A charming 1950s house with a picture perfect view of Rangitoto is undergoing a sensitive makeover that will see its classic features retained and new features carefully integrated to achieve a modern take on family living.
The final episode and much of the renovation is complete. However, there's still the downstairs bathroom and laundry to tackle. It's a major plastering and tiling job.
The internal stair area is given a complete over hall including completely removing the old stairs and inserting a new set but in a different position. The front entrance is completely revamped with cobblestones, a remote control pergola and a new front door with high tech lock system that is operated by smart phone.
Episode 4 continues with the flooring project where we left off in episode 3. After Evie ignores advice from Refresh project manager and tries to cut corners using a dodgey trademen, Refresh steps in to save the day by ripping the whole flooring job up and starting again.
Week 3 of the Kiwi Dream with Refresh Renovations and we start by tackling the main living room. The boys soon uncover water damage resulting in a trench having to be dug around the outside of the house to treat the problem.
What an amazing transformation, what started as an almost unusable space now doubles as a media room come guest bedroom. And just look at what Evie and Pascal have achieved outside… That's sure to provide many hours of enjoyment this summer.
Episode 1 tackles the master bedroom and the landscaping. However, the team is faced with challenges along the way when they find out that the floor boards have rotted, the old clay pipes throughout the property are blocked and need replacing and complaints to council force the landscaping part of the project to be halted.
When it came to reviving an aging bungalow, its owners wanted to remain architecturally faithful to a bygone era while also incorporating the modern clean lines and ambience of a luxury resort.
This 100 year plus villa was transplanted to where it now enjoys both sea and bush views at the back of the house.
When we first met with Donna, she told us that she had waited 20 years for this renovation. Upon first inspection we noticed that the house had a strange configuration with the bathroom in between 2 rooms which we needed to resolve.
After many years dreaming about all the things Sharlene would like to do to her home, the day finally came. On the top of Sharlene's to-do-list was to renovate the tired old bathroom and kitchen as well as add an en-suite…
Commercial space renovation in Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Frank and partner contacted Refresh as they wanted to create a home to settle down and raise children in. We turned an old 80's house into a stylish living space by replacing the bathroom, en suite, kitchen, re gibbing the ceilings, painting the whole house, laying new wooden flooring throughout the ground level, stripping off wall paper, skimmimg walls and painting over bright bold colours with more neutral tones. Project Manager, Cameron also went along shopping with Frank to assist with the decision on paint colours, bathroom ware and tiles.
Removing internal walls and rebuilding the living area, a well thought through renovation turned a dark apartment into a light and open space that celebrates the stunning sea views and Rangitoto.
Major excavation work, combined with a clever architectural redesign, created a wide-open living area that is flooded with sunlight and provides easy access to the garden.