If you are looking for opportunities to make the most out of unused spaces within your home, we have an abundance of inspiration to get you started. Check out our top picks for completed home conversion projects!


Converting a carport into a living room Back to top

Following years of travelling through Japan, Singapore and Dubai, this family found their dream home in Adelaide. However, it needed a bit of personalisation. An unused carport provided them with the perfect opportunity to increase the size and spacousness of their living room. See the full Adelaide garage conversion project.

From garage to rumpus room Back to top

Originally described as a room used for “abandoning everything and anything”, this renovated garage in Tauranga is now being used as a rumpus room, storage space and allocated band practise location. Check out this garage to rumpus room transformation

Transforming a basement into a granny flat Back to top

This basement room in Auckland was originally a blank canvas. Within eleven weeks it was transformed - it now features a kitchen, laundry, bathroom and bedroom. Completed for $65,000 NZD, the final result is just what the homeowner wanted. Check out this basement conversion that came in under budget.

An attic update Back to top

This project began with a few inspirational images within a magazine. From there, these Hastings homeowners contacted their local Refresh Renovations specialist to discuss how they could add horizontal beams, brightness and storage to their attic room - without exceeding their budget. Take a look at the result.

Replacing a carport with a games room Back to top

In this project, the 20-year-old Victorian home’s garage was demolished. In its place, a games room was built - complete with a new hallway connecting to the rest of the house. High ceilings, skylights and natural tones have resulted in a light and airy feel. Check out the full Case Study for this Carport to Games room project.