Color Me Happy: A day in the life of Urban Homes’ Colors and Selections Team

Urban Homes’ talented Colors and Selections team commands a proud view from the third floor of Urban HQ – home to our state-of-the-art StudioU Design  Centre. However, it’s not just the stunning views of the Hamilton CBD that sparks their inspiration daily, it’s the latest design trends and color palettes... Read more >

Four seasons, one home

Design your home for year-round living Spring, summer, autumn, winter – seasonal changes are one of the only constants in life, bringing with them their own light, temperature, and weather patterns. So, how can you plan for these in the design of your new home and why is it important... Read more >

A home with a view

Chris and Caroline Lewis don’t do things by halves. In one year, they demolished their house, renovated their farm cottage, excavated a section and built their 310sqm, four-bedroom dream home on a four-acre section. And if that wasn’t enough, moving day was in the middle of calving season. Someone who... Read more >

Can I personalise pre designed house plans?

Planning your perfect home? You’ve no doubt lost count of the hours spent inside show homes, pinning images to your dream home Pinterest board, and following home and interior styling profiles on Instagram. But that’s all part of the fun, right? Yet despite all this, you still haven’t found the... Read more >

Find a space for your favourite armchair with the Urban Homes room design layout tool

A beautiful new home brings with it the opportunity for fresh interiors, new style and new furniture. It’s also an opportunity to create the space in your home you’ve always wanted. Space for that beautiful 10-seater dining table, perfect for evenings of entertainment; space for that beloved armchair you can... Read more >

5 things to consider when embarking on your building journey

Are you considering building a new home? Congratulations – you’re about to embark on an exciting journey. Before long, you’ll see all those ideas you’ve pinned on Pinterest, saved on Instagram or bookmarked in the latest copy of House and Garden magazine, become reality. But first, you need to narrow... Read more >

Tips and tools for designing the right home for you

Anyone who embarks on a journey of building a house will quickly discover there is a lot to learn, with many decisions to be made along the way. Designing the blueprint for your home is one of the first steps, and the more you know about the process, the more... Read more >