Five elements of a stylish home gallery

VINTAGE LOVE: Add unique vintage items to create an extra depth to your space.

5:00 AM  If you knock on the door of an interior designer's home, chances are you'll find these features.

Britain's largest home for sale gallery

A GRAND DESIGN: Wentworth Woodhouse, South Yorkshire, England.

It was the inspiration for Pride and Prejudice and is so big you could sleep in a different room every day of the year. It's also a bargain.

House of the week: Nelson gallery

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Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

Should you buy or rent?

'DEAD MONEY': Daine Thompson and Anneliese Willis, pictured with son Caleb outside their West Auckland home, say renting just pays someone else’s mortgage.

There are endless arguments about which makes most money sense and no easy answer.

How to: Find a builder

ADD IT TO THE LIST: It's not just about choosing the builder, but how you pay the builder too!

This close to Christmas, finding the time to quote our job was about as likely as a possum learning to drive a digger.

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House of the week: Nelson gallery

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Grown-ups can have tree houses, too, and that was the aim for the owners of this Nelson home.

House of the week: North Canterbury gallery

Rural seclusion meets industrial chic in a designer's North Canterbury retreat.

House of the week: Waikato gallery

House of the week: Greenhithe gallery