Renovating in Franklin

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Golden sandy bays, glimmering black sand beaches, rolling pastures, expansive regional parks, excellent schooling, a wide range of sporting and recreational options and the feel of true community. Can it all be possible in one location? Yes it can and it is – welcome to Franklin!

It’s rare to find a region in such close proximity to the nation’s largest city which manages to retain the feel of country community and offers housing prices which remain affordable for most.

Community

One of the most special characteristics of the Franklin region is its sense of community. The population is made up of both families that have been here for generations and those that have chosen to move to the area for a better lifestyle. With this comes a fabulous mix of modern thinking underpinned by traditional values. Franklin hosts a close community that rallies to support those in need. A place where the environment is enjoyed and cared for, it is a region where you can set down roots and feel safe.

Property Market

The Franklin area is considered by many as one of the only areas in greater Auckland that is still affordable for all levels of buyers, from first home buyers through to families and retired couples. A wide range of properties are available, including new builds, family homes, villas, bungalows and sprawling acreages, as well as lifestyle blocks. Space is affordable in Franklin.

Common Renovations

There are many wonderful opportunities within Franklin to purchase a property and make it just what you need through a renovation. You may like to completely overhaul the full interior or simply update key spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms.

“Kitchen and bathroom renovations are really common as these are often spaces that are out of date and which our clients really wish to make their own,” says Carla Simmonds, Kitchen and Bathroom Specialist at Refresh Renovations Franklin.

“Many of our clients are unsure of exactly what they wish the final result to look like but just know that they want to improve various rooms and create more open and light spaces. We really enjoy working with them to come up with a plan that’s affordable, will delight them and which brings much-improved functionality to their home,” adds Kim Reiche, Director of Refresh Renovations Franklin.

Regulations

Due to its rural and residential zoning, as well as large green spaces, many areas of Franklin have generous allowances for extending existing homes. Often people will love the location of a particular property but find they need additional rooms and living spaces to cope with growing families. An extension can be the perfect solution.

Challenging Projects

Working with challenging projects is one of Refresh Renovations Franklin’s specialities.

You may be in love with your location but not so much your house. We can take the bones of your home and create a stunning, modern, light and bright space for you to enjoy for years to come. Perhaps you love your view but the lack of indoor-outdoor flow means you get very few opportunities to showcase the beauty of your surroundings. No problem! Leave it to our friendly team and we’ll devise a clever plan to make the most of what your property has to offer.

Director Kim takes a particular interest in these tricky projects. Where other renovation specialists may baulk at the enormity and complexity of a project (and quite possibly run a mile!) Kim gets excited about the amazing transformation she knows she can provide, whilst ensuring materials are of top quality and all of the little details are addressed.

Project Management

It takes a very special skill set to take a renovation from concept to completion. “We hear all sorts of horror stories about people having a go at managing their own renovation and the levels of stress they encounter. We live and breathe renovations and have the benefit of many years of experience. The fantastic relationships we’ve built up over time with quality tradespeople, and our deep understanding of renovation costs, helps us to guide our clients and deliver a “no surprises” result,” says Kim.

Get in touch with Refresh Renovations Franklin

We’d love to help you make your property into the wonderful home you’ve been dreaming of. If you would like to discuss options and ideas for renovating in Franklin, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. Alternatively, you can contact us to tell us more about your project.