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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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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
Same Level Extensions

Same Level Extensions

Whether you are looking to extend to create a light-filled, open-plan kitchen or to add an extra bedroom, study or sunroom onto your current house for more living space – same-level extensions offer endless opportunities.  

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Same Level Extensions
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
1930s property renovations in the UK

1930s property renovations in the UK

With its streamlined, boxy shape, the classic 1930s semi detached house is a hidden gem found all over British suburbs. While it’s not always glamorous in today’s view, a few easy modifications can help you turn it into a classy abode full of light and space.

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1930s property renovations in the UK
The Victorian factor

The Victorian factor

Nestled in the back streets of London, this west end home has been transformed to add the ‘wow’ factor and TLC that it has always desired. A journey full of permissible ups and downs, and a conversion like no other has altered this run down town house, to stay in touch with its Victorian terrace home flair.

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The Victorian factor
Victorian home renovations

Victorian home renovations

A landmark of British architecture dotted around inner cities from north to south and west to east, Victorian terrace homes make up a large proportion of the UK property market. There are countless opportunities for renovating and injecting light and colour into your terrace.

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Victorian home renovations
Modern home renovations in the UK

Modern home renovations in the UK

Contemporary homes come in many shapes and sizes – in every town and city up and down the country. In some cases renovating modern UK houses is about a simple facelift or refresh, in other cases it is about adjusting the layout or extending usable living space. 

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Modern home renovations in the UK
Making the decision to renovate

Making the decision to renovate

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his findings about how couples make renovation and new kitchen decisions. 

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Making the decision to renovate
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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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A unique solution to a silver of land in London