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.
TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.
Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...
Trend Report: House Trends in Australia
Australian housing and architecture is an ever-changing terrain. Let’s take a look at the landscape of future house trends in Australia to see what we can look forward to in 2019 and beyond.
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.
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.
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.
Boho beauty in Coogee
Kylie Hinds and her husband bought their seaside home in Coogee, Sydney’s eastern suburbs and what stood on the land is quite different to what it is today. Their home started out as a one-bedroom 1920s cottage that had formerly been gutted and redone in 1970s style, leaving verry little of the original detailing and features. When Kylie and her husband had decided to renovate, their project quickly became nearly a full rebuild.
Palm Springs Architecture
Palm Springs is known around the world for its unique architectural style that offers design and architecture enthusiasts much to see and admire. The Palm Springs style consists mostly of mid-century modernist architecture and landscaping with gardens catered to a dry climate. Here’s how you can incorporate elements of the famed Palm Springs aesthetic into your home.
The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home
Everyone wants more natural light in their home. Natural light opens up the home and makes spaces look much bigger than they really are. A home with an abundance of natural light also creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Here are our top 10 ways to bring more natural light in the home.
10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe
Well-designed wardrobes can make your day to day life easier and increase the value of your home. If you’re thinking of creating a walk in wardrobe but don’t know where to begin, here are our top 10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe.
Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps
“Where will the baby sleep?” is among the most commonly pondered questions by almost-parents. Luckily babies are small and don’t actually require very much space at all. There’s no need to move houses, but you should try to get the important things right. We give you our 7 top tips on creating a beautiful baby nursery that even a newborn will love.
Creating a Roof Terrace in Australia
Not many renovations capture your imagination like this one. Imagine relaxing in the sun or hosting a get-together on your very own roof-top entertaining area. If you’d like to learn more about creating your own roof-top entertaining area, we’ll give you some important tips.
How to plan a home renovation
If you’re set on renovating your home but you don’t know where to start, this detailed article will give you a 7 step action plan to assist you in planning a home renovation. Following these steps will ensure you get the result you desire, and minimimise the unexpected hiccups.
Top tips when choosing stairs for your home
Stairs do much more than connect two floors of your home. They bring a substantial design element and can add to the overall theme of a home. Find out more about how to choose the right staircase for your next home renovation.
How to childproof your home during a renovation
Renovating the home you are living in presents a number of safety hazards to even the most cautious renovators. We often overlook the dangers that renovating a home can present to children. Find out how to make your renovation safer if you’ve got little ones poking around.