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.
Bringing more natural light into the home with skylights and solatube
The importance of daylight in the home cannot be overstated. Explore different options to bring more natural light into the home.
Passive solar home design
Designing for the sun is nothing new. Indulge in some strategies while renovating your home, to learn how to get the most out of one free resource available to everyone – the sun.
To do it yourself or pay a professional?
To do it yourself or pay a professional? Some home renovations are just meant to be left to the experts.
Removing paint safely
Nikki Morris provides tips and advice on removing paint from your walls in a safe and healthy way.
Contemporary bathware from Robertson
Find a bathware range to suit your every need with contemporary and quality features and finishes from Robertson.
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If your aluminium joinery is an outdated colour, faded or just generally looking tired, recolouring your windows and doors can pull off a brand new, seamless look.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.