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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ventilating your loft room
Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.