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.
Renovating a ranch style home
Ranches are less fashionable these days, but since they typically offer a reasonable amount of living space on a good-sized flat block and are generally oriented to make the most of the outdoor space, they can be an excellent buy for renovators. If you are lucky enough to own, or be able to buy, a ranch style property, here are our tips for turning it into a place that feels like home.
Regional gabled cottages
Looking for an affordable property to renovate? Don’t overlook the gabled cottages that were built towards the end of the last century and are still plentiful in many Australian suburbs.
Transforming a disused power station into a home
It once powered an entire city, but the Launceston Hydro-Electric Substation is now proving electric for an entirely different reason.
Top 5 renovation pitfalls
Excited about planning your home renovation? These are the top 5 pitfalls you need to avoid to achieve your goal.
Making the decision to renovate
In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his findings about how couples make renovation and new kitchen decisions.
Geraldton, WA renovation builders
Combining the facilities of a city with the relaxed lifestyle of a country town, Geraldton offers renovators the best of both worlds.
Reclaimed timber apartment renovation
Driving this distinctive renovation, architect Ben Edwards was compelled by the philosophies of ‘perception and connection’.
Home renovation experiences
In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities.
How to renovate a California bungalow
With their simple interior layout, loads of character and charm and large yards, California bungalows allow plenty of options for renovating and extending to suit modern family life.
Melbourne terrace house renovation
Terraced house meets high life in this marvellous makeover in Melbourne that focuses on functionality and flexibility.
Kalgoorlie, WA renovation builders
The largest city in the Australian Outback and the hub of the Western Australian Goldfields, Kalgoorlie-Boulder has grown from humble beginnings to become a cosmopolitan centre with a character all its own.
Ventilating your loft room
Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft.
Rockingham, WA renovation builders
Famous for fabulous beaches and Shoalwater’s superb Marine Park, the City of Rockingham offers residents a great lifestyle, just 40 minutes’ drive from Perth.
Central Coast renovation builders
With pressure on housing in Sydney, the Central Coast is experiencing both a building boom and a rise in people moving in and wanting to renovate.
Fremantle, WA renovation builders
Situated at the mouth of the Swan Harbour, Fremantle is WA’s largest working port and is famous for its history and heritage, its spectacular waterfront, beaches and cool youthful vibe.
Asbestos removal in Australia
Asbestos removal can be a health risk. That’s why we are giving you some information on how to safely remove it from your home when you plan to renovate.