworkonthewallbehind.Inlieuofavasethehydrangeasareplacedcasuallyinahigh-sidedwhitefruitbowl.Liketheteasetthecakestandsareacarefreemixofshapesandcoloursgivingtheappearanceofeveryonehavingbroughtaplate.ArtVirginiaLeonardTeasetteaspoonsMaxwellWilliams095201224CakestandstableclothKateFitzpatrick096300583GlassbowlspongecakeplateandknifestylistsownFlowersVidaFlores095235454TallwhitefruitbowlPacico093794674ReseneMissHussyReseneSpirulinaReseneKidmanReseneFloyd66 Agreatsitedeservesgreatwindows.ForourownhomewechosetheAlthermresidentialsuiteforitsmixofeconomyfunctionandsheergoodlooks.JOHNLENIHANJANEGREENSMITHARCHITECTSAUCKLAND.APL4305 winterwhitesupperEntertainingfriendsduringwintercanprovidethechancetodosomethinglavishanddramaticbutthisdoesntnecessarilymeangreatexpenseorelaborateplanningisrequired.Unexpectedtouchesmakeatableinterestingandwhilewhiteismoreoftenconsideredasummercolouritcanlendatouchofsophisticationtoawintermeal.AsubtleFrenchinuencecharacterisesthistablewhichfeaturesacrispwhiteoor-lengthtableclothasabackdropforthemoredecorativeelements.Muchofthecolourisconcentratedinthemiddleofthetablewheregreenburgundyandgoldcombinetocreateavisualfocalpoint.Talltaperedcandlesinapairofromanticcandelabraadornedwithstringsofcrystalbeadsaddasenseofdramawithoutbeingtoooverpowering.Ahybridpansyorchidarrangementinasquarewhitewickerbasketprovidesanunusualcenterpieceitscoloursaddingarichnessanddepthmirroredbythewineandtheartworkthatframesthetable.Gobletsofgreencutglassontransparentstemshighlightthetonesofthecandles.Boththecandelabraandoraldisplayarepurposelykeptlowsoasnottoobstructtheowofconversationacrossthetable.TheindividualtablesettingsontheperimeterofthetablearemoremutedwithoctagonalplatesandbowlsinawarmcreamtonelayeredforanopulentEuropeanlook.GoldencrustyFrenchbreadunpretentiouslypresentedonawoodenchoppingboardaccompaniesthewarmingpumpkinsoup.FlowerscandlesVidaFlores095235454Red-wineglassesMaxwellWilliams095201224SoupspoonstableclothstylistsownCandelabraplatesBarandeBordeaux095246949GreengobletsKateFitzpatrick096300583ReseneParadiseReseneDutchWhiteReseneSensualRedReseneSisal68 chezmoithefamilyHQWewantourhometobesomewherethekidscanthinkbackonfondly.SomewherethatsfullofgoodmemoriesofswimmingandplayinginthetreesandinyearstocomeIhopetheycanthinkofitastheirheadquarterssomewheretheycanalwaysreturnto.wordsMelanieCooper70 TelevisionproducerMarkLeishmanandhiswifeJoRaymondbothgrewupinTimaruandhavetheirownfondmemoriesoftheirchildhoodandthefamilyhome.NowMarksaystheyretryingtocreatethesamesenseoffunandsecurityfortheirchildrenPaddy12Molly7andRosie2.DesignedbyrespectedarchitectHoraceMasseyinthedepressioneratheirthree-storeyhouseisperchedonahillinAucklandsMissionBay.Andoverthelast12yearssincetheyboughtittheLeishmanshavemadeasignicantinvestmentinlandscapingthepropertytomakeitchild-friendly.Wevebeendoingitallinstagesbecausethefundstendtodryupwhenyoudotoomuchatonce.AfterweputinthepoolbaseitsatthereforfouryearssaysMark.Wereatthestagenowthoughwherethekidsandalltheirfriendscanreallyenjoyit.Aswellasthepoolthesectionoffersatreehousenestledinthemiddleofapohutukawaastretchofastroturfwithgolfholesavolleycourtfortennisandanetareaforcricketpractice.PaddysnotaPlayStationboysohesalwaysoutinthesectionkickingandhittingballs.LocatedattheendofaculdesactheLeishmansectionisalsoapopularvenuewiththeneighbouringchildren.Livinginaculdesaciswonderful.Itsmorelikeitusedtobewiththedoorsopenandchildrencomingandgoing.Inourstreettherearethreeorfourotherseven-year-oldgirlsforMollytoplaywith.InsidethehousetheLeishmanshavedevelopedwhatusedtobeanunusedbasementareaintoamusicroomcompletewithadrumkitpianoandguitars.WehaveallthemakingsofthePartridgeFamilyjokesMark.Thekidslovetheroomanditsaninnitelybetteruseofthespace.NotalltheprogresshasbeenmetwitheagerlybyeveryLeishmanchild.Mollysnotoneforchange.Sheobjectsvociferouslytoeventhesmallestalterationsotherewasamajorcommotionwhenshecamehometondwedchangedthecolourofthelobbywithoutherpermission.Thedarkgreenhadtogothough.ItwasabitdepressingreallysowevereplaceditwithamuchnicerlessoppressivecolourReseneHalfSpanishWhiteakindoflightgrey-brown.Nextinlineistheoutsideofthehouse.FranklyitneedspaintingandifIwasmoreofahandypersonImightgetouttherebutitsabighouseandIwouldneedawholelotofscaffolding.Along-timepresenterandnowproducerofthetelevisionprogrammeWonderDogsMarkhasalsocreatedaspecialspaceforhisowndogDJintheLeishmanhousehold.DJhasakennelonourdeckthatleadsoutfromwhatisessentiallytheheartofourhouseouropen-plankitchen.Itsreallyimportantfordogstohavetheirownspacewheretheycanrelaxandwheretheyknowtheyllbeleftalone.Ithinkitsparticularlyimportantwithaneagerlittletwo-year-oldinthehouse.RosiespresenceisalsooneofthedriversbehindMarkandJorunningtheirproductioncompanyfromhome.DexterityProductionsnamedaftertheirmuch-loveddogDextertakescareoftheeditingforWonderDogsandfortheannualYoungFarmerscontest.AnewlybuilteditingsuitehashelpedtocutbackonthedistractionsthatcomewithworkingfromhomeandMarkwelcomesthechancetobeonhandforhischildren.WorkingfromhomehasitschallengesbutitsarealprivilegetobearoundtowatchRosiegrowingup.ItalsomeansJoandIcanbetheretopickupMollyandPaddyfromschoolandtohearabouttheirday.picturesLucentMediaRelaxintoyourhomewithpopularwhitesandneutralsfromtheReseneWhitesandNeutralsChartselectfrom42popularhuesforafailsafelook.GetyourcopyfromReseneColorShopsnationwideoronlineatwww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAUST.71 step-by-stepwordsRachelMacdonaldYoullneedplywoodsheettimberforsupportsweatherboardsorfencepalingsforcladdingskillsawT-squarerightanglepencilandpentapemeasurehammerandnailsroongcloutscorrugatedirontinsnipsglovesroofcappinghingespaintbrushReseneprimerReseneHi-Gloacrylichouseandroofpaint.Step1Measurethesizeoftheplywoodkenneloor.Inthiskennelthedogwillenterfromthesideandturnatrightanglesintothesleepingspace.Markupthesawlinesmakingsuretheyarestraight.Cutthebasefromtheboardusingtheskillsaw.Step2Nailtwopiecesoftimberundertheoorboardtoliftitoffthegroundsothatitwillstaydry.Measurecornersupportstotheappropriateheightcutthemandnailthemintotheoorboard.Aswehavethedoorinthesidewehaveaddedanadditionalpostforthedoorframe.Step3Cuttheweatherboardsorfencepalingstolengthandnailthemtothesupports.buildingadogkennel72 picturesLucentMediaPrimethenpaintthekennelinyourchoiceofResenewaterbornehousepaint.WeusedReseneHi-GloglossacrylicbutyoucouldalsousethelowersheenReseneSonyx101semi-glossorReseneLumbersidersatin.ReseneAlabasterReseneMidGreen73 www.kitchenstudio.co.nzRenovatingorinstallingakitchencanbefarmoredifcultthanyouthinkespeciallyifyoudonthavethehelpandadviceofareputablekitchencompany.Manykitchencompaniesrequireyoutoconformtooneofseveralgenericoor-plansandbecauseyouarelimitedtothecabinetryinstockyouarenotaffordedmuchexibilitywhenitcomestosurfacesandcolours.Thereisnormallylittleopportunitytocustomiseakitchentotinwiththelifestyleneedsofyouandyourfamily.BetterbydesignWithoutadedicatedco-designeryoucanonlyturntotheadviceoffriendsandfamilywhenyouhavequestionsaboutlayoutorcolourschemesandinmostcasestheirkitchenneedsaremuchdifferentfromyourown.YourdedicatedKitchenStudiodesignconsultantwilladviseyouonthelatestkitchentrendsandstylingavailableandprovideaccesstoavarietyofdifferentYourdreamkitchen.Howhardcanitbecolourstexturesandsurfaces.Byvisitingoneofthe16KitchenStudioshowroomsnationwideyoucanseesamplesofttedkitchenswithdifferentcabinetryandappliancecombinationshelpingyoutovisualiseyourownneedsbeforeyoucommittobuy.SmalldetailsbigdifferenceAlthoughthekitchenisdesignedwithanallookinminditisimportantnottooverlookthemostimportantelementofkitchendesign-howfunctionalthenalkitchenis.Creatingakitchenthathasenoughstorageplentyofbenchspaceandgoodcongurationofmajorappliancesissomethingthatcanonlybeachievedwithcarefulthoughtduringtheplanningprocess.Gettingthingsrightatthedesignprocessisallimportantbecausedesignmistakesareoftenthehardesttolivewithandxingthemcanprovetroublesometimeconsumingandcostly.HoweverthepitfallsofpoorkitchendesigncanbeavoidedwiththehelpofanexperiencedKitchenStudiodesignconsultant.Peace-of-mindAguaranteeprovidesprotectionagainstproductfailureafterthekitchenhasbeeninstalledbutonlyadoubleguaranteeliketheoneofferedbyKitchenStudioisabletooffertotalpeace-of-mind.Therstguaranteeprotectsyourinitialdepositthesecondguaranteeoffersa10yearproductguaranteeandcoverstheinstallationprocessthroughtocompletion.ExperiencethedifferenceChoosingthewrongkitchensupplierwillmaketheprocessmuchharderthanitneedbe.ThedesignexpertiseofKitchenStudiomakethemtheobviouschoicewiththeirkitchensbeingenjoyedbyover100000NewZealanderstodate.CallKitchenStudioon0800177177orvisitwww.kitchenstudio.co.nzforagreatrangeofideasanddetailsabouthowtheycanmakeiteasierforyoutogetthekitchenofyourdreams.KIT1039HAB Theownersandthedesignerofthisrefurbishedkitchenfoundtheinspirationforitsnewlookinare-covered1920scouchasittingroomfeaturingtonesofdeepandmysteriousblack-redandtheoverallstyleoftheir1950sChristchurchhomewhichdesignerSianGillandersdescribesasslightlyArtDeco.Howevertherstandmostfundamentalinuenceonthedesignwasmuchmoreutilitarian.WewantedittobeveryopenplansomewherethatwecouldhavefriendscookgatherarounditneededtobequiteasocialareasaysownerTrudyBrownwhoisrenovatingthehomewithherhusbandPeter.Toaccomplishthisthekitchenowseasilyintotheadjoiningloungewhichinturnopensontotheoutdoorlivingareas.ThewholelayoutworksreallywellTrudysays.AsenseofconnectionwiththeloungepaintedinReseneDieseltheninuencedthechoiceofarichdarknishforthekitchenscabinetrywithMeltecainDarkOakprovidingthesolution.HowevertondtherealstartofthedesignssuccessSianfromSimplyKitchensmightsuggestanotherstepbackisrequired.wordsKelliRaybernpicturesDocRosskitchenItallstartedwithaboldfunsenseofstyleslightlyretroandaloveofentertaining.chiaroscuro75 