Free Seminars

The Design Renovate Decorate seminar series, proudly sponsored by Resene, is your destination for all the latest renovation and home improvement trends, ideas, tips & advice.

Come and listen to our expert speakers share their experience and know-how to give you the right advice, inspiration, ideas and knowledge to complete your next project.

Ask the experts questions about your next project to get the right advice. Everything from kitchen & bathroom renovations; design and colour trends; budgeting and planning; smart homes and more!

Sessions run for approximately 25 minutes each, first-in ‘best dressed’ seating.


Stage MC: Aaron Ward.


Bathroom And Kitchen Renovations – What Should You Know?

Are you thinking about renovating, adding in a new bathroom or kitchen? In this seminar, Refresh Renovations guides you through the renovation need-to-knows. With over 1,000 home renovations to draw from, Refresh will be offering up their top tips on planning, designing and budgeting these highly ergonomic spaces.

Refresh Renovations



Colour Trends And Professional Colour Secrets And Tips

Learn how to bring a colour scheme together confidently with your favourite colours and how to make the most of your space. Clever yet simple ideas along with expert tips and tricks that you can try out for yourself.

Brooke Calvert – Resene



Planning A New Kitchen? – 10 Things You Need To Know

With John’s extensive experience he’ll tell you what to look out for when planning your kitchen renovation or new build to save you money, design disasters and frustration.

John Van Doormaal – Innovative Kitchens



Bathrooms 2021- Creating A Bathroom You Love

There is a lot involved in designing and renovating a bathroom or ensuite. Kelly will share years of professional experience on how to best use your space, what work needs to be done along with product knowledge, to help you create a bathroom you will love.

Kelly Gammie – Eucalyptus Design



Renovating 101 – Chicken VS The Egg

There’s so much conflicting information out there, where do you start when you’re considering renovating.  Russell has nearly four decades of building experience and is an expert at guiding clients through the building process from start to finish.  In this session he’ll discuss whether to engage with an architect or a builder first, the importance of early stage budgeting and how various contracts can make a huge difference to your build when it comes to charge up or fixed price contracts.

Russell Clark – Licensed Renovations



Interior Design 2021 – Creating A Happy & Healthy Home

We have all had a closer relationship with our homes over the last year, leaving many of us wanting to create a better space to retreat to. Kelly will share professional tips, current trends and good sound advice on how to make your house a home that feels good to be in.

Kelly Gammie – Eucalyptus Design


1.30pm (45-min seminar)

Kitchen Renovation – From Inspiration To Installation

This seminar has been developed to guide you through the key decisions that you will be asked to make at all stages of your kitchen renovation project from ‘Inspiration to Installation’.

Paul Collins – Kitchen Studio



Everything You Need To Know About Large Renovations

So, you’ve got your Pinterest board of inspirational homes ready and you’ve identified the areas of your home that just aren’t working for you. What now? Join Refresh Renovations for an informative seminar on how to approach your home renovation. Learn how to plan a renovation that fits within your budget and find out what projects will and won’t require council consent. Our team will be covering all that and more before ending with a Q&A session.

Refresh Renovations



Smart Homes –  The What, When, Why & How

It’s no surprise that homes are getting smarter every day. Here’s an overview of what’s on the market now, and what your home can expect in the near future. In addition to being more energy-efficient and secure, your smart home should be adding to your quality of life and peace of mind as well as being personalized to you and your family. With everything from getting the kids out of bed, to ordering your groceries before you even know you need them. It might seem a bit out there but the future is not that far away.

Rob Willcox – Smartlife



Budgeting 101 – How To Get The Most From Your Money

As seen on TVNZ’s Living with the Boss, Russell Clark – a builder with over three decades of building experience, answers some of the most common questions he receives from clients.  Your home is often the biggest investment in your life and so it makes sense to work with a professional – find out how you can avoid blowing the budget without cutting corners, and why it’s so important to get this critical piece of the puzzle right from the start.  Russell discusses the role a quantity surveyor plays in budgeting and how they can save you thousands.

Russell Clark – Licensed Renovations



Renovation Construction Compliance And How Refresh Can Help You

Refresh Renovations will share with you the 5 most common fears and how we’ve structured the renovation process to avoid the nightmare scenarios renovators lose sleep over. Being prepared and understanding what you can and should not do, will help you make the right decisions. Bring you plans, your questions, and your concerns to this brilliant presentation.  Our experienced team are here to answer your questions.

Refresh Renovations