The Ultimate Guide To House Refurbs


Home refurbishments can be a huge endeavour. Thankfully, we’ve gone to the experts to get you the top tips for every aspect of the home, ensuring your home refurb isn’t just easy but brings the results you’ve been looking for. From kitchens to window dressings, you’ll want to keep reading for the best home refurb advice out there.

Overhaul The Heart Of The Home

The kitchen is without a doubt the heart of the home. Whether it’s used for hosting parties or simply providing the perfect place to create a loving family meal, everyone deserves a stylish and functional kitchen and one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform any kitchen space is with brand new worktops. Worktops not only provide the most useable space in a kitchen but they also offer a great way to change the entire look of a room. 

Whether you’re opting for a traditional or contemporary feel, a new kitchen worktop can inject new life into an outdated kitchen with ease. At The Only Way Is Granite, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of granite and quartz worktops, they suggest deciding what it is you’re looking for in terms of both style and functionality. With this information to hand, it’s much easier to choose your kitchen worktop material.

Both granite and quartz are incredibly tough materials, with granite being completely natural and quartz being a natural stone mixed with a resin compound. Both provide fantastic qualities in terms of heat and stain resistance. While granite may require a little maintenance in terms of annual sealant, it does tend to increase the value of your property, making it a sound investment as well as a beautiful addition to the home. That being said, quartz is a little more durable when it comes to the normal strains and stresses of family life and is super low maintenance (no sealant required). Perhaps the biggest question you need to ask yourself is what look you’re going for? Being a totally natural stone, granite may provide markings and colouring differences in different slabs whereas quartz will look exactly the same from one slab to the next, offering more options in terms of colour and pattern. For more information on new kitchen worktops, simply contact The Only Way Is Granite today on 01277 800 023.

Repair Instead Of Replace

If a new kitchen worktop is out of the question, then perhaps a few worktop repairs could be the perfect option to transform your current countertop and make it look as good as new? At Total Tops, suppliers of bespoke kitchen worktops in the South Of England, they know only too well that kitchen worktops, no matter how tough, fall victim to damage every now and then. The kitchen is a high traffic area with meals being cooked daily as well as visitors placing glasses and cups on the side. Throw in sharp utensils and its no wonder the odd scratch or chip can happen.

With wear and tear over time, the sparkle that once made your kitchen worktop shine can be lost. With the help of Total Tops however, you can gain that sparkle back and rid your kitchen of those hideous dents, chips and more. With their professional worktop repair services, your kitchen worktop can easily be returned back to its former glory and give your kitchen that wow factor once again. Our worktops are a large part of our homes so when referring on a budget, something as simple as a worktop repair service can give you the opportunity to transform the look of your entire kitchen without actually having to replace one single item. If you’d like more information on repair services such as this, simply contact Total Tops today on 01787 844 663. 

Clean Up That Bathroom

Moving on from the kitchen, the bathroom is yet another highly used room that pays to be kept well looked after. The bathroom however, can be a difficult room to refurb, especially if you aren’t lucky enough to have a separate toilet in the house. That’s why one of our biggest tips with regards to bathrooms is to ensure you have experts on hand who’ll make the whole process as smooth as possible. 

Whether it simply looks dated or is in serious need of refurbishment, we know you’ll be able to make your vision a reality, regardless of budget, with the incredible bunch at Matter Designs. Matter Designs have been transforming homes for a number of years and creating bespoke bathrooms is just one of their specialities. From bespoke suites and cabinetry to high-quality products carefully selected by their team, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Matter Designs are famed for working with you from the very beginning right the way through to the big reveal. Whatever vision you have floating around in your head, they’ll do whatever it takes to design and manufacture it exactly. Having a professional team when refurbishing your bathroom will also mean they’ll have the knowledge to show you what can work and what simply won’t. Having experts on hand with the experience to steer you in the right direction will be priceless, especially when it comes to refurbishing one fo the most heavily used rooms in your home. Whether you’re looking for a traditional bathroom or a forward thinking contemporary space in which you and your household can get ready in with ease each morning, Matter Designs will help you create it. Call them today on 01268 833836 and make the best decision yet in your home refurb journey. 

Rest Your Head In Style

Once you’ve dealt with the two most heavily used rooms in the home, it’s time to move on to a room that you actually spend more time in than you realise. It’s probably fair to say that we spend a good third of our lifetime in our bedrooms. While it isn’t a kitchen or a bathroom that’s used as heavily, having a comfortable and stylish bedroom is just as important for our own wellbeing to ensure a good night’s sleep. 

Andrew Nicolas, providers of bespoke interior design services in Essex, know the importance of not only a stylish bedroom, be it traditionally styled or contemporary but they also realise the importance of a well functioning bedroom. One of their biggest tips in terms of bedroom refurbs is to utilise every inch of space possible. Andrew Nicolas provide amazing design services, specialising in fitted wardrobes that allow you to take advantage of every inch within even the toughest spaced rooms. 

From corners to recesses and of course, eaves, fitted wardrobes could bring a whole new dimension into any room by adding storage and space all in one go. If you’d like more information on Andrew Nicolas Interiors and how their team could create a bedroom to end all bedrooms, simply contact them today on 01245 697552. Your bedroom refurb is only one part of an entire home refurb but it’s an incredibly important one so it pays to have the experts on hand. 

Finishing Touches With Quality Window Dressings

Last but most certainly not least we have one of the best ways to give your home the ultimate overhaul. Think minimum effort and maximum impact. With the addition of window shutters in your home, you skip the costly and hugely disruptive processes such as moving walls, ripping out kitchens and of course, having to run to the gym to use their showering facilities. Despite the lack of disruption however, the impact that made to measure window shutters can have is unbelievable. What’s more, there’s so much scope to be creative. You can choose a shutter option that not only suits your style of living but also a style of shutter that complements your home decor. 

Diamond Window Shutters, a window shutter specialist based in South East London provide home assessments to get a better idea of the windows their shutters will be manufactured for as well as the house and its particular needs. They’ll also spend time with each client discussing the needs and expectations to ensure they deliver exactly what’s required. Their shutters are available made to measure to create a window shutter that not only looks great but functions to the best standards possible. From noise reduction to light control, additional security and of course improved insulation, the benefits of quality window shutters are endless; so really the question is – why wouldn’t you have window shutters? For more information on Diamond Window Shutters, the providers of the perfect finishing touch for any home refurb, simply contact them today on 020 83022447.