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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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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
Safety first: how to keep your home secure

Safety first: how to keep your home secure

Find out how you can increase your home’s security through an alarm system, CCTV and heavy-duty deadlocks.

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Safety first: how to keep your home secure
Cottage Home Renovations

Cottage Home Renovations

How can you bring your cottage home up to date without losing its unique personality? Our renovation experts offer their best advice.

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Cottage Home Renovations
Comparing Window Products

Comparing Window Products

In this article, writer Karen Lawrence looks at the pros and cons of the latest products in window design.

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Comparing Window Products
Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition

Demolition disaster stories are common, but is there a way of avoiding disaster before embarking on the demolition phase of your home?

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Unwelcome Surprises During A Demolition
The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager

If the hero of a classic Western is the good-looking cowboy who rides in on horseback, the hero of any building site is the project manager. Convinced you’d do a better job than a project manager? Here are a few reasons why you’re wrong.

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The Good, the Good & the Good of a Project Manager
Adding value to your property – what to consider?

Adding value to your property – what to consider?

If you want to get the best return possible on your property, there are a few straightforward ways to add value - without breaking the bank. In this article, we show you a few budget-friendly ways to get started.  

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Adding value to your property – what to consider?
What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area

What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area

When embarking on a renovation project in a conservation area, there will come with it a plethora of things to consider and hurdles to jump over in order to make certain changes to your property.

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What you need to know when planning a renovation in a conservation area
He said, what? Decoding building lingo

He said, what? Decoding building lingo

The following line-up clarifies a few of the physical descriptors that renovators will likely hear in relation to their property.

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He said, what? Decoding building lingo
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
What classes as permitted development?

What classes as permitted development?

If you’re hoping to add an extension to your home in order to create more space for your family or to accommodate an elderly relative, it’s important to understand when planning permission is required and when the work will be classed as ‘permitted development’. In this article, we'll outline the types of development projects that nest safely under the umbrella of Permitted development, as well as the ones that you will need approval for.

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What classes as permitted development?
Is open-plan right for you?

Is open-plan right for you?

Refresh Renovations are builders in Bristol offering design and build services for homeowners seeking to create open-plan living spaces

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Is open-plan right for you?
When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect

Builders in Surrey Refresh Renovations offer design and build services for homeowners looking to extend or renovate their property

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When it comes to building projects, planning makes perfect