Ifadesignhasgoodbalanceandproportionthatstheessenceofitshesays.Gooddesignersinstinctivelydesigninthatformandthenyoucanaddthedetailsandnishes.Peopleoftendontrealisethatittakesalotoftimetogetbalancewithintheforms.Onceyouvegotthatthenyoucanaddcolourtextureandsurfaces.Thesolidclean-linedbalanceofthiskitchensstructureshowsthroughintheformsofthecentralislandandastrongfurniture-likedresserunitbetweentwowindowsononesidewall.OnthewalloppositeavirtuallyblankcanvasofdarkMeltecawasdesignedtoprovidedisplayspaceforTrudysart.Thebackwallhousescookingandstorageincludingthegashobdoubleovenandrefrigerator.Theislandisverymuchthecentrepointofthekitchenanditsgenerousproportionsanddarkbasegiveitplentyofweighttoanchortheroomsdesign.TrudysaysthatsheandPeterhadprettyclearideasaboutthelayoutoftheroomespeciallyastheyhadrecentlybeenthroughthekitchendesignprocessaspartofconvertinganofceblockintoaresidenceinWellington.Intermsoflayoutweknewwhathadworkedandwhathadntshesays.AstheprojectprogressedTrudysaystheonlymainideasthatchangedweretheadditionofthedresser-likecabinetagreatsuggestionfromSianandthedeletionofatablesurfaceattheendoftheisland.Werealisedtherewasntreallyroomforthat.Theselectionoftherichheavycabinetrycolourwasafoundationdecisionintheoverallprocessofbringingthekitchentogether.Inordertostoptheroomfrombeingtoodarkanumberoflightershadesandmaterialswereaddedtothedesignpalette.ThisspacecouldtakethedarknishbecausewekepttheooringandbenchtopslightexplainsSian.ThebenchestoppedwithLaminexSheerMesharelightnotjustbyvirtueoftheircolourbutalsotheirminimalist20mmsquare-edgeprole.Theroomstwowindowsandtheoverallopennessofthespacealsohelptooffsetthedarkcabinetryspotentialtoweighdownthelookoftheroom.Alargeglasssplashbackonthebackwallstandsoutamongthecupboards.ThesamebasiccontrastisrepeatedinthedresserunitwhichfeaturesthesameMeltecauptobenchheighttoppedwithanodtothewhitebenchtopsandwithtallglassdoorsabove.Alsointheinterestsofkeepingthingslightbackpaintedglassinllswithaluminiumaccentsfrontmuchofthecabinetryabovebenchheight.Trudysaysshewouldhavelikedtousethismaterialmoreextensivelybutthecostwassomewhatprohibitive.Custom-madealuminiumhandlesinasimplerod-shapeddesignalsolightenthelookandsuittheretrofeelingofthedesign.Keepingtheooringlightwasamorecomplicatedendeavour.Trudysaysthattheydecidedonwhitelinobutfounditaverytoughchoicetoimplement.76 BenchtopSheerMeshnaturalnishlaminexBarstoolsSunnyFurnitureGetthisinteriorlookwithReseneSandspitBrownandReseneDiesel.RedlampshadeIkoIkoArtBeatriceBourthisCabinetsMeltecaDarkOakReseneFoggyGreyReseneSurfSprayGreyReseneMilkChocolateReseneHavocResenePowderBlueReseneZincWhiteTheresjustnothingoutthere.Theyvestoppedmakingitshesays.Wejustfoundenoughtodothejob.Sheispleasedtheywenttotheefforttondjustwhattheywanted.Aswellasenjoyingthelightcontemporarylookshehasfoundtheoorscoveredwithadurableclearnishpracticalandeasytoclean.Thegeometricretrostyleisevidentinthefeaturelightingtoowhichaddsfunandlightofcoursetotheworkspaceonthecentralisland.Thesamefeelisreectedinthechromeandwhitebarstoolswhichsitincirclesofboldredontheoor.Theredalsocreatesasmartjuxtapositionwiththeraisinmacrosuedeusedtore-coverthe1920scouchwhichoffersguestsacomfortablefront-rowseatjustoutsidetheactioninthekitchen.Whilethekitchenhascometogetherwithapracticalandenjoyablelayoutandisagreatreectionoftheownersboldstyletheprocesswasnotwithoutitspitfalls.MakesureyouareawareofwhatneedstohappeninwhatorderTrudyadvises.Cookinginhernewkitchengotputonholdforanextramonthafterthehobhadarrivedasitcouldntbeinstalledbeforetheglasssplashbackwasinplace.ThereforeontopofsixweeksplannedforbeingwithoutakitchenTrudyandPeterhadtospendanextramonthgettingbymostlyontakeaways.Andyouthinkyouhaveeverythingorganisedshelaughs.OverallthoughTrudysayssheisthrilledwiththenalresult.Weabsolutelyloveitandwegetsomanycommentsaboutit.Thewholedesignjustworksreallywell.77 NIS2302TBWATheNissanMurano.Witha3.5LV6engineALL-MODE4x4andstartingfrom55450pluson-roadcoststheonlythingthe Muranolacksisimperfection.FormoreinformationcallyourlocalNissandealeron08004NISSANorvisitwww.nissan.co.nz Whatisthewordfortheall-in-onejumpsuityoumightweartokeepyourclothescleanwhenyouarepaintingThecombinationofcoloursandshadesusedtodecoratearoomiscalledthecolour_____.The_____isthenallayerofpaintappliedtoasurface.IfyoumixequalquantitiesofredandyellowpaintwhatcolourpaintdoyouendupwithAn_____painthasaveryhardshinynish.WhatisthewordfortheveryrstlayerofpaintthatisappliedtobarewoodIfyouaddwhitetoacolouritgets_____.Adropsheetisoftenusedto_____thecarpetfrompaintspillsandsplatters.AcrylicBrushCanDesignDripDryDyedFeaturewallGlossLadderPrimerSanderScaffoldingScraperSpongesStainStirsSwirlingWetpaintWhiteReseneJeepersCreepersReseneCandyFlossReseneNevaDownloadmefromwww.resene.co.nz.Colourmeinorusemeasastencil.RESENETICKLEDPINK1.Overalls2.Scheme3.Topcoat4.Orange5.Enamel6.Primer7.Lighter8.ProtectANSWERSWORDFINDWORDFINDPamHutton2005ReseneYabbadabadoo WoodennameplatePaint.WeusedReseneNeroReseneBubblegumReseneHopskotchReseneWhiteReseneChaosReseneSuperSonicReseneRubberDuckReseneAquaclearPaintbrushPVAGlueWoodenlettersWoodendecorationsStickersStencilsReseneTuttiFruttiColourupchildrensspaceswithReseneKidzColourarangeofcoloursdesignedbykidsforkids.PickupacopyoftheReseneKidzColourchartatanyReseneColorShopororderonlinefromwww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAUST.wordsHenriettaVaughanpicturesLucentMedia1.Selectlettersdecorationsandcoloursyouwant.2.Paintnameplateandletterswithtwocoatsofcolour.Paintshouldbetouch-drybetweencoats.Ifstencillingorpaintingapictureontonameplatedoitoncethesecondcoatofpaintisdry.3.Glueonwoodenlettersandwoodendecorationsandstickonanystickers.4.SealwithReseneAquaclearawaterborneclearcoating.YoucanuseahotglueguninsteadofPVAgluebutmakesuretheresagrown-uptheretohelp.Platescanbeeitherscrewedontoadoororattachedwithdouble-sidedtape.Downloadmefromwww.resene.co.nz.Colourmeinorusemeasastencil.RESENEKERMITnameplatesnameplatesCraftmaterialsSpotlightGETCOLOUREDWhydidtheelephantpainthimselfdifferentcoloursWhatcolourshouldyoupaintanewspaperwhenyouvenishedwithitRedread.SohecouldhideintheMMpacketwithoutbeingseen. wordsMelanieCooperpicturesLucentMediachezmoiAspartoftheteamatCodiDesignthecommercialoffspringofMauriceKainsin-housetextilestudioTanyausesmanydifferentmaterialsandtechniquestocreatenewfabricdesignsfordrapesandhomeware.Anddespiteallthetechnicalprocessesinvolvedingeneratingnewtextileseachdesignstartsoutasanoriginalartworkcreatedonpaper.TheresreallynosuchthingasatypicaldayformebutmostdaysinvolvedrawingpaintingandusingcolourallthethingsthatIlovesaysTanya.Tanyasjobalsotakesheroffshoreeveryyearscoutingfornewtextiletrendsandinspiration.Lookingatwhatisonofferoverseashelpswithcolourandtrendforecastingforthelocalmarketbutitalsoprovidesasenseofourowndesignpersonalityshesays.FeminineoralprintsthathavearealmarketintheUKjustwouldntsellhere.Partofthatisaboutthesizeofourmarketbutitsalsobecauseourtastesheretendtoruntoamorebeachysimplemasculinelook.OilpaintswatercolourscollagebleachprintmakingandevenhousepaintsareallinadaysworkfordesigndirectorTanyaWolfkamp.pictureperfectTheReseneTheRangeWhitesandNeutralsisacollectionof300whitesneutralsandblackstomakecreatingatonalschemeeasy.ViewthefandeckandswatchesatyourReseneColorShop.TanyaWolfkampDesignDirector82 ThisyearTanyaobservedamarkedreturntosaturatedcolourininternationalrangesbutshedoesntexpectlocalbuyerstofollowsuitjustyet.TraditionallyNewZealandersalwayslovedsaturatedcolourbutatthemomentwereenjoyingourtaupesandbeigesandyoucanseethatwithpopularpaintcollectionsliketheReseneTheRangeWhitesNeutrals.Anticipatingthechangeindemandandwhenitwillhappenandcomingupwithnewdesignsthatwillappealtobuyersisarealchallengebutthatspartofthefun.Tanyasdailycreativeoutpouringdoeshaveitsdrawbacks.BythetimeIgethomeIveprettymuchexhaustedmyartisticenergiessomyownhousegetslessattentionthanitmight.DescribingherWaihekeIslandhomeasarealbachTanyasaysthelocationcombinedwiththerough-edgedplankingandhercollectionofoldfurniturealladdtotheholidayhomefeelofthehouse.IdidhaveplanstodosomethingabouttheplankingbutnowIlovethatrelaxedfeelshesays.IdecoratemyhomeinotherwayslikewiththequirkyobjectsIcollect.IhaveabigMexicanskeletonwithacarvedwoodenheadandleatherribs.Hesbeenabitdamagedinhistravelsbuttheressomethingabouthim.Tanyaalsohasafewofherownpaintingsonthewallbutasherownharshestcriticnotmanymakethecut.Ivegivenmostofmypaintingsawayorsoldthem.YoutendtopaintwithaquesttodotheperfectpaintingandwiththatasmygoaltheresreallyonlyafewIfeelIcouldlivewith.AnewlybuiltweatherboardstudioatthebackofthehousewasmeanttohelpTanyaspursuitfortheperfectpaintingbutworkcommitmentsmeanitmayhavetowaitabitlonger.AfterinitiallyfocusingonMauriceKainthisyearCodiDesignisopeningitsdesignskillstotherestofthemarket.WerenotahugeteambutwevegottalentedartistsandwehavearangeofskillsacrosstextileandgraphicdesignandmarketingsaysTanya.Nomatterhowsophisticatedthetechnologygetsthekeyisstillgreatartistictalent.Ifyoucantdrawandyoucantusecolourthecomputerwontllinthegaps.CodiDesignofferstextiledesignservicesgraphicdesignandbrandingcolourforecastingcolourconsultancyandcommissionedartpiecesallofwhichshouldgiveTanyaplentyofscopetoindulgeherloveofpaintingandcolour.GettherustichomelookwithwoodstainsfromtheReseneWoodsmancolourrange.PickupacopyoftheReseneWoodsmancolourchartfromanyReseneColorShopororderonline.TocontactTanyavisittheCodiDesignwebsiteatwww.codidesign.com.83 step-by-stepwordswiththankstoJohnFarrarfromVisualImageYoullneedwallpaperscoringtoolMetylanWallpaperRemover25mmand75mmbroadknives80-gritsandpaper80-gritand220-gritZincStearatesandpaperdustmaskSelleysRapidllaorsimilarSelleysNoMoreGapsbucketandstirrerrubbishbagsdropclothandsomeoldtowelstoprotectoorsReseneBroadwallSurfacePrepandPALhighsolidsrollersleeveReseneSuresealpigmentedsealerturpentinefortheReseneSuresealPALnumber4rollersleeve35mmpaintbrushforcuttinginrollertrayhandleandwoodenextensionpolemeshtapeandTradeset45.Step1MixtheMetylanWallpaperRemoverwithwaterinthebucket.Scorethewallpaperusingthewallpaperscoringtool.Scrapeofftheexistingwallpaper.Applythewallpaperremovertothewallswithalargepaintbrushdustbroomorsponge.Stripthepaperusingthetwobroadknivesthe75mmforlargerareasandthe25mmforharder-to-reachandtightlystuckspots.Workfromtoptobottominlargesheets.Olderpaperthatshardtoremovemayrequireawallpapersteamer. picturesLucentMediaStep4ApplyoneortwocoatsofReseneBroadwallSurfacePreptothewallusingaPALhighsolidsrollersleevelayoffwithadryrollerseveraltimesuntilthecoatingislightlytexturedandevenlydistributed.Thiswillgivealightorangepeeleffectwhichwillhelptohidesurfaceimperfections.Itcaneasilybesandedtoachieveasmoothernishifdesired.Ifsandinguseasuitabledustmasktoavoidirritation.Thereisnoneedtocutintoskirtingscornersandarchitraveswithabrush.Sandusing220-gritsandpaper.Step7Applythetopcoatsofyourchoiceusingthenumber4rollersleeveselectinglow-sheenoptionswherepossibleastheywillhelptohideanysurfaceimperfections.ResenelowsheenSpaceCoteisanidealchoiceforinteriors.Step5Inexistingwallswheremovementovertheyearshasresultedinfailureofthewallboardjoinsxthedamagewithmeshtapebeforeproceeding.FillanygapsbetweentheskirtingboardandthewallliningwithSelleysNoMoreGaps.Step6ApplyReseneSuresealpigmentedsealertopreventstainsfromglueresidueandagedwallboarddiscolouringthepainttopcoatsLightlysandtoremoveanyimperfections.TipIftheexistingvinylwallpaperisingoodconditionsimplysealitwithReseneVinylWallpaperSealerandthentopcoat.Thiswillsaveyouneedingtostripthewallpaperandwillmakethedecoratingjobeasier.TipInsteadoftheBroadwallSurfacePrepyoucanuseliningpaper.85 