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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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Tips for Residential Lighting

Tips for Residential Lighting

The following are some functional aspects to consider for residential lighting when considering how to light various rooms in your house.

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Tips for Residential Lighting
Creating a functional bathroom

Creating a functional bathroom

Whether it’s a family bathroom or your renovating for retirement, our checklist takes you through what you need to know.

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Creating a functional bathroom
Bathroom Renovations - Why You Should Hire an Expert

Bathroom Renovations - Why You Should Hire an Expert

Bathrooms are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in houses. They are also one of the most susceptible to cost and time overruns. Unfortunately, self-managing them likely will run into time and cost overruns, and poor-quality finishing.

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Bathroom Renovations - Why You Should Hire an Expert
The Importance of Early Decision Making

The Importance of Early Decision Making

When it comes to bathroom renovations, there's a lot plan! The Tile Depot shares their top planning and product tips with Refresh.

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The Importance of Early Decision Making
GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure

GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure

American Standard has launched the award-winning GENIE pressure booster hand shower to cope with low water pressure.

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GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure
A beginner’s guide to bathrooms

A beginner’s guide to bathrooms

The bathroom is one of the highest traffic areas in any home.  It is one of the most expensive yet least changed rooms in the house to remodel, so money well spent today will mean savings in the long term.

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A beginner’s guide to bathrooms
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
GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet

GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet

GROHE Sensia Arena stands for Intelligent Care. Behind it are visionary ideas from GROHE, the most modern technology available and the unparalleled ability to combine it all. More comfortable, hygienic and soothing than using paper, with the GROHE Sensia Arena you can experience a new standard of personal hygiene.

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GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet
The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in NZ

The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in NZ

Take a look at this year’s vanity trends for inspiration for your next bathroom renovation. Whether it’s personalising your vanity, making a bold statement or maximising your storage space, there are many options to give your bathroom a modern edge.

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The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in NZ
Saniflo's advice on how to create an alfresco bathroom

Saniflo's advice on how to create an alfresco bathroom

Imagine showering outside on a summer morning, hearing the sounds of nature and feeling a gentle breeze on your wet skin. If you have ever had an outdoor shower, you will know why so many homeowners revere this simple luxury. In this article, Saniflo gives their best advice for creating an outdoor bathroom that you will love.

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Saniflo's advice on how to create an alfresco bathroom
Tiles that feel like fabric

Tiles that feel like fabric

The Tile Depot is excited to introduce one of the newest design developments in the world of tile manufacturing. The fabric effect brings the warmth and comfort of fibres into any area of the home, including hardwearing and wet areas that are often not suitable for actual fabric flooring.

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Tiles that feel like fabric
Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact

Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact

It pays to consider cost-efficient options when renovating your home, Appliances that save you a couple of cents here and there can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run.  Saniflo’s Sanicompact is the first ever toilet to be awarded a 6-star WELS rating for water efficiency and can save the average NZ household over 13,000 Litres each year.

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Sustainable bathroom ideas with Sanicompact
The easy solution when creating new wet areas

The easy solution when creating new wet areas

Saniflo’s products make the seemingly impossible bathroom, kitchen or laundry installations possible.  It’s now easy and inexpensive to add wet area fixtures anywhere in the home. Find out whether Saniflo products are right for your next Refresh Renovation.

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The easy solution when creating new wet areas
Install a Bathtub the Easy Way

Install a Bathtub the Easy Way

Get through the chilly season in style, by adding the luxury of an extra bathtub. It’s likely easier than you think. In this article, we'll go over the easiest way to plan for installing a bathtub with Saniflo's hassle-free approach

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Install a Bathtub the Easy Way
Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations

Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations

Saniflo provides  innovative plumbing solutions that allow you to create your dream bathroom, kitchen, laundry and granny flat anywhere and without major plumbing work. These out-of-the-box, ready to install solutions cut down on installation time and cost and make the renovation process that much easier.

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Helping Kiwis with Wet Area Renovations
Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified

Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified

Beyond Tiles Instant waterproof walls have gained the recognition of the Codemark product certification, read more about it here.

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Beyond Tiles Instant Waterproof Walls Are Now CodeMark Certified