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

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

Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.

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Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

Renovating to sell can be a good way to increase your wealth. You can take advantage of the property market by being strategic with your renovations. Make sure you have a plan, a strict budget and follow these steps and you can create wealth from renovating.

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How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating
Should I renovate my home or move house?

Should I renovate my home or move house?

With house prices continuing to rise and the costs of moving showing no signs of reducing, many homeowners in North Nottinghamshire are looking to remodel their current property and add value in the process.

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Should I renovate my home or move house?
9 Best garage conversion ideas

9 Best garage conversion ideas

An unused garage presents a massive opportunity to create a fresh new space in your home, without major construction costs. Whether it becomes a home gym, home office or entertainment room is really up to you! We've put together the Top 9 most popular garage conversion options that you will want to consider before getting started.

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9 Best garage conversion ideas
Renovation in Cambridge

Renovation in Cambridge

Cambridge is a good place to take on a renovation project with its high demand in the property market. Things you need to know before you start your renovation can save you time and money.

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Renovation in Cambridge
Renovation projects in Surrey

Renovation projects in Surrey

Renovating in Surrey makes complete sense when escalating property prices and increased stamp duty land tax is considered. Surrey is absolutely stunning and provides the best quality of life imaginable.

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Renovation projects in Surrey
What’s the best roof type for my home extension?

What’s the best roof type for my home extension?

The Refresh Cambridge Builders will advise on the suitability of the roof, and it’s worth considering all the options at the design stage.

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What’s the best roof type for my home extension?
How do I know I can trust my builder?

How do I know I can trust my builder?

Surrey builders Refresh Renovations UK offer design and build services for home renovations and extensions in Surrey and Hampshire

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How do I know I can trust my builder?
Will solar energy benefit my renovation?

Will solar energy benefit my renovation?

Cambridge builders Refresh Renovations UK offer design and build services for homeowners looking for home extensions, loft conversions and kitchen redesigns

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Will solar energy benefit my renovation?
How do I choose the right boiler?

How do I choose the right boiler?

Without an effective boiler, you’ll struggle to stay warm and also to provide sufficient hot water for showers, baths and washing up, especially in peak demands at certain times of the day.

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How do I choose the right boiler?
Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs Architecture

Palm Springs is known around the world for its unique architectural style that offers design and architecture enthusiasts much to see and admire. The Palm Springs style consists mostly of mid-century modernist architecture and landscaping with gardens catered to a dry climate. Here’s how you can incorporate elements of the famed Palm Springs aesthetic into your home.

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Palm Springs Architecture
Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation

Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation

Although the bathroom is the smallest room in the house, it can make a big difference to the general feel of your home. If your bathroom is cramped, dark, or doesn't use space efficiently, it can throw off the entire flow of your home. Find out the 5 bathroom essentials that make for a perfectly designed bathroom.

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Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation
Where do I start with my loft conversion?

Where do I start with my loft conversion?

A renovation that has become very popular in the UK is loft conversions. Renovating your loft is an excellent way add more living space without having to increase your home’s footprint. Loft conversions are a relatively to get approval for and will generally add significant value to your home.Read on if you’re ready to uncover your loft’s full potential.

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Where do I start with my loft conversion?
The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home

Everyone wants more natural light in their home. Natural light opens up the home and makes spaces look much bigger than they really are. A home with an abundance of natural light also creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. Here are our top 10 ways to bring more natural light in the home.

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The top 10 ways to add natural light to your home
Will a lean-to extension work for me?

Will a lean-to extension work for me?

Home extensions can often be viewed as a daunting task but Refresh believes that they don’t have to be. Lean-to extensions are a great solution as they are time efficient, create a lot of space and are relatively cost-effective. Choosing an extension constructed from glass can be a great way to create a sun-room and add interest to your home. In this article, we’ll look at whether a sun-room is the right option for your home.

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Will a lean-to extension work for me?