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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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Interior Renovation Checklist

Interior Renovation Checklist

Get clear on your renovation ideas using our interior checklist.

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Interior Renovation Checklist
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
Creating a functional bathroom

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.

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Creating a functional bathroom
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
Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider

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.

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Trend report: internal glass and metal doors: what to consider
Top Tips for winter property maintenance

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.

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Top Tips for winter property maintenance
How to select the best brick for your extension

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?

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How to select the best brick for your extension
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
How to make open-plan work for you

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.

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How to make open-plan work for you
How to make the most of a compact kitchen

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.

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How to make the most of a compact kitchen
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?
Insulation options for your renovation

Insulation options for your renovation

A full renovation presents the perfect opportunity to incorporate better insulation in a number of areas.

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Insulation options for your renovation
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?