EX­PERT TIPS

Your Home and Garden - - Your Renovation -

TONY KARSTEN, AR­CHI­TEC­TURAL

DE­SIGNER AT KAD ,

> You must work with what you’ve got and have re­al­is­tic goals. With the gen­eral cost of build­ing at present, it is easy to aim too high and you will end up over­cap­i­tal­is­ing.

Look for good ‘bang for buck’ so­lu­tions. Of­ten a set of French doors, a new deck and per­gola on the sunny side of a house can be a cheap al­ter­ation that has a huge im­pact.

Tim­ber decks are gen­er­ally cheap ways to en­hance a house and cre­ate char­ac­ter. They can eas­ily con­tain fea­tures such as built-in seat­ing, planters, in­ter­est­ing an­gles and split lev­els.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.