Homeowners Becky and Mike had been looking for a renovation company that would match their needs for six months before they came across Refresh Renovations. They wanted to create their dream home and had many ideas on how to do so. However, they wanted to work with a renovation company that would produce a high-quality result - within their budget.
WORDS Mina Phillips
Location: Woking, Surrey
Project description: A contemporary home renovation
Duration: 2 months
Renovation specialist: Kelley Malcher
Homeowners Becky and Mike had been looking for a renovation company that would match their needs for six months before they came across Refresh Renovations. They wanted to create their dream home and had many ideas on how to do so. However, they wanted to work with a renovations company that would produce a high-quality result - within their budget. Their renovation specialist, Kelley Malcher, suggested two separate options that would allow them to transform their home without exceeding their budget.
Option 1 was converting their loft into a master bedroom with an ensuite and dressing room. Option 2 was to renovate the home’s existing bathrooms, redecorate, replace the flooring and redesign the ground floor so that it included a new open plan kitchen and dining area. The family chose option 2. From there, Kelley talked their ideas through with them, ensuring the design would be produced to their wishes.
“We had been looking for a builder/renovator for six months prior to finding Refresh and struggled to find anyone that would recommend their builder”, tells Becky. “We found Refresh Renovations online and were directed to our local team in Surrey. From the moment we met Kelley and Kim (Refresh Surrey’s construction manager) we could see how organised and professional they were. They were excellent at listening to what we wanted and providing suggestions and advice to develop our ideas.”
It had been 20 years since the family’s kitchen had received an update. There was little storage space and it was sectioned off from the home’s social areas. Kelley offered Becky and Mike some suggestions on how they could approach the new design.
“Kelley and Kim had some excellent thoughts and tips, that we would never have thought of, to allow the project to be finished to a very high standard”, says Becky. “They provided quotes in a timely manner and supported us when we went to visit showrooms.”
A modern, open plan design with ample storage was created and built, which Kelley managed every step of the way. The original fittings were replaced with a dining table and kitchen island with a marble finish, from Benchmarx. “Duck-egg-blue tiles” were complemented with a final touch of grey furnishings.
Two bathroom renovations and a new downstairs lavatory were also part of the brief. Becky and Mike wanted to update their traditional style bathrooms with a more contemporary look.
“The slightly dated features in the ensuite were replaced with smooth, on-trend white marble tiles, and a brand new shower unit and toilet”, tells Refresh team member Imogen Gill. “The family bathroom also got a revamp, with cream-coloured tiles from Porcelanosa replacing the original standard white design, along with brand new furnishings including a new toilet, bath and sink. As well as these, the smaller details included new bath taps and a fully new pressurised shower head.”
In order to carry the new contemporary theme throughout the home, new flooring was installed and the entire interior was redecorated. A new central heating system was also installed.
“Within 2 months, the renovations were complete. This busy family home is now a polished, stylish and luxurious space for all occasions”, says Imogen.
“The team worked on site for just over two months and have completely renovated our whole home. It now has a contemporary feel and is constantly complimented by visitors”, enthuses Becky. “The team worked hard every day to make our dream home a reality. Throughout the whole project, the team had a real eye for detail and the finish is absolutely superb. During the project, we had builders, decorators, electricians and plumbers on site. Every member of the team was so friendly and helpful and it was so clear that they all wanted us to be completely satisfied with the project.
We could not recommend Kelley and Kim from Refresh Renovations Surrey highly enough. They and the team delivered the project within budget and on time and have left us with a superb family home to enjoy for many years into the future.”
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