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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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Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

It can only be described as raw, industrial Swedish genius; a vintage, industrial home in a former goldsmiths workshop, combining the idea of a Gucci flagship store, black heavy metal, with crispy white and soft concrete walls.

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Diamond in the rough
The cubby house

The cubby house

Driving this distinctive renovation, architect Ben Edwards was compelled by the philosophies of ‘perception and connection’.

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The cubby house
Cream de la Cream

Cream de la Cream

Scandinavian touches and modern design elements give a tired West London abode a uniquely fresh, clean and elegant appearance whilst maintaining its original Victorian flair.

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Cream de la Cream
A class above

A class above

Terraced house meets high life in this marvellous makeover in Melbourne that focuses on functionality and flexibility.

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A class above
A unique solution to a silver of land in London

A unique solution to a silver of land in London

It was curiously clever design, combined with engineering prowess which enabled an architecturally designed home to be built on a neglected sliver of land, wedged between two Victorian townhouses in London’s Maida Vale.

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A unique solution to a silver of land in London
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

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