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Welcome to the second series of First Rung from Stuff Homed. This year, we're looking at home renovations - how to get started, how to bring your dream designs to life, and how not to blow your budget. Over six half-hour episodes, we talk to builders, serial renovators and first-timers to get their DIY tips - and help you avoid repeating their renovation mistakes.

First Rung: Reno 101 Stuff Homed

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    • 3.9 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to the second series of First Rung from Stuff Homed. This year, we're looking at home renovations - how to get started, how to bring your dream designs to life, and how not to blow your budget. Over six half-hour episodes, we talk to builders, serial renovators and first-timers to get their DIY tips - and help you avoid repeating their renovation mistakes.

    The serial renovators

    The serial renovators

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. In our final episode, we catch up with Kiwi builder Scott Brown, and meet the people who've been well and truly bitten by the reno bug: Tom Faye, who has made a career from renovating houses; Katey Pittwood who's looking for her sixth reno project; and Alice and Caleb Pearson, who are on their 11th.

    • 32 min
    The finishing touches

    The finishing touches

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. In episode 5, seasoned renovator Hannah Kang, tells us why we might not need an interior designer, we're inspired by Auckland artist and upcyler Maiko Nagao, and we get some tips for a perfect paint finish.

    • 28 min
    When it all goes wrong

    When it all goes wrong

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. In episode 4, we talk to a homeowner whose home was left half sealed off just as the country went into lockdown, and get some tips on avoiding a reno disaster. We also hear from Chris Caiger from Refresh Renovations about the challenges of managing your own build.

    • 27 min
    The big two: Kitchens and bathrooms

    The big two: Kitchens and bathrooms

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. In this episode, we talk to designer Davinia Sutton and renovation expert Dave Georgetti about tackling your kitchen or bathroom. We meet a woman whose bathroom reno was a tough decision, and Jo finds out what she should do in her own dated kitchen.

    • 26 min
    How do you even get started?

    How do you even get started?

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. This week, we talk to Insta influencers Shayden and Georgia Whipps about their first reno, and to a first-time homeowner who completely remodeled her Upper Hutt cottage. Plus, Jeremy Gray from builderscrack.co.nz talks us through hiring our first tradie.

    • 30 min
    Get ready to reno!

    Get ready to reno!

    First Rung: Reno 101 explores the dirty, dusty, and eminently satisfying world of home renovations. In episode 1, we hear the inspiring tale of a Wellington renovator who taught herself DIY from YouTube, we catch up with builder Peter Wolfkamp from The Block NZ, and we talk money with Stuff business editor Susan Edmunds.

    • 27 min

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