Melbourne Renovation Consultant

Leigh McDonald - Melbourne Franchise Owner
Location

1/21-23 Futures road, Cranbourne West

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Registration Number
CDB-U 61358
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Leigh McDonald is Renovation Consultant of 27 MAC Pty Ltd (CDB-U 61358), a franchisee of Renovation Franchise, doing business in Melbourne

Renovation Contractor Melbourne

As a family man, renovation specialist Leigh McDonald understands the need for a work/life balance and how a home renovation can add to this. Leigh has been passionate about home renovations for a number of years.

Whilst he is a self-titled “humble handyman”, he appreciates good quality workmanship and always does the best job possible.

Attention to detail and making sure the little things are done well are important to Leigh and his team. Leigh’s eye for detail was instilled in him at a young age by his father and grandfather, who worked as a house builder.

Leigh considers customer service and communication his highest priority. He prides himself on providing clients with a stress-free renovation, resulting in a positive experience that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Are you planning to renovate your home? Check out our complete home renovation process in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne

Our renovation services in Melbourne: 

Check out how we completely renovated a home in Narre Warren, Melbourne!

Leigh considers the Refresh Renovations’ systems and processes an absolute must and one of the best used in the industry. For his business to be successful, Leigh relies on the franchise system to help him guide a client through all of the stages in a renovation.

By joining Refresh Renovations, Leigh has been able to utilise his extensive skills in project management to deliver home renovations on time and on budget. Check out why our customers are happy with our renovations in Melbourne!

Renovation Cost Melbourne South East

How much does a home renovation cost in Melbourne South East?

Renovations vary widely, and so do the costs. A complete renovation of a family home with designer fittings will be significantly more than a basic renovation of a small apartment. The good news is that your Renovation Consultant will work hard to find solutions that fit your individual budget while still achieving your renovation goals.

For a better understanding of what is possible at different budget levels, take a look at our recent renovations, such as this rental unit renovation achieved for $68,000 or this incredible large family home that was totally transformed for $282,000.

For a fixed quote accurate to your renovation, speak to your local Renovation Consultant in Melbourne South East.

We provide our renovation services near : 

  • Melbourne - (CBD)
  • Melbourne - East
  • Melbourne - South
  • Melbourne - Mornington Peninsula 
  • Melbourne - North West 
  • Melbourne - South West 
  • Melbourne - West

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne

What kitchen renovation services does Refresh™ Renovation provide?

Our kitchen renovation specialists offer a tailored service so whether you want a designer entertainer’s kitchen with all the latest features, or a family-friendly hub with storage galore, we can deliver what you need! We take care of full renovations, minor upgrades, kitchen remodels, and everything in between.

Our kitchen renovation services include:

  • Bespoke kitchen designs
  • Kitchen concept plans
  • Kitchen remodelling
  • Kitchen makeovers
  • Kitchen renovations
  • New kitchen layouts
  • Storage solutions
  • Kitchen extensions
  • Kitchen fittings
  • Kitchen installations

Checkout our complete kitchen renovation services in South East Melbourne

Bathroom Renovations Melbourne

What bathroom renovation services does Refresh Renovations® provide?

There are no cookie-cutter designs around here! We offer a bespoke service so that your bathroom renovation is tailored to your needs and vision. Our experienced Renovation Consultants can deliver any type of bathroom renovation, from ultra-modern ensuites and bathroom extensions, to tiling services, custom vanities, and more.

Our bathroom renovation services include:

  • New bathroom designs
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Bathroom extensions
  • Bathroom additions
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Plumbing & electrical
  • Tiling
  • Waterproofing
  • Painting & decorating

Are you looking for renovation contractors in Melbourne? Book your free consultation with Leigh today!

Book your free consultation with Leigh Mcdonald to discuss your renovation ideas.

