Enquire now. Let's discuss your project

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.

Show advice for: Kitchen | Bathroom | Extend | Open-plan | Flow | Loft | Re-clad | Warm up | Outdoor | Renovations |

Layout: Gallery view List view
Illawarra renovation builders

Illawarra renovation builders

A little more than an hour’s drive south of Sydney we have the Illawarra region, known for its remarkable coastline, where fantastic surf beaches are backed by a rugged escarpment.

Read full article

Illawarra renovation builders
Gold Coast renovation builders

Gold Coast renovation builders

When people think of the Gold Coast most picture the tall apartment buildings of Surfers Paradise, but the earliest dwelings were built inland in the 1860-70s, and were mostly farmhouses. These days, local property types include brick-built homes from the 1980s and 1990s, 20th Century bungalows, mid-century houses and flats, as well as more contemporary builds.

Read full article

Gold Coast renovation builders
Converting a garage into a living space in Australia

Converting a garage into a living space in Australia

If you want to add more living space to your home without extending the floorplan, then you’ve thought about converting your garage into a living area. In this article, we will go through some of the key questions to ask before getting your hands dirty.

Read full article

Converting a garage into a living space in Australia
Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey

Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey

There is just something special about the Greek islands. Get inspired by the Cycladic characteristics, whether you are renovating your living space, bathroom or bedroom.

Read full article

Bringing The Greek Islands To Your Odyssey
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. 

Read full article

How To Renovate Your Kitchen For Profit
Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them

Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, which is why we’ve pulled together some of the most common renovation regrets to help you avoid making them yourself.

Read full article

Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them
Extending An Alleyway House To Its Limit

Extending An Alleyway House To Its Limit

A Victorian house with little room to move in Melbourne gets extended to its limits in this adventurous renovation. Take a look at the inspiring result.

Read full article

Extending An Alleyway House To Its Limit
What are the restrictions when building a garage?

What are the restrictions when building a garage?

Building a garage, while a relatively simple process, can accumulate some cost depending on the level of consent required. Read this guide before starting your renovation project.

Read full article

What are the restrictions when building a garage?
What Are The Most Popular Types Of Home Extensions In Australia?

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Home Extensions In Australia?

If you love where you live but need more space, adding an extension to your current home is usually cheaper than moving. In Australia’s property hot spots, Sydney or Melbourne for example, you can save hundreds of thousands of dollars by staying put and extending.

Read full article

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Home Extensions In Australia?
Make Your Entrance-Way Functional and Welcoming

Make Your Entrance-Way Functional and Welcoming

Entrance areas are often an overlooked space in the home. Find out how to make this space functional in addition to welcoming you and your guests home.

Read full article

Make Your Entrance-Way Functional and Welcoming
Living Room Style & Accessories Guide

Living Room Style & Accessories Guide

The living room is the most lively and lived in part of the home. Make sure it tells your unique story with the right colours and accessories to suit your style.

Read full article

Living Room Style & Accessories Guide
Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from

Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from

As the kitchen is one of the most used places 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?

Read full article

Top 4 kitchen styles to choose from
Why are Micro Homes trending?

Why are Micro Homes trending?

Whether you love or hate the idea of downsizing, a micro-life presents a revolution in thinking about how and why we live the way we do.

Read full article

Why are Micro Homes trending?
How can I create an Electric Vehicle friendly garage?

How can I create an Electric Vehicle friendly garage?

Wouldn’t it be great to fuel up at home? With rapid advancements in Electric Vehicle (EV) technology, it is prudent for any renovator today to future proof their garage with a dedicated EV charging circuit. Turning your garage into a filling station is an easy thing to achieve.

Read full article

How can I create an Electric Vehicle friendly garage?
Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Giving some extra thought to the arrangement of your laundry can save you from a major layout let down for years to come. Luckily Matt Taylor from Boston Wardrobes has five tips to share with us on how to create a well functioning laundry space.

Read full article

Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces
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.

Read full article

How do I go about building a granny flat