The truth about open-plan living

Danny Katz reveals the pitfalls of open-plan living.

5:00 AM  At first, you will love your open-plan house. But over time, you'll make a few tweaks.

Signs of a good apartment block

Is apartment block living right for you? It can be - if you find the right place.

Here areĀ 10 ways to tell if the building you chose for your new flat is a good place to live.

Home innovations you need

The Samsung's Serif's design aims to make the TV more of a statement design piece in the home.

Designers are reimagining ordinary household objects in interesting new ways.

How I learned to love beige

Beige gets a bad rap, but it remains an interior decor stalwart.

It gets a bad rap on the home interior front, but when done well, you'd be surprised at how not-at-all boring it is.

Probing bad bathroom habits

Weeing in the shower? It's not that bad.

From weeing in the shower to flushing matches, it's in this room that the most shadowy activities come into play.

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Home of the week: Martinborough gallery

Richard working in the 22m-long living space; to his right is the wood store hatch.

Chunky recycled timber gives this barn-like home (with a 22-metre-long living room) its cosy character.

House of the week: Wanaka gallery

Halloween every day and Christmas twice a year... you can expect the unexpected from the Legnavsky family.

House of the week: Christchurch gallery

House of the Week: Island Bay gallery

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