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.
Ventilating your loft room
Renovation consultant Diana May, gives homeowners advice on ventilating a recently renovated loft.
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.
Renovating terrace homes
The distinctive long and narrow architectural layout of a terrace home will always face the challenge of becoming a spacious, open-plan and welcoming space that feels light and bright for family living. We take a look at some popular home renovations for terrace homes.
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
Shipping containers are popping up all over the place. We’re seeing these self-supporting structures as shops, as cafes, as offices, extensions and even complete homes! In this artcicle, we'll look at why this modular structure has gained so much popularity and what the true cost of building a container home is likely to be.
A tough tablet for renovations
Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for the toughest environments.
To renovate or relocate?
It’s hard to find the perfect home. In this market we all know the complications, expense and stress the purchase of a new home can bring.
How to create a home office
Whether you work from home, manage a home, commute to your workspace, or combine all three, its difficult these days to get away without some sort of administration corner at home for keeping track of bills, records, accounts and storing all the associated paraphernalia.
Top 10 window styles
Deciding on a window for your home is about a balance between aesthetics and function; we get expert advice from Darryl Church on 10 basic styles.
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.
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.
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.
Tile grouting guide
Deciding what grout to use with your new tiles can be just as important as the selection of the tiles themselves.