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Here you’ll find the latest news, ideas and tips from Platinum Homes to help you on your home building journey. We’ve included the latest housing industry news, ideas for keeping your home warm in winter and tips for styling your bathroom. Keep an eye on this page and stay up to date on what’s happening here at Platinum.

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Working from home? Make your home work for you

Working from home has quickly gone from a niche way of working to something we’ve pretty much all had to adapt to.

Working from home? Make your home work for you
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How to design a creative kid’s bedroom

It’s easy to create a really special bedroom for your child, and the good news is that it doesn’t need to cost a lot of money.

How to design a creative kid’s bedroom
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New show home now open in Cambridge

Just 20 minutes from Hamilton City, sits our stunning new Cambridge show home.

New show home now open in Cambridge
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Top 10 storage tips for your new home

Building a new home is a great opportunity to make sure you never again have storage problems.

Top 10 storage tips for your new home
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How to build a sustainable home

Sustainability is an important part of building a new home and something you may want to think carefully about when choosing suppliers and features.

How to build a sustainable home
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Most important questions to ask your home builder

Selecting the right building partner for your new home is a big decision.

Most important questions to ask your home builder
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Planning your show home visit

Making the decision to build a home is an exciting time in your life. Whether you’re looking for your first home or you’re ready for your next – it’s a big step.
Visiting show homes will give you a good idea of what you like and what you don’t like when planning for your new home.

Planning your show home visit
Top trends for designing your bathroom
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Top trends for designing your bathroom

Whether you want your bathroom to resemble a boutique-style hotel or to be more family friendly, there are plenty of design trends that will suit your needs and make your bathroom easy on the eye as well as functional.


Top trends for designing your bathroom
How to finance your new build
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How to finance your new build

Every Platinum home is unique because it reflects the individual requirements of its owner. Size, layout, fittings and finishes are chosen by you and influence the final building cost. That’s why the cost of building varies from one Platinum home to the next.

How to finance your new build
Keeping home warm in winter
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Top tips for keeping your home warm in winter

We know how important it is for you and your family to live in a healthy home. This is especially relevant as one in six New Zealanders live with respiratory conditions.

Top tips for keeping your home warm in winter
Finding the right time to downsize
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Finding the right time to downsize your home

Once your children become independent and fly the nest you may be left wondering how long you should stay in the family home. You’re probably cleaning and caring for a home that’s bigger than what you need, and spending too much time gardening, when there are other things you’d rather be doing.

Finding the right time to downsize your home
Get started on your home build journey
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How to get started on your home building journey

Making the decision to build a home is an exciting time in your life. Whether you’re looking for your first home or you’re ready for your next home with room for family – it’s a big step.

How to get started on your home building journey
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