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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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How to make open-plan work for you

How to make open-plan work for you

It’s important to understand that – however straightforward it may appear in magazines or on home makeover programmes – going open-plan requires vision and skill in both design and execution.

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How to make open-plan work for you
How to make the most of a compact kitchen

How to make the most of a compact kitchen

As with any Refresh Renovations project, our top tips to create the perfect bijou kitchen combines planning and design with practicality and discipline to ensure that every aspect works in harmony to deliver a solution that matches both your tastes and your lifestyle.

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How to make the most of a compact kitchen
Why convert your bungalow?

Why convert your bungalow?

Bungalows are becoming increasingly sought after because of their raw potential and their relative rarity. The lack of availability has seen renovators achieve significant revenues from snapping up bungalow stock and carrying out simple development projects by adding an extension, converting the loft space or even creating a complete second storey.

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Why convert your bungalow?
Insulation options for your renovation

Insulation options for your renovation

A full renovation presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate better insulation in a number of areas.

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Insulation options for your renovation
Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

With property prices and the costs of moving constantly on the rise, more and more homeowners are looking upwards to add space and value to their properties, with the result that demand for roof terraces continues to increase.

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Creating a roof terrace – the essentials
Renovating in South London

Renovating in South London

Are you thinking about renovating within South London? The region has a lot to offer, from the green and family friendly Bromley through to the urban offerings of Croydon.

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Renovating in South London
How to survive your home renovation

How to survive your home renovation

Planning is key to any renovation, and, when done right, can remove a significant amount of unnecessary stress from the process.

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How to survive your home renovation
Why convert your garage?

Why convert your garage?

If you’re looking to add space and value to your home then converting your garage is a cost-effective way to achieve both objectives.

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Why convert your garage?
Why building an annexe makes financial sense

Why building an annexe makes financial sense

An increasing number of homeowners are planning ahead by looking to their gardens to provide accommodation for both generations in the form of a self-contained annexe.

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Why building an annexe makes financial sense
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