Apartment renovation reimagined

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Apartment renovation reimagined

Nicholas Wheadon knew exactly how he wanted to renovate his newly-bought 1960’s ex-council apartment in Freeman’s Bay.

“I didn’t want design advice,” said Nick. “But I did need accurate cutting and manufacturing, so I spoke to Cutshop Mt Wellington and found they had exactly the range of expertise that I was looking for.”

Find out about Nicholas’ project and how Cutshop helped.

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Pulling the trigger on your kitchen update

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Pulling the trigger on your kitchen update

What makes your renovation dream turn into a renovation reality? Many of us have a rose-tinted view of the way our property will look and flow when we eventually finish, but what triggers us to take the first step and press go?

Houzz asked 646 New Zealand home owners to identify the events that tipped them over into committing their money, energy and time to a kitchen renovation. Read more to find out…

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Solid wood adds style to Prime Design kitchens

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Solid wood adds style to Prime Design kitchens

Twelve months ago, after a dozen or more years spent working for other people, Maungaturoto-based cabinet maker Jake Hill took the plunge and set up Prime Design Furniture and Cabinetry. Although building and fitting kitchen cabinetry is his bread and butter, Jake’s first love is designing and making furniture from solid timber. This has led to some stunning cross-overs into some of Prime Design’s kitchens. Read more…

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Kitchen renovations open up living space

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Kitchen renovations open up living space

The Houzz 2018 kitchen report showcases the latest renovator thinking. In this second article in our series, we drill down a little more into what people spend on kitchens and how they decide to structure their space.

It comes as no surprise that the kitchen is one of the most commonly renovated rooms in the house.  Average spend sits at $18,100 with 20% of people investing more than $35,000 on a new kitchen. 54% of all renovators made significant changes to the way their room was structured with almost all of them looking to open the kitchen up into another room or to the great outdoors.

Read more…

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Kiwi Kitchen Renovation Trends

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Kiwi Kitchen Renovation Trends

Our new blog series looks at everything to do with kitchen renovations, reviewing the big ideas at play when planning and executing a kitchen refresh or redo.  Each year, Houzz undertakes an online quantitative survey of their registered users in New Zealand focused on kitchen renovation projects.  In 2017, The Houzz kitchen trends study uncovered a surprising health benefit - a third of homeowners surveyed report leading healthier lives after a kitchen renovation, with more home cooking and less takeaways.  In 2018, reducing clutter was one of the top motivations for upgrading cabinets during a kitchen renovation. Read more…

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