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.
A tough tablet for renovations
Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for New Zealand’s toughest environments.
Bathroom inspiration and ideas
Stuck for bathroom renovation ideas and inspiration? Create the perfect bathroom space for you and your family with new and innovative bathroom products from Robertson.
Window replacement options
There are a couple of ways to approach changing windows. Ronnie Pocock provides options for replacing old windows when renovating your home.
These days there is a huge variety in tiles. Emma Foote provides some helpful tips and advice on choosing tiles for your home.
Higher house valuations encourage renovators
House values continued to rise over 2014. Deborah Carlyon explains why higher house valuations are encouraging existing home owners to renovate.
Colour trends 2015
The choices for colour are limitless. Resene takes us through the range of popular shades in colours that are popping up in home colour schemes currently.
A healthy home
Find out what makes a home healthy and how your renovation choices could affect your family’s wellbeing, plus save on utility bills.
Do you need council consent for a bathroom renovation?
Bathroom renovations can be tricky when considering whether council consent is needed. Brian Johns from Refresh Design provides some factors to think about when you are about to renovate your bathroom.
Cooking solutions with Bosch
We are proud to introduce your kitchen savior – introducing the Bosch Series 8 oven; with a seamless design and stress-free cooking.
Controlling your home wirelessly
We’re seeing relentless advances in wi-fi technology, apps, smartphones, tablets and smart watches. It would appear that the age of The Jetsons – who lived in a push-button, robotically-aided and wireless future – has finally arrived.
Glass options to brighten your home
Glass doesn’t have to be restricted to windows. We bring you glass trends that will not only brighten up rooms, but will also bring a contemporary and modern look to your home.
Minimalism or maximilism
Do you prefer clean simple lines, or do you believe in using every decorative item you love in the room? Or are you in the middle?
Garage storage solutions
With storage space in many modern homes being sacrificed on the altar of larger living areas, maximising what is available becomes even more important.
Timber floor preparation
There are three common sub-floors that you will encounter when preparing to lay down a timber floor. Endless flooring talks about them here.
Choosing a rangehood in New Zealand
Here are some tips from Buyrite Appliances to consider when choosing the best rangehood for your kitchen.
Tips on child proofing your home
Renovating a house is the ideal time to consider how child-friendly your home is, especially if you have young children or are expecting to add to your family.