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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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Design an 'aging in place' bathroom with style

Design an 'aging in place' bathroom with style

‘Aging in Place’ – your own place that is. There’s a growing trend to remain in our own ‘place’ well into our twilight years.

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Design an 'aging in place' bathroom with style
Choosing the right white for your walls

Choosing the right white for your walls

Renovates interior design expert, Donna White, shares her insight on choosing the right white.

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Choosing the right white for your walls
Functional and affordable kitchen design

Functional and affordable kitchen design

Given it is one of the most important rooms in the house and the most used, it naturally becomes crucial to get the right layout to keep it functional and allow for ease of use.

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Functional and affordable kitchen design
Innovative bathroom ideas

Innovative bathroom ideas

Whether your bathroom is spacious or small - we look at some of the best products and finishes that will turn it into a sophisticated sanctuary.

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Innovative bathroom ideas
Kitchen styles to choose from

Kitchen styles to choose from

Creating a new kitchen can be one of the most satisfying renovation projects. Finding a style you love is the first step to getting started – we look at four of the best.

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Kitchen styles to choose from
The right LED lighting for your home

The right LED lighting for your home

Sourcing the right LED lighting for your home can be a daunting process if you are unsure of what you are looking for.

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The right LED lighting for your home
Top tips for planning a laundry renovation

Top tips for planning a laundry renovation

Planning and forethought are the keys to creating a laundry that looks good and works hard every day of the week.

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Top tips for planning a laundry renovation
Re-upholstery advice

Re-upholstery advice

If you would like to breathe new life into your furniture and think it would be nice to have reupholstered, here's what you need to know and plan for and what you should look out for when choosing fabric to ensure you make the right decision.

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Re-upholstery advice
Understanding interior design principles will give you the edge

Understanding interior design principles will give you the edge

A well designed home exudes a feeling of cohesion; everything feels just right. There’s a magic ingredient – subtle, yet powerful – that will help you achieve this. It’s called ‘rhythm’ and is a key interior design principle. By Donna White.

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Understanding interior design principles will give you the edge
Cathedral ceiling lighting ideas

Cathedral ceiling lighting ideas

The kitchen and dining room area are two different areas of activity, requiring different options of lighting according to your functional needs. 

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Cathedral ceiling lighting ideas
Hettich ArciTech drawer system

Hettich ArciTech drawer system

With a broad product line-up that embraces matching materials and colour-coordinated components, this drawer system offers a wealth of design combination options making it easy to meet personal preferences and respond to changing design trends.

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Hettich ArciTech drawer system
Bamboo flooring preparation and maintenance tips

Bamboo flooring preparation and maintenance tips

Bamboo flooring is versatile and looks great. Find out what you need to think about when preparing to install a bamboo floor and how to maintain the bamboo.

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Bamboo flooring preparation and maintenance tips
Interior Design Tips: How best to display collections

Interior Design Tips: How best to display collections

Interior designer Donna White explains how to display precious mementos without them looking cluttered. 

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Interior Design Tips: How best to display collections
Kitchen pantry storage options

Kitchen pantry storage options

Modern kitchen designs encompass colours, surfaces and textures as well as functional space and design. When creating your dream kitchen, a great starting point is kitchen functionality.

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Kitchen pantry storage options
How to create a home office

How to create a home office

Whether you work from home, manage a home, commute to your workspace, or combine all three, its difficult these days to get away without some sort of administration corner at home for keeping track of bills, records, accounts and storing all the associated paraphernalia.

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How to create a home office
Top 10 window styles

Top 10 window styles

Deciding on a window for your home is about a balance between aesthetics and function; we get expert advice from Darryl Church on 10 basic styles.

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Top 10 window styles