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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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Bathroom mixers to suit your style

Bathroom mixers to suit your style

When it comes time to putting those final touches to your bathroom renovation, the options can be overwhelming. To make life a bit easier for you, we’ve put together a list of mixers – from classic to quirky and fun – that will hopefully make this final process a bit more fun.

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Bathroom mixers to suit your style
Stylish and functional bathtub options

Stylish and functional bathtub options

We’ve compiled a list of bathtub options that take into account both style and space. Which one would you choose for your next bathroom renovation?

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Stylish and functional bathtub options
Bathroom vanity options

Bathroom vanity options

Whether you want to go for a simple look with a minimalistic feel, or you are heading towards a bold or detailed impression – we have compiled a selection of vanities to help you choose something that will create a bathroom that’s right for you.

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Bathroom vanity options
Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries

Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries

The bathroom varies in shape and size from house to house, depending on what space is available. Take a look at our guide to find out the common fixture measurements you need to allow for when planning your bathroom and laundry renovation.

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Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries
Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation

Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation

A great way to start when planning the design of your kitchen is to know the standard dimensions to allow for a basic layout. Here is a simple guide of measurements for you to consider.

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Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation
Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder

Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder

At the outset of any renovation project, it’s important to ensure you are aiming for the best, most cost-efficient and high-quality outcome possible. Part of that means choosing a specialist renovation builder who understands the job at hand and has the expert knowledge to see it through and deliver the project on time and on budget.

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Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder
Decorating with mirrors

Decorating with mirrors

Mirrors are not only beautiful, but functional too - serving a purpose in every home. Interior designer Donna White tells us how to decorate the home with mirrors.

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Decorating with mirrors
Bathroom sink options

Bathroom sink options

Whether on top, in-built or freestanding - we have sink options for you in a selection of materials. Which one would you pick?

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Bathroom sink options
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices, extensions and even complete homes! In this artcicle, we'll look at why this modular structure has gained so much popularity and what the true cost of building a container home is likely to be. 

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How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
Preparing your house for sale

Preparing your house for sale

Gain tips and renovation advice for improving your home before you put your house on the market.

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Preparing your house for sale
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