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.
Timber floor preparation
There are three common sub-floors that you will encounter when preparing to lay down a timber floor. We'll tell you what they are and how to deal with each.
Choosing a rangehood
Here are some tips from Buyrite Appliances to consider when choosing the best rangehood for your kitchen.
Tips on child proofing your home
Renovating a house is the ideal time to consider how child-friendly your home is, especially if you have young children or are expecting to add to your family.
Renovators have innumerable options for creating dream outdoor eating spaces; it’s just a matter of knowing where to look.
Is your house properly covered?
With all the changes to house insurance, you may be wondering whether you’re property is covered.
Plan your home renovation and future
A successful renovation requires a well thought out process with distinct stages. Deborah Carlyon provides five fresh start strategies for success and tips to achieve your goals.
Personalise your lighting at home
Philips has expanded its home-connected lighting ecosystem range, Hue, with the Friends of Hue LivingColours Bloom and Friends of Hue LightStrips.
Getting the most out of a small space
A kitchen and bathroom proves that you can make a small space more functional with smart solutions to make it feel larger than it is.
10 steps for a perfect pantry
Whether your pantry is palatial or pocket-sized, careful planning can make it one of the hardest working spaces in your home. Here is how you can create the perfect pantry.
Solar system key factors to consider
Sky Solar talks about five main factors that you should look for when choosing your solar system.
Reality TV vs. real-life renovations
We talk to a few people involved in the renovation process on and off the screen to find out exactly what it takes to get a renovation completed.
CoolColour paint for your home exterior
Choose the right colour for your home exterior with Resene’s CoolColour exterior paint, which keeps everything cool.
Sustainable interior design tips
The majority of people spend most of the time indoors. By going green and sustainable in your interior design, you can create a healthy living space that looks and feels good.
Bringing more natural light into the home with skylights and solatube
The importance of daylight in the home cannot be overstated. Explore different options to bring more natural light into the home.
Passive solar home design
Designing for the sun is nothing new. Indulge in some strategies while renovating your home, to learn how to get the most out of one free resource available to everyone – the sun.
To do it yourself or pay a professional?
To do it yourself or pay a professional? Some home renovations are just meant to be left to the experts.