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Home renovation advice

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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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
How to childproof your home during a renovation

How to childproof your home during a renovation

Renovating the home you are living in presents a number of safety hazards to even the most cautious renovators. We often overlook the dangers that renovating a home can present to children. Find out how to make your renovation safer if you’ve got little ones poking around.

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How to childproof your home during a renovation
Whangarei  renovation builders

Whangarei renovation builders

Whangarei and the neighboring regions are exemplified by open spaces. While the city centre is typically urban, he city is mostly suburban and mixes residential and commercial very seamlessly.

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Whangarei renovation builders
Queenstown renovation builders

Queenstown renovation builders

Queenstown's property market is booming, being one of the most desirable holiday destinations in NZ. David Dolphin says that renovating is much more viable in the Queenstown area than building new homes.

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Queenstown renovation builders
Install a Bathtub the Easy Way

Install a Bathtub the Easy Way

Get through the chilly season in style, by adding the luxury of an extra bathtub. It’s likely easier than you think. In this article, we'll go over the easiest way to plan for installing a bathtub with Saniflo's hassle-free approach

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Install a Bathtub the Easy Way
Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations

Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations

Saniflo provides  innovative plumbing solutions that allow you to create your dream bathroom, kitchen, laundry and granny flat anywhere and without major plumbing work. These out-of-the-box, ready to install solutions cut down on installation time and cost and make the renovation process that much easier.

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Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations
Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified

Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified

Beyond Tiles Instant waterproof walls have gained the recognition of the Codemark product certification, read more about it here.

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Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified
Converting a garage into a living space in NZ

Converting a garage into a living space in NZ

If you want to add more living space to your home without extending the floorplan, then you’ve thought about converting your garage into a living area. In this article, we will go through some of the key questions to ask before getting your hands dirty.

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Converting a garage into a living space in NZ
Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range

Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range

Robertson’s have unveiled the EasySET shower range, for extreme shower enjoyment. The EasySET shower was created with the aim to create a comfortable and relaxing shower experience.

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Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range
Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

The HEXA tile range is comprised of rich indulgent colours in a timelessly striking hexagonal format, these are the ultimate “On Trend” tile.

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Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles
Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey

Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey

There is just something special about the Greek islands. Get inspired by the Cycladic characteristics, whether you are renovating your living space, bathroom or bedroom.

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Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey
Recladding A Villa Costs & Options

Recladding A Villa Costs & Options

The original Kiwi villa has proved incredibly enduring, but if it’s time to re-clad, what kind of budget are you looking at?

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Recladding A Villa Costs & Options
How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit

How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit

The kitchen can be a make-or-break for potential buyers, so if you’re looking to sell in the future you must read this article. 

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How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit
Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them

Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, which is why we’ve pulled together some of the most common renovation regrets to help you avoid making them yourself.

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Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them