Top 5 things to consider when visiting a showhome

Visiting a showhome gives you a chance to look at different home designs in living colour. You’ll be able to explore the layout, run your hand along the finishes, soak in the space and imagine what it would be like to live there.

It is an exciting experience and one that allows you to figure out what matters most to you and what features of a new home will best enhance your lifestyle.

5 bathroom trends you need to know about

The bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in the house, but it can also be the most neglected in terms of style and design. With that in mind these are the trends to watch out for in 2019/ 2020 to spruce up your bathroom


Bold, sophisticated and unapologetic, black tapware is set to become a design classic, or add a stylish and practical touch with a matte finish like brushed nickel. Heavy metals are coming up in the ranks.

Building from a plan may not be what you think


Signature Homes’ plans have been tried and tested by thousands of New Zealanders across the country. Many of our plans started out as custom designs that have become popular with other families. We know what works, plus we’re in touch with local trends which means we can suggest modern features to incorporate into your new home.

Choosing the right plan will depend on a number of factors, such as the size of your family, the characteristics of your site and the things you love doing in your spare time.

Design & Build your dream with Signature Homes

Building from scratch can seem daunting. Doing it yourself requires massive amounts of time dedicated to project management, coordinating the expertise of architects, engineers, builders, plumbers, electricians, tilers, interior designers… and the list goes on.

The thought is enough to turn most people off the idea before they have seriously considered what it entails and done any due diligence.

If this is true for you, you may wish to reconsider by looking at the professional Design and Build service offered by Signature Homes.

Kitset homes- What you need to know

There has been a lot of talk in the media lately regarding kitset homes, so we've summed up the top 5 things to consider when looking at a kitset home. It is important to realise that it is highly unlikely that you could build a comparable kitset home cheaper, or to a higher standard, than a reputable builder can build you a new home (unless you have the relevant expertise).

Why building new may be your best option - Our top 5 reasons

The benefits of building are many; but some people do not even consider the possibility due to the common misconception that a new build is time consuming, extremely stressful and fraught with budget uncertainty and blowouts.

This doesn’t have to be the case at all. Building new, with Signature Homes, can be comparable in cost to a major renovation and the final result is always better. And, as you will see, major stress and a huge drain on your time don’t have to factor in your new build experience.

Smart style tips: Expert advice from a Signature interior designer

More young people and families are exploring the option of building a new home, according to Sharne Greig, the interior designer behind the look of Signature Homes’ stunning New Plymouth show home

“I suggested to the owners of Signature Homes Taranaki, Geoff & Dustine, that we start to communicate more with this age bracket and show them how we can build modern, affordable homes that appeal to them,” says Sharne.