Investing smart: Your minor dwellings guide
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
2M ago
Minor dwellings are the hidden gems of New Zealand's property market - compact, cost-effective, and bursting with potential. If you're eyeing property investment opportunities, these smaller-scale living spaces could be your golden ticket. These secondary homes, not surpassing 65m² (excluding garages and decks), boast the potential to redefine space utilisation of your property. From accommodating family members to becoming a rental income source or a tranquil home office, their possibilities are endless. Why Minor Dwellings Are a Big Deal: They may be small in size, but minor dwellings pack ..read more
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VIRTUAL STAGING: WHAT’S THE BUZZ AT GUBB?
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
Visualising your ideal living space is now within reach, courtesy of the game-changing tool - virtual staging.  At Gubb Design, we're dedicated to streamlining your design journey, providing an immersive and enlightening experience. Through the magic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we can showcase various furniture arrangements, decor styles, and even architectural changes without physically altering your space.  Want to see your dream space come to life? Explore the power of virtual staging by contacting Gubb Design! But first, let’s explore the benefits… Unlock unlimited design o ..read more
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5 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entertaining Area
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     5 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Entertaining Area Creating an outdoor area that is attractive and inviting is an essential part of house design planning. For Kiwis, outdoor living spaces are a significant area of the home—they’re where we entertain, eat meals, and relax—so their aesthetic and design are more than deserving of our attention.  Whether you have a sprawling garden, cosy balcony, or a small deck, taking advantage of your home’s exterior space is easy with our renovation and upgrade tips. A few improvements to the design of your outdoor space, including ligh ..read more
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How to Transform Your Home Office?
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     How to Transform Your Home Office? As more people have begun to work from home regularly, the importance of creating a personalised home office has risen dramatically. Whether your home office is for part-time work or the centre of your operation, it should be a space that you enjoy spending time in that also helps you stay organised and focused. If you find during work hours that you often feel stressed, unorganised, overwhelmed, and unproductive, these could be indications that your home office needs some improvements. Whether you are looking to do a complete overhaul or ..read more
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The Best Renovations for Increasing House Value
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     As a leading Auckland renovation architect, we know which renovations tend to add the most value. Most people know that the kitchen and bathroom are key areas to focus on, but where else can you add value, and what should you focus on if you’ve already refurbished these areas? Whether you’re planning a full renovation for your home before you sell, or you’re just looking to make smaller changes to add value for later, we have suggestions for your next project, no matter what it is! Keep reading for our top renovations for boosting your home’s value. Kitchen alterations Eve ..read more
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Contemporary Accessories to add to a Contemporary Home
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     A newly built or renovated home can often seem surprisingly empty, but as leading Auckland architects, you can trust us when we say that this isn’t cause for alarm. Sometimes, people see their new space and don’t find it as warm and comfortable as they imagined. This is common for brand new spaces, because they haven’t had time to take on a character of their own yet! But don’t worry, this is why interior design exists—to help make brand new spaces as stylish and inviting as they can be! Contemporary accessories are an interior designer’s secret weapon. A few well-placed p ..read more
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How We Ensure Our Building Materials are Top Quality
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     It’s no secret that when you build a home with Gubb Design, we’re with you through the whole process. This means that when it comes time for your builders to arrive with materials for your home’s exterior, we’ve checked every detail once, twice, and again to ensure that your new house design will be built with the best quality materials to last you for decades.  But just how does Gubb Design work to ensure such quality is maintained? It’s a top priority for us, of course, and so there are a few tricks we’ve learnt over the years. We’re all too familiar with the disast ..read more
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The Benefits of Terraced Housing in a City Like Auckland
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     Auckland is currently going through a rapid period of growth. Amid a housing crisis, new developments are popping up left, right and centre in efforts to combat it. Some architects believe the key to providing adequate housing is to build outwards through urban sprawl projects such as Hobsonville and Dairy Flat, expanding suburbia right to the edges of Auckland’s territory. The alternative? Compact housing developments right in the heart of the city, erected in unsuspecting plots of land throughout the central suburbs and making the most out of prime locations across Auckl ..read more
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Contemporary Housing Trends We Loved in 2019
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     As we reach the close of the decade, there’s no better time to reflect on the architecture, design, house and building trends we loved the most this year. 2019 opened up a lot in terms of housing, and in New Zealand it was a constantly evolving topic. Let’s take a moment to reflect on a time capsule of housing design trends for 2019. 1. Smart Homes Technology progressed considerably in 2019, and what we were all watching on Black Mirror at the beginning of the year surely became a reality very quickly. Forget clapper lights or anything else we thought we knew about smart h ..read more
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The Perfect Outdoor Environments for Entertaining at Home
Gubb Design Blog
by Darren Gubb
3M ago
     Summer is here! What better way to sit back and enjoy some warm rays this season than with the perfect outdoor environment to entertain friends and family right in your back yard? Adding some alfresco elements to your back yard is on the simpler end of possible house additions, so don’t fret! It can be easily achieved in a summer and is a sure-fire way to raise the value of your property and your popularity levels at the same time! But just what makes the perfect outdoor entertaining environment? We’ll go through some of the key elements in this article.  Flooring Rig ..read more
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