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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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A room-by-room guide to renovating your bach

A room-by-room guide to renovating your bach

If you are looking for inspiration for turning your holiday home into a haven, keep reading.

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A room-by-room guide to renovating your bach
Interior Renovation Checklist

Interior Renovation Checklist

Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.

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Interior Renovation Checklist
The benefits of the design-build process

The benefits of the design-build process

The “design-build” model comparatively, has the client, builder and architect all work together from the very start of a design to complete the client’s vision based on a set budget.

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The benefits of the design-build process
The recipe for major renovation success

The recipe for major renovation success

Kim Reiche, Director of Refresh Renovations Franklin and Manukau, shares the secret ingredients required for a successful renovation project and tips on how to keep unexpected costs minimised.

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The recipe for major renovation success
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider

Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider

Internal doors have a great impact on the look and feel of your space – and the recent trend of using black-framed metal glass doors brings a bit of New York loft-style glamour to your home.

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Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should be considered, both pre-renovation and post-renovation, when it comes to styling?

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?
Villa Woes: turning your rundown villa into a wow home

Villa Woes: turning your rundown villa into a wow home

Would you describe your villa as charming but missing something? Many villas are just a diamond in the rough waiting to be brought back to life. Get inspired here...  

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Villa Woes: turning your rundown villa into a wow home
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?
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
How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand

How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand

When it comes to home renovations, you don’t want to sacrifice on quality. For some, financing a renovation provides a helpful solution.

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How to Finance Your Home Renovation in New Zealand
Home renovations - where to start

Home renovations - where to start

Are you overwhelmed with renovation ideas and budget restrictions? Renovation specialist Carla Simmonds offers advice on overcoming doubt and getting started.

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Home renovations - where to start
Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

The renovation process is an ideal time to consider home automation options to make your house work for you. Convenience, security, comfort and energy efficiency are all improved when you effortlessly control and automate your home, with as much or as little technology as you wish.

Find out more about the home automation solutions provided by PDL

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Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating
Trend Report: House Trends in NZ

Trend Report: House Trends in NZ

The future of home improvements will be guided by the following four concepts: flexibility, efficiency, individuality and collaboration with nature. Find out more about evolving home trends in this amazingly informative article.

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Trend Report: House Trends in NZ
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
How to get rich quick by renovating

How to get rich quick by renovating

Renovating to sell can be a good way to increase your wealth. You can take advantage of the property market by being strategic with your renovations. Make sure you have a plan, a strict budget and follow these steps and you can create wealth from renovating.

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How to get rich quick by renovating