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The walk-in pantry vs. scullery debate
6 November 2019
The walk-in pantry vs. scullery debate

Homeowners and renovators alike are placing walk-in pantries high on their wish list as functionality and practicality make this cost effective kitchen addition too hard to refuse. The concept of an open plan kitchen design has allowed homeowners to spend more time with family and friends...

Landscaping tips for your new home
24 October 2019
Landscaping tips for your new home

Landscaping your new home is a satisfying part of the building experience, as you visualise entertaining guests or watching the kids play on the grass.  Not only does effective landscape design add curb appeal and value to your home, it can increase the number of functional areas on your...

Let's Talk Kitchens
3 October 2019
Let's Talk Kitchens

We understand that the kitchen is the heart of any home. It is where style meets functionality in one unique space for all members of the family to enjoy. Heirloom Kitchens design expert Jason Smith shares advice on what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to crafting the perfect...

Five bathroom trends for 2020
19 September 2019
Five bathroom trends for 2020

We can spend a lot of time in our bathrooms, rushing to get ready for work in the morning, or relaxing in a soothing bath at the end of the day. Creating your dream bathroom can take time, expert know-how, and the right design to suit you and your family’s needs. Making the right...

How to create a bathroom sanctuary
5 September 2019
How to create a bathroom sanctuary

A well-designed bathroom can be the perfect remedy for a hectic pace of life. The secret is to strike the right balance between luxury and practicality. For busy families, a well-designed bathroom is a necessity as much as an indulgence. The most practical designs will combine clean colours...

The A-Z of edible gardens
22 August 2019
The A-Z of edible gardens

The human desire to grow and harvest our food is motivating homeowners of all ages to place edible gardens at the top of their backyard wish list. When building a new house with Generation Homes, landscaping is included in the unique, fixed-price guarantee and customers have an option to...

6 Best Pet Friendly House Design Tips
9 August 2019
6 Best Pet Friendly House Design Tips

With our furry friends considered a member of the family, it’s important to keep them in mind when you start building a new home. We have the second highest rate in the world of households with pets at 64%, while the US is leading the pack at 65%, according to NZ Companion Animal Council...

Smarter ways to heat your home this winter
31 July 2019
Smarter ways to heat your home this winter

Creating a warm, dry and healthy home is a top priority for many families, particularly during the winter months. According to industry research, one third of New Zealand homes have a serious mould and damp issues, while 46 percent are prone to condensation. In new homes, which are built to be...

Creative ideas for the cooler days ahead
10 July 2019
Creative ideas for the cooler days ahead

Infusing your own sense of style into the interior of just one room can be daunting, let alone an entire house. We asked Generation Homes design consultant Michaela Churstain for some smart, economical ideas on how to bring the latest new-season looks to life in your new home.  Image...

3 ways to build new and save
27 June 2019
3 ways to build new and save

Budget is high on the priority list for most home buyers and while New Zealanders are as keen as ever to own their own property, prices are pushing the dream out of reach. People are looking for innovative ways to get onto the property ladder. Building a home designed for multiple generations...

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