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habitat magazine, issue 03

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

Want a hard copy? You can buy a copy of the latest habitat magazine from your local Resene ColorShop, while copies last. If you want to get a free copy of future issues, sign up for a DIY card! All Resene DIY cardholders are sent a copy of each issue of habitat magazine.

If you have an idea, project or story that you think would suit habitat, we'd love to hear from you. Please drop us an email with your details and include photos if submitting a project.

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Welcome

Welcome

It’s a holiday-themed issue, so we’ve got a couple of neat baches or cribs and some ideas on how to cope with your seaside garden... more

Back to the basics

Back to the basics

This unconventional bach shows how stripping back a design to the bare elements can create a more authentic and relaxing holiday experience... more

Testpots

Testpots

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

Sense of adventure

Sense of adventure

They say a change is as good as a holiday. And for restaurant-owner Melissa Stadler, holidaying resulted in changes that... more

One room four looks

One room four looks

Changing or updating the look of a room needn't mean spending a fortune to replace each item and start afresh... more

A family affair

A family affair

Hosting a hoard of children and grandchildren at the beach house may not be everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday... more

Finding your perfect match

Finding your perfect match

Despite the profusion of home-renovation programmes on TV, many of us still lack the confidence to mix and match colours in our own houses... more

Choosing and using an architect

Choosing and using an architect

A good working relationship between client and architect is a vital ingredient in the success of any building project... more

For the love of art

For the love of art

Self-expression isn't enough for muralist Karen Beckett – she also enjoys helping others discover the artist within... more

Tiling a bathroom

Tiling a bathroom

Learn how to tile a bathroom in eight easy steps... more

Cleaning up

Cleaning up

In 2004, Resene trialled a recovery programme for unwanted paint and paint packaging on Auckland's North Shore... more

Eating out

Eating out

Alfresco dining is a concept enthusiastically embraced by us and spending summer evenings around the barbecue is now a national pastime... more

Beginner's guide to flooring

When it comes to flooring, it seems the options are endless: carpet, tile, stone, concrete, wood, cork or laminate... more

Age of consent

Age of consent

Embarking on a building consent project can mean learning a whole new language... more

Close to nature

Close to nature

It's a fairly safe bet that a beach house bathroom is going to come into contact with some sand every once in a while... more

Garden by the sea

Garden by the sea

The beach is a great place to live and it's so quintessentially Kiwi. Seaside homes enjoy an outlook that's constantly changing... more

The hard truth about sun damage

The hard truth about sun damage

It's a popular misconception that it's the UV in our sunlight that fades our furniture and soft furnishings... more

Decked out for summer

Decked out for summer

Summer’s on its way; season of sun, swimming and barbecues – the best our outdoor lifestyle can offer... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Web wise

Web wise

What happens when you type www.resene.co.nz (NZ) or www.resene.com.au (AUST) into your web browser? Heaps!... more

DIY Kidz

DIY Kidz

Activities to keep little hands busy – quiz, word find, colouring in, jokes and a Marble Run project to try... more

Hey, Habitat

Hey, Habitat

Habitat answers reader questions about decorating... more

Planting a lawn

Planting a lawn

Learn how to plant a lawn in six easy steps... more

Country haven

Country haven

Built seven years ago, the cottage sits on the banks of the Selwyn River near Garfield... more

 

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habitat is printed on environmentally responsible paper using environmentally responsible ink.

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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