Open plan living spaces advice articlesView all types of renovations
What is the best use of floor space for a living area? What are the design rules for creating the best flow? Our helpful articles bring you inspiration and advice on creating your own open-plan space.
Natural stone lookalikes
Forget kitchens and bathrooms, modern and natural-looking stone tiles have found their way into most spaces within homes, including living rooms and bedrooms.
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation.
How your home can contribute to your retirement plan
Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, explains why renovating a home is becoming a key part of a retirement strategy and gives some options for efficient financial planning.
Rockingham, WA renovation builders
Famous for fabulous beaches and Shoalwater’s superb Marine Park, the City of Rockingham offers residents a great lifestyle, just 40 minutes’ drive from Perth.
The great Australian avocado incident
Deborah Carlyon, authorised financial adviser, responds to the social media storm created by a recent column in The Australian newspaper that suggested millennials save the money spent on ‘smashed avocado’ and buy a house instead.
London renovation builders
Renovating in London is becoming increasingly popular but with many layers of history and different architectural styles there are a host of regulations to comply with. As a result, renovation builders are becoming sought after to help renovators avoid the headaches and pitfalls that can come with their renovation.
Central Coast renovation builders
With pressure on housing in Sydney, the Central Coast is experiencing both a building boom and a rise in people moving in and wanting to renovate.
Fremantle, WA renovation builders
Situated at the mouth of the Swan Harbour, Fremantle is WA’s largest working port and is famous for its history and heritage, its spectacular waterfront, beaches and cool youthful vibe.
Tauranga renovation builders
The city of Tauranga embodies all the qualities one might expect from a region known as the Bay of Plenty. With its sweeping arc of ocean beach, restful harbour, high sunshine hours and close proximity to so many North Island main centres, it is no wonder that this is also one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
Asbestos removal in Australia
Asbestos removal can be a health risk. That’s why we are giving you some information on how to safely remove it from your home when you plan to renovate.
Local authorities glossary
Depending on the scope of a build or renovation project, different local authorities may have to be involved. Learn more about their power, duties and responsibilities.
Franklin renovation builders
Auckland meets Waikato in Franklin, a largely rural region that stretches from the wild-wet Awhitu Peninsular to the soporific Firth of Thames. Famed for its rich soils and plentiful sunshine, agriculture is Franklin’s backbone. Yet even farmers like some luxuries and big city sophistication mixes easy with the rarefied country air.
Project management glossary
Coming to terms with who’s who on a renovation project can be confusing, particularly as many of the job descriptions applied to occupations in the construction and building industries cross over, with different ‘titles’ requiring similar areas of expertise.
Renovation builders in Albany, WA
Known for its spectacular surroundings, historical heritage and strong community spirit, Albany is a city many renovators are proud to call home.
Bunbury, WA renovation builders
Beloved for its beautiful beaches and the pods of bottlenose dolphins that swim and play in its coastal waters, the lively port city of Bunbury is a great place to live, work – and renovate.
New Zealand approvals process glossary
The many legal requirements involved in a home renovation means there are lots of terms that need clarification. We take a look at some of the vocabulary used throughout the building consent process.