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.
Bringing the indoors out
Outdoor rooms are a wonderful way of extending your living space. Here is how – with a little bit of planning – you can turn your garden or deck into a luxurious outside lounge.
Planning new feature lighting for your home
Feature lighting can be one or more decorative light fixtures that make a statement in your home. It can be a chandelier or pendant, cluster of pendants, wall light or even a floor lamp.
Questions to ask when choosing a renovation expert
Renovations are complex and require many specialists, so consider choosing a reliable project manager who can be your one point of contact.
Improve your homes street appeal with a fence
Quality homes deserve a quality fence – and that’s what Jenkins new A-lign fencing solution delivers.
Inspirational kitchen renovation ideas
Once upon a time a kitchen was simply the room in which food was prepared and cooked. Those days are long gone: these days the kitchen is arguably the hardest working room in a home. It’s a multi-functional gathering and entertaining space where families prepare and share food and drink, work, supervise homework and much more.
Renovating homes built in the 1970s in the UK
Fantastic wallpapers, crazy colour combinations and textured carpets come to mind when thinking about 1970s homes.
Tile grouting guide
Deciding what grout to use with your new tiles can be just as important as the selection of the tiles themselves.
Create an electrical plan before you start your renovation
If you are planning a complete overhaul of your home, you need to allow for plenty of plug outlets for each room. Resident expert Jon King gives recommendations based on a standard three-bedroom house.
Colour your kitchen with Russell Hobbs
Is your kitchen looking a little stale and in need of a mini makeover?
How can you revamp old things to make them look more modern?
Not everything in your home has to be pristine. The battered and tired state of old wooden furniture can add to its appeal.
What should you look out for when you are purchasing a do-up property?
In assessing candidate properties it is important to do your homework regarding any preceding work. For example, is there a Code of Compliance issued for the work?
Choosing a plumber for your home renovation
Decisions early on in the renovation project, such as which plumber you choose, can make a big difference to your end result. Columnist Duncan Stuart found out that making the wrong choice meant coming home to find his whole back yard excavated.
How to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro
There are a few basic guidelines that can help ensure that your Christmas tree best expresses your household’s unique history and ever-evolving art forms, and fits well in your home environment. Here’s a sampling of tips from the experts.