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.
When is the best time of year to renovate in the UK?
All though there may not be one time of year that is ideal for all renovations, Refresh Renovations UK has some helpful tips for those who are unsure what time is best suited to execute their renovation plans.
How to keep to your home renovation budget
Whether it’s a few cosmetic touches or a series of major structural alterations, there’s nothing like a renovation project to refresh your property. Yet while the dream may be enticing and the final outcome tempting, there are a number of pitfalls that can quickly turn the project into a nightmare when it comes to the budget. We'll share with you our top tips for keeping your renovation within your set budget.
Building Underground: What could you do with a Basement Building Extension?
If you can not extend outwards or upwards, there is another way, downwards. Use the ground beneath your house to gain that valuable extra space. Refresh UK can assist you in getting planning permission, meeting building regulations and understanding the type of soil you’re excavating.
How to go Open-Plan
If you're wanting to open up the living spaces in your home to create a better flow, this article is for you. We give you 8 tips for creating the best open plan space and make the most of your kitchen, lounge and dining areas. Combining these rooms will instantly modernise your home, make your common areas more social and create more percieved space in your home! Read the full article to find out more.
Renovating in Bristol and Surrounding Areas
Bristol and its surrounding areas are popular choices for renovators, for a few reasons. With a population of over 5 million people, the South West has beautiful scenery, long coastlines and old houses ready to be brought back to life.
The Top 5 Latest Vanity Trends the UK
Take a look at this year’s vanity trends for inspiration for your next bathroom renovation. Whether it’s personalising your vanity, making a bold statement or maximising your storage space, there are many options to give your bathroom a modern edge.
TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.
Renovation in London
The booming London property market makes it very attractive for homeowners to renovate, but it’s not always a straightforward process. Hiring a professional renovator can take a lot of the weight off and save you serious money.
Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.
5 Quick tips for planning permission approval
Talk to anyone with a building project in mind and they’re certain to groan at the thought of submitting plans and chasing them through the system until approval is granted. It can be frustrating and time-consuming, and there’s ultimately no guarantee that you’ll be given the go-ahead.
At Refresh, we’ve been through this process many times, so we’ve compiled several ways in which can improve the chances of having your projects signed off.
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...
Renovating in Nottinghamshire
There is no time like the present to redevelop and renovate your home. Nottinghamshire’s significantly low property prices opens up a huge opportunity for renovations. Being connected to major road and rail routes, the demand for well-presented house is on the rise.
How to achieve the celebrity house look
Whether it’s their fashion sense, relationships, indiscretions, or diet fads, we’re always looking for the inside scoop on the rich and famous. Much of what is published can be dismissed as fantasy, but there is a sense in which celebrity magazines can be useful, and that’s in keeping tabs on the latest interior design trends. How do you decide what’s achievable and what’s unrealistic? Kelley Malcher of Surrey builders Refresh Renovations has the answers.
Refresh has your renovation project under control
Renovation projects are notorious for taking longer than originally planned, and are known to frequently go over-budget. Refresh Renovations has formulated processes and software that minimises if not completely eliminating these recurring problems in the industry. Find out more about how Refresh is revolutionising renovations.
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.