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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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How to brighten up your basement conversion

How to brighten up your basement conversion

Making use of your basement is an excellent way to create more liveable space in your home and simultaneously increasing it’s value. The obious downside of basement living areas is the lack of natural light. In this article we look at how to manipulate aspects of your basement renovation, like the lighting, flooring and layout to create a basement that fells fresh, spacious and liveable.

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How to brighten up your basement conversion
Is open-plan right for you?

Is open-plan right for you?

Refresh Renovations are builders in Bristol offering design and build services for homeowners seeking to create open-plan living spaces

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Is open-plan right for you?
When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

Builders in Surrey Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for homeowners looking to extend or renovate their property

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When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect
Why Build a Garden Room?

Why Build a Garden Room?

A Garden room, also known by other names such as summer house or log cabin, is an increasingly popular way to increase the living space of your home. Requiring only a little lawn space and usually no planning permits, Garden rooms are a great way to add a seperate space to your home that can be built to accommodate a variety of purposes.

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Why Build a Garden Room?
Renovating in South West London

Renovating in South West London

Everything you need to know before beginning a home renovation in South West London

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Renovating in South West London
New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered

What’s your biggest renovation fear? We show you what aspects of a renovation people find most daunting and how Refresh Renovations provides a solution,

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New Findings: Your Biggest Renovation Fears Uncovered
Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials

Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials

Builders in Surrey, Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for new builds, house renovations and home extensions in Surrey and Hampshire

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Perfect pitch: the best roofing materials
How to Create a Home Cinema

How to Create a Home Cinema

Surrey builders, Refresh Renovations, offer design and build services for home cinemas, home renovations and extensions in Surrey and Hampshire

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How to Create a Home Cinema
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