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habitat magazine, issue 10

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

I know it’s been said before, but one of the cheapest and easiest ways of changing the look of your home, is with paint... more

The feel-good factor

The feel-good factor

Fashion diva Karen Walker's new range for Resene is an intuitive rather than technical collection... more

Off the shelf

Off the shelf

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

In the french style

In the french style

Not content to just paint walls, this homeowner also uses floors and furniture as a creative outlet... more

Colourful people – Ewen Gilmour, comedian

Colourful people – Ewen Gilmour, comedian

Fun, colourful and full of energy – this reborn bach is the perfect haven for comedian Ewen Gilmour... more

Raise the curtain

Raise the curtain

Boring beige is out, bold patterns are in as curtain fabrics become more adventurous... more

Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean

This good keen bloke has a long-held passion for keeping the country litter-free... more

Tips and tricks – the master plan

Tips and tricks – the master plan

Interior design and tutor Debbie Abercrombie explains how to create your renovation master plan – a swatch board... more

Keeping it simple

Keeping it simple

With so much choice in home renovation products, how on earth do you decide?... more

Hard times call for soft floors

Hard times call for soft floors

During times of economic recession, staying at home and 'cocooning' becomes a dominant trend... more

Never say never

Never say never

Going against the grain has never been much of an issue for Waikanae couple Lorna and Matene Love... more

It's not finished till it's covered

It's not finished till it's covered

While you may look to your Habitat magazine, rather than your insurance company... more

Winner goes whimsical

Winner goes whimsical

It's often the neglected room of the house – the laundry... more

Hard truth – power to the people

Hard truth – power to the people

As winter approaches, we're faced with that seasonal dilemma: how to effectively save power, and therefore money... more

Bright ideas... of books and bunks

Bright ideas... of books and bunks

Clever storage ideas that have been brought to life with paint... more

From cardy to kitchen

From cardy to kitchen

It's not often that a cardigan dictates a colour scheme, but that's how Jacqui and Graham Nelson ended up with their Resene Spirulina kitchen... more

Viva le pacifica

Viva le pacifica

A pampering yet practical bathroom blends French overtones with Pacific style... more

Big change for small change

Big change for small change

With a little planning you can rejuvenate your living space in a weekend for less than $200... more

Inner change

Inner change

If you can't change the world outside, why not change the walls on the inside?... more

Step by step – ooh la la

Step by step – ooh la la

Ros de Coek transforms a tired piece of furniture with this French-inspired paint effect in four steps... more

Colourful people – Phillipa Bentley

Colourful people – Phillipa Bentley

Artist Phillipa Bentley combines nostalgia, insects, demon materials and colour to create her unique artworks... more

Hard or soft?

Hard or soft?

Trying to choose between carpet and timber? Both flooring options have eco-friendly aspects... more

World recognition for NZ Environmental Choice

World recognition for NZ Environmental Choice

A global study commissioned by the British Government has rated Environmental Choice New Zealand as having one of the strongest environmental assessments in the world... more

Born again

Born again

A 'dreadful' Christchurch garden is remodeled into a soothing sanctuary... more

Step by step – lawn low down

Step by step – lawn low down

Seven easy steps to sow a new lawn... more

DIY Kidz

DIY Kidz

Jazz up a plain picture or mirror frame with painted cut-outs... more

Hey Habitat

Hey Habitat

Habitat reader views and news... more

Life's a beach

Life's a beach

West Coast beaches are the inspiration behind actress Robyn Malcolm's decorating schemes... 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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