• Beautifully Renovated 3 Bedroom Home in Hillcrest On Sale!!

      2016/03/26    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone, How is your Easter going?   Today I am talking about our home renovation project in Hillcrest, Northshore, which has been recently finished.   This house is at 2/263 Glenfield Road Hillcrest and on sale at the moment. I think this property is suitable for a young family with small kids. You can check out the property info at Harcourts website! Actually there is an open home today from 11AM so if you like please come on have a look!!     The Original Condition This house was in originally not good condition…. Everything looks old and worn. Obviously the interior as well as exterior requires lots of maintenance. The exterior wall has lots of marks and some parts of paint came off. […]

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  • NZ House Wall Cladding Types!!

      2016/03/13    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone!! How has been your last week? Today I am going to talk about house exterior cladding types!   JAPAN HOMES LINKS Website, Trademe (Builder),  Trademe (Home Design), Facebook & LinkedIn   As the outer shell, it’s the main feature that everyone will see and the house cladding type decides the style for the rest of your home. What’s the best cladding system for you will depend on what look you like. Cladding materials vary in colour, texture and geometry, allowing you to make a choice that is unique to your home. Please let me introduce cladding typ and help you chose the best option for your own home!   Timber Weatherboards This is the traditional cladding material for New Zealand homes. Weatherboards are usually shaped planks fixed horizontally and […]

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  • Bathroom Renovation Proposal For A Client in Thames

      2016/03/06    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi Everyone!! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!! Hope you guys have happy and lucky moments!!   Bathroom Remodeling Japanese Client in Remote Area But We Want to Help!! I would like to talk about a bathroom reno project that was consulted by a Japanese client in Thames, North Island. She wanted us to help her as we are Japanese builders whom she can easily communicate, but unfortunately, Thames are a bit too far for us to come do the work. But we wanted to help her so we talk to her via email, gathered information and finally proposed a reno plan.   Existing Bathroom   I first asked the client to give me a sketch and several photos to understand the current situation […]

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  • 3 Bedroom Home Renovation!! Sunnyhills Auckland

      2016/02/28    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All,   How are your happy weekend going? Today I am going to talk about our residential home renovation in Sunnyhills. This one-story property with 619m2 land area is around 40 years old and has 3 bedrooms, 1 living&dinning, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. This is a quite old house that Japan Homes renovated 2 years ago but it still looks so new! ! The refurbishment includes New kitchen & new bathrooms. Granite kitchen benchtop and the same granite benchtop for the laundry room. new laundry sink and storage. new carpet and new paint throughout. Entrance After opening the entrance door the clean, beautiful dark grey tiled hallway welcome you.   Living&Dinning   Living, Dinning and Kitchen is an open plan with […]

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  • House Extension Project in South Of Auckland!!!

      2016/02/21    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All Aucklanders!! Thanks for you visit to my blog!! Do you have a Happy and and Lucky weekend?   Japan Homes has company service ad pages on Trademe Please have a look at these if you are interested!! Japan Homes Builder Page              Japan Homes Design Page   90m2 House Extension Project   A few weeks ago a property owner contacted us and told he would like to build a ‘new wing’, a 90m2 addition to his existing home. The location is near Dury, South of Auckland. So I just went to his place, discussed his plan and checked the site condition. Here is the existing site. In the front yard beside the existing home the owner wants to build […]

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  • Do Not Mind About Tiny Cracks On Exterior Plaster!!

      2016/02/14    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi all!! Do you guys enjoy the beautiful Sunday? We are so lucky that we have such wonderful weekend here in Auckland!! Our showhome is open on Saturday so, if you have free time, please come visit us here at 31A Atkinson Ave Papatoete.   Exterior Plaster Would you mind if you bought a new home with exterior plaster and few years later its got some fine cracks? Would you think these cracks are due to the trader’s fault or structure issues?   Please do not worry!! This is not often the case. Actually, it is common that the exterior plaster has got fine cracks. The thing is, building always moves every moment. You may not feel it moves but by wind, heat or humidity, […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 5!!

      2016/02/01    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hi All, How is your HAPPY and LUCKY long week end going? I have bought a new laptop at PB tech yesterday and writing this blog with it. I am very lucky that this laptop is fast and save a lot of time for me!!! (大家好,你的快乐和幸运漫长的一周到底是怎么回事?我买的PB高科技新的笔记本电脑昨天写这篇博客吧。我很幸运,这台笔记本电脑是速度快,节省了大量的时间对我!)   This post is the Final Episode of The making-a-new-Japanese-Garden Story at 31A Atkinson Ave. Papatoetoe Manukau where Japan Homes locates. Today I will discuss the planting of this garden. (这个职位是本作-A-新日本花园的故事在31A Atkinson Ave. Papatoetoe Manukau 曼努考日本的地方位于房屋。今天,我将讨论这个花园种植。) Both trees are bought at Plant Barn in Botany. They look very like Japanese, although they are not Japanese local types of trees that are used for the Japanese Gardents in Japan. The Japanese loves Japanese maple trees which changes their leaves color […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 4!!

      2016/01/26    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Aucklanders!! How is your sunday going? You have a lucky, happy and a beautiful day!!   This time I continue to talk about spreading pebbles and bark on the ground of Japan Homes showhome site. In the last post we put the grey pebbles like this.   Now I am going to put the black bark on other parts of the ground. First, we use spades to move a lump of the bark to the blue plastic sheet from the mountain of it so that we can easily carry (woops! Sorry, I put my finger on the camera lens). Then carry and spread it at the back side of the showhome. We make the bark even using a rake The black bark looks cool!! Doesnt […]

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  • Making a Japanese Garden at Showhome Part 3!!

      2016/01/22    What I feel 自分が感じたこと

    Hello Everyone!! How is going? These days Auckland is very hot!! Sunlight burns us….!!! But I have a lucky, lovely and happy day everyday!! I believe you guys also enjoy summer as well!!   Today`s post is the 3rd episode of our making-what-a-wonderful-Japanese-garden-is-this story. The site is at Japan Homes Showhome at 31 Atkinson Avenue Papatoetoe. Now our garden is gradually getting closer and closer to complete. I am going to describe spreading pebbles and garden bark in the garden. We first place weedmats on the ground to prevent weeds from growing. Make sure that there is no gap in these mats. If there were gaps weeds would grow in there. We then start to move grey pebbles to spread on those weedmats. We ordered these […]

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