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
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
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

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. 

Read full article

How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
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
A tough tablet for renovations

A tough tablet for renovations

Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for New Zealand’s toughest environments.

Read full article

A tough tablet for renovations
Bathroom inspiration and ideas

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.

Read full article

Bathroom inspiration and ideas
Window replacement options

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.

Read full article

Window replacement options
Choosing tiles

Choosing tiles

These days there is a huge variety in tiles. Emma Foote provides some helpful tips and advice on choosing tiles for your home.

Read full article

Choosing tiles
Higher house valuations encourage renovators

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.

Read full article

Higher house valuations encourage renovators
Colour trends 2015

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.

Read full article

Colour trends 2015