Old Home & Bungalow Renovation Contractors

Refresh delivers high-quality renovations for character homes, bungalows, heritage-houses and more, tailored to your needs and budget.

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Old House and Bungalow Renovations

UK property owners love character in their homes. Whether it’s a cosy cottage, historic house, a former coach house or chapel, or something built in the fabulous 50s, older houses are full of personality and are often highly sought after. But along with the charms of yesteryear, even as recent as the 1960s and 1970s, can come pitfalls, such as leaky plumbing, old bathrooms, and small spaces, not to mention a lack of modern conveniences!

With the right renovations, heritage houses can be brought into the 21st Century while still retaining their innate charm. Careful repairs and paintwork can bring back the glory of ornate ceilings and moulding indoors or fretwork and carved panelling outside. A vintage fireplace may look fabulous, but modern heating solutions, sensitively installed, will ensure the home is comfortable. And that rustic three-bedroom cottage or brick house could well be in desperate need of a shower and en suite.

At Refresh, we have the experience to deliver top-quality renovations that are straightforward and stress-free. Whether you need a top-to-toe heritage home renovation, or just want to tackle the bungalow bedrooms, Refresh can make it happen!

How does Refresh help?

Self-managing a renovation can be a complicated process. Searching for specialists, sourcing quotes, scheduling tradespeople, organising consent – the project can quickly become overwhelming. But with Refresh, we take care of every detail, from design through to delivery, to ensure your renovation is a process you can enjoy.

We focus on a bespoke building experience, tailoring your renovation to your needs and budget, whatever the scale. Our UK Renovation Consultants, backed by their established local networks of experienced contractors and specialists, will also be your single point of contact throughout the entire project, ensuring direct and frequent communication.

“We cannot recommend Steve and his team at Refresh Renovations more highly. They were friendly & efficient and were very helpful in helping us plan our total renovation of our kitchen. When a problem arose as it does with old houses, we were treated more than fairly and were so grateful we chose to go with a reputable firm and will be asking them back in future to do some more renovation around our house.” - John, Refresh client

Each stage of our process – briefing, concept design, costing, building, and delivery – has been thoughtfully created to put homeowners first and ensure a seamless and stress-free experience. With upfront costing and transparent communication, you can enjoy the process and feel confident knowing we’ll work hard to deliver your project on time, within budget, and to the highest standards of workmanship.

Need a bungalow, period house, or old home remodel?

Let Refresh make it easy. Get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation!

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Guy and his team have worked on two renovations for us and both have been hassle free thanks to their professionalism, consideration and can-do attitude. Genuinely helpful, adaptable in their work and very tidy! A real pleasure to deal with, we wouldn't use anyone else for our building work.



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Why choose Refresh?

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Online systems

Refresh’s innovative online systems keep everything running smoothly. Our project management systems keep all areas of your renovation organised, while our customer portal allows you to stay updated, wherever you may be.

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Professional project management

It is your local project manager’s job to support you every step of the way. Your consultant will be your one point of contact throughout your renovation, keeping you updated and striving to exceed your renovation expectations. All you need to do is watch the progress and enjoy the result! learn more

Old House and Bungalow Renovations

Only about 6% of homes in the UK were built during or after 2012, which means there are quite a few old bathrooms out there! Many homeowners enamoured with the charm of older homes still want the convenience of modern features, which may seem like a difficult balance to strike but we’re here to help.

Describing a bathroom as “high performance” means that form and function have been given equal consideration throughout the design. After all, a beautiful bathroom that doesn’t function properly is practically useless and, as an essential facility, what’s the point of that? The ideal bathroom features an expertly designed interior complemented by modern-day amenities.

From compact city flats to spacious country residences, our team of experienced renovation professionals is dedicated to designing a bathroom that is perfectly suited to your lifestyle needs and your home’s aesthetic.

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How does Refresh help?

Though bathroom renovations are relatively small scale, there’s no shortage of challenges involved. Having completed thousands of successful renovations, we’ve seen them all and are well-equipped to face obstacles head-on. The 5-step Refresh process was designed to mitigate risks; our experienced Renovation Consultants utilise this method to deliver renovations on time and within budget.  

