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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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He said, what? Decoding building lingo

He said, what? Decoding building lingo

The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.

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He said, what? Decoding building lingo
Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations

Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations

Interested in some extra income and have some extra space to work with? Accommodation makeovers are a great way to get creative and earn an easy side income. There are options for every taste and budget but sticking to a few simple rules helps to make your project a success.  

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Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations
How do I keep my house clean during a reno?

How do I keep my house clean during a reno?

Renovations come with dust, rubbish and paint - but at what point do you ask your renovation team to be more conscious of tidying up after themselves? In this article, Renovation specialist Jim Gleeson provides some guidance.

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How do I keep my house clean during a reno?
Indoor air pollution: what you need to know

Indoor air pollution: what you need to know

Find out the best ways to keep your home’s air quality healthy; before, during and after your renovation.

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Indoor air pollution: what you need to know
No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier

No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier

Focusing on projects of all sizes, Refresh Renovations Napier carried out this simple garage sink and door handle installation.

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No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier
New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?

New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?

The proposed loss ring-fencing rules have been making headlines of late – but what does it mean for your property?

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New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?
The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue

The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue

Check out these awesome products from the Robertson Bathware Catalogue that will inspire your next bathroom project.

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The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue
Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel

Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel

Interested in adding long-term comfort or value to your Coromandel property? Check out our guide to renovating within the Coromandel!

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Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel
Renovating in Manakau

Renovating in Manakau

Interested in renovating within the Manukau region? We guide you through everything you should know about the area.

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Renovating in Manakau
How to make your home Airbnb worthy

How to make your home Airbnb worthy

Check out our top tips for turning your Airbnb into a successful investment.

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How to make your home Airbnb worthy
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,

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New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand

How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand

When it comes to home renovations, you don’t want to sacrifice on quality. For some, financing a renovation provides a helpful solution.

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How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand
Renovating in Franklin

Renovating in Franklin

With gorgeous beaches, affordable housing and a strong sense of community, Franklin is a great region to relocate to, whatever stage of life you may be in. If you need some help creating a home to suit your Franklin lifestyle, Kim Reiche from Refresh Renovations Franklin can plan and manage your project for you, no matter how challenging it may be.

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Renovating in Franklin
Home renovations - where to start

Home renovations - where to start

Are you overwhelmed with renovation ideas and budget restrictions? Renovation specialist Carla Simmonds offers advice on overcoming doubt and getting started.

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Home renovations - where to start
Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

The renovation process is an ideal time to consider home automation options to make your house work for you. Convenience, security, comfort and energy efficiency are all improved when you effortlessly control and automate your home, with as much or as little technology as you wish.

Find out more about the home automation solutions provided by PDL

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Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating
Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained

Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained

A popular feature in many NZ homes, skylights seem divide public opinion on whether they are worth the trouble. In this article, we reveal the truth about skylights in New Zealand homes.

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Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained