Author Archives: Eve Dombroski


Mothers Day Gifts For Mums Who Love Home Improvements

Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and many families around the country will be scrambling for Mothers Day gifts and ways to celebrate Mum. Some will go for a much loved traditional ‘breakfast in bed’. Others will choose the classic chocolate and flower combo. Or with winter approaching new slippers and...

What’s The Right Staircase Design Option for you?

On the most basic level, stairs connect one level of the house to another. However, the team at Stairworks know they are much more than that. A staircase can be a focal point and featured element of a home if it is designed and built properly. So then the question...

5 Minutes with Interior Designer Kelly Gammie

Designer Kelly Gammie of Eucalyptus Design is one of our resident ‘Ask the Experts’ presenters, and will be returning to the February Auckland Home Show. But we thought why wait 'till then, so we sat down for 5 mins with Kelly and asked her to tell us more about her...

Ready, Set, Renovate!

Is it time to renovate? With people spending a lot more time in their homes this year, combined with limited travel options many home owners are reallocating funds towards improving their homes and renovating. Russell Clark of Licensed Renovations is a specialist in residential projects. Here are his quick tips...

A Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Home

For many people one of the most satisfying things in life is coming home to a clean and sanitized home. Every year most households do some type of 'spring cleaning'. For some its a basic 'sort through and chuck out' and others it means cleaning from top to bottom. Here...

How To Stain A Deck –  Beginners Guide

Moved into a new home with a deck? Want to give an old deck a makeover? Built a new deck and it's weathered for a year or more? If you’re someone who has never stained anything before use these tips to make the job easier and get terrific results. Staining...

Summer Entertaining preparation

Summer is around the corner… the nights are a little longer and temperatures getting warmer. This past Labour weekend prompted a few of the Home Show team to take the plunge and haul the barbecue out of storage in anticipation of summer entertaining & nights at the grill. We expect...

13 Stylish Spooky Halloween Decoration Ideas

Getting into the Halloween spirit doesn't have to mean giving up your sleek design cred—it's possible to get the spooky vibe without giving up your style or taste. That's right, no tacky plastic skeletons and inflatable spiders, here. Check out these Halloween decoration ideas for a more refined ‘All Hallow's...

Smart Home – Getting started

The future is now! And while we’re not quite at Jetsons level, we’re on track for the cartoons predictions of what life will look like in 2062!  We’ve got 42 years up our sleeves to get to the flying cars and robot maids named Rosie but there are a lot...

Kids bedroom makeover fun!

The Spring School holidays are here! But with the spring weather being unpredictable outdoor activities might be off the cards. You probably don’t want an unproductive few weeks inside on devices (as happy as many kids would be with this option) so how about a fun creative bedroom make-over!  As...

Spring Clean – Tips to freshen up

Yes, it's that time of year - the ground is thawing and daylight hours are getting slightly longer. Spring flowers are beginning to blossom with the promise of long summer days and balmy warm evenings. Right now could just be the perfect time to freshen up and ‘spring clean’ after...

Work-it with a work-space in your home

Do you want to create a nook for household admin? Or an area to run your start-up business empire? Or just a place to study? We’ll show you how it’s possible to carve out a great workspace in any home. With an increasing number of people working from home or...