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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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Introducing Grohe colours with the Freedom of Choice collection

Introducing Grohe colours with the Freedom of Choice collection

Robertson Bathware Introduces Grohe Colours with the Freedom of Choice collection.

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Introducing Grohe colours with the Freedom of Choice collection
Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning

Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning

Bathrooms are one of the most commonly renovated rooms in houses. They are also one of the most susceptible to cost and time overruns. The solution?

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Why it’s important to invest in comprehensive bathroom renovation planning
Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations

Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations

Refresh Renovations has completed hundreds of bathroom renovations around the world, and although bathroom trends change year to year and country to country, we've found that some principles are universal and stand the test of time. We’ve compiled all of the knowledge we’ve gained over the years to create this ultimate resource to bathroom renovations. In this guide we will cover every aspect of renovating your bathroom, from maximising space, to choosing your materials to the estimated costs.

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Ultimate guide to Bathroom Renovations
Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Find out how to create moments within each space by highlighting specific features and creating the right mood - through lighting.

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Lighting: what to consider when renovating?
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