Refresh’s People's Choice Awards Winners: Whole House Renovation of the Year 2023:

We have a clear winner for this year’s Whole House Renovation category. Melbourne Renovation Consultant Leigh McDonald swept all three awards! Check out his exceptional work from 2023.

Winning project with a open-plan kitchen and dining room

Modern Home Transformation Wins Big

Leigh Mcdonald's gold-winning project in Ferntree Gully transformed dated designs into contemporary marvels. With an enhanced open-plan layout, a refined neutral color scheme, bathroom overhauls, and sleek modern finishes, Leigh and his team crafted a renovation masterpiece, leaving the homeowner overjoyed with her stylish and modern space. Huge congratulations, Leigh! 

Open-plan kitchen with marble splashback

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Creatively Re-worked Apartment Scores Silver

Securing the silver, an apartment renovation in Hawthorn showcases innovative solutions for a small space. Leigh and his team, once again, worked their magic to infuse openness and serenity into the apartment, creating a natural, contemporary aesthetic. Notable project highlights include a bi-fold door leading to the outdoor deck and repurposed kitchen cabinetry transformed into stylish display shelving, complete with custom lighting. Exceptional work, team! 

Indoor-outdoor flow int

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Indoor-Outdoor Ingenuity Nabs Bronze

Voters chose to highlight this design-led renovation that transformed a Beaumaris home in Melbourne, earning it the bronze. The project stands out for its inspired stylistic choices in the living room and kitchen, showcasing a seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Custom cabinetry and stone benchtops epitomize the home's modern and refined style. 

Living room with a bronze badge

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Congratulations to Leigh and our other nominees for their impeccable work this year!

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