Emma & Dean had outgrown their modest 120sqm dwelling that originally rested on her family’s section in Moutere, near Nelson. “We originally thought we would extend and renovate our old house” says Emma. But after going through the planning process with Signature Homes Nelson, and calculating costs, she and Dean agreed that starting over was a much better option.
A dream kitchen is something many of us already have stored away in our imaginations but, if you still need some inspiration, these trends will turn your preliminary plan into a full-blown kitchen crush.
Picking an architectural style is a choice informed by how you live as well as your personal taste. We round up some popular options and what to consider before you choose.
The best flooring fades into the background while making our homes a joy to live in. Check out our top flooring trends, as well as the wide range of durable and modern options.
1. Nude natural (above image)
Inspired by the Scandinavian trend, this look is all about stripped-back simplicity, pale wood tones and clean whites. The appearance of white-washed wood is ideal for floors, either hardwood, laminate or vinyl. Natural fibres add warmth and texture, and greenery creates a connection to nature.
Lighting is integral to creating a warm and inviting yet practical home. Drawing up a lighting plan is the best way to ensure all your lighting needs are covered, from cooking up a storm to chilling out.
Types of Lighting
Whether you’re looking to demolish, subdivide or start fresh on a brand-new section, Signature Homes can help you find the perfect solution.
Easy, relaxed elegance and a breezy colour palette are the key elements to coastal chic. If you want your home to have understated style and oodles of natural light so you feel like you’re on holiday all year around, this could be the style for you. More relaxed than a traditional Cape Cod or Hamptons house, coastal chic has a charm that is uniquely Kiwi.
A well-designed splashback can transform an ordinary kitchen into an extraordinary space in your new home.
What should you look for when designing your kitchen? Functionality rules of course, but the look and feel of the kitchen is just as important. As the hub of the home, there is good reason to design an original space that reflects your personality, stage in life and lifestyle. A tiled splashback is one way to make a style statement in your kitchen.