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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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TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors

Create an inexpensive floor you’ll adore by making it concrete. Concrete is a cost-effective, low maintenance and durable alternative to other flooring options. Read on to discover why a concrete floor might be the best choice for your renovation.

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TREND REPORT: Things to consider with polished concrete floors
Renovation in London

Renovation in London

The booming London property market makes it very attractive for homeowners to renovate, but it’s not always a straightforward process. Hiring a professional renovator can take a lot of the weight off and save you serious money.

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Renovation in London
Top six  things to consider for Apartment renovations

Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations

We had a chat with the experts in the industry to find out about things to keep in mind when planning an apartment renovation. If you’re thinking of renovating your apartment then we have our top six things to consider during your plan.

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Top six things to consider for Apartment renovations
What should I consider when renovating my bathroom

What should I consider when renovating my bathroom

So what should you consider when planning your bathroom renovation? Our top eight components for a successful bathroom redesign include all of the standard items, along with a few less obvious suggestions.

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What should I consider when renovating my bathroom
Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area

Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area

Planning a renovation project in one of UK’s conservation areas requires a plethora of things to consider and hurdles to jump over. Rely only on local renovators, who knows its nitty-gritty.

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Tips for Renovating in a Conservation Area
5 Quick tips for planning permission approval

5 Quick tips for planning permission approval

Talk to anyone with a building project in mind and they’re certain to groan at the thought of submitting plans and chasing them through the system until approval is granted. It can be frustrating and time-consuming, and there’s ultimately no guarantee that you’ll be given the go-ahead.

At Refresh, we’ve been through this process many times, so we’ve compiled several ways in which can improve the chances of having your projects signed off.

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5 Quick tips for planning permission approval
Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home

Adding an elevator to your home creates lifestyle flexibility and adds value to the property while future-proofing the home. Read more for types, benefits and what to consider before you go.. up and down...

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Tips for Installing an Elevator in Your Home
Renovating in Nottinghamshire

Renovating in Nottinghamshire

There is no time like the present to redevelop and renovate your home. Nottinghamshire’s significantly low property prices opens up a huge opportunity for renovations. Being connected to major road and rail routes, the demand for well-presented house is on the rise.

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Renovating in Nottinghamshire
How to achieve the celebrity house look

How to achieve the celebrity house look

Whether it’s their fashion sense, relationships, indiscretions, or diet fads, we’re always looking for the inside scoop on the rich and famous. Much of what is published can be dismissed as fantasy, but there is a sense in which celebrity magazines can be useful, and that’s in keeping tabs on the latest interior design trends. How do you decide what’s achievable and what’s unrealistic? Kelley Malcher of Surrey builders Refresh Renovations has the answers.

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How to achieve the celebrity house look
Refresh has your renovation project under control

Refresh has your renovation project under control

Renovation projects are notorious for taking longer than originally planned, and are known to frequently go over-budget. Refresh Renovations has formulated processes and software that minimises if not completely eliminating these recurring problems in the industry. Find out more about how Refresh is revolutionising renovations.

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Refresh has your renovation project under control
What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation

Sometimes it can be difficult to make decisions about how to style your home. You may have a good eye for aesthetics, but it can be a good idea to speak to an experienced professional to work with you to create a space that is useful, stylish and timeless. Consider the following tips when putting the finish touches on your home transformation.

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What should I consider when styling my home, pre and post-renovation
Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne

Melbourne homeowners David and Paola had decided that their garage was not being used to its full potential. Seeing the opportunity, they replaced the oversized garage with a two storey brick extension. The aim of the extension was to reduce the total footprint of the dwelling while creating more internal living space, and maximising the outdoor area.

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Recycled brick house extension in Melbourne
How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating

Renovating to sell can be a good way to increase your wealth. You can take advantage of the property market by being strategic with your renovations. Make sure you have a plan, a strict budget and follow these steps and you can create wealth from renovating.

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How to Get Rich Quick by Renovating
Should I renovate my home or move house?

Should I renovate my home or move house?

With house prices continuing to rise and the costs of moving showing no signs of reducing, many homeowners in North Nottinghamshire are looking to remodel their current property and add value in the process.

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Should I renovate my home or move house?
9 Best garage conversion ideas

9 Best garage conversion ideas

An unused garage presents a massive opportunity to create a fresh new space in your home, without major construction costs. Whether it becomes a home gym, home office or entertainment room is really up to you! We've put together the Top 9 most popular garage conversion options that you will want to consider before getting started.

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9 Best garage conversion ideas
Renovation projects in Cambridge

Renovation projects in Cambridge

Cambridge is a good place to take on a renovation project with its high demand in the property market. Things you need to know before you start your renovation can save you time and money.

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Renovation projects in Cambridge