“From the moment Refresh Renovations came for a home visit, we knew we were in good hands. They ensured everything ran as smoothly as possible during our bathroom renovation. Refresh understood our needs and I highly recommend them. Should the need arise, we would be more than happy to use Refresh again.” - Kim, Refresh client

Transparent communication and thorough planning are at the core of our process as we believe these factors have the most significant impact on a successful renovation. But we don’t measure success solely on the results of a project. Homeowner satisfaction is a driving force behind Refresh and it’s our mission to provide a positive and stress-free experience.

Looking for experienced bathroom renovation specialists?

You’re in the right place. To get started, get in touch with a local Renovation Consultant and arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.

A smoother bathroom renovation process

Our 5-step approach to renovations was designed to keep projects running smooth, on schedule, and within budget.

Step 1

Briefing / Initial Consultation

Starting off your bathroom renovation journey with a thorough consultation gets everyone on the same page. It’s an opportunity for you to share all your ideas, big and small, with your Renovation Consultant. If you need a walk-in shower for ageing parents or an extra tub for washing your dog, now is the time to let us know!

Step 2

Concept and Feasibility

Once you’ve shared your goals, you and your Renovation Consultant will review concept designs to determine what’s achievable. You may find that you need to make tweaks to come in under budget, or that you can make some unexpected upgrades such as opting for a marble vanity. Regardless of what they may be, this is a great stage in the process to make changes to your bathroom design.

Step 3

Working Drawings and Costing

Working drawings are the next step. They differ from concept drawings because they take into account the functionality of your design and focus on aspects such as structural integrity and architectural engineering. You’ll always be in control, but to avoid additional expenses and delays further along, this is when you want to make any changes to the plans as it’s the last step before building begins. If no further alterations are necessary, you’ll be presented with a fixed quote and contract to sign off on before moving forward.

Step 4

Build / Construction Stage

Now is when you get to sit back and watch your bathroom take shape. Reliable contractors and trusted tradespeople, coordinated by your Renovation Consultant, will transform your existing space into the bathroom you've been dreaming of. If any unexpected issues arise, you can rest assured they’ll be dealt with promptly and with minimal disruption to your daily routine.

Step 5

Your Finished Renovation

That’s it! Your renovation is finished! Alongside your fantastic new bathroom, your Renovation Consultant will provide you with the necessary council documentation. A completed Code of Compliance certificate is required to prove that all craftsmanship was completed to a high standard. Keep that somewhere safe, and then enjoy your new bathroom!

Bathroom Renovation Services

Our expert team can manage all aspects of your bathroom remodelling project from planning to build and everything in between

Full bathroom remodel

& Planning

Bathroom expansion or reconfiguration

Bathtub & shower installation

Tile and grout replacement

Painting or wallpaper

Toilet installation or replacement

Flooring installation

Plumbing fixtures

Lighting Solutions

Custom cabinetry installation or replacement

Bathroom ventilation

Accessibility modifications

Jacuzzi or spa installation

Luxury bathroom upgrades

Bathroom styles

No matter your style, Refresh can create a solution for you - browse through this carousel for inspiration on your bathroom remodel project.

Traditional Bathroom Renovation

Elements of a traditional bathroom include luxury countertops, raised-panel doors, decorative mouldings and corbels. If this is the look you’re after, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas for renovating your bathroom.

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Small Bathroom Remodel

Refresh Renovations has some tricks up their sleeves to make even the tiniest bathroom look great, but also be functional. If you have a small bathroom that you are wanting to renovate, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas to get started.

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Rustic Bathroom Renovation

Elements of a rustic bathroom include timber, stone, brick materials, vintage appliances and fireplaces. We’re seeing the rustic style beginning to rival the classic white bathroom. If this is the look you’re after, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas for renovating your bathroom.

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Remodelling your Bathroom

Remodelling your bathroom? That means weeks without one, right? Not with Refresh at the helm. Our streamlined approach to renovations involves a thorough planning process so we can deliver your finished bathroom as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your bathroom remodelling project doesn’t have to be stressful. We’ll complete it on time, within budget, and to our consistently high standards.

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Modern Bathroom Renovation

Elements of a modern bathroom include flat-panel doors, full-overlay cabinet construction, consistency of accent pieces and emphasis on horizontal lines. If this is the look you’re after, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas for renovating your bathroom.

