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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.

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Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Demolition disaster stories are common, but is there a way of avoiding disaster before embarking on the demolition phase of your home?

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Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
Ventilation System vs Dehumidifier: What's the difference?

Ventilation System vs Dehumidifier: What's the difference?

A great ventilation system, such as Unovent brings fresh, dry air into your home pushing out damp foul air efficiently and quietly from the home, creating a healthy home environment

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Ventilation System vs Dehumidifier: What's the difference?
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

If the hero of a classic Western is the good-looking cowboy who rides in on horseback, the hero of any building site is the project manager. Convinced you’d do a better job than a project manager? Here are a few reasons why you’re wrong.

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The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager
Adding value to your property – what to consider?

Adding value to your property – what to consider?

If you want to get the best return possible on your property, there are a few straightforward ways to add value - without breaking the bank. In this article, we show you a few budget-friendly ways to get started.  

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Adding value to your property – what to consider?
He said, what? Decoding building lingo

He said, what? Decoding building lingo

The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.

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He said, what? Decoding building lingo
Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations

Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations

Interested in some extra income and have some extra space to work with? Accommodation makeovers are a great way to get creative and earn an easy side income. There are options for every taste and budget but sticking to a few simple rules helps to make your project a success.  

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Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations
How do I keep my house clean during a reno?

How do I keep my house clean during a reno?

Renovations come with dust, rubbish and paint - but at what point do you ask your renovation team to be more conscious of tidying up after themselves? In this article, Renovation specialist Jim Gleeson provides some guidance.

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How do I keep my house clean during a reno?
Indoor air pollution: what you need to know

Indoor air pollution: what you need to know

Find out the best ways to keep your home’s air quality healthy; before, during and after your renovation.

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Indoor air pollution: what you need to know
No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier

No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier

Focusing on projects of all sizes, Refresh Renovations Napier carried out this simple garage sink and door handle installation.

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No Job Too Small – Garage Tub in Napier
New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?

New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?

The proposed loss ring-fencing rules have been making headlines of late – but what does it mean for your property?

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New Law: Loss Ring-fencing – how does it affect your renovation?
The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue

The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue

Check out these awesome products from the Robertson Bathware Catalogue that will inspire your next bathroom project.

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The latest bathroom ideas from the new Robertson catalogue
Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel

Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel

Interested in adding long-term comfort or value to your Coromandel property? Check out our guide to renovating within the Coromandel!

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Renovating in New Zealand’s Coromandel
Renovating in Manakau

Renovating in Manakau

Interested in renovating within the Manukau region? We guide you through everything you should know about the area.

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Renovating in Manakau
How to make your home Airbnb worthy

How to make your home Airbnb worthy

Check out our top tips for turning your Airbnb into a successful investment.

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How to make your home Airbnb worthy
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,

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New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
Extending to Add Value

Extending to Add Value

Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for homeowners looking for extensions, new-builds and home renovations.

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Extending to Add Value