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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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All about Tiny Homes

All about Tiny Homes

In recent years, tiny homes have become the preferred lifestyle choice for many individuals, couples and families across the world - particularly throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the United States. Minimalism is on the rise - with Netflix shows such as “Tidying up with Marie Kondo” encouraging residents to live simply and intentionally. On Youtube, too, people have built careers off of exploring different approaches to minimalistic living. What is it about tiny homes and minimal living that has so many people choosing small spaces over grand designs?  

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All about Tiny Homes
The pros and cons of tiny homes

The pros and cons of tiny homes

Have you ever thought about living in a tiny home? Due to their affordability, sustainability and mobility, they are a lifestyle move that is drawing worldwide interest.

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The pros and cons of tiny homes
Why should I choose a shipping container home?

Why should I choose a shipping container home?

Container homes are an attractive option for many reasons. We will explain why shipping container homes are so popular and what you should know before buying or renovating one.

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Why should I choose a shipping container home?
Creating a functional laundry

Creating a functional laundry

Planning and forethought are the keys to creating a laundry that looks good and works hard every day of the week.

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Creating a functional laundry
Deciding who should renovate your home

Deciding who should renovate your home

Find out what to look for in a renovations company when you are considering renovating your home.

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Deciding who should renovate your home
How to add X factor to your renovation

How to add X factor to your renovation

Have you been trying to pinpoint how to create your dream home while staying within your budget? Check out our tips on transforming your house into a space you are thrilled to call home.

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How to add X factor to your renovation
Why convert your bungalow?

Why convert your bungalow?

Bungalows are becoming increasingly sought after because of their raw potential and their relative rarity. The lack of availability has seen renovators achieve significant revenues from snapping up bungalow stock and carrying out simple development projects by adding an extension, converting the loft space or even creating a complete second storey.

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Why convert your bungalow?
Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

Creating a roof terrace – the essentials

With property prices and the costs of moving constantly on the rise, more and more homeowners are looking upwards to add space and value to their properties, with the result that demand for roof terraces continues to increase.

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Creating a roof terrace – the essentials
Renovating in South London

Renovating in South London

Are you thinking about renovating within South London? The region has a lot to offer, from the green and family friendly Bromley through to the urban offerings of Croydon.

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Renovating in South London
How to survive your home renovation

How to survive your home renovation

Planning is key to any renovation, and, when done right, can remove a significant amount of unnecessary stress from the process.

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How to survive your home renovation
Why convert your garage?

Why convert your garage?

If you’re looking to add space and value to your home then converting your garage is a cost-effective way to achieve both objectives.

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Why convert your garage?
Why building an annexe makes financial sense

Why building an annexe makes financial sense

An increasing number of homeowners are planning ahead by looking to their gardens to provide accommodation for both generations in the form of a self-contained annexe.

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Why building an annexe makes financial sense
HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?

Natural light, comfort, Wifi and innovation are all key to creating functional office spaces.  Unsure of how to make it happen? Get inspired here.

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HOME OFFICE IDEAS: What makes a home office that really works?
How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

How to Create a Hamptons Style Home

A Hamptons style home is a celebration of refined seaside relaxation; a haven to gather family, entertain friends and reconnect with the healing ocean ions.

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How to Create a Hamptons Style Home
Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Renovation Hacks for small apartments

Creative hacks in construction and renovation can make all the difference to turning your tiny space into the perfect amount of space, just by thinking a little more creatively.

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Renovation Hacks for small apartments
Cottage Renovations: What to Consider

Cottage Renovations: What to Consider

Whether you’ve just found your dream cottage or your current one is in need of an update, you are likely to have plenty of cottage-specific questions. Here, writer Iain Aitch answers some of the most frequently asked renovation questions of cottage-dwellers.

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Cottage Renovations: What to Consider