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Lifestyle

Spring cleaning tips for a healthy, happy home!

Setting aside time each year to deep clean your home is important to keep your home healthy, organised and happy. Through spring cleaning, you can remove dust, mold and mildew before it becomes an issue. This is key! I always like to start with tasks that apply to all rooms of the home, then hit [...]

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The Wellington beaches you simply can’t beat!

A perk of living in a coastal city such as Wellington is the variety of beaches and bays that are accessible to us. Whether it’s for swimming, surfing, or going for a walk to take in the view, there are plenty of beaches to enjoy on those unbeatable Wellington days.

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Part Two – How do I implement a low impact home?

Having a garden is pretty eco-friendly, to begin with. If you can grow your own food, you’re already winning. Think of all the transport costs that zucchini you grew saves. 

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How do I implement a low impact home?

The biggest misconception about going waste-free is the cost. If you follow the waste hierarchy, you will save money in the long run. The waste hierarchy encourages people to prioritise reducing and reusing over recycling, recovering and disposing of. 

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Setting the stage for selling your home

“An immaculately presented home with thoughtful touches attention to detail and it’s key selling points highlighted will create a positive first impression, optimise the property’s value and ensure it stands out from others”.

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Autumn catering in your home

Food brings people together. It is our common denominator, necessary for survival but universally enjoyed. Catering for friends and family in your home can be a rewarding and fun task. All of us take pride in our homes. Inviting people into the space that has been created to house a lifetime of memories is special.

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Flowers for the home

The power of flowers is extraordinary. Flowers can speak a million words; they are used to celebrate love, birth, growth, life, and so much more.  Nature is beautiful, and we are fortunate in New Zealand to be surrounded by so much of it. Welcoming nature brings life into your home, generating happiness and lifting moods. I [...]

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Preparing for Spring – What House Renovations Are Needed

Spring means more time outdoors and less time indoors.

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How can we be more sustainable at home?

When it comes to doing the right thing for the environment, Janette from Verdant Living thinks we need to draw

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Tips and tricks home stagers use to make a home look more expensive

In this feature, we speak to local interior styling and home staging guru Alicia Walker from ‘Elite Living’

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Understanding the Sales and Purchase Agreement – Guide for Buyers and Sellers

There was a time when the sale and purchase of residential property were transacted on a basic,

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How to Choose the Right Outdoor Paint for Your Home

One way of boosting your home’s curb appeal is creating unique, attractive, and inspiring exterior colour schemes.

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