gardenwordsSueReidyALowerHuttgardenoffersaninspiringexampleofthewaytextureandcolourcanbeusedtoturnaformerlybarelawnintoanunusualanddramaticspace.thealternativeideasforthisexterioronpages9093texturedgarden86 Thisonce-dullbungalowwastransformedbyWellingtonarchitectJohnMillsintoanopen-planmodernhomewhichprovidedaneasytransitionbetweenindoorandoutdoorliving.ItsownersDavidandMargaretKennedyunafraidtoadmitthattheyknewvirtuallynothingaboutplantsbriefedlandscapearchitectsRebeccaandWadeLipshamfromWellingtonsEarthworkstodesignagardenthatwouldcomplementthenewlookoftheirrenovatedhouse.Thebackgardenfaceswestwhilethefrontgardenisnorth-facingexposedandfairlywindswept.AndbeingLowerHuttthegardenissubjectedtotheoddlightfrost.WhenEarthworksbegantheprojecttherewaslittlemorethanabarelawntolookat.ItwasafunkyhomeontheinsidewithwildcolourssaysRebecca.Itseemedlogicaltoechothatinthegardendesign.Theownersbriefedustocreatealow-maintenancegardenandsomethingfunkybutatthesametimechild-friendly.Thedeckwasinplaceandweaskedthearchitectifwecouldmodifyitslightlytoaccommodateourgardendesign.Theownersshowedmepicturesofsucculentstheylikedandwedecidedtousethemasastartingpoint.Wethoughttheydprovideabitofdrama.Thefrontandbackgardensfeatureamixofnativeplantsandexoticsucculents.InthefrontcolourisintroducedwithdwarfyellowpokersclimbingbougainvilleablackAeoniumandthegoldengreenofnativeAnamantheleandLibertiagrassesandScleranthusgroundcover.ThereisagroveoflancewoodsnowatroofheightaswellasvarioustypesofAsteliascabbagetreesandexoticssuchasStrelitziabirdofparadisedwarffanpalmsandsucculents.Bold-shapedtaroleavesprovideafurthercontrast.Pyrostegiavenustaamagnicentoweringclimberandasub-tropicalthatcanbedifculttogrowwasplantedagainsttheleftsideofthefrontdoorandisthriving.IthinkthatusingtextureinplantingandpavingisimportantsaysRebecca.ThedesignmakesgooduseoftexturethroughexposedaggregateconcreteinsetwithpalegreenpebblesthekindusedinshtankswhichDavidsourcedfromapetshop.Healsopouredtheconcrete.Pathsandgardenbedsweregivensweepingcurvedshapestosoftenthespace.WewantedtocreateaowingeffectfromtheentranceofthepropertytothefrontdoortodrawpeopleinexplainsRebecca.Priortothehouserenovationandtheinstallationofthenewgardentheentrancewasdrabandunwelcoming.picturesPaulMcCredieItwasafunkyhomeontheinsidewithwildcolours.Itseemedlogicaltoechothatinthegardendesign.Forideasongardenprojectsyoucanusetobrightenupyourbackyardseewww.resene.co.nzhomeowngardensgarden-projects.htm.RecolourconcretepaversandotherareasofconcreteoutsidewithReseneConcreteStain.SeetheReseneDeckPathsDrivewaysandRecreationalAreaschartforcolourideas.AvailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwideororderonline.ReseneEroticReseneNorwester87 EarthworksisasmallWellingtonlandscapearchitecturecompanyoffourdesignerswhichhasbeenoperatingfor12yearsspecialisingingardendesign.WeenjoydoingarangeofstylesanythingfromwildlyruralramblingcottagegardensandminimalistinnercitystyletofunkyorformalsaysRebecca.SowhatdoesagardendesignlikethiscostTodesignafrontandbackgardenofthisscalewouldbeanythingfrom2000to3000dependingonthelevelofdetailrequiredsaysRebecca.InthisinstanceDavidbeingaveryexperiencedbuilderdidntneedconstructiondetailsforthehardlandscapingdecksexposedaggregatepathspavingscreensgatesandfencesandhedidmostoftheworkhimself.Ifthejobhadbeensentouttotenderthedrawingswouldhaveneededtobemorecomprehensive.Wecandoamoreeconomicalplanforpeoplewhohavetheskillstodothebuildingpavingandplantingthemselves.88 BlackAeoniumArchitectJohnMillsLandscapearchitectsRebeccaLipshamWadeLipshamEarthworksonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsforthisgardenPseudopanaxReseneRangerReseneHeroReseneTsunamiReseneSpinnakerReseneFreestylingInthefrontgardentheaggregateconcreteisjuxtaposedagainstapalegreenIslandStonepebblemosaicwhichcanbepurchasedbythemetre.ThecabbagetreesneartheentranceweresetintowashedriverpebblessourcedfromAblazeaWellingtonlandscapesupplycompany.IdontlikebarkmulchsaysRebecca.Apebblemulchcontributestothecleanaridlookthatcomplementsthisstyleofgarden.Howevermypreferenceisusuallyforleafmulch.Largeriver-worngreywackeboulderssourcedbyDavidfromaWairarapariverquarrywerestrategicallyplacedaboutthefrontgarden.TheconcreteplanterandstepsbythefrontdoorwerestainedwithReseneConcreteStainBlue.Thebackgardenevokesamorelushappearance.SubtropicalMichaeliaswereplantedintheshadyareasandproducealovelyfragranceinwinter.OtherspeciesplantedinthebackgardenincludevariousdwarfcabbagetreesincludingCordylinekasparPoorKnightsliliesplantedinpumiceandDicksoniabrosatreeferns.IrishmossArenariaaureawasusedontheshadysideofthegardenwiththesucculentstogreateffectprovidingamatofsoftgreenfoliageinthedampshade.Blacktarowasusedinthedrierareaswithlotsofsubtropicalvireyarhododendrons.AlongsidethebaseofthecolumnatthefootofthestepsAloeplicatilisfanaloebecamethefeatureplant.Itswonderfulwithstrappytongue-likeleavesanditsverytoughyoucankillitonlybyoverwateringsaysRebecca.Theprocessfrombrienganddesigningtocompletiontookoneyear.FollowingEarthworksplanDavidanexperiencedbuilderconstructedthegardenhimselflayingthepathsandmakingtheH3pinelouvrescreenthatdividesthebulkofthefrontgardenfromthefrontdoorsurroundings.DavidandMargaretalsodidtheplanting.TheydidafabulousjobofdevelopingitallsaysRebecca.InfactDavidenjoyedthewholeprocesssomuchthathehassincebecomeanavidgardener.HehasalsoengagedRebeccaashislandscapearchitectonanumberofclientprojectsaswellasfortheirownnewhomeandfortheirMartinboroughhomestay.AlthoughMargaretandDavidhavemovedontoabiggerhouseMargaretstillspeakswistfullyofthegardensheleftbehind.IstilllooklonginglyatitwheneverIdrivepast.Ireallymissthegarden.Theprocessofdevelopingitwassoenjoyable.Ilovedthedifferentviewsofitfromvariouswindowsinthehouse.NewownerKarenenthusesaboutthegardenslow-maintenancerequirementsandstillmaintainscontactwithRebecca.OnRebeccasadviceshehasnowremovedthelargefatsiawhichhadnallyoutgrownitssiteandreplaceditwithaCyrilWatsonpseudopanax.Otherthantheadditionofasmallherbgardenatthebackofthesectionshehaschangedverylittle.Theresalwayssomethinghappeninginthegardensomethingabouttoburstintocolourshesays.ReseneConcreteStainBlueGetthisexteriorstainednishwithReseneConcreteStainBlue.89 alternativesolutionCreateaboldtropicalstylewithdramaticfoliageandstrongshades.illustrationBruceBryantphotographerPaulMcCredieStainfreshkwiladeckingandfurnitureorrejuvenateoldwithReseneKwilaTimberStainorsolventborneReseneWoodsman.SeetheReseneWoodsmancolourchartforcolourideas.90 MelissaGrovefromAmbrosiaGroveproposesthisalternativeschemeAcolourschemefeaturingamixofReseneTunaontheroofReseneGreyChateauontheplastergardenbedsandwallandReseneShuttleGreyonthehousetransformsthispropertyandaccentuatestheformsandshadesoflushplanting.TheplantingincludesgreenssilverwhiteandburgundywithsplashesofhotcolourintheRhododendronvireya.Pratiaangulataformsacarpetbase.LiketheDietesgrandioraithasacrispwhiteower.Clumpingpalmsvisuallysoftentheplasterwallbehindtheblackbeachpoolandfallingwaterbringsareectiveelementintothegarden.Comfortablefurnitureandawood-burningreinthecovereddiningareaencourageyear-rounduseofthespace.AtnightlightingonthepoolandfeatureplantssuchasonthekingbromeliadandCycasrevolutabringsthegardentolife.ReseneAwolReseneTunaReseneLipServiceReseneGreyChateauCordylinenigraKingbromeliadAsteliachathamicaAsteliachathamicaandBromeliadsNikaupalmoutdoorreplaceBroadyswww.broadys.co.nzchairBiggieBest095375624or5249986MelissaGroveAmbrosiaGrovephone095746676emailmelissa.grovextra.co.nzwww.ambrosiagrove.co.nz91 alternativesolutionUsesimplematerialsforazen-likefeel.photographerPaulMcCredieillustrationBruceBryantMaketrafcableareassafearoundyourhomewithReseneNon-SkidDeckPath.SeetheReseneDecksPathsDrivewaysandRecreationalAreaschartforcolourideas.92 StewartStevensonfromDSdesignsuggeststhisalternativeschemeZen-likesimplicitycanalsobeachievedinthisoutdoorarea.Idchooseapaletteofmaterialssuchasexposedaggregateandpolishedconcretestoneandtimber.Hardland-scapingpredominateswithalimitedamountofplantingtocreateafunctionalareaforentertaining.Providingalinkbetweenthehouseandthegardentwoweatherboard-cladcolumnssupportingatimberbeamframethespaceandaddshadowvariations.Thecantileveredterraceappearstooatabovethegrasswithtwostepsleadingdowntothelawninlaidwithbluestonepavers.ThedesignsJapaneseZen-likequalityisreinforcedbythechoiceofplants.ApotontheterraceholdsanAcerpalmatumDissectumaspecimentreewithanorientalfeelwhichchangescolourthroughouttheyear.Ablackpolished-concreteplanterboxrunningaroundthehousecontainsthesprawlinggroundcoverPratiaangulatawhiletheexistingpungatreesaddsubtlefoliage.potsECCLightingLivingwww.ecc.co.nzechotableECCLightingLivingwww.ecc.co.nzReseneCalmGreenReseneRockpoolGreenReseneGreywackeReseneWhizzBangsteamerchairDesignDenmark093777831StewartStevensonDSdesignphone021373953emailstewartdsdesign.co.nzAcerpalmatumdissectumaquachairECCLightingLiving093799680www.ecc.co.nzPratiaangulata93 tipsandtricksIflikemeyouliveinadraughtyoldcolonialvillawithsashwindowsthatrattleinthewindandblushwhereceilingandunder-oorinsulationarestillontheto-dolistyoullneedtoinstalleffectiveheaters.Howeverifyoualreadyliveinorareplanningtobuildanewhomethatincorporatespassivesolarheatingandhasplentyofinsulationliningtheceilingandwallsthenturnthepagethisstoryisnotforyou.SoassumingthatyouliveinanexistinghomeandyouvedoneyourbesttoinsulatetheceilingwallsandoorwhatsnextDoyouwantashort-termsolutionoralong-termoneyoumayendupspendingmoreupfrontbutlessinthelongrun.DoyouwanttoheatasingleroomorawholehouseDoyouwishtokeepsomeroomsatalowertemperaturethanothersDoyoufavourgasorelectricheatingwordsSueReidypicturecourtesyofTranzturnuptheheatWithsuchawiderangeofhomeheatingoptionsavailableonthemarkettodayitseasytobeconfusedwhenconsideringthemostenergy-efcientwayofheatingourhouses.WhatcriteriashouldweusewhenmakingadecisionReseneFahrenheit94 