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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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Top trends for designing your bathroom
Trends & Design
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
Trends & Design
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
Trends & Design
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
Trends & Design
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
Five top trends for creating your own kitch
Trends & Design
Five top trends for creating your dream kitchen

Whether you’re the cook in your household, or simply appreciate good food, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It needs to be warm, comfortable and stylish, with layout, design and materials chosen by you to reflect your lifestyle.

Five top trends for creating your dream kitchen
New showhome opening in paerata rise
Regional
New showhome opening in Paerata Rise

Visit our brand new showhome at 1 Winstone House Road, Paerata Rise, open from 11.00 am on the 27th of February.

New showhome opening in Paerata Rise
How to take your dining outdoors
Trends & Design
How to take your dining outdoors... Alfresco is in

With warmer temperatures and holiday festivities in full swing, it’s time to take your dining alfresco and enjoy all those long summer nights with family and friends.

How to take your dining outdoors... Alfresco is in
Why you should consider subdividing
National
Are you sitting on A goldmine? Why you should consider subdividing

Got a bigger section than you need or know what to do with? Could your back yard be working for you, rather than you always working to keep it tidy?

Are you sitting on A goldmine? Why you should consider subdividing
Why building beats buying
Industry
Why building beats buying

The beauty of building is getting to design your home around your lifestyle - like this custom Platinum kitchen, designed specifically to accommodate its new growing family.

Why building beats buying
Turning houses into homes for hohepa hawkes bay
Regional
Turning houses into homes for Hohepa Hawkes Bay

We were delighted to share in the celebrations at the opening of Hohepa’s two new homes in Poraiti, in the Hawkes Bay.

Turning houses into homes for Hohepa Hawkes Bay
Residential building is alive and well
Industry
Residential building is alive and well

We’ve got just one message for anyone concerned about doom and gloom in the residential building market – don’t believe all you hear.

Residential building is alive and well
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