Leigh McDonald is Renovation Consultant of 27 MAC Pty Ltd (CDB-U 61358), a franchisee of Renovation Franchise, doing business in Melbourne

Awards & Recognition

  • Year
  • Award
  • 2023

  • Renovation of the Year

  • 2023

  • Whole House of the Year

  • 2023

  • Whole House of the Year

  • 2023

  • Whole House of the Year

  • 2023

  • Transformation of the Year

  • 2023

  • Bathroom of the Year

  • 2023

  • Kitchen of the Year

  • 2023

  • Franchise of the Year

  • 2023

  • Marketer of the Year

  • 2023

  • Renovation Consultant of the Year

  • 2023

  • Customer Service of the Year

  • 2023

  • Project Manager of the Year Finalist

  • 2023

  • Collaborator of the Year Finalist

  • 2023

  • Administrator of the Year Finalist

  • 2022

  • Bathroom of the Year

  • 2022

  • Bathroom of the Year

  • 2022

  • Biggest Transformation of the Year

  • 2022

  • Biggest Transformation of the Year

  • 2021

  • Bathroom Renovation of the Year

  • 2021

  • Bathroom Renovation of the Year

  • 2021

  • Kitchen Renovation of the Year

  • 2021

  • Whole House Renovation of the Year

We’re ready to help with your home renovation project!
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Opening hours
9am - 5pm
Locations

1/21-23 Futures road, Cranbourne West

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Leigh McDonald

Second time I have worked with Leigh from Refresh Renovations Melbourne. Our reno was completed on time, on budget, and we were kept informed along the way.

⁠— 

Lisa Connell

, Refresh Customer

Guy and his team have worked on two renovations for us and both have been hassle free thanks to their professionalism, consideration and can-do attitude. Genuinely helpful, adaptable in their work and very tidy! A real pleasure to deal with, we wouldn't use anyone else for our building work.

⁠— 

Test

, Refresh Customer

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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh Renovations consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.

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Second time I have worked with Leigh from Refresh Renovations Melbourne. Our reno was completed on time, on budget, and we were kept informed along the way.

⁠— 

Lisa Connell

, Refresh Customer

Unfortunately our renovations were severely hampered by Covid 19. However, the efforts of Leigh McDonald to ensure we were delivered an outstanding renovation, despite all the problems, were absolutely superb.

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Robyn Cameron

, Refresh Customer

We had a great experience using Refresh Renovations East and South East. We converted our garage into a home office, and couldn’t be happier with the renovation. From the initial inquiry right through to completion, Leigh provided excellent customer service - friendly, knowledgeable and very responsive. We were always kept updated and there were no surprises. The project finished on time and on budget, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. The design elements suggested by Leigh and Richard beautifully blend the new facade with the old, and the inside looks really special. It’s a much nicer space than we could have imagined. We chose Refresh hoping for an easy, all-inclusive end-to-end process, and that’s exactly what we got. We highly recommend Leigh and his team.

⁠— 

Aimii Scott

, Refresh Customer

Very professional and extremely helpful. Leigh kept me informed about the comings and goings of all the tradespeople. This was important as I have an old dog who lives in the house and I was at work some of the days. Richard Andrew and Hussain were fantastic closing the doors so that he didn't escape. He's a bit of a Houdini with no road sense so this was important to me. I couldn't be happier with the end result. My ensuite is better than I could have hoped for as it is a small space. It's opened it up and seems so much larger. Very much enjoying my spacious shower.

⁠— 

Barbara Brady

, Refresh Customer

We could not recommend Refresh Renovations East and South East more highly. If we could give more than five stars, we would! From beginning to end Leigh and his team made our vision a reality. Hard-working trades - efficient and detail orientated, made sure our space was utilised efficiently and the end result exceeded our expectations. So many compliments on the work and the high level of presentation and workmanship. Its a pleasure to be in the kitchen every day and it has become the heart of our home. Look no further than Refresh for your next renovation. We look forward to using Leigh and his team for our next project.

⁠— 

Belinda and Peter Shearer Beaconsfield

, Refresh Customer

I entrusted the job to Leigh as I was organizing on behalf of my 77 year old father. Leigh's approach, communication, skill set and trades made the entire process from start to completion a breeze. The final result looks amazing thank's to the entire team effort, my father is ecstatic with the way the entire project looks - a million dollars and on trend also.

⁠— 

Darren Green

, Refresh Customer

Leigh and the entire team at Refresh Renovations were a great pleasure to deal with from the onset. Leigh understood my concerns and reservations as I was project managing the major renovation of the suite, bathroom, toilet, laundry on behalf of my 77 year old father while he was away. Having been previously in the building industry as a project manager, the ease of daily communication, design assistance, Leigh's skill level, understanding, the skill level of all trades was second to none, alleviating any concerns that I knew could potentially but did NOT arise. The entire project including additional items such as new bi-fold doors, stacker doors, additional lighting and so on has completely transformed my father's home, adding a significant increase to the value as a result. Leigh and myself often joked that I would move in and put Dad elsewhere LOL. I unreservedly recommend to anyone that they consider Refresh Renovations and Leigh before making a final decision such as I did. An extremely Happy Customer.

