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habitat magazine, issue 05

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

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

We take a look at how the past is informing the present, and how new ideas can be used to align yesterday’s spaces to today’s lifestyles... more

Settler meets modern

Settler meets modern

When homeowners are developing the brief for their ultimate home, they usually expect to take some time over the process... more

Testpots

Testpots

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

Lights, helicopter, action...

Lights, helicopter, action...

Event management is a little like interior design, only with much shorter lead-in times and far less permanence... more

The material world

The material world

Walk into any good textile showroom and it's like wandering into Aladdin's cave; a rich and varied treasure trove of colours, textures and shapes... more

Something old something new

Something old something new

A dilapidated villa sharing a section with a disused boot factory might not sound like your average dream home... more

60 years of kiwi colour

60 years of kiwi colour

Resene colours look great at 60. The first factory produced a basic range of about six colours... more

Classically clean

Classically clean

When Fiona Abbott and Ross Parker bought their converted hall in 1999, the Wellington coastal suburb of Petone... more

Making mosaics

Making mosaics

Learn how to make a mosaicked ball in eight easy steps... more

Colour personalities

Colour personalities

Ok, so I like golds and other strong colours – what does that say about me? I am tasteful, gracious and sensitive... more

Cooking up colour

Cooking up colour

It's been a while since Chris Pemberton was a professional chef – 16 years in fact – but she hasn't lost her old work habits... more

Cleaning the barbeque

Cleaning the barbeque

Learn how to clean the barbecue in seven easy steps... more

Low impact design: creating a habitat

Low impact design: creating a habitat

Low impact design (LID) is a phrase you'll increasingly hear mentioned. In broad terms, it means bringing nature into an urban environment... more

Breathing it all in

Breathing it all in

Breaking a world record in the New York City marathon is nothing next to the challenge Allison has set herself now... more

The perfect day for painting

The perfect day for painting

The brushes are bought, the roller lies in wait in its tray, and the paint tins... more

Choosing and using a builder

Choosing and using a builder

When you're planning a small home renovation, finding a reputable, reliable builder who does quality work... more

One bedroom four looks

One bedroom four looks

The bedroom is a very personal space. It's a place of rest, relaxation and romance... more

Step up

Step up

Most of us need to use a ladder at some time or another, whether to wash a window, trim an overhanging tree, or simply to clean the gutters... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Innovative products new to market... more

Furnishing family history

Furnishing family history

Rose & Heather director Martin Bell reckons the best furniture is the kind that has a story attached to it... more

DIY Kidz

DIY Kidz

Window decorations project to keep little hands busy... more

Painfree paperwork

Painfree paperwork

You could say a council is to a renovation what a dentist is to a great smile – a necessary evil... more

A touch of the tropics

A touch of the tropics

A family visit to Queensland provided the inspiration for Jo and Craig Howe's garden and pool, on their lifestyle block... more

Things you didn't know you didn't know about your tools

Things you didn't know you didn't know about your tools

A quick intro and delving into some interesting facts and trivia of some of the most common tools that you'll find in the average toolbox... 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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