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Kitchen Renovation Advice Articles

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Take a look at our series of helpful articles on kitchen renovations. They include advice on planning, design, products and pretty much everything (including the kitchen sink!)

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Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Lighting: what to consider when renovating?

Find out how to create moments within each space by highlighting specific features and creating the right mood - through lighting.

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Lighting: what to consider when renovating?
Tips for Residential Lighting

Tips for Residential Lighting

The following are some functional aspects to consider for residential lighting when considering how to light various rooms in your house.

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Tips for Residential Lighting
Style VS Trends - Kitchen Benchtops

Style VS Trends - Kitchen Benchtops

Style doesn’t date. And classic should not be confused with a traditional look. It can represent modern.

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Style VS Trends - Kitchen Benchtops
The Smart Renovator’s Kitchen Renovation Guide

The Smart Renovator’s Kitchen Renovation Guide

Refresh has completed hundreds of kitchen renovations in New Zealand, so we know the ins and outs of what makes a successful kitchen renovation. We've distilled all of this information down for you in this Guide to Kitchen Renovations, and packed it with resources so you can get clued up on what you need to know before you begin.

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The Smart Renovator’s Kitchen Renovation Guide
Inspirational Kitchen Ideas

Inspirational Kitchen Ideas

Central to the flow and function of everyday life, kitchens play a major role in your home. No matter if you are planning for simple updates or a major makeover, here are some amazing kitchen styles to use as inspiration.

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Inspirational Kitchen Ideas
How to make the most of a compact kitchen

How to make the most of a compact kitchen

As with any Refresh Renovations project, our top tips to create the perfect bijou kitchen combines planning and design with practicality and discipline to ensure that every aspect works in harmony to deliver a solution that matches both your tastes and your lifestyle.

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How to make the most of a compact kitchen
Cooking Good: A beginners guide to kitchens

Cooking Good: A beginners guide to kitchens

Are you starting to put ideas together for a kitchen renovation? In this article, writer David Burgess provides advice on why kitchen renovations are so important to get right and how to create a kitchen plan that will work beautifully for your lifestyle.

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Cooking Good: A beginners guide to kitchens
Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Incorporate the latest smart home tech into your new-build, home renovation or extension with Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations

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Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019
How to go Open-Plan

How to go Open-Plan

If you're wanting to open up the living spaces in your home to create a better flow, this article is for you. We give you 8 tips for creating the best open plan space and make the most of your kitchen, lounge and dining areas. Combining these rooms will instantly modernise your home, make your common areas more social and create more percieved space in your home! Read the full article to find out more.

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How to go Open-Plan
Tiles that feel like fabric

Tiles that feel like fabric

The Tile Depot is excited to introduce one of the newest design developments in the world of tile manufacturing. The fabric effect brings the warmth and comfort of fibres into any area of the home, including hardwearing and wet areas that are often not suitable for actual fabric flooring.

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Tiles that feel like fabric
The easy solution when creating new wet areas

The easy solution when creating new wet areas

Saniflo’s products make the seemingly impossible bathroom, kitchen or laundry installations possible.  It’s now easy and inexpensive to add wet area fixtures anywhere in the home. Find out whether Saniflo products are right for your next Refresh Renovation.

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The easy solution when creating new wet areas
Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles

The HEXA tile range is comprised of rich indulgent colours in a timelessly striking hexagonal format, these are the ultimate “On Trend” tile.

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Introducing HEXA hexagonal tiles
How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit

How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit

The kitchen can be a make-or-break for potential buyers, so if you’re looking to sell in the future you must read this article. 

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How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit
The Renovation Consent Process

The Renovation Consent Process

Finding a house that ticks all the boxes can be a challenge but, for a growing number of homeowners, the solution is to stay put and embark on a renovation project to create their dream home.

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The Renovation Consent Process
Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from

Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from

As the kitchen is one of the most used spaces in the home – picking out what style and direction you want to take is a big decision. We’ve made it easy for you by putting together four of our favourite signature kitchen styles that each have their own personality. From modern and sleek to rustic and homely – which one would you choose?

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Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from
How do I go about building a granny flat

How do I go about building a granny flat

They might sound old-fashioned, but granny flats are one of the hottest trends in Australian construction right now. We’ve answered the most popular questions when it comes to creating a granny flat.

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How do I go about building a granny flat

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