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textileswhichfabricswheretoptipsfromartworkstoelectriciansbeforeandafteractionstationrenovationwinter07rrp7.95housewallsoorroofhomeseehousecolourtexturedetaildesignthemagazinecolouredbyResene welcomepictureKallanMacLeodmakeupandhairMichaelAshtonfromtheeditorIftheresonethingthatfascinateswhenitcomestorenovationsitscomparinghowahomelookstodaywithwhatwastherebeforeitsfacelift.WhatchangesweremadeandwhyWhatbuildingstylesandspaceshavebeencombinedtocreatethenewenvironmentThatswhyoneofthethemesforthisissueofHabitatisBeforeandAfter.Wetakealookatthreehomesthathaveundergoneprofoundchangeatthereasonsbehindtheirtransformationandatthenishedresults.Andwetalktothehomeownersanddesignerswiththevisiontoseebeyondtheexistingfourwalls.FromapeoplepointofviewwechattoChelseaGardenShowawardwinnerXantheWhitecatchupwithaback-yardcarpenterforwhomtoyboxeshavebecomemorethanahobbyandinvestigatethebusinessbrainbehindRonaldMcDonaldHouseinAuckland.Wedontforgetthosetipsandtrickseither.HowwouldyougoaboutpaintingyourownartworkWhatsthebestwaytogetlipstickoutofcarpetWhatshouldyouthinkaboutwhenplanningyournewlaundryYoullndtheanswersrightherealongwithlotsofotherautumnreading.Andnallythankyouforthehugeamountoffeedbackthatcontinuestoowinfromourreaders.YourcommentssuggestionsandquestionsarealwaysgratefullyreceivedsodokeepthemcomingfromReseneItwasntsoverylongagothatvideorecorderswerethelatestandgreatesttechnologyforthehomeyettodaytheyhavebeensuper-cededbyDVDplayerswebdownloadsandwhoknowswhatelseisaroundthecornerAshortdashbackinhistoryandwedndthatsolventbornepaintswerethenormandpaintodoursweresomethingyouputupwithbecauseyouhadnochoice.Nowwaterbornepaintsarecommonplacetotheextentthatyoucanselectwaterbornepaintsystemsforvirtuallyallprojecttypes.Andnotonlyarewaterbornepaintsbetterfortheenvironmentbuttheyrealsobetterforthehealthofthepainterandweallknowhowmucheasieritistowashoutabrushinwater.ColouroptionshavealsoexpandeddramaticallyinthegoodolddaysifyouboughtaproductfromReseneyoumighthaveagrandchoiceofsixshades.WiththeexpansionoftheReseneMulti-FinishrangeandtheReseneTotalColourSystemtherearenowthousandsofcolourstochoosefromandifyoustillcantndtheoneyouwantsophisticatedcolour-matchingtechniquesmeanyourexactrequirementscanstillbemet.Andifyouwanteddetailedinformationonthepaintyouwereusingacoupleofdecadesagochancesareyouwouldnthavebeenabletondit.TheinternetwasrelativelyunknowntherewerenoWAPsitesextensiveproductcatalogueswerefewandmostquestionscouldonlybeansweredfromninetove.InternetaccesshaschangedallthiswithdestinationsliketheResenewebsitesjam-packedwitheverythingfromtechnicalinformationtohintsandtipsalltheretobereaddownloadedandprintedondemand.AndResenehasbeenworkinghardtomakemoreandmoreinformationaccessibleonourwebsitessocustomerscanndwhattheyneedwhentheyneeditnomatterwhattimeofdayornight.Sonexttimeyourehuntingforpaintinformationorarestuckforinspirationcomeinandvisitusatwww.resene.com.auorwww.resene.co.nz.Andifyoucantndwhatyourelookingfordropusanemail.Happysurng7 creditsCoverGetthecoverlookwithReseneSandtextintedtoReseneMarinerappliedbycrowsfoottechniqueforaMediterraneaneffect.PhotographybyRobinHodgkinson.EditorRachelMacdonaldArticulateCommunicationFeaturesEditorJenniferPownallArticulateCommunicationEditorialAssistantMelanieLudwigArticulateCommunicationManagingEditorJulianAndrewsAdvertisingManagerCarolyndeFreyneProductionDirectorLisaMortonProductionManagerEstherLauriePublishersJohnBakerJulianAndrewsDesignMaximGroupLtdDesignTeamMaryDavyGiselleReidMartineRyanPrintingPMPPrintPublishedforInAustraliaResenePaintsAustLtdPOBox785AshmoreCityQLD4214Websitewww.resene.com.auEmailadviceresene.com.auPhone1800738383PublishedbyJonesPublishingLtdPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142NewZealandTelephone6493606424Facsimile6493587291www.jonespublishing.co.nzHabitatisabi-annualpublication.ThecontentsofHabitatarecopyrightandmaynotbereproducedinanyformwithoutthewrittenpermissionofthepublisher.OpinionsexpressedinHabitatarenotnecessarilythoseofResenePaintsorthepublisher.Noresponsibilityisacceptedfortheauthorssuggestionsorconclusionsorforanyerrorsoromissions.Copyright2007ResenePaintsLtd.ISSN1176-8010Coloursareascloseastheprintingprocessallows.PrintedonenvironmentallyresponsiblepapersourcedfromsustainablemanagedPEFCcertiedbreandcompliantwiththerequirementsofenvironmentalmanagementsystemstandardISO14001usingenvironmentallyneutraloffsetwebinks.Toupdateyourmailingaddressemailupdateresene.co.nzwithUpdateHabitatmagazinedetailsinthesubjectline.IfyouareaColorShopCardholderpleaseincludeyourcardnumber.Orcall0800RESENENZor1800738383AUST.InNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENE737363InNewZealandResenePaintsLtdPOBox38242WellingtonMailCentreWebsitewww.resene.co.nzEmailadviceresene.co.nzPhone0800RESENE737363TolearnmoreaboutDreamWoodsamazingnewpanelsviewourwebsiteforthecompletecolourrangepricinginstallationinformationwww.dreamwood.co.nzTel044741308Emailsalesdreamwood.co.nzSimplefixingsystemsoeasytoinstallFitstoneworexistingfloorswallsResistsdentsgougesscuffsscratches-idealforhighusehightrafficareasExcitingcolourpaletteoflustresandhuesincontemporaryorheritagepainteffectsHANDPAINTEDTIMBERHANDPAINTEDTIMBERFLOORWALLPANELSFLOORWALLPANELSAnewgenerationofinteriorfinishforyourhomewhichisnaturaldesignerchicandpracticalBathroomLivingAreaNurseryBedroomHallwayDiningRoomKitchen 14Animpulsivebuyplusaninspiredrenovationcreatesaninvitingresultbasedontheoriginalcontents39WetalktoXantheWhiteaboutChelseacareerandcolourbrightwhitecoolmanSunscreenforyourhome4542inthewashRenovatingyourlaundryGetthebestoutofyournewspacespotthedifferenceShoepolishonthecarpetCrayononthewallsHereshowtodealtostains34testpotsTodaysdesignanddecoratinginnovations25aplaceforeverythingHowasimplesolutiontransformedakitchen74madeinwoodIfatrstyoucantnditintheshopsthentrymakingityourselfsaysTerryBurling82step-by-stepCuttingrewood66kitchensareredofcesareblueColourcantellyoualotaboutyourself88neatanddiscreetThebungalowwasenchantingbutthebathroomneededaserioustouchofmagicwhichfabricswhereFabricshowroomsareAladdinscavesofcolourandtexturebutwhatwillworkbestaroundthehome70withalittlerespectModernlivingmeetsarchitecturalsensitivityinthisvillarestoration48winwithHabitat596411 fromReseneReadertreats106Andtheheatgoesonatacost.InvestigateyouroptionshotstuffgoinggreenHowenergy-awareareyou100keepingitKiwiinSydneyWhytheAussiepaintersonthisprojectareReseneconverts122tipsandtricksYourhelpfulpaintinghints104diykidzMagneticmagic11084step-by-stepPaintingapicture94choosingandusinganElectrician129healthyoutlookFrommarketingtoRonaldMcDonaldHousewechartthecourseofBethHarman108offtheshelfNewtomarket96beginnersguidetofourreplacesfourlooksWhatmightsuityourrenovation124heyHabitatYourquestionsandviews112114farfromretiringPassionforgardeningcreatesahouseatthebeachratherthanabeachhouse12 originalbasedonthewordsJune-AnnRussellafter14 picturesPaulMcCredieIttookjustafewthumbnailspostedonaninternetpropertysitetoconvinceJasonHague-Smithhedfoundahouseripeforrenovation.Mysisterhademailedmetheall-importantlinksaysJasonwhoimmediatelyshowedthepicturestohiswifeIrene.BoththesectionandthehouseturnedouttobejustwhatwewerelookingforshelteredwithgoodbonescharacterandgreatviewsoftheCookStraitandRimutakaranges.WhilethepropertyislocatedinoneofWellingtonssought-aftercoastalsuburbsunbeknowntothecoupleacyberspaceglitchhadhelpedeliminatecompetitionfromotherpuntersandJasonandIrenewereabletosnafetheoldweatherboardhouseatafairprice.NowedidntgoandlookatitrstinhindsightIguesswewereprettyimpulsivelaughsJason.ButwedmadearmdecisiontomoveclosertothecityandwantedtoliveinSeatoun.Itsafriendlyneighbourhoodthatoffersgreatschoolsforourchildren.Afterrentingthepropertyoutforacoupleofyearsthefamilymovedin.AswellashavingtwochildrenRuby9andArchie5IrenewasalsoexpectingPhoenixnowoneatthetime.AndalthoughtheHague-Smithsknewthatyoushouldliveinahouseforatleast12monthstoexperienceitinallseasonsbeforeyoudoanythingtoittheydecidedtothrowcautiontothewindandrenovatejustfourweeksaftershiftingin.TheycommissionedJohnMillsofJohnMillsArchitectstocreatethestrikingtransformationtheyhadinmind.JasonasatradesmanandownerofParagonFireplaceSpecialistssayshedseenalotofJohnMillsarchitecturethroughhisjobandadmiredboththedesignerandhisamboyantstyle.AndalthoughJasondidntknowitatthetimeIrenehadalsobecomeafan.JohncameacrossasverygoodtodealwithintuitivereasonableandwithagoodeyeexplainsJason.Hisworkhadlifeitwasntboring.ItwasrelaxedandcapturedbothaKiwiandPacicessencesomethingIreneandIwantedtoincorporateinthedesign.Aswellasamulti-culturalfeeltheHague-Smithswantedafour-bedroomhomethatwascontemporarycolourfulandchild-friendly.Howevertherenovationalsoneededtoreectsomeoftheoriginaldwellingscharacterandintegrity.WhilecostwasnodoubtadrivingfactoronereasonwedidntdemolishandstartagainwasbecausewefeltbrandnewhomesoftenlackheartandsoulsaysJason.JohnandseniorarchitectJamesWarrenworkedcloselywiththecouplelookingatthefamilysevolvinglifestyleandhowtocreatespacesthatcouldbeeasilyconguredaroundthat.Preliminarymeasuresalsoincludedexaminingthenatureofthesteepslopingsite.FoliageforexamplebeforeReseneQuarterTanaReseneTanaReseneMoccaccinoReseneDeJaneiroReseneWasabi15 wasscrutinisedtodeterminewherethewindandsunwashittingsaysJames.Andwiththehouseperchedattheendofasteepright-of-waycomplextownplanningissuesmeanthavingtoworkwithintightparameters.Althoughthiswasapositivethinginthatitmadeushavetoreallythinkthroughthespacesheadds.Takingallthisintoaccountthedesignerssetouttotransformthesingle-storeyhouseintoastrikingtwo-leveldwellingthatmadethemostofthesunnyshelteredsiteandpanoramicviewsofboththeoceanandmountainsbeyond.Cladinweatherboardandfeaturingacorrugatedironrooftheoriginal1910housewasonelevelcomprisingtwobedroomsandanattic.VariousalterationsandadditionshadbeencarriedoutovertheyearsandattheonsetoftherenovationtheserevealedshoddyworkmanshipandamateurDIYgonewrong.WhenwegotintothestructuralworkwefounditwasnttooashthingssuchascornicesholdinguptheceilingandpostsmadeofjustblocksnailedtoeachothersaysJames.Extrastructuralworkwasrequiredsotheinteriorofthehousewasguttedleavingonlytheceilingandawallontheseawardside.Thespacewasreconguredtoincludefourbedroomsalivingroomabathroomalaundryandanewensuiteandwalk-inwardrobeforthemainbedroom.Anewentrywaywasalsocreatedwhichleadstoafoyercasualloungeandthestairwaythatprovidesaccesstothetopoor.Theoriginalroofandatticwereremovedtomakewayforanewmostlyglazedstructurewhichstretchesthelengthoftheexistingoorandcantileversoverthecasuallounge.TheceilingmadefromtimberplywoodcreatesastructuraldiaphragmtocounteractandstabilisetheuseoftheglassexplainsJames.Followingtheslopeofthesectionitiscrankedoverthedouble-heightvoidinthecasualloungefoldingbackdownintoasingleheightinthenewupperlivingarea.Jasontooksevenmonthsoffworktostepintotheroleofprojectmanagerajobthatalsoinvolvedbeingabarista.Mydailyroutineincludedmakinglattsatwhitesandcappuccinosforallthetradesmenhelaughsaddingthathisrecordwasgetting17coffeesoutallatoncein15minutes.Howeveritwaswellworthithesays.ThefamilylivedinthehomeduringtheentirerenovationprocesswhichwouldnthavebeensobadhadtheweathernotwreakedhavocwiththeworkschedulesaysJason.Theoriginalideahadbeentobuildthenewupperlevelrstwiththekitchenandopen-planlivingspacesandmovethefamilyintherebeforetacklingthegroundoorrenovations.Howevertorrentialdownpoursdayafterdaythrewanylogicaltimelineoutofkilter.Ratherthandelayatightschedulethefamilyhadnochoicebuttoliveinastateofchaosfortwoorthreemonths.ItwasanightmarehideousespeciallyforIrenewhowaspregnantwithPhoenixsaysJason.Wedidconsidermovingoutbutbythattimewehadallourpossessionshereandwithonlyonesolidwalltherewasthequestionofsecurity.Withtheoriginalhousebeingguttedaroundthemlivingconditionswerebasic.Ourkitchenbenchwasbasicallyadoor.Wehadacrockpottoasterandelectricfryingpanbutwithlimitedpowerwecouldonlyuseoneapplianceatatime.EverythingwasdemolishedbarthetoiletwhichsatinthemiddleoftheroomwithonlyawallsheetforprivacyexplainsJason.Oneofthemostannoyingthingswasatnightwhentheplasticbuildingpaperattachedtothetimberframeswouldrustle.Thesoundcouldkeepyouupforhours.Itriedtighteningandstrengtheningthepaperbutitwouldcatcheventheslightestbreeze.Gettingmaterialsontothesitewasnevergoingtobeeasythehousesitsupalongright-of-waypastthreeotherhousesandisperchedonadog-leg.Astheownershavenodrivewayaccessvisitorsmustparkontheroadbelowandwalkuptothehouse.Soahelicopterwasusedtogetmostofthematerialsinthere.ThatwasanexhilaratingyetabsolutelyterrifyingexperiencesaysJason.Dodgyweatheragainthreatenedtohinderprogresswiththehelicopterpilotmakingamarginalcallonconditionsandthewindpickinguphalfwaythroughtheloadlifts.At7amwehadvetruckslinedupandwithonlytwominutesbetweeneachchopperliftitwasreallytouchandgo.ItwassuchabuzzwewereallstilltalkingaboutitfordaysafterwardsTheceilingmadefromtimberplywoodcreatesastructuraldiaphragmtocounteractandstabilisetheuseoftheglass.16 alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages20-2317 gttvupUPWith70ofthenewupperlevelmadefromglassalltheglazinghadtobecarriedontothesitebyhand.Thiswasanotherexercisethatrequiredprecisiontiminganddeliverieshadtobecarriedoutatcertaintimestominimisedisruptiontotheneighbours.ThankfullytheywerereallysupportiveandempathisedwithourdifcultsituationsaysJason.Thehomesdramaticpresenceisunderlinedbyrichuseofwoodmetalglassandcolour.RusticatedcladdinginawideproleandpaintedinReseneTanaensuresthehouserecedesintoitsbushsettingwhiletheweatherboardsarealsoasalutetothecharacteroftheoriginalhomestead.ThedecksaroundthehomearemadefromswamptotaradredgedfromtheWairarapa.Itsawoodthatwontsplinterandbeingenvironmentallyfriendlyandchemical-freeitsperfectforhomeswithchildrensaysthearchitect.Arustedsteelcanopyalreadydisplayingasalt-inducedpatinasitsabovethecopperfrontdoor.Insidesalignatimberoorsfeaturethroughout.InthedownstairscasualloungetheresalargewallpaintedwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheeninReseneDeJaneiroitsmauvey-purpletonesaddingavibrantshotoffreshnesssaysJames.Jarrahhandrailsaddsubtlewarmthandcolourtothestaircasealsomadefromtongue-and-groovesaligna.Twoofthemostdistinctivefeaturesofthenewupperlevelaretheexpansivekitchenanditschequeredsuspendedceiling.Providingalinkbetweenthetwoandasubtleguidelineforotheraspectsoftherenovationisapieceoftapa.Setinliquidglassitcoverstheentirelengthoftheisland.ThebarkclothgiftedtothefamilybytheteamatJohnMillsArchitectsistheinspirationbehindthemulti-colouredplywoodceiling.ItsdesignedtobeaoatingartworkwiththeshapesandcoloursprovidingdesigncuesexplainsJames.InfacttheceilingwasoneoftherealdesigndriversinthisrenovationhowcouldwecreateimpactandinterestinsideandalsoprovideawowfactorforguestswalkinguptothehouseSoratherthangroundoorafterrstooraftergroundoorbeforerstoorbefore18 DesignJamesWarrenandJohnMillsJohnMillsArchitectsJoineryanddoorhardwareUrbanJoineryLightingReilLightingBathWetLightBathinpolycarbonateorangeonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsCladdingWellingtonRusticatedWeatherboardRoongZRXCOLORSTEELGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneDeJaneiroReseneLemonGrassReseneMoccaccinoandReseneWasabi.simplylookingupfromtheoutsideandseeingpartoftheskyobscuredbytherooftheyreinsteadtreatedtoglimpsesoftheceilingthroughtheglasswhichprovidesasenseofanticipation.Blueandvariousshadesofbrownhighlighttherandomshapesontheceilingswithdifferentglossnishesusedtobringthemtolife.ThetapareferenceisalsoevidentinthekitchencabinetrywhichfeaturesalternatingdrawerspaintedwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheeninReseneMoccaccinoandReseneLemonGrass.Andthesplashesofcolourdontendthere.ReseneSpaceCoteLowSheeninReseneWasabifeaturesonthewallatthefarendoftheupperlevel.ThevividcolourwasawaytoframetheroomexplainsJames.Thekitchenwithitssweepingviewsoftheoceanisafarcryfromthepreviousonewhichwastuckedinadarkcorneroftheoriginalhouse.Theownerslovethespectacularsceneryframedbythelargewindowswiththechangingseaacontinuousunfoldingdramastormyandmoodyoneminutestillandcalmthenext.Thespaceformsthehubofthehomewithareasforloungingdiningandrelaxingpivotedaroundit.Largebi-foldingdoorsopenupontoalargedeckwhichbuttsintothebackofthesite.Withthenewadditionbufferingitfromanywindthisisanextremelyshelteredspotandagreatsuntrap.Blueandvariousshadesofbrownhighlighttherandomshapesontheceilingswithdifferentglossnishesusedtobringthemtolife.WithagrowingfamilyliketheHague-Smithsitwasessentialtocreateexiblelivingareasthatcouldeasilybere-organisedtomeettheirfuturelifestyleneedssaysJames.Itwasalsoimportanttocreatepocketsofprivacyaroundthekitchenandaroundthestairwayforexamplewherepeoplecoulddotheirownthingyetstillfeelpartofwhateverwasgoingoninthehouse.Taketheglassbalustradeabovethedouble-heightvoidforinstancewhichallowsJasonandIreneupstairstoseeandhearwhatthechildrenareuptodownstairsintheinformallounge.Nooksforreadingandwatchingtelevisionupstairsalsomeanwhoeverscookinginthekitchenisrarelyalone.DespitethetestingmomentsnottomentionhavingtoforfeitafewbasicluxuriesalongthewayJasonandIrenearedelightedwiththehouseandtheirfamilyhasquicklyadaptedtolivinginit.Greatcraftsmanshipqualityproductsandattentiontodetailweretopprioritiestheysay.JohnMillsArchitectsdedicationandenthusiasmfortheprojectwasfantasticfromthelengthstheywenttoincreatingspacesthatsuitthewaywelivethroughtothenerdetailssuchaslookingattheartandpotteryweloved.Thishomesnotostentatiousorpreciousitsjustveryrelaxing.Everythingowsandwhetheryoureinsideoroutsideyoureapartofit.Weloveit.ReseneWasabiReseneQuarterTanaReseneLemonGrassReseneDeJaneiroReseneMoccaccinoGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoReseneTana.ReseneTanaReseneEscapade19 alternativesolutionUselightcolourstoincreasethesenseofspace.ReseneUrbane20 JudyTindillfromInnerspaceproposesthisalternativeschemeonabudgetof5000Apaletteoflightneutralsisusedheretocreateacoolcalmairyeffect.ThewallsandceilingarepaintedinReseneVistaWhitewiththekitchencabinetsnishedinthesameshadeinReseneLustacryl.Atuftedwooloorrugaddsatexturaltouch.Tocounterbalancethepalecoloursthereplacewallispaintedinsmoky-taupeReseneFelix.Thespaceisfurthergroundedbytheintroductionofalowdaybedcoveredinboldbrown-and-blackfabricwhileartworkaccentsthewalls.TokeepcostsdowntheexistingdiningtableisinexpensivelymadeoverusingReseneNaturalTexturesWallcoveringinPlatinumBlondetoppedwitha10mm-thicksheetofglass.ThetableandchairframesarerepaintedinReseneDoubleSeaFog.ReseneDoubleSeaFogReseneVintageReseneVistaWhiteStoolsCityBusinessFurniture093029999www.citybusinessfurniture.comTabletopReseneNaturalTexturesWallcoveringinPlatinumBlondePatternnumber21403ReseneColorShopsnationwide0800RESENEwww.resene.co.nzJudyTindillInnerspacephone095234007emailinnerspaceparadise.net.nzwebsitewww.innerspacedesign.co.nzRugTheRugStudioPonsonbyAucklandPhone093607278ReseneFelixDaybedfabricJaponicaBarkTextiliawww.textilia.co.nzLowtableChampagneCityBusinessFurniture093029999www.citybusinessfurniture.comMobileArt096306543www.mobileart.co.nz21 alternativesolutionDontbeafraidtousecolourtohighlightyourtheme.ReseneLemonTwist22 