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Open plan renovation case studies

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Let there be light! It’s amazing what a difference opening up your living space can make. Refresh clients can have different reasons for choosing an open-plan renovation, as our case studies show. But they all have one thing in common – and that’s a fabulous end result.

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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
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 1955 bungalow renovation in New Zealand

A 1955 bungalow renovation in New Zealand

When renovation specialists Robbie Morphew and Haraish Kumar and their team handed over their latest project, it was almost too much for the homeowner Lynne Curran.

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A 1955 bungalow renovation in New Zealand
Contemporary apartment kitchen renovation

Contemporary apartment kitchen renovation

Wanting to create a light and airy apartment kitchen with lots of storage proved easy with the help of Refresh Renovations specialist, Diana May. 

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Contemporary apartment kitchen renovation

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