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habitat magazine, issue 02

Thinking of building, renovating or redecorating? Sit back, relax and enjoy all the projects and inspiration from habitat magazine!

Habitat magazine, issue 02
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Welcome

Welcome

This issue of Habitat takes a look at our older homes and the challenges of creating modern living spaces in buildings designed for the – often very different – priorities of our forebears... more

Doing up a villa – The hard way

Doing up a villa – the hard way

Liz and Paul Gallagher bought their 90-year-old villa, situated on two acres of farmland at Dairy Flat outside Auckland, 12 years ago... more

Testpots

Testpots

Find out what new products have recently been launched into the decorating market... more

The art of living

The art of living

Sharon Finn is a working mum and that’s the way she likes it... more

Colouring by numbers

Colouring by numbers

It brightens and inspires our world, can sway our thinking and influence our moods. It reflects our tastes, personality and style... more

A Georgian feast

A Georgian feast

Crafting classic furniture is Sefton Powrie's special talent. His wife's Sarah's is designing interiors... more

Cleaning up our act

Cleaning up our act

Home heating has become a primary source of air pollution in many urban areas... more

All washed up

All washed up

You've just finished painting your bedroom with waterborne paint... more

Art speaks louder than words

Art speaks louder than words

Know a little about art, but perhaps you're not confident about your judgment?... more

A passionate life

Artist and mother Meghann Stewart freely admits she is meticulous – even obsessive – about most things... more

Going with the flow

Going with the flow

A well-designed garden pathway is like a good friend, leading you confidently through the landscape and ultimately brining you to a clear destination... more

Room to grow

Room to grow

When your children wake up, what do they see? Careful consideration of colour, style and quality can make children's bedrooms fun and comfortable... more

Diy kids – drive time

Diy kids – drive time

Children will make something out of anything. Here’s a way to help them make a car out of a supermarket box... more

History in three dimensions

History in three dimensions

Although he’s renowned as one of New Zealand’s top heritage architects, in many ways Ian Bowman considers himself first and foremost an historian... more

Your home your castle

Your home your castle

What kind of home do you live in? If it's older, how does it fit into the timeline that is our architectural heritage?... more

Window dressing

Window dressing

The way you dress a window can greatly influence the style and character of a room... more

History in the painting

History in the painting

As with all great success stories, Resene's stems from humble beginnings... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Creating a wood-effect paint finish

Creating a wood-effect paint finish

Turn boring and dreary window frames and furniture into smart woodlike features with seven easy steps... more

Choosing and using a decorator

Choosing and using a decorator

So you've chosen to get someone else to help out with your renovating... more

Hey habitat

Hey habitat

Habitat answers reader questions about decorating... more

Bathrooms made easy

Bathrooms made easy

For most of us, a bathroom does not serve a purely functional purpose... more

 

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From issue 8 onwards, copies flow wrapped and sent to Resene Cardholders are flow wrapped in environmentally responsible material from epi-global. This product when discarded in soil in the presence of microorganisms, moisture and oxygen will biodegrade decomposing into simple materials found in nature, as described in ASTM D6954-04.

 

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