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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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Clever storage tricks to declutter your home

Clever storage tricks to declutter your home

Whether you’re downsizing, upgrading or simply changing the style of your home, decluttering your abode is an essential step in setting the scene, sparking creative ideas and taking the stress out of your renovation.

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Clever storage tricks to declutter your home
Modern home renovations in the UK

Modern home renovations in the UK

Contemporary homes come in many shapes and sizes – in every town and city up and down the country. In some cases renovating modern UK houses is about a simple facelift or refresh, in other cases it is about adjusting the layout or extending usable living space. 

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Modern home renovations in the UK
What you need to know before building a home gym

What you need to know before building a home gym

Many covet the convenience of a home gym, where you can retreat and motivate yourself to keep in shape. As you will read in this article, it can be surprisingly simple to set one up if you’re thinking of converting a garage or room within the house.  

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What you need to know before building a home gym
Top 5 bathroom styles

Top 5 bathroom styles

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the home, an area where both form and function reign supreme particularly when it comes to the ‘tub’. Once an essential for cleansing, nowadays the bath itself represents a form of time out and escapism and, as such, demands a design style that makes a statement.

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Top 5 bathroom styles
Georgian terrace renovations

Georgian terrace renovations

Solid in construction and balanced in style, a Georgian terrace house is a workhorse of a building, often with good bones. If you own a Georgian terrace, or a flat in one, and you’re planning on renovating it, here is what you need to know to make the most of your project.

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Georgian terrace renovations
Tile styles to choose from

Tile styles to choose from

We graduate from traditional tile style and delve deep into the depths of modern mosaics and maximalist interiors. With the re-birth of industrial living, the household tile in interior living is bigger and better than ever, with more than meets the eye at every small square or hexagonal brick.

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Tile styles to choose from
Country-inspired ‘outdoor room’ in the middle of London

Country-inspired ‘outdoor room’ in the middle of London

Here, in this six-by-six-metre oasis of calm, it is hard to imagine that you are in the centre of the bustling streets that make up the Inner-London suburb of Notting Hill.

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Country-inspired ‘outdoor room’ in the middle of London
Renovating a student flat

Renovating a student flat

Owning a student flat can be both a rewarding and challenging investment. Considering how and when to renovate that student flat is another thing. If you’re thinking of upgrading your student flat, there are various things to consider when your investment property is tenanted by students.

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Renovating a student flat
Making the decision to renovate

Making the decision to renovate

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his findings about how couples make renovation and new kitchen decisions. 

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Making the decision to renovate
Bathroom planning checklist

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.

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Bathroom planning checklist
An industrial apartment renovation in the UK

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.

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An industrial apartment renovation in the UK
Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover

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.

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Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover
Home renovation experiences

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. 

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Home renovation experiences
A unique solution to a silver of land in London

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.

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A unique solution to a silver of land in London
Kitchen planning checklist

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.

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Kitchen planning checklist
Shower trends and options

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.

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Shower trends and options