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.
Bathroom planning checklist
Before you start your renovation, you have to ask yourself a few questions to make sure the end result is your dream bathroom. Here’s a wish-list to help kick start your planning.
An industrial apartment renovation in the UK
It can only be described as raw, industrial Swedish genius; a vintage, industrial home in a former goldsmiths workshop, combining the idea of a Gucci flagship store, black heavy metal, with crispy white and soft concrete walls.
Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover
Scandinavian touches and modern design elements give a tired West London abode a uniquely fresh, clean and elegant appearance whilst maintaining its original Victorian flair.
Home renovation experiences
In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities.
A unique solution to a silver of land in London
It was curiously clever design, combined with engineering prowess which enabled an architecturally designed home to be built on a neglected sliver of land, wedged between two Victorian townhouses in London’s Maida Vale.
Kitchen planning checklist
Before you start your renovation, you have to ask yourself a few questions to make sure the end result is your dream kitchen. Here’s a checklist to help kick start your planning.
Shower trends and options
Is your bathroom due for a makeover? We have the lowdown on the latest shower options and the plethora of exciting global shower trends that are currently picking up steam.
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation.
Ventilating your loft room
Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft.
How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space
The expectation that every master bedroom must have an ensuite has helped push real estate values to a new level, states Nadia Sakey.
London renovation builders
Renovating in London is becoming increasingly popular but with many layers of history and different architectural styles there are a host of regulations to comply with. As a result, renovation builders are becoming sought after to help renovators avoid the headaches and pitfalls that can come with their renovation.
Maximise storage in your kitchen
Designer Kristen Reid advises renovators on how to maximise storage and minimise clutter in the kitchen to create a clean, minimalist look.
London bathroom renovation FAQs
London boasts an eclectic mix and match of houses and flats – along with many mishmash bathrooms that are more than ready for a makeover. Here are some frequently asked questions about renovating a bathroom in London.
Choosing a kitchen splashback
Commercial director of Image Glass, Gina Collins, provides advice to renovators on how to choose a kitchen splashback that functions as a feature piece in your kitchen while also being practical.
Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen
Designer Maggie Gardner gives her advice on ways to create well-planned, functional kitchens where the whole family can work together.
Renovating shipping containers into a home
When Malcolm McLean launched his proto-shipping containers in 1956, who could have guessed that over half a century later they would become one of the most fiercely debated forms of residential architecture?