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habitat magazine, issue 04

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

Habitat magazine, issue 04
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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

Striking a balance between maintaining your house and finding time to enjoy with family and animal companions isn’t always easy... more

Home by the sea

Home by the sea

Keryn Henderson admits she can get a little complacent about the magnificent sea view, framed by pohutukawa... more

Testpots

Testpots

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

Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Scenic artist Kathryn Lim has just completed three-and-a-half years on the road, cultivating realistic props and sets... more

Beginner's guide to living with the animals

Beginner's guide to living with the animals

You have made your home safe and comfortable for the family. What about your pets?... more

A river runs by

A river runs by

Designing a holiday home on a beautiful wooded site near a river, for clients... more

Balancing act

Balancing act

Google 'feng shui' and be prepared to be swamped with an array of definitions, practitioners and schools... more

One table, four looks

One table, four looks

It's one thing to eat dinner on your lap in front of the TV most nights, but when guests come over, it's a great opportunity to do something special... more

The family HQ

The family HQ

We want our home to be somewhere the kids can think back on fondly.... more

Building a dog kennel

Building a dog kennel

Learn how to build a dog kennel in seven easy steps... more

Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro

It all started with a bold, fun sense of style – slightly retro – and a love of entertaining... more

DIY Kidz

DIY Kidz

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

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Oil paints, watercolours, collage, bleach, printmaking and even house paints are all in a day's work for design director Tanya Wolfkamp... more

Stripping and painting a wall

Stripping and painting a wall

Learn how to strip and paint a wall with the help of Resene... more

Hanging wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper

Learn how to hang wallpaper in five easy steps... more

The textured garden

The textured garden

A Lower Hutt garden offers an inspiring example of the way texture and colour can be used to turn a formerly bare lawn into an unusual and dramatic space... more

Turn up the heat

Turn up the heat

With such a wide range of home heating options available on the market today, it's easy to be confused when considering the most energy-efficient way of heating... more

Beach bathing

Beach bathing

When a room has a real sense of place, you can imagine the setting without so much as glimpsing what's beyond its walls... more

Thinking efficiently

Thinking efficiently

Energy-saving features in two innovative Auckland houses offer lessons on insulating our homes more effectively... more

20 tips for saving energy

20 tips for saving energy

20 tips for saving energy to help you keep your power bills in check... more

Choosing and using a colour consultant

Choosing and using a colour consultant

With thousands of shades to choose from in paint you can easily become paralysed by choice... more

The hard truth about colour charts

The hard truth about colour charts

When it comes to home decorating, one of the most exciting and satisfying aspects – aside from seeing the end result, of course – is choosing your paint... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Hey, habitat

Hey, habitat

Habitat answers reader questions about decorating... 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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