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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.