HeatingawholehouseConsultanexperiencedheatingengineerbeforeyoustarttomakesureyoureontherighttrack.Havethesizeandcomplexityofthejobdetailedinwritingandquotedandmakesurethatyougetacerticateofcomplianceforelectricalwork.Under-oorheatingThisismostappropriatelyinstalledwhenahouseisunderconstructionalthoughretrottingispossibleinsomesituations.Usuallyhotwaterpipesareinstalledintheconcretefoundationslabbutanalternativeisunder-tileheatingwhereelectriccablesarelaidbetweentheexistingoorandyourceramictiles.DuctedcentralheatingAgasdieselorelectriccentralheatingunitorheatpumpcanbeinstalledundertheoororoutsidethehousewithwarmairductedtothedifferentrooms.WoodburnersModernfuel-efcientwoodburnersareacheapformofheating.Theyareeffectiveinopen-planhousesbutarenotsogoodinolderhomeswithseparaterooms.Rememberyourwoodmustbedry.HeatingaroomElectricheatersFeaturesandfunctionsThermostatforne-tuningthepowertomaintainyourpreferredroomtemperature.Timerforturningaheateronandoffautomatically.Tiltswitchgoodsafetyfeatureitswitchestheheateroffifittopplesover.Thermalcut-outswitchstopsheaterfromoverheating.WeightwheelsisportabilityimportanttoyouConvectionheatersoroil-lledcolumnheatersTheseprovidebackgroundwarmthcirculatingthewarmairbynaturalconvection.AdvantagesValuableinsituationswheretheyllbeleftonforlongperiodsorusedovernightinabedroom.Silentwhenfannotinuse.Thesurfaceisnotasdangeroustotouchassomeotherheaters.CheckDoestheheaterhaveafanThisisamust.Useitatintervalstoheatuparoomquickly.DoesithaveathermostatDoesithaveatiltswitchDoesithaveathermalcut-outiftheheatertipsoverDoesithavearangeofheatsettingsandatimer RadiantheatersTheseuseglowingelectricelementswithreectorstoradiateheatdirectlyontoyou.AdvantageGoodforheatinganindividual.DisadvantagesInefcientatheatingairinawholeroom.Heatingelementcouldbeareandsafetyhazard.RadiantceilingpanelsHeatingfoilisinsertedbetweentheframingandtheceilingplasterboardandathermostatisburiedintheceiling.Thisprovidesquick-actingwarmth.PortablefanheaterThesesupplyablastofwarmairdirectlyontoyou.Theyaregoodinasmallroombutnotforareasyouneedtoheatoverlongperiodsoftime.DisadvantagesCanbenoisyandcausedraughts.Notaseffectiveasconvectionheatersforprovidinggeneralbackgroundwarmth.CheckDoesithaveatiltswitchDoesithaveametalorplasticgrilleIfyouhavechildrenplayingaroundtheheateraplasticgrillemaybesaferthanametalone.DoyougoforatoruprightUprightonesperformbetterbuttheyremorelikelytotipover.PanelheatersTheseareconvectionheatersmountedpermanentlyonawall.Theyprovidegreatbackgroundheat.HeatpumpsHeatpumpscollectheatfromtheairoutsideahouseandreleaseitinside.Sizesvaryfromsmallcapableofheatingoneroomtomodelsofsufcientsizeandcapacitytoheatanopen-planenvironment.AdvantagesExpensivetoinstallbutcheaptorun.Theycollectmoreenergythantheyuse.DisadvantageTheyarelessefcientthecolderitisoutside.NightstorageheatersThesearepermanentlyinstalledconvectionheatersandareidealforpeoplewhoarehomemostofthetime.Theycanspreadwarmthintoseveralroomsforlowerrunningcoststhanoilcolumnheatersradiantheatersfanheatersandconvectionheatersbuttheyrenotcheaptoinstall.GasheatingYouroptionshereincludeuedorunuednaturalgasorLPG.TheConsumersInstituteofNewZealanddoesnotrecommendunuedgasheaters.Itsuggestsusingatypethatisxedtothewallandwheretheameiscompletelyenclosed.PracticaltipsforreducingdraughtsandmaximisingyourheatingefciencyLeaveyourcurtainsopenwhenyoureathomeandopendoorsandwindowstodryandairthehousewheneverpossible.Usedraughtstoppersunderdoors.Blockoffopenreplacesifyourenotusingthem.Closeyourwindowsandcurtainsatsunsetduringthewintermonths.Keepconnectingdoorsbetweenroomsclosed.Heatonlytheroomsyoureusing.Placeheatersawayfromwindows.Checkair-tightnessofwindowsdoorsandoors.Wearextrawarmclothingwhenitscold.Useceilingfansonalowspeedtohelptodistributewarmairinwinter.YoullndlotsofinformationonhomeheatingatConsumeronlineaswellasaguideforcalculatingthesizeofheateryouneedforthesizeofyourroom.Visitwww.consumer.org.nz.pictureRinnaiNZ96 cog1183always.HOTWATERImaginepayinglessforthisconstantflowofhotwaterthanlessefficientsystems.Imagineknowingthatthehotwatersupplyistotallydependable.Imagineasystemthatprovidesallthisyetwhilesophisticatedisunbelievablysimpletouseandprovidesyouwithtotalcontrol.UntilyouveusedLPGasyoumaynotknowhowmuchcomfortitcanaddtoyourhome.AHOMEWITHAHOMEPACKISABETTERHOMETheultimatehotwatersystemisacontinuous-flowgaswaterheaterteamedwithaRockgasHomePack.BoththewaterheaterandtheHomePackcanbemountedexternallygivingyoumorespaceinsidewithnoneedforabulkyhotwaterstoragecylinder.AndwithRockgasyoullenjoythebenefitsofapromptfriendlyandefficientservicethatdeliversrighttoyourdoor.Yousimplycallusororderon-linewhenyourfirstcylinderisempty.Thisallowsustimetovisitswaptheemptycylinderandconductasafetycheck.Imaginehavingendlesshotwaterathomethiswinterneverrunningcoldnomatterhowmanyshowersbathsorwashingcyclesyourun.Visitwww.rockgas.co.nzorcall0800ROCKGAS08007625427toobtainacopyofourAlwaysHotbrochuredetailingtheconvenienceandsavingsofLPGaswaterheatingsolutions. bathroomwordsKelliRaybernbathingbeach98 Soitiswiththisbeachhousebathroomwhichexudesasenseoftheseasrefreshingcalmaretreatfromtheland-lockedbusinessofcitylife.Theroomsclassicnisheswiththetongue-and-groovelookonceilingandwallpanellingandcabinetryfrontsalsolenditasenseofescapefromthecurrentlyfashionablecoldharshlinesorunforgivingsurfacesreferringtoagentlerandmoregenerousintimatetime.ArchitectRachelVenablessaysthestyleoftheroomandthehouseasawholewasinuencedbytheCapeCodstyleofNorthAmericanbeachhousebutalsobytheloftygable-roofformoftheKiwiwoolshed.Squarewhitebasinsmountedabovethebenchtopwithsimplehigh-archingchromemixertapsstronglystatethefarmhousefeel.Theexposedraftersoftheceilingandgenerousoorareaoftheroomhelptocreateitsopenandbreezyair.Thedark-greytiledooraddstothesenseofarobustdown-to-earthspaceandlooksreadyforfeetsandyfromthenearbybeach.Therealessenceofthebachfeelhowevercomesfromtherepeatedtongue-and-groovenish.Ithinktongue-and-grooveisveryevocativeofabeachcottageRachelsays.Itisindeedespeciallyincombinationwiththegentleblueofthewallssoreminiscentofsummerskieswashedwithseaspraythatyoucanalmosttastethesaltintheair.Tobalancethecolourpalettethedarkgreyporcelainoortileswhichalsolinetheshowerenclosureandbathsurroundanchorthelightershades.TheycontrastwithdelicateshadesReseneWeatheredBlueonthewallsReseneDutchWhitecreamyoff-whitepanelleddoorsskirtingsceilingsandCorianonthelongvanitytop.Theideawastocreateabathroomthathadarelaxedfeeltoitbutwasstillquitepolishedsomethingthathadasortofgenerosityaboutitshesays.Therelaxedyetrenedstyleinthisroomandthroughoutsuitsthebrieffromthehomeownerswhocurrentlyusethehouseasaholidayhomebutplanultimatelytoretirethere.Makingthemostofviewsoftheseatothenorthandthehillstothesouthwestwasalsoanimportantcriterioneveninthebathroom.TheclientswantedagenerousbaththatrelatedtoawindowsoitspossibletositinthetubandenjoyaglassofwineandtheviewbutwithprivacymaintainedRachelsays.ThereddishcedarnishofthewindowjoinerydrawsattentiontotheoutlookandalongwiththewoodenblindsthatprotecttheownersprivacywarmsuptheWhenaroomhasarealsenseofplaceyoucanimagineitssettingwithoutsomuchasglimpsingwhatsbeyonditswalls.picturesLucentMediaUseResenewater-borneenamelswhenpaintingwetareasforatoughdurablenishtominimisepaintodoursandprovideaneasywaterwashup.ChoosefromReseneEnamacrylglossReseneLustacrylsemi-glossorReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenlowsheen.ReseneShipCoveResenePowderBlueReseneMidnightExpressReseneEchoBlue99 Youreplanninganewbathroomandyouneedtodecidewhattodoabouthotwatersupply.SoundseasyenoughbutitsnotassimpleassayingYesplease.HerearesomeofthemainfactorstoconsiderTypeofsystemThemaincategoriesherearetraditionalwaterheaterswithastoragetankoron-demandwaterheatersalsocalledcontinuousowsystems.Theadvantageofanon-demandsystemisthatwhenyourenotusinghotwateritsnotusingenergy.Atraditionaltanksystemworksaroundtheclockatintervalstokeepwaterinitstankwarmasheatislostintothesurroundingspace.Anon-demandsystemheatswateralmostinstantlyasitpassesthroughtheunit.Moston-demandsystemsrunongaswhichleadsustoyournextconsiderationEnergysourceNewtechnologiesaboundbutformosthomesthechoiceherestillhoversbetweenelectricityandgas.Unlessyousetupyourelectrichotwaterheatertorunatnightwhenelectricityratesarelowergashotwaterheatersaregenerallymorecost-effective.Howevernewtechnologiescanturnthatstandardonitshead.ConsiderforexampletheRheemHP3.25whichrunsonelectricityandusesenergyfromtheairtoheatwateralmostlikearefrigeratorinreverse.Itcanbeupto3.25timesmoreefcientthanastandardelectrichotwaterheater.Anotheroptionistousesolarenergyforheatingwater.Thesesystemsareavailablewiththeirowntankorcanbeconnectedtoyourexistingone.Tomakeeffectiveuseofthesunsraysyouwillneedanorth-facingspotforthepanelsandyoumightalsowantabackupheatingelementsoyourhotwaterdoesntrunoutwhenthesunrefusestoshine.CapacityToavoidacoldsurpriseintheshowermakesureyouconsiderthecapacityofyourhotwatersystem.Theimportantfactorhereisnotjustthesizeofthetankifyouhaveonebuttheoutput.Thisisusuallymeasuredinlitresperminuteata25Crisewhichmeansthetemperatureoftheincomingcoldwaterwillbeheatedby25degrees.Calculatehowmuchhotwateryoullneedatthebusiesttimeusuallymorningshowertime.SpaceIfyouhavelimitedspaceinsideagason-demandsystemcanbeinstalledoutdoors.Youllalsoneedroomoutdoorsforgascylinders.Itspossibletoinstallasmallon-demandwaterheaterunderthesinkinthekitchenbutmostofthesedonothavesufcientcapacityforallofafamilysneedsinthebathroom.Insomesituationsitmaybepossibletomoveanelectrichotwatercylindertobelowoorleveltosavespace.Youmayprefertohavethetraditionalhotwatercupboardinsideyourhomebutmoderninsulationwillmeanthatitsusefulnessforheatingthecupboardwillbeverylimited.AccessoriesAlliumReseneWeatheredBlueArchitectRachelVenablesofRachelVenablesDesignFlowersVidaFloreResenePeriglacialBlueGetthislookusingReseneSpacecoteLowSheentintedtoReseneDutchWhiteandResenePeriglacialBlue.ReseneDutchWhitecool-tonedroom.Andthesenseofretreatiscompleteevenfrompossibledistractionsinsidethehouse.Thebathroomandthetwobedroomsontherstooraretheadultsdomain.Childrensspacesareonthegroundlevel.Asanescapeforthecoupletheroomhasalsobeendesignedwithspaciousproportionsthatallowcomfortableusebytwopeopleatonce.Althoughithasbeencreatedasaquietspacewithinthewiderhomethebathroomenjoysasenseofconnectiontotherestofthehousethankstosharedthemesconceptsandcolours.Rachelsaysestablishingsuchconnectionsissomethingtoconsiderwhenplanninganynewhome.PublicandsharedspacesthroughoutthishousearenishedwithaconnectingpaletteofReseneneutralswhichisembellishedinprivatespacessuchasbathrooms.MoreindividualcoloursinbedroomsandbathroomsbringoutlittlemomentsofsurpriseRachelsays.Fromthebeginningweestablishedanoverallideaastoryofwhatweweretryingtoachieve.Wekeptreferringbacktothatandlookingathowwecouldcarryitthroughineachroom.100 