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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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Creating a functional bathroom

Creating a functional bathroom

Whether it’s a family bathroom or your renovating for retirement, our checklist takes you through what you need to know.

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Creating a functional bathroom
Bathroom Design Ideas

Bathroom Design Ideas

Are you dreaming of a beautiful new bathroom? Whether you love the idea of sleek, hotel-style glamour, a soothing and sensual relaxation space, or a period-style update to complement your home, there’s never been a greater choice of bathroom styles, colours and finishes available to suit all budgets.

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Bathroom Design Ideas
Planning your shower – what to consider

Planning your shower – what to consider

These days, selecting your shower isn’t a black and white decision. There’s level-entry showers, showers over bathtubs, enclosed corner showers...and then there’s choosing materials that work within your budget! We know what it’s like, so we’ve put together a guide to simplify the shower-selecting process!

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Planning your shower – what to consider
Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019

Incorporate the latest smart home tech into your new-build, home renovation or extension with Cambridge builders, Refresh Renovations

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Now there’s an idea – smart home tech for 2019
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
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
How do I choose the right boiler?

How do I choose the right boiler?

Without an effective boiler, you’ll struggle to stay warm and also to provide sufficient hot water for showers, baths and washing up, especially in peak demands at certain times of the day.

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How do I choose the right boiler?
Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation

Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation

Although the bathroom is the smallest room in the house, it can make a big difference to the general feel of your home. If your bathroom is cramped, dark, or doesn't use space efficiently, it can throw off the entire flow of your home. Find out the 5 bathroom essentials that make for a perfectly designed bathroom.

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Five essentials for a perfect bathroom renovation
Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces

Giving some extra thought to the arrangement of your laundry can save you from a major layout let down for years to come. Luckily Matt Taylor from Boston Wardrobes has five tips to share with us on how to create a well functioning laundry space.

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Laundry Planning Tips for Small Spaces
Top 5 tips for renovation projects

Top 5 tips for renovation projects

The success of any renovation project is in the eyes of the beholder. I don’t think anyone nurses deep regrets after renovating their own home. We know how things looked beforehand so we appreciate the improvements. Today, thanks to a knocked-out wall, there’s a new kitchen that opens up to the living room. Way better! By Duncan Stuart.

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Top 5 tips for renovation projects
Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating

Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating

Often, the excitement of a renovation can become all too much, with the idea that renovations can be somewhat ‘easy’. We have zoned in on the 5 crucial pitfalls that could happen when undertaking the well-deserved makeover on your abode.

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Top five crucial pitfalls when renovating
Ten unique renovation ideas

Ten unique renovation ideas

Renovating can be a wholly creative process with out-of-the-box thinking. It doesn’t have to be the standard extension, the additional room or the makeover of a kitchen. We’ve gathered some inspirational ideas to get those creative juices flowing ahead of your next project.

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Ten unique renovation ideas
Renovations: The difference between TV shows and real life

Renovations: The difference between TV shows and real life

We all get that urge to get started on a reno after watching a dramatic, fast-paced renovation TV series – but how real is it? By Carly Flynn.

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Renovations: The difference between TV shows and real life
Why Erin Reilly chose Refresh to Renovate her home

Why Erin Reilly chose Refresh to Renovate her home

Renovate writer and family woman Erin Reilly is beyond excited for her one-bedroom house to be transformed into a homely three-bedroom abode for herself and her young family. Erin shares her progress with Refresh Renovations from start to finish.

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Why Erin Reilly chose Refresh to Renovate her home
All you need to know before renovating a loft apartment

All you need to know before renovating a loft apartment

Lofts are generally big and empty, but a visionary homeowner can transform an extraordinary blank canvas into something truly unique.

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All you need to know before renovating a loft apartment
Tips when renovating an apartment

Tips when renovating an apartment

These must-know tips will help you sidestep the pitfalls that can come with renovating an apartment before anything goes wrong.

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Tips when renovating an apartment