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Going up? Going out? Going open-plan? There are many different ways to add that much-needed space, and totally transform the way you live. The team at Refresh Renovations will work with you to come up with the best design, and most cost-effective solution, for your situation. In the meantime, browse our articles for more tips and inspiration.

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1930s property renovations in the UK

1930s property renovations in the UK

With its streamlined, boxy shape, the classic 1930s semi detached house is a hidden gem found all over British suburbs. While it’s not always glamorous in today’s view, a few easy modifications can help you turn it into a classy abode full of light and space.

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1930s property renovations in the UK
FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster

FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster

Venetian plaster’s subtly textured, lustrous finish epitomises timeless elegance. Here is all you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster.

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FAQ: All you need to know about renovating with Venetian Plaster
Concrete flooring and its benefits

Concrete flooring and its benefits

There was a time when having an exposed concrete floor might have prompted your friends to chip in and buy you a carpet, assuming that you couldn’t afford to buy one yourself. How times have changed…

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Concrete flooring and its benefits
Inside out

Inside out

This Australian weatherboard home renovation embraces passive solar home design and takes the deconstructed look to its ultimate conclusion.

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Inside out
Are you renovating and want a connected home with more control?

Are you renovating and want a connected home with more control?

NERO is the affordable, scalable and wireless automation solution from PDL by Schneider Electric that allows you to create a smart home one switch at a time. Your smart phone or tablet becomes the control interface for all your connected devices, seamlessly merging lifestyle and technology into one.

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Are you renovating and want a connected home with more control?
7 expert design rules to get your renovation style right

7 expert design rules to get your renovation style right

Go from piecemeal-patchwork to seamlessly sleek with our seven expert design rules. Tom Bentley from Refresh Renovations UK shares his top tips that will help you create the right look and feel for your home, and avoid common renovation pitfalls.

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7 expert design rules to get your renovation style right
Winter property maintenance

Winter property maintenance

Property maintenance is always important, but it becomes paramount during winter. These are our top tips for maintaining and adding value to your home this season.

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Winter property maintenance
10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home

10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home

Terraced homes in the UK tend to be long and narrow with little light getting into the middle section of the house. But fret not – our light and bright ideas will draw the sunshine into every corner of your home.

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10 clever ways to lighten up your terrace home
Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home

Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home

Georgian houses are among the most admired of all heritage homes in Australia. These have typically sash windows, stained glass, fine plasterwork and elegant timber staircases.

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Renovating a 19th Century Georgian home
Living pavilion

Living pavilion

Kelly Edwards and her husband Scott Richdale bought their turn-of-the-century transitional villa in Ponsonby about ten years ago. But it wasn’t until they had lived in it for a few years that they realised the interior spaces weren’t working for them.

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Living pavilion
The Victorian factor

The Victorian factor

Nestled in the back streets of London, this west end home has been transformed to add the ‘wow’ factor and TLC that it has always desired. A journey full of permissible ups and downs, and a conversion like no other has altered this run down town house, to stay in touch with its Victorian terrace home flair.

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The Victorian factor
Prime property

Prime property

It’s all about change for this dated villa. With the current layout not suiting the owner’s lifestyle, a redesign improves indoor/outdoor flow and makes dining and entertaining enjoyable.

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Prime property
Creating a fabulous feature wall

Creating a fabulous feature wall

A decade or so ago, feature walls were the height of interior chic and it seemed as through every Australian home had one. They were out of vogue for a few years, but now they’re back in style again – and this time around there are so many options to choose from, there’s sure to be one to suit your space.

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Creating a fabulous feature wall
Kitchen sink saga

Kitchen sink saga

In this column from the Last Word series, Duncan Stuart shares his latest experience with a kitchen renovation and reflects on how good communication needs to be at the heart of every project.

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Kitchen sink saga
Renovating an Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque home

Renovating an Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque home

This architectural style, most popular in NSW and Victoria, featured elements usually reserved for castles and cathedrals. Renovation works for these kinds of houses must be carefully planned if you want to add value to your home.

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Renovating an Old Colonial Gothic Picturesque home
Victorian home renovations

Victorian home renovations

A landmark of British architecture dotted around inner cities from north to south and west to east, Victorian terrace homes make up a large proportion of the UK property market. There are countless opportunities for renovating and injecting light and colour into your terrace.

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Victorian home renovations

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