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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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Restoring your home after water damage

Restoring your home after water damage

We guide you through restoring and redesigning your home when it has been affected by water damage.

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Restoring your home after water damage
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,

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New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
Renovating in Central Coast

Renovating in Central Coast

The Central Coast of Australia provides the best of both worlds. There is the calmness of beaches and nature to enjoy with the convenience of Sydney just an hour away. It’s a place growing in popularity for first home buyers too - but is it a good place to renovate?

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Renovating in Central Coast
A fresh approach to Adelaide home renovations

A fresh approach to Adelaide home renovations

In the past, homeowners have had plenty of reason to avoid taking the leap into a home renovation. The fear of going over time and over budget, as well as the stress of trying to manage multiple contractors, are significant concerns. Adelaide renovation specialist Nielen Prince offers homeowners a solution. He uses the Refresh Renovations process, managing renovations on behalf of clients - allowing them to relax in the knowledge that the project will be completed on time and on budget.

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A fresh approach to Adelaide home renovations
The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in AU

The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in AU

Take a look at this year’s vanity trends for inspiration for your next bathroom renovation. Whether it’s personalising your vanity, making a bold statement or maximising your storage space, there are many options to give your bathroom a modern edge.

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The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends in AU
TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.

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TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Top six  things to consider for Apartment renovations

Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations

We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.

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Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...

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Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Trend Report: House Trends in Australia

Trend Report: House Trends in Australia

Australian housing and architecture is an ever-changing terrain. Let’s take a look at the landscape of future house trends in Australia to see what we can look forward to in 2019 and beyond.

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Trend Report: House Trends in Australia
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.

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Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

Renovating to sell can be a good way to increase your wealth. You can take advantage of the property market by being strategic with your renovations. Make sure you have a plan, a strict budget and follow these steps and you can create wealth from renovating.

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How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating
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