Retrofitting old homes for modern living requires time, patience, skills, and expertise. Fortunately, that’s exactly what you’ll get from Refresh Renovations® Waikato, specialising in home restoration and renovation ideas for old homes. Whether you’re wanting to undertake a bungalow renovation or make your old villa renovation ideas reality, when it comes to creating a contemporary vibe in your old home, your local Waikato Renovation Consultant can help.
Get in touch today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation, and discuss the goals you have for adding a modern touch to your old villa building.
The first step to any successful renovation is to first assess what is needed and where the most value could be added to your home. With older houses and villas, a little TLC can go a long way in areas like the kitchen, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces.
The effort that you put towards these renovations is rewarded with not only a better quality of life for you, but also a higher return on investment when it comes to selling your home down the line. Read on to get inspired by ideas and recent renovation projects brought to you by the team at Refresh Waikato.
These ideas for a villa renovation will breathe new life into your older home:
It’s true that a kitchen is the heart of a home. Replace appliances, change up the colour palette, freshen up the cabinetry, or add new sources of lighting to elevate the look and feel of your kitchen.
Bathrooms see plenty of wear and tear over the years, so focusing on bathroom renovations is a great way to add years to your older home.
A fresh coat of paint or some new timber cladding can go a long way! A new, water-tight roof can also add another lifetime to your home.
One of the smaller and less invasive ways to add value is by simply replacing the lighting elements in your home. Picking new, modern or sculptural pendant lights is a quick and relatively easy way to change the entire ambience of your home.
There’s many reasons why you should choose Refresh to manage your villa renovation or old home transformation. It’s because Refresh Renovations in Hamilton, and the rest of Waikato, is committed to ensuring you have a stress-free, enjoyable, renovation experience that ends with a successful outcome.
This experience is underpinned by our 5 step process. It all starts with a free, no-obligation consultation, during which you can discuss your renovation ideas for your old home with your local Waikato Renovation Consultant.
If you want to proceed and embark on a historic home renovation, your local Renovation Consultant will prepare plans for your old home’s transformation, determine a timeline for the project, and of course, confirm a budget too! If you’re happy to proceed with the discussed home remodelling ideas, work can begin.
For any heritage home renovations or character home renovations, consent may be required. Your Renovation Consultant will sort this for you. They’ll also oversee and manage your renovation project, calling upon their network of trusted trades professionals to get your job done to the highest of quality.
Along the way, they’ll remain your single point of contact so any questions you have about your old home renovation, they’ll know the answer. Get in touch with your local Waikato Renovation Consultant to find out how our 5-step process could help you achieve a great renovation result.
Preserving the character and heritage of an old home is currently one of the most popular renovation ideas in Waikato. Many homeowners are recognising the value and beauty of a historic home and embarking on renovation projects that bring new life into an old home.
Projects for restoring period homes in Waikato have seen wooden floors polished, retro-inspired tiles fitted, vintage-look wallpaper hung, and heritage-esque fixtures and fittings added, which give a nod to an old home’s era while providing modern convenience.
The Refresh team in Waikato have had the chance to work on a number of old home renovations in the area:
This rejuvenated 1930s property in Maeroa, Hamilton features a mixture of playful, vintage-inspired and modern wallpapers throughout the home. The old villa now breathes contemporary design while keeping its historic spirit.
A fresh take on this 1970’s home in Riverlea, Hamilton left the home with a brand new modern kitchen and flooring. This budget-driven renovation kept costs low while exuding the high-end look and feel that the owners wanted.
This Hamilton East villa was treated to a new laundry, bathroom, and exterior to reinvigorate the charm of this older home. The homeowner was pleased with the end result being a perfect blend of modern elements in a traditional villa.
Blending the old with the new is a popular renovation idea for old homes in the Waikato. If you’d like to discuss old house design and your ideas for your character home renovation, get in touch with your local Waikato Renovation Consultant today.
At Refresh®, our Renovation Consultants have a trusted network of historic home restoration contractors, restoration builders and other trades professionals they call upon to undertake heritage home renovations.
Our old home renovation and restoration services include:
...and anything else you can think of!
When it comes to renovating an old home in Waikato, the extent of the renovation you wish to embark on will determine the cost*. That’s why it’s important to work with a Renovation Consultant who has an understanding of the renovation process and where any hidden costs may lie. At Refresh®, our Consultants prepare a quote for your old villa house project to avoid unforeseen surprises appearing at any stage of your renovation.
Depending on the spaces you renovate, consent needed, and materials used, you’re looking at it costing $20,000 - $200,000+* for an old home renovation.
This 1950’s home was renovated for $145,000 including a bathroom, laundry and functional upgrades.
When renovating an old home, you should also be aware that there may be additional costs that appear once you start renovating. Sometimes an old home turns up surprises, such as rotten floor boards, which could impact on the next stage of your renovation. It’s all part and parcel of owning a beautiful old home.
Working with your local Renovation Consultant in Waikato will help to reduce these costs and ensure your project progresses without too many hiccups along the way.
*For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh® Renovation Consultant.
New home vs old home? Why not make an old home like a new! From double glazing to underfloor heating, an upgraded HVAC system to added insulation, there are many ways you can make an old home more energy efficient without losing its heritage appeal.
This is where the expertise of a Renovation Consultant can be of great value. They will be able to advise you on smart ways to retrofit your old home for modern living, making it a comfortable, cosy, and efficient home without losing any of its heritage, history, or vintage aesthetic.
If you’re embarking on a villa renovation, bungalow renovation, or historic home restoration project, expect to need council consent. This is something your local Waikato Renovation Consultant can check for you and advise you on.
If council consent is required to renovate or restore your old house, your Renovation Consultant will prepare all the necessary paperwork and information as well as oversee the application.
Don’t just take our word for it, hear testimonials from our Waikato customers about our previous home renovations:
“The advice I was given was helpful and I was not put under any pressure to make decisions. The timeline and costs for the project were 100% accurate. The work was completed to a high standard and with no time wasted. I am very happy with the result.” - Janet, Refresh Waikato client.
“Nothing was too much trouble and we were given everything we wanted. The different trades persons employed did a very good job and were pleasant to have in our home.” - Bill and Heather, Refresh Waikato clients.
Are there any old home renovation contractors near me? The answer is yes. If the time has come to give your old home some love, our Waikato Renovation Consultants operate all over the region, from Bombay Hills in the north, to Mt Ruapehu in the south, to Mokau in the west, and Coromandel in the east - simply get in touch with your local Waikato Renovation Consultant. By starting with a free consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your old villa renovation ideas, plans and get expert advice on how best to proceed with bringing your beautiful old home into the modern era.