Enquire now. Let's discuss your project

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.

Show advice for: Kitchen | Bathroom | Extend | Open-plan | Flow | Loft | Re-clad | Warm up | Outdoor | Renovations |

Layout: Gallery view List view
Create an open-plan space

Create an open-plan space

Creating more of an open-plan feel to your home can maximise the space you already have. Here are some tips on how to start to achieve this.

Read full article

Create an open-plan space
Wellington renovation builders

Wellington renovation builders

Limited space for new builds in the city, plus a solid base of older homes that need modernising or re-modelling, makes Wellington a renovators dream.

Read full article

Wellington renovation builders
Dunedin renovation builders

Dunedin renovation builders

Dunedin’s distinctive climate and architecture offers renovators the chance to create distinctive homes. But although the city’s built heritage is dramatic and elegant, homes can also be cold. Many houses are under insulated, damp and pretty miserable, with residents living in cold, unpleasant conditions.

Read full article

Dunedin renovation builders
Get smooth industrial sliding doors

Get smooth industrial sliding doors

Architecturally designed, the Brio Open Rail range is a collection of exposed rail systems, referencing industrial style with modern, minimalist appeal.

Read full article

Get smooth industrial sliding doors
Hawkes Bay renovation builders

Hawkes Bay renovation builders

Refresh Renovations specialises in home renovations throughout the wider Hawke’s Bay. So is the east a good place to renovate? And what factors need to be addressed before renovations start? First and foremost, the region’s history needs to be taken into consideration...

Read full article

Hawkes Bay renovation builders
Bathroom sink options

Bathroom sink options

Whether on top, in-built or freestanding - we have sink options for you in a selection of materials. Which one would you pick?

Read full article

Bathroom sink options
Home regulation changes

Home regulation changes

Deborah Carlyon provides a clear understanding of financial advisors roles, runs through the current legislative changes and lets you know how you can trust the people you deal with during a renovation project.

Read full article

Home regulation changes
When To Move On With Renovation Challenges

When To Move On With Renovation Challenges

Carly moves out of what once was her  ‘forever home’ and moves into a blank canvas – starting a new adventure of home renovations.

Read full article

When To Move On With Renovation Challenges
Temporary accommodation while renovating

Temporary accommodation while renovating

Shipping containers are ideal as temporary accommodation when you are renovating because it means you can move out of your house, yet remain on site.

Read full article

Temporary accommodation while renovating
Future-proof your kitchen

Future-proof your kitchen

With more homeowners planning to ‘age in place’, the focus is increasingly on the best way to ensure convenience, comfort and safety as we look to the future. Here are some tips and advice on future-proof design when renovating your kitchen.

Read full article

Future-proof your kitchen
Sustainable window shades

Sustainable window shades

Control heat and light in an eco-friendly way. Here is a window shade that's not only sustainable but extremely functional.

Read full article

Sustainable window shades
Shipping container homes

Shipping container homes

Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices and notably, they are being used more and more as homes.

Read full article

Shipping container homes
Wine storage solutions

Wine storage solutions

Cooling and storing your wine has never looked any better. We have a wine storage solution that will fit seamlessly into your kitchen space.

Read full article

Wine storage solutions
Preparing your house for sale

Preparing your house for sale

Gain tips and renovation advice for improving your home before you put your house on the market.

Read full article

Preparing your house for sale
Natural concrete finishes

Natural concrete finishes

If you have exposed concrete floors or walls – here are some finishes that make it easy to enhance the natural look of your concrete.

Read full article

Natural concrete finishes
Kitchen design

Kitchen design

A well-designed kitchen renovation can increase not only the enjoyment of a home, but also the resale value of a property, mentions Donna White.

Read full article

Kitchen design