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Home renovation advice

When it comes to home renovations, the Refresh team has done (and seen) it all! We’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise – and you’ll find loads of helpful articles, photos, videos and more on our website.

If you’re interested in a specific renovation topic, select from the categories below. You’re also welcome to ask in person about your potential renovation. If you’d like to talk with one of our friendly team members, please get in touch.

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Choosing the Perfect Attic Stairs

Choosing the Perfect Attic Stairs

When we renovate, we are often looking to increase storage in our homes. A simple and cost-effective way is to use an Attic Stair to access your roof space.
 

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Choosing the Perfect Attic Stairs
5 tips to plan and add value to your renovation

5 tips to plan and add value to your renovation

With careful planning and support, renovations do not need to be stressful. In fact, they can be an enjoyable adventure! The following steps will get you off to a smooth start and help you to add value to your home.

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5 tips to plan and add value to your renovation
Top 5 value increasing renovations

Top 5 value increasing renovations

Whether you are hoping to sell a property or improve the lifestyle quality of your family home, renovating can serve as a fantastic way to improve your home’s value. If you’re not sure where to start, the following inspirational homes are sure to provide some insight.

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Top 5 value increasing renovations
Resilient Flooring

Resilient Flooring

Resilient flooring includes vinyl, linoleum, cork and rubber. It is potentially the most cost-effective option for your home.

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Resilient Flooring
Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning

Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning

Bathrooms are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in houses. They are also one of the most susceptible to cost and time overruns. The solution?

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Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning
Renovating the right response

Renovating the right response

Far too often we see renovation projects that end up a mismatch of ideas with a total lack of coherence, the spaces created are ok, but they could have been great.

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Renovating the right response
Creating Value in your Renovation

Creating Value in your Renovation

Renovating your home is an exciting venture but it is important to be strategic when deciding where to spend your money.

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Creating Value in your Renovation
Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations

Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations

Refresh Renovations has completed hundreds of bathroom renovations around the world, and although bathroom trends change year to year and country to country, we've found that some principles are universal and stand the test of time. We’ve compiled all of the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to create this ultimate resource to bathroom renovations. In this guide we will cover every aspect of renovating your bathroom, from maximising space, to choosing your materials to the estimated costs.

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Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations
Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Find out how to create moments within each space by highlighting specific features and creating the right mood - through lighting.

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Lighting: what to consider when renovating?
Why should I choose a shipping container home?

Why should I choose a shipping container home?

Container homes are an attractive option for many reasons. We will explain why shipping container homes are so popular and what you should know before buying or renovating one.

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Why should I choose a shipping container home?
Risks of open plan living

Risks of open plan living

“Open plan living” is a phrase you hear on every reality television show and see on the front of every living magazine, but is it really all that it’s made out to be?

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Risks of open plan living
Container homes vs tiny homes

Container homes vs tiny homes

Tiny houses have been growing in popularity with New Zealanders over the past few years. They offer affordable, personalised living that you can take on the road or base on a section of land. They also fit into the increasingly attractive minimalist lifestyle. But are they superior to container homes?

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Container homes vs tiny homes
Interior Renovation Checklist

Interior Renovation Checklist

Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.

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Interior Renovation Checklist
The benefits of the design-build process

The benefits of the design-build process

The “design-build” model comparatively, has the client, builder and architect all work together from the very start of a design to complete the client’s vision based on a set budget.

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The benefits of the design-build process
Creating a functional laundry

Creating a functional laundry

Planning and forethought are the keys to creating a laundry that looks good and works hard every day of the week.

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Creating a functional laundry
What do falling interest rates mean for home renovations?

What do falling interest rates mean for home renovations?

Whether you're a homeowner ready to make some updates or a potential first-time homebuyer, the recent cuts to the OCR could mean big things for your situation.

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What do falling interest rates mean for home renovations?