JillMerrittfromColorspecssuggeststhisalternativedesignonabudgetof7500AKiwianaPacicathemecharacterisesthisscheme.Itincorporatesamixofshinyglassandmetallicsurfaceswiththewarmthofneutralmaterialstocreateavibrantandwelcomingenvironment.AboldfeaturewallinResenePauasurroundsthereplaceoffsetbytheotherwallswhicharepaintedinReseneBillyT.ThehighlypolishedkitchenbenchfeaturingaPacicmotifisbalancedbythereectivetemperedglassoftheTorinodiningsuite.Leather-backedchairstonewiththeexistingleathersofaandarugmadefromleatherstrips.Pendanthalogensincobaltbluecomplementtheboldbluefeaturewallwhichisadornedwithtwopaintingsthatankthereplace.Anunobtrusivewaterfeatureoppositetheslidingdoorsissurroundedbynativefernsforarelaxedtouchinthediningroom.ReseneKitschReseneVenturaResenePauaWaterfeatureWintonSmithsCity039833000www.smithscity.co.nzCoastalWovenblindsbyLuxaexNZWindowShades095742200MagazineholderComoinsoftgreenEzibuy0508500500www.ezibuy.co.nzJillMerrittColorspecsphone033236422emailcolorspecsclear.net.nzDiningtableandchairsTorinoseven-piecediningsuiteGlobalLiving033668480www.global-living.co.nzLightsHalogenpendantsinCobaltProluxLtd094158110www.prolux.co.nzReseneBillyT23 fusionscienceForthosewhobelievefurniturecandoubleasartDesignMobelhascreatedFusewood.Bytakingshortlengthsofrimuandfusingthemtogetherthroughanintricatejointingprocessthecompanycreatesavibrantmosaic-likepatterninthenishedtimberpanelsofitstwoFusionheadboardoptionsonefeaturinginbuiltstorageanditsfullFusionfurnituresuite.Seewww.dm.co.nzfusion-space.htmlformoreinformation.ReseneBluegrasstestpotsquitesimplywhatitsaysIfitsaysSimplyCottononthelabelthatswhatyoudexpectrightAndthatsjustwhatyougetwithnewSimplyCottonbedlinenfromLinensMore.Fordevoteesofcottonsheetsthesearewovenfromluxuriouspure100cottonpercaleforthatdistinctivecrispnesmoothnish.Availableinthreeelegantstylesandarangeoffashioncolourstheyarecreaseresistanteasytocareforandbestofallcombinequalitywithvalueformoney.YoullndSimplyCottonbedlinenatselectedretailersnationwideoryoucanphone0800LINENSorvisitwww.linensandmore.co.nzforyourneareststockist.ReseneSerenerightwhiteWiththeResenetop20colourslistdominatedbyneutralstheever-popularReseneWhitesNeutralsatcharthasjustbeentweakedtoensurealltop20coloursarerepresented.FeaturingfourstrengthvariantsofReseneSpanishWhiteReseneTeaandResenePearlLustatogetherwithamixofResenesmostpopularcoloursitstheidealstartingpointforyourproject.Anditsavailablefreetoallcustomersbothretailandcommercial.Therevisedchartisavailablein-storeoryoucanorderitonlinefromwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.ReseneBianca25 tileleFreshontotheinternetistheTileWarehousewebsiteatreasuretroveoftilesforthosethinkingceramic.Theresevenatileselectorthatletsyouenterthesizelocationetcofwhereyourtileswillbeusedandwillthenconjureupalistofrecommendations.WhatsmoreifyoualreadyhaveaResenecolourschemeinmindsimplyemailthedetailstoTheTileWarehouseandtheyllrecommendtileoptionstosuit.Checkitoutforyourselfatwww.tilewarehouse.co.nz.topofthepotsCuriouswhatthetop20mostpopularResenecoloursarebasedoncurrenttestpotsalesHeregoes1.ReseneSpanishWhite2.ReseneHalfTea3.ReseneHalfSpanishWhite4.ReseneTea5.ReseneNapa6.ReseneSisal7.ReseneBiscotti8.ReseneAkaroa9.ReseneDoubleSpanishWhite10.ReseneStonewall11.ReseneParchment12.ReseneLemonGrass13.ReseneAlabaster14.ResenePearlLusta15.ReseneSolitaire16.ReseneQuarterTea17.ReseneHalfSisal18.ReseneHalfPearlLusta19.ReseneQuarterSpanishWhite20.ReseneHalfNapaabsolutelyessentialNaturalvolatileextractsfromaromaticplantshavebeenlongprizedfortheirrestorativeeffectsonthemindandbody.NowwithanAromastonefromessentialoilspecialistAbsoluteEssentialyoucansafelyandcost-effectivelydiffusethepurearomasofyourAbsoluteEssentialessentialoilsthroughouttheroom.Thedeviceislightlywarmedbyelectricityandisdesignedtositonaatsurfaceandbeleftswitchedon.Youcanndoutmorebyvisitingwww.absoluteessential.com.testpotsReseneSpanishWhiteReseneMeltingMomentcolourcallLastyearspopularadditiontotheResenepaintmenuReseneSpaceCoteFlathasrecentlybeenmadeavailableinpastellightmiddeepandultradeeptonesaswellastheinitialwhiteandoff-whites.ThismeansthisatnishcannowbetintedtomostResenecoloursforuseonyourinteriorsurfacesandwetareas.Visitwww.resene.co.nzformoreinformation.handyordersResenehasmadeiteveneasiertoaccesssamplesofyourfavouriteResenecolourswithanewonlineorderingsystem.ThisletsyouorderA4drawdownsfromtheResenewebsitewithoutleavinghome.YoucanorderthousandsofResenecoloursfromwww.resene.co.nzorwww.resene.com.au.ReseneEscapadeReseneCentaurian27 i-StripHandsupthosewholoathethepreparationthatgoesbeforeapaintingproject.Theni-Stripisforyou.ItsaninnovativepaintremovalsystemdevelopedinSwedenwhichusesinfra-redtechnologytoremovepaintandvarnishfromtimber.Usingi-Stripdeeplowtemperatureinfra-redheatpenetratesthewooddrawingmoistureandresinstothesurfaceandbreakingthebondbetweenthesubstrateandthebottomlayerofpaintorvarnishsothatalllayerscanberemovedatoncewithoutdamagingthetimber.Ittakes20to60secondsforaSpeedheater1100toheatthesurfacetobestrippeddependingonthepainttypeandlayermakeupThecoatingthenbubblesupandseparatesfromthewoodreadytobescrapedoffwhilethenextsectionisbeingheated.Oncestrippedthesurfaceisreadytobepaintedimmediately.i-StripisavailablefromselectedReseneColorShopsNZonlyoryoucanvisitwww.i-strip.co.nztoorder.itsapromiseHowmanycompaniespromisetheearthandthenreallydontwanttoknowwhentheirproductsdontperformasexpectedResenerecentlycodieditscommitmenttostandbehinditspaintinaformalpromiseofqualitydocument.ThisassuresconsumersthattheycanexpecttheResenepainttheypurchasetoprovidelmadhesionandlmintegrityfortheperiodstatedontheexpectedpaintsystemlifechartifitdoesntResenewillsupplythereplacementpainttoxit.YoucanviewacopyoftheResenePromiseofqualityonlineatwww.resene.co.nzpdfpromise_of_quality.pdforaskforitfromyourReseneColorShoporrepresentative.madebyhandIn1993RobertHoodwasabuilderandEmmaDaviswasacommercialpropertylawyer.TodayhavingtiredofbothcareersthepairarethefoundinginspirationbehindAshtonGrove.Thecompanydesignsandhand-craftsfurnitureinclassicFrenchprovincialandoldEnglishstylesusingonlythenestimportedFrenchwoodandtraditionalcabinet-makingtechniques.YoullndAshtonGroveoutletsinChristchurchAucklandWellingtonandMelbourneorvisitthewebsiteatwww.ashtongrove.co.nz.complementarycolourFunkyhuesandretrodesignshavebecomearecenttrademarkofSmegfridges.NowResenehascreatedarangeofcolourschemeoptionsforeachoftheSmegcolouredfridgerangestohelpgetyourstartedinincorporatingyournewfridgeintoyourkitchen.YoucancheckthemoutfreeonlineintheResenecolourlibraryatwww.resene.co.nzswatchesindex.htm.OrformoreonSmegfridgesseewww.applico.co.nz.ReseneBauhausReseneDeJaneiroReseneAshantitestpots28 bringingnatureinteriorstogetherwithenvironmentallysensitivedesignMAYTIMEMARKETINGLTDp.095264274e.salesmaytime.co.nzFreephone0800MAYTIMEforstockistsMayTimeblendsourloveforoldandnewclassicandcontemporarytocreateatimelesscollectionofbeautifullydesignedpiecesforyourhome.Bringingtogethertheancientskillsoflocalcraftsmenthebeautyofnaturalmaterialsandexcellenceindesignensureourproductsstandthetestoftime. testpotsinspiredSwatchesmeetinspirationintheInterionDesignCollectiondrawingonshadesandtexturesfromnaturearchitectureanddesigninasetofsixcolourschemesdevelopedbyYellowFox.Showcasedinamagazine-stylepublicationmatchingpaletteswithinspirationsourcesthecollectionincorporatesInterionproductsBestwoodMelamineBestwoodNaturalWoodVeneerStonexandVariawithleadingdesignproductsincludingfavouritecolourswatchesfromResene.Foryourcopyvisitwww.interion.co.nzorcall0800570500NZ.interiorsonlineLookingforinspirationforyourinteriorHopintointeriorsonlinewww.interiorsonline.co.nzaneweasytousecomprehensivedirectoryservicetohelpyoufurnishorrenovateyourhome.Freetobrowsesaveandprintapersonalplacestovisitlistincludingaddressopeninghoursandyourownnotesgrabyourkeysandstartshopping.ReseneAquaReseneAlluringoutdoorreceptionFancyaweather-proofTVtocomplementyouroutdoorreplaceandsoundsystemandsoyoucanwatchthegamefromaroundthebarbecuetableSanyosbrandnew42LCDiswateranddustproofprotectedbyasealedmetalcabinetandwithanon-glareacrylicpanelonthescreenthatsdamageresistantandeasytoclean.Anditshigh-denitionimagehasaviewingangleof178degreessoguestsattheheadofthetabledontmissout.ItsmodelnumberisCE42LM4WPRandyoullnditatselectedSanyovisualdealers.ReseneLemonTwist seasoningTheresnowalifelineforthoseconfusedaboutcolourchoicewhytheylikesomeshadesandnotothersandhowtomixthem.HopontotheResenewebsiteandplaythenewcolourpersonalitygame.Youranswerstoaquickseriesofquestionswillseeyouclassiedintoaspringwintersummerorautumncolourpersonality.Itsagreattoolforthosestrugglingtogetstartedwithcolourandalsoincludestipsforblendingtheseasonsforhouseholdswithseveralcolourpersonalitiesunderoneroof.Visitwww.resene.co.nztoplay.match-makingwithadifferenceValue-conscioushomeowner32fromAucklandseeksdesigneranyageorlocation.MustbeabargainhunterandknowyourPhillipsfromyourat-headLookingforthatspecialpartnerAloneFrustratedCantndaninteriordesignerwhounderstandsyouravant-gardestyleForyouProductSpec.netwasdevelopedbyWellingtonarchitecturaldirectorJonThompson.Itstheaonlinematch-makingserviceforNewZealandarchitectsdesignersspecierstradespeopleandproductsupplierswhichistheidealtoolforhomeownerssearchingfortherightbuildingindustryprofessionalorproductfortheirproject.Itletsyouquicklytrackdownspecicproductsandprovidersbookmarkproductsandpagesofinterestaddyourownnotescreateprojectlesandsharethoselesamongapprovedusers.Italsoprovideswiderinformationtechnicalspecicationsnewsandeventlistingsindustryforumsemploymentopportunitiesandcompetitionlistings.Logontowww.productspec.netforalook.space-agesolutionLackofspaceisanissueinmanylaundriessoforthedomesticgoddesswithalackofstorageRobinhoodhascomeupwiththenewSupertub2.Itoffersmassesofstorageandeasy-shiftroll-outdrawerssotheresnolongeranyneedtogropearoundinthebackofdarkcupboardsonyourhandsandknees.AndtheresaSupertub2Slimlineversionforthosesmallerlaundriestoo.YoullndtheRobinhoodSupertub2atgoodappliancestockistsorvisitthewebsiteatwww.robinhood.co.nz.ReseneStreetwiseResenePartyMix testpotscircularcolourOntheshouldersofSirIsaacNewtonandJohannWolfgangGoetheBauhausSwisscolourandarttheoristJohannesIttenwasresponsibleforreningthecolourwheel.Heusedredyellowandblueastheprimarycoloursandmodiedthesefurthertotwelvehuesincludingsecondaryandtertiaryshades.Reseneslong-standingcolourwheelwasbasedonIttensideasandwasdesignedtosimplifycolourselection.Itletsyouworktobasiccolourschemeguidelinessuchascomplementarysplitcomplementaryandanalogousshadestoquicklydevelopcolourpalettes.ForyourcopyoftheResenecolourwheelvisitaReseneColorShoporcontactyourlocalResenerepresentative.FormoreoncolourwheelsseetheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzpdfColourWisecolourwheel_newsletter.pdf.energisedwallsFansoforiginal60sand70sgraphicdesignshouldtakealookatthenewRetroDeluxewallcoveringcollectionfromPacicWallcoverings.Thisisanalbumofowingmodernistfreehandformsthatseriouslyputartonthewall.Eye-catchinggraphicpatternsonalargescalearedominatedbybrightorangegreenandpinkinspiralswavesoffsetprintedcirclesorgoforanpop-artblackandwhitedesign.Takealookatwww.pacwall.co.nzorviewtherangeatyourReseneColorShopNZonly.revolutionarysilverscreenRollershadesunscreensarethelatestinnovationinthisfashionableyetpracticalsegmentoftheblindsmarket.UsingapatentedtechniquedevelopedinHollandSilverscreenfabricfeaturesalmofaluminiumontheexternalsideoftheblind.Thisreectivelayervastlyreducesheatandglarebutstillallowsviewstotheoutside.AvailablefromLaHoodWindowFurnishingsphone096388463orvisitwww.lahood.co.nz.ReseneSpinnakerReseneSublime33 Withgravitythewayitisoorsbearthebruntofaccidentsandcarpetsinparticulararepronetostaining.Permanentdamagecaneasilybepreventedbyactingquicklywhenspillsoccur.WoolsofNewZealandsuggeststhefollowingScoopupsolidsbeforecleaning.Blotoutasmuchliquidaspossibleusingacleanwhiteabsorbenttowelorasponge.Cleanwiththecorrectcleaningagent.Applythisontothecleantowelnotdirectlyontoyourcarpet.Rinsewithcoldorlukewarmwater.Blotdrywithanabsorbenttoweloruseacold-airfantocompletedrying.Donotruborscrubyourwoolcarpetasthiscancausepermanentpiledistortion.IsyourloungesuitearrangedforaestheticsandoworisthesofaplacedjustsotohideanuglystainonyourcarpetWiththecorrectresponsetoaspilloraccidentunsightlyblemishesonyouroorswallsandupholsterycangenerallyberemoved.beginnersguidewordsMarySearleillustrationsDeanProudfootspotthedifference34 Foraccidentsinvolvingalcoholincludingredwinecoffeeteasoftdrinksandjuiceaswellasbleachbloodurineandacrylicpaintthestaincanoftenberemovedsimplywithcoldwater.Dontsaturatethecarpetthoughifthebackingbecomeswetitcancreatenewsplotchesinthecarpetandmayalsogrowmould.IfcoldwaterdoesntdothetrickcleanthespotusingateaspoonofwooldetergentsuchasSoftlywithoneteaspoonofwhitevinegarinalitreofwarmwater.Thisisalsorecommendedforremovingcreameggmilkandmustardaswellasfaecesandvomit.Youmaywanttofollowbyrinsingwithaclearhouseholddisinfectantforthelasttwo.Oilystainsfrombuttergreaseoilchocolatelipstickshoepolishfurniturepolishoorwaxlipstickandfelttippensshouldbecleanedwithadrycleaningsolventsuchaswhitespirits.Onlydothisifthecarpetisdrythough.Ifitsnotyoullneedprofessionalassistance.CoverthestainwithlayersofpapertowelandphonetheCarpetCleaningInstituteofNewZealandon0800422269orcontactyourlocalcarpetstockistforadvice.Theywillbeabletogiveyouthecontactdetailsforyourclosestmostqualiedcarpetcleaningtechnician.Woodlaminatedvinylconcreteandtiledoorsaresomewhateasiertokeepstainfreeyouraveragehouseholdoorcleanerwillremovemostmarks.Stubbornscuffmarkstarandasphaltcanberemovedusingwhitespiritswhilemethylatedspiritswilltakecareofinksdyesandlipstick.Stainsonnaturalstonesurfaceswhetherasandstoneooragranitebenchtoporamarbletablecanalsobetreatedwithproductsfoundinthesupermarket.Onceagainthesooneryouattendtothespillthelesschanceofpermanentdamageespeciallywithacidicdrinkssuchaswinecitrusjuiceandsoftdrinkswhichcanetchintoalkalinestonessuchaslimestoneandmarble.ReseneLustyReseneSpinnaker35 Coffeejuicebloodandinkstainscanberemovedwithbakingsodaorbleach.Bleachshouldalsoworkonteastainsmustardlipstickanddyes.Usewhitevinegarforwaterandmineralmarks.FatsgreaseandvegetablecanberemovedusingdetergentwhilemotoroilrespondstoPlasterofParis.Useammoniabakingsodaorbleachformildewbakingsodaorscouringpowderforrustandandoxalicacidfortoughstains.SCEStoneDesignwarnsthatcautionisparamountwhenattemptingtoremoveanystainsfromnaturalstone.Insomecasesthecleaningprocesscanirreparablydamagethesurfaceitself.Itrecommendsalwaystestingyourmethodonasmallinconspicuousarearstespeciallywhenusingabrasivessuchasscouringpowdersoracidssuchasvinegarbothofwhichcanattackthepolishedstonesurface.Wallsareanotherareapronetomarks.Onceagainhoweveraspeedyreactiontoaspillwillensurethebestchanceofremoval.Donotvigorouslyscrubthesurfacenoruseanabrasiveorstrongcleaningagentasyoumayburnishthepaintandmarthenish.ReseneInteriorPaintworkCleanerisanon-dullingneutralcleanerdesignedforuseonallinteriorpaintedsurfaces.Availableinconcentrateorreadytousevariantsitisidealfortacklingstainsonwallsandpaintedfurniture.Usingasoftclothdippedinthesolutionstartfromaradiuswideofthemarkandworkintowardsit.Thiswillminimiseanytide-linesthatmightdevelop.Marksonwallpaperneedverygentlecaredamagedwallpaperisasunattractiveasstainedwallpaper.Washablewallpapercanbewipedusingadampclothandaverymilddetergentbutavoidgettingthepapertoowet.Toremovegreasemarksholdseveralwhitepapertowelsoverthespotandpresswithawarmironuntiltheoilisabsorbed.Ifthemarkremainsapplyapastespotremoverandbrushitoffafteritdriestoapowder.Thistechniqueshouldalsoremovecrayonbutscrapeoffasmuchasyoucanusingadullkniferst.Fingermarkssmudgesandpencilmarkscanbetackledwithanarteraser.Forinkmarksandfelttippensdabcarefullywithneatliquiddetergentormethylatedspiritsusingacottonwoolbud.Vinylwallpaperscanbecleanedwithhouseholdcleanersbutdontuseanabrasiveasitwillscratch.Somestainssimplycannotberemovedfromwallpaperandthemarkedsectionwillhavetobereplaced.Stainsinupholsteryfabricsandcurtainscanoftenbetreatedinthesamewayasclothing.Useaspotlaundrycleanertoremovestubbornmarksandrinsewell.Forbestresultstreatthestainbeforeithastheopportunitytodry.Ifyourfurnishingfabricsarenotwashableseekthehelpofaprofessionaldrycleaner.Inthebathroomthemostpersistentproblemiswater-marksontheshowerdoorandwalls.Thesearecausedbyalkalinebuild-upandcanbedifculttoremove.Useaconcentratedbathroomcleanersprayliberallyandleavetosoak.Waituntilthemarkcanbeshiftedusingyourngernailthenusingacoarseclothgentlyscrubitaway.Topreventhavingtogothroughthisagainapplyaclearcarwaxtothewallsanddoorsbutnottotheoorasitwillbetooslippery.Bothbreglassandglassareporousandthecarwaxsealstheporesmakingcleaningeasierandpreventingwaterspots.Reapplytwiceyearly.Anotherstubbornbathroomstainistheringinthetoilet.Thistooiscausedbyalkalinedeposits.Dependingonthehardnessofyourwateroneortwocupsofwhitevinegarpouredintothebowlonceamonthshouldeliminatetheproblem.handytipsActquicklytostopthestainfromspreadingbyscrapingupsolidswithaspoonorpaletteknife.Alwaysscrapetowardsthecentreofaspillagetopreventspreadingthestain.Neverrubastainyouwillonlyspreaditfurther.Insteadblotitwithacleanclothorpapertowel.Redwinespillsandotherdrinkaccidentsarebesttreatedbyblottingthespillthenrinsingthecarpetorfabricwithcoldwaterandblottingdry.Nailpolishcanberemovedfromcarpetandupholsteryusingnailpolishremover.Forspillsonsyntheticfabricandpaintedorvarnishedsurfacesrubwithmethylatedspirits.Removechewinggumfromfabricandhairbyfreezingitwithicecubesandthenscrapingitwithadullknife.Forspilledwaxoncarpetsandupholsteryplaceseveralpapertowelsoverthedriedwaxandrunahotironoverit.Thepaperwillabsorbthehotwax.Driedwaxonwoodoorscanberemovedbysofteningthewaxusingahairdryerthenwipingwithpapertowels.SeetheReseneCaringforyourpaintnishbrochurefortipsonkeepingyourinteriorandexteriorpaintworklookingitsbest.AvailablefromReseneColorShopsortheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzcaringforpaintnish.htm.36 doingitwordsRobynYousefpicturesKallanMacLeodAward-winninggardendesignerXantheWhitesparentsmusthavehadaninklingtheyhadproducedachildwhowouldstealheadlines.Theymulledforsixmonthsoverchoosinganamefortheirbabygirl30yearsagoandnallyinspiredbythecolourofherfairhairtheysettledontheGreeknamemeaningblonde.brightwhiteXanthedidntremainblondebuthernamehasdenitelycapturedcelebritystatusinNewZealandespeciallyafterherheadysuccessatthatHolyGrailofgardeningtheChelseaFlowerShow.CommentsfrommegatrendymagswhichcreditXantheformakinggardeningcoolortalkofherstellarcareerindesigncircleshaventalteredthistotallygenuineyoungwoman.EvenintheoccasionallybitchybusinessofgardendesignotherplantpeopleagreeshesjustdownrightniceandanawesomeambassadorforNewZealandatChelsea.XanthestudiedlandscapedesignatAucklandsUNITECbeforeestablishingherowncompanywinningasilvermedalwithherEllerslieFlowerShowdebutin2003.She39 