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habitat magazine, issue 01

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

Habitat magazine, issue 01
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Want a hard copy? Printed copies of habitat highlights are available from late March 2024 at Resene ColorShops and resellers, while stocks last. You can view back issues of habitat magazine online.

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 this tried and true Kiwi adage that says that if you want something done, start on it yourself and then leave it half finished... more

Testpots

Testpots

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

Six degrees of separation

Six degrees of separation

Down a private lane at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac is a residence whose geometric structure is an architectural wonder... more

Writing her own brief

Writing her own brief

Karen Walker has put her inimitable stamp on Resene’s latest collection of designer colours... more

To bin or not to bin

The question is, what should you be thinking about when it comes to your next round of renovations... more

House Hahei

House at Hahei

Architect Michael Fisher describes a bach he has designed at Hahei in the Coromandel as a cantilevered pavilion set against the bush... more

Outdoor room with a view

Outdoor room with a view

It was a fairly typical backyard – slightly sloping lawn, foliage around the edges, a few failing fruit trees and neighbours on all sides... more

Colour in

Colour in

We see them every day, right there in front of us. On the road, on the pavement and in the shopfronts... more

Looking good on paper

Looking good on paper

Forget your memories of that ancient wallpaper at Grandma’s house – wallpaper is a hugely underestimated finish when it comes to decorating your own home... more

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Completely kiwi

Completely kiwi

A celebration of New Zealand is the way Geoffrey Chunn describes his 1950s home, designed by Bill Smith of Group Architects... more

The hard truth about tinting

The hard truth about tinting

Paint is ready colour in a pot. Pop it open, slap it on – end of story, right? Not necessarily. Because not all colours are created equal... more

Hidden jewel

Hidden jewel

Nestled at the foot of Mount Furneaux in the ultimate tranquil setting – the Marlborough Sounds... more

Between the sheets

Between the sheets

We use it nightly, but what are some of the factors to be aware of when considering bed linen?... more

Bathing among the trees

Bathing among the trees

This children’s bathroom is one of three in a new house owned by Michelle and her partner, Rob... more

Beginner's guide to taps

Beginner's guide to taps

However, choosing a tap boils down to style, practicality and budget... more

Sofa recovery

Sofa recovery

Instructions to re-cover a sofa... more

The right ingredients

The right ingredients

Take one homeowner who knows exactly what she wants in her new kitchen, add an award-winning designer... more

Diy kidz

Diy kidz

Colours and games for the kids... more

All rugged up

All rugged up

A rug can be an essential colour anchor in any room – multi-coloured rugs can tie together an eclectic selection of furniture and wall shades... more

Operation paint pot

Operation paint pot

A new coat of paint can be an instant fix. It’s cost-effective and easy to apply, and with a little planning and the right equipment... more

Choosing and using a landscape architect

Choosing and using a landscape architect

As you face your back garden and dream of creating a private oasis, the prospect of excavating, shaping, smoothing, paving and planting may seem a daunting task... more

It's the people who make a home

It's the people who make a home

Jim Bolger, former Prime Minister, and former New Zealand Ambassador to the United States is very clear about what home means to him... 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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