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.
Interior Renovation Checklist
Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.
Creating a functional laundry
Planning and forethought are the keys to creating a laundry that looks good and works hard every day of the week.
Creating a functional bathroom
Whether it’s a family bathroom or your renovating for retirement, our checklist takes you through what you need to know.
Deciding who should renovate your home
Find out what to look for in a renovations company when you are considering renovating your home.
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
Internal doors have a great impact on the look and feel of your space – and the recent trend of using black-framed metal glass doors brings a bit of New York loft-style glamour to your home.
How to Create a Hamptons Style Home
A Hamptons style home is a celebration of refined seaside relaxation; a haven to gather family, entertain friends and reconnect with the healing ocean ions.
Renovation Hacks for small apartments
Creative hacks in construction and renovation can make all the difference to turning your tiny space into the perfect amount of space, just by thinking a little more creatively.
Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home
How well do you know your roof? If words like jerkinhead, saltbox, cross-hipped and sawtooth are new to you…then you’re about to discover a whole new world. Those are just some of the names you might come across when planning your roof renovation project. In this article, we give an overview of some different design options, along with their pros and cons.
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?
What should be considered, both pre-renovation and post-renovation, when it comes to styling?
Hidden problems when renovating older properties
To prepare you for the unexpected, we’ve made a list of common hidden problems you might discover in an older property.
Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
Demolition disaster stories are common, but is there a way of avoiding disaster before embarking on the demolition phase of your home?
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager
If the hero of a classic Western is the good-looking cowboy who rides in on horseback, the hero of any building site is the project manager. Convinced you’d do a better job than a project manager? Here are a few reasons why you’re wrong.
Adding value to your property – what to consider?
If you want to get the best return possible on your property, there are a few straightforward ways to add value - without breaking the bank. In this article, we show you a few budget-friendly ways to get started.
He said, what? Decoding building lingo
The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.
Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations
Interested in some extra income and have some extra space to work with? Accommodation makeovers are a great way to get creative and earn an easy side income. There are options for every taste and budget but sticking to a few simple rules helps to make your project a success.
Can renovating your home increase your age pension?
The age pension asset rules have recently undergone changes, affecting large numbers of Australian retirees. Find what the changes are, how they might affect your pension, and how to renovating your home can put more money in your pocket every fortnight.