⁠— 

Darren Green

, Refresh Customer

Good quality service, and on time.

⁠— 

David

, Refresh Customer

We had an excellent experience using Refresh Renovations East and South East. We conducted a major renovation, with rooms remodelled, extensions, a new roof, windows, doors and multi outdoor entertainment areas, and we couldn’t be happier with the end result. From the initial consultation and design discussions right through to completion of the renovation, Leigh provided friendly, informative and very responsive customer service. We were always kept updated on future activities and any decisions that were required to made to ensure everything progressed efficiently. Even with the COVID restrictions Leigh managed to limit the impact on the overall timetable and importantly we had no surprises along the way. The project finished slightly over time due to COVID and the numerous additional changes that we requested, but were still on budget and we couldn’t be more pleased with the fantastic end result. The attention to detail by the builder; Richard and the quality workmanship by all the tradespeople, ensured that our renovation was of high quality with an exceptional finish. From our initial thoughts and concepts, what eventuated as the final product, exceeded our expectations and we were blown away with the end result. We would highly recommend Leigh, Richard and his team.

⁠— 

David Kei

, Refresh Customer

Service couldn’t be faulted. There were a couple of issues once the job was finished and Leigh organised for these to be rectified very quickly, even coming out on the weekend.

⁠— 

Davina Pele

, Refresh Customer

As an inexperienced renovator with no trade skills, contacts or ideas heading into a renovation is a very daunting process. When I called Leigh to come out and give me a run down on the process involved in a garage conversion I felt immediately assured that I’d made a smart decision in outsourcing this overwhelming task. To Leigh’s credit despite his belief that the project might not even get off the ground due to council regulations he did the professional thing and went through with the presentation anyway. Fortunately he was only half right and the project could continue. The entire process from start to finish was entirely stress free, the only hands on involvement I was required to have was choosing flooring, fittings and finishes (the only parts I felt reasonably comfortable in having input). All the trades were organised and managed, materials and deliveries coordinated, as well as a skip bin for demolition and a cleaner to finish it all off, all I had to do was give him an ok via text. All this right through the stage 2 and 3 lockdown restrictions. The finished product significantly exceeds our expectations and I could not recommend Leigh and the team at Refresh Renovations East & South East any higher!

⁠— 

Jonno Whelan

, Refresh Customer

Thank you to Leigh and his team at Refresh from the East and South East territory. They built an amazing deck area for us and we are loving having the extra living space. They were all very professional and the quality of work was outstanding from start to finish. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.

⁠— 

Karen Kerne

, Refresh Customer

We knew we wanted to stay in our home as long as possible but with only 3 bedrooms and one living space room was getting tight with toys galore after having our son in 2017.   I reached out to the land of facebook and a friend reached out and advised her brother in law Leigh owned his own renovations business and to have a look.   I jumped on to the facebook page and immediately saw a garage conversion and loved the results. I knew what I wanted and I knew I wanted quality work and I didn’t want to have to deal with organising tradies etc myself so it worked out well to go through someone who would do it all for us.   We met with Leigh and he went through the process and straight away we felt comfortable with him.   The process was smooth enough, and each step was met with lots of communication along the way. We always knew where we stood in the process and there was never any unknown with Leigh.   Once we agreed to the price and the permit was approved it was all steam ahead from there.   Any questions throughout the process Leigh was very quick to respond and any concerns he was right on top of it and onto it promptly.   Whilst the cost of doing jobs like this doesn’t come cheap especially when you are using a renovation specialist, it does take the stress out of having to arrange tradies, quotes, etc and that for us meant more than saving some money.   Overall we are very very happy with the renovation, it has allowed us to stay in our home which we built for many more years and provided us much more room and a lovely outdoor pergola for upcoming summer.   Love our new space, Thank you so much Leigh, Richard, Rob, and all the boys!

⁠— 

Karen Prince

, Refresh Customer

I used Leigh and this team at Refresh Renovations East & South East territory recently for a small powder room update. Even though it was a small job I was made to feel as important as if it had been a full bathroom renovation! All work was done quickly and to the highest of levels. I have no hesitation in recommending Leigh and his staff for any job - big or small!

