Your Home and Garden

Your Home and Garden November 2020

Your Home and Garden shows you how to create a home that reflects your personal style. From decorating tips to easy DIY craft projects and expert gardening advice, it is packed with inspiring and affordable ideas for when you are renovating, building or simply updating your home.

Les mer
New Zealand
Are Media Pty Limited
kr 29,99
kr 120,16
12 Utgaver

i denne utgaven

1 min
counter balance

SAVE 1 Coconut soap, $15, from Tessuti. 2 Ora marble soap dish, $16, from Citta. 3 Robert Gordon juicer, $44.90, from Good Thing. 4 Chester ceramic teapot, $39.99, from A&C Homestore. 5 Acacia chopping board, $49.90, from Citta. 6 Linen napkin, $39.99 (set of four), from A&C Homestore. 7 Ceramic mug, $12.99, from H&M Home. 8 Living & Co bamboo coaster, $8 (set of four), from The Warehouse. SPLURGE 1 Sphaera soap, $26, from Everyday Needs. 2 Round ceramic soap dish, $34, from Citta. 3 Citrus juicer, $60.50, from Made Good. 4 Kinto brim teapot, $109, from Father Rabbit. 5 Rimu serving board, $125, from Made Good. 6 Linen napkin, $75 (set of four), from Tessuti. 7 White speckled mug, $45, from Made Good. 8 Nel Lusso Tokyo coaster, $59 (set…

1 min

Open for buzz-ness Bees are vital for pollination and one way of attracting more into your garden is to create a bee hotel so single bees without a hive to go home to can have a place to rest their weary wings. These amenable solitary bees aren’t the honey-making variety and may stay only a matter of days, but when they check out, they may leave some eggs. The telltale sign is the mud covering over the entrance hole the female fashions when she checks out. She leaves a supply of pollen for her offspring to eat when they hatch before breaking through and going forth to pollinate on your behalf. Bee hotels are available for purchase or make one and open it for business somewhere that gets the morning sun and is…

6 min
garden state

1 Buying and renting Sally Blockley remembers well the day in May 2013 when her home dream in Tauranga became reality. She’d seen the house she now calls home but hadn’t bothered going to the auction thinking it was beyond her means. But the house didn’t sell, as she discovered during a drive-by. “I checked it out and within three minutes said to my mother, ‘This is my house’. I then got in the car and three streets later I stopped to make an offer,” Sally recalls. She knew it would involve a fair bit of DIY but decided she was up for the challenge. “I always wanted a stucco home and always called them Elvis houses. It’s my first house and my dream home, which is very rare. Most people buy to get on…

7 min
hit the deck

It’s no secret that Kiwis love their decks. And for good reason, it doesn’t just provide outdoor living space for the summer season, but it also adds considerable value to a home. Whether it’s a full-on entertainer’s paradise or a sweet little spot to enjoy a morning coffee, we’ve pulled together all you need to know to make your dream deck come to life. 1 Pre-deck checks Before heading to your local hardware store to select wood and choose wood stain, you’ll want to make sure you’ve dotted the i’s and crossed all your t’s. We’re talking building consents and permits, of course. “In some regions, if you can fall more than one metre, you’ll need a consent,” says Jeremy Gray from Builder’s Crack. “It’s more common for sloping properties or backyards, but…

6 min
the good life

As the McNeil kids race around their acre (4000sqm) section, weaving in and out of trees and shrubs and delightedly hunting for chicken eggs, it’s clear to see they’re living the good life. Their parents, Pip and Shane, bought their Whangarei Heads home in 2017 in the hopes that its expansive outdoor space would allow Caelin and Bowen to have the kind of childhood they’d had – and so far, so good. “The boys love following their dad around the section, doing the lawns, collecting firewood, collecting eggs and playing all sorts of imaginary games,” Pip says. “The section is covered in fruit trees – feijoa, apple, plum, fig, guava and loquat – which gives us beautiful shade in summer as well as providing us with fruit over the summer and…

2 min
shop their style

Pip’s style tips + Choose an overall theme for your home and build your choices for furniture, cushions and art around it. + Keep the walls light and neutral, then add colour and texture in the soft furnishings and furniture. Honesty box Best memory in this house? Sunday morning breakfasts are a favourite. The large dining table means we can all sit round and share pancakes, drink coffee and stare at the view with no rushing. Top picks for local cafes and restaurants? Parua Bay Tavern has a great pub menu and is kid-friendly, not to mention having the best relaxed outdoor dining in summer. Our fave local cafe is just down the road in Parua Bay – great for coffee on the way to the beach and it has the best takeaway pizzas. Favourite…