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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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How to Create a Hamptons Style 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.

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How to Create a Hamptons Style Home
Renovation Hacks for small apartments

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.

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Renovation Hacks for small apartments
Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home

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.

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Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

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?

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?
Hidden problems when renovating older properties

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.

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Hidden problems when renovating older properties
Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

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?

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Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

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.

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The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager
Adding value to your property – what to consider?

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.  

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Adding value to your property – what to consider?
He said, what? Decoding building lingo

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.

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He said, what? Decoding building lingo
Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations

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.  

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Home Away from Home - Airbnb Renovations
Can renovating your home increase your age pension?

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.

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Can renovating your home increase your age pension?
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