AUCKLANDCITY134WellesleyStreetTel093032219NORTHSHOREHOMEZONE60ConstellationDriveTel094788840HansgrohesavingsNOWatLGCARDEROPENINGHOURSMon-Fri7am-5pmSat8am-4pmNorthShoreOnlySun10am-4pm.08004LGCARDER0800-454227HD3056.FMetrisSMixersBasinmixerwithpop-upwaste383Showermixer475KeramagNova-topSuiteWall-hungpanandin-wallcisternsetWhitesatinorchrome570Mixerstechnologymaterialandworkmanshipofthehighestquality.Germandesignedandmade.ShowerspoweredbyAIRthejetsofwaterbecomesofterorhardertosuityoureverymood.HansgrohesetsanewstandardWallelbowssoldseparatelyRainbowAIRAIR3-jettechnologyCombinationslideandoverheadshower3-function668RaindanceAIRAIR3-jettechnologyLargeshowerhead3-functionS100333S120347 THINKAGAIN.ThinkingofanewkitchenorbathroomWantingtoupdateyourdcororrestoreyourolderhometoitsoriginalcharmThenyouneedNewRoomsforOld.AuniquenewservicefromFixItBuildingServiceswhichmakeshomeimprovementsimplestress-freeandaffordable-virtuallyanywhereinNewZealand.WithNewRoomsforOldyoucanrelaxasyourlocalFixItprojectmanagertakescareofeverything.Fromdesignconsentsandfinancetocoordinatingourprofessionalteamoftradespeopletogetyourprojectcompletedontimeandwithinbudget.Onephonecalloremailisallittakes.Ourworkmanshipisguaranteedandyoucanenjoythesimplicityofdealingwithjusttheoneperson.Nowyoucanrenovatewithminimumdisruptionandmaximumsatisfaction.Simplyleaveittous.ForyourFREEinformationpackortocontactyourlocalFixItprofessionalphone0800NEWROOMSorvisitusatwww.newroomsforold.co.nzProudlybroughttoyoubyInassociationwithTHINKRENOVATINGISJUSTTOOHARDVM0922 responsiblerenovatingwordsSueReidypicturesCraigRobertsonPhotographythinkingefciently103 TheNOWHomeisaresearchprojectsetuptotestwaysofmakingsustainablelivingmoreavailable.ItsthebrainchildofBeaconPathwayaresearchconsortiumfundedbyprivateshareholdersandtheGovernmentsFoundationforResearchScienceandTechnology.Beaconaimstocreatehomesandneighbourhoodsthatworkwellintothefutureanddontcosttheearth.Itsworkintheareaofsustainabilityincludesnotonlyresourceconservationfactorsbutalsopersonalhealthaffordabilityandperformance.TenantsintheNOWHomeinAucklandsNewLynnarecurrentlybeingmonitoredsoBeaconcancollectandcollatedataonthehousesperformance.Anyndingsandrecommendationswillbeusedtoinformconsumerseducatebuildersandmanufacturersandprovidepolicy-makerswithaccurateobjectivedataabouthowourbuildingsperformandhowwecanliveinamoresustainablemanner.Energy-savingfeaturesintheNOWHomeincludePassivesolarheatingThereisnoin-builtspaceheatinginthehomenoristhereacoveringinthekitchenandlivingareas.Theexposedconcreteslaboorbecomesathermalstorehouseabsorbingenergyfromthesunduringthedayandreleasingitasheatatnightasthehousecools.TheEnergy-savingfeaturesintwoinnovativeAucklandhousesofferlessonsoninsulatingourhomesmoreeffectively.OneistheNOWHomealiveresearchprojectundertakenbyBeaconPathwaytheotherisArhausGroupsagshiphouseinHobsonville.ReseneBrightSparkReseneBananaSplit104 YourpersonalityOurexpertiseImaginetheexcitementmovingintoabrandnewhousebuiltwithyourfamilysfutureinmind.WhenyoubuildwithJennianHomeswemakesureyournewhomewillkeepupwiththedemandsofyourchanginglifestylebybuildinginaconceptcalledfuture-proong.Itsthesmartwaytobuildahome.ForexamplewillyourmaterialslastIsyourhomeenergy-efcientAndisithealthywithgoodsoundcontrolJennianHomeswillguideyouthrougheverystepoftheprocessofferingexpertadviceandourabsolutecommitmenttoquality.Welistentowhatyouwantrespectyourideasanddeliverwhatwepromise.Formoreinformationortofindyournearestshowhomevisitwww.jennian.co.nzorcall0800JENNIAN0800536642.JENNIANHOMES-COMMITTEDTOYOURFUTUREHAPPINESS exposedconcreteprovidesanattractivehard-wearingsurfaceeliminatingtheneedfortreatedtimbersorparticleboardglues.Whentheconcreteoorheatsupitwarmsthegroundaswell.Testsshowthatanyheatlossfromtheooroccursina1mareaaroundtheperimeter.Tocounterthissheetsofpolystyrenewereplacedaroundthefootingsanduptheoutsidetotheoorheightof100mmaboveground.Thepolystyreneisprotectedwithbrecementboardandmetalashingsundertheweatherboardspreventanywaterpenetration.WallandceilinginsulationGlasswoolinsulationwasusedinthewallsandceilingswithmoreinstalledthantheminimumrequirementspeciedintheBuildingCode.Fibreglassisawell-proveninsulationmaterialandisenvironmentallysustainablebeingmadefrom80recycledglass.Double-glazingThisfeaturereducesheatlossfromthewindowscondensationanddampensoutsidenoise.BiggereavesTheeavesoftheNOWHomeare600mmdeep.Intheheatofsummermostoftheoorisshadedbutinthewinterwhenthelightisloweritenjoysfullsun.Thesebuilt-inenergyfeaturesmeannootherheatingisrequiredintheNOWHome.Thereareprobablyonly10daysayearwhentheoccupantwouldneedaspaceheatertokeepthetemperatureabove18CsaysNickCollinsBeaconsgeneralmanager.AlreadytheNOWHomestenantspowerbillsarealmost40lowerthanwhattheyvepaidpreviously.ArhausisanAucklanddesign-and-buildcompanyestablishedbytwoBritishcouplesin2004.Theyworkwithrespectedarchitectsandtrustedsuppliersusingwell-researchedmaterialstoprovidegood-lookingenergy-efcientandhealthyhouses.ArhausGroupfocusonpassivesolardesignprinciplestomaintainconstanttemperaturelevelsintheirhousesyear-round.TheNOWHomeisnishedinEnvironmentalChoiceapprovedpaintsystemsfromResenetominimisetheeffectsofthepaintnishontheenvironment.LookforpaintproductswiththeEnvironmentalChoicelogoatyourReseneColorShop-itsprooftheymeetthestandardofEnvironmentalChoice.107 TohelpkeepheatinitsshowhomeArhaususedEcoeecea100pureNewZealandwoolandpolymerblendthatformsauffyinsulationblanket.Woolisanabundantnaturalmaterialandthebresarehollowwhichallowsthemtoretainandreleasemoisturevapour.WoolalsoabsorbsformaldehydeaharmfulgasreleasedfromnewbuildingproductssuchasMDFsaysNatHollowayadirectorofArhaus.Thehousealsofeatures40mm-thicksheetsofexpandedpolystyreneinstalledundertheentireconcreteslaboor.Arhausalsobelievesdouble-glazingisessential.Theinsulationprovidedbyasinglepaneofglassisnegligible.Double-glazingisgraduallybecomingmoreaffordableasthedemandforitincreases.ByusingLow-Eorlow-emittanceglassandargon-lleddouble-glazingtheheatlosscanbereducedtohalfthatofsingleglasspanes.OurnewArhaushousesalsodonthavemanywindowstothesouthoropeningonestothesouth-westsaysNat.OptionsforinsulatingolderhomesOlderhouseswiththeirdraughtysashwindowshighceilingsanduninsulatedoorscanbeachallengetoinsulate.Thesetipswillhelpreduceenergycostsandlimitmouldgrowth.Ceilinglinetheceilingwithglasswoolorwoolinsulationandprevent42ofheatloss.ThecheapesteasiestmosteffectiveplacetoinsulateistheceilingspaceclaimsNat.Floorsinstallinsulationunderwoodenoorstoeliminate12ofyourheatloss.-ThePinkBattsCosyoorrangeinsulatestheundersideofexposed-joisttimberoors.Thisprovidesabarrierbetweentheinsideofyourhomeandthecoldsub-oorreducingdraughtsandretainingheat.YoucanalsostapleEcoThermUnderoortothejoistssaysNat.-Expandedpolystyrenesheetsarealsosuitableforinsulatingoorsandwalls.-100woolcarpetwillabsorbmoistureandaddwarmthandcomforttoaroom.Wallsinvestigatewallinsulationoptionstheycause25heatloss.Windows12ofheatislostthroughsingle-panewindows.Draught-proofyourwindowshangthermaldrapesorreplacesingle-glazedwindowswithdouble-glazing.HotwatercylinderPinkBattsoffersahotwatercylinderwrapforelectriccylindersthathavea50mmclearance.WhatisanR-valueAnR-valueisameasureofamaterialsthermalresistance.ThehighertheR-valuethemoreresistantitistotransmittingheatandthehigheritsinsulationvalue.Fortimber-framedhousesinClimateZones1and2NorthIslandexcludingthemountainstheBuildingCodespeciesaminimumoverallratingofR1.5forwallsandR1.9fortheceilings.ArhausspeciesinsulationR-valuesofR2.2forwallsandR3.2forceilingsinitshouses.Beforeundertakingbuildingrenovationscheckoutwww.building.govt.nzpublishinfoforconsumers-homehowners.phpsoyouknowyourrightsandresponsibilitiesundertheBuildingAct2004ortodownloadcopiesoftheguidespublishedbytheDepartmentofBuildingandHousing.Usefulwebsiteswww.beaconpathway.co.nzwww.arhaus.co.nzwww.consumerbuild.org.nzwww.pinkbatts.co.nzwww.ecoinsulation.co.nzwww.enviro-choice.org.nz109 1.Whenyoubuildanewhomesaveenergybystartingasyoumeantogoonandconsiderpassivesolarenergy.Ahomeconstructedonacorrectlyorientedconcretepadisanidealwaytotrapthewarmthofthesun.2.Investindouble-glazingtoretainthesunsheat.Tocaptureasmuchsunaspossibleallwindowsshouldbekeptcleanandtreestrimmedsotheydontblockthesunlight.3.Plantadeciduoustreetoshadeyourlargestwest-facingwindow.Insummeryoullhaveshadeandinwintersunlight.4.Ifyouarerenovatinganolderhomenevermissanopportunitytoinsulatethewallsorceilingproperly.Useadhesivedraught-stopstripsinanygapsinwindowsorarounddoorframes.5.Whilepolishedwoodenoorsareanattractivefeatureinmanyolderhousestheycanmakeforcoldanddraughtywinters.Dontbeafraidtohangontocarpetwhiletheweathersfreezing.Rugsarealsoafantasticoption.6.Inwinterclosethedoorsandcurtainsofroomsthatyoureheating.Curtainsshouldbedrawnjustbeforeitgetsdarktokeepintheheat.Ideallytheyshouldbefull-lengthandlinedtomakethemostoftheirinsulationqualities.Theylookbetterthiswaytoo.7.Positionheatersawayfromwindowssotheyheatroomsmoreeffectively.Usethethermostatandtimeronyourheaterssotheyonlycomeonwhenyouneedthemandautomaticallyswitchoffwhentheyreachacertaintemperature.8.Blockoffyourreplacewhenyourenotusingitorheatfromothersourceswillescapestraightupthechimney.Useahotwaterbottleorputanextrablanketonthebedinsteadofusinganelectricblanket.9.Insulateyourhotwatercylinderandadjustthethermostatsothathotwateris55Catthetap.Fixanydrippingtapsandhaveshortshowersinsteadofbaths.Usecoldwaterwhenyourellingthejugandrinsingdishes.Switchoffyourhotwaterifyoureawayformorethantwoweeks.oivuiglageosnhaetnataa.isuunedo.rseeelhnotivdilseewanathezinsptritremgthstrdeneyidtsa20tipsforsavingenergygoinggreenwordsPennyLewispicturesCourtesyofTranzPaintyourhomeinReseneCoolColourstominimisetheamountofheatabsorbedbythepaint.Thiswillhelpkeepyourhomecoolersavingcostsinthehotmonthsaswellashelpingyourpaintnishandsubstratelastlonger.SeetheReseneHi-GlocolourchartoryourReseneColorShopformoreinfomation.112 