Home Renovation Advice Articles
Browse our articles below for advice and inspiration on your renovation project. We’ve listed all the articles here, but if you’re looking for a specific type of information (e.g products) simply use the icons to filter your results.
Deciding who should renovate your home
Find out what to look for in a renovations company when you are considering renovating your home.
Smarter roof vents for villas and bungalows
The latest on solar roof ventilation within older New Zealand homes.
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
Internal doors have a great impact on the look and feel of your space – and the recent trend of using black-framed metal glass doors brings a bit of New York loft-style glamour to your home.
The Smart Renovator’s Guide to Kitchen Renovations
Refresh has completed hundreds of kitchen renovations in New Zealand, so we know the ins and outs of what makes a successful kitchen renovation. We've distilled all of this information down for you in this Guide to Kitchen Renovations, and packed it with resources so you can get clued up on what you need to know before you begin.
Inspirational Kitchen Ideas
Central to the flow and function of everyday life, kitchens play a major role in your home. No matter if you are planning for simple updates or a major makeover, here are some amazing kitchen styles to use as inspiration.
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.
How to conduct an energy audit on your home
Stop energy bills stop burning a hole in your pocket. Summer is the perfect season to complete a home energy audit; there’s a year’s worth of power bills stacked up so you can see exactly what you’ve spent, and the longer daylight hours provide the time to complete a range of minor alterations.
GENIE: Pleasure at any Pressure
American Standard has launched the award-winning GENIE pressure booster hand shower to cope with low water pressure.
Top Tips for winter property maintenance
Regular property maintenance is especially necessary during the winter months. You don't want to find yourself welcoming in the spring with a list of remedial tasks necessitated by a lack of maintenance during the winter. Here are Refresh Renovations’ top tips to protect your home this winter.
Make a small space feel big
Lack of space is one of the most common issues people face in their homes. Fortunately, when working with your existing space, it is possible to make it feel bigger – here are some ideas.
How to select the best brick for your extension
Still the default choice for extensions, bricks come in a variety of sizes, colours and textures, so how do you make the right choice?
How to add X factor to your renovation
Have you been trying to pinpoint how to create your dream home while staying within your budget? Check out our tips on transforming your house into a space you are thrilled to call home.
How to make open-plan work for you
It’s important to understand that – however straightforward it may appear in magazines or on home makeover programmes – going open-plan requires vision and skill in both design and execution.
How to make the most of a compact kitchen
As with any Refresh Renovations project, our top tips to create the perfect bijou kitchen combines planning and design with practicality and discipline to ensure that every aspect works in harmony to deliver a solution that matches both your tastes and your lifestyle.
Why convert your bungalow?
Bungalows are becoming increasingly sought after because of their raw potential and their relative rarity. The lack of availability has seen renovators achieve significant revenues from snapping up bungalow stock and carrying out simple development projects by adding an extension, converting the loft space or even creating a complete second storey.
Insulation options for your renovation
A full renovation presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate better insulation in a number of areas.