New products and ideas for the home.
The LeVivi rain shower’s ultra-thin minimalist design adds a refined and modern edge to your bathroom. The mirror finish and smooth edge give the rain shower a very simple clean contemporary look. LeVivi rain showers offer an invigorating shower experience while still meeting water efficiency requirements. Choose from two size options in both round and square with wall or ceiling mounted fixings.
Find out more at www.plumbingworld.co.nz.
With power and gas prices set to keep rising, now is the time to think of smart ways of saving energy. EcoSpring Heat Pump Hot Water Cylinders are the next generation in water heating. Using technology that harnesses naturally occurring thermal energy from the air and a simple-to-use smart control panel, EcoSpring can help you manage the way you heat your water. Water heating costs may be reduced by up to 70% by harnessing naturally occurring thermal energy from the air to heat the water. It can offer similar cost savings to solar without the expense and risk of a solar set-up. Learn more at www.parex.co.nz.
As many look for more relaxed finishes, the trend to washed looks continues. Resene Colorwood Whitewash and Greywash have been popular options inside. Now Resene Woodsman Whitewash has been extended to include two greywash options too. Choose from a light or mid greywash option for a new way to enhance exterior timber. View timber samples at your Resene ColorShop or online at www.resene.com/woodsman.
This geometric gem – design 355985 from the Resene Wallpaper Collection – is new to Resene ColorShops. We adore the way the pattern adds extra perkiness to this cheery reading nook. Pair it with pops of Resene Shilo, Resene I Dare You and Resene Away We Go.
Light up any living room with the Mercator Oasis pendant light. Ideal for spaces such as above the kitchen bench, dining table, lounge and dining areas.
The Oasis pendant light features high quality plywood with brushed chrome highlights and is the perfect addition to warm up any home. The pendant is formed by a series of overlapping open plywood, the gaps between each layer leave the globe visible and allows light to filter through for an eye-catching design.
Use a vintage filament style globe for maximum output. Find it at www.mitre10.co.nz/shop/lighting.
When designing timber interiors, it may be tempting to leave them uncoated, but this leaves the timber prone to wear and tear, dust and contaminants that can be impossible to remove later. Clear coating timber provides a smooth seal and makes it easier to wipe clean.
With new Resene Aquaclear Natural, you can apply a waterborne clear flat finish that protects the timber while still allowing its natural beauty to show through. Resene Aquaclear Natural is designed for interior timber walls and ceilings to enhance and protect timber from everyday wear and tear. The flat finish helps the timber retain its natural just cut look. For those looking for a higher sheen effect, Resene Aquaclear is also available in satin, semi-gloss and gloss finishes.
If a little colour rejuvenation is required, Resene Colorwood Enhance can be added to Resene Aquaclear Natural to add extra depth and colour. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers, www.resene.com/colorshops.
Pre-coated coloured steel, such as COLORSTEEL®, COLORBOND® and ColorCote, is a hugely popular option for roofs and can also be used as cladding. However, most homeowners will inevitably want a colour change – sometimes within months of installation or sometimes years later. Resene Pre-Coated Steel Primer is designed to make it easier to prepare the surface for topcoating. Simply apply, allow to dry and you’re ready to topcoat with Resene Summit Roof on roofs, or you can opt for waterborne exterior finishes such as Resene Lumbersider waterborne low sheen, Resene Sonyx 101 waterborne semi-gloss or Resene Hi-Glo waterborne gloss on cladding. Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers, www.resene.com/colorshops.
Whether your son has a taste for triceratops or your daughter thinks brontosaurus are best, design 10-11-9 from the Resene Jack & Rose 2 Wallpaper Collection was created especially with dinosaur-loving little ones in mind. Thanks to the neutral colour scheme, it not only pairs perfectly with any colours you might fancy for a bedroom or nursery, it’ll fit seamlessly with the palette throughout the rest of your home. Available for order from Resene ColorShops, www.resene.com/colorshops.
Why has this never been thought of before? Made in Auckland by Danske Mobler, Metropolis is a modern style chaise suite with an interchangeable ottoman that can be flipped to sit on either the left or right side. Simply position the ottoman on the side you want and arrange the seat cushions. Plus, you can customise it in your choice of fabric. Find out more at www.danskemobler.nz.
Window Treatments have just released an exciting new Washed White colour for the New Image Blinds range. This gives a whitewashed wood-look slat surface, while still being able to see the grain of the slat. New Image Blinds, including the new whitewashed colour, are made of polystyrene, a synthetic hydrocarbon polymer which is impervious to moisture and therefore suitable for all areas of your home including wet areas such as bathrooms and laundries. Find out more at www.window-treatments.co.nz.