⁠— 

Paula Groves

, Refresh Customer

Leigh and his team at Refresh Renovations East & South East territory were so easy to deal with. They helped with ideas and completed the job quicker than I was expecting!! And to a fantastic standard - highly recommended!

⁠— 

Paula Groves

, Refresh Customer

This is the second time we have engaged Refresh Renovations - South East and Leigh McDonald to transform our home. On this occasion we enlisted Refresh to make over our main bathroom after our stunning kitchen renovation earlier in the year. Leigh was able to make our vision a reality and assisted us in making a functional, practical and aesthetically beautiful space that is filled with natural light and modern fixtures. The trades used were very professional and highly skilled, lead by Richard Naudi. The workmanship is top quality and the whole process was stress free . Communication was excellent and consultation on the build was exceptional. All the trades were very respectful of our space and keeping the area safe and clean. We are delighted with the end product and look forward to using Refresh South East again for project number 3.

Renovation Consultant: Leigh McDonald

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Swift

, Refresh Customer

We were really impressed with Leigh, Refresh Renovations East & South East territory, and all his assistance as we enquired about renovations. He was prompt in communication, clear in the process and professional in all aspects of our dealings.

⁠— 

Ursula Cettolin

, Refresh Customer

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Leigh McDonald - Melbourne Franchise Owner
Leigh McDonald

Melbourne Renovation Consultant

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Home Renovation Specialists in Melbourne - South East

Renovation Contractor Melbourne

As a family man, renovation specialist Leigh McDonald understands the need for a work/life balance and how a home renovation can add to this. Leigh has been passionate about home renovations for a number of years.

Whilst he is a self-titled “humble handyman”, he appreciates good quality workmanship and always does the best job possible.

Attention to detail and making sure the little things are done well are important to Leigh and his team. Leigh’s eye for detail was instilled in him at a young age by his father and grandfather, who worked as a house builder.

Leigh considers customer service and communication his highest priority. He prides himself on providing clients with a stress-free renovation, resulting in a positive experience that will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Are you planning to renovate your home? Check out our complete home renovation process in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne

Our renovation services in Melbourne: 

Check out how we completely renovated a home in Narre Warren, Melbourne!

Leigh considers the Refresh Renovations’ systems and processes an absolute must and one of the best used in the industry. For his business to be successful, Leigh relies on the franchise system to help him guide a client through all of the stages in a renovation.

By joining Refresh Renovations, Leigh has been able to utilise his extensive skills in project management to deliver home renovations on time and on budget. Check out why our customers are happy with our renovations in Melbourne!

Renovation Cost Melbourne South East

How much does a home renovation cost in Melbourne South East?

Renovations vary widely, and so do the costs. A complete renovation of a family home with designer fittings will be significantly more than a basic renovation of a small apartment. The good news is that your Renovation Consultant will work hard to find solutions that fit your individual budget while still achieving your renovation goals.

For a better understanding of what is possible at different budget levels, take a look at our recent renovations, such as this rental unit renovation achieved for $68,000 or this incredible large family home that was totally transformed for $282,000.

For a fixed quote accurate to your renovation, speak to your local Renovation Consultant in Melbourne South East.

We provide our renovation services near : 

  • Melbourne - (CBD)
  • Melbourne - East
  • Melbourne - South
  • Melbourne - Mornington Peninsula 
  • Melbourne - North West 
  • Melbourne - South West 
  • Melbourne - West

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne

What kitchen renovation services does Refresh™ Renovation provide?

Our kitchen renovation specialists offer a tailored service so whether you want a designer entertainer’s kitchen with all the latest features, or a family-friendly hub with storage galore, we can deliver what you need! We take care of full renovations, minor upgrades, kitchen remodels, and everything in between.

Our kitchen renovation services include:

  • Bespoke kitchen designs
  • Kitchen concept plans
  • Kitchen remodelling
  • Kitchen makeovers
  • Kitchen renovations
  • New kitchen layouts
  • Storage solutions
  • Kitchen extensions
  • Kitchen fittings
  • Kitchen installations

Checkout our complete kitchen renovation services in South East Melbourne

Bathroom Renovations Melbourne

What bathroom renovation services does Refresh Renovations® provide?

There are no cookie-cutter designs around here! We offer a bespoke service so that your bathroom renovation is tailored to your needs and vision. Our experienced Renovation Consultants can deliver any type of bathroom renovation, from ultra-modern ensuites and bathroom extensions, to tiling services, custom vanities, and more.

