Enquire now. Let's discuss your project

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.

Show advice for: Kitchen | Bathroom | Extend | Open-plan | Flow | Loft | Re-clad | Warm up | Outdoor | Renovations |

Layout: Gallery view List view
An industrial apartment renovation in the UK

An industrial apartment renovation in the UK

It can only be described as raw, industrial Swedish genius; a vintage, industrial home in a former goldsmiths workshop, combining the idea of a Gucci flagship store, black heavy metal, with crispy white and soft concrete walls.

Read full article

An industrial apartment renovation in the UK
Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover

Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover

Scandinavian touches and modern design elements give a tired West London abode a uniquely fresh, clean and elegant appearance whilst maintaining its original Victorian flair.

Read full article

Nordically inspired Victorian terrace house makeover
Home renovation experiences

Home renovation experiences

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart reflects on how renovation work can be a head-on collision between dreams and realities. 

Read full article

Home renovation experiences
A unique solution to a silver of land in London

A unique solution to a silver of land in London

It was curiously clever design, combined with engineering prowess which enabled an architecturally designed home to be built on a neglected sliver of land, wedged between two Victorian townhouses in London’s Maida Vale.

Read full article

A unique solution to a silver of land in London
Kitchen planning checklist

Kitchen planning checklist

Before you start your renovation, you have to ask yourself a few questions to make sure the end result is your dream kitchen. Here’s a checklist to help kick start your planning.

Read full article

Kitchen planning checklist
Shower trends and options

Shower trends and options

Is your bathroom due for a makeover? We have the lowdown on the latest shower options and the plethora of exciting global shower trends that are currently picking up steam.

Read full article

Shower trends and options
Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Does the weather affect your renovation plans?

Stephen Cox, renovation consultant at Refresh Renovations, tells us why the weather matters when planning a home renovation. 

Read full article

Does the weather affect your renovation plans?
Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft. 

Read full article

Ventilating your loft room
How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space

How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space

The expectation that every master bedroom must have an ensuite has helped push real estate values to a new level, states Nadia Sakey.

Read full article

How to maximize your ensuite bathroom space
London renovation builders

London renovation builders

Renovating in London is becoming increasingly popular but with many layers of history and different architectural styles there are a host of regulations to comply with. As a result, renovation builders are becoming sought after to help renovators avoid the headaches and pitfalls that can come with their renovation. 

Read full article

London renovation builders
Maximise storage in your kitchen

Maximise storage in your kitchen

Designer Kristen Reid advises renovators on how to maximise storage and minimise clutter in the kitchen to create a clean, minimalist look. 

Read full article

Maximise storage in your kitchen
London bathroom renovation FAQs

London bathroom renovation FAQs

London boasts an eclectic mix and match of houses and flats – along with many mishmash bathrooms that are more than ready for a makeover. Here are some frequently asked questions about renovating a bathroom in London.

Read full article

London bathroom renovation FAQs
Choosing a kitchen splashback

Choosing a kitchen splashback

Commercial director of Image Glass, Gina Collins, provides advice to renovators on how to choose a kitchen splashback that functions as a feature piece in your kitchen while also being practical.

Read full article

Choosing a kitchen splashback
Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen

Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen

Designer Maggie Gardner gives her advice on ways to create well-planned, functional kitchens where the whole family can work together. 

Read full article

Creating a seamless easy-to-use kitchen
Renovating shipping containers into a home

Renovating shipping containers into a home

When Malcolm McLean launched his proto-shipping containers in 1956, who could have guessed that over half a century later they would become one of the most fiercely debated forms of residential architecture?

Read full article

Renovating shipping containers into a home
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.

Read full article

The pros and cons of triple glazed windows