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Home renovation case studies

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The upside of maximising space

The upside of maximising space

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. 

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The upside of maximising space
Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three

Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three

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. 

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Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three
Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part Two

Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part Two

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. 

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Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part Two
Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part One

Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part One

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. 

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Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part One
Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh

Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh

Feedback is important, from concept to completion. We take a look at Wellington 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. 

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Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh
Accessible bathroom renovation in Manawatu

Accessible bathroom renovation in Manawatu

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. 

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Accessible bathroom renovation in Manawatu
100-year-old villa transformation

100-year-old villa transformation

When Hamish and Kate McBeath moved into a sprawling new subdivision in Karaka, Auckland, 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!

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100-year-old villa transformation
A home renovation that was made for entertaining

A home renovation that was made for entertaining

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 Wendy Jones from Refresh Renovations, the vision for extending their home became clearer.

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A home renovation that was made for entertaining

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