Resene has received the Reader’s Digest Gold Quality Service Award for paint and decorating stores recognising exceptional customer service, winning each year since these awards started in 2016. Winners were identified in a survey conducted by Catalyst Marketing and Research. Commissioned by Reader’s Digest, the survey canvased a representative sample of 1,500 New Zealand adults.
Escea’s DF Series offers a retro-fit gas fire with a difference – Escea’s Direct Vent Power Flue technology. The smaller dimensions of the fire make it perfect for retrofitting into existing cavities. Installation is also made easier thanks to Escea’s innovative Powered Flue technology, with fan-forced airflow and 12 metres of flexible flue. This allows for the flue to be installed horizontally and vertically, making even the most complex flue run possible.
Like all Escea fires, the DF Series comes with Escea’s Smartheat app, so you can turn on your fireplace from anywhere. Learn more at www.escea.com/DF-Series.
Meticulously handcrafted in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Concrete Nation basins and baths are a work of art. Jason and Kate Lett are the creative and talented husband and wife team behind Concrete Nation; the pair first met in Kate’s home country of the United States, where New Zealand native Jason was playing rugby union and working for a builder. Stylish, durable and sustainable – coloured concrete is the perfect addition to both residential and commercial properties. A select range is now available in New Zealand. For more information, visit www.plumbline.co.nz.
Prepare to change the way you entertain guests. Incredibly easy to install, MultiTap™ provides instantaneous filtered near-boiling water for effortless coffee and tea, as well as filtered cold water and standard hot water from the same tap. Now there’s no need for jugs and kettles cluttering up your kitchen. With near-boiling water on-tap, a host of kitchen tasks are quicker and easier than ever before – like speeding up prep time for vegetable and pasta dishes and tackling the toughest wash-up tasks with steaming hot water that’s ready on demand. With three Italian-designed and manufactured tap styles to choose from and a 5-year warranty, MultiTap™ is the latest must-have kitchen improvement.See more at www.multitap.co.nz.
Well-travelled details in this living room like the Metal Palm Leaf set atop the Forge Nest Tables and the Tiku Round Mirror – all from Nood – feel like they could be artefacts collected from far-away places. Pair with deep Resene Gumboot for the walls to complement the leather of this handsome Danbert 3-Seater Sofa and Ottoman (shown in Tan). The masculine feel of the couch has been beautifully balanced with feminine touches, like the magnolia branch on the brass beaten metal plate. Create a cosy spot with cute Llama Mama and Kelso cushions and a super soft Webster Throw. See more at www.nood.co.nz.
The ultimate classic white, Resene Black White, has held the top spot in the list of Resene’s most popular colours with Resene Alabaster close behind in second place. Four variants of Resene Black White – double, full, half and quarter strength – have all made the top 20 too. Resene’s current Top 20 are versatile neutrals that can be complemented with many other colours for a look that can be anything from soothing to striking.
The Resene Whites & Neutrals chart is often the best place to start if you’re looking for a good range of popular neutral options without being overwhelmed with too many choices. If you find a colour you like but would like to see other variants, use the individual whites and neutrals palette cards or The Range Whites & Neutrals fandeck.
Resene Pitch Black is from the Resene Exterior wood stains colour chart and can be used outdoors in the Resene Woodsman range or indoors in Resene Colorwood wood stain. And, you can try out colours you like using Resene testpots, viewing large A4 drawdown paint swatches at your local Resene ColorShop or reseller or by ordering free colour charts online at www.resene.com/ordercharts.
A Showerdome® shower top consists of a clear acrylic dome that prevents steam from forming when fitted on top of an existing shower box. With no on-going costs, it is the most effective investment one can make for a home or rental property. Showerdome® also makes mirror demisters and extractor fans redundant and could save the average household around $250 in energy costs alone every year. To learn more, visit www.showerdome.co.nz.
For those who want colours in their homes that they know they’ll love for years to come, Resene has curated all-time favourite Resene colours to create the new Resene Classics Collection. The range is focused on outlasting the trends, with colours that have been popular for many years and will likely be popular for many more to come. The chart also includes a small collection of whites and neutrals so you can choose an entire colour scheme using just one colour chart or you can add extra accent colours by looking to Resene palettes or other Resene colour ranges. The new Classics Collection is available from Resene ColorShops and resellers or order a free copy online...
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