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Our most recent renovation advice blog posts
Blog posts sharing tips and advice for anyone taking on a house renovation.
