Instead of moving out, the Basson family looked to an alternative – digging under. Take a look at the initial stages of their house excavation and see how it all works.
A dated 1990s townhouse has been transformed through thoughtful renovation that have brought the home into the 21st century.
When the Iro family decided to do major renovations on their family home, one of the biggest decisions they made was to remain in their home. While this can disrupt daily life, the Iro family saw it was an opportunity to see their future home being re-built around them.
Home is where the heart is for the Iro family and not suprisingly, vibrant, open and inviting areas are at the heart of their extensive home renovation.
When Kirsten and Maurice Bone first saw the run-down 1912 villa they later purchased, its potential was obvious. What was also clear was the need for a complete interior remodel.
Creating a light and bright, spacious bathroom from a former dungeon-like dugout proves that in the world of renovations, anything is possible.
The Tarrant family of Mairangi Bay encountered unwanted extras during their do-up, but the rocky road to renovation was smoothed by the expert oversight of a project manager well versed in fixing the tricky bits.
An ex-state house extension and renovation proves unlimited potential, with classic features shining through for a modern transformation.
It’s warm fuzzies all around for this recently completed renovation in Mt Roskill, Auckland, where everyone involved had an enjoyable time working their way through a seven-month home extension and re-design.
Following the planning and designing stages, this building project has seen a classic brick and weatherboard house enlarged and has turned it into a modern home for a family of five.
Adding a second storey to their existing home proved a family friendly alternative to buying a bigger home in Auckland’s overheated property market.
A charming 1950s house with a picture perfect view of Rangitoto is undergoing a sensitive makeover that will see its classic features retained and new features carefully integrated to achieve a modern take on family living.
The final episode and much of the renovation is complete. However, there's still the downstairs bathroom and laundry to tackle. It's a major plastering and tiling job.
The internal stair area is given a complete over hall including completely removing the old stairs and inserting a new set but in a different position. The front entrance is completely revamped with cobblestones, a remote control pergola and a new front door with high tech lock system that is operated by smart phone.
Episode 4 continues with the flooring project where we left off in episode 3. After Evie ignores advice from Refresh project manager and tries to cut corners using a dodgey trademen, Refresh steps in to save the day by ripping the whole flooring job up and starting again.
Week 3 of the Kiwi Dream with Refresh Renovations and we start by tackling the main living room. The boys soon uncover water damage resulting in a trench having to be dug around the outside of the house to treat the problem.