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Home renovation advice

When it comes to home renovations, the Refresh team has done (and seen) it all! We’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise – and you’ll find loads of helpful articles, photos, videos and more on our website.

If you’re interested in a specific renovation topic, select from the categories below. You’re also welcome to ask in person about your potential renovation. If you’d like to talk with one of our friendly team members, please get in touch.

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Kitchen design

Kitchen design

A well-designed kitchen renovation can increase not only the enjoyment of a home, but also the resale value of a property, mentions Donna White.

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Kitchen design
A tough tablet for renovations

A tough tablet for renovations

Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for the toughest environments.

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A tough tablet for renovations
Window replacement options

Window replacement options

There are a couple of ways to approach changing windows. Ronnie Pocock provides options for replacing old windows when renovating your home.

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Window replacement options
Choosing tiles

Choosing tiles

These days there is a huge variety in tiles. Emma Foote provides some helpful tips and advice on choosing tiles for your home.

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Choosing tiles
Glass options to brighten your home

Glass options to brighten your home

Glass doesn’t have to be restricted to windows. We bring you glass trends that will not only brighten up rooms, but will also bring a contemporary and modern look to your home.

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Glass options to brighten your home
Minimalism or maximilism

Minimalism or maximilism

Do you prefer clean simple lines, or do you believe in using every decorative item you love in the room? Or are you in the middle?

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Minimalism or maximilism
Getting the most out of a small space

Getting the most out of a small space

A kitchen and bathroom proves that you can make a small space more functional with smart solutions to make it feel larger than it is.

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Getting the most out of a small space
Sustainable interior design tips

Sustainable interior design tips

The majority of people spend most of the time indoors. By going green and sustainable in your interior design, you can create a healthy living space that looks and feels good.

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Sustainable interior design tips
To do it yourself or pay a professional?

To do it yourself or pay a professional?

To do it yourself or pay a professional? Some home renovations are just meant to be left to the experts.

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To do it yourself or pay a professional?
Ceiling options and ideas

Ceiling options and ideas

Whether you yearn for the old-fashioned romance of moulded plaster or something more modern and cutting-edge, there are ceiling options to meet your requirements.

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Ceiling options and ideas
Decorating with white

Decorating with white

The pure and pristine elegance of white can create a timeless style statement in any room of your home. We explore the opportunities white can offer in four key rooms of the house.

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Decorating with white
Upcycling tips and tricks

Upcycling tips and tricks

Eco-friendly, easy on the pocket and immensely satisfying to boot, upcycling is a trend that is here to stay.

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Upcycling tips and tricks
Pest management tips

Pest management tips

Rodents can be persistent pests, but with an integrated pest management approach, the problem can be effectively managed.

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Pest management tips
To renovate or relocate?

To renovate or relocate?

It’s hard to find the perfect home. In this market we all know the complications, expense and stress the purchase of a new home can bring.

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To renovate or relocate?
Tips on choosing a kitchen sink

Tips on choosing a kitchen sink

We spend 60% of our time at the sink when in the kitchen. Preparing, washing and chopping are necessary activities that should be done as efficiently as possible – isn’t it logical then to take the time to choose the right sink centre for your individual requirements?

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Tips on choosing a kitchen sink
Converting a commercial property into a home

Converting a commercial property into a home

Converting a commercial property into a home may be challenging, but the process can be uniquely rewarding. Find advice and inspiration for when you come across a property you want to convert.

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Converting a commercial property into a home