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.
He said, what? Decoding building lingo
The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.
Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations
Interested in some extra income and have some extra space to work with? Accommodation makeovers are a great way to get creative and earn an easy side income. There are options for every taste and budget but sticking to a few simple rules helps to make your project a success.
How do I keep my house clean during a reno?
Renovations come with dust, rubbish and paint - but at what point do you ask your renovation team to be more conscious of tidying up after themselves? In this article, Renovation specialist Jim Gleeson provides some guidance.
Indoor air pollution: what you need to know
Find out the best ways to keep your home’s air quality healthy; before, during and after your renovation.
No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier
Focusing on projects of all sizes, Refresh Renovations Napier carried out this simple garage sink and door handle installation.
New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?
The proposed loss ring-fencing rules have been making headlines of late – but what does it mean for your property?
The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue
Check out these awesome products from the Robertson Bathware Catalogue that will inspire your next bathroom project.
Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel
Interested in adding long-term comfort or value to your Coromandel property? Check out our guide to renovating within the Coromandel!
Renovating in Manakau
Interested in renovating within the Manukau region? We guide you through everything you should know about the area.
How to make your home Airbnb worthy
Check out our top tips for turning your Airbnb into a successful investment.
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,
How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand
When it comes to home renovations, you don’t want to sacrifice on quality. For some, financing a renovation provides a helpful solution.
Renovating in Franklin
With gorgeous beaches, affordable housing and a strong sense of community, Franklin is a great region to relocate to, whatever stage of life you may be in. If you need some help creating a home to suit your Franklin lifestyle, Kim Reiche from Refresh Renovations Franklin can plan and manage your project for you, no matter how challenging it may be.
Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating
The renovation process is an ideal time to consider home automation options to make your house work for you. Convenience, security, comfort and energy efficiency are all improved when you effortlessly control and automate your home, with as much or as little technology as you wish.
Find out more about the home automation solutions provided by PDL
Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained
A popular feature in many NZ homes, skylights seem divide public opinion on whether they are worth the trouble. In this article, we reveal the truth about skylights in New Zealand homes.