alsopickedupthePeoplesChoiceAwardandtheJudgesSupremeAwardforLightingExcellencetherethefollowingyearandin2005wascommissionedtodesigntheshowspiecederesistancea1200sqmmarqueetracingthedevelopmentofthiscountrysgardeningstyle.ThedesignerremainsinaweofthewholeChelseaFlowerShowexperiencewhichsawhertakeaSilverGiltMedalinMay2005.SheisalsogratefulforthetelevisionexperienceshehadinNewZealandappearingonGroundforcepresentingTheUltimateGardenin2004forshowingherhowtohandlethepresscoverageoverseas.FromacareerpointofviewChelseawaslikegettingadegreefromthetopvarsityintheworld.Itwasprettyspecialworkingalongsideabsolutemastersfromthetopofthegame.FromapersonalpointofviewIfeltlikeadifferentpersoncomingoutofitXanthesays.Itwasachallengemanagingalargeteamwithmanyofthemolderthanmeandsomanydifferentcreativeissuestoconsider.Ibecamelikeadirectorwhiletryingtotuneintothecentralvisionandalsodoingallthemediastuff.TheBBCmadefourprogrammesonXanthesWestCoast-inspiredgardenenteredunderTourismNewZealands100PuremarketingbannerandshehandledawholeraftoftelevisioninterviewsandappearanceswhileintheUK.Itwasmediaworkonamassiveinternationalscaleshehadntexperiencedbefore.IfeltfortunatethatIdhadlow-prolemediaexperienceinNewZealandwithanicebalancebetweenrealityandwork.TheglobalexposurecouldhavebeenahugeshockbutIhadmyfeetonthegroundthroughoutthewholething.ShetotallyenjoyedrecreatingtheChelseagardencompletewithblacksandsculptureandglassfeaturesdepictingwaterfortheEllerslieFlowerShowandparticularlyforNewZealanderstoenjoy.Herethereissomuchmorephysicalspaceandawonderfulconnectionbetweenmydesignandthenaturallandscapeincludingthebackgroundofmajestictotarasandothernativetreesandplants.SmallinstatureandmanagingtolookstyleyeveninhergardeninggearXantheexudeseffervescententhusiasmingingherhandsaroundasshetalks.ImlikemyDadinthatshegrins.HerparentsDavidandJudithandherolderbrotherClemareobviouslyhugelyimportantinherbusyworldwhiletheiramalgamofcreativeskillshasbeencharacterandcareer-shaping.Judithisawell-knownwritershespublishedmanyshortstoriesandisworkingonhersecondfull-lengthnovel.DavidisacomputersoftwaredesignspecialistwhoworkedontheWanganuiComputerinitsearlydaysandhasdesignedaspeciallearningprogrammefortheAucklandUniversity.Clemalsoworksincomputersandasamusician.MyparentshavewidenedmymindtoallsortsofpossibilitiesandhowIviewtheworld.IwasborninWellingtonandlivedintheStatesfortwoyearswhen40 ReseneRedBerryReseneZompReseneCodGreyReseneAllBlackDadwasworkinginSeattlebeforewealltravelledover-landbacktoNewZealand.AtsevenIwalkedintotheHimalayasandtrekkedthroughIndia.AfterthehypeofChelseawhenXanthewentofftodriftaroundwithherpartnerintheSouthofFranceMoroccoandotherexoticdestinationsitwasherparentswhotravelledwiththecouple.Xanthedoesputinthelonghoursbutsheisnottakingallthecreditforhersuccess.IhaveworkedforsixyearswithFionaHendersonasmyprojectmanageradministratorandresearcher.Sheisawonderfulsupportandhighlyskilledplantpersonwithagreatunderstandingofhorticulture.ForexampleifIneedtondaredplanttogrowupaparticularwallFionawilldothebackgroundresearchforme.HomeforthegardendesignerandherpartneriscurrentlyalittleapartmentonthesecondoorofabigoldbuildinginMtEden.IfIhadmyowngardenitwouldallbedeadafterallthetravellingIvebeendoingorIdhaveahugemaintenancebill.ImalwaysplanningthehouseandgardenIwilleventuallybuildthough.ColourhasalwaysbeenimportanttoXantherulingasamajorfactorinherdesignwork.Ilikebreakingtherulesincolourthemestoconnectplants.Iamcompletelycondentwiththeuseofcolourandprefertogowitheithergreysandblacksordeepvibrantcoloursitsdangerousifyougetstuckinthemiddle.Sheadoresvibrantcoloursinplantssuchasechiumspoppiessomeofthesalviasandrudbeckiasandconsidersartichokeswhichshelovestoeattoowithasimplehollandaisesauceasconsistentlyunder-ratedandunder-used.FortheChelseagardenwhichwasinspiredbythewildwestcoastofAucklandXantheusedReseneAllBlackontherocksdepictingtheWaitakereRanges.ReseneRedBerryandReseneCodGreyareotherfavourites.InthemazecreatedinthemarqueeatEllerslielastyearallthesizzinglyhot80scoloursusedinthecubewereReseneaswell.IalwaysuseResenecoloursinmygardens.IprefertousequalityNewZealandproductsandIknowwithReseneIcandependonthequalityofthematerialsaswellastherighttechnicaladvicedeliveredontimesheexplains.Iliveinthemoment.TheprojectImworkingonatthetimewillalwaysbetheoneImmostinterestedin.Imnotaplannerbutthinklifeislikearideandenjoyseeingwhereittakesme.XantheWhite.TheBBCmadefourprogrammesonXanthesWestCoast-inspiredgardenenteredunderTourismNewZealands100Puremarketingbanner.41 inthewashOncesidelinedasasimplenecessitylaundrieswiththeirmanyotherfunctionsarenowpurpose-designedaestheticallypleasingspaces.Fromthesmalltothespaciouscarefulplanningwillensureyougetmaximumuseoutofthisveryversatileroom.beginnersguidewordsMarySearle42 Thelaundryalthoughunglamorousisanimportantpartofthehomeitsfunctionoftenfarbroaderthanjustcleaningclothes.Formanyhouseholdsthelaundryiswherewestorethegardeninggearthesewingmachineortherecyclingbins.Itswherewewashthedogkeepthebeerfridgeandarrangeowers.ForonehouseholdinNorthlanditswheretheyllettheshsaysSueGillbanksdirectorofKitchensbyDesign.TheywentforaCorianbenchtopbecauseitsseamlessandextendsupthewallmakingcleaningsimpleshesays.Thekeytogettingyourlaundrytoworkforyouistodecidewhatyoullbeusingitforbeforeyoubegin.Formanypeoplespaceisanissueandthelaundrysimplyconsistsofawashingmachineanddryertuckedawayinacupboardinthekitchenorbathroom.Forothersthelaundryneedstobethatlargermulti-purposeutilityroom.BeginbywritingalistoftheusesandappliancesyoureafterWashingmachineanddryerofcourseatubortwoormaybeabutlerssink.Suerecommendschoosingapull-outtapforyourlaundrytubtheyreespeciallyhelpfulifyourellinglargevasesorshampooingpets.DoyouhaveroomforanironingboardorpressAnairingrackHowmuchstoragespacedoyouneedforcleananddirtywashingandwillyoustoreyoursparelineninthelaundryManypeoplehaveasecondfridgeorafreezerintheirlaundrytooandlargerspacesmayevenincludeasewingarea.Onceyouknowthefullscopeoftheroomthenitstimetolookatlayout.Andwhileitneedstobepracticalyouwantittolookgoodtoo.Laundrybasketscanpulloutfromintegrateddrawersoryoucanchooseanicefreestandinghamper.Whicheveryouselectjustbecertainyouhaveenoughstoragespaceforallyourdirtywashing.Forlongcleanlinesandincreasedbenchspaceyoucouldconsiderchoosingafront-loadingwashingmachine.Tuckedneatlyawayunderthebenchfront-loadershavethereputationofbeinggentlerandtakingbettercareofyourclothesthantop-loaders.Theyalsotendtouselesswaterandenergyandcantakeadryerstackedontop.HoweverSuesayswehavealong-runningloveaffairwiththetop-loader.Thesetendtowashfasteranditsveryeasytoquicklyliftthelidandaddthatextrashirt.Mostpeoplebuy5.5kgmachinesbutformid-sizetolargerfamiliesyoushouldconsiderabiggermodel.Itisalsoimportanttoconsiderductingwhendesigningthelayoutofyourlaundrythewaterforthewashingmachineandtheairfromthedryerhavetogosomewhere.Ifpossibleyourdryershouldbeventedoutside.Ifthatsnotpossiblechooseacondenserdryer.Inaregulartumbledryerairisdrawnfromthesurroundingroomthenheatedandblownthroughtheclothesasthedrumtossesthemabout.Thishotairevaporatessomeofthewaterinthedampfabricsandtheresultantmoisture-ladenairisthenexhaustedthroughaventducttotheoutside.Iftheairisntventedoutsideyoullhavetoopenallyourwindowswhilethedryerisworkingtopreventsteamingupthehouseandcreatingmildewproblems.Inacondenserdryerairfromwithinthedrumisheatedthenblownthroughthetumblingclothes.Themoisture-ladenairisthenpassedthroughaheatexchangerwherethewaterrecondensesandisdrainedaway.Thedryairisreheatedandagainblownthroughthedrumandclothes.Anair-cooledcondenserdryerreleasesalotofhotairbutitsdryairandwontfogupthewindows.AsanaltipSuesaysifyouremountingyourdryeronthewallmakesureitshighenoughtobeabletoopenthelidonyourtop-loadingwashingmachine.DontsetittoohighthoughoryouwontbeabletoreachthatlastsockForlongcleanlinesandincreasedbenchspaceyoucouldconsiderchoosingafront-loadingwashingmachine.ReseneSweetwatershneetwatersReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomwithsilverprotectionandMoulDefenderisidealforlaundriestoprotectagainstbacteriaandmould.43 responsiblerenovatingwordsJune-AnnRussellpicturesKallanMacLeodcoolmanEverthoughtyourhousewouldlookgreatrepaintedasleekdarkcolourthenhadtoshelveyourplansforfearoftheheatdamagingthetimberorsubstrateunderneathOrmaybeyouvediscussedtheideawithfriendswhovegloomilypointedoutthathomespaintedindarkcoloursgetunbearablyhotinsummer.45 Wellforgetallthat.ResenesCoolColourtechnologymakespaintingexteriorsurfacesindarkcoloursbotheasierandsafer.Itcanbeusedonallsortsofexteriormaterialsandapplicationsfromweatherboardsandconcretetowindowsills.Firstdevelopedforhigh-glossroofcoatingsCoolColoursarenowalsoavailableinarangeofpaintsandstains.TheseincludeReseneLumbersidersatinacrylicReseneSonyx101semi-glossReseneHi-GloglossacrylicReseneEnamacrylglosswaterborneenamelReseneX-200waterproongmembraneReseneLustacrylsemi-glosswaterborneenamelReseneAquaShieldmineraleffectandReseneWaterborneWoodsman.Andthosenaggingconcernsaboutheatabsorptionanddamagetosubstrateshavebeeneliminated.HowInanutshellthecolourlooksthesameasnormalbutreectsmuchmoreheatsoitdoesntgetashotasthestandardpaintwould.Thepigmenttechnologyallowsthecoatingtoretainitsusualvisibleshadebutgivesbackheatfromthesurfacereducingstressonthecoatingandsubstrateandlimitingsubsequentheat-relateddamagetherebyimprovingthelifespanofboth.Thetechnologyalsominimisesthebuild-upofunwantedheatinthebuildingkeepingairconditioningandcoolingcostsdown.ThinkbacktowhenthenewCricketNewZealandblackshirtswererstintroduced.DoyouremembertalkofatechnologythatstoppedtheblackshirtsabsorbingtheheatmakingtheclothingcoolerforthesportsmentowearCoolColourpainttechnologyisbasicallythesameonlyinsteadofcricketersbacksithelpsprotectsbuildingsandhouses.ReseneCoolColourtechnologyworksbestindarkshadesmostpronetoheatbuild-up.TheseincludeReseneLumbersiderblackandtintssuchasReseneKarakaReseneNeroandReseneNewDenimBlueamongthemanyoptions.ThefullCoolColoursystemgenerallycomprisesaReseneCoolPrimerplustwotopcoatsofReseneCoolColourtopcoat.HoweverwithsomeoptionstheReseneCoolPrimeronlyaddsminorimprovementssocheckwithyourlocalReseneColorShopifyoucanuseaCoolColourwithouttheCoolPrimer.Theycanconrmthetechnicalitiesbeforeyoustarttoensurethesystemwillworkwell.Andifyouhavealargeenoughjobgenerally200litresplustheReseneteamcanalsoconvertmanynon-listcoloursintoCoolColoursforyouThecolourlooksthesameasnormalbutreectsmuchmoreheatsoitdoesntgetashotasthestandardpaintwould.46 thesciencebehindcoolcoloursCoolColourtechnologyissomethingResenetechnicaldirectorColinGoochandhisteamhavebeenresearchinganddevelopingforsometime.IthasinvolvedlookingcloselyintoNewZealandsenvironmentalfactorsandblendingpigmentstoachievetherightbalanceofcolourfastnessanddurability.Wedidntwanttorestricthomeownersandarchitectsfromusingdarkcolours.IndoingsothoughweneededtocomeupwithawaytoprotectsubstratesthatweretemperaturesensitiveapigmentthatcouldbeputintobindersandmadeintoapaintsafetouseonmostapplicationssaysColin.Whenlookingattherolepaintcanplayintemperaturecontrolinbuildingsitcomesdowntocolourhesays.Theabilityofwhitetoreectvisiblelightextendsthroughintotheinfra-redandbecauseofthiswhitesurfacesremainrelativelycooltotouchevenindirectsunlight.Theoppositeistrueofblackanddarkcolourswhichabsorblightinthisinfra-redarearesultinginsignicantheatbuild-upinthesurface.Astheemissivityofpaintsisnotparticularlygoodthesurfaceheatisconductedintothesubstrateandthenradiatedintothebuilding.HoweverColinpointsoutthatnotalldarkcoloursbehaveinthisway.IntermsoftechnologyMotherNaturehadthetrickandbeatusbyafewmillionyears.Mostplantshaveleavesofaveryhighchromagreensomeofthemareverydarkindeed.Ifthoseleavesreachedthesametemperaturewhenexposedtosolarradiationasthoseofasimilarlycolouredpainttheywouldshrivelanddie.Thefacttheydontisbecausethatpigmentchlorophyllabsorbswhatitneedsfromthevisiblerangetophotosynthesisebutreectstheinfra-redrangekeepingtheplantcool.Overthepastdecadestherehavebeenvigorouseffortstocreateheat-resistantpigmentsintheceramicsindustryasmosttintsbreakdownattheveryhightemperaturesunderwhichceramicsarered.Novelwayswerediscoveredofdopingrefractorymetaloxidesoftitaniumzirconiumchromiumandsoonwithothermetalionstoproduceawideselectionofhigh-temperaturecolours.Morerecentlythebehaviourofthesemixedoxideswereexaminedunderinfra-redandtheresultsshowedanabilitytowithstandarangeofveryhightemperatures.Focusingonthisaspectfurtherrenementsweremadetomaximisethisforuseinvariouscommercialapplications.UsingthesendingsColinandhisteamtooktheverypopularCOLORSTEELroongcolourKarakaandincorporatedintoittheseinfra-redreectingpigments.Comparingthenewblendagainsttraditionalcoatingsoverave-minutestandardResenetestrevealedawhopping12Cdegreedropintemperature.This12CdegreedifferencecanmakeatremendousdifferencetothestressesexertedonthesubstrateandcanhaveatellingeffectonitsstabilityandheatgainexplainsColin.Since2004whenitwasinitiallylaunchedinReseneHi-GloacrylicCoolColourtechnologyhasbeeninhotdemand.Ithassincebeenextendedforuseonavarietyofcladdingsincludingaluminiumblockandbrickworkconcreteandplasterbre-cementplywoodstuccoandzincalume.ReseneCloudBurstReseneHollyReseneBurntCrimsonReseneBlueSmokeReseneDiesel47 withalittlerespectwordsKateWilliams48 Inrecenttimesonedeveloperorrenovatortoomanyhasitchedtoreshapethewell-balancedverandahstimberlaceandbaywindowsof100-year-oldhomesinaminimalmodernorpost-modernmould.WhichmakesdiscoveringtherenovationbyJonathanWalkerofJWAArchitectsallthemoreapleasurablesurprise.IwantedtoreferbacktotheoriginalverandahedvillasexplainsJonathan.Thetrickwiththeoriginalhousewasthateverythingwasbalancedoffawidecentralspine.Iwantedthathalltoleadstraightouttothebackgardenwithasenseofsymmetryandroomsbalancedoneitherside.Thevillawasboughtin1999byEvaitsaccountantownerpurelyasaninvestmentproperty.Howeverwhenshecouldntndahouseforherselfthatshelikedshedecidedtoturnherinvestmentintoherownhome.SheturnedtoJonathananoldfriendtohelpherturnatwo-bedroomjumbleofoldroomsintoanattractiveliveablecitypad.Herbriefwasopenandrelaxed.IknewJonathandidworklikethissoitwasreallybasedontrustsheadmitswithlotsofconversationssoitwasanorganicprocess.Jonathansexperiencewithcommercialprojectsandhisknowledgeoftheclientmeantthathecouldcreatehisownconstraints.Toappealtomosthomeownersthesedayshouseshavetohaveatleastthreebedroomsandtwobathroomsheexplains.ItalsohelpsthatIcouldseethepotentialofthepropertyandthatIhadtogetcertainthingsrightforthisarea.Healsowantedtorespecttheoriginalrhythmoftheoldhousethegraciouswelcomeprovidedbythewidehigh-ceilingedhallwayandtheprotectionaffordedbythetraditionalverandah.InourpracticewewantourresidentialprojectstobringtogetherastrongdesignconceptandthefundamentalneedforahometobeaninvitingplacethatreectsthepersonalityoftheownerexplainsJonathan.Itsprettyrewardingtoworksocloselytogethertoachievethis.Althoughitisdifculttotellthepairnisheduprearrangingmostofthewallsinthefrontofthevillatocreatespaceforathirdbedroomandanensuiteanddressingroomoffthemasterbedroom.Aseriesoflean-tosatthebackofthehousewasvirtuallydemolishedtomakewayforanewkitchendiningandlivingroom.AwalkdownatypicalstreetofPonsonbyvillasrevealsthatthereisanelinebetweentrendyandtimeless.picturesKallanMacLeodbeforeafterReseneQuarterTeaReseneHalfTanaReseneBlackWhite49 EschewingthecurrentmaniaforopeningupthebackofavillaintoonebigbarnwithanislandkitchenJonathancreatedapairofmoreintimatewingsoffeithersideofthehallwayoneforthekitchenandonefordiningopeningintothegenerouslivingroom.Heusedchangesinceilingheightandskylightstointroducelightandairinessandtodenetheseparatespaces.Andthenasinanoldcountryhousehewrappedthesquarelivingroomaroundwithaverandahonthreesidesatouchthatfurtherenhancesthesenseofbalancefromthehallway.Thesideverandahhastheaddedbenetofaffordingintimateglimpsesofthegardenframedbylongnarrowwindowsattheendofeachwing.Thesatisfyingsquaresymmetryofthelivingroomisthatofaclassicalhousewithareplaceononesidebalancedbyaseriesofslitwindowsontheopposingwall.Thebackwallofbi-foldingdoorsopensontoacourtyarddeckedgedbyfast-growingplanting.JonathanandEvaarestilldebatingwhethertheoriginalivyshouldbeallowedtogrowbackontheplasteredbrickwall.ThehouseabutsoneofAucklandsearlytramdepotswiththewallprovidingacrispbackdroptothevilla.Jonathanratherlikestheindustrialcrispnessofanunadornedwallsheprefersthesofteningeffectofgreenery.Thesixmonthsofrenovationswerenotwithouttheirshocks.JonathansaysarchitectscasuallyspeakofagutandgoprojectwherelittlebutthefrontwallsandoorsremainstandingbutEvarecallsreturningfromatripandwonderingwhatonearthshehaddoneasshesawwhatseemedlikethebomb-struckshellofherhouse.Onlythefrontbay-windowedbedroomremainedun-touched.Battenedceilingswerereplacedmostwallswerere-linedandinsulatedthewiringwasrestoredandwindowswerere-worked.Howeverbythetimeshemovedbackintherewasnothinglefttodoandthehousewasreadyforanother100yearsofoccupation.AlthoughEvaswearssheisnotdesign-mindeditisclearshehadasurehandinthedcor.SheinsistedonanallwhiteReseneBlackWhitethearchitectsfavouriteofcoursecolourschemeforthewallsdeepenedtoReseneTeaonthekitchencabinets.Apaletteoflargematte-glazedcharcoalandsandstone-looktilesprovidealuxurynishintheensuiteandmainbathroomtrimmedwithReseneTana.Shehadacoupleofgoesatthedark-stainedoorssettlingnallyonacustom-mixbasedaroundReseneWalnutwithatouchofblack.Shehasnottiredofthepaletteinfouryearsandhercollectionofpaintingsandsharpmodernfurniturepopsoutagainsttheneutralbackground.AlthoughEvaswearssheisnotdesign-mindeditisclearshehadasurehandinthedcor.Sheinsistedonallwhite.50 Shestilldelightsinnewvisitorstothehousebeingsurprisedatthemodern-meets-classiclookwhentheystepinsidethetraditionalfrontdoor.Theoriginallemonandgreenexteriorpaintworkwasrevampednishedoffwiththegreeny-blackReseneKarakafrontdoor.Landscapingfrontandbackshowcasesablendofmodernnativesbutwithatraditionalvillastructuretothegarden.Thesectionevensqueezesinatinywhitegravelparkingspaceworthitsweightingoldonatightcityfringesite.JonathanknowingEvawellinsistedonaddingstoragewhereverhemovedawall.Theresarankofmirroredcabinetswithspotlightunderlightingforafeatureshelfinthebathroomandalaundryinacupboardoffthehallwaymirroredbyanequallylargelinenclosetontheoppositeside.Heremovedapairofreplacestopushthroughfromthemasterbedroomintotheadjoiningthirdbedroomtocreateagenerousensuitealmostthesizeofaregularbathroomandmatchingwalk-incloset.Originalvillawindowswerereglazedwithfrostedglasstobringplentyoflightintoroomsoverlookedbyneighboursandthethirdbedroomnowservesasalargehomeofce.InthekitchenhehandedovertokitchendesignerRozMacPhearsontomakethemostofthespace.Clientanddesignersettledonanenclosedbackwallofcupboardshalfofwhichfoldbacktorevealaworkingpantryandappliancebench.Whenshehasnishedcookingtheownercanclosethedoorsonthemessleavingjustsparklingstainlesssteelbenchesonshow.Windowsoverlooktheverandahandgardenabonusforthecookwhileaskylightdrawsmorningsunintothisendofthehouse.AgaineveryinchofstoragewasekedoutwithRozaddingasecondsetofcupboardsrighttotheceilingtotakelessfrequentlyuseditems.Thekitchenbarisanobviousplaceforgueststoplonktheirwineglassesandhangoutwiththecookwithoutinterferingwithcirculation.Thewingoppositetothekitchencontainsthediningroom.Againchangesinceilingheightandsliversofwindowgivethisspaceitsowncharacterwhileborrowedlightandviewsmakeitseemlargerthanitis.Jonathanintendedthelivingroomattheendoftheaxistofeellikeapavilionwithglimpsesofthegardenallaround.Thatheachievedthisonatinycityplotistestamenttothegentlecalculateduseofweatherboardcoveredporchandlight.ThisissuchacomfortablebeautifulhousetoliveinsaysEva.ThereisnowastedspaceJonathanwasincrediblyefcientatwhathecouldtintotheoorplanyeteverythingfeelsveryopen.JonathanknowingEvawellinsistedonaddingstoragewhereverhemovedawall.alternativeideasforthisinterioronpages54-5751 