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Luxury Bathrooms

Quartz and marble will always be synonymous with luxury, but there are many other ways to upgrade your bathroom. Underfloor heating and smart bath technology, which can be automated to each user’s preferred settings, are technology-based elements that will elevate your experience. Discuss more luxury bathroom ideas with one of our renovation experts.

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Contemporary Bathroom Renovation

Elements of a contemporary bathroom include cutting-edge appliances, old materials used in a new way and a mix of materials. If this is the look you’re after, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas for renovating your bathroom.

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Cottage Bathroom Renovation

Elements of a country cottage bathroom include soft colours, open shelving, furniture style cabinetry, hardwood or terracotta tile flooring. If this is the look you’re after, talk to us today and let’s discuss options and ideas for renovating your bathroom.

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Ensuite Bathroom Renovations

Ensuite bathrooms are all about comfort and convenience so if yours is anything but, let the renovation experts at Refresh get it sorted. Whether your ensuite needs updating or you want to add one to your home, we can help with all of your ensuite bathroom renovation needs.

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Bathroom Installation

They may not be the biggest rooms in the house but bathroom installations require a great level of expertise. From plumbers and electricians to tilers and glaziers, we only work with the best, most reliable tradespeople of all our bathroom installation projects. For a premium finish to your bathroom renovation project, trust the experts at Refresh.

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Bathroom Designer

A great bathroom begins with a great design and, at Refresh, we work with the best bathroom designers around. From modern luxury to stylish sanctuaries, we’ll create the ideal bathroom design to suit your budget and lifestyle. What’s more, your bathroom renovation will be delivered on time and within budget.

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Bathroom Design and Build

Your bathroom should be a place to escape to, not escape from. And a poorly constructed and badly laid out bathroom can cause no end of frustration. With help from our team of renovation experts, you can have your dream bathroom in no time. We’ll make your bathroom design and build process stress-free and enjoyable - much like the end result!

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Create a bathroom you will be proud of

Recent Renovation Projects

In these stories we share details from real-life projects such as the cost of bathroom renovations, how we overcame challenges, and before and after photos. Browse the collection to learn more. 

Why choose Refresh?

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Online systems

Refresh’s innovative online systems keep everything running smoothly. Our project management systems keep all areas of your renovation organised, while our customer portal allows you to stay updated, wherever you may be.

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Professional project management

It is your local project manager’s job to support you every step of the way. Your consultant will be your one point of contact throughout your renovation, keeping you updated and striving to exceed your renovation expectations. All you need to do is watch the progress and enjoy the result! learn more


Quality products and supply
partnerships a standard practice

At Refresh Renovations, we believe that using high-quality products is crucial to achieving a successful home renovation project. That's why we take great care in selecting only the best products and materials for every job we undertake. From the fixtures and fittings to the flooring and countertops, we source our products from trusted suppliers who share our commitment to quality and durability.

By using quality products, we ensure that our clients' homes not only look great but also stand the test of time. Whether you're planning a small bathroom renovation or a complete home renovation, you can trust us to use specify the best products to bring your vision to life.

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A Bathroom renovation to suit your budget

At Refresh Renovations, we understand that every client has a unique set of requirements and expectations when it comes to their renovation project.

That's why we offer two flexible options for our clients to choose from. We can work with the client to build to their budget, helping them to maximise their renovation dollars and find creative solutions to meet their needs within their financial constraints.

Alternatively, we can build to their brief, working closely with the client to bring their vision to life and creating a custom renovation plan that matches their exact specifications. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to delivering exceptional quality and service, no matter which option our clients choose. With our flexible approach, we are confident that we can help every client achieve their dream renovation.

Learn how much bathroom renovation will cost with this helpful guide.

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Customer Testimonials

Bathroom Renovations FAQ

What attic and loft conversion services do Refresh Renovations® provide?

At Refresh®, every one of our Renovation Consultants has established a network of trusted professionals they work with to ensure our clients have an enjoyable renovation experience. This means, whatever idea you have for your loft conversion, your North London Renovation Consultant will have the team on hand to get a great result!

