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Projects + Case Studies

Between a rock and a beautiful space in Mount Eden, Auckland

Between a rock and a beautiful space in Mount Eden, Auckland

Working with natural materials and a bespoke design enabled Zones Landscaping Consultant Kate Ryan to create an inviting outdoor entertaining area in Mt Eden, Auckland.

Removing a tired deck and cracked paving created space for a new hardwood timber deck to be built level with the home’s existing floor height, improving usability and ensuring indoor-outdoor flow. A louvre, complemented with a bespoke slatted screen made from composite timber, ensures the newly created entertaining space can be used in all weathers.

An outdoor concrete fireplace set within a sunken seating area, is the pièce de résistance of this stunning garden transformation.

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Dual Bathroom Makeover in Berwick, Melbourne

Dual Bathroom Makeover in Berwick, Melbourne

Both bathrooms in this outer Melbourne home are unrecognisable after Renovation Consultant Leigh McDonald from Refresh Renovations facilitated a much-needed transformation.

The finished result is a master bathroom and family bathroom that would both be worthy of a luxury hotel; soaker tubs, waterfall showers, and tiled walls are sophisticated details that make the spaces the perfect place in which to unwind. 

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Preserving the Past for a Functional Future in Te Awamutu, Waikato

Preserving the Past for a Functional Future in Te Awamutu, Waikato

After getting married in the garden when their friends owned the property, these homeowners were excited to take over and renovate when the home came up for sale. For help with project management, they reached out to Refresh Renovations. 

There was a lot to accomplish but Lawrie and Mandy Foster, local Waikato Renovation Consultants, delivered everything on the couple’s to-do list, despite some delays with extra council consents and Covid restrictions. New French doors in the lounge offer a beautiful view of the garden. The previously dangerous stairwell is now redesigned and replaced, and leads to the updated garage. Aside from these functional upgrades, the bathroom transformation yielded a relaxing, bespoke design that the homeowners are thrilled with.

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Eye-catching features and a splash of colour transform this previously tired kitchen

Eye-catching features and a splash of colour transform this previously tired kitchen

This Wellington kitchen was dull and uninspiring, and its owners wanted to create a space that they could enjoy coming home to. Refresh Renovations were given the task of delivering a fresh new look without exceeding the customer’s budget.

Renovation Consultant Lia Boersma designed a space that feels stylish and modern with plenty of exciting features. A beautiful vintage-style splashback gives a pop of texture while stunning contrast is achieved with shiny white cabinets and dark walls and fixtures. Custom pendant lights hang over the breakfast bar to create a stylish space, with vinyl flooring giving a luxury hardwood effect to finish off the contemporary look.

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Transforming an overgrown garden into an exciting space for the whole family to enjoy

Transforming an overgrown garden into an exciting space for the whole family to enjoy

The garden of this Remuera villa had plenty of potential but overgrown plants and a large hump were taking up most of the space. Zones Landscaping Consultant Kate Ryan was tasked with creating a spacious and modern outdoor living area that both children and adults could enjoy. 

Removing the overgrowth has opened up stunning views and leveling off the lawn has created plenty of room for children to play. The sleek, modern Kwila decking provides the perfect place to entertain, while a louvre with automatic rain sensor means the garden can be enjoyed in all weather.

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Creating a Stylish Garden Fit for a Contemporary Orakei Home

Creating a Stylish Garden Fit for a Contemporary Orakei Home

These Orakei homeowners knew precisely what they wanted – to turn their steep, inaccessible garden into something worth maintaining in Auckland’s dry weather conditions. The catch: it needed to be completed over winter before they holidayed abroad.

Zones Landscaping met their expectations, solving the complex problems of landscaping on a slope and installing an effective irrigation system, bringing in specialists where needed. Even with an unexpected lockdown, the project was completed on time.

Landscaping Consultant Kate Ryan shared the homeowners’ eye for design and devised unique solutions for their landscape, including curved corten steel retaining that perfectly matched their home’s modern architecture.

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A Tired Living Area Has the Pick-me-up It Needed

A Tired Living Area Has the Pick-me-up It Needed

A previously dark and dated lounge and kitchen/dining is now unrecognisable after Refresh Renovations worked their magic. Renovation Consultant Mathew Hartigan fulfilled the Invercargill homeowners’ wish for a more modern environment by getting a team together to install clever window solutions, sleek cabinetry, and neutral fittings. 

The two-storey 1960s brick house now has indoor/outdoor flow with the addition of sliding doors that lead to a simple yet spacious wooden deck. Although the interior is now adorned with the modern comforts we’ve all come to love, the deck is the only change to the exterior – ensuring a humble feel remains.

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A Full Home Renovation Aimed at Stylish Accessibility

A Full Home Renovation Aimed at Stylish Accessibility

It was evident that this 1930s bungalow needed a complete overhaul. The homeowner’s daughter lives a fully independent life in a wheelchair, and since homes aren’t typically built with differently-abled people in mind, she wanted this renovation to create a home that wouldn’t impede her daily life but instead cater to it.

Bungalows built in the 1930s began to incorporate rooms that were more spacious than their predecessors, but they were also adopters of partitioned living areas, which is less than ideal to navigate in a wheelchair. For professional guidance with her renovation, the homeowner reached out to Refresh to take charge of creating a comfortable home for her daughter to enjoy long-term.

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A Clever Garage Conversion to Elegant Apartment

A Clever Garage Conversion to Elegant Apartment

The homeowners are overjoyed to have such a beautiful apartment so close to their family, allowing them to look forward to the next chapter of their lives in the comfort of modern design.  

Transforming a family home into something that suits everyone’s changing lives can bring many emotions along with it, and Renovation Consultant Narelle’s high-level communication and project management skills ensured the entire renovation process was smooth from start to finish.

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Modernising a Kitchen and Reinstating a Leaky Roof

Modernising a Kitchen and Reinstating a Leaky Roof

could go no longer without repair. Inside, the kitchen design was tired so the homeowner reached out to Refresh Renovations to get the property’s interior and exterior sorted out by experts. Local Wellington Renovation Consultant Mark Morrison managed the project.

Reconfiguring the kitchen layout and removing some walls creates an open feel between the kitchen and lounge. The original timber floors have been refinished to their beautiful natural glory which warms up the design and makes it feel inviting. All of this is now protected by the newly installed steel roof which replaced the old leaking membrane roof. 

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