NZ House & Garden - - HOMES -

What I love about Lowry Bay: We have the best of both worlds – the sea and the bush sur­rounds, as well as the ac­tiv­ity and tran­quil­lity they bring. But at the same time, we’re not too far from the hus­tle and bus­tle of the city. (Deb­bie)

My dec­o­rat­ing style: I pre­fer to keep it sim­ple and min­i­mal­ist, with a mix of con­tem­po­rary and clas­sic fea­tures. Clut­ter is my worst en­emy. (Deb­bie)

Best ren­o­va­tion ad­vice: Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion. We had weekly on-site meet­ings with the ar­chi­tect and builder. This helped en­sure we were all on the same page and any is­sues were clar­i­fied and dealt with ef­fi­ciently. (Deb­bie)

Closely con­trol your ex­penses, and ex­pect things to cost more than ini­tially quoted. (Stephen)

Deb­bie and Stephen Sum­mers

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