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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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All about Tiny Homes

All about Tiny Homes

In recent years, tiny homes have become the preferred lifestyle choice for many individuals, couples and families across the world - particularly throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the United States. Minimalism is on the rise - with Netflix shows such as “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” encouraging residents to live simply and intentionally. On Youtube, too, people have built careers off of exploring different approaches to minimalistic living. What is it about tiny homes and minimal living that has so many people choosing small spaces over grand designs?  

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All about Tiny Homes
Top 5 renovation additions

Top 5 renovation additions

If you are looking for a way to create more living and sleeping space for your family, these home extensions, additions and conversions are sure to provide inspiration.

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Top 5 renovation additions
Unique and unconventional home addition ideas

Unique and unconventional home addition ideas

With housing prices at an all-time high and land availability at an all-time low, many young individuals and families are looking for affordable and innovative ways to build a home or extend their living space. Minimalism, too, plays a part here, with people of all ages choosing to downsize in order to improve their lifestyle. From tiny homes to container homes, we look at the latest trends in unique modern architecture - and help you to consider if one of these unique spaces could be right for you.

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Unique and unconventional home addition ideas
The pros and cons of tiny homes

The pros and cons of tiny homes

Have you ever thought about living in a tiny home? Due to their affordability, sustainability and mobility, they are a lifestyle move that is drawing worldwide interest.

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The pros and cons of tiny homes
A room-by-room guide to renovating your holiday home

A room-by-room guide to renovating your holiday home

If you are looking for inspiration for turning your holiday home into a haven, keep reading.

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A room-by-room guide to renovating your holiday home
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
Interior Renovation Checklist

Interior Renovation Checklist

Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.

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Interior Renovation Checklist
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
Creating a functional bathroom

Creating a functional bathroom

Whether it’s a family bathroom or your renovating for retirement, our checklist takes you through what you need to know.

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Creating a functional bathroom
Deciding who should renovate your home

Deciding who should renovate your home

Find out what to look for in a renovations company when you are considering renovating your home.

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Deciding who should renovate your home
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider

Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider

Internal doors have a great impact on the look and feel of your space – and the recent trend of using black-framed metal glass doors brings a bit of New York loft-style glamour to your home.

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Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
Make a small space feel big

Make a small space feel big

Lack of space is one of the most common issues people face in their homes. Fortunately, when working with your existing space, it is possible to make it feel bigger – here are some ideas.  

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Make a small space feel big
How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

A Hamptons style home is a celebration of refined seaside relaxation; a haven to gather family, entertain friends and reconnect with the healing ocean ions.

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How to Create a Hamptons Style Home
Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Creative hacks in construction and renovation can make all the difference to turning your tiny space into the perfect amount of space, just by thinking a little more creatively.

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Renovation Hacks for small apartments
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should be considered, both pre-renovation and post-renovation, when it comes to styling?

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?