Hamilton Home Renovation Areas and Styles

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Hamilton is the hub of the mighty Waikato region, and the newly crowned fastest growing city in New Zealand. There is no shortage of exciting renovation opportunities, from heritage homes and villas to 19802 architectural designs and beyond. Living and renovating in Hamilton is a great choice!

Whether you already own a property that needs a refresh, or you’re looking to buy and renovate, our Hamilton home renovation experts have the scoop on some of the top renovating trends for 2024 in different Hamilton suburbs. From Flagstaff to Frankton, Refresh knows Hamilton homes, and can help you make your full home renovation journey simple and stress-free. Read on for suburb by suburb inspiration, or get in touch for a free consultation with one of our local Waikato Renovation Consultants.

Hamilton East Home Renovation

Suburb: Hamilton East

Style: Heritage / State Buildings

Renovation opportunity: Former state homes have a large footprint, solid bones, and are great for growing families. Take advantage of the size, upgrade heating and insulation, and you have a great family home for years to come.

Services Refresh can help with: Creating open plan living and indoor/outdoor flow, flooring restoration, interior paint refreshes. For more information about renovating a state house, click here.

Suburb: Rototuna/Flagstaff

Style: New builds, large homes, plaster homes, brick builds

Renovation opportunity: Popular in the ‘90s and 2000s, homes in this area are now starting to look dated, so would benefit from kitchen and bathroom renovations to create a more stylish and modern feel.

Services Refresh can help with: Expert kitchen and bathroom renovations, wallpaper stripping, lighting upgrades. For a fabulous example in Flagstaff, click here. NB: Due diligence is needed before purchasing a plaster home as leaky buildings are still common. 

Suburb: Hillcrest

Style: Villas

Renovation opportunity: Villa style homes are popular in Hamilton, and Hillcrest is a hotspot for this classic build. Blend heritage features with modern conveniences and design for a stunning home with a classic feel.  

Services Refresh can help with: Changing internal layouts, kitchen renovations, window upgrades. More tips for renovating a villa can be found here, or you can take a look at this classic villa makeover here.

Suburb: Chartwell / Chedworth

Style: Older-style homes

Renovation opportunity: These older homes have plenty of potential to transform them into stylish and modern spaces. They have often been in the same family for many years and are in great condition although very dated.  

Services Refresh can help with: Full home renovations, kitchen and bathroom renovations, garage conversions, master bedroom makeovers. For a fabulous example of a modern bathroom renovation in Chartwell, click here

Suburb: Frankton

Style: Railway homes

Renovation opportunity: Classic railway cottages are a hallmark of the Frankton suburb and offer a slice of Hamilton history. They’re cute and compact, and the smaller footprint can mean reduced renovation costs.  

Services Refresh can help with: Foundation restoration, relining walls, new plumbing and electrical.  

Suburb: St Andrews

Style: Renovator's dream

Renovation opportunity: A lovely community feel and tree lined streets make St Andrews a sought after suburb. There is a diverse range of homes, many built between the 1960s and1980s, offering plenty of renovation opportunities.  

Services Refresh can help with: Creating indoor-outdoor living, interior refreshes, new flooring, kitchen renovations.  

Looking to renovate your Hamilton home?

Refresh is here to help! Our home Renovation Consultants have the local knowledge and experience to help design and deliver your dream renovation, plus we have access to some of the best restoration builders in the Waikato. Get in touch today for a free, no obligation consultation and start your Hamilton home renovation journey.

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