15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home

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Feng shui is an ancient Chinese system of laws that aligns the arrangement of your home in relation to the flow of energy (chi). Based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening in our lives, it’s thought you can affect what happens to you by encouraging good energy and repelling bad energy from your home. Continue reading “15 quick feng shui tips for good energy in your home”

AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home

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There are plenty of parcels of land available in the Wanaka area and people are extremely excited about the chance to build a home in what they call paradise.

Subdivisions like The Heights, Hikuwai and Alpine Estate, as well as many individual sections in fantastic locations, are making the quintessential Kiwi dream available to a huge range of buyers. But there’s plenty to consider and many things to organise, especially if you’re building for the first time. Continue reading “AGENT ADVICE: what to consider before building your home”

5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home

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Many tenants are cautious of decorating because they see their own comfort as less important than ensuring their entire bond is returned with a happy landlord at the end of their rental tenancy.

But, just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you can’t decorate to suit your style and taste. With a little due diligence in checking your rental agreement, you can get the best of both worlds — we think it’s essential, for your own happiness, to add personal touches and create a space that relaxes, comforts and inspires you every time you come home. Continue reading “5 creative and damage-free ways to decorate your rental home”

Expert advice: interior design tips for 2017


When you’re selling your home, it’s a no-brainer to go a little further to achieve the greatest return.

One way to do that is to make your property look its absolute best.

So we asked Mark Evans from Peak Interiors, a Queenstown-based interior design firm which operates across Otago, to share his top tips for making your home irresistibly, eye-catchingly and awe-inspiringly attractive.

Continue reading “Expert advice: interior design tips for 2017”

7 easy ways to increase the value of your home

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When you’re selling a house, the difference is in the detail. Small things such as lighting, finishes and decoration can be pivotal in the overall impression you give to a buyer.

So whether you’re looking to sell your home or you just want to update it for your own enjoyment, here are seven simple ways to update your house quickly and inexpensively. Continue reading “7 easy ways to increase the value of your home”

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