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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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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
Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range

Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range

Robertson’s have unveiled the EasySET shower range, for extreme shower enjoyment. The EasySET shower was created with the aim to create a comfortable and relaxing shower experience.

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Robertson's Launches Premium Shower Range
Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

The HEXA tile range is comprised of rich indulgent colours in a timelessly striking hexagonal format, these are the ultimate “On Trend” tile.

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Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles
The Renovation Consent Process

The Renovation Consent Process

Finding a house that ticks all the boxes can be a challenge but, for a growing number of homeowners, the solution is to stay put and embark on a renovation project to create their dream home.

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The Renovation Consent Process
Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Giving some extra thought to the arrangement of your laundry can save you from a major layout let down for years to come. Luckily Matt Taylor from Boston Wardrobes has five tips to share with us on how to create a well functioning laundry space.

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Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces
How do I go about building a granny flat

How do I go about building a granny flat

They might sound old-fashioned, but granny flats are one of the hottest trends in construction right now. We’ve answered the most popular questions when it comes to creating a granny flat.

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How do I go about building a granny flat
Top 5 tips for renovation projects

Top 5 tips for renovation projects

The success of any renovation project is in the eyes of the beholder. I don’t think anyone nurses deep regrets after renovating their own home. We know how things looked beforehand so we appreciate the improvements. Today, thanks to a knocked-out wall, there’s a new kitchen that opens up to the living room. Way better! By Duncan Stuart.

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Top 5 tips for renovation projects
Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating

Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating

Often, the excitement of a renovation can become all too much, with the idea that renovations can be somewhat ‘easy’. We have zoned in on the 5 crucial pitfalls that could happen when undertaking the well-deserved makeover on your abode.

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Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating
A river-view home renovation in Auckland

A river-view home renovation in Auckland

A property’s potential was realised with the modernisation of four rundown dwellings with river views in an up and coming area of Auckland.  

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A river-view home renovation in Auckland