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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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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
Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part One

Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part One

Home is where the heart is for the Iro family and not suprisingly, vibrant, open and inviting areas are at the heart of their extensive home renovation.

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Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part One
Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part Two

Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part Two

When the Iro family decided to do major renovations on their St. Heliers home, one of the biggest decisions they made was to remain in their home. While this can disrupt daily life, the Iro family saw it was an opportunity to see their future home being re-built around them.

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Work in progress: A home renovation in St Heliers, New Zealand - Part Two
1970s home renovation in New Zealand

1970s home renovation in New Zealand

The Tarrant family of Mairangi Bay encountered unwanted extras during their do-up, but the rocky road to renovation was smoothed by the expert oversight of a project manager well versed in fixing the tricky bits.

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1970s home renovation in New Zealand
Ex-state house extension and renovation in New Zealand

Ex-state house extension and renovation in New Zealand

A New Zealand ex-state house extension and renovation proves unlimited potential, with classic features shining through for a modern transformation.

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Ex-state house extension and renovation in New Zealand
Seven-month home extension and re-design in Mt Roskill

Seven-month home extension and re-design in Mt Roskill

It’s warm fuzzies all around for this recently completed renovation as everyone involved had an enjoyable time working their way through a seven-month home extension and re-design in Mt Roskill.

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Seven-month home extension and re-design in Mt Roskill

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