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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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Extending to Add Value

Extending to Add Value

Refresh Renovations are builders in Bristol offering design and build services for homeowners looking for extensions, new-builds and home renovations.

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Extending to Add Value
When is the best time of year to renovate in the UK?

When is the best time of year to renovate in the UK?

All though there may not be one time of year that is ideal for all renovations, Refresh Renovations UK has some helpful tips for those who are unsure what time is best suited to execute their renovation plans.

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When is the best time of year to renovate in the UK?
How to keep to your home renovation budget

How to keep to your home renovation budget

Whether it’s a few cosmetic touches or a series of major structural alterations, there’s nothing like a renovation project to refresh your property. Yet while the dream may be enticing and the final outcome tempting, there are a number of pitfalls that can quickly turn the project into a nightmare when it comes to the budget. We'll share with you our top tips for keeping your renovation within your set budget.

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How to keep to your home renovation budget
Building Underground: What could you do with a Basement Building Extension?

Building Underground: What could you do with a Basement Building Extension?

If you can not extend outwards or upwards, there is another way, downwards. Use the ground beneath your house to gain that valuable extra space. Refresh UK can assist you in getting planning permission, meeting building regulations and understanding the type of soil you’re excavating.

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Building Underground: What could you do with a Basement Building Extension?
How to go Open-Plan

How to go Open-Plan

If you're wanting to open up the living spaces in your home to create a better flow, this article is for you. We give you 8 tips for creating the best open plan space and make the most of your kitchen, lounge and dining areas. Combining these rooms will instantly modernise your home, make your common areas more social and create more percieved space in your home! Read the full article to find out more.

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How to go Open-Plan
Renovating in Bristol and Surrounding Areas

Renovating in Bristol and Surrounding Areas

Bristol and its surrounding areas are popular choices for renovators, for a few reasons. With a population of over 5 million people, the South West has beautiful scenery, long coastlines and old houses ready to be brought back to life.

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Renovating in Bristol and Surrounding Areas
The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends the UK

The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends the UK

Take a look at this year’s vanity trends for inspiration for your next bathroom renovation. Whether it’s personalising your vanity, making a bold statement or maximising your storage space, there are many options to give your bathroom a modern edge.

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The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends the UK
TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.

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TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Renovation in London

Renovation in London

The booming London property market makes it very attractive for homeowners to renovate, but it’s not always a straightforward process. Hiring a professional renovator can take a lot of the weight off and save you serious money.

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Renovation in London
Top six  things to consider for Apartment renovations

Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations

We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.

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Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
What should I consider when renovating my bathroom

What should I consider when renovating my bathroom

So what should you consider when planning your bathroom renovation? Our top eight components for a successful bathroom redesign include all of the standard items, along with a few less obvious suggestions.

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What should I consider when renovating my bathroom
Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area

Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area

Planning a renovation project in one of UK’s conservation areas requires a plethora of things to consider and hurdles to jump over. Rely only on local renovators, who knows its nitty-gritty.

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Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area
5 Quick tips for planning permission approval

5 Quick tips for planning permission approval

Talk to anyone with a building project in mind and they’re certain to groan at the thought of submitting plans and chasing them through the system until approval is granted. It can be frustrating and time-consuming, and there’s ultimately no guarantee that you’ll be given the go-ahead.

At Refresh, we’ve been through this process many times, so we’ve compiled several ways in which can improve the chances of having your projects signed off.

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5 Quick tips for planning permission approval
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...

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Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Renovating in Nottinghamshire

Renovating in Nottinghamshire

There is no time like the present to redevelop and renovate your home. Nottinghamshire’s significantly low property prices opens up a huge opportunity for renovations. Being connected to major road and rail routes, the demand for well-presented house is on the rise.

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Renovating in Nottinghamshire
How to achieve the celebrity house look

How to achieve the celebrity house look

Whether it’s their fashion sense, relationships, indiscretions, or diet fads, we’re always looking for the inside scoop on the rich and famous. Much of what is published can be dismissed as fantasy, but there is a sense in which celebrity magazines can be useful, and that’s in keeping tabs on the latest interior design trends. How do you decide what’s achievable and what’s unrealistic? Kelley Malcher of Surrey builders Refresh Renovations has the answers.

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How to achieve the celebrity house look