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Open plan renovation case studies

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Let there be light! It’s amazing what a difference opening up your living space can make. Refresh clients can have different reasons for choosing an open-plan renovation, as our case studies show. But they all have one thing in common – and that’s a fabulous end result.

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Impressive Restoration of a Stately Takapuna Home

Impressive Restoration of a Stately Takapuna Home

When Catherine and Richard bought their Lake Road home, they knew it was a doer-upper in a prime location. See how Refresh Renovations Specialist Saleem Bhiko materialised their dreams of living in a modern and spacious home with a ton of character.

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Impressive Restoration of a Stately Takapuna Home
Dark Brisbane Kitchen Made Bigger and Brighter

Dark Brisbane Kitchen Made Bigger and Brighter

The Crockhart family had a clear idea of how to renovate their small dark kitchen in Brisbane when they approached Refresh renovation specialist Rachel Whitford. Some unexpected challenges were encountered along the way, like removing a large amount of asbestos from a wall that seperated the kitchen and laundry. Read how Rachel managed the project and produced a fantastic result for her customers despite the unforeseen issues.  

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Dark Brisbane Kitchen Made Bigger and Brighter
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
Upgrading a historic home and ridding it of asbestos

Upgrading a historic home and ridding it of asbestos

Knowing it would be a challenging project, Maria and Bob Dight decided to renovate their 1878 heritage home in Strathfield in Sydney’s Inner West. Their home was in need of significant updates, including the removal of asbestos, throughout.

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Upgrading a historic home and ridding it of asbestos
A house renovated in Kohimarama to make better use of space

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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A house renovated in Kohimarama to make better use of space
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

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