Our bathroom renovation services include:

  • New bathroom designs
  • Bathroom renovations
  • Bathroom extensions
  • Bathroom additions
  • Bathroom fittings
  • Plumbing & electrical
  • Tiling
  • Waterproofing
  • Painting & decorating

Are you looking for renovation contractors in Melbourne? Book your free consultation with Leigh today!

Book your free consultation with Leigh Mcdonald to discuss your renovation ideas.

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Leigh McDonald - Melbourne Franchise Owner
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1/21-23 Futures road, Cranbourne West

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Leigh McDonald is Renovation Consultant of 27 MAC Pty Ltd (CDB-U 61358), a franchisee of Renovation Franchise, doing business in Melbourne

The 5-Step Renovation Process

Our design & build process

Refresh’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

The first thing your renovation consultant will want to know is what it is that you want to achieve through your home renovation.

2

Concept and Feasibility

With a clear understanding of your renovation goals, your consultant can arrange for an architectural concept to be drawn up.

3

Working Drawings and Costing

Next, working drawings will be developed. These will take into account the engineering, structural, design and aesthetic decisions you have made.

4

Build / Construction Stage

Finally, you get to witness your project transition from the page to your property! Every aspect of the build will be managed for you, allowing you to carry on with your everyday life.

5

Your Finished Renovation

The final stage is for your consultant to ensure that all Council and Code of Compliance documentation is completed. Congratulations – your renovation is complete!

Refresh®’s process supports a bespoke design and build: a renovation tailored to your lifestyle requirements and taste. Your local renovation consultant will manage every aspect for you - working to keep everything on track.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need a building permit for a bathroom renovation in Australia?

In Australia, the requirement for a building permit for a bathroom renovation can vary depending on the state or territory where the bathroom renovation is taking place and the specific scope of the project. Generally, if your bathroom renovation involves structural changes, such as removing or adding walls, altering plumbing or electrical systems, or making modifications to the building's structure, a building permit is likely to be required.Your Refresh Renovations consultant can consult with your local council or building authority on your behalf to determine the specific regulations and requirements applicable to your area during the working drawing and concept stage of the process. They can provide accurate information on whether a building permit is necessary for your bathroom renovation project.

How much does a bathroom renovation in Australia cost?

Bathroom renovations in Australia can generally range anywhere between $16,000 - $75,000+*, depending on the project specifications, site conditions and a range of other factors. View our Bathroom Renovation Costs page for more information.

What are some popular design ideas for apartments in Australia?

Modern design is often used to maximise a living space, especially when considering small apartment living room ideas. While open plan layouts are typically modern, they can be easily customised to fit a variety of interior styles and encourage an effortless flow which is perfect for compact apartments. 

High-density urban flats in Australia often come with a terrace or balcony to expand the living area where there’s no possibility to extend elsewhere. Installing bi-fold doors is a great way to connect your indoor and outdoor living spaces that will instantly make your apartment feel twice as big.

How can I maximise storage space in my bathroom during a renovation?

Here are a few ways that we maximise storage space in our bathroom renovation projects

  • Vanity with Built-in Storage: Choose a vanity with ample storage space. Look for options with drawers, shelves, or cabinets to store toiletries, towels, and other bathroom essentials. Take a look at this Central Coast Bathroom Renovation where storage was maximised with an oversized vanity
  • Wall-Mounted Cabinets and Shelves: Install wall-mounted cabinets or shelves to utilise vertical space effectively. Take a look at this Melbourne Bathroom Renovation where vertical cabinets were incorporated into the design
  • Medicine Cabinet: Opt for a recessed medicine cabinet above the sink. These cabinets offer additional storage for medications, toiletries, and small items while saving space. Take a look at this Illawarra Bathroom Renovation where a recessed medicine cabinet was incorporated into the design
  • Built-in Niches and Recessed Shelves: During the bathroom renovation planning and design stage, consider incorporating built-in niches or recessed shelves in your shower or bath area. View this Melbourne Bathroom Renovation which incorporated a recessed niche shelf into the shower design
  • Towel Bars and Hooks: Install towel bars or hooks on the back of the bathroom door or on unused wall space to hang towels and robes.

View this Melbourne Bathroom renovation where we colour matched the towel bar with the other fixtures in the bathroom

Can you help with the design and planning of my bathroom renovation?

Refresh Renovations’s unique process is designed to help you with every stage of the process, right from the planning, through design including selection of materials and finally the build.

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