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.
Create a space to work at home
For many people a home workspace is no longer a luxury, it’s a must. Yet all too often, this hard-working area of the family real estate doesn’t benefit from the same thought and attention to detail as other areas. Here are six simple steps to help you create a home workspace you’ll adore.
Interior Design: Getting it right
When is the best time to engage an interior designer? And what exactly does an interior designer do? Donna White, interior designer, answers these questions and more…
Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on
Good lighting has the power to enhance your interiors – Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White explains how.
Planning an outdoor room
Renovate’s interior design expert Donna White applies her design principles to her garden and plans the outdoor room of her dreams.
How to choose outdoor furniture
One of summer’s greatest pleasures is dining outdoors. Here is our low down on how to choose outdoor furniture that is built to last and fits the style of your garden or deck.
Ten top things to think about to ensure you get your walk-in wardrobe working for you.
Painting tips for your bathroom
Painting your bathroom is one the cheapest, easiest and most effective ways of transforming the look of one of the most popular and used rooms in a home,” says Dulux colour expert, Gretchen Flynn, who has compiled some tips, tricks and colour advice to help get your bathroom renovation project off to a great start.
6 steps to a great kitchen
As with all great journeys your kitchen renovation is a series of individual steps.
How to improve your wardrobe space
From toys and shoes through to handbags and dresses – we accumulate many treasured items that we need to find a home for. That’s why well-designed storage spaces are a necessary feature of any bedroom.
Enhancing the indoor outdoor flow of your home
Windows are a fundamental and uniquely powerful design element of a home. They provide an intimate connection to the surrounding environment, allow light and warmth to stream in and control ventilation. They can also make a bold statement about your style and the way you live.
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.