Create the ultimate 'she shed'

Cindy Goode Milman uses her she shed for painting and quiet time alone.

10:43 AM  Longing for an at-home retreat of your own? Follow these tips for the perfect female hideaway.

Protecting gardens in a cold snap

Protect your garden from the cold snap with these handy tips.

These handy tips will help your plants survive, and even succeed, in this week's frost.

Home is where heart is

Bill Ryalls on his boat Segara.

Nearly 100,000 people in NZ, like Bill and Penne, live in "alternative housing".

We had no option but to move

Ben and Rosie Ponifasio and their 2-year-old son Hughie are ready for the moving truck to help them relocate from Red Beach, North Auckland, to Whangarei.

Large numbers of Aucklanders are flocking to buy property in other regions as prices continue to increase.

9 ways to a cutting-edge home

You can never have too much storage in the kitchen - so look to incorporate floor-to-ceiling cabinets and plenty of shelving.

Nice wallpaper and pretty cushions are all very well, but these design details will pay off come sale time.

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