DesignJonathanWalkerJWAArchitectsJoineryWestpineJoineryWindowanddoorhardwareKnobsKnockersKitchenandbathroomAvenue15KitchensLandscapedesignKristinWhiteOutdoorfurnitureCornicheonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsHotwatersystemRinnaiLightingLightingDirectandLight-TecHeatingJetmasterfromTheFireplaceFurniturePolyformTilesCountryTilesandHeritageTilesGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneBlackWhiteReseneTeaandReseneTana.ReseneTanaReseneKarakaReseneBlackWhiteReseneClockworkOrangeReseneTeasensitiveupdatingOnly13ofhomesinNewZealandwerebuiltbefore1920soyouoweittoyourneighboursandfuturegenerationstorespecttheircharacter.Attentiontodetailcanmakeallthedifferencetoarenovationorrestoration.FindoutaboutyourhouseandneighbourhoodYourlocalcouncillibrariesmuseumsorhistoricalsocietieshavegreatcollectionsofphotographsanddocumentstohelpyoulearnmoreaboutwhenyourhousewasbuiltitsoriginalstyleandthecharacteroftheneighbourhoodwhenitwasrstdeveloped.FigureoutthestyleorperiodofyourhouseGenerictermssuchasvillaorbungalowactuallycovermanyvintages.Forexampleearlyworkercottagesfromthe1860sandthesimplevillasofthe1880sarequitedistinctfromthelatervillasofthe1890swhenkaurimillingpeakedandtastesbecamemoreextravagant.EdwardianandlaterAmericanbungaloworArtsandCraftstyletransitionedintotheCalifornian-stylebungalowssomebeingbuiltaslateasthe1930sto1940.CheckwhatisauthenticwhatisnotManyolderhouseswerealteredasfamiliesgrewortasteschanged.Someofthesechangesmaybeauthentictotheperiodofyourhouseandquiteappropriatetokeep.Othersaremorelikelytohavebeenpartoflateramendmentsmadeinthe1950sto1970swhenheritagehouseswerenotinfashion.Lookaroundyourneighbourhoodorinstreetswithsimilarhousestoseewhatworksandgetideasofsuccessfulalterations.TheNewZealandHistoricPlacesTrusthasausefulGuidelinesforAlteringHeritageBuildings.Checkitoutfromyourlibrary.DiscussyourprojectideasCouncilplannersespeciallytheheritagefolksareagoldmineofpracticalinformation.Talktothembeforeyougettoofarintoplanningastheycandirectyoutoarchitectswhospecialiseinoldhousesprovidebookletsandevenoffersmallfundinggrantstohelpwithrestoration.TalktotheNZHistoricPlacesTrustOurroleistokeepNewZealandsheritageplacesaliveandusefulsaysMeganPatrickheritageadvisorinAuckland.Toachievethiswedopermitchangestoheritagedwellingstomakethemenjoyableplacesforpeopletolive.Staffwillvisityourpropertyandprovidefreeprofessionaladviceandguidancebutalwaysallowafewweeksfordiscussionswhenyoureplanningaproject.ReseneQuarterTeaRoofRatonRoongGettheexteriorlookwithReseneSonyx101tintedtoReseneSoapstone.ReseneSoapstone53 alternativesolutionJustbecausethelookistraditionaldoesntmeanithastobeold-fashioned.ReseneAlabaster54 DebraDeLorenzofromDeLorenzoDesignsuggeststhisalternativetoutInkeepingwiththecharacterofthishomeamoretraditionallookthatincorporatesanelegantpaletteofblackwhiteandsilvertones.Inplaceofthemirroredwallunitsarewhite-lacqueredtongue-and-groovecabinetspaintedReseneBlackWhite.Thesesitoneithersideofasilver-framedmirroroverthehandbasin.Apedestalbeneaththehandbasintsinwiththeerawhileatalltowelladderprovidesadditionalspacetohangtowels.Toensureprivacyandmaximisenaturallightaleadlightwindowreplacestheexistingblinds.Achandelierinthecentreoftheroomcreatesafeelingofluxurywhileprovidingmoodlighting.Thewallsarepaperedinblack-and-whiteBrocanteChinaRosewallpaperandthetileshavebeensealedwithReseneWaterborneSmoothSurfaceSealerandpaintedReseneBlackWhite.ReseneSilverAluminiumReseneAshantiReseneMaxwellSmartLeadlightwindowTheGlassShoppe045701596www.glassshoppe.co.nzMirrorEnglishFrameTrendyMirrors033434644www.trendymirrors.co.nzWallpaperBrocanteChinaRosePacicWallcoveringsAvailablefromReseneColorShopsnationwidewww.resene.co.nzDebraDeLorenzoDeLorenzoDesignphone045653660websitewww.delorenzodesign.co.nzLenoirChandelierECCLightingLiving093799680www.ecc.co.nzTowelladderMetivoHeirloomInternational092744443www.heirloom.co.nzReseneBlackWhite55 alternativesolutionTextureandcolourcreateaPacicfeel.ReseneSpanishWhite56 KentSneddonheadofdesignatMethvenproposesthisalternativeschemeThisdesigntransformsthebathroomintoasanctuaryofferinganescapefrombusydailylife.ThespacehasaPacicNewZealand-inspiredavourthankstotheintroductionofwarmtexturalelementssuchasCoastalWovenblindsandbambooooring.PacicinuencesalsocomethroughintheTapapatternsontheceramiclampsandintheUlulamp.Theresultisacomfortablehandcraftedfeelreinforcedbytheplushrugwithitsgeometricpattern.ThecolourpaletteincorporateswarmneutralsliftedbybrightaccentsintheformofgreenglasstilesanorangecontainerstoolandtheblueTapalamps.Moody-brownReseneBaristaisusedonthewallsforanaturalearthyfeelandtocounterbalancetheexistingpale-neutraltiles.ReseneAspiringReseneCarpeDiemReseneChicaneUlulampEonDesignCentre093684860www.eon.co.nzShowermixerMethvenSatinjethandsetandslideshowerChestersPlumbingandBathroomCentrewww.chesters.co.nzDiagramrugbyPaulCullenDilanaRugs096302337www.dilana.co.nzKentSneddonMethvenLtdphone098290429emailksneddonmethven.netwebsitewww.methven.biz.nzorcontactMethven0800804222infomethven.co.nzReseneBarista bathroomwordsJune-AnnRussellpicturesKallanMacLeoddiscreetneatand59 Animpracticallayoutsawtheoriginalbathroomtuckeddownthefarendofthehouseandwellawayfromthebedrooms.Fionafrequentlyentertainsandhasfriendsandrelativesfromalloverthecountryregularlycomingtostaysoaswellasbeinghighlyinconvenientthebathroomwasliterallyonitslastlegs.Itwasreallyquiteoldanddecrepitshelaughs.Therewasanancientcoppertoiletwithabigchainitwoulduseabout20litresofwatereachushandindoingsoshakethewholehouseSoafterthreeyearsofputtingupwiththeseless-than-desirableconditionsshedecideditwastimetotakeactionandrenovate.DesignerGrahamBullwasenlistedtocomeupwiththearchitecturaldrawingsbasedoninitialconceptsbyAndyColtartfounderofBlackBarnVineyardsintheHawkesBay.ItwasalsoGrahamsjobtooverseetheentireprojectacompleterevampthatsawamajorpartofthehomeslayoutreconguredtobettersuitFionaslifestyle.ThesunporchwaspushedouttomakewayforanensuiteinthemasterbedroomtheoriginalkitchenwasmovedsidewaysalaundrywasaddedandwhataboutthebathroomDemolishedtocreatealargerlivingareaitsnowrepositionedatthefrontofthehouse.Itsasmartnewspacewhichsitssnuglyoffthehallandisveryhandytotheguestbedroom.Thewholehomehadtobere-plumbedbutthejobdidntposetoomanychallengessaysGraham.Becausealltherenovationworkwasdoneatonceratherthaninstagesalltheplumbingcouldbecommissionedandcarriedoutatthesametime.Agenerouscrawl-spaceunderneaththehousemadeinstallingpipesanddrainageeasiertoo.AlthoughthenewbathroomisrelativelycompactjustundertwometresbytwometresFionahadspeciccriteriatobemetintermsofbothfunctionandaesthetics.Oneoftheaimsoftherevampwastotrytoachieveanicelodgefeeltothehouseshesays.Toworkhand-in-handwiththisconceptthebathroomhasbeendesignedtodoubleasaguestbathroomandpowderroomhenceitspositioncentraltothesparebedroomandmainlivingareas.Visitorsenterthespacefromthebedroomorhallwayviaatinyalcove.ThisreectsoneofAndyColtartsrmbeliefsandathoughtfulonethatIagreewithThatpeopleliketheirprivacyandratherthanmakingapublicdeparturetheyprefertodiscreetlyslipawaytothebathroomsheexplains.Withthespacebeingcompletelyinternalandwithoutwindowsachievingtherightbalanceoflightwasessential.Aboveonesideofthebathroomdoorslottedbetweenthetopofthedadolineandtheceilingahorizontalwindowborrowsnaturallightfromthehallwayprovidingjustenoughilluminationduringtheday.AndoneithersideoftheMexicanmirrordiscoveredbyFionainalocalmarketsome12yearsagoandfeaturingastrikingframeofbeatenmetalaretwolittlelights.Aswellasbeingdecorativetheseprovidethesoftsubtleglowthatlendsthebathroomitspowderroomfeel.ItwasalsoimportanttoFionathatthespacefeaturedcleanclassiclinesandacharacterthattiedinwiththerestofthehouse.Forexampletheoriginalwoodenjoineryandboardandbattenceilingsarejustsomeofthefeatureslovinglypreservedthroughout.InkeepingwiththisHardiGrooveinteriorwallliningsgivethenewbathroomatraditionaltongue-and-groovelookwiththelongverticalpanelsalsoaddingdimensionandheight.Thenewliningoftheceilinghasbeenleftexposedwiththematerialspeciallychosentoechotheboardandbattenselsewhere.ThebathroomssurfaceshavebeenpaintedwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheeninReseneDoubleSisal.Shemayhavefallenforthesweetrusticcharmandbeautifulcraftsmanshipofher1920sartsandcrafts-stylebungalowsomeyearsagobutownerFionaMcKenziecertainlywasntblindtoitsimperfections.bathroomReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomcombinesanti-bacterialsilverprotectionandMoulDefendermouldinhibitorperfectforminimisingunwantednastiesinkitchensbathroomsandlaundries.60 MixedbyJenPacktheneutraltoneshelpcreatebothwarmthandasenseofspace.Grahamalsopointsoutthatakeyfactorbehindthepaintchoicewasitsabilitytopreventbacteriaandmouldbuild-up.Awall-hungmarblevanityrunsalongonesideoftheroom.Whilethetophasbeenhonedforpracticalpurposesthefronthasbeenpitchedtocreatetexturalcontrast.IboughtthiswholeslabofmarbleAlbaandhaditcutbyprofessionalstone-cutterssaysFionaexplaininghowthestrikingpiececameabout.Asaconsistentelementthatappearsthroughoutthehouseincludinginthekitchenandlaundryitcreatesastrongstatementandreallyaddsvisualinterest.Otherfeaturesinthebathroomhavebeencarefullydesignedforconsistencytoo.Forexamplethedadolineislevelledatdoorheightrightaroundtheroomwhilethelargecreamystonetilesthathighlightthebathroomooralsoformtheshowerbase.TheshowerroseandtapmixerplusvariousaccessoriesincludingthesleektowelrailandtoiletrollholderwerecarefullyselectedbytheFionatoreectauniformsimpleyetstylishlook.Abovethevanityandoneithersideofthemirrorstoragecabinetshavebeenrecessedintothefulldepthofthewallframingaspace-savingdevicethatdeliversmaximumstorageforovernightguests.AndFionasayshervisitorssimplylovethenewbathroom.Theytreatitjustlikeanensuitewhichisexactlytheideawehadinmind.Icouldntbehappier. DesignGrahamBullofGrahamBullArchitecturewithdesignconsultantAndyColtartVanityAlbamarblefromArtedomusBasinIdealStandardTapsLaskabyAmericanStandardToiletEngleeldLightingFabbianLightingandAlluminationLightingAccessoriesTecnotoiletrollholderandtowelrailHotwatersystemInnityGasColoursCo-ordinatedbyJenPackGetthelookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheenKitchenBathroomtintedtoReseneDoubleSisal.ReseneNapaReseneHalfVillaWhiteReseneDoubleRickshawReseneDoubleSisalReseneWhitePointerReseneQuarterSisalsurfactantleachingWaterborneinteriorpaintproductsarevulnerabletosurfactantleachingwheresomeareasofthepaintsurfaceappeartobecoveredinwhitestreaksgivingawatermarkeffect.Surfactantleachingonlyaffectstheappearanceofthepaintnishnotitsdurability.Itcannotbeaccuratelypredictedorpreventedbutismorelikelytooccurinwetareassuchasbathroomswhereventilationispoor.Surfactantleachingiscausedbywatersittingonfreshlyappliedacrylicpaints.Watersoftensthefreshpaintanddrawsoutwatersolublesurfactants.Aswaterdriesoffthesearedepositedonthesurface.Thesedepositsareeasilyremovedearlyonbysimplycleaningthesurfacefollowingtheinteriorpaintworkinstructionsearlieronthispage.Theproblemmayoccuronceortwiceagainbeforeallleachablematerialiscompletelyremoved.Ifleftthedepositscanetchthesurfaceandleaveapermanentmark.Thisshoulddiminishoverafewmonthsandisonlyofcosmeticconcern.Surfactantleachingisusuallyassociatedwithmarginalpaintingconditions.Tintedpaintsaremorepronetosurfactantleachingthanarewhitepaintsbecauseoftheingredientsthatarepresentintinters.Topreventsurfactantleachingitisbesttoavoidapplicationinthelateafternoonifcooldampconditionsareexpectedintheeveningorovernight.Ensureadequateventilationismaintainedduringthedryingperiod.Ifsurfactantleachingdoesoccurrinsethesurfaceassoonaspossibletoavoidpermanentmarkingusingthecleaningrecommendationsonpage36.62 ConditionsCompetitionisopentoNZresidentsonly.AllemployeesandtheirimmediatefamiliesofResenePaintsLimitedJonesPublishingandtheiradvertisingagenciesareineligibletoenter.Prizemaynotbeexchangedorredeemedforcash.Competitioncloses5pm30September2007.TopGearWehavetenoneyearsubscriptions12issuestoTopGearNZthelocalversionofthebiggest-sellingUKcarmagazinetogiveaway.Foryourchancetowinasubscriptionvaluedat79.95simplywriteTopGearNZandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.DishWinoneoftenoneyearsubscriptionssixissuestoDishthemagazinedesignedtoinspireyoutocookandeatgoodfood.Foryourchancetowinasubscriptionvaluedat39.95writeDishalongwithyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.Offerstartswiththenextavailableissue.ReseneWinoneofveReseneartpacksvaluedat100eachTheReseneArtActionrangeincludesaselectionofReseneArtActionStudentsAcrylicReseneArtActionArtPosterandReseneArtActionTemperaplusmetallicsandpearlescenteffectsandglazes.PrizecomescompletewithtwoResenetestpotbrushes.UnleashyourcreativityorthecreativityofyourchildrenTobeintowinsimplywriteReseneandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.BlackmoresOmegaDailyOmegaDailyisahighstrengthblendofomega-3stopromoteoptimalhealthforpeoplewhodonteattherecommendedtwoservesofshperweek.BlackmoresOmegaprovidesdoubletheamountofmoega-3thanstandardshoil.WehavetwosixmonthsuppliesofOmegaDailywithaRRPof34.99togiveaway.JustwriteBlackmoresOmegaandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelopeandbeintowinWehave57fantasticprizestogiveawayallyouhavetodoiswriteyourcontactdetailswiththenameoftheitemyoudliketowinonthebackofanenvelope.Remembertoincludeyournameemailaddressaddressandadaytimephonenumber.EntriesshouldbepostedtoWinwithHabitatcompetitionJonesPublishingPOBox91344AMSCAuckland1142TheQueenTheQueenisanintimaterevealingandsometimeshumorousportraitoftheroyalfamilyincrisisandofanewPrimeMinisteroperatingattheheightofhispowersatatimeofextraordinaryprivategriefandpublicsorrow.Winoneoftencopiesoftheaward-winningmovieTheQueenonDVDSimplywriteTheQueenandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.competitionHirepoolWhetheryourprojectaroundthehouseisbigorsmallHirepoolhasasolutiontomakethejobeasier.TalktoyourlocalHirepoolbranchthereare56nationwide.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nz.Wehavetwenty50Hirepoolhirevoucherstogiveawaysonowsyourbestchancetonishallthoseoddjobs.AnswerthefollowingquestiontobeintowinWhatdiscountdoReseneColorShopCardholdersreceivefromHirepoolWritetheanswerandyourcontactdetailsonthebackofanenvelope.64 advertisingfeatureWhenrenovatingwetareassuchasbathroomsensuiteslaundriestoiletsandkitchensitisespeciallyimportanttogetthebasicsright.Theseareasarecontinuallysubjecttosteammoisturebuilduporwaterspillsandsplashesandarepronetoproblemssuchasmouldandmildewstainscondensationakingpaintsoggywallliningsanddryrotinframing.Abathroomisoneoftheroomsusedmostfrequentlyinahomeandisalsogenerallythemostcostlytorefurbish.Soitsespeciallyimportanttoavoiddamagetoexpensivetilenishescabinetsvanitiesandttings.RemoveandreplaceliningsWhenundertakingabathroomrenovationitisgenerallyaloteasiertoremovethecurrentwallliningsbacktotheframingandreplacewithnewlinings.Thisallowstheplumbingandunderlyingframingtobecheckedandalteredifnecessaryinsulationtobeinstalledandallowsttingsandcabinetstobeeasilylocated.Maintainingtheidealenvironmenttopreventpotentialproblemsisachievedthroughacombinationofdesignheatingventilationandtheuseofpurpose-designedmaterialsandsurfacenishes.renovatingabathroomGIBAqualineforwallsandceilingliningsGIBAqualineisawaterresistantwallandceilingliningthathasbeendevelopedspecicallyforuseinwetareas.Ithasawaterresistantcorecontainingspecialwaxpolymerstohelpstopmoisturebeingabsorbedbytheliningandfrompassingthroughintotheunderlyingframingwhereitcancauseseriousdamage.GIBAqualineprovidesanexcellentbasefortilepaintandwallpapernishes.VentilationheatingandinsulationInsulationventilationandheatingareespeciallyessentialinwetareastominimisemoisturebuild-upandcondensationonwallsandceilings.Steamcondensesoncoldsurfacesbutwithproperinsulationandventilationplusadequateheatingthiscaneasilybereducedsoyourenotalwayswashingdownyourwallsandceilingsandghtingmouldormildew.Ventedwindowsandextractorfansinbathroomswillensuresteamandmoistureareexpelledoutside.Damptowelscanalsocontributetomoisturebuildupwhichiswhyyoushouldmakesureheatedtowelrailsarespeciedforbathroomsandensuites.TiledsurfacesMostbathroomsarenishedwithamixoftilesandpaint.Itsimportanttorememberthattiledsurfacesarenottotallyimpervioustomoistureasthegroutingisporous.Thereforeshowerandsplashareastobetiledmustrstbecoatedwithawaterproofmembraneaspecialcoatingthathelpssealtheplasterboardsurfaceforaddedprotection.GIBAqualinealsocontainsbreglassforaddedstrengthmakingitasolidstablebackingforceramictiles.Followingthesesimplemeasureswillhelptoensurethatyourbathroomwillstaydryeasytocleanandcareforandretainitsgoodlooksforalongtime.Formoreinformationcall08004424663orvisitwww.gibaqualine.co.nztorequestyourFREEGIBLivingSolutionsRenovationKit.dothebasicsright65 step-by-stepwordswiththankstoHirepoolYoullneedchapssafetygoggleshelmetandvisorearmuffschainsawwood-splitterwoodchipperStep1Pruneoffanybranchesandsmallendslessthan50mmindiameter.Thesecanbesetsideforchippingorgardenmulch.Step2Usingthechainsawcutlogintoringsapproximately350mminlength.putanotherlogonthere66 pictureswiththankstoHirepoolStep3Usingthewood-splittersplittheringsintomanageablesections.Step4Forbestresultsstackyourrewoodintheopenoffthegroundandinlongstraightrows.Thetriangularshapeofthesplitwoodwillhelpitlocktogether.Stacktoamaximumheightofapproxinately1.2mtoensurestabilityandcoveronlythetopsofthestacks.TipSofterwoodslikepinewilldryoffthefastestwithdensertimberstakingconsiderablylonger.PresentyourReseneColorShopCardfora15discountatallHirepooloutletswww.hirepool.co.nzStep5Feedleftoversmallendsandbranchesintothechippertomakegardenmulch.Thiswillprovideweedcoverretainmoistureinthesummerandinsulatefromfrostsinthewinter.ReseneBlankCanvasReseneChileanFire67 AsweheadintothewintermonthsandthoughtsofwarmsummerdaysslipfurtherawaywhynotcreateyourownwithaphotomuralBringthebeachinsideallyearroundwithoutgettingsandinyourpicnic.Orwhatabouttheideaoflookingintoalushgardenwithouthavingtowaityearsforittogrowroomswithaviewadvertisingfeature68 Thelatestpapersonthedesignsceneareonesthatliterallypaintapicture.Acrossbetweenwallpaperandartworkthesegiantphotographicimagesarebestusedsparinglypreferablyononefeaturewall.Theyareidealforcreatingasenseofscaleinlargespacesorforlendingcharactertoanotherwiseunremarkableroom.Createtheillusionofawindowwithalandscapethatmakesanyroomaroomwithaview.Ortricktheeyeintoseeingbookcasesoracityskylinelitupatnight.Addhumourdramaoratouchofwhimsytoyourenvironment.Theconceptitselfisverymuchamatterofpersonaltasteofcoursebutitcanbehighlyeffective.MadeinGermanytheKomarrangeofphotomuralsisavailableinNewZealandfromVisionWallcoveringsinawideselectionofscenesandeffectsincludingsomegreatchildrensimages.TheyareeasytoinstallwhetheryouDIYoraskaprofessionalpaperhangertodoitforyou.Sizesrangefromonepanelmeasuring97cmx220cmuptoeightpanelsaslargeas3mwideand2.7mhigh.Pricesreectgoodvaluetoostartingfromaround172foronepanelandgoingupto333forthelargest.Eachmuralisnumberedandtstogetherlikeasimplejigsawwithoutthepuzzleedges.Forthebestresultthewallsurfaceshouldbesmoothandcleanfreeofoldpaperandwithoutanyholesorcracks.Andnotonlyaretheyeasytoputontothewallbutbeingwashabletheyreeasy-caretoo.IfyoudliketoseemorevisityourlocalReseneColorShoptoseetheKomarcatalogueoremailinfovisonwalls.co.nzorcall0800WALLPAPERformoreinformation.69 tipsandtrickswordsKateWilliams70 PeoplelovetobesurroundedbythewarmthandtextureoffabricsDrapedontheirwindowsupholsteringtheirchairsandcouchesandmassedtogetherintheircushionsandthrows.Fortunatelyweareblessedwithanumberofexperiencedtextilehousesaswellasshopsstaffedwithpeoplewholovefabricsandknowwhatworkshere.Inadditiontonelocalbrandswehaveaccesstoaneye-wateringarrayoflabelsfromEuropeEnglandThailandAmericaandmorewithpricepointsfrom25ametretomorethan400.HowthendoyouchoosetherightfabricforyourhomeAsoneexperienceddesignersaysthebiggestproblemwithfabricsissimplythattherearetoomanyofthem.Makingacommitmenttotheoneortwoorthreeperfectchoicesforthejobisnoeasytask.Pickingtherightfabriccomesdowntoappealandsuitability.AswellaschoosingthefabrictocreatethelookyourewantingtoachieveyouhavetobeawareoftheenvironmentinwhichyouareplacingitexplainsSharonBairdsalesmanagerforMauriceKainTextiles.Interiortextileshavemanycharacteristicsandthelongevityofyourfabriccanbeextendedorreducedbymanyfactors.Textilesaregenerallymanufacturedforspecicapplicationswhichfortunatelyareclearlydisplayedontheswatchlabelsandinthesamplebooks.Somearesuitableonlyfordraperyorcushionsothersforupholsterywhilesomecandobothjobsequallywell.Andsamplebooksoftenputtogetherentirestoriesinfabricssothatyoucaneasilycreateaterricschememixingtherightmaterialsfortherightjobs.Manytextilesarelaboratorytestedandratedforcolour-fastnessknownascrockingresistanceinthecommercialtradeandultra-violetlightresistancehowfasttheymightfade.Howeverallfabricsifexposedlongenoughtodirectsunlightespeciallyinourinfamouslyhighlevelsofultra-violetlightwilldiscolourorbreakdown.Naturalbrescottonhemplinenorsilkhaveabeautifulhand-feelandlookluxurious.Thatswhytheyrelovedbydesignersandhomeownersalike.ThethingisbecausetheyhavelessresistancetobacteriaandfungitheywhichfabricswhereDespitethebesteffortsofsometheminimalboxhousewithacresofuncoveredglassandonedesignerchairhasneverwonovermosthomeowners.picturesKallanMacLeodReseneSublimeReseneWhizzBangReseneStormResenePopstarReseneOhBehaveReseneMoonbeamReseneComfortZone71 