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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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Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

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. 

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Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft. 

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Ventilating your loft room
How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space

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.

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How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space
London renovation builders

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. 

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London renovation builders
Maximise storage in your kitchen

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. 

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Maximise storage in your kitchen
London bathroom renovation FAQs

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.

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London bathroom renovation FAQs
Choosing a kitchen splashback

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.

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Choosing a kitchen splashback
Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen

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. 

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Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen
Renovating shipping containers into a home

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?

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Renovating shipping containers into a home
The pros and cons of triple glazed windows

The pros and cons of triple glazed windows

If you're looking to renovate your period property, you may have heard about the recent trend towards installing triple-glazed windows over double-glazed.

We look at the pros and cons of installing triple glazed windows in your home.

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The pros and cons of triple glazed windows
Cladding FAQs

Cladding FAQs

Re-cladding your home can be a large investment for your home. We take a look at the major factors to consider, through answering some frequently asked questions on home re-clads.

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Cladding FAQs
Renovating terrace homes

Renovating terrace homes

The distinctive long and narrow architectural layout of a terrace home will always face the challenge of becoming a spacious, open-plan and welcoming space that feels light and bright for family living. We take a look at some popular home renovations for terrace homes.

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Renovating terrace homes
Kitchen trends that can save you money

Kitchen trends that can save you money

Kitchens are a hot topic with homeowners and renovators, and for good reason. We spend a significant amount of time here…preparing food, feeding the kids, entertaining guests…it’s where it all happens. We’re taking a look at the latest trends and how you can keep your kitchen renovation costs low.

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Kitchen trends that can save you money
How to design a kitchen in a small space

How to design a kitchen in a small space

Kitchen design trends focus on simple honest materials, soft colourways and smart solutions for everyday needs. Designing a small kitchen encompasses all those ideals and more.

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How to design a kitchen in a small space
9 Steps To Choosing The Right Home Renovation Builder

9 Steps To Choosing The Right Home Renovation Builder

So you’re about to embark on the biggest project of your life, why should you choose a renovation builder rather than doing it yourself, and what should you look out for?

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9 Steps To Choosing The Right Home Renovation Builder
How to choose the right paint colour for your roof

How to choose the right paint colour for your roof

Painting expert, Jon Ferris from Citywide Decorators provides advice for choosing a roof paint colour.

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How to choose the right paint colour for your roof