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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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Ventilating your loft room

Ventilating your loft room

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

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Ventilating your loft room
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. 

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London renovation builders
Renovating terrace homes

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.

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Renovating terrace homes
How much do shipping container home extensions cost?

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. 

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How much do shipping container home extensions cost?
A tough tablet for renovations

A tough tablet for renovations

Samsung has now delivered a super resilient tablet designed for the toughest environments.

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A tough tablet for renovations
To renovate or relocate?

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.

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To renovate or relocate?
How to create a home office

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.

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How to create a home office
Top 10 window styles

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.

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Top 10 window styles
Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on

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.

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Good lighting design requires careful consideration early on
Planning an outdoor room

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.

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Planning an outdoor room
Enhancing the indoor outdoor flow of your home

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.

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Enhancing the indoor outdoor flow of your home
Bringing the indoors out

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.

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Bringing the indoors out
Renovating homes built in the 1970s in the UK

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.

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Renovating homes built in the 1970s in the UK
Tile grouting guide

Tile grouting guide

Deciding what grout to use with your new tiles can be just as important as the selection of the tiles themselves.

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Tile grouting guide