aremorelikelytoweakenandrot.SilkisfragileinoursunlightandcottonsandlinenstendtomoveastheatmospherechangesfromhumidtodrythroughtheyearordayThereforefabrichousesareincreasinglyofferingsyntheticbresthatmimicthelookandfeelofthenestnaturalproducts.Syntheticbressuchaspolyesterandacrylicsboastbettersunlightresistanceanddurabilityandhavegoodthermalpropertiesandbecauseofthishavelonglosttheircheapandnastyreputation.Theyareincreasinglyfavouredforbothupholsteryandwindowtreatmentswhichhavetoliveuptowearandtear.Theirstiffnesscanbeusedtogreateffectforfullopulentdrapery.Whatsmoretomeetanincreasinglyfashion-drivenmarkettextiletechnologyiscreatingfabulousnewfabricswithglossplasticmetalandevenwoodorbamboo-likeeffects.Priceisyouronlylimit.HoweverSharonadvisesthatthelonglifethermalinsulationandattractivedrapingofcurtainsandblindsaremoreabouttheliningsthanthetextileitself.Sheadvisesnottoskimpwiththecheapestliningsandrecommendsevenliningso-calledthermalfabricsforbetterwearandwarmth.Andrememberthatmorelavishcurtainscanbeorderedwithabumphathinquilt-likepaddingbetweentheliningandthefashionfabric.Upholsteryfabricshavetheirownratingscalesbasedonrubtests.ForcommercialapplicationstheWyzenbeekdouble-rubratingsimulatesapersongettingintoandoutofachairrubbingclothingagainsttheupholstery.Forgeneralcontractupholsteryorheavyfamilyuseadoublerubabrasionratingof15000isneheavy-dutyupholsteryneedsaratingof30000thinkhotelorconferenceroomswhileextremeweartheatresorairportsgoesupto100000.Letsfaceitthatsnotnecessaryinyouraveragefamilyroom.AustralianNewZealandandEuropeanfabrichousesmorecommonlyusetheMartindaletestwhichrubsfabricwithanabrasivematerialinagureeight.Lookforaratingof20000cyclesforgeneralcontractupholsteryand40000cyclesforheavyduty.FinallytheappearancechangeofpilefabricssuchasvelvetvelveteencorduroyknittedvelourknittedpileandockfabricsaretestedusingtheStolltest.Forthesethoughlowerratingsareneforlow-usepiecesgoaheadandcoverachairinyourbedroomwithagorgeousfragilesilkoruseanembroideredorbeadedfabricforcushionsoraduvetcover.Anotherbiggieistocheckyourupholsteryfabricsfortheirameresistanceandforphysicalpropertiessuchasadversitytopilingseamslippageortearing.Checkthelabelsonthebackoffabricswatchesoraskknowledgeablestaffwhocanquicklyputyouright.Whenyouarepickinglargeexpansesoffabricforaprojectasofaforexamplecanuse12metresormoreandaroomofoor-lengthdrapesmighttakeupmorethan40metresbeawarethatcolourdifferencesbetweenrollsandbatchesoffabricareunavoidable.Thesamplesdisplayedoncardsorchipsmaynotexactlymatchtheactualyardageyoureafter.Sobesuretoaskyourfabricsuppliertocolourbatchorsortrollsoffabricsothatfurnitureorcurtainshangingtogetheractuallymatch.Materialissuppliedtobecutinthedirectionshowninsamplepresentations.Ifyouwishtousefabricanotherwayforexamplecentringalargepatternonasofabackorhangingstripeshorizontallyensureyouorderextra.Finallydontgiveuponthatwonderfulpieceofclothjustbecauseitstooexpensiveornotsturdyenoughforeverydayfamilyuse.Youcanbuildanentireschemearoundonestand-outfabric.Treatyourselftoacoupleofmetresforcushionsorafootstoolorforatinysidechair.Thenbringinotherhardierorlower-costtextilesforbigsofasorcurtains.Bemodernanddontmatcheverything.Mixandlayermultiplecolourstexturesandpatternstocreateavibrantone-of-a-kindhomebroughttolifebythatkeytreasuretextile.72 aplaceforTransformmytiredoldkitchenintoasleekstreamlinedspaceitsabriefmanydesignersgetonaregularbasis.Howeverthrowintothemixaclientwhosanavidcollectorlovesbrightcoloursanddespiteadmiringthestylendsitimpossibletobeminimalistandthingsstarttogetinteresting.kitchenwordsJune-AnnRussellpicturesDocRosseverything74 ChristchurchdesignerIngridGeldofandtheownerofthiskitchenestablishedagreatrapportrightfromthestartoftherenovation.Theybouncedideasoffeachotherandbrainstormedtheavailablespaceandhowitcouldbeusedmostefcientlytocreatebetterstorageandow.Theoriginalgalleykitchenwasrelativelysmallandlikethelaundrynextdoorwascontainedinaseparatespaceoffthehallway.AndalthoughtheownerSuelikedtheconvenienceofhavingsuchatightareatocookinthelackofstoragewasbecomingaproblem.Iamabitofacollectorandmymanybitsandpieceshadbeguntocluttervariouspartsofthekitchenshesays.FortunatelyIngridappreciatedandrespectedmyloveofcollectingandreallylistenedtowhatIwantedintermsoflayoutandstorage.Idtellheraboutmyideasandifshehadbetteronesshedofferalternativesandreasonswhy.IthinkshetookthebestofwhatIlikedandmadethemostofit.Simplydemolishingthewallbetweentheexistingkitchenandlaundrytocombinethetwolittleoblongroomswasntgoingtobepractical.Losingthewallwouldhavecutdownstorageoptionsandtherestillwouldnthavebeenenoughroomforanislandshepointsout.Shewasalsokeentoretainseparatelaundryfacilities.ReseneEighthStonewallReseneSaffronAvoidyspotsonceilingswithReseneSpaceCoteFlatFlyDeterrent.Designedtodiscourageiesfromlandingonthepaintedsurfaceitreducestheappearanceofunwantedyspots.75 Thesolutionwassimpleyetsurprisinglyeffective.Thedoorwaystothelaundryandthekitchenwereremovedopeningthemuptoeachotherandthesurroundinglivingareasforoptimumow.Thelaundrywastransformedintoasculleryamulti-functionalroomwithcupboardsopenshelvingandniftyfeaturesgalore.Adoorleadingfromthelaundrytothegardenwasremovedbutalargewindowwasleftinplacetoprovidebothlightandviews.Nextdoorwhiletheoriginalkitchenlayoutwaslargelymaintainedfeaturessuchascrispnewwhitecabinetryandbenchtopsalongwithstainlesssteelappliancesgiveitafreshunderstatedlook.Abonusoflinkingthetwoareasinthiswayisthatitscreatedawiderspaceformillingaround.NowfriendsandfamilycaneasilychattomebutnotgetinthewaywhileImcookingsaysSue.Thelayoutworksextremelywellwhethershescookingamealfortwoorentertainingacrowdsheadds.Asfarasday-to-daycookinggoestheresnodashinginandoutofthescullerytograbthings.Ihaveallmycondimentsoilsandoursinahandycupboardnexttothecooktopandovenwithcrockerycutleryandcookingutensilsallrightthere.Removingthedoor-wayswasallittooktocreateanefcientowbetweenthenewkitchenandthesculleryandthelivingareas.76 DesignerIngridGeldofofIngridGeldofDesignKitchenmanufacturerLyallParkJoineryCabinets18mmMDFnishedinReseneEighthStonewallBenchtopsQuarellaBlancofromTaominaPrecisionStoneHobMieledominosetsKM406KM405KM418VentilationMieleDA329-1ifullyintegratedSplashbackBack-paintedglassinReseneSaffronSinkFrankeIN110.45andAR110.35OvenScholtesFP955900mmGettheinteriorlookwithReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSaffronandReseneArmourCatacid-catalysednishtintedtoReseneEighthStonewallandReseneHalfStonewall.ReseneEighthStonewallReseneSpinnakerReseneHalfPearlLustaReseneHalfStonewallReseneMoroccanSpiceReseneSaffronOntheotherhandthesculleryisidealwhenSueisentertainingorreallywantstospreadout.Asinkandamplebenchspacemeanfoodpreparationcanbecarriedouteasilyandanyassociatedmesskeptoutofsight.Theresaspeciallydesigneddrinkscabinetanditemssuchasvasesplattersandbestcrockeryarestowedawayabovethesink.Andalargebankofopenshelvingnowlinesonesideoftheroom.IwantedtheshelvestobeatleastwideenoughtotakeacaseofwinesaysSue.Allsortsofgoodiesfrombulkfoodtostorageboxesarestashedhere.Theopenshelvingmakeseverythingconvenientandsoeasytogetto.HavingsaidthathavinganoddassortmentofitemsondisplaylikethiswasanotherwayIngridpaidtributetomyloveofcolourandcollecting.Backinthekitchenanextendedbenchusedtobethebitsandbobsdepositingpoint.RecognisingthisIngriddesignedaspecialcupboardaspartoftherefurbandSuereckonsitsbeenabrilliantidea.Itworksasafunctionalcentralhub.Weputallsortsofeverydaythingsintheresuchascarkeysphonesletterstheresevenapull-outironingboardandaplaceformylaptopwhenIcomehomefromwork.Becausethekitchenessentiallycomprisestwospacessittingsidebysideitwasimportanttousecolourandmaterialsasalinkingdevice.ThewallsthroughoutarepaintedinReseneSpaceCoteLowSheentintedtoReseneSaffronafreshnewtakeonthebrightyellowsurfacesthatonceadornedtheoriginalkitchen.Tocomplementthewallsback-paintedglasshasbeenusedtocreateglossyfeaturesplashbacksaboveboththecooktopandthescullerysink.Quarellamarblebenchtopsgivethekitchenitspared-downlook.ThisisfurtherenhancedbytheapplicationofReseneEighthStonewallonthecabinetrydoorswithReseneHalfStonewallonthetoekicksforcolourvariation.RecessedhandlesonthecabinetryprotrudingstyleswouldhavecompromisedspacesaysIngridalsocontributetothemodernlook.Strategicallyplacedhalogensprovidetasklightingaboveboththecookingstationandthescullerysinkandbenchtopwhilethe130mm-wideoakooringplanksenhanceowandlendextrawarmth.AndremembertheoldlaundryInsteadofrelocatingittoanotherpartofthehomeitsbeendiscreetlyincorporatedintothescullery.Thewashingmachineanddryeraretuckedbeneaththebenchtopwhilespeciallydesigneddrawerskeepbulkylaundryitemssuchastheclothesbasketanddetergentsneatlystashedaway.AndwhileSueisaself-confessedfanofthemoderndryershesaysitsjustaseasyonsunnydaystoaccesstheoutsideclotheslineviatheconservatorywhichsitsalittlefurtherdownthehall.OverallshesaysshesdelightedwiththepracticalnatureofhernewkitcheneverythingisexactlywhereIwantitandhighlycommendsIngridforherforwardthinkingandexibleapproach.Beingabletoenjoycontemporarycleanlineswithouthavingtogiveuphertreasuresshesenjoyinghavinghercakeandeatingittoo79 1year6issues2years12issuesNZ44.95Save1679.95Save25AUSTRALIANZ59.95RESTOFWORLDNZ121.50Seepage106forspecialratesforReseneColorShopCardholders. Anunsuccessfulsearchforhisgrandchildsfthbirthdaypresenthassparkedanewhobby-businessforTerryBurling.MygrandsonsfthbirthdaywascomingupandtheshopsdidnthaveanythingIwantedtobuyhimsoIdecidedIdhavetomakehimsomething.ThatsomethingturnedouttobeaThomastheTankEnginetoyboxanditbecametherstofmanywood-workingprojects.IreallylovedmakingitandthenwhenIsawhisreactiontoitthatjustaddedtotheenjoymenthesays.WhatstartedoutasahobbyalittleunderayearagohastakenonalifeofitsownwithpeoplearoundTerryshometownofParaparaumuadmiringhisworkandcommissioninghimtocreatepiecesfortheirownchildrenandgrandchildrenItsamazinghowwordspreads.Ivejustdonearide-onThomastoyforachiropractorwhoboughtitforhiswaitingroom.SofarTerrysrepertoirerunstoahostofdifferenttoyboxesincludingBobtheBuildercharactersandaprincesscarriagesomeride-onstylewoodentoysandcarbeds.Hesalsoworkinguptoakidscastlebuthesayssafetyisparamountandtheturretsarecausingsomeproblems.madeinwoodwordsMelanieCooperTerryBurlingToymakercolourfulpeople82 AlthoughhecreatesthetoyboxesandtoysusingthesamebasictemplatesTerrysayshetriestomakeeachpieceuniqueinthewaytheyredecorated.Resenepaintsarethemaindifferentiatingtoolbluesredsyellowsandmetallicpaintsforthecarsandcarriagesandhesalsobegunexperimentingwithlargestick-ons.Iputaprincessinthewindowofoneofthecarriagestheotherdayhepointsout.Thetemplatesthemselvesowealottohiscreativetalentsgarneredinhisoriginalcareerasacutterandpattern-designerforclothing.ItsreallylikewhatIdidwhenIwascuttingclothes.Iwouldlookatpicturesandthenmakemyowndesignstosuit.Terryslatestlove-affairwithwoodworkingchildrenstoysisnotthersttimehesfallenforit.Inthe1960sheusedtotakepartinanannualIHCcompetitiontocreatewoodentoysforthechildrenbuthehadntrekindledthetalentforclosetofourdecades.IcanremembercomingthirdinNewZealandoneyearwhichwasgreatbutthenIsortofforgotaboutitforalongtime.IalwayslovedmuddlingaboutwithwoodandxinghousesandthatsortofthingbutitwasntuntilnowthatIhavereallydevotedmyselftoit.DespitebeingtakenbysurpriseathowpopularhisworkhasbeenTerrysaysheisalwayskeentotakeondifferentprojectsandtrynewthings.Thatspartofthefunguringouthowyouregoingtomakeitandwhetheryoucanimprovesomethingthenexttimearound.Forthekidstoyboxesforinstancehelocatedaspecialhingethatallowstheboxlidtostayinplaceandstopsitfallingbackdownonsmallhandsreachinginsidefortreasures.Terryspendsatleasttwotothreehoursinhisgarageworkshopeveryweekdaybeforehisnightshiftatthelocalsupermarketandevenmoretimeontheweekends.Luckilyhiswifeissupportiveofhisgrowingpassionespeciallyasacoupleofthepieceshavecreptintothehouse.AtthemomenttheirloungeisplayinghosttotwolargetoyboxesaThomastheTankEngineandaPrincessCarriageabouttobewhiskedofftosurprisetwomorechildren.AskedtopickafavouritefromallhispiecesTerrysayshehaslovedmakingthemallbuthehasaspecialsoftspotfortherstbox.Seeingitcompletedandseeinghowhappymygrandsonwasmadeitsomethingveryspecial.Regardlessofallthehoursthatgointoeachpiecehesaysheisneverreluctanttoletthemgo.Thefunofitisinseeingorhearingabouthowmuchthekidsloveit.IknowtheyregoingtoagoodhomeandItrytomakethemaskid-safeandaskid-proofaspossiblesotheyshouldwithstandsometoughplay.AndwhatsnextonthedrawingboardThereareafewoutstandingfamilyrequeststotakecareof.Hesworkingonadollshouseforhisgranddaughterandtorewardhiswifespatienceandsupporthescurrentlyplanningacabinetforherdollcollection.ReseneEnamacrylglosswaterborneenamelisahard-wearingeasytocleannishidealforchildrenstoys.ResenePelorouspicturesPaulMcCredieReseneBalloonReseneHoney83 hardtruthwordsKateWilliamshotstuffReseneDynamiteLongbeforesummerisoveritswisetostartthinkinghowtocosyupyourhouseforthecoldrainydaysahead.Howeverbeforeyoustarttoswitchontheheatingitpaystomakesureyourhomeiswellinsulatedandisntdamp.AdryfullyinsulatedhomeconsumesabouthalftheheatofonewithoutinsulationaccordingtotheEnergyEfciencyandConservationAuthorityEECA.Asupto34to40ofheatingislostthroughtheceilingandafurtherthirdthroughoorsgoodinsulationsavesmorethan400ayearinbillsaccordingtotheEECA.Thisiswhyifyourebuildingyoushouldbesuretoaddinsulationtoconcreteoorsrightuptotheslabedges.Whileitsgenerallyhardtoaddwallinsulationtoanexistinghometaketheopportunitytoadditifyourechangingwallsinarenovation.Youcaninsulatewindowswithdouble-glazingwhichis84 picturescourtesyofRinnaibecomingmoreandmoreaffordable.Preventheatleakwiththermal-linedcurtainsaddinggenerousmarginsonthesidesandapelmetatthetoptotraptheairandcontainheat.AnddryoutthedampAhumidhouseishardtoheatbecauseheatenergyisabsorbedbythemoisturebeforethetemperaturecanrise.Adehumidierisagoodstartbutaforcedventilationsystemsuchasthatofferedby HRVwhichreplacesthemoistairinthehousewithdryairfromtheceilingisagreatrstlineinhomeheating.Thesunsraysarecheapandmostlyavailablesousethemwell.FocusondesignthatusespassivesolarheatingWindowsorientedtothenorthornorthwestandbanksofinsulationinoorsceilingsandwallstoholdtheheatcapturedduringthedayforreleaseafterdark.Forbestcomfortandcostsavingschooseheatgovernedbysmartelectronictimersandthermostats.Electronicbrainsdetecttemperaturechangesbeforeyoudoboostingtheheatforashortperiodtomaintaincomfortandrequiringlessenergytodosothanre-warmingcoldair.Settimerstowarmbathroomsandlivingspacesanhourbeforeyouwakeupinthemorningandbeforeyoucomehomeatnight.HowcanyougureoutwhatworksbestforyourhouseTheEECArecommendsaheatpumpuedgasheaterorlow-emissionburnerforapoorlyinsulatedhome.Betterinsulationmakescentralheatingheatpumporgasmorecosteffectivewhileifyourhouseisfullyinsulatedyoumayneedonlyauedgasheaternight-storeorunder-oorheating.Incolderclimatesconsiderahigh-efciencysolidfueldieselorLPG-fuelledheater.Gasorelectriccentralheatingpricedfrom6500foranaveragehouseTheluxuryofcentralheatingmeansnoclosingoffroomsorretreatingfromcoldspots.Thermostatskeepthehousetoastyandthedryairkeepshumidityandmildewatbay.Gasorelectric-poweredheatingcanberetrottedunderoororintheceiling.Withheatpumpsrunningcostscansitataround6cto9cperKWh.Heatpumpspricedfrom3000foranaveragehouseHeatpumpsarethehotnewsatthemomentastheirefciencynowtops300thatsthreetimestheheatoutforeveryunitofpowerin.Modernunitsareslimandquietwithprogrammabletimerscleanairltersandmore.Theyarecheaptorunat4.5cto8cperKWh.Portableheatersoilfangasceramic-pricedfrom10althoughbettermodelsstartaround100Whenyourerentingorneedspotheatinginaroomportableheatersstillhavetheirplace.Watchoutforsafetynewerceramicheatersswitchoffiftheyretippedandcantignitematerials.Howeverrunningcostsarearound17cperKWh.Underoorpricedfrom600perroomor12000forasolarsystemUndertilesundercarpetandnowevenindo-it-yourselfmatsunderoorheatingkeepstoescosyandroomsdry.Runningcostscanbeaslittleas5cperhourforanaveragebathroomor15cfora10sqmroom.Makesureyouuseareputableinstallerasmostdamageisaresultofbadworkmanshipnotfaultycables.Withfreerunningcostsbutallowafewdollarsamonthforthecirculatingpumpthehigherinstallationcostsofsolarin-oorheatingcanberecoveredoverthelifeofyourhouse.Thiswaywaterpipessunkdeepinaconcreteslabkeepthehouseataneventemperaturealthoughslowbuildupmeanstheheatishardtoregulate.Solidfuelreplacesandwood-burnerspricedfrom1000forfreestandingto2500-7000forreplacesWeallrealisethatresarenotashousewarmingasotherformsofheatastheyconvertonly85oftheenergyconsumedtowarmth.Andmanylocalauthoritiesnowbanold-fashionedres.Unlessyouhavefreefuelrunningcostscantop85cperKWofenergy.Whenitcomestothebestoptionforyoushoparoundforgoodadvicefromestablishedandexperiencedhomeheatingspecialiststocalculatetherightsizeandtypeofheatforyourhomeandlifestyle.TheEECArecommendsinparticularthatyoutalktomembersoftheNZHomeHeatingAssociationwhoaretrainedtoprovidesoundadvice.Formoreinformationcheckwww.energywise.org.nzorwww.greenhouse.gov.aufortipsandrecommendations.RunningcostsprovidedbytheEECAestimatingthecostofoneunitofheatKWforeachhourhofthemajorheatingoptions.Seewww.eeca.govt.nz.86 0223HABTWIF wordsAnyaKusslerkitchensareredofcesareblueThesewerethewordsofmysister-in-lawwhosjustcompletedherthesisoncolourpsychologywhenItoldherIwasplanningtoredecoratemyhomeofce.AndthatexplainedafewthingsIthoughtgazingatmygreendeskgreendrawersgreenmagazineholdersandgreenviewsintothebush.Maybeitwasagoodideatooptforblue.AfterallTheresaexplainedtomethatthiswasthecolourofintellectandmentalfocus.WouldIuseastrongroyalapalebabyoragreenishbluetocreatethedesiredeffectthoughAsIstarteddoingmyhomeworkonthepsychologyofcolourIdiscoveredthatnotallhuesarecreatedequalSciencehaslongrecognisedthatcolouraffectsourbehaviourandthewaywefeel.Afterallitstherstthingweregisterandthatweusetohelpassessthethingsaroundussuchaswhethercertainfoodsieblueonesmightbepoisonousforexample.Tounderstandtheseresponsesweneedtolookathowcolourworks.Essentiallywhenthelightreectedfromcolouredobjectsstrikestheretinasinoureyesthewavelengthsareconvertedintoelectricalimpulses.Thesepassintothepartofthebrainthatrulesourhormonesandendocrinesystemwhichareinstrumentalinregulatingourmoods.Unconsciouslythenoureyesandbodiesconstantlyadapttothesestimuliinuencingourimpulsesandperceptions.Whilethescienticstudyofcolourisasoldastimethestudyofcolourseffectsonourpsycheisonlyaboutacenturyyoung.Evenuntilonlyabouttwodecadesagothecommonperceptionwasthatbecauseourresponsetocolourissubjectiveitmustalsobeunpredictable.WhyforexampledidpeopleresponddifferentlytothesameshadeItwasleadingUKcolourpsychologistAngelaWrightwhobystudyingcolourharmoniesandtheoftenunconsciousthoughtprocessesrelatedtothemdevelopedameansofpredictingourresponsestocolourwithremarkableaccuracy.ItscalledtheColourAffectsSystemandworksontwolevelsThepsychologicalpropertiesofeachofthe11basiccoloursandtherolesthatvariationsintoneshuesandtintscanplayinachievingadesiredpsychologicaleffect.AkeyfactorinthisAngelarecognisedisthatitisnotonecolourthattriggersourresponsesbutacombinationofthemillionsofcolourshuestonesandtintsthehumaneyecandistinguish.Forexampleagreyskyoverasummercorneldwillevokequiteadifferentemotionthanwillagreywintersskydowntown.Thereforetherearenowrongcolourspersebutdifferentcolourschemesdopromptdifferentresponses.ToapplycolourpsychologysuccessfullyAngelaalsorecognisedtheneedtomatchtheindividualspersonalitywiththeappropriatetonalcolourfamily.Therearefouroftheseeachreectingnaturespatternsandeveryshadecanbecategorisedintooneofthem.Oncewehavemadethisconnectionshesayswecancreatecolourcombinationsthatwillhelpturnourhomesintospacesthatreectandsupportthepersonalitiesofthoselivingthere.Evenifverydifferentcharacterslivetogetherinonehousetherightcolourpalettecaneasetensionsandhelpcreateharmony.Dontpaintyourwallsgreenitmakesyouwanttorelaxandchillout.ReseneEdwardReseneRegentGrey88 