10.Switchoffanylightsyourenotusingandtakeadvantageofnaturallightingwheneverpossible.Choosetheappropriatestrengthofbulbforthearea.Dontusea100wattbulbforabedsidelampwhena40wattonewouldbesufcient.11.Cleanyourlightsandlampshadesregularlytoreceivemaximumlight.Lampshadesneedtolookgoodbutmoreimportantlytheyneedtoworkforyoutoo.Dontbefooledbysomethingprettyifitleavesyousquintingformoreillumination.12.Inalargeopen-planspacehaveyourlightingwiredtodifferentcircuitswithswitchestoturnononlythelightsyouneed.Youusuallydontneedtohave15halogensonatonceifitsjustyouintheroom.Selectivelightingmakesforabetterambienceanyway.13.Fridgesandfreezersworkmostefcientlywhentheyrefullbutnotoverloaded.Defrostyourfreezerregularlytoreducetheicebuild-up.Usethemostefcienttemperaturesettingssetyourfreezerat-18Candyourfridgebetween2Cand5C.14.Leavespacearoundthebackofyourfridgeorfreezerforairtocirculateandavoidplacingtheappliancenexttoyourovenorstoveorindirectsunlight.15.Avoidopeningyourovendoortooofteneachtimeyoudothetemperaturedropsbyupto15C.Useyouroventocookseveralthingsatonce.Keeplidsonthepotswhenyourecookingandmakesuretheytwell.Putsmallpotsonsmallelementsandlargepotsonlargerelements.16.Whenyourenotusingappliancesunplugthemorswitchthemoffatthewall.Evenstandbymodewastespower.Thebiggestculpritsaremicrowavesandtelevisions.17.Waituntilthedishwasherisfullbeforeyouuseitandusetheeconomycycle.Ifyourdishwashercangenerateitsownhotwaterthenusethisfunctionasitsmoreefcientthanusinghotwaterfromyourcylinder.18.Dontoverloadyourwashingmachinealthoughitsbettertowashfullloadsthanhalfloads.Adjustyourwashcycletomatchtheloadandtrytowashusingcoldwater.Useshorterwashcyclesifpossibleandmakesureyourclothesarewell-spunbeforeputtingtheminthedryer.19.Useyourclotheslineasoftenaspossible.Trytouseyourclothesdryeronlywhenitsrainingandthenmakesureyoullititsmoreefcienttodryafullload.Usethelowheatsettingonyourdryerwheneveryoucan.Ventilatetheclothesdryertotheoutsideandcleanitslintltereverytimeyouuseit.20.Whenbuyinganewappliancelookforanenergy-efcientmodelforlong-termsavings.Youcancheckoutthestarratingonmostnewappliances.Themorestarstheyhavethemoreenergyefcienttheyare. 10offGet10offtherecommendedretailpriceofanycorktilesintheCortiarangewhenyoupresentyourcard.0800332675www.corkconcepts.comOfferexcludesinstallationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.theultimatedecoratingcardjustgotbetterReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersAswellasthediscountsonpurchasesatReseneColorShopsyoucannowpresentyourReseneColorShopCardelsewhereandenjoydiscountsonarangeofproductsandservicesfromfurnitureartworkandtilesthroughtoroadsideassistance.SimplypresentyourReseneColorShopCardorquoteyourcardnumbertotakeadvantageofthesegreatoffers.OffersarevalidinNewZealandonlyuntil31August2006andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Formoreinformationonallthesegreatoffersandmoreseewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nz.OffersarevalidinNewZealandforReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31August2006andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.htmoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.cashbackPurchaseanySmegStGeorgeClassiqueorBaumaticwhitewareandgetacashbackonyourpurchase.Get25cashbackontotalpurchases500100050onpurchasesof1001150075onpurchases15012000100onpurchases2000.www.applico.co.nzOffermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.ForcashbackoffersendproofofpurchasetoCashbackOffercoApplicoGroupLtdPrivateBag92900Onehunga.Hirequip10offGet10offtherecommendedhireagecostofanyequipmentfromHirequip.www.hirequip.co.nzOfferlimitedtocashcustomersonlyandmaynotbeusedwithotherpromotions.15offGet15offtherecommendedretailpriceonanypurchaseincludescustomframing.0800101015artforartssakextra.co.nzOfferexcludessaleoralreadydiscounteditemsArtforArtsSakeloyaltycardsandgiftvouchers.Trethewey10offGet10offtherecommendedretailpriceofanyTretheweykitchenbenchtopvanitytileorresurround.Auckland098273017BayofPlenty075722000Wellington045675198Christchurch033480680www.trethewey.co.nzOfferlimitedtoretailcustomersonlyandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotions.25offSubscribetoNewZealandsnewestfoodmagazineforayearfourissuesforonly26.85theperfectgiftforMothersDayorsubscribetothelocalversionofthebiggest-sellingcarmagazineintheUKforayearsixissuesforonly39.95.0800782347www.dish.co.nz0800782867www.topgearnz.co.nzOfferstartswiththenextavailableissueforDishorTopGear.QuoteyourReseneColorShopCardnumber.114 discountsGetadiscountoffGlengarrysextensiverangeofqualitywinebeerandspiritseverytimeyoushop.0800733505salesglengarry.co.nzwww.glengarry.co.nzDiscountsvarybyalcoholtypeandarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.15offGet15offallpurchasesoftilesandadhesivesofmorethan1000.Youalsogetafree48-pageIndoorLivingBrochureandpreferentialpricingonQuarellaquartzbenchtops.0800buytilesor0800289845www.tilewarehouse.co.nzOffermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.10offGet10offtheretailpriceofDimondsRoongTilesRainwaterSystemsandLongrunRoongrangeincludesresidentialprolesCorrugateTrimdekandStyleline.0800Dimond0800346663www.dimond.co.nzOffermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.Conditionsapply.PleasequoteyourReseneColorShopCardnumber.freecarekitGetafreeReseneCaringforyourPaintworkKitwitheveryfullhousewash.0800JTWASH0800589274www.jtpropertywash.co.nzAvailabletoReseneColorShopCardholdersonly.Notavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.OffersarevalidinNewZealandforReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil31August2006andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.htmoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.20backPurchaseAAMembershipthroughResenesonlineofferwww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.htmandyouwillreceiveanAARewards20discountcoupontobeusedatReseneormostAARewardsPartners.www.aa.co.nzOfferappliestoFullMembership.NotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherMembershippromotionorroadsidejoins.Othertermsandconditionsmayapply.ReseneColorShopCardReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersDesignMobel400ResenevoucherBuyaDesignMobelexi-slatTMbedandmattresscombinationfromyourlocalBedpoststoreandreceive400inResenegiftvouchersandafreeResenedecoratingkittogetyoustarted.0800337446www.dm.co.nzOfferavailableonlyfromparticipatingBedpostretailersandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherretailpromotionalofferordiscount.10offGet10offeveryDunlopandGoodyeartyrepurchasedatanyBeaurepairesoutlet.08004TYRES0800489737AvailabletoReseneColorShopCardholdersonly.TheLimitspecials12BottleWineCellar325Retro1950sTelephone149CrosleyRecordPlayer275Pro-SoccerTable1995www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.TheLimitspecialsSmobyLogCabin995SmobyXbeeQuadBike225StarPartyDancingMat85Lilou42cmDoll55.www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.115 choosingandusingawordsCatherineSmithconsultantPerhapsthesafepaletteyouveseenineveryshowhometurnsouttofeelnotme.Orperhapsyouturnintoakidinacandystoreandgowildwithanallsortsassemblyofcolourswhichthenlookstoodisjointed.Whicheverapplieshelpisathand.Colourconsultantscanpindownyourpreferencesforanoverallresultthatsuitsyourhousebudgetandlifestyle.Firstlydecidehowmuchhelpyouneed.Somecolourexpertsfocusjustoncolourandpaintswhileotherswillworkthroughawholeschemeincludingfabricsandooringrightdowntotheaccessoriesontheshelf.Somearchitectswillalsodevelopcolourschemesforyouandyestheywillbranchoutbeyonddesignerwhiteswhilesuppliersmayofferconsultancyservicestoo.picturesLucentMediaWiththousandsofshadestochoosefrominpaintletalonealltheothermaterialsthatmakeupyourhouseyoucaneasilybecomeparalysedbychoicewhenitcomestopickingtheidealscheme.colourReseneMissHussy116 FabricsuppliedbyJamesDunlopTextiliaInstyleIconFabricsuppliedbyJamesDunlopTextiliaInstyleIconReseneEscapeTheResenewebsitelistshundredsoftradeprofessionalsincludingcolourconsultants.Visitresene.co.nzandclickontheDoItYourselfthentheFind-A-Professionallinks.ReseneSpitreReseneSpirulinaChoosewellAickthroughtheclassiedswillnotgiveyoumuchsenseofwhetheraparticulardesignerwillsuityou.Personalrecommendationsareabetterwaytogo.Askaroundfriendsorcolleagueswhohavehadworkdone.Ifyoulikesomethingyouseeatashowhomeinastoreatyourhairdressersorinacafasktheownerwhodidit.Andwhenyoulookthroughlocalmagazinesmakeanoteofdesignerswhoseworkorownhomeappeals.Beforeyoucalltheconsultantaskyourcontactnotjustabouthowhappytheywerewiththenishedjobbutalsoabouthowtheyworkedtogetherhowwelltheyfeltlistenedtoandwhethertheywouldworkwiththepersonagain.WorkingstyleWhenyoucallyourconsultantforthersttimeaskabouthowtheyoperate.HowdotheychargeSomedoaninitialintroductionoranin-storeconsultationforfreethenchargetocometoyourhousesomechargeaone-offfeeothersanopen-endedhourlyrateothersapercentageonmaterialsortradespeople.WilltheypresentmorethanoneideaforyoutochoosefromHowmuchbackandforthdotheyexpectHowlongdoesthisgenerallytakeSmartbriefConsultantsdontworkwellinavacuum.Thecleareryouareaboutyourbriefthebettertheycanmeetyourneeds.Startascrapbookofideasthatappealtoyoumagazineclippingsfavouritepiecesofchinaashellaleafagarmentyoulove.Beexplicitaboutyourbudget.DoyouwanttoprepareawholehouseschemebutwillbeundertakingitinstagesasmoneyallowsDoyouwanttolookjustataparticularroomordoyouwanthelpwithanexteriorlookBeclearaboutwhatcannotbechangedexistingooringorfurnitureforexampleaboutyourlikesanddislikesandaboutyourtimeframe.RollyoursleevesupAfterbriengaconsultantwillcomebacktoyouwithaschemeortwo.Thismayincludeswatchesofpaintsooringcabinetsandothermaterialswithpiecesinapproximateproportiontothewaytheywillbeusedinyourhomebigpiecesofooringforexamplewithtinychipsforanaccentpillow.Thisispartnershiptime.Beveryclearaboutwhatyoulikeanddontlikeandlistentohowthismightberesolved.Yourconsultanthasseenwhatworksanddoesntworkbuttheyshouldalsobetakingyourthoughtsonboard.ColouristooscaryIthinkIlljuststicktowhite.ReseneHouseWhiteForcolourideasviewtheinspirationGalleryatReseneColorShopsortheUsingColoursectionatwww.resene.co.nzhomeownuse-colourusecolour.htmtheDecoratinginspirationGalleryatwww.resene.co.nzhomeowndecorating-inspirationsindex.htmorpreviousHabitatstorieswww.resene.co.nzhomeownhabitathabitat.htmontheResenewebsite.HappycustomersBesureallthepeoplewhowillhavetoliveinthespacefeelincluded.YourpartnerorchildrenmayprefernottodiscusseverypaintchipbutmightliketohaveanalOK.Agoodconsultantisskilledathearingeveryoneandndingasatisfactorymiddleground.117 