The Smithy BlogAll things Renovating!

Whether you’re renovating an investment property, improving your home ready for sale, or creating your dream home, it’s important to...
I just love looking at floorplans. Don’t get me wrong, I also love snooping at beautiful interiors for inspiration and...
   It has been a number of years now since black tapware started appearing in homes. Rather than being an...
Remember your childhood toilet? If you’re anything like me your family had a room with white-ish paint, white-ish tiles, a...
A full or partial garage conversion might be a pain-free way to increase the living or working space in your...
The past week has been extraordinary and as the Covid-19 situation unfolds we are changing the way we live and...
With the global impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) growing each day across the globe, we just wanted to update everyone out...
With The Block starting this month it brought back memories of a question we were asked from a client... “Why...
We were recently exhibiting at the Home and Lifestyle Expo in Pukekohe and we had a comment from one home...
What:      1930s Weatherboard Bungalow Extension Project  Where:    Pokeno, Franklin District, South Auckland Builder:   Lane van den Brink,...
Region: Marlborough/Nelson/West Coast Category: Renovation Over $1 Million This full home renovation by the team at Smith & Sons Nelson...
Our professional renovations company is now open for business in Manukau, offering services to homeowners in the South Auckland suburbs....
    What:     Rural New Build Project  Where:   Mangatawhiri, Franklin District, South Auckland Builder:  Lane van den Brink, Smith...
This traditional weatherboard home Govenor's Bay is on a large section with beautiful views over Lyttelton Harbour. Being one of...
The owners of this traditional style modern executive home in the Hagley Park area of Christchurch had many items on...
Home renovating is not always a smooth & easy process, so it always helps to have a little extra info...
Understanding Builder’s Quotes (Jargon Buster!)   Everyone wants to know they are getting good value; it’s not just about the...
If you’ve made the decision to turn your house into your ‘forever home’ by way of renovations to last a...
We are proud to announce that Smith & Sons Queenstown is now open and has a great new team behind...
Renovating your bathroom is a great way to add value to your home. Whether you are thinking of selling or...
On the Banks Peninsula, in the historic town of Lyttelton is this original home which has been added to and...
Capturing the Value January / February 2017  Following the kitchen, the bathroom is the most expensive area of your home...
Capturing the Value January / February 2017  Following the kitchen, the bathroom is the most expensive area of your home...
The trend for using black tapware in bathrooms has been keeping bathroom retailers busy this year with strong demand for...
The new Blenheim Design Centre is now open on the corner of Cleghorn and Weld Streets in Redwood Village, Blenheim....
If you have yet to experience the ups and downs of having a large amount of work done on the...
This renovation story really shows the magic our builders can work! We love before and after photos and this project...
A big congratulations to Annette Lane who entered our competition to win an iPad Mini. Annette was drawn from hundreds...
    We are proud to be major sponsors again this year of The Otago Home Show in Dunedin which...
Renovating your kitchen is often a great way to add value to your home and offers a good return on...
This month we are giving away a FREE iPad mini – just Like us on Facebook in Feb or March 2015 and...
Planning Your Renovation? Well, we have you covered! Here we share our Tricks of the Trade with you, giving you...
  The importance of planning for any bathroom renovation can never be underestimated! With so many options available, the first...
This amazing bathroom renovation, at a Kelvin Heights property in Queenstown, has delighted its' property owners, who were looking to...