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Refresh Renovations are New Zealand's leading design and home renovation builders. The focus of Refresh Renovations is on designing and building to your budget. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service, and renovations which fit within your budget but exceed your expectations.

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Basement conversion with budget reduction in Blockhouse Bay

Basement conversion with budget reduction in Blockhouse Bay

When the owners of a Blockhouse Bay home contacted Refresh Renovations to help them convert their house into a granny flat the last thing they expected was to spend $5,000 less than they had budgeted for. Thanks to an unexpected toilet solution, they were able to keep their budget on track.

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Basement conversion with budget reduction in Blockhouse Bay
Christchurch Home Gets Upgraded with a Pool and Extension

Christchurch Home Gets Upgraded with a Pool and Extension

What originally started out as a plan to add a games room, guest room and pool, evolved into the much bigger task of creating a master bedroom complete with walk in wardrobe and ensuite, media room, office, new deck, and of course the heated swimming pool.

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Christchurch Home Gets Upgraded with a Pool and Extension
Glendowie Basement Renovation for Growing Demands

Glendowie Basement Renovation for Growing Demands

Growing family demands were the motivator for the downstairs renovation of this 1960’s family home in east Auckland. Find out how Refresh Renovations’ Saleem Bhiko navigated challenges to ensure this projected was delivered on time and budget.

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Glendowie Basement Renovation for Growing Demands
Auckland Bungalow Revamp

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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Auckland Bungalow Revamp
Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three

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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Work in progress: A home renovation story - Part Three
Subdividing, renovating and extending a property: Part Two

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

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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Subdividing, renovating and extending a property in Orewa: Part One
Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh

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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Inside a 1920s home renovation with Refresh

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