colourchartsthehardtruthabout...wordsLeahGoodwinWhenitcomestohomedecoratingoneofthemostexcitingandsatisfyingaspectsasidefromseeingtheendresultofcourseischoosingyourpaint.Yougettospendhourspouringovercolourchartsselectingdifferentshadesnarrowingyourchoicedowntoafewluckycontendersandthenusingtestpotstoviewyourcolourchoicesonalargerscale.HoweverhaveyoueverstoppedtothinkaboutjusthowthecoloursendupinthecolourchartsWhochoosesthemandwhyAndhowdotheycomeupwiththoseout-therenamesManyofResenescolourdecisionsarebasedoninformationsuppliedbytheColorMarketingGroupCMGanorganisationfoundedin1962.Its650internationalmembersmeettwiceayearinVirginiaUSAtoanalyseandinterpretcolourtrendsanddeviselong-andshort-termcolourforecastsbasedonglobalinuences.Thisiscombinedwithinformationfromanumberofothercolourforecastingforums.Workoncoloursfornewcolourrangeswilloftenstartonetotwoyearsout.ForTheRange2008forexampledecisionswillstartbeingmadeinApril2006.Saythatcolourtrendssuggestaqua-tonedbluesarelikelytobepopular.AnumberofthesewillbeconsideredwithasmallerselectionpickedforthenextTheRangefashionfandeck.DianneConnellResenecolourcontrollerisjointlyresponsibleforanalysingcolourtrendsandproposingadditionstothelatestcolourcharts.AswellasinformationfromtheColorMarketingGroupwealsolookatmagazinestoseewhatsortofcoloursarecomingthroughandcheckouttherecentcolour-matchrequeststoseewhatpeopleareaskingforshesays.MostoftheResenestandardcolourchartsareupdatedeveryfewyears.Usuallyanychangestostandardchartsinvolvereplacingless-requestedcolourswithmorepopularones.Howeverifyourfavouritecoloursuddenlydisappearsdontpanic.ColourstakenoffaResenechartarestillavailable.ThecoloursareneverdeletedfromthesystemsaysDianne.Westillhaveformulasgoingbacktothe1980ssoReseneColorShopstaffcancontactourColourLabandgettherelevantformulaforyousoyourcolourcanbetinted.TheenduringpopularityofcolourssuchasReseneSpanishWhiteandResenePearlLustameantheyvebeeninResenecolourchartsforyears.Andtheyreunlikelytoberemoved.Howevercertainshadesdoneedtobetakenouttomakewayfornewones.ResenePearlLustaReseneSpanishWhiteReseneVenturaReseneMarathonOrderReseneColourchartsfromthecomfortofyourownhomeorworksimplyvisitwww.resene.co.nzNZorwww.resene.com.auAUST.118 ChoosingcolourscanbearelativelyquickprocesssaysKarenWarmanResenemarketingmanager.Howeverwhatcomesnexttheformulatingcodingcreatingartworkandprintingofthecolourchartscantakeuptoeightmonths.ColorCommunicationsInc.AustralasiaLtdCCIAisthecompanythatcreatesmostoftheResenecolourcharts.KirstenLongfromCCIAsaysitsatwo-prongedprocess.Onephaseisthemanufactureofthecolourandthecolour-matchingthesecondaspectisthecreationoftheartworktheimagesandtextthatgooneachcolourchart.AfterwereceiveasetofcolourstandardsandtheartworkfromResenewecarryouttheall-importantcolour-matchingsaysKirsten.OnceResenehasapprovedeachcolouritgetscoatedontoapapersubstrate.Itsthendriedinanovenandcomesoffinreelswhicharesheetedoffandcutintochips.Thesearethenmountedontotheprintedcardsandthecolourchartsarecompiled.TraditionallycolourchartsweremanufacturedusingCCIAsproductbutunlikemostcolourchartsmostofResenesarenowproducedusingactualResenepaint.WhenyoupickupTheRangethecolourchipsareprintedusingReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenthesamepaintyouwouldusetopaintyourhomesinterior.Thisgivesamoreaccurateideaoftheshade.WhatsinanameAsteroid.Copyrite.Endorphin.Wonderland.Awol.WhizzBangwheredotheygetthenamesfromThenamesforallResenecoloursareselectedbythecompanysmanagingdirectorNickNightingaleandmarketingmanagerKarenWarman.Theypicktheirfavouritesfromanever-evolvingmasterlistofabout2000namesmatchingthemtocoloursforthenewchart.BrightredsyellowandorangesaretheeasiestcolourstonamesaysKaren.Greensandneutralsareusuallymuchharder.Andoftentheyreleftwithapileofthesetrickiercoloursforwhichnamesneedtobecreated.Manycolourchartshavenamesbasedonaspecictheme.ForexampletheReseneLumbersiderchartfeaturesnature-inspirednamessuchasRattlesnakeThistleGravelandMarshlandwhiletheReseneKidzColourchartincludesthechild-friendlynamesTopsyTurvyLullabyDaisyChainandCandyFloss.Upto80newcoloursareaddedeachyeartoTheRangefashionfandeck.Thesehaveamodernslantandusuallyincludetopicalnames.KidmanWellywoodandMiddleEarthfeatureinTheRange2006whilepastfavouritesincludeKournikovaandHillary.EachyearResenerunsaninternalcompetitionwherestaffareinvitedtosubmitnameswithprizesgoingtothosewhosesuggestionsmakeitontoTheRange.NickandKarenalsocollectnamesastheygoabouttheirdayjottingdownideasfromavarietyofsourceswhetheritsavideotitleorawordfromanoverheardconversation.Infacttheyrealwayslookingfornewideas.Ifyouhaveacolournamebrainwaveemailittoadviceresene.co.nzwithHabitatcolournamesinthesubjectlineandyoumightjustseeitinafuturecolourchart.119 offtheshelftheheatisonRinnaisnewrangeofLuminaopenamerescombinecleaninstantheatwithclassicorcutting-edgedesign0800746624www.rinnai.co.nzReseneBrightSparkcompiledbyJenniferPownallofftheshelfsimplevisionMilkySweetporcelaincoffeemugwithtimbercoasterfromHglundArtGlasswww.hoglund.co.nzReseneJoieDeVivrepiecesofdesignFreshfunkyaffordableartoncanvascanbecustom-paintedtomatchyourResenedcorwww.piecesofdesign.co.nz120 naturaltouchHand-pickedinBrazilfortheirqualitybeautyandindividualityDebandadacowhidesareequallywellsuitedtotraditionalorcontemporaryinteriors095221050www.debandada.comgettiledThisseagrasstilecomesfromtheTretheweyrange.LimestonemarbletravertinebasaltjuraandgranitetheresalmostasmuchvarietyinstoneasthereisonaResenepaintchartAuckland098273017BayofPlenty075722000Wellington045675198Christchurch033480680www.trethewey.co.nzmoderndayiconsIconfabricsintroducesamboyantSpanishcompanyGastonyDanielasvecollectionsofluxuryfabricstotheNewZealandmarket093021653freefax0800101048theversatilecubeDe-clutterwithLundiasstackablestoragecubeswhichinterlocktocreatetheshapethatbestsuitsyourrequirements.Availablewithfullsidesorquirkycut-outsandinpaintedorplainnishes0800860460www.lundia.co.nzReseneNeroAucklandBayofPlentyWellingtonChristchurchrelaxPleaseseeourdiscountofferforReseneColorShopCardcustomersonpage114. offtheshelfcorkcolourCorkConceptsintroducesadramaticnewmetalliccolourpalettepicturedhereinsilverzestblackandgraphite094433134www.corkconcepts.comraisingtheroofLouvreTecsnew180LinearOpeningRoofofferssunwindandprivacycontroloptions0800LOUVRES08005688737www.louvretec.co.nzReseneHappyHourReseneJimmyDeanwww.trethewey.co.nzKITCHENIMAGECOMINGcreatePleaseseeourdiscountofferforReseneColorShopCardcustomersonpage114.Auckland34PortageRdNewLynnTel64-9-8273017Fax64-9-8262728BayofPlenty30-34TawaStMtMaunganuiTel64-7-5722000Fax64-7-5720055Wellington230CambridgeTerraceNaenaeTel64-4-5675198Fax64-4-5672732Christchurch40AcheronDriveRiccartonTel64-3-3480680Fax64-3-3480925ringinginContemporarymeetstraditionalinthisnewtelephonefromTheLimit093582726salesthelimit.co.nz offtheshelfalllitupAestheticsLightingsMicroHandleLighthasananodisednishandlinearsilhouetteandisavailableinvariouslengthsandarangeofuorescentwattages08002LIGHTwww.aesthetics.co.nznoneedforplasterNewtrademortarfromDriconcomplementstheMonierBrickrangewww.monierbrick.co.nzbeseatedThenewLandscapechairavailablefromEonDesign093684860www.eon.co.nzReseneBullittReseneIntrigueReseneAubergine threadbedlinenEonDesign093684860ReseneFlotsampacikavisionTherichsymbolstexturesandcoloursofthePacicIslandsinspiredtherecentPacikaCollectionfromVisionWallcovering0800Wallpaper0800925572www.visionwalls.co.nzReseneBaristakeepingitcool1950sdesignmeetsthesilverferninthenewestfridgefromSmegwww.applico.co.nzthestrongtypeTheSphinx420bathroomconceptlinefeaturesalivelyinterplaybetweenstrengthandsimplicitywww.hydrotech.co.nzReseneAfterburnerwww.trethewey.co.nzcleansePleaseseeourdiscountofferforReseneColorShopCardcustomersonpage114.Auckland34PortageRdNewLynnTel64-9-8273017Fax64-9-8262728BayofPlenty30-34TawaStMtMaunganuiTel64-7-5722000Fax64-7-5720055Wellington230CambridgeTerraceNaenaeTel64-4-5675198Fax64-4-5672732Christchurch40AcheronDriveRiccartonTel64-3-3480680Fax64-3-3480925 HirepoolWhenyourerenovatingaroundthehouseoutsideorintherecomesatimewhenyourtoolshedmightnotcutit.SothebestplacetogoforalltheequipmentyouneedtogetthejobdoneisHirepool.Wehave20x50Hirepoolhirevoucherstogiveawaysonowsyourbestchancetonishallthoseoddjobs.