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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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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
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