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.
5 tips to plan and add value to your renovation
With careful planning and support, renovations do not need to be stressful. In fact, they can be an enjoyable adventure! The following steps will get you off to a smooth start and help you to add value to your home.
Top 5 value increasing renovations
Whether you are hoping to sell a property or improve the lifestyle quality of your family home, renovating can serve as a fantastic way to improve your home’s value. If you’re not sure where to start, the following inspirational homes are sure to provide some insight.
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.
Interior Renovation Checklist
Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.
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.
Creating a functional bathroom
Whether it’s a family bathroom or your renovating for retirement, our checklist takes you through what you need to know.
Deciding who should renovate your home
Find out what to look for in a renovations company when you are considering renovating your home.
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
Internal doors have a great impact on the look and feel of your space – and the recent trend of using black-framed metal glass doors brings a bit of New York loft-style glamour to your home.
Top Tips for winter property maintenance
Regular property maintenance is especially necessary during the winter months. You don't want to find yourself welcoming in the spring with a list of remedial tasks necessitated by a lack of maintenance during the winter. Here are Refresh Renovations’ top tips to protect your home this winter.
How to select the best brick for your extension
Still the default choice for extensions, bricks come in a variety of sizes, colours and textures, so how do you make the right choice?
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.
How to make open-plan work for you
It’s important to understand that – however straightforward it may appear in magazines or on home makeover programmes – going open-plan requires vision and skill in both design and execution.
How to make the most of a compact kitchen
As with any Refresh Renovations project, our top tips to create the perfect bijou kitchen combines planning and design with practicality and discipline to ensure that every aspect works in harmony to deliver a solution that matches both your tastes and your lifestyle.
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.
Insulation options for your renovation
A full renovation presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate better insulation in a number of areas.
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.