illustrationsDeanProudfootSpringPersonalitytypeThesepeoplearespiritedenergeticmotivatedcharmingandeternallyyoung.Theyareneverdarkorheavyandusuallyworkinpeopleprofessionssuchasthemediaentertainmentorcaregiving.Theyhaveanaturalafnityfortheyoungandlovetheoutdoorsandarecleverbutnotinterestedinheavyacademicdebate.Onthedownsidetheycanbesingle-mindeddotoomanythingsatonceandbesupercial.MatchingcoloursWarmclearcolourssometimesbright.Theyneedstimulusaswellaseasesotheiridealpalettewillincludesoftcreampeachorturquoiseaswellasbrighterscarletscobaltorskybluesandemeraldgreensandpureyellows.SupportingneutralcoloursincludelightcamelFrenchnavyandlightwarmgreys.SummerPersonalitytypeCoolcalmcollectedgentleandinternallymotivated.Theirhumourissubtleandtheyloathevulgarity.Theyenjoycreatingorderoutofchaosandkeepingpeacehaveagreatsenseoftouchandoftenhaveananalyticalnature.TheymakegooddiplomatsartistsmusiciansandGPs.Ontheipsidetheycanseemaloofandunfriendly.MatchingcoloursCoolandsubtlesometimesdarkbutneverheavysuchasmaroonraspberryrosepinkgrapefruitandsagegreen.Goodneutralstosupportthemincludetaupedovegreyandcoolnavy.AutumnPersonalitytypeLikesummerpeopletheyareexternallymotivatedbutareeryintensestrongandpossiblyamboyant.Theyhavearigoroussenseofjusticeandenvironmentalawareness.Careersincludeonesthatdigbeneaththesurfacesuchaspoliceofcerspsychiatristsandinvestigativejournalists.Physicalcomfortisamustwhichiswhytheycantstandimsyfurniture.MatchingcoloursThepreferredcolourpaletteisoff-beatanddevoidofpureprimarycolours.Examplesincludetomatoburntorangeolivegreenterracottaandaubergine.Supportiveneutralsaremostshadesofbrown.WinterPersonalitytypeMostwinterpersonalitiesareinternallymotivatedobjectivesuper-efcientcondentandabhorclutter.Theyoftenpursuecareersingovernmentnancelmortheatreorthemedicalprofessions.Onthenegativesidetheycanappearelitistcoldanduncaring.MatchingcoloursInwinternaturalcoloursarefarandfewbetweenhencethewinterpersonalitywilloftenwearblackallwinterandwhiteallsummer.Thethingistheycanactuallypullitoff.Coloursthatworkwellwithblackaredramatichueslikejadegreenroyalpurpleandlemonyellow.Supportiveneutralsareblackwhiteandclericalgrey.TondoutwhatseasonyouaretryouttheReseneColourPersonalitygameatwww.resene.co.nzcolourpersonality.htm.Thefourpersonalitytypesandtheirtonalfamilies89 RedPhysicalPositiveRedrepresentsphysicalcouragestrengthwarmthenergyandexcitement.Itraisesourbloodpressurestimulatesappetiteandtendstomakeuslosetrackoftime.Pureredispowerfulandsoisbestusedasanaccentsuchasonepieceofredfurnitureoroneredsignaturewall.Elevatingyourheartratebypaintingyourbedroomredprobablyisntsuchagrandideabutmoresubduedhuessuchasburntorangeandterracottacanbecomfortingandcosyinabedroomorlivingarea.NegativeWhenmisusedoroverusedredcantriggeraggression.BlueIntellectualPositiveBlueisthecolourofintelligence.Stronghuesdenoteclearthoughtlighteronesmentalfocus.Itimprovesproductivityandsomightbeagoodchoiceforastudy.Certainshadesofbluerelaxsootheandmakeusfeelcalmwhichiswhytheyareoftenapreferredbedroomcolour.Blueisalsoconsideredtobecleanandsoworkswellinbathroomsandlaundryareas.NegativeBluecanexudecoldnessandaloofness.Inkitchensitseemstobelessdesirablepossiblybecauseofourprimitiveinstincttoavoidbluefoodsinfactitcanactasanappetitesuppressant.YellowEmotionalPositiveYellowisthecolourofoptimismcondenceextraversionemotionalstrengthfriendlinessandcreativity.Ittendstomakepeoplefeelhappyandenergetic.Butteryshadesofyellowareeasiertolivewith.NegativeToomuchyelloworthewrongtonecanpromptirrationalbehaviour.Itcanalsoinducefeardepressionandanxiety.GreenBalancePositiveGreenisatthecentreofthespectrumandsorepresentsharmonybalanceandpeace.Itsoothesandrelaxesandisthereforealsoahealingandreassuringcolour.Oliveandsagegreenshaveaneutraltimelesscharacterandarethereforeapopularofcecolour.NegativeGreencanelicitboredomstagnationandblandness.PurpleSpiritualPositivePurpleisthecolourofroyalty.Itisopulentandoftenassociatedwithmysteryandspiritualawarenessvisionluxuryauthenticitytruthandquality.Saturateddarkpurplecanaddpowerfulpunchtoaroomwhileasalavendertintitspopularwithlittlegirls.NegativeExcessiveusecancreateanintrovertedauraandpitchingitwronglycanscreamdecadencesuppressionandinferiorityorappearcheapandnasty.The11basiccolourstheirpsychologicaleffectsandtheareasofyourhometheycouldbegoodforReseneRedRedRedReseneLoblollyReseneTinkerbellReseneHappyHourReseneDeJaneiro90 OrangeyellowredPositiveOrangesarewarmpassionatesensualandfun.Thebrightershadesarecheerfulandtendtostimulatetheappetitemakingthemidealforkitchensanddiningroomswheretheyalsocreateacomfortablecosyatmosphere.NegativeFeelingsofdeprivationmostlikelywhenorangeiscombinedwithblackfrustrationimmaturityandlackofintellectualvalues.PinkredtintPositivePinksoothesratherthanstimulates.Infactresearchshowsitcanreduceangerhenceitsuseinprisons.Anurturingcolourwithachildlikeappealitisagoodchoiceforayounggirlsroomespeciallywhencombinedwithlavender.NegativeCansmackofinhibitionemotionalclaustrophobiaandphysicalweakness.GreyPositiveGreycanenhancecreativitysoitsagoodofcecolour.Asaneutralitprovidesanunobtrusiveandstylishbackgroundforallsortsofcolourcombinationsandfurnishingsinallkindsoflooks.NegativeUsedexcessivelygreycanexudealackofcondenceandfear.Puregreycanbesuppressiveanddepressing.BlackPositiveBlackcanbetimelessandglamorous.Itisalsothecolourofemotionalsafetyefciencysubstanceandexcellence.Psychologicallyblackcreatesprotectivebarriersasittotallyabsorbsalltheothercoloursofthespectrum.Combineitwithwhiteandbrightcoloursforamodernlookoruseblackfurnitureinaneutral-colouredroomforelegance.NegativeBlackrepresentsoppressioncoldnessseriousnessandweight.Itmakesroomsseemsmallertoo.WhitePositiveVisuallywhiteheightensourperceptionofspacesoitsidealforsmallrooms.Representinghygieneandcleanlinessitsalsoapopularchoiceforkitchensandbathrooms.Othertraitsincludepuritysimplicitysophisticationandefciency.NegativeCanindicatesterilitycoldnessbarriersunfriendlinessandelitismandcanmakewarmcolourslookgarish.BrownredyellowlotsofblackPositiveBrownisassociatedwithseriousnesswarmthnaturereliabilityandsupport.Itisasoothingcomfortablecolourandwearswellsoitsidealforafamilyroom.Combinedwithshadeslikepaleblueorfuchsiabrownscanalsobeexcitingandoozesophistication.Theyworkwellwithspicyorwarmcolourstooandyoullndashadethatllworkwellinmostrooms.NegativePickingitwronggivesanimpressionoflackofhumourandsophisticationandheaviness.ReseneHyperactiveResenePopstarReseneFoggyGreyReseneNeroReseneSorrellBrownReseneAlabaster91 step-by-stepwordsRachelMacdonaldwiththankstoartistElizabethWilliams0211467306YoullneedphotographtopaintfromcanvasReseneQuickDryAcrylicPrimerUndercoatResenetestpotsReseneMultishieldglazepencilspenrangeofpaintbrushesmixingpalettesealingsprayrulerpicturecordhanginghooks.Step1PreparethecanvaswithReseneQuickDryAcrylicPrimerUndercoattosmoothitstexturesothepaintwillgoonevenly.Usesmoothlightevenstrokesanddontforgettheedges.TipItsbettertoputontoolittleundercoatandthenaddtoitputtingontoomuchwillleavelinesinthepaint.Step3StartblockinginthecolourbeginningwiththedarkestcoloursineachareaofthebackgroundweusedResenetestpots.Workdownwardsfromthetopofthecanvassothatyoucanpaintoveranysplashes.TipForsmoothblendingworkwiththepaintstillwetforstrongcontrastwaituntiloneareahasdriedbeforestartingontheadjacentone.paintingapictureStep2Lightlysketchimageontothecanvasfromthephotographusingtherulertoscaleupthedimensions.Orifyoupreferabstractsjustgowildwithyourfavouritecolours.Selectthosethatalreadyfeatureintheroomanduseyourpaintingtobringthemalltogether.TipPlanyourcoloursatthispointsothatyouwillbeworkingfromdarkesttolightestwhenyoubegintopaint.94 picturesLucentMediaStep4Progressontothehighlightsanddetailsusingsmallerbrushesasappropriate.Whereyouwantthecolourunderneathtoshowthroughforatranslucenteffectthinthenextcoatwithalittlewater.TipWhenthinningthepaintdontaddtoomuchwatertoofastelseitwilldripeverywhere.Step6Mostpre-stretchedcanvasescomewithcanvastensionersthathelptostrengthenthemforhanging.Fittheseaccordingtothedirections.Thenscrewyourpicturehooksintotheinsideedgeoftheframesothatthepicturewillhangatonthewall.Step7HangyourartwhereitwilllookbestFormoreartideasvisittheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzartprojectsindex.htmadultartorwww.resene.co.nzartprojectskids.htmchildart.ReseneBrownDerbyReseneWildThingStep5ExperimentIfyourepaintingsandusesandortealeavestoaddtexture.Pourasmallamountintoasaucerandmixwiththepaint.Brushonasusual.SealcanvaswithReseneMultishieldtoprotectthepaintfromlightanddustandhelpitbondtothecanvas.ReseneBostonBlueReseneAstronautReseneAppleReseneAmazon95 ReseneEndorphinofftheshelfofftheshelfsittingprettyCombinetheantiqueaestheticandtraditionalseatingcomfortwiththequalityofmodernfurnituredesign033842999www.kovacs.co.nzReseneEndorphinbeautyunderfootAnotherhigh-qualitycarpetcollectioncreatedtocomplementmodernandtraditionalhomesalikeAvailablefromCavalierBremworthstockistswww.cavbrem.co.nzReseneBardotfabulouslyFrenchJustlandedthissuperb19thcenturyItalianfall-frontbureausecretairewithoriginalpolychromedecoration095246949www.frenchantiques.co.nzReseneGargoyle96 offtheshelfofftheplanetNestchairandLeafchairaward-winningfurniturehand-madeinThailandfromeco-friendlymaterials021440666www.planetfurniture.co.nzReseneAfcionadoold-stylenewsoundsIsitawirelessNoitsaradioCDplayerAllthemod-consinafabulouslyretropackage093582726www.thelimit.co.nzReseneSensualRedgardenwingsInjectaightoffancyintoyourgardensettingwithgorgeouscopperbutteriesgift-wrappedinpacksofve0800331333ReseneCarpeDiemlogitKeepaworkinglogofallaspectsofyourhomeownershipandacomprehensivehistoryofyourhomewiththeHomekeeperLogbookAvailablefromReseneColorShopsReseneDoubleSeaFog soakupthesunWherethesun-loungermeetsleading-edgedesigntakeintheoutdoorsinstyle093582726www.thelimit.co.nzgalatimeUnderstatedopulencefromdesignerUlfMoritzintheCrushGalawallpapercollectioncompletewithelegantcrinkledeffectssubtlebotanicalimagesandstrikingIndianpaisleyswww.pacwall.co.nzViewatReseneColorShopsNZonlyReseneSpanishWhitegetwashingIntroducingthesleekItalianspecialistinlow-noisehigh-poweredcleaninginthekitchenAvailablefromgoodappliancestockistswww.smeg.co.nzReseneNeroplaceslaidWhatarethebest-dressedtableswearingTheSucollectionfromLadelleofcoursewww.ladelle.com.auReseneWazzupthebathroombookFreshontotheshelvesisthelatesteditionoftheMicoBathroomsTheBathroomBook.Itfeaturesarangeofmodernbathroomsandstate-of-the-artbathroomware0800844448www.mico.co.nzReseneBreakwatershooyHowsthisforanewwaytominimisey-spotsDiscourageiesfromrestingonyourpaintwithReseneSpaceCoteFlatydeterrentAvailablefromReseneColorShopsReseneBuffaloofftheshelf98 Notallovensarecreatedequal.WhilemostmodernmodelsfeaturesimilarfunctionsitistheirstylingperformanceandtechnologythatputItalianSmegovensaheadoftheircompetition.Thecompanyoffersmorethan15freestandingovensinsizesrangingfrom60cmto150cmwidetoppedwithinductiongasorelectriccooktops.Thereareappliancestailor-madeforapartmentsandsmallhouseholdsatoneendofthescaleandmodelsdesignedforfull-onentertainingattheother.AllboastSmegssleekEuropeandesignandhighlyadvancedtechnology.AttheheadoftherangeistheSmegA5doubleoven.Finishedinstainlesssteelitstwocookingcavitiesare90cmand60cmwiderespectively.Theirdoorsaretripleglazedmakingthemsafetothetouchandtheyarecontrolledbytwoelectronicprogrammableclocktimers.Bothovenshaveeightfunctionseachwhichincludesfanforced.Theauxiliaryovenalsohasapizzafunctionandincludesapizzastoneandshovelasaccessories.Undertheheavy-dutytrivetsonthecooktopthesevengasburnersarelitbyautomaticelectronicignition.Theyincludetwohigh-joulewokburnersasemi-rapidandarapidburnertwoauxiliaryburnersandashburner.PracticalfunctionasideSmegalsostandsbehindthequalityofitsappliances.TheA5isdeliveredwithatwo-yearwarrantyonpartsandlabourvalidfromthedateofpurchase.SmegsovensareavailableinNewZealandfromKitchenThingsG2andBettaElectricalstores.Formoredetailsvisitwww.smeg.co.nz.heateddiscussionSmeghasalong-standingreputationforsignicantandongoinginvestmentintoresearchanddesign.Thiscomesthroughloudandclearinitsfreestandingovens.advertisingfeaturedeincveinbqar.KitilsginanheThradteaharodonsasssonectsebualserthNstA5Smeg150cm90x60freestandingoven99 goinggreenwordsRachelMacdonaldhowenergy-awareareyouTurnontheradiopickupthepapertuneintotheTVnewsanditsallovertheheadlinesglobalwarming.Thereareafewdissentingvoicessayingthattheworldisinacoolingcycleandonlytimewillshowiftheyreright.Therestoftheexpertsseemtofeelthatthingsaregettingwarmer.RegardlessofwhichsideoftheargumentyousupportmanyofthemeasuresbeingpromotedtoreducewasteandCO2emissionssimplycomedowntogoodstewardshipofourearthandmakingthebestuseoftheresourcescurrentlyavailabletous.HowwellareyoudoingattakingcareofyourenvironmentthoughTakeamomenttoroamthroughthisNewZealand4MillionCarefulOwnersquiz.CovertheanswersoppositeandseehowwellyoudoQuestions1.Howmuchmorefuelwouldyourcarusetravellingat100kmhrcomparedtocruisingat90kmhrA.5B.10C.152.Yourewaitinginyourcarforafriend.AfterhowlongwoulditbemoreefcienttoturnyourengineoffthenrestartitratherthancontinuingtoidleA.30secstooneminuteB.2minutesC.5-7minutes3.OnethirdofallcartripsinNewZealandonlycoverwhatdistanceA.1kmB.2kmC.5km4.1000peoplewhousuallydrivetheircars11kmtoworkandthenbackagaintakethetraininsteadforaweek.WhatsortofreductioningreenhousegasemissionswouldthisequalA.athreetonnereductionB.a13tonnereductionC.a23tonnereduction5.Youwanttoinsulateyourhomebutcantaffordtodotheentirehouse.Whichoptionwillbethemostcost-effectiveandenergy-effectiveinkeepingthehousewarmA.theoorB.theceilingC.thewalls6.HowmuchmoneydoestheaverageNewZealandhomespendinayearonstandbypowersuchaslightsandclocksonappliancesandusingtheremotetocontroltheTVA.20-30B.50-60C.80-907.Youregoingawayonholidayandwanttosaveelectricitywhileyoureaway.HowlongdoyouhavetobeawaytomakeitnanciallybenecialtoturnoffyourhotwatercylinderA.oneweekB.twoweeksC.threeweeks100 AnswersQuestion1AnswerC.Thefasteryougothemorefuelyourcarwilluse.Theextratimeitwouldtaketotravel50kmat90kmhrcomparedto100kmhrisonlyabout3minutesbutyouwillsaveupto15onfuelQuestion2AnswerA.Eventhoughyourengineusesupfuelwhenitneedstobere-startedtheamountissosmallthatthebreak-evenpointisbetween30secondsandoneminuteunlessyouvegotahybridcarofcourse.Question3AnswerA.OnethirdofallNewZealandcartripsarelessthanakilometrelongtwothirdsareundersixkilometerslong.Question4AnswerC.Thegreenhousegasemissionrateproducedby1000peopletravellingthatdistanceincarsandbackagainovertheperiodofaweekthats10tripsisroughly25tonnesofcarbondioxide.Thesamenumberofpeopletravellingbytrainonthesamerouteandforthesamenumberoftimeswouldaccountforonlyapproximatelytwotonnesofcarbondioxide.Question5AnswerB.Upto42ofheatlossesoccurthroughtheceilingwhereasabout24islostthroughthewallsand10throughtheoor.IfeveryhomeinNewZealandhadceilinginsulationwewouldsave7ofourcurrentresidentialenergyuse.Question6AnswerC.TheaverageNewZealandhouseusesbetween80and90ayearonstandbypowereachyear.Question7AnswerA.Ifyougoawayforaweekitisstillworthturningyourhotwatercylinderoffasitispointlesstowasteenergyyouarenotgoingtouse.Itwilltakeabouttwohoursforanaveragecylindertoheatthewaterupto60Cwhenyoureturn.Question8AnswerA.Surprisinglyamoderndishwasherismoreefcientasitdrawscoldwaterandusesaminimumamountofenergytoheatit.Question9AnswerC.Around350000NewZealandhouseholdshaveasecondfridgemostofwhicharenotveryenergyefcientandconsumeaminimumof75ofelectricityayear.Question10AnswerC.45oftheaveragerubbishbincouldbecomposted14storeysworthofrubbish.Thatsahugewasteofspaceandalotofthegreenhousegasmethaneproducedinourlandlls.Question11AnswerA.YouonlyneedtoplantonetreetoabsorbtheCO2producedfromsuchatrip.ThisistheamountofCO2thetreewouldremovefromtheatmosphereoveritslifetimeabout28yearsforapinetree.Question12AnswerA.Abarheateristhemostefcientoption.Thisisbecauseitheatsonlythethingsitsees.Soitonlyneedstoheatyounotthewholeroom.8.Youvehostedadinnerpartyandhavelotsofdishestowash.WhichoptionusestheleastamountofelectricityA.yourdishwashersettoeconomyB.washingbyhand9.HowmuchmoneyayeardoyouspendonrunningyourbeerfridgeA.35B.55C.7510.EachmonthNewZealandersdisposeofenoughrubbishtollarugbyeldto30storeyshigh.OnaveragehowmuchofthiscouldbecompostedA.threestoreysB.ninestoreysC.14storeys11.YouliveinWellingtonandyouareyingtoSingapore.HowmanypinetreeswouldittaketoabsorbthegreenhousegasemissionsproducedbyyourplaneA.oneB.veC.2012.YourewatchingTVinoneroomofthehouse.WhichheatingoptionwillkeepyouwarmandusetheleastamountofelectricityA.athree-barheaterinfrontofyouB.athree-noilcolumnheaterinthemiddleoftheroomC.awall-panelheateronathermostatWiththankstotheNewZealand4MillionCarefulOwnerswebsite.Formorefactsandguresvisitwww.4million.org.nz.101 OvertheyearsDIYershavekindlysentinlotsoftipsandideastomakedecoratingeasier.Aselectionoftheseispresentedforyoureducationandinsomecasesforyouramusement.Wehopeyoundthesegemsfromfellowdecoratorsuseful.PleasenotethatthesetipshavenotbeentestedbyHabitatandareincludedbelowassuppliedtous.IfyouhavebeenaDIYerinthepastbutnowallyourpaintbrushesarehardandcrustysoftenhardpaintbrushesbyputtingtheminanoldtinwithvinegarandalittlesoappowder.Bringtotheboilthenrinsethoroughlyinwarmwater.Yourpaintbrusheswillbereadytouseagain.FromBelindaWelchReseneBlingBlingToremovegluefromawoodenooruseawallpaperremoverthatgivesoffsteam.Wehadtriedeverythingelse-evenaspadetotrytoscrapeitoff.Afterholdingthesteamerontotheglueforacoupleofminuteswecouldscrapetheglueoffwithjustapaintscraper.Itsavedushoursofwork.Makesureyouuseamask.FromJoanneWilsonResenePohutukawaWhendecoratingaroompaintastickorsmallboardwithyourchosencolourstocarrywithyouwhenchoosingfabricsaccessoriesetc.FromMegTyreDIYtipsReseneDoubleSpanishWhiteReseneCarawaytipsandtricksReseneJandalWhenpaintingstairspainteverysecondstepandallowtodrycompletelybeforepaintingtheremainingsteps.Thiswillallowyoutokeepusingthestairswhileyouaredecorating.ReseneRagingBull104 