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When it comes to home renovations, the Refresh team has done (and seen) it all! We’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise – and you’ll find loads of helpful articles, photos, videos and more on our website.

If you’re interested in a specific renovation topic, select from the categories below. You’re also welcome to ask in person about your potential renovation. If you’d like to talk with one of our friendly team members, please get in touch.

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Hometech presents; 5 Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Solar Powered Roof Fan

Hometech presents; 5 Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Solar Powered Roof Fan

Looking for a cost-efficient and sustainable way to keep your home cool in the summertime? Refresh's trusted supply partner Hometech gives their advice on why a solar-powered roof fan is the smart way to cool down your home with free energy from the sun. 

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Hometech presents; 5 Reasons Why Your Home Needs a Solar Powered Roof Fan
Boho beauty in Coogee

Boho beauty in Coogee

Kylie Hinds and her husband bought their seaside home in Coogee, Sydney’s eastern suburbs and what stood on the land is quite different to what it is today. Their home started out as a one-bedroom 1920s cottage that had formerly been gutted and redone in 1970s style, leaving verry little of the original detailing and features. When Kylie and her husband had decided to renovate, their project quickly became nearly a full rebuild.

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Boho beauty in Coogee
Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs is known around the world for its unique architectural style that offers design and architecture enthusiasts much to see and admire. The Palm Springs style consists mostly of mid-century modernist architecture and landscaping with gardens catered to a dry climate. Here’s how you can incorporate elements of the famed Palm Springs aesthetic into your home.

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Palm Springs Architecture
Invercargill renovation builders

Invercargill renovation builders

Some of the most affordable houses in New Zealand can be found around Invercargill, and with its pleasant mix of family-friendly living, remarkable scenery, and unending outdoor adventures; Southland is a dream come true for those looking to escape the house prices and fast paces of the big city.

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Invercargill renovation builders
The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

Everyone wants more natural light in their home. Natural light opens up the home and makes spaces look much bigger than they really are. A home with an abundance of natural light also creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Here are our top 10 ways to bring more natural light in the home.

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The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home
10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe

10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe

Well-designed wardrobes can make your day to day life easier and increase the value of your home. If you’re thinking of creating a walk in wardrobe but don’t know where to begin, here are our top 10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe.

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10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe
Introducing the Lavare Laundry Tub Collection

Introducing the Lavare Laundry Tub Collection

Introducing Elementi’s Newest Laundry Tub Collection, Lavare: Stylish, Functional and a lasting Appeal. These immaculately made laundry tubs offer unparalleled flexibility when creating your new laundry.   

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Introducing the Lavare Laundry Tub Collection
Tiles that feel like fabric

Tiles that feel like fabric

The Tile Depot is excited to introduce one of the newest design developments in the world of tile manufacturing. The fabric effect brings the warmth and comfort of fibres into any area of the home, including hardwearing and wet areas that are often not suitable for actual fabric flooring.

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Tiles that feel like fabric
Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact

Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact

It pays to consider cost-efficient options when renovating your home, Appliances that save you a couple of cents here and there can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run.  Saniflo’s Sanicompact is the first ever toilet to be awarded a 6-star WELS rating for water efficiency and can save the average NZ household over 13,000 Litres each year.

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Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact
Waikato renovation builders

Waikato renovation builders

Covering the middle of the North Island, the Waikato region contains a sizeable stretch of land. Although the majority of the Waikato is farmland, 75% of its residents live in urban areas. Wherever you live in mighty Waikato, Refresh Renovations has you covered

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Waikato renovation builders
North Shore renovation builders

North Shore renovation builders

The North Shore has taken a long time to develop, and for that reason, it is populated with many different styles of homes both modern and vintage. House prices are on the rise and many agree that renovating and getting the most value from your section is the best move.

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North Shore renovation builders
Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

“Where will the baby sleep?” is among the most commonly pondered questions by almost-parents. Luckily babies are small and don’t actually require very much space at all. There’s no need to move house, but you should try to get the important things right. We give you our 7 top tips on creating a beautiful baby nursery that even a newborn will love.

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Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps
Creating a Roof Terrace in NZ

Creating a Roof Terrace in NZ

As far as renovations go, this one is sure to impress. Imagine enjoying the sunset or entertaining guests on your very own rooftop lounge area. If you’re keen to create your own little piece of roof-top paradise, we bring you some need-to-know tips.

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Creating a Roof Terrace in NZ
How to plan a home renovation

How to plan a home renovation

If you’re set on renovating your home but you don’t know where to start, this detailed article will give you a 7 step action plan to assist you in planning a home renovation. Following these steps will ensure you get the result you desire, and minimimise the unexpected hiccups.

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How to plan a home renovation
The easy solution when creating new wet areas

The easy solution when creating new wet areas

Saniflo’s products make the seemingly impossible bathroom, kitchen or laundry installations possible.  It’s now easy and inexpensive to add wet area fixtures anywhere in the home. Find out whether Saniflo products are right for your next Refresh Renovation.

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The easy solution when creating new wet areas
Top tips when choosing stairs for your home

Top tips when choosing stairs for your home

Stairs do much more than connect two floors of your home. They bring a substantial design element and can add to the overall theme of a home. Find out more about how to choose the right staircase for your next home renovation.

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Top tips when choosing stairs for your home