Enjoying around 300 days of sunshine each year, the Gold Coast is known for its laid back outdoor lifestyle and is a wonderful place to call home. The city is famous for the tower blocks of Surfers Paradise, but there’s also a good supply of 20th Century bungalows, mid-century houses and flats, and brick-built homes from the 1980s and ‘90s, as well as more contemporary architectural builds, that are now ripe for renovation. Popular projects on the Goldie, as it’s affectionately known, include creating indoor/outdoor flow and installing new decking. New kitchens, bathroom remodels and extensions are also in demand, as many local homeowners prefer to renovate a home in an area they love rather than move elsewhere.
Refresh Renovations’ expert design and build approach means your project plan will meet your brief and budget and your dedicated project manager will manage the entire design and build process. This includes securing building development approvals (building permits) where required, sourcing materials, managing all trades (including builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, roofers and tilers) and ensuring the renovation is completed on time and on budget.
Refresh Renovations’ commitment to customer communication and user-friendly technology means you will always know exactly how your project is progressing and will have a single point of contact for questions and requests.
Refresh can take care of every stage of your home renovation project, including:
- Custom builds
- Deck builds
- Kitchen renovations
- Bathroom renovations
- Full home renovations
...and anything else you can think of!
Creating indoor/outdoor flow is essential for enjoying the Gold Coast lifestyle. Using similar colours and finishes indoors and out (for example on floors and decking); installing bi-fold doors; introducing shaded areas; and updating your outdoor furniture, lighting (including pool lights) and appliances can all help blend the boundaries between the indoor and outdoor areas of your home and enhance indoor/outdoor flow. Read more about creating indoor/flow.
Many of the Gold Coast homes built in the 1980s and ‘90s, from Palm Beach up to Paradise Point, are now ready for an update and open plan building renovations that remove unnecessary (i.e. non-supporting) walls to create an open plan kitchen/dining/living area are popular.
Alternatively, if you have an older Queenslander style of home, it may be possible to lift the property and build beneath it, which could improve views and ventilation as well as increase floor space.
Your local Refresh Renovations team includes experienced extension builders who will be happy to discuss these ideas, as well as other options, with you.
Kitchen renovations typically include new cabinetry and benchtops, a sink, appliances, tiles (or other splashback), paint and flooring. Keeping the same kitchen layout is usually the most cost-effective option – as long as it gives you the functionality you need. We recommend a budget of at least $20-30,000 for a basic kitchen renovation, $30-50,000 for a mid-range renovation and $50,000+ for a high-end renovation, which could include bespoke carpentry projects.
Working with Refresh Renovations won’t cost you any more than managing your renovation or building project yourself. In fact, it may even save you money. Refresh Renovations building specialists are able to negotiate the best prices with our preferred suppliers and manage all the trades needed for any renovation project, which increases efficiency and helps keep costs down.
If you would like to discuss options for your next home renovation project, please use the enquiry form on this page to provide us with your contact details. We will get in touch with you at a time that suits you to discuss your renovation. If you would like to provide us with more information, we have a more comprehensive enquiry form on our "Get in touch" page too.