Is this the best wardrobe ever?

This 17m-long dressing room designed by Canavan Interiors is a finalist in the SBID International Design Excellence Awards to be announced on Friday, November 27, 2015.

This bespoke dressing room - the flagship room in a new UK house - is up for a big award.

Smart house gives sales edge

32 sapperton drive Harcourts smart technology 24/11/15

Making your home a smart one won't just make your life easier - it can boost value when it's time to sell.

DIY a butterfly-friendly garden

Kids can learn a lot by creating a wildlife-friendly garden.

Butterflies and moths need two types of plants: nectar-rich flowers for the adults, and hosts for the caterpillars.

Historic barn's modern reno gallery

This 16th-century barn in the Yorkshire hills has been converted into a contemporary residence by Snook Architects.

We've seen many barn conversions, but this UK project must rate as one of the all-time best.

Stunning foliage for shady spots

Loropetalum ‘Burgundy’.

Inject drama into your garden with these bold, easy-to-care-for foliage plants.

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House of the week: Island Bay gallery

Who needs a burglar alarm? With two towering stone-faced bouncers and an iron resin guard-dog (albeit distracted by a ball) out front, most would reconsider seeking unauthorized entry.

Who needs a burglar alarm with two towering stone-faced bouncers outside your home?

House of the week: Taranaki gallery

A timeless traditional Christmas is the best gift she can give her family, says this creative rural homeowner.

Light-filled Ponsonby villa gallery

House of the week: Auckland gallery

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