Advice and Inspiration for home renovations in New Zealand

Renovate is the country's first and only magazine dedicated solely to home renovations. Renovate is an easy to use resource providing fresh inspiration and motivation at every turn of the page, for ardent renovators seeking to integrate the latest products and technology into their homes.

Published quarterly, every issue of Renovate is jam-packed with revamping know-how portrayed through stylish reviews bursting with practical ideas, DIY tips and tricks (gleaned from the decorating and building trades), as well as marvellous makeover schemes incorporating innovative New Zealand concepts and the latest international design trends. The constantly evolving editorial features in-depth articles relating to refurbishment and restoration, step-by-step 'how to' guides, a section devoted to eco-friendly and sustainable products, plus a terrific selection of essential homewares.

Teamed with stunning photography and a healthy dose of lifestyle articles, readers of Renovate magazine are kept well informed and come equipped with everything they need to design, plan, and create comfortable, stylish and affordable renovated havens within their own homes.

Refresh Renovations The Kiwi Dream Episode 6

On the final episode of The Kiwi Dream renovation watching to see the final transformation of a new bathroom, laundry and a surprise installment by Evie’s landscaper.

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Renovate Magazine August 20, 2014 Add a comment

Book reviews

In each issue of Renovate Magazine we review a selection of books and we are giving you the chance to be in to win from our selection.

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Renovate Magazine September 17, 2014 Add a comment

The Trestle Union competition

Be in to win a 1200mm plywood trestle table from The Trestle Union!

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Renovate Magazine September 01, 2014 6 comments

Test drive your new kitchen before you buy/build it

Blum lets you test-drive your kitchen so that you can get what suits the flow and lifestyle of your family best!

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Renovate Magazine November 15, 2013 Add a comment

Caroma Baths - New Releases 2013

Caroma's 2013 New Zealand baths lineup including Aura Freestanding, Cube island, Cube back to wall and the Noir freestanding

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Renovate Magazine November 19, 2013 2 comments

Taking water saving innovation to a new level with integrated handbasin toilet suites

Fresh water is first used for hand washing and then flows into the cistern to ultimately flush the toilet.

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Renovate Magazine November 15, 2013 2 comments

Shabby Chic

Start collecting and get tips on creating the beautiful and trendy ‘shabby chic’ look in your home. Think whites, faded grays, pale sky blue, floral prints, lace, ruffles and aged paint.

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Renovate Magazine June 03, 2014

Bench seat - Step by step instructions

Create your own, easy to use wooden bench seat for your outdoor area at home.

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Renovate Magazine February 04, 2014

Saben: Roanne Jacobson

We get an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the workspace where Roanne Jacobson of Saben pulls together her amazing accessory creations.

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Renovate Magazine October 31, 2014 Add a comment

The Living Room

Turn your living room into a stylish and colourful place to relax that is as comfortable as it is inspirational.

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Renovate Magazine October 01, 2014 Add a comment

Add Value to your home with Timber Tech

TimberTECH's system will not only keep your house looking great all the time, you'll never have to worry about the expense of replacing your cladding, garage door or decking.

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Renovate Magazine November 19, 2013 2 comments

Fletcher Bifold Door

Bifold doors continue to increase in popularity due to the maximised openings they allow.

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Waterproofing plaster with Resene X-200 waterproofing membrane

Resene X-200 may be brushed into small cracks (less than 1mm) to prevent moisture entering the damaged substrate.

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Renovate Magazine November 19, 2013 Add a comment

Our favourite bathroom accessories

COMPILED BY Valentene Lematua

Bathroom accessories are more than just accents. Take your bathroom from basic to beautiful with a selection of accessories. From a simple body brush to a handsome bath mat - getting ready in the morning will become an enjoyable ritual.

Body brush
$43 from Father Rabbit

Pure soap dispenser
$25 from Freedom Furniture



Pohutakawa laundry bag
$40 from Zuca

Bin bin
$118 from Design Denmark


Bath mat
$295 from Design Denmark


Habito mini bath tub
$13 from The Warehouse

The Aromatherapy Co. Owl burner
$20 from Living and Giving

Tissue box cube cover
$45 from Living and Giving

Bath tub caddy
$90 from Living and Giving

Hamamist towel
$88 from Father Rabbit

Bamboo toilet roll holder
$40 from Freedom Furniture

All information is believed to be true at time of publishing and is subject to change.

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Renovate Magazine July 30, 2014 Add a comment

Hide and seek

A Finnish reindeer hide rug speaks total luxury.



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Renovate Magazine October 02, 2014

Red Hot KitchedAid Mixer

KitchenAid K5 Deluxe Stand MixerThe commercial style bowl lift is designed to handle heavy mixtures easily.

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Renovate Magazine September 29, 2014