Advice and Inspiration for home renovations in New Zealand

Renovate is the country's first and only magazine dedicated solely to home renovations. Renovate is an easy to use resource providing fresh inspiration and motivation at every turn of the page, for ardent renovators seeking to integrate the latest products and technology into their homes.

Published quarterly, every issue of Renovate is jam-packed with revamping know-how portrayed through stylish reviews bursting with practical ideas, DIY tips and tricks (gleaned from the decorating and building trades), as well as marvellous makeover schemes incorporating innovative New Zealand concepts and the latest international design trends. The constantly evolving editorial features in-depth articles relating to refurbishment and restoration, step-by-step 'how to' guides, a section devoted to eco-friendly and sustainable products, plus a terrific selection of essential homewares.

Teamed with stunning photography and a healthy dose of lifestyle articles, readers of Renovate magazine are kept well informed and come equipped with everything they need to design, plan, and create comfortable, stylish and affordable renovated havens within their own homes.

Refresh Renovations The Kiwi Dream Episode 6

On the final episode of The Kiwi Dream renovation watching to see the final transformation of a new bathroom, laundry and a surprise installment by Evie’s landscaper.

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Renovate Magazine August 20, 2014 Add a comment

Be in to win one of four Yonanas frozen treat makers!

Be in to win one of four Yonanas frozen treat makers!

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Renovate Magazine December 01, 2014 Add a comment

Write and be in to win!

Be in to win one of three Mi Casa pineapple lamps.

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Renovate Magazine December 01, 2014 1 comment

Test drive your new kitchen before you buy/build it

Blum lets you test-drive your kitchen so that you can get what suits the flow and lifestyle of your family best!

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Renovate Magazine November 15, 2013 Add a comment

Caroma Baths - New Releases 2013

Caroma's 2013 New Zealand baths lineup including Aura Freestanding, Cube island, Cube back to wall and the Noir freestanding

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Renovate Magazine November 19, 2013 2 comments

Taking water saving innovation to a new level with integrated handbasin toilet suites

Fresh water is first used for hand washing and then flows into the cistern to ultimately flush the toilet.

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Renovate Magazine November 15, 2013 2 comments

Shabby Chic

Start collecting and get tips on creating the beautiful and trendy ‘shabby chic’ look in your home. Think whites, faded grays, pale sky blue, floral prints, lace, ruffles and aged paint.

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Renovate Magazine June 03, 2014

Bench seat - Step by step instructions

Create your own, easy to use wooden bench seat for your outdoor area at home.

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Renovate Magazine February 04, 2014

Lucy McIntosh

Fashion designer Lucy McIntosh tailors for the classic with minimal modern designs that are ultimately feminine.

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There are 4 key ways Refresh can deliver you a superior finished product, for a lower cost:

    1. Building materials: Refresh is the leading specialist renovation building company in New Zealand, which means we’re able to negotiate the best rates. We have supply partnerships with some of the largest suppliers in the building industry. They can give the best range of products, services and prices - and we pass these on to you.
    2. Labour rates: Refresh has a wide, established team of trade contractors. Because Refresh carries out so much work across the group, we secure far better rates than a home-owner would get for a one-off project. On top of that, because of our relationship, we have far more influence in ensuring quality workmanship.
    3. Design decisions: The cost of a renovation is dictated as much by the overall design as the construction choices. By integrating design into the process rather than separating it as most builders do, Refresh can work with you to make the best design decisions. Detailing the design at the start of the project enables costs to be managed and budgets to be clarified early in the process.
    4. Process efficiency: Although we can access the best material and labour rates, there’s something even more important! Good project management is key to minimising costs at every stage. ‘Process efficiency’ is what really sets Refresh apart, and ensures we have the most competitive offer in the market.

 

Get in touch with Refresh Renovations to arrange a consultation to discuss options and ideas for your next home renovation project

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Add Value to your home with Timber Tech

TimberTECH's system will not only keep your house looking great all the time, you'll never have to worry about the expense of replacing your cladding, garage door or decking.

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Renovate Magazine November 19, 2013 2 comments

Fletcher Bifold Door

Bifold doors continue to increase in popularity due to the maximised openings they allow.

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Waterproofing plaster with Resene X-200 waterproofing membrane

Resene X-200 may be brushed into small cracks (less than 1mm) to prevent moisture entering the damaged substrate.

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Carpet colour with Cavalier Bremsworth

Interior Designer Ursula Vlasic, shares some helpful advice for those choosing flooring and carpet.

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Renovate Magazine April 27, 2014 Add a comment

Well plaid

A tough yet soft 100% New Zealand wool throw is just perfect for those summer nights outside.

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Renovate Magazine December 05, 2014

A lightbulb moment

The shape says it all. A simple light bulb is encased in a large modish wooden light bulb shell.

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Renovate Magazine November 13, 2014

Renovate now on Instagram

Follow inspirational top home decor trends and hints of what is to come on Renovate Magazine's Instagram page.

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Renovate Magazine November 20, 2014

Become a fan of our favourite fans

From sleek and minimal right through to big and bold designs for a statement decor item, you will be able to keep cool in style.

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Renovate Magazine November 12, 2014
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