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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices, extensions and even complete homes! In this artcicle, we'll look at why this modular structure has gained so much popularity and what the true cost of building a container home is likely to be.
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.
Preparing your house for sale
Gain tips and renovation advice for improving your home before you put your house on the market.
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.
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.
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.