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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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Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating

The renovation process is an ideal time to consider home automation options to make your house work for you. Convenience, security, comfort and energy efficiency are all improved when you effortlessly control and automate your home, with as much or as little technology as you wish.

Find out more about the home automation solutions provided by PDL

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Home Automation - what you need to know before renovating
Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained

Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained

A popular feature in many NZ homes, skylights seem divide public opinion on whether they are worth the trouble. In this article, we reveal the truth about skylights in New Zealand homes.

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Common Misconceptions about Skylights Explained
The Tile Depot presents the Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring

The Tile Depot presents the Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring

The Tile Depot is now the distributor for the Neptune Stone Based Waterproof flooring. Find out more about its benefits in this article by the Tile Depot.

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The Tile Depot presents the Neptune Stone Based Waterproof Flooring
How to make the most of natural daylight at home

How to make the most of natural daylight at home

We look into how Solatube lighting can increase your home’s natural sunlight absorption.

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How to make the most of natural daylight at home
Achieve the perfect indoor - outdoor flow

Achieve the perfect indoor - outdoor flow

Refresh Partner Outdure shows us how the perfect indoor - outdoor flow can be easily achieved with the Qwickbuild system

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Achieve the perfect indoor - outdoor flow
GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet

GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet

GROHE Sensia Arena stands for Intelligent Care. Behind it are visionary ideas from GROHE, the most modern technology available and the unparalleled ability to combine it all. More comfortable, hygienic and soothing than using paper, with the GROHE Sensia Arena you can experience a new standard of personal hygiene.

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GROHE Sensia Arena - A new dimension of shower toilet
The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends the UK

The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in NZ

Take a look at this year’s vanity trends for inspiration for your next bathroom renovation. Whether it’s personalising your vanity, making a bold statement or maximising your storage space, there are many options to give your bathroom a modern edge.

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The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in NZ
TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.

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TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Top six  things to consider for Apartment renovations

Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations

We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.

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Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
Renovating in West Auckland

Renovating in West Auckland

With stunning surf beaches, lush forest and a short commute into Auckland’s central business district, West Auckland is becoming a hub for young families and outdoor enthusiasts. The area’s housing stock varies greatly, but no matter what type of house you call home, the team at Refresh Renovations Waitakere can help you make the most of every square metre.
 

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Renovating in West Auckland
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...

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Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Renovating in Tauranga

Renovating in Tauranga

Tauranga is a hot spot! It’s one of New Zealand’s fastest growing cities, and in fact housing prices aren’t lagging much behind Auckland. It’s booming for good reason, with an abundance of natural beauty all around, a great climate, and many lifestyle options for outdoor adventures. Find out why now is a great time to renovate your home in Tauranga.

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Renovating in Tauranga
Trend Report: House Trends in NZ

Trend Report: House Trends in NZ

The future of home improvements will be guided by the following four concepts: flexibility, efficiency, individuality and collaboration with nature. Find out more about evolving home trends in this amazingly informative article.

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Trend Report: House Trends in NZ
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.

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Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

Renovating to sell can be a good way to increase your wealth. You can take advantage of the property market by being strategic with your renovations. Make sure you have a plan, a strict budget and follow these steps and you can create wealth from renovating.

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How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating