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Oratia, Auckland
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$0.25m - $0.5m
Lynda Slaney Architects
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The new kitchen was built out of brown wood ply with built in storage under the stairs and glazed panels through the adjacent stairwell to bring in light from the east. Secret fixed shelves with chunky ply on the wall to display the favourite china.


A picture frame window of the Pohutukawa in the garden forms the back drop for the ten seater table. The lounge shows the original matai tongue and groove flooring and new bifolds to engage with the bush clad exterior.


The northern window seat adjacent to the kitchen invites the visitor to pause for a moment, and engage with the bush garden. While the claw foot bath offers a snapshot of a massive oak tree that sits to the south east.


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Lynda Slaney Architects (LSA) is an NZIA registered architecture practice and a Design 3 Licensed Building Practitioner with more than 23 years experience across a range of both residential and small commercial projects, including new and renovation design. 

Connecting with people and providing great but practical design solutions to their spaces is the driver in my work. My aim is to provide you with a personal service, listen to your requirements, and produce something that will add to your quality of life. 

The project must be affordable, enhancing the existing built and natural landscape it sits in. Its aesthetic is generated from your preferences and the existing context. I hope to create something better than expected yet still within your budget!

It can start with project feasibility studies, and pre purchase design consultation, then move to preliminary sketch designs. These can be developed to include colour and joinery design, then resource consent and building consent plans, through to builder selection and project observation. I am happy to guide you step by step through the process, and all the while ensuring you’re comfortable with the pace. I believe in having integrity in all we do, and you’ll find our service straightforward, and honest.

We service central, west and south Auckland areas as well as the Waikato region. 

We undertake the following;

  • House Alterations and Additions
  • New Homes
  • Office/Medical Centre Interior Fit Outs and Alterations
  • Preschool/Childcare Design Alterations and New Builds
  • Kitchen and Interior Joinery Design
  • Colour Consultancy
  • Feasibility Studies