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.
Ceiling options and ideas in New Zealand
Whether you yearn for the old-fashioned romance of moulded plaster or something more modern and cutting-edge, there are ceiling options to meet your requirements.
Decorating with white
The pure and pristine elegance of white can create a timeless style statement in any room of your home. We explore the opportunities white can offer in four key rooms of the house.
Planning the layout of your kitchen
Find out some tips and tricks to planning the layout of your kitchen space to make it easier to work around.
Recolour aluminium joinery cost-effectively
If your aluminium joinery is an outdated colour, faded or just generally looking tired, recolouring your windows and doors can pull off a brand new, seamless look.
Add a dual flush plate for a seamless bathroom
Utilise an iPlate control/push plate; a mechanically operated, dual toilet flush plate for concealed in wall systems for a seamless easy-to-use flush toilet.
Roofing colour options
It pays to plan ahead with your colours and materials needed when painting your roof. Find out how you maximise the life span of your roof with Resene Summit Roof waterborne colours.
From weights and exercise equipment through to board games and computer gear, we all have piles of gizmos. But where to store them all?
Upcycling tips and tricks
Eco-friendly, easy on the pocket and immensely satisfying to boot, upcycling is a trend that is here to stay.
Building Amendment Act updates
We bring you up to date with the new Building Amendment Act 2013. Find out what is and isn’t allowed, and where you can source more information.
Pest management tips
Rodents can be persistent pests, but with an integrated pest management approach, the problem can be effectively managed.
To renovate or relocate?
It’s hard to find the perfect home. Whether you’re in Auckland or Akaroa, Edgecombe or Ellerslie, in this market we all know the complications, expense and stress the purchase of a new home can bring.
Innovative bathroom fixtures from Robertson
With a treasure trove of innovative bathroom products and fixtures, Robertson provides a collection of brands for ideas on a perfect bathroom design.
Paying your taxes on time
We all succumb to procrastination. Find out what can benefit your home by not delaying paying your taxes.
Consider solar for your home in New Zealand
Installing solar power at home is no longer about being green. With rising electricity prices and the reducing costs of solar equipment, sourcing power from the sun is starting to stack up financially.
Tips on choosing a kitchen sink
We spend 60% of our time at the sink when in the kitchen. Preparing, washing and chopping are necessary activities that should be done as efficiently as possible – isn’t it logical then to take the time to choose the right sink centre for your individual requirements?
Converting a commercial property into a home
Converting a commercial property into a home may be challenging, but the process can be uniquely rewarding. Find advice and inspiration for when you come across a property you want to convert.