Ifyouhaveahandytipofyourowntosharewedlovetohearfromyouemailtoadviceresene.co.nzsubjectHabitatDIYtip.Whenpaintingoutsidewindowsplacemaskingtapearoundthealreadypaintedareasandthewindowstoavoidunwantedpaintsplashes.Makesureyoutakethemaskingtapeoffbeforethepaintdries.FromLizandStuGunnIfyouhaveabitofspotprimingtodoonyourroofuseapoptopdrinkbottletoholdthepaint.Justsquirtadroponthespotyouwishtoprimeandbrushtheprimerout.Thebottleiseasytosealandcanbeputintoyourpocketandthebrushslippedintoaplasticbag.Noneedtocartacanaround.FromDGMansellApplypetroleumjellyoverdoorhandlesandhingesbeforepaintingtostopthepaintstickingtothem.Alternativelyfoilwrapdoorhandlesandotherhardwarebeforepaintingtokeepthemsplatterfree.FromRBrooksResenePalmSugarWhenusingarollerusezigzagstrokescoveringthesurfaceinawshape.Keeptherolleronthesurfaceatalltimesasifyouletitspinitwillspraythepaintaround.Finishtherollinginonedirection.FromStanRichardsWhenpaintingafeaturewallusetape.Tapethesidewallsandtheskirtingboardstoprotectagainstpaintsplashes.Whenyouarecuttingintotheceilinguseacuttinginbrush.FromKatrinaWijohnReseneBeachcomberReseneAspiringResenePavlovaWhenpaintingceilingswearaplasticshowercaptostoppaintdrippingonyourhead.FromLyndaVoyle105 10offGet10offtherecommendedretailpriceofanycorktilesintheCortiarangewhenyoupresentyourReseneColorShopCard.0800332675www.corkconcepts.comOfferexcludesinstallationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.theultimatedecoratingcardjustgotbetterReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersAswellasthediscountsonpurchasesatReseneColorShopsyoucannowpresentyourReseneColorShopCardelsewhereandenjoydiscountsonarangeofproductsandservicesfromfurnitureartworkandtilesthroughtoroadsideassistance.SimplypresentyourReseneColorShopCardorquoteyourcardnumbertotakeadvantageofthesegreatoffers.Offersarevaliduntil30September2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffersatanytime.Formoreinformationonallthesegreatoffersandmoreseewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nz.OffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil30September2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.discountsGetadiscountoffGlengarrysextensiverangeofqualitywinebeerandspiritseverytimeyoushop.0800733505salesglengarry.co.nzwww.glengarry.co.nzDiscountsvarybyalcoholtypeandarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.15offGet15offtherecommendedretailpriceonanypurchaseincludescustomframing.0800101015artforartssakextra.co.nzOfferexcludessaleoralreadydiscounteditemsArtforArtsSakeloyaltycardsandgiftvouchers.HirepoolRenovatingyourhomeismadeeasywithHirepool.WhetheryourjobisbigorsmallHirepoolhasasolutiontomakethejobeasier.Andnowitisevenbettervaluewitha15discountforReseneColorShopCardholders.VisityourlocalHirepoolbranch56nationwide.Hirepoolhiretheexperience.www.hirepool.co.nzDishsave25SubscribetoDishthemagazinedesignedtoinspireyoutocookandeatgoodfood.Oneyear6issuesforonly39.95Gotowww.dish.co.nzanddownloadtheReseneColorShopCardholderspecialoffer.Offerstartswithnextavailableissue.106 250off250offacustommadeQuarellaQuartzorPlatinumGraniteBenchtop.0800buytilesor0800289845www.tilewarehouse.co.nzOffermustbepresentedattimeofquotationandmaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherpromotion.Offeronlyvalidforpurchasesover3000.OffersarevalidinNewZealandtoReseneColorShopCardholdersonlyuntil30September2007andarenotavailableinconjunctionwithanyotherofferdiscountorpromotion.Allcompaniesreservetherighttoamendorupdatetheiroffers.Seewww.resene.co.nzcolorshopcardoffers.co.nzoryourReseneColorShopforfulldetails.ReseneColorShopCardReseneColorShopCardspecialoffersPurchaseaDesignMobelPAUSEbedfromBedpostandreceivethemattressforhalfprice.FormoreinfoonPAUSEanddetailsofyournearestBedpoststockistvisitdm.co.nzorcall0800BEDPOST.OfferavailableonlyfromparticipatingBedpostretailersuntil30September2007.Offermaynotbeusedinconjunctionwithanyotherretailpromotionalofferordiscount.ReseneColorShopCardmustbepresentedonpurchase.OfferappliestothePAUSEbedonly.TopGearNZsave30SubscribetoTopGearNZthelocalversionofthebiggest-sellingUKcarmagazine.Oneyear12issuesforonly74.95.Gotowww.topgearnz.co.nzanddownloadtheReseneColorShopCardholderspecialoffer.Offerstartswithnextavailableissue.TheLimitspecialsBabymobile230AdjustableSlide150www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.TheLimitspecialsFoldupSnowSledstwoperson125single99Crosley4in1AntiqueRecordPlayer550www.thelimit.co.nzThesespecialpricesareinclusiveofGSTanddeliveryNZwide.nointerestnorepaymentsCarpetCourtoffersnointerestandnorepaymentsforsixmonthsonpurchaseofcarpet.www.carpetcourt.co.nzCreditandcontractconditionsapplyexcludescloseoutsandsecondsavailableatparticipatingstorescheckavailabilitywithotherpromotions.freecleanFreedeckorpathcleanupto20sqmwitheveryhousewash.0800JTWASH0800589274www.jtpropertywash.co.nzAvailabletoReseneColorShopCardholdersonly.Notavailableinconjunctionwithanyotheroffer.Get12.5offallVen-Lu-ReeproductswhenyoupresentyourReseneColorShopCard.Withfreein-homeconsultationsanda3yearunconditionalwarrantyonworkmanshipandmaterialsVen-Lu-Reeistheperfectchoiceforwindowcoveringstoenhanceyourhome.0800836587www.venluree.co.nzOffermustbepresentedatrstappointmentandmaynotbeusedwithanyotherpromotion.107 wordsAnyaKusslercolourfulpeoplehealthyoutlookBethHarmanCEORonaldMcDonaldHouseAroundalargetablesurroundedbycomputersandpaperworkweenjoythelargestdatesconesIveeverseenaswellascasualbanteraboutrainyowershowsandU2.ThenBethopensdiscussionaboutrathermoreserioushealthcaretopics.Bethsconcernsarejustied.AfterallsheistheCEOofRonaldMcDonaldHouseRMHwhichprovidesfreeshelterandsupportforfamiliesofsickchildrenwhoselocalregionalhospitalisnotfundedtoprovidethemedicalcaretheyrequire.SetinthegroundsofAucklandHospitalthis58-roomestablishmentisoneof261suchserviceprovidersworldwide.IttakescareoffamiliesfromalloverNewZealandwhohavetotraveltoseekspecialistservicessuchasheartsurgeryneo-natalintensivecaretransplantsoncologyandimmunology.Whatweactuallydoisprovideanurturingenvironmentforparentswhondthemselvesintheworstsituationpossiblenotknowingwhethertheirchildhasalife-threateningconditionshesays.StarshipandNationalWomensspecialistpaediatricserviceshaveBethHarmanischarmingcalmandcaringoneofthosepeopleyoucanthelpbutwarmto.Whenwemeetinsteadofgettingstraightdowntobusinesssheinvitesmetosharemorningteawithherandsevenofherworkcolleaguesrst.108 greatlyimprovedtheoutcomesforchildrensufferinglife-threateningdiseasesorlife-compromisingillnesses.AlthoughitisdifcultinconvenientandsometimesnanciallydisablingtoleavehomefamilyandcommunityandcometoAucklandnoparentwoulddenytheirchildeverychanceforgoodhealth.Beinghereforaslongittakeshelpsmakethathappen.AndhowdidBethanex-Christchurchgirlwhohasspentmostofherworkinglifeinhigh-leveljobsforadvertisingmogulsincludingColensoandSaatchiSaatchigetinvolvedinthiscauseIwantedtohavemoreinputintheproductsIwaspromotingshesays.SoafterthebirthofheryoungestchildEloiseshedecidedtobreakoutofthecycleanddidanMBA.NotlongaftercompletingthatshetookonaroleasmarketinganddevelopmentmanagerattheAucklandArtGallery.Ijustlovedthebalancebetweenbeinginvolvedinabuildingprojectmarketingthegalleryandfundraisingsheenthuses.ThenafteranunintendeddetourbackintotheadvertisingworldhelpingrunanagencyboughtbyherpartnerPeterBethsaystheRMHroleprettymuchdroppedintoherlap.Shefoundherselftakingona7.7millionprojectthatinvolvedeverythingfromabuildingcontractandmajorrefurbishmenttobudgetingorganisationalchangeandfundraising.ButtheskillsIacquiredwhileworkingatthegalleryequippedmewellforthenewjobshesays.Sheadmitstoothatshewasdenitelyattractedtotherolebecauseoftheadrenalinerushthatcomeswithcompletingamammothprojectwithinasettimeframeandbasedonlyoncommunitysupport.Italsoallowedhertoindulgeinherpassionfordesignusingherairtocreateanupliftingcomfortableenvironmentfortheresidentfamilies.Theendresultiswelcomingandinvitingspaciousandfeaturinggrey-huedqualityfurnishingswithcheerfultouchesofredandorangecourtesyofReseneaswellasstunningvistasacrossthecityandsea.IwantedittohaveadomesticfeelbutitalsoneededtobepracticalandstaylookinggoodforafewyearssaysBeth.Thereisdenitelyacorrelationbetweenhowwellwelookafterthisenvironmentandhowwellthefamiliesherelookafterwhatweprovide.Bethscompassionandunderstandingisnotsurprisingseeingsheisthemotherofvechildrenofherown.Heroldestsonsaged34and22liveinMelbournewhileherthirdboya19-year-oldunistudent17-year-olddaughterandyoungestdaughteraged14allliveathome.AndIhaveonegrandchildwhoisonlyfouryearsyoungerthanmyyoungestchildshegrinsproudly.BesideshavingabunchofoffspringtoorganiseBethsaysherchallengeforthenextyearistofocusonfundraisingandturningRMHintoacompletelyself-fundingoperationlongterm.Andoncethatsdoneanddustedshedoesntknowwhathernextmissionwillbe.Whatweactuallydoisprovideanurturingenvironmentforparentswhondthemselvesintheworstsituationpossiblenotknowingwhethertheirchildhasalife-threateningconditionshesays.ReseneCestLaVieReseneWarholpicturesKallanMacLeod109 ReseneDizzyLizzyReseneBrightSparkPieceoftimbersuchascustomwoodReseneQuickDryAcrylicPrimerUndercoatReseneMagneticMagicReseneDizzyLizzyReseneBlueJeansPaintbrushPhotographsFoamself-adhesivelettersRareearthmagnetsorfoamshapesandmagnetictapetomakemagnetsReseneDaisyChainSTICKEMUPReseneRollercoasterReseneYabbadabbadooFormorechildrensartprojectsvisittheResenewebsitewww.resene.co.nzartprojectskids.htm wordsHenriettaVaughanpicturesLucentMediaReseneBlueJeansCuttheboardtodesiredsizeifnecessary.Sealtheboardwithundercoat.PainttheboardwithReseneMagneticMagic.Thiswillrequireatleasttwocoatswiththreehoursbetweenthemtoallowthepainttodry.Itisagoodideatotryitoutwithmagnetsasyoucanapplyextracoatsifnecessary.Applytwotopcoatsinthecolourofyourchoice.WeusedReseneDizzyLizzyandReseneBlueJeansfromtheReseneKidzColourrange.Oncecompletelydryyoucanaddthefoamlettersandotherdecorations.Rememberthatyouareputtingphotosontotheboardsokeepitsimple.Finallyaddyourphotosandholdtheminplaceusingyourrareearthmagnets.WhenwashingoutyourbrushafterusingtheReseneMagneticMagicitisagoodideatouseaplasticbowlifpossiblesotheironinthepaintdoesntgetleftsittinginastainlesssteelsink.ReseneTickledPink fromyouheyHabitatCongratulationsThisletterhaswonitswriterthisissuesHeyHabitatbestletterprize.Wellbeintouch.HaveyoumovedLetusknowyouroldaddressandyournewoneandwellmakesureyoukeepreceivingHabitat.Toupdateyourmailingaddressemailupdateresene.co.nzwithUpdateHabitatmagazinedetailsinthesubjectline.IfyouareaColorShopCardholderpleaseincludeyourcardnumber.Orcall0800RESENENZor1800738383AUST.FromKevinRecentlyIvisitedaReseneColorShopandwasaskedtopayaPaintWiselevy.WhatisthisandwhatisitusedforA.ThePaintWiselevyiscollectedonbehalfofthenon-protReseneFoundation.ThismoneytogetherwithcontributionsfromReseneisusedtorunapaintandpaintpackagingrecoveryprogramme.CurrentlythisinitiativerunsinAucklandWaikatotheBayofPlentyandmuchoftheSouthIslandandislikelytostartintheLowerNorthIslandin2007.Good-qualityrecoveredwaterbornepaintgoesfreeofchargetocommunitygroupsmetalcansarerecycledandsolventbornepaintgoestosolventrecoverytoretrievethesolventsandreusetheminotherindustries.Formoreinformationseewww.resene.co.nzpaintwise.htm.FromKarenWeareplanningtoredecorateourve-year-oldsbedroomandwanttodomorethanjustpaintthewallsadifferentcolour.FriendshavementionedblackboardpaintsandmagneticpaintshowdotheyworkandwouldtheybesuitableA.ReseneMagneticMagicisabasecoatthatcontainsironoxides.SimplypainttwocoatsontoapreparedsurfacethenovercoatwithaResenetopcoatinthecolourofyourchoice.IfyouwantyoucanovercoatitwithReseneBlackboardPaintforamagneticblackboardthatyoucandrawonwithchalkandstickmagnetsonto.Thebestmagnetstousearerareearthmagnets.ItsagreatwaytoputpostersupwithoutanyannoyingpinmarksinthewallsFromIvanIamlookingforsomeinformationaboutwhitewashing.WhatpaintdoyouuseandhowdoyouapplyitIgetalltheResenebooksandsawyourarticleinHabitat.Wearetryingtogetthesamelookforourproject.A.WerecommendReseneWaterborneColorwoodRockSalttoblondtimberwithapolyurethaneovercoatsuchasReseneQristalClearorReseneAquaclear.Ifanon-yellowingsystemisrequiredthenuseReseneUracrylClearovertheReseneRockSalt.BeforewehadReseneWaterborneColorwoodRockSaltsomepeoplewouldusethinnedoutReseneEnamelUndercoatasawipingstaintogivethatblondingeffect.IfthesurfacehasbeenpreviouslypaintedyoucoulduseResenePaintEffectsMediumtintedwhitetogetthelook.FromSallyWearecurrentlytryingtoselectsomecoloursforourhomeandarendingthatsometimeswhenweusetestpotsthecolourlooksverydifferenttothewetpaintinthetestpot.A.Paintcoloursdochangedependingonwhetherthepaintiswetordry.Somesubtletiesinthecolourmaynotbeobviousinthewetpaint.Thisiswhywealwaysrecommendpaintingthecolourontoalargepieceofcardortheareabeingpainted.Differentlightingadjacentcoloursandothersurfacesintheroomcanallaffectthewayacolourappears.WhenviewingcoloursonacolourchartmakesureyouuseagreyisolatorfreefromReseneColorShopstocoverupnearbycolours.Thiswillallowyoutofocusjustontheshadeyouareconsideringwithoutbeingdistractedbyitsneighbours.Coloursalsolookverydifferentwhentheyareonasmallswatchcomparedtowhentheyrepaintedonafullwall.Theytendtolookmuchstrongerenmassesoifindoubtitsometimespaystoselectalighterstrengthcolour.FromRayWhenIreceivedthelastissueofHabitatandopenedthewrapperIwasmetwithverystrongpetrochemicalodours.Theypresumablyresultfromthetypeofinkused.Myunderstandingisthatvegetable-basedinksandawiderangeofCFC-freerecycledpapersareavailableatlittleifanycostpremiumandareappropriateforthistypeofpublication.Iwouldthereforeencouragethecompanytoconsideritsinksandpaperspriortothepublicationofthenextedition.A.Thesmellyourefertoisthesolventfromthesheet-fedcoverinknotfromthepaperwhichhaslittleifanysmell.ThepaperweuseisprobablythemostenvironmentallyfriendlyA2gradeavailable.ThestockisElementallyChlorineFreeECF.ThisdoesnotmeanitsentirelychlorinefreebutthechlorineisdramaticallyReseneKidmanReseneAlluring112 reducedandthebleachingisessentiallyachievedusinghydrogenperoxide.Inthepastchlorinewasusedasthesolebleachingagentproducingdioxinasaby-product.VeryfewpapermanufacturersproduceA2graderecycledpaperasitisexpensiveandthequalityisnotnearlyasgoodaspaperfromvirginpulppapercanonlyberecycleddowningradenotup.Andforthenamerecycledtohaveanycredibilityitshouldindicatetheuseofpost-consumerwaste.Allmillsproducingso-calledrecycledA2gradesprimarilyusewastepulpfromthepapermanufacturingprocesswhichisnotthereforeactuallyrecycled.Alsonastychemicalshavetobeusedintheproductionofrecycledpapertoremovetheink.Thenthesludgehastobedisposedofbydumpingorincineration.Newsprintisrelativelyeasytorecycleasthereisnotasmuchinktoremovebutitcanonlybere-usedaspackingmaterialsandlow-gradecardboardetc.OurA2papercomesfrommanufacturersthatusepulpfromsustainablymanagedforestsandhaveclosed-loopmanufacturingsystems.Thismeanswaterandby-productsarerecycleduptosixorseventimesbeforebeingtreatedfordisposal.Ourprinterusesafterburnersandovensonitswebpressestoburnoffthesolventsfromtheinkproducing99airandwatervapour.Therearethereforenochemicalsinvolvedandshouldbeminimalsmellfromtheweb-printedsections.Theinksusedcontainnotoxicheavymetalsorrawmaterialsthatcouldleadtotheformationoftoxicsubstancessuchasdioxines.Theymainlyconstituteunproblematichydrocarboncompoundssuchasmineralandnaturaloilsandresins.Theirchlorinecontentaveragesafewtenthsofapercentwhichisaboutthesameasmanynaturalproductsandfoodstuffs.Thereforeitisnosurprisethatprintedpaperscanbecompostedwithoutanynegativeeffectsonthegarden. gardenwordsRobynYouseffarfromretiring picturesPaulMcCredieWithspectacularviewsoverWaimanuLagoontheWaikanaeRiverestuaryandKapitiIslandouttoseaRosemaryandLauriePetherickhavecreatedahomeandgardeninperfectharmonywithawonderfulnaturalsettingatWaikanaeBeach.Thecouplewantedtomakethehomeappeartodisappearintothelandscapehighlightingitasahouseatthebeachratherthanabeachhouse.TheysucceededbycombininggreatdesignsforboththehouseandgardenandthroughthecleveruseofnaturalcoloursthatechotheexpansiveviewsfromtherangesintheeasttoKapitiIslandinthewest.ThesearecoloursthatreectthetonesofthesandgrasstoetoeagsandtheskyasRosemaryandLauriesay.InJanuary1995thePethericksalongwithRosemaryssisterandherhusbandboughttwoneighbouringsectionschosenfortheirlocationandproximitytobeachandriverwiththeaimofbuildingretirementhomesthereinthefuture.Thefamilyhasalongandmemorableconnectionwiththispartofthecountry.LauriesfamilyhadabachatWaikanaefrom1949.WelivedinWanganuiandholidayedeveryyearwithfamilyatWaikanaestayinginacaravanparkedonmysistersoriginalsectionRosemaryexplains.WhentheyrstboughtthebeachsectionRosemaryandLauriesketchedoutagroundoorlayoutthemselves.Thetotaldesignwascompletedin1998byarchitectMarkSouthcombewhowasthenbasedinWanganui.ThedesignincludesattractivecurvedroofstomaximiseheightwhilekeepingwithinbuildingregulationsandviewsthroughthehouseofferamazingvistasfrombothlevelsacrosstothemajesticrangesintheeastandKapitiIslandinthewest.ConstructionofthenewhomewascompletedinDecember1999withthecouplecelebratingthenewmillenniumthere.TheyhavelivedtherepermanentlynowsinceMay2002.HappilysettledintheirhomenearthebeachLauriesaysheenjoystheuniquenessoflocation.ForRosemaryitsthesamereallybutshedescribesitasthedramaticlandscapethatsurroundsourhome.Theretiredcouplehavealwaysbeenkeengardeners.TheylivedinWanganuiformorethan30yearswheretheydevelopedalargegardenwhichwasopenedtothepubliconseveraloccasions.Therewasalotofhardlandscapinginitiallytoshapeaslopingsectionandplantingofsheltertrees.Thiswasfollowedby80camelliasalargenumberofnativeplantsandtreesandanorchardandvegetablegarden.Duringourlasttenyearstherewedevelopedagullywithanativebushwalkpondandaswamparea.WhiletheirgardenatWaikanaeBeachisverydifferentinsizestyleandsettingandrequiresfarlessmaintenancethantheWanganuipropertythePetherickshaveestablishedanexceptionalseasideshowpiecehereafterlotsofcarefulplanningandplanting.TheirgardenhasalreadybeenheadlinedintwoleadingpublicationsincludingonebythevenerablegardeningwriterJulianMatthews.Itisagreatexampleofsuccessfulcoastalgardeninghighlightingtheuseofplantspeciesinanexposedsandycoastalenvironment.Theyhavealsohostedseveralvisitsfromgardenclubgroups.Thecoupledidallthedesignhardgraftinpreparationandplantingofthegardenareasthemselves.Thisincludesanoverowgardenontheadjacentreservecompletedwiththelocalcouncilsblessing.before115 Wedesignedtheplantingstotthelandscapeandalsotosoftentheimpactofthetwo-storeyedhouseespeciallyasitisviewedfromthereservenextdoor.AndasLauriesaysItsgreattogetpositivefeedbackfromvisitorsandweenjoytheverysociableinteractionwithpeoplewalkingpast.Theirworkwasnotalwayseasywiththegardensborderingtheriverandseaandopentohighwindsinthiscoastalzone.Thebeachgardenonformersanddunesisexposedtowindandsaltspraywhilethelagoonwaterfronteliminatesthewind-blownsandthatplaguesnearbybeachfrontsections.Thenewgardenalsohadtoaccommodatefairlydistinctclimateconditionsindifferentpartsofthesection.Andthecouplehadtoselectappropriateplantstodealwithdroughtconditionsandwaterrestrictionstoo.Borewaterwasusedalongwithcompostingandmulchingtoestablishtheplantsbutsandre-surfacingandwaterabsorptioncontinuestobeaproblem.ThesearecoloursthatreectthetonesofthesandgrasstoetoeagsandtheskyasRosemaryandLauriesay.alternativeideasforthisexterioronpages118-121116 