Rooms

Each week, Creative Living’s interior designer will show you how to achieve the look from each episode, sharing mood boards for inspiration and a shopping list for action!

Peter Wolfkamp follows villa owners, Jo and Richard through the demolition and transformation of their rotten old bathroom. It’s destined to become a stunning addition to their living room but lifting the floor reveals some nasty home truths about the total re-build of this family home.

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Peter is as keen as Jo and Richard are to give their villa a bathroom to be proud of. The old one was rotten and mouldy but the new family bathroom will be warm, dry and healthy and in a much more practical location in the layout of the house.

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Two cold and draughty south facing bedrooms become warm and dry for the first time in their hundred-year-old history. First of all, a bright girls bedroom inspired by ‘O’ for Olivia.

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The lean-to is a common addition to many older New Zealand homes but it has not always well executed. Peter Wolfkamp helps Jo and Richard to tackle its limitations. Movie nights in this house will never be the same
again!

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Peter stops Jo and Richard from making a big mistake in the design of their kitchen. Indoor/outdoor flow is taken to a new level and Peter swaps his tool belt for an apron to test drive state of the art kitchen appliances.

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It was meant to be an ensuite but it never advanced beyond a place to store junk, until now. Jo and Richard get the parents’ retreat they’ve dreamt of for more than ten years. Peter comes up with a creative solution to an ugly bedroom layout.

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Over the years Richard has tinkered with various garden projects. Time to wipe the slate clean and start again. Jo and Richard get more than they bargained for out of their small inner city garden but hit a wall budget-wise.

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The final stage of the total renovation is to solve the access issues that even stopped trick or treaters from knocking on Jo and Richard’s front door. But the practical must be married with the historical in the heritage housing zone.

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