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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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Boho beauty in Coogee

Boho beauty in Coogee

Kylie Hinds and her husband bought their seaside home in Coogee, Sydney’s eastern suburbs and what stood on the land is quite different to what it is today. Their home started out as a one-bedroom 1920s cottage that had formerly been gutted and redone in 1970s style, leaving verry little of the original detailing and features. When Kylie and her husband had decided to renovate, their project quickly became nearly a full rebuild.

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Boho beauty in Coogee
Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs is known around the world for its unique architectural style that offers design and architecture enthusiasts much to see and admire. The Palm Springs style consists mostly of mid-century modernist architecture and landscaping with gardens catered to a dry climate. Here’s how you can incorporate elements of the famed Palm Springs aesthetic into your home.

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Palm Springs Architecture
The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

Everyone wants more natural light in their home. Natural light opens up the home and makes spaces look much bigger than they really are. A home with an abundance of natural light also creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Here are our top 10 ways to bring more natural light in the home.

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The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home
10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe

10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe

Well-designed wardrobes can make your day to day life easier and increase the value of your home. If you’re thinking of creating a walk in wardrobe but don’t know where to begin, here are our top 10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe.

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10 things you need to know before building a new wardrobe
Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

“Where will the baby sleep?” is among the most commonly pondered questions by almost-parents. Luckily babies are small and don’t actually require very much space at all. There’s no need to move houses, but you should try to get the important things right. We give you our 7 top tips on creating a beautiful baby nursery that even a newborn will love.

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Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps
Creating a Roof Terrace in Australia

Creating a Roof Terrace in Australia

Not many renovations capture your imagination like this one. Imagine relaxing in the sun or hosting a get-together on your very own roof-top entertaining area. If you’d like to learn more about creating your own roof-top entertaining area, we’ll give you some important tips.

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Creating a Roof Terrace in Australia
How to plan a home renovation

How to plan a home renovation

If you’re set on renovating your home but you don’t know where to start, this detailed article will give you a 7 step action plan to assist you in planning a home renovation. Following these steps will ensure you get the result you desire, and minimimise the unexpected hiccups.

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How to plan a home renovation
Top tips when choosing stairs for your home

Top tips when choosing stairs for your home

Stairs do much more than connect two floors of your home. They bring a substantial design element and can add to the overall theme of a home. Find out more about how to choose the right staircase for your next home renovation.

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Top tips when choosing stairs for your home
How to childproof your home during a renovation

How to childproof your home during a renovation

Renovating the home you are living in presents a number of safety hazards to even the most cautious renovators. We often overlook the dangers that renovating a home can present to children. Find out how to make your renovation safer if you’ve got little ones poking around.

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How to childproof your home during a renovation
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.

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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.

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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.

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Converting a garage into a living space in Australia
Great Paint for Any Home Renovation

Great Paint for Any Home Renovation

If a repaint is at the top of your chores list,  Mitre 10 Mega recommends Accent paint. They offer a number of different products meaning you’ll find the right one for the job.

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Great Paint for Any Home Renovation
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.

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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. 

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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.

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Renovation Regrets & How To Avoid Them