Leaving little left of the tired-looking original house, Refresh transformed this 1970s semi-detached dwelling in Karori, Wellington with a full scale interior makeover.
When Auckland locals Tim and Amy McKenzie wanted an extreme makeover of their 1930s bungalow, they contracted Refresh Renovation’s Dave Georgetti to ensure the job was done right.
This Wellington couple decided to renovate their dated, 20-year-old kitchen and bathroom instead of moving to a retirement or lifestyle village. Their aim was to make their apartment more convenient and user-friendly while adding value to their property.
For most people, the bathroom is as easy to use as any other room. But after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it became a challenge and a struggle for Peter Aitken. Refresh Renovations transformed and re-designed his bathroom to make it more functional, modern and accessible.
Being short on space was a given in this Wellington home's bathroom and laundry. The 6-week renovation transformed these tight, non-practical rooms into thoughtful airy spaces, with the addition of a much-needed extra toilet.
Chris’s Kohimarama home was only built five years before he decided to renovate. Despite its tender age, there was a lot of scope to improve the use of space in various areas of the house.
At first unsure if they wanted to sell or renovate, Tony and Harriet Iro decided to embark on a complete makeover of their old home. After a renovation with significant changes to the floor plan and two extensions, the Iro house is now a modern family haven.
Although Tim and Kristy’s former home had ‘good bones’ and a classic 70s design, it was badly in need of love. The renovation process started when they moved the house 40m back from its original position. Now, they are thrilled with the results.
This complex project entailed sub-dividing a section, renovating an existing house and building a new family home. Renovation specialist Tim Walters undertakes this project on his family property in Orewa, north of Auckland.
Feedback is important, from concept to completion. We take a look at homeowners Sandy Natha and Eamonn Wilkie’s process to the completion of their home, with help from Refresh Renovations specialists Lia Boersma and Charmaine Davis. We spoke to Sandy and Eamonn about their renovation experience with Refresh Renovations.
Set in a 100-year-old villa in rural Fielding, this bathroom makeover was part of a larger home renovation. With its sleek lines and cool contemporary styling, you wouldn’t realise at first glance that this is a room designed for accessibility.
When Hamish and Kate McBeath moved into a sprawling new subdivision, they knew they had found the perfect area to raise their family. But they found the lack of space a challenge, especially with their energetic pre-schooler to consider, not to mention his request for a dog!
Often the decision to stay in a home and renovate can be hard to conceive, especially when you have been living there for a long time, but once Sara and Harley Aish sat down with the Refresh Renovations Consultant, the vision for extending their home became clearer.
After seeing the initial excavation process, the second stage of the transformation of Neil and Yvette Basson’s home is now complete, rendering what was a tired 80m2 1970s weatherboard home unrecognisable.
Bread makers in lounge cupboards and other such inconveniences were the impetus behind the interior makeover of this home.