OutdoorfurnitureDevonPotsPunapotsfromNurezExteriorcladdingRockcotenishedinReseneBuffSquareplanterfromCommunityArtsCentreGalleryWanganuiWindowsillsTilesfromMorrisandJamesonthefollowingpagesndtwoalternativestylesuggestionsFenceOndulinepaintedwithReseneLustacryltintedtoReseneRopeandReseneEnamacrylMetallictintedtoReseneMagmaPavingPalermopaversinBiscottoRosemaryandLauriechoseavarietyofhardyspecieswithcloseplantingforrootsupport.Theykeptthesettingnaturalwherepossibleforthenativeplantsgrassesandsucculents.Specimensthathaveourishedinthisseasideoasisincludecordylineorcabbagetreescycadswithsomesheltercorokiaphormiumoraxesmuehlenbeckialibertiasandgrassesincludingcarexunciniafestucaamenanthelechionochloamiscanthusandpoa.Othersuccessfulplantsincludeeuphorbiagenistapalmscoprosmapohutukawaoleariahebesandahugeselectionofsucculentsandcacti.ThesehaveallprovedtheyrerealsurvivorssaysRosemary.Theyhavealsoincorporatedacollectionofmaterialscollectedfromlocalbeachesincludingblackvolcanicrockspumicedriftwoodspongesandseashells.Ahaharetainingwallwhichmarkstheboundaryontwosidesofthepropertyhasbeenmadefromrusticrailwaysleepers.AlargetufaballwaterfeaturewassourcedfromLivingStoneinGreytown.ThecoupletookadvicefromtheirarchitectonthecolourschemefortheoutsideofthehouseusingRockcotecladdingpaintedwithReseneBuffalongwithReseneOliveGreenononewallandtheentryscreen.Theexteriorshadewaschosenspecicallytoblendseamlesslyintothecolourofthebackdropnomatterwhatangleitisviewedfrom.Howeveritsbeenthepaintedcourtyardwallthathasattractedseriousattention.Locatedonthenorthernsideofthehousethisisawell-usedretreatthegatesofwhichcanalsobeopeneduptotheviewincalmweather.Manylocalshavechangedtheirfencingplanstocopyours.SomepeopleincludinganarchitectthoughtitwascopperandwonderedhowmuchithadcostlaughsLaurie.ThefenceisblackOndulinepaintedwithacoatofacrylicprimerReseneLustacrylandtwocoatsofmetallicReseneEnamacrylMagma.ItwasappliedbybrushbutLauriebelievesitwouldhavebeenmuchquickertosprayitonbecauseofthestippledabsorbentsurfaceoftheOnduline.Thefencehasbeeninstalledclosetotheexposedbeachenvironmentfornearlytwoyearsandstilllookslikeshinynewcopperhesays.ThewallplaquethatlookssoeffectiveonthecopperbackgroundisbypotterBillDavieswhoalsolivesatWaikanaeBeach.TherearealsothreePunapotsonthewallfromNurezDesigninTauranga.AsforfutureplansfortheWaikanaegardentheresnomajorchangeontheagenda.JustsometweakingandthemaintenanceweedingmulchingandsomerenewalordivisionofplantsthePetherickssay.ThatshouldleaveplentyoftimeforLaurietobedownattheWaikanaeRivermouthateveryopportunitykite-boardingheclaimsitsthebestspotinWellingtonoroutonhisshingboat.Rosemaryenjoyshelpingotherpeoplewiththeirgardensaswellasdoingcommunityvoluntaryworkwalkingreadingsortingthefamilyarchivesandbeingagrandmothertoone.ReseneBuffReseneLightBeigeReseneOliveGreenReseneBrandyReseneMagmaReseneRope117 alternativesolutionBoldcolourandlushplantingcreatearelaxedtropicaloasis.ReseneMeltingMomentillustrationBruceBryant118 MelissaGrovefromAmbrosiaGrovesuggeststhisalternativelandscapingschemeOrganicandfree-owingformscombinedwithnaturalmaterialscreateanintimatefeelinthistropical-inspiredteagarden.Thesideentranceisdisguisedbyaraisedbedofpolishedstone.Thisembracesthelawnandthecurvedpondjoiningawalkwayofloose-formatIndiansandstone.Lushfoliageindifferentshadesofgreenprovidesadenseborderforprivacyandharmony.Therestfulcircleoflawnlendsitselftoentertainingofferingaseatingareaideallysuitedtorelaxedfurnitureandfunkyfabric.CushionscouldbeusedtocomplementthebrightcoloursofCallaliliesandbromeliads.Rocksmistersandrecessedlightingaddtothepeacefulnatureofthisoutdoorroom.ReseneAphrodisiacReseneHighCountryReseneOhBehavedwarfredbananaalocasiaandpinkbromeliadFurnitureOriginInteriors099789244www.origininteriors.co.nzMelissaGroveAmbrosiaGrovephone092622188emailmelissa.grovextra.co.nzwebsitewww.ambrosiagrove.co.nzorangecallalillyIndiansandstoneDesignerStone092353604ReseneCraigieburn119 alternativesolutionFunuseofcolourcreatesaromanticalfrescodiningarea.ReseneLimeWhiteillustrationBruceBryant120 YolandaAlbafromBloomingGardenproposesthisalternativegardendesignThissimpleeasy-caregardenprovidesaromanticsettingforalfrescodining.AbackdropoftrellisfencingcoveredinfragrantStarJasminereplacesthecorrugatedironwallattherearofthespace.Theplantingfeaturescontrastingtonesofblackwhitelimeandpink.WithitsfuchsiaowersthegroundcoverofSpanishShawlisalow-maintenancealternativetolawnandaddsaboldaccent.BlackMondograssprovidesaborderaroundasmallsquareofgreypavingstonesjustlargeenoughforatablefortwo.KingBromeliadswithbiglime-greenleavesandtiger-likestripesintroduceatouchofdrama.Thelightingadjustablelow-voltagecopperttingswithbluetintltersismountedontopofthefencetoilluminatetheplantingandcastromanticmoonlightshadowsacrossthepaving.ReseneAubergineReseneBlushReseneMarinerstarjasmineKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzmondograssKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzYolandaAlbaBloomingGardenphone096303375mobile021634595emailyolandabloominggarden.co.nzHunzalightingJennyPullarLandscapeGardenDesign098203520www.jennypullar.co.nzPavingPierceGardenLandscapeCentre095793750ReseneCitronkingbromeliadKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nzSpanishshawlKingsPlantBarn0800PLANTSwww.kings.co.nz121 keepingitKiwiTheywerescepticalatrstbutacoupleofAussiepaintershavebeenwonoverbyResenepaints.wordsPennyLewisWorkinginexclusivePointPiperonSydney-basedNewZealandarchitectChrisHowesownhometheywerentfamiliarwiththeproductandwerethereforereluctanttoprovideacompletewarrantyfortheirwork.HoweverHoweinsistedonspecifyingReseneatacrylicReseneHalfPearlLustaforallinteriorwallsthesamecolourinsemi-glossenamelforalldoorsandjoineryandReseneSonyx101inReseneHalfSpanishWhiteontheexterior.NowthosepaintersareconvertsandintendtokeepitKiwiinthefuture.ChrismovedtoSydneyveyearsagotosetupBossleyHoweArchitectsajointventurewithAucklandarchitectPeteBossley.HespeciesReseneforallhisprojectsbutitsnotjustKiwipridethatmakeshimdoit.ItsmybeliefthatweshouldsupportNewZealandcompaniesiftheirproductsareequaltoorbetterthantheirAustraliancounterparts.IhavenodoubtatallthatResenepaintisthebestonthemarketinAustraliahesayscitingtechnologicallyadvancedformulasandgreatcoverageandwearabilityasthekeyreasonsbehindhispreference.ChrissaysforthelasteightyearstheinteriorwallsofhisownhomeshavefeaturedResene.InditstheonlyatpaintsuitableforwallswehavetwoboyswhoarenotkindonhousesWhilemanypeoplemistaketheHowesPointPiperresidenceforanewhomeitisactuallyanextensiverenovation.WhenChriswifeBetsyandboysCharlie7andHarry11rstmovedintothe1923deceasedestatetheirfriendsweretakenaback.SomesaiditwasntjusttheworsthouseinthestreetbutinthewholesuburblaughsChris.122 Theroofleakedlikeacolanderandsomeemergencyrepairshadtobecarriedoutwhenoneoftheboysputhisfeetthroughtheoorboards.Infactthefamilyhadoriginallyintendedondemolishingtheexistinghouseandstartingagainbuttownplanningandgeotechnicalissuesmeantthiswasntadvisabletobeginwiththerearofthe780sqmsiteis16mhigherthanthefront.TodaytheoriginalhouseisunrecognisableandChrisisparticularlyproudofthefacttheentireprojecttookonlyninemonthsfromgotowhoa.WhilethearchitectsaysheusuallyhasaModernistapproachtohisdesignthisundertakingcalledforamoretraditionalstyle.Wewereveryawareofcontexthere.ThehouseisdirectlyoppositetheformergatehouseofthehistoricWentworthEstatehepointsout.Nowwhiletherearoftheve-bedroomthree-bathroomhomeismodernthefrontelevationnodstotheneighbourhoodwithitsmodernisedversionsofthegatehousesrailingsandengagedpilasters.GenuineantiqueSpanishrooftilesaddtotheoverallcharacterwhichisdescribedbyChrisasAustralianEnglishinstyle.IndicativeoftheEnglishinuencearetheblackenamel-paintedwindowanddoorframes.Acousticsealsaroundthedouble-glazingcaterforanymovementinthejoineryfromtheblazingheat.AndtheResenepainthandlestheweatherextremelywellChrissays.Therenovationaddedanewundergrounddoublegarageandthehomesexistingpoolwasretainedalbeitwithaheftymakeover.LargeexpansesofconcretewereplasteredandthenpaintedinReseneHalfSpanishWhitetomatchthehouse.Alargewatertankunderthenewconcretestairscollectsrainwaterforirrigation.Theplantingschemeincludesrare350-year-oldnativeAustralianplantsttedwithmicrochipsforidentication.InsidethenewkitchenfeaturesjarrahveneercabinetsandCaesarStonebenchtopsinNiteSky.ChrissaysBetsyisagreatcookandinsistsonakitchenthatcanwithstandalotofwearandtear.Andshesverypleasedwiththeresultwhichisjustaswellastheentiredesignwasherhusbands.ShesaidsomethinglikeDesignithowyoulikeaslongasitshowIwantittobelaughsChris.picturescourtesyofBossleyHoweArchitectsPtyLtdLookingatthehousetodayitisunrecogisablefromthepropertyChrisinitiallypurchased.inSydneyReseneHalfPearlLustaReseneHalfSpanishWhiteReseneHalfPearlLustaandReseneHalfSpanishWhitearebothinResenestop20colours.Seethefulltop20listonpage27.before123 fourlooksfourreplacesbeginnersguidetowordsDeirdreColemanAnddespitemodernconveniencessuchaselectricovensgasbarbecuesandcentralheatingwhichensureourcomfortandrenderthecookingpotovertheameobsoletemanyofusstilltakegreatpleasureinthefeelcolourlightandmovementofare.Itcreatesaspecialwelcomingambianceandcanbeenjoyedwhetheryourealonereadingabookwithacatcurledonyourkneeorsocialisingwithfriends.Thereplaceisstillakeyfeatureofourlivingspacesandprobablyalwayswillbe.Onthefollowingpageswefeaturefourdifferentreplacesinfourdistinctsettingstogiveyouanideaofwhatmightsuityourhomeandlifestyle.Formillenniahumanshavegatheredaroundresforwarmthprotectionandnourishment.Thehearthhastraditionallybeentheheartofthehomeandafocalpointforcookingandsocialinteraction.ReseneFudgeReseneMondo124 traditionaltouchIntheearly1900sanopenrewasvirtuallytheonlymeansofhomeheating.Asaresultitwasntunusualtondthreeorfourreplacesinlargehomesoftheperiod.Nowadaysmanyownersoftraditionalvillasandbungalowsstillenjoytheambienceandsenseofsatisfactionthatcomesfromsettinglightingandtendingtheirwood-burningres.Andwhileitmaynotbethemostefcientwaytoheataroomtheresnothingquiteit.Thereplaceinthisrenovated1920svillareectstheperiodstylingofthehouse.OwneranddesignerGlenCornwellofAveryTeamArchitecturechosetoenclosetherusticexposed-brickchimneywhichstandsinthecentreofalonglivinganddiningroomtocreateamorecontemporarylook.Akaurimantelandsurroundfeaturingscrolleddetailingwassourcedfromalocaltimberrecycler.Originallypaintedwhiteitwasstrippedandpolishedwithaclearwaxtoprotectitandbringoutthewarmhoneytonesofthewood.Thecast-ironregisterisoriginal.ItisinlaidwithceramictilesinshadesofgreenandpaintedwithaoralArtNouveaumotif.AnantiqueFrenchhearthsurroundmadefrombrassandburnishedsteelprovidestheperfectnishingtouch.Acustom-maderemovablereguardnotpicturedhasalsobeenttedtoprotecttheownersyoungchildrenfromgettingtooclosetotheames.ChineseantiquescomplementthedcoroftheroomandtoneinwiththefeaturewallwhichispaintedinReseneVolcano.Apairofblackredandgildedtimberpanelshangoverthereplacewhilethree19thcenturylacquered-woodChinesemagistrateguresdecoratethemantel.pictureLucentMediaReseneVolcanoReseneCappuccinoReseneAcornReseneAquamarineReseneWasabi125 ReseneCinderResenePavlovaReseneMondoReseneZorbaReseneBisonHidehotoutsideOutdoorreplaceshavebecomeincreasinglypopularoverthepastfewyearsanditseasytoseewhy.Justasweallloveabonreonthebeachtheresnothingquitelikesittingbyanoutdoorreplaceorbrazierintheeveningenjoyingaglassofwinewithfriends.Whatsmoreanoutdoorreplaceistheperfectwaytoextendyourlivingspaceandmakeuseofyouroutdoorareasallyearround.Thismodernfour-bedroomAucklandhomefeaturesaThroughWallGasOutdoorFireplacefromRealFires.Thereplaceopensontothesecond-leveloutdoorentertainmentareaaswellasontotheopen-planloungeanddiningroom.Itsdouble-sideddesignmeansthatyoucanactuallyseethroughtheglassdoorontheexteriorpasttheamesandintotheroombeyond.Theexternalsidehasasealedglassfronttomakeitweatherproofandemitsabout30ofthereplacesoverallheatwhilethelivingroomsideisopen.Thisreplaceisdesignedfornewtimberframeinstallationsandisntsuitableforexistingmasonryorbrickreplaces.ItcanrunoffmainsgasoroffanLPGgasbottleasisthecasehere.Thereplaceismountedinanexpressedchimneyblocknishedincharcoal-colouredNu-Wallaluminiumcladding.Itsmodernstylingwithaslim-linebrushedstainlesssteeltrimblacktrimisalsoavailableandamoderngratewaschosentocomplementthecontemporarydesignofthehouse.Thebeautyofadouble-sidedreplacelikethisisthatwhileprovidingwarmthandlightitalsoactsasavisualcenterpieceandtalkingpointforyouroutdoorarea.picturecourtesyofRealFires126 ReseneAlabasterReseneMoroccanSpiceReseneZuluReseneColinsWicketReseneHalfTeamakeastatementInadditiontotheirobviouspracticalpurposeofbringingwarmthandlighttoaroomreplacesalsoactasvisualfocalpointsinmanylivingspacesevenwhennotinuse.Andwhereinthepasthearthsandreplaceswerelessdramatictodaytheyhavebeenelevatedtoanewstatuswhereaestheticappealisakeyconsiderationalongsidefunctionality.ThiscompletelyrefurbishedfamilyhomedesignedbyPeterEisingandLucyGauntlettofPacicEnvironmentsArchitectsfeaturesspaciouslight-lledlivingareasconnectedbyagalleryandopeningouttothepool.Asaresultthereplaceinthedownstairsloungewasdesignedtotinwiththelargescaleofthespacesandtocomplementtheartworkshowcasedthroughoutthehouse.Thereplaceshugeconcretehearthshelfmeasures6minlengthrunningfromwalltowallwhilethereplaceitselfisagenerous4mlong.Boththehearthandtheboxed-outsectionabovethereplacearenishedin600mmx600mmmetallictiles.Withtheirnaturalvolcaniclookandmixofdarkgreybeigeandgoldentonestheyaddvisualtextureanddepthdespitetheirsmoothnishandcomplementotherelementsintheroomsuchastherugandslate-colouredcushions.StandingoutdramaticallyfromtheneutralwallsandceilingpaintedinReseneHalfTeathetilesalsoevokethenaturalsurroundingsofthehomewhichsitsonthelipofavolcaniccraterlake.Behindthegas-redamesastainlesssteelrearwallreectsthecoloursandmovementofthereasitburns.Inadditiontothismirroreffectthesteelalsocomplementsotherstainlesssteelelementsfoundthroughoutthehouse.pictureLucyGauntlettandMattStec127 ResenePuttycontemporarycomfortThelookanddesignofthereplacehaschangedsignicantlyoverthelastcentury.Inadditiontotilesmaterialssuchasglassstainlesssteelmarbleslateandstonecanallbefoundonthemodernreplace.Themessassociatedwithrealwoodenlogshasbeenreplacedbyfuss-freegas-redamescontrolledelectronicallyfromthecomfortofyourchair.Thereisalsotheoptionofadiffuserburnerwheretheentireemberbedglowsorforthemorecontemporarylookstriporcandleburnersthatcreateawallofrethelengthofthereplace.OtherchoicesincludecoalsandlogsorthenewCotswoldstoneorglass-pebbleice-effectburners.ThisEastsidereplacefromtheLivingFlameElementrangefeaturessleekcontemporarylinesdesignedtosuitmodernhomes.The2m-longgasEuromodelinthishousewaschosenbydesignerLynneRussell.SittinginamasonrychimneypaintedinResenePuttyithasglassendsandastainlesssteelrearwall.Itsthreeindividuallogburnerscanbecontrolledseparatelytocreateasmuchoraslittleheatasrequired.Athickblack-granitehearthraisedoffthegroundoatsbeneaththereplaceitsstronghorizontalformsoftenedbyapairoftallwrought-ironcandelabra.Inanimprovementonthetraditionalopenwood-burningreplacewheremuchoftheheatescapesupthechimneyEastsidereplaceshaveadualradiantandconvectionheatingsystemdesignedtomaximiseheatoutput.Thismeansthatwhiletheamesheatyouanyheatthatwouldnormallygetlostuptheueistrappedinaspecialconvectoratthetopofthereandre-directedbackintotheroom.picturecourtesyofLivingFlameReseneDoubleSeaFogReseneEighthMondoReseneEternityReseneCoriander128 AgoodplacetostartiswiththeElectricalContractorsAssociationofNewZealandECANZ.InAustraliaformoreinformationcontactyourlocalprovider.ECANZmembersareMasterElectricianswhoallmeetstrictsafetystandardsandcommercialcriteria.UsingthemalsomeansworkcarriedoutiscoveredbytheMasterElectriciansfreeguaranteewhichmeansthatifaproblemrelatingtothequalityofworkmanshiporsafetyarisesECANZwillremedydefectsuptoavalueof10000ifyouroriginalECANZcontractorwillnot.Asahomeowneryouarepermittedtoundertakesomeelectricalworkinyourhomeundercertainconditions.Alike-for-likereplacementofathreepointpinplugforexampleisfairlystraightforwardbutanythingmorecanbecomplexanddangerous.Forexampleyoumaydothingslikereplaceswitchessocketslightttingsthermostatsandelementsandrepairlightttingsandappliances.Youcanalsodisconnectandrelocatepermanentlywiredappliancesandrelocateexistingswitchessocketoutletsandlightingoutletsthataresuppliedwithelectricitybytough-plastic-sheathedcables.HoweverECANZsaysthevastmajorityofhouseholderswouldnotbecompetenttocarryoutmanysuchactivitiesandnorwouldtheyfeelcondentenoughtoputtheirfamilyandpropertyindanger.AhomeownermayalsoinstallextendoralteranycableexceptthemaincablesthatcomeinfromthestreetbuttheworkmustcarriedoutinaccordancewiththerequirementsoftheNewZealandstandardECP51andmustbecheckedandtestedbyalicensedelectricalinspector.YoucannotconnectyourworktotheelectricitychoosingandusinganwordsMarySearleElectricitycanbescarystuffespeciallyinthewronghands.Itisthereforeveryimportanttochoosetherightpersontodoyourwiring.electrician129 supplyyourself.TheinspectorwillconnectittestitandissueyouwithaCerticateofComplianceCOCifitmeetssafetyrequirements.Andyouarenotallowedtodoanyworkonaswitchboardapartfromreplacingfusewireorfusecartridgesyourself.Thereisaninherentdangerwhendealingwithelectricity.Mistakescanresultinshocksorre.Doingityourselfcanalsoimpactonyourinsurancewhentimecomesforaclaim.Soifyouregametotryensureyouhavethenecessaryknowledgeandskillsandthatthepoweristurnedoff.Howeveritssafesttogetsomeoneinwhoknowswhattheyredoing.Whenchoosinganelectricianensuretheyareregisteredandhaveacurrentpractisinglicense.TheyshouldbeabletopresentanIDcardissuedbytheElectricalWorkersRegistrationBoardbearingtheirnameregistrationnumberandlicenseexpirydate.Doingityourselfcanalsoimpactonyourinsurancewhentimecomesforaclaim.Aswithmostsuchjobsgetthreequotesbutbeawarethatthecheapestmaynotbethebest.Askforanitemisedquotewhichlistsmaterialsandlabourcosts.Thisishelpfulifchangesaremadetothejobwhileitsinprogress.Somepeoplebuythenecessarypartsfromtheirlocalhardwarestoreandthencallanelectricianintoinstallthem.Ifyoudothisyourelectricianislikelytouptheirhourlyrateastheymakeamarginonproductstheysourcethemselves.Theyshouldalsobeawareofnewtrendsandproductsandbeinapositiontoadviseyouofthebestsolutiontoyourneeds.Anddomakesureyouknowexactlywhatyouregettingandwhatyourenotforthequotedprice.WilltheydigtheirowntrenchesforundergroundcablingAretheinspectionfeesincludedAlsoaskwhetheranapprenticewillbeassistingonthejob.Apprenticesneedconsiderablepracticalexperiencetobecomefullyqualiedsoitsgoodforthemtobeactivelyinvolved.Theirworkisfullysupervisedbuttheirtimeshouldonlybechargediftheycontributetothejobandnaturallyyoushouldntbepayingasmuchfortheirwork.FinallyalwaysaskforaCOCunlessitssimplybeenamaintenancejob.ElectricianslltheseoutattheendofeachxedwiringprojectasproofthattheyhavecompliedwithNewZealandselectricalsafetystandardsandcodes.ThecustomershouldreceiveacopyofthecerticateasshouldtheElectricalWorkersRegistrationBoard.ACOCforelectricalworkwillprotectyoufromliabilityifafteryouvesoldyourhousesomethinggoeswrongwiththeelectricalwiring.ForpeoplebuyingpropertyitisimportanttoaskforarecentCOCtoensuretheelectricalwiringandttingsareinasafeandsatisfactorycondition.dodgyDIYerspowerplayItallhappenedaboutvemonthsago.WeownabeachhouseoveratKawhiaandneededtohavethetreescutneartheroadjustincasetheyfellandcauseddamage.InsteadofhiringaprofessionaltodothejobmyhusbanddecidedtotakeitonwithaGermanfriendofhis.Theywenttherefortheweekendtodoitbutbeforetheyevenattemptedtotrimorcutthetreestheythoughtthattheydeservedabeer.WhileintoxicatedtheGermanclimbedtheladdertocutsomebrancheswhilemyhusbandwaitedonthegroundtonavigateandstopthemlandingontheroadthemainroadintoKawhiainfactTheywereonarolluntilbothmadeamistake.Theycutabranchandletitlandonapowerline.Thelinesnappedandwasashingaroundthrowingsparkseverywhere.MyhusbandwasinshockandseeinghislifeashbeforehiseyesandtheGermanwasswearinginhisnativelanguage.BecausethesepowerlinesaretheonesthatrunintothetownshipitcutoffthepowerintoKawhiaforfourhoursuntiltheywererepaired.Wehadtopaythe800feeforthecall-outandequipment.Itwasacostlylessonthatitissometimesbesttocallintheprofessionalsratherthandoingityourself.FromLynnMacDonaldpowercutMyhusbandhowmanyfunnyDIYstoriesstartlikethatwaschangingalightttingoutsideandhadtodrillsomenewholesforthetting.Whileuptheladderwithhiselectricdrillhedecidedtobecautiousclimbeddownandtoldmehewasgoingtoturnoffthepowerashewouldbedrillingclosetothewiring.RememberthedrillwasELECTRIC.FromStuartFamilyReseneDynamite130