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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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Car parking solutions

Car parking solutions

Parking areas, whether residential or commercial, have, over the years, been designed almost as an afterthought – designed solely for function rather than aesthetics. What are the next few years bringing in terms of parking solutions?

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Car parking solutions
The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities. 

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The certainty of the new, the mystery of the old
How to renovate a California bungalow

How to renovate a California bungalow

With their simple interior layout, loads of character and charm and large yards, California bungalows allow plenty of options for renovating and extending to suit modern family life.

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How to renovate a California bungalow
Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders

The largest city in the Australian Outback and the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has grown from humble beginnings to become a cosmopolitan centre with a character all its own.

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Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders
Kitchen planning checklist

Kitchen planning checklist

Before you start your renovation, you have to ask yourself a few questions to make sure the end result is your dream kitchen. Here’s a wish-list to help kick start your planning.

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Kitchen planning checklist
Shower fresh

Shower fresh

Is your bathroom due for a makeover? We have the lowdown on the latest shower options and the plethora of exciting global shower trends that are currently picking up steam.

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Shower fresh
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation. 

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Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft. 

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Ventilating your loft room
Max out the minimal

Max out the minimal

The expectation that every master bedroom must have an ensuite has helped push real estate values to a new level, states Nadia Sakey.

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Max out the minimal
Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Rockingham, WA renovation builders

Famous for fabulous beaches and Shoalwater’s superb Marine Park, the City of Rockingham offers residents a great lifestyle, just 40 minutes’ drive from Perth.

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Rockingham, WA renovation builders
Central Coast renovation builders

Central Coast renovation builders

With pressure on housing in Sydney, the Central Coast is experiencing both a building boom and a rise in people moving in and wanting to renovate.  

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Central Coast renovation builders
Maximise storage in your kitchen

Maximise storage in your kitchen

Designer Kristen Reid advises renovators on how to maximise storage and minimise clutter in the kitchen to create a clean, minimalist look. 

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Maximise storage in your kitchen
Fremantle, WA renovation builders

Fremantle, WA renovation builders

Situated at the mouth of the Swan Harbour, Fremantle is WA’s largest working port and is famous for its history and heritage, its spectacular waterfront, beaches and cool youthful vibe.

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Fremantle, WA renovation builders
Asbestos removal in Australia

Asbestos removal in Australia

Asbestos removal can be a health risk. That’s why we are giving you some information on how to safely remove it from your home when you plan to renovate.

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Asbestos removal in Australia
Choosing a kitchen splashback

Choosing a kitchen splashback

Commercial director of Image Glass, Gina Collins, provides advice to renovators on how to choose a kitchen splashback that functions as a feature piece in your kitchen while also being practical.

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Choosing a kitchen splashback
Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen

Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen

Designer Maggie Gardner gives her advice on ways to create well-planned, functional kitchens where the whole family can work together. 

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Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen