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habitat magazine, issue 18

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

There’s nothing quite like colour to set the mood... more

Cosy up

Cosy up

Pull up a chair by the fire, treat yourself to a sleep-in or get down and play with the kids... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

New products, places and ideas for the home... more

Banning beige

Banning beige

Fearless use of colour lifts Lian Bruce’s house way beyond the one-neutral-fits-all philosophy... more

Moroccan magic

Moroccan magic

Stencil a rainbow of delicious Resene colour onto a glass table top for a mystical Moroccan look... more

Match-making

Match-making

Planning a room scheme can be tricky. There are so many components, from the big-picture items like flooring... more

Zone of calm

Zone of calm

Soft hues provide a calming antidote for an executive couple’s busy city lifestyle... more

Romantic inspiration

Romantic inspiration

A magazine photo inspired this romantic bathroom scheme... more

One of a kind

One of a kind

A house that looks beautiful, feels great and costs little to run – meet our first certified passive home... more

Colour out of confusion

Colour out of confusion

Christchurch has a creative answer to a shaken-up CBD. Coralie Winn is one pivotal power-house... more

Step by step – make a bin locker

Step by step – make a bin locker

Wheelie bins are a practical fact of life in many of our cities and towns… but they’re not the most attractive of items... more

Prefabs come of age

Prefabs come of age

Prefab homes used to be cheap and plain. But with designer input and improved technologies, these homes are a solution for now and the future... more

Dealing to the damp

Dealing to the damp

It’s unhealthy, hikes up our power bills, ruins soft furnishings and can rot the very structure of our houses... more

Just the ticket

Just the ticket

A cool blue retro kitchen is the perfect addition to a bach that started life as a tram... more

The secret garden

The secret garden

The tree-covered Waitakere Ranges in Auckland are the perfect setting for a serene garden... more

DIY kidz – boxed set

DIY kidz – boxed set

Give a plain set of storage cubes a lift with fun flag designs... more

A love of green

A love of green

Top BMX rider Sarah Walker has developed a passion for interiors, and the colour green... 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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