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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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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
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

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