From renovating an old farm house to remodeling the exterior of your home. Here is how you turn your historic, mid-century classic or old villa from dated to dapper.


A 1960s Two-Storey Character Home Revival in Wellington Back to top

1960s colourful home renovation

Renovation specialist, Mark Morrison and team gave this 1960s double-storey character home a complete makeover. From cosmetic changes in the bedrooms to more structural changes throughout the house, the home was consistent with the bright choices of blue and yellow, giving the home a unique feature and making it hard to forget! This project will leave you feeling inspired to play with texture, colour and pattern.

View this contemporary 1970s home renovation here.

An Old 1970s House Renovation in Auckland Back to top

1970s north shore home renovation

The homeowners of this large 1970s home in the North Shore of Auckland were looking to downsize their home but in order to do so they needed to tidy it up and renovate it to sell. The interior was dated and the bathrooms and kitchen needed to be updated to align it with the 21st Century.

View this 1970s home transformation here.

A 1950s Home Complete Exterior Update in Illawarra Back to top

Updated 1950s home exterior

Previously a shabby home in West Wollongong, this house was built in 1957 and hadn't received any love since a renovation in the 1980's. The homeowners were looking to transform the exterior completely and give it some much needed street appeal. The exterior replacement in mind was a modern, Hamptons-style finish. They definitely achieved this look after Refresh worked with them. 

View the Hamptons-style renovation here.

A 1970s Semi-Detached Dwelling Makeover in Wellington Back to top

1970s Wellington home makeover

A rundown 1970's semi-detached unit in Wellington underwent a renovation by renovation specialist, Mark Morrison and team. The unit was well lived in before Refresh arrived to give it the interior of the home a makeover and open up rooms to create more space. Not only did they give the home a new life, they also considered the feng shui aspects of it for the homeowner.

View the 1970's semi-detached unit renovation here.

A 1950s Queenstown Holiday Home Transformation Back to top

1950s holiday home renovation in Queenstown

This homeowner was so impressed with her first Refresh renovation that she came back for a second time! Working with her Queenstown renovation specialist, the customer this time required an Airbnb cosmetic renovation to add value to her 1950's holiday home. With outstanding views surrounding the property it's no wonder the customer saw the potential to make it an Airbnb favourite by giving it a thorough revamp.

View the updated 1950's Airbnb holiday home here.

A 1950s Ex-State Bungalow Home Revamp Back to top

1950s ex-state house renovation

Small and cramped conditions was enough for the Auckland homeowners of this 1950's ex-state house bungalow to upgrade it to a fully functioning home. Renovation specialist, Dave Georgetti was up to the challenge to deliver a renovation fit for a young family by making it practical and suitable for living in the current times.

View the 1950's ex-state house bungalow renovation here.

A 1960s Auckland Villa Home Restoration Back to top

1960s New Windsor villa

Restoring a home is no easy challenge, especially this 1960's surburban New Windsor villa home. Renovation specialist, Jim Gleeson was briefed on giving this home a complete makeover by updating the kitchen, insulation, roof and more!

View the 1960's home restoration here.

A 1970s Outdated Home has a 21st Century Update in South Auckland Back to top

1970s Clevedon home renovation

These Clevedon homeowners felt like they were being transported back into the 1970's with their outdated and dark home. The solution was to work with renovation specialist, Kim Reiche and her team to improve the kitchen and bathroom and bring them back in line with homes in the 21st Century.

View the once outdated 1970's home and the transformation here.

A 1960s Industrial Brick Apartment Renovation in Sydney Back to top

A Marrickville homeowner was looking at how they could turn their 1960's brick apartment to resemble a lifestyle in the current times with a retro edge to it so it wouldn't forget its existing roots. Using renovation specialist, Guy Allenby and team, they replaced the once old-fashioned kitchen and bathroom and revamped it into more modern times.

View this 1960's brick apartment revamp here.