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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure
American Standard has launched the award-winning GENIE pressure booster hand shower to cope with low water pressure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.