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
Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

Design a Baby Nursery in 7 steps

“Where will it 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 house, 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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

Read full article

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.

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
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.

Read full article

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.

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