Our attic/loft conversion services include:

  • Loft and attic conversions
  • Scaffolding
  • Roof conversions
  • Guest bedroom additions
  • Skylight windows
  • Custom-made cabinetry and storage solutions
  • Stairways
  • Open-plan living
  • Bathroom additions
  • Bespoke solutions and additions
  • Balcony additions

...and anything else you can think of!

Are you planning to build an extension on a house in North Land? Checkout on how long it takes! 

How much does a bathroom renovation cost in North London?

Wondering how much a new bathroom will cost in North London? Your local Renovation Consultant will have the exact answer. That’s because as part of our five-step process, we provide you with a fixed quote accurate to your project so there are no hidden costs at any stage of the project.

A modern bathroom renovation in South London was delivered at a cost of £20,000 and completed over five weeks. It included hard lines, bold tiles, and a slick walk-in shower to give it a real wow factor.

Another complete bathroom renovation in Southwell cost £16,000 and included extra storage and art deco styling. The client was able to see what her bathroom transformation would look like even before the project began with Refresh®’s 3D visuals.

To find out how much your bathroom renovation will cost, book a free consultation today.

What is the process for completing a bathroom renovation? UK

Step 1: Briefing / Initial Consultation

Step 2: Concept and Feasibility

Step 3: Working Drawing and Costing

Step 4: Build / Construction stage

Step 5: Your finished Bathroom Renovation

View our renovation process page for more information

What are popular bathroom design styles in the UK?

This is a list of some of the common design styles that we are seeing in our projects across the UK:

  • Classic Contemporary: Classic contemporary style interiors are curated, minimal, and uncluttered. This style focuses on refined elegance, where handcrafted, quality-made pieces, deliberate use of colour and texture, and attention to detail combine to achieve sophistication and timeless beauty.
  • Modern Traditional: Modern Traditional combines the classic shapes and vintage appeal of traditional decor, with the clean lines and simplistic hues of contemporary furnishings. It's the balance (and it is all about the balance!) of old meets new that can make a space feel refined and elegant yet relaxed and cosy at the same time.

Do I need Buildings Regulations approval to renovate my bathroom?

In the United Kingdom, the need for a Buildings Regulations approval for a new bathroom largely depends on the extent of the work involved.

Generally, if your bathroom renovation involves structural changes, plumbing alterations, or electrical work, it is likely that you will require a building consent. This is because these changes may affect the safety, durability, and compliance of the building.

Your renovation consultant at Refresh can take care of this on your behalf during the Working Drawings and Costing stage of the process. They will be able to assess whether a building consent is required and guide you through the process to ensure compliance with the UK’s building standards.

How long does a bathroom renovation usually take in the UK?

The duration of a bathroom renovation project can vary greatly depending on a number of factors such as the scope of the project and the specific circumstances of the remodel. A minor remodel that involves primarily cosmetic changes such as painting, replacing fixtures, or updating the lighting could take a few days to a week to complete.

However, a major bathroom renovation that involves significant changes to the layout or requires extensive plumbing or electrical work could take several weeks or even months to complete. During our working drawings and costing stage of our bespoke 5-step process, we will work with you to prepare a gantt chart showing expected timeline for your bathroom remodeling project.

What factors should I consider when planning a bathroom renovation? UK

If you’re thinking about renovating your bathroom, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What design style are you drawn to? (e.g. minimalist, modern, classic)
  • Have you considered a budget? Do you need to talk to a bank or mortgage broker about finance?
  • Have you checked your calendar for the most convenient time of year to renovate your bathroom?
  • If you have only one bathroom in your house, have you considered an alternative solution whilst the bathroom is undergoing the renovation?
  • How much space is there to work with, do you need to extend or is there sufficient space available to achieve what you are looking for?
  • How much storage is required?

Having this information ready will make it that much easier to plan your bathroom remodelling project with our team.

How much does a bathroom renovation typically cost in the UK?

At Refresh, we’ve completed a range of bathroom renovations costing anywhere from around £8,000 to upwards of £30,000, each one accomplishing a different goal. Get in touch to schedule an initial briefing meeting - we can work with you through our concept and feasibility process to understand the options, ideas and costs for your project.

See our bathroom renovation projects here.

Bathroom Inspiration & Advice

Need some help getting started? Take a look at our collection of inspiration and advice articles where we talk about everything from renovating on a budget top bathroom design trends.

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