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nz.JustwriteHirepoolonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetailsandyoullbeintowinThePerfectPotion...EnergiseyourspiritorsootheyoursoulThePerfectPotionrangeisdesignedtofeelandsmelldivinewhileofferingtheentirebodyarevitalisingcompletelynaturalbreakfromthehurlyburlyofeverydaylife.ArangeofPerfectPotionproductsareavailablenationwidefromHealth2000Stores.Formoreinformationvisitwww.perfectpotion.co.nz.Habitathas3PerfectPotionHomeSpapamperpackstogiveaway.Eachprizepackisvaluedatmorethan200andcontainsavarietyofPerfectPotionproductsidealforpersonalhome-spapampering.TobeintowinwritePerfectPotionwithyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.andJonesPublishingwinwithHabitatWehavemorethan70fantasticprizestogiveawayallyouhavetodoiswritecontactdetailswiththenameoftheitemyoudliketowinonthebackofanenvelope.Remembertoincludeyournameaddressandadaytimephonenumber.EntriesshouldbepostedtoWinwithHabitatcompetitionJonesPublishingPOBox91344AMSCAucklandDirttrappermatsTheeasiestwaytoeliminatemudwaterdirtevenoilfromfeetandpawshastobeDirttrappermats.Madefrom100cottonpilethesenon-slipvirtuallyindestructiblematsarenaturallyabsorbentandnon-allergenic.Youcanseethemforyourselfatwww.dirttrapper.co.nz.BeintowinoneofvewithHabitatbywritingdirttrapperonthebackofanenvelope.126 Alfa-OneRiceBranOilAlfa-OneRiceBranOilis100purecoldlteredcookingoilthatisdivinelylightandclean.Richinmuch-toutedantioxidantsandnutritionallybalancedRiceBranOilhasverylittletastethereforeallowingthefullavoursoffoodtobebroughtout.WiththecombinedforceofessentialOmega-3s6sandVitaminEAlfaOneRiceBranOiliswhatcantrulybedescribedasagoodoil.Formoreinformationseewww.alfaone.co.nz.Towinoneof20pantrypackswriteAlfa-OneRiceBranOilwithyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.PumafootwearthreepairsofshoesLeadingfootwearandapparelcompanyPumahasgivenHabitatthreepairsofshoestogiveawayfromtheirlifestylerange.WhilethemajorityofPumafootwearisunisexofthethreepairsprovidedoneisspecicallydesignedforwomen.KlimAvailableinanumberofcoloursKlimisoneofPumamostpopularunisexshoesretailingfor189.90.FutureCatLowisalimitededitionreleaseavailableinBlackWhiteonly.Retailingfor199.90thisshoeispopularwithmenandwomenalike.RepliCatLowalsoavailableinSilverPinkthissuperbladiesshoeretailsfor169.90AllshoesfeaturedhereareavailableinMarch2006.Whereapplicablewinnerscanselecttheirpreferredcolourandsizedependantonavailability.FormoreinformationonPumafootwearandapparelproductspleasecontact0800PUMANZ.AnddontforgettowritePumaandthenameofthestyleofshoeonthebackofanenvelopeifyouwanttogointhedrawforoneofthesepairsTopGearNZFinallythereisalocalversionofthebiggest-sellingcarmagazineintheUK.AuniquemixofhardcorebuyingadviceandhighentertainmentTopGearNZfeaturescolumnsfromthepresentersofthehitBBCshowplusourownequally-opinionatedNewZealandpersonalities.WhenitcomestoanythingthatgoeswithTopGearNZanythinggoes.Tobeintowinaone-yearsubscription6issuessimplywriteTopGearNZonthebackofanenvelope.ConditionsThemagazineissuesshownonthispagemaynotnecessarilybeavailableasprizes.CompetitionisonlyopentoNewZealandresidents.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Competitioncloses5pmFriday30June2006.DishHabitatandJonesPublishingareproudtoofferyouthechancetowinoneof10one-yearsubscriptionstoDish4issues.Dishmagazineisdesignedtoinspireyoutocookandeatgoodfood.Itispublishedfourtimesayearandeachissuefeaturesaselectionofseasonalrecipesguaranteedtomakeyourmouthwater.DishismostdenitelygoodenoughtoeatSimplywriteDishonthebackofanenvelopewithyournameandcontactdetailsandbeintowin20ReseneGetColouredpacksWinoneof20ReseneGetColouredKitsvaluedatover100eachandgetinspiredforyournexthomedecoration.TheyrepackedfullofallthefavouriteResenecolourtoolssocreatingyournextcolourschemewillbeabreeze.GetColouredKitsincludeResenesEzyPaintvirtualpaintingsoftwareandmousepadTheRangefandeckfourtestpotvouchersatestpotbrushaColourChoicesbookaColourWheelYouCanPaintItbookapaintcanopeneraReseneDIYstoriestipsbookanda25Resenevoucher.JustwriteReseneonthebackofanenvelopewithyourcontactdetailsandyoullbeintowin127 Q.Myhouserecentlysufferedsmokeandwaterdamageastheresultofare.Theinsurancecompanyhaditrepainted.ThecoloursspeciedwereResenecoloursasthehousewaspreviouslypaintedusingResene.Ihadaninspectiondoneaftertheinsurancepaintersnished.Thispointedoutalotofremedialpaintingthatneededdoingsotheinsurancecompanygotinasecondlotofpainters.WhenIwenttothehousetheywereusingnon-Resenepaints.Iquestionedthiswiththeinsurancelossadjuster.HisreplywasIhavebeenassuredbythenewpaintersthatallpaintusedbythemtocarryouttheremedialworkistintedtotheResenecoloursgiventothembytheoriginalpainters.Thisisstandardindustrypractice.Indthishardtobelieve.SurelythereisbreachofcopyrightandtrademarkinglawscomingintoeffecthereWhataboutalltheRDandmarketingthatyouputintothesepaintsIhavealwaysbeentoldthatReseneisthebestpainttousebecauseofpigmentationcleaningetc.DoyoubelievethesubstitutewillbeofthesamequalityThebasesarepastel.ItwouldreallyhelpmeoutifyoucouldgivemesomeadvicehereasIthinktheinsurancecompanyisjusttryingtotakethecheapestoption.A.Inrealitycolourmatchesseldomtrulymatchtheoriginalshadeduetothedifferenttintersused.Reseneuseshighlyconcentratedtintersandawiderrangeofbasesthanmostpaintcompanieswhichmeansthatourtintedcoloursareoftenverydifferentfromthecolourmatchesprovidedbycompetitors.Generallythemoretinterinapaintthelessdurabletheproductissothemoreconcentratedthetinterthelessisneededwhichisbestforthepaint.Howeverhighlyconcentratedtintersareexpensive.InadditionsomeofResenesproductssuchasReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenalowsheenwaterborneenamelsuitableforbroadwallareasarenotavailablefromothercompanies.WehavemanyclientswhosepaintingcontractorstrytocolourmatchResenecoloursinotherproducts.TheysimplydemandthattheproductspeciedisusedtoensuretheygettheResenenishtheyarepayingfor.InyourcaseassumingyouhavereplacementinsuranceorsimilaritisperfectlyreasonabletorequestthatifthepreviouspaintsystemwasReseneitshouldbereplacedwithanewReseneoneunlessyouhavespecicallyrequestedsomethingdifferent.TheinsurancecompanyshouldeitherhavehiredcontractorswholiketouseReseneordemandedthatthepaintershireduseReseneontheproject.FromMrKerrIhavebeenmakingmosaicsusingResenetestpotsandReseneUracrylforsometime.Thismirrorwascompletedsevenyearsagoandhashungoutsideintheweatherbuthaskeptitscolourwell.IpaintthetileusingResenetestpotsthenapplyReseneUracrylcleartoprotectthepaint.IthenbreakthetileintopiecescreatethemosaicandcoveritwithUracrylagain.FromGaryWerecentlypurchasedsomepaint.Howeverwhenweappliedittothewallsthecolourlookedverydifferentfromthecolourchartbutwhenwetookthepaintchartandsampleoutsidethecolourslookedthesame.A.MostpaintcompaniesuseprinterinkcolourmatchesontheircolourchartsasResenedoesonasmallnumberofitscharts.Printerinkperformsdifferentlyunderlightingcomparedwithpaintduetothedifferentmake-upofthematerialsthisiscalledmetamerism.Becauseofthisitsimportanttoviewtheactualpaintintheareayouareplanningtopaintnormallywithatestpottoensureitlooksright.HavingsaidthatfromyouheyHabitatCongratulationsThisletterhaswonitswriterthisissuesHeyHabitatbestletterprize.Wellbeintouch.HaveyoumovedLetusknowyouroldaddressandyournewoneandwellmakesureyoukeepreceivingHabitat.128 manyResenecolourchartsarenowprintedusingReseneSpaceCoteLowSheen.Thisalleviatestheeffectofmetamerismandgivesabetterideaofhowthecolourwilllookwhenitstintedintothepaint.Thesizeofthepaintsamplealsoaffectsthewayyouviewtheshade.Tocriticallyevaluateacolouryouneedapproximatelya1sqmsamplesomakesureyoupaintanareathatsizeintwocoatswhenusingatestpottogetthebestimpressionoftheendresult.FromLeonieIamplanningtopaintovertilesandhavebeentoldthatthereisaproductyoucanusetohelpthetopcoatstick.A.ResenehasaproductcalledReseneWaterborneSmoothSurfaceSealerwhichisavailablefromallReseneColorShops.YoucanapplyitoversmoothsurfacesthenpaintoverthetopinarangeofResenetopcoatsinthousandsofResenecolours.FromJohnWeareplanningtopainttheoutsideofourhomebutareunsurewhetherglosssemi-glosssatinorlowsheenisrightforthejob.CanyouoffersometipsonwhattouseandwhereA.Thesheenlevelofaproductgenerallyaffectsitscleanabilitywithhigh-sheenproductsbeingtypicallyeasiertocleanthanlowsheenones.Howeverthelowerthesheenthebetteritwillhidesurfaceimperfections.Semi-glossnishesarebecomingmorepopularoutsideastheyareeasytocleanbutaremoresympathetictothesubstratethanahigherglossnish.FortimberasatinnishsuchasReseneLumbersiderisgenerallythemostpopular.ThemostcommonResenedecorativepaintsusedoutsideareReseneLumbersidersatinReseneHi-GloglossandReseneSonyx101semi-gloss.ColourstendtolookbrighterandcleanerwhenpaintedinahighglosssuchasReseneHi-GlosoifyouveselectedanearthycolouryourebettertooptforasatinnishsuchasReseneLumbersidertoretainthatvisualquality.FromSteveIveheardaboutlowVOCpaints.WhatisthisA.VOCstandsforVolatileOrganicCompoundsorganicmaterialsthatformavapourintheairundertherangeofenvironmentalconditionsinwhichwelive.Generallyvolatilemeanscompoundsthathaveaboilingpointoflessthan250Catnormaltemperatureandpressure.ResenehasachievedEnvironmentalChoiceapprovalonawiderangeofitsproductssince1996meaningtheymeetmaximumVOClimitsandothercriteria.WherepossibleitisbesttoselectaReseneEnvironmentalChoice-approvedproductasitmeetsrecommendedVOClimits.WhileitmightbetemptingtoselectaproductwiththelowestVOClevelthiscanbemisleading.TrytochoosepaintproductswithVOCslowerthan100gmsLbutdontgettooworriedaboutdifferencesinstatedVOClevelsbelowthislevel.AndnomatterwhetherapaintishighorlowinVOCyoushouldstillopenwindowsifpaintinginsidetoensureairiscirculating.Thiswillhelptheemissionsfromthepainttoquicklydisperseandthepaintlmtocureproperly.FromAliceOntheoutsideoftheKarenWalkerpaintchartsarefourpaintings.ThesearelikeswirledpaintandIwaswonderinghowthiseffectwascreatedA.Theyweremadebypouringthebasecolourontoashallowtraythenusingspoonstopourinothercoloursanddraggingsomeofthesewithnarrowtoolstocreateswirlsmuchaschefsdowithsaucesondesserts.ThecoloursusedareWelookforwardtoreceivingyourlettersandqueriesandwouldparticularlyliketoseeanyweirdandwonderfulwaysyouhaveusedResenepaints.ThebestletterwillwinaGetDecoratingKitfromResene.DONKEYBROWNALBESCENTWHITEKINABROWNSANDSPITBROWNMAJESTICBLUEFOGGYGREYWEATHEREDBLUESANGUINEBROWNMAJESTICBLUECALMGREENSORRELLBROWNANEMONEGREENBERYLGREENKARENWALKERSWIRLCOLOURNAMESActualchartcolourswatchesmaynotmatchprintedswirlsbutareascloseasfullcolourprintingprocessesallow.CHALKLAVENDERFOGGYGREYMailusatHeyHabitatReseneHabitatMagazinePOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreNewZealandOremailadviceresene.co.nzwithHeyHabitatinthesubjectline.130 2.4L140kWi-VTECEngineFourAirbagsDualZoneAirConMulti-InformationTripComputerVehicleStabilityAssistABSCruiseControl6-DiscCD17Alloysmuchmore.From35000pluson-roadcosts.Fullmaintenanceoperatingleasefrom570GSTpermonthfor45months55000kmHondaLeaseDirectcreditcriteriaapply.Call0800255666orvisitwww.honda.co.nztobookanoobligationtestdrive.NewZealandCaroftheYear2003.NBRCaroftheYear2003.JapanCaroftheYear20022003.SundayStarTimesMediumCaroftheYear2003.AAAutocarReadersChoiceCaroftheYear2004.HON0132ACONTROLWith17alloywheelstrack-tunedsuspensionandanarsenalofsophisticatedelectronicsyoureguaranteedastoundinghandling.Doublewish-bonesuspensionandVehicleStabilityAssistwithTractionControlensureprecisehandlingandperformanceontheroad.ABSEBAandEBDbrakingtechnologywithpowerfuldiscbrakesallroundenhancestoppingpotency.Thatstheassuranceofultimatecontrol.Re-sculptedfor2006.THEACCORDEURO.DESIGNDRIVEN.