Emma’s Open Planned Oasis

Our client Emma came up with a plan for her new family home in Waipu, Northland. We loved working with Emma as she had a budget to meet so we knew what direction to take her in. Creating a symmetrical balance in the design where we were able to stay sympathetic to the architects at Maxar architecture. Emma made the …

Copper Stuns the Kitchen

The top priority in this 1930’s home was to illuminate this dark and dreary space while maintaining the existing walls of the kitchen and living room across two floor and ceiling heights. As insufficient ceiling space prevented the use of a skylight, therefore light was brought into this space using a customised bulkhead. This allowed us to conceal services and provide indirect dimmable up lighting  to illuminate the kitchen and living room. The heaviness of …

Trent & Theresa’s Coastal Renovation

It was once described by the locals as the ‘worst house on the street’. After careful planning & detail, it’s now an eye catching property on both the interior & exterior scale. Take a look at how this incredible transformation took place. The Warren’s first approached us in 2018 where they had finally found their first home right by the …

Sarah takes on her own Kitchen Renovation

Sarah & Ritchie purchased their first home in 2016 after returning from their OE. The 1960’s home captured Sarah’s heart by the beautiful timber floors, the brick fireplace & the trees surrounding the living and dining areas. Sarah is a passionate cook who loves to get in the kitchen and create meals for friends and family. Her business as a …

Lin’s Conversational Master Bedroom & En-suite

When Sarah first visited this 1864 Villa, it had huge potential to become a timeless classic. Our brief was to create a Master Bedroom that harmonises with the en-suite, and create an oasis to escape to. The client let us do just that, and with opportunity comes challenges. One of the challenges with this space was getting light into this …

A Modern Twist for Jane & John

Jane first met with Sarah Burrows Design at the 2017 Home Show when she was considering a kitchen renovation and wondering who might design and manage that process. This meeting in a neutral environment enabled her to get an idea of the scope of the project and what we could bring to the process. This was followed up by an …

Jenny & Steve’s Eco Friendly Kitchen

“Jenny and I had dreamed of building a house that would suit us in our retirement. Traffic congestion and land prices in the ‘Super City’ were too high for us to do what we wanted. Whangarei has all the necessary services required by retired folk so we decided to search for a section here. We were successful in finding a …

Rob & Maria’s Rural Retreat

“We hired Sarah because both of us are busy career people with limited down time. For us it made sense to use a professional who knows her business. Sarah certainly ticks those boxes and more. Her communication was outstanding and her knowledge of products that would fit our brief, yet be functional, assisted in guiding us towards making the right …

Jared & Joyce take on building a new home

We currently live in Taiwan, and we decided to build our new home back in New Zealand and use as a rental until we return. Sarah made it really easy for us to make our ideas functional and practical. She came to us with everything we needed like colours, fabrics, curtains, tapware, all great ideas for our home. We are …