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 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. We'll tell you what they are and how to deal with each.
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.
Renovators have innumerable options for creating dream outdoor eating spaces; it’s just a matter of knowing where to look.
Is your house properly covered?
With all the changes to house insurance, you may be wondering whether you’re property is covered.
Plan your home renovation and future
A successful renovation requires a well thought out process with distinct stages. Deborah Carlyon provides five fresh start strategies for success and tips to achieve your goals.
Personalise your lighting at home
Philips has expanded its home-connected lighting ecosystem range, Hue, with the Friends of Hue LivingColours Bloom and Friends of Hue LightStrips.
Getting the most out of a small space
A kitchen and bathroom proves that you can make a small space more functional with smart solutions to make it feel larger than it is.
10 steps for a perfect pantry
Whether your pantry is palatial or pocket-sized, careful planning can make it one of the hardest working spaces in your home. Here is how you can create the perfect pantry.