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.
Make your home a safer place with these wireless home security systems
We have got some product features that will be sure to make your family feels safe whether in or out of the home. So in those moments when you’re driving along and your stomach drops because you can’t recall whether you locked the door or even worse, left the heater on – you can rest easy knowing you can check everything from your phone.
The best smart home controllers, for your smart home devices
With so many smart home devices, it can be hard to keep track of which gadget does what. To make life a bit easier, we’ve compiled some of the best home controllers to make managing your devices that much easier.
Must have smart home comforts
Renovating is the perfect time to consider installing smart home devices to make living easier. Technology through the Internet of things is not only improving efficiency in the home, but also creating a safer environment. We provide options for smart home comfort.
Buying to renovate for investment in New Zealand
Authorised Financial Adviser, Deborah Carlyon outlines the important changes coming to tax laws on home investment properties.
Decorating with mirrors
Mirrors are not only beautiful, but functional too - serving a purpose in every home. Interior designer Donna White tells us how to decorate the home with mirrors.
Hamilton renovation builders
With a population of around 142,000, Hamilton, at the heart of the Waikato, is New Zealand’s 4th largest city. It’s also the fastest growing as increasing numbers of people recognise it as a great place to live and work.
Create an open-plan space
Creating more of an open-plan feel to your home can maximise the space you already have. Here are some tips on how to start to achieve this.
Wellington renovation builders
Limited space for new builds in the city, plus a solid base of older homes that need modernising or re-modelling, makes Wellington a renovators dream.
Dunedin renovation builders
Dunedin’s distinctive climate and architecture offers renovators the chance to create distinctive homes. But although the city’s built heritage is dramatic and elegant, homes can also be cold. Many houses are under insulated, damp and pretty miserable, with residents living in cold, unpleasant conditions.
Get smooth industrial sliding doors
Architecturally designed, the Brio Open Rail range is a collection of exposed rail systems, referencing industrial style with modern, minimalist appeal.
Hawkes Bay renovation builders
Refresh Renovations specialises in home renovations throughout the wider Hawke’s Bay. So is the east a good place to renovate? And what factors need to be addressed before renovations start? First and foremost, the region’s history needs to be taken into consideration...
Bathroom sink options
Whether on top, in-built or freestanding - we have sink options for you in a selection of materials. Which one would you pick?
Home regulation changes
Deborah Carlyon provides a clear understanding of financial advisors roles, runs through the current legislative changes and lets you know how you can trust the people you deal with during a renovation project.
When To Move On With Renovation Challenges
Carly moves out of what once was her ‘forever home’ and moves into a blank canvas – starting a new adventure of home renovations.
Temporary accommodation while renovating
Shipping containers are ideal as temporary accommodation when you are renovating because it means you can move out of your house, yet remain on site.
Future-proof your kitchen
With more homeowners planning to ‘age in place’, the focus is increasingly on the best way to ensure convenience, comfort and safety as we look to the future. Here are some tips and advice on future-proof design when renovating your kitchen.