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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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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
Bathroom mixers to suit your style

Bathroom mixers to suit your style

When it comes time to putting those final touches to your bathroom renovation, the options can be overwhelming. To make life a bit easier for you, we’ve put together a list of mixers – from classic to quirky and fun – that will hopefully make this final process a bit more fun.

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Bathroom mixers to suit your style
Stylish and functional bathtub options

Stylish and functional bathtub options

We’ve compiled a list of bathtub options that take into account both style and space. Which one would you choose for your next bathroom renovation?

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Stylish and functional bathtub options
Bathroom vanity options

Bathroom vanity options

Whether you want to go for a simple look with a minimalistic feel, or you are heading towards a bold or detailed impression – we have compiled a selection of vanities to help you choose something that will create a bathroom that’s right for you.

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Bathroom vanity options
Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries

Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries

The bathroom varies in shape and size from house to house, depending on what space is available. Take a look at our guide to find out the common fixture measurements you need to allow for when planning your bathroom and laundry renovation.

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Measure Me Right: Bathrooms & Laundries
Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation

Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation

A great way to start when planning the design of your kitchen is to know the standard dimensions to allow for a basic layout. Here is a simple guide of measurements for you to consider.

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Standard measurements to consider when planning your next kitchen renovation
Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder

Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder

At the outset of any renovation project, it’s important to ensure you are aiming for the best, most cost-efficient and high-quality outcome possible. Part of that means choosing a specialist renovation builder who understands the job at hand and has the expert knowledge to see it through and deliver the project on time and on budget.

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Why hire a renovation builder for your home renovation rather than a new house builder
Decorating with mirrors

Decorating with mirrors

Mirrors are not only beautiful, but functional too - serving a purpose in every home. Interior designer Donna White tells us how to decorate the home with mirrors.

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Decorating with mirrors
Bathroom sink options

Bathroom sink options

Whether on top, in-built or freestanding - we have sink options for you in a selection of materials. Which one would you pick?

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Bathroom sink options
Shipping container homes

Shipping container homes

Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices and notably, they are being used more and more as homes.

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Shipping container homes