While it’s not for everyone, open-plan layouts offer an ideal home environment for many young families and frequent entertainers. If you’re thinking about going open-plan, take some inspiration from these award-winning projects by Refresh Renovations.

Gold Award 

Dave Georgetti for “A modern kitchen renovation in Mount Eden”

Designed for entertaining, this open-plan kitchen features an abstract colour scheme and industrial edge. Engineered stone benchtops and handleless cabinets make this kitchen extremely low-maintenance, while large sliding doors easily connect it to the outdoor dining area. 

Silver Award 

Kim Reiche for “Open-plan living in South Auckland”

In this garage renovation, the homeowner opted to make the most out of a limited space by establishing an open-plan living area. Luxury vinyl flooring, recessed lighting and white wall paint help to make the space feel larger than it is, while the line from the compact kitchen to the double sliding doors creates a consistent flow between the open-plan spaces. 


Bronze Award 

Lia Boersma for an “Open-plan Scandinavian-style home”

Without losing the rustic ambience of this 1940s Wellington home, Renovation Specialist Lia Boersma optimised it for modern living. Consistent with Scandinavian design principles; the kitchen update features plenty of natural light, an open-plan layout, wooden flooring, a white colour palette and subtle nods to nature. 

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