A 1970s home makeover in Wellington

Leaving little left of the tired-looking original house, Refresh transformed this 1970s semi-detached dwelling in Karori, Wellington with a full scale interior makeover.

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Auckland Bungalow Revamp

When Auckland locals Tim and Amy McKenzie wanted an extreme makeover of their 1930s bungalow, they contracted Refresh Renovation’s Dave Georgetti to ensure the job was done right.

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Retirement renovation in Wellington

This Wellington couple decided to renovate their dated, 20-year-old kitchen and bathroom instead of moving to a retirement or lifestyle village. Their aim was to make their apartment more convenient and user-friendly while adding value to their property.

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Modern bathroom remodel fit for accessibility

For most people, the bathroom is as easy to use as any other room. But after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it became a challenge and a struggle for Peter Aitken.  Refresh Renovations transformed and re-designed his bathroom to make it more functional, modern and accessible.

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An ideal update for bathroom & laundry space

Being short on space was a given in this Wellington home's bathroom and laundry. The 6-week renovation transformed these tight, non-practical rooms into thoughtful airy spaces, with the addition of a much-needed extra toilet.

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A house renovated in Kohimarama to make better use of space

Chris’s Kohimarama home was only built five years before he decided to renovate. Despite its tender age, there was a lot of scope to improve the use of space in various areas of the house. 

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Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three

At first unsure if they wanted to sell or renovate, Tony and Harriet Iro decided to embark on a complete makeover of their old home. After a renovation with significant changes to the floor plan and two extensions, the Iro house is now a modern family haven. 

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Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part Two

Although Tim and Kristy’s former home had ‘good bones’ and a classic 70s design, it was badly in need of love. The renovation process started when they moved the house 40m back from its original position. Now, they are thrilled with the results. 

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Subdividing, renovating and extending a property in Orewa: Part One

This complex project entailed sub-dividing a section, renovating an existing house and building a new family home. Renovation specialist Tim Walters undertakes this project on his family property in Orewa, north of Auckland. 

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Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh

Feedback is important, from concept to completion. We take a look at Wellington homeowners Sandy Natha and Eamonn Wilkie’s process to the completion of their home, with help from Refresh Renovations specialists Lia Boersma and Charmaine Davis. We spoke to Sandy and Eamonn about their renovation experience with Refresh Renovations. 

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Accessible bathroom renovation in Manawatu

Set in a 100-year-old villa in rural Fielding, this bathroom makeover was part of a larger home renovation. With its sleek lines and cool contemporary styling, you wouldn’t realise at first glance that this is a room designed for accessibility. 

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100-year-old villa transformation in Karaka

When Hamish and Kate McBeath moved into a sprawling new subdivision in Karaka, Auckland, they knew they had found the perfect area to raise their family. But they found the lack of space a challenge, especially with their energetic pre-schooler to consider, not to mention his request for a dog!

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A home renovation that was made for entertaining

Often the decision to stay in a home and renovate can be hard to conceive, especially when you have been living there for a long time, but once Sara and Harley Aish sat down with the Refresh Renovations Consultant, the vision for extending their home became clearer.

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A home excavation in New Zealand - Stage 2

After seeing the initial excavation process, the second stage of the transformation of Neil and Yvette Basson’s home is now complete, rendering what was a tired 80m2 1970s weatherboard home unrecognisable.

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An award-winning open plan home renovation in Mangere

After meeting with a few different companies, homeowner Steve decided Refresh Renovations were the best people to carry out a total renovation on his families home. Renovation specialist Jim Gleeson provided a new home that Steve and his family were highly satisfied with.

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Adding a kitchen scullery for extra storage

Bread makers in lounge cupboards and other such inconveniences were the impetus behind the interior makeover of a home in Auckland’s Waitakere ranges.

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