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New Looks for Old Classics – Renovated Lockwood Homes

Lockwood homes are low maintenance and designed to last for generations, but they can be renovated relatively simply if you feel like a change. The galleries below showcase some older Lockwood homes with fresh new looks. If you have a Lockwood renovation project you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Call us on 0508 LOCKWOOD (0508 562 596) or email

Cashmere – Christchurch

This Lockwood home was moved from Southshore, a suburb which was hard hit in the Christchurch earthquakes. The area was red-zoned and where the other houses on the street were unable to be saved, this Lockwood home was spotted by builder Roger Wood. He said “It was a bit bent out of shape due to the foundations failing but still in particularly good nick, especially considering what some of the other homes around looked like.” Roger placed the home on top of a newly built double garage and bedroom basement unit and then extensively renovated it to include double glazing, new kitchen and bathroom and an additional ensuite. The interior was painted with Dulux Sandfly Point 1/4, a warm white, with the laminated beams painted dark to match the joinery. 

A burst of yellow energy – Mt Maunganui

Award winning kitchen designer, Tracy Murphy from Vekart Kitchens is no stranger to Lockwood. She was the inspiration behind the Te Rakau show home kitchen, and has remodelled the kitchens in several iconic Lockwood homes in the BoP

Tracy has revamped her Lockwood giving it a wonderful splash of bright yellow, a theme she carries from the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area throughout the home. Originally a Lockwood show home, the home was resited 18 years ago to Mount Maunganui. The Resene Quarter Merino paint used on the interior was chosen to match up with the original joinery while the bright sunshine yellow Resene Spotlight adds pops of colour to the space.

A fresh new look for a Lockwood Kitchen

This Lockwood home in Rotorua has a fabulous new kitchen that works seamlessly with the rest of the interior. Designer Tracy Murphy from Vekart Kitchens, chose a mix of materials and colours to complement the medium stain on the timber walls and ceiling, and the dark-stained beams.

“I chose Bestwood Fiordland Elm with a Wilderness finish, which provides the look of a dark-stained wood veneer that matches the beams. This cabinetry is teamed with fresh white Dezignatek thermoformed doors and drawer fronts, and Trendstone Lily White benchtops mitred to 60mm thick with a waterfall end.”

Tracy added painted glass splashbacks by Glassart and powdercoated the recessed handle strips to provide a matching champagne finish.

Improving the functionality was also important – the owners requested a walk-in pantry. “While the ceiling is high in the centre of the room, it is very low at the sides, which created a challenge for the cabinetry design,” Tracy says. “The pantry consequently appears as a freestanding cube-like volume within the space. This cabinetry also accommodates the owners’ large new refrigerator.”

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