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Home renovation advice

When it comes to home renovations, the Refresh team has done (and seen) it all! We’re more than happy to share our experience and expertise – and you’ll find loads of helpful articles, photos, videos and more on our website.

If you’re interested in a specific renovation topic, select from the categories below. You’re also welcome to ask in person about your potential renovation. If you’d like to talk with one of our friendly team members, please get in touch.

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What classes as permitted development?

What classes as permitted development?

Are you unsure of whether or not your project falls under permitted development? We have the answers.

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What classes as permitted development?
HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

Natural light, comfort, Wifi and innovation are all key to creating functional office spaces.  Unsure of how to make it happen? Get inspired here.

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HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?
How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

A Hamptons style home is a celebration of refined seaside relaxation; a haven to gather family, entertain friends and reconnect with the healing ocean ions.

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How to Create a Hamptons Style Home
Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Creative hacks in construction and renovation can make all the difference to turning your tiny space into the perfect amount of space, just by thinking a little more creatively.

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Renovation Hacks for small apartments
Cottage Renovations: What to Consider

Cottage Renovations: What to Consider

Whether you’ve just found your dream cottage or your current one is in need of an update, you are likely to have plenty of cottage-specific questions. Here, writer Iain Aitch answers some of the most frequently asked renovation questions of cottage-dwellers.

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Cottage Renovations: What to Consider
Safety first: how to keep your home secure

Safety first: how to keep your home secure

Find out how you can increase your home’s security through an alarm system, CCTV and heavy-duty deadlocks.

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Safety first: how to keep your home secure
Cottage Home Renovations

Cottage Home Renovations

How can you bring your cottage home up to date without losing its unique personality? Our renovation experts offer their best advice.

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Cottage Home Renovations
Bathroom Design Ideas

Bathroom Design Ideas

Are you dreaming of a beautiful new bathroom? Whether you love the idea of sleek, hotel-style glamour, a soothing and sensual relaxation space, or a period-style update to complement your home, there’s never been a greater choice of bathroom styles, colours and finishes available to suit all budgets.

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Bathroom Design Ideas
Comparing Window Products

Comparing Window Products

In this article, writer Karen Lawrence looks at the pros and cons of the latest products in window design.

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Comparing Window Products
Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home

Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home

How well do you know your roof? If words like jerkinhead, saltbox, cross-hipped and sawtooth are new to you…then you’re about to discover a whole new world. Those are just some of the names you might come across when planning your roof renovation project. In this article, we give an overview of some different design options, along with their pros and cons.

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Take it from the top: choosing a roof type for your home
Sprucing up your ex-council flat

Sprucing up your ex-council flat

With the stigma that comes with buying an ex-council flat, demand for them can be a little lower than their non-council counterparts. This makes them a great investment for anyone trying to get an in on a first home; with a solid foundation and room to make your unique mark on the property.

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Sprucing up your ex-council flat
Housing Trend Prediction For the UK

Housing Trend Prediction For the UK

With 2018 at its end, it seems only right to look both back and forward to see the trends that have shaped the year and the ones that will inform the next.

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Housing Trend Prediction For the UK
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?

What should be considered, both pre-renovation and post-renovation, when it comes to styling?

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation?
Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Demolition disaster stories are common, but is there a way of avoiding disaster before embarking on the demolition phase of your home?

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Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
Planning your shower – what to consider

Planning your shower – what to consider

These days, selecting your shower isn’t a black and white decision. There’s level-entry showers, showers over bathtubs, enclosed corner showers...and then there’s choosing materials that work within your budget! We know what it’s like, so we’ve put together a guide to simplify the shower-selecting process!

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Planning your shower – what to consider
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

If the hero of a classic Western is the good-looking cowboy who rides in on horseback, the hero of any building site is the project manager. Convinced you’d do a better job than a project manager? Here are a few reasons why you’re wrong.

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The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager