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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. 

Love where you live but not your house?

Do you love your neighbourhood? The schools are great, you’ve made friends and the community is everything you want and need. The only problem is your house is not your dream home. Maybe it’s too small. The layout is strange. You want better indoor/ outdoor flow. Or even worse it's a leaky home. A Knock Down & Rebuild may be the answer.  

Here are our TOP 5 REASONS TO REBUILD ON YOUR SECTION.

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DESIGN WORKSHOP: Flooring

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.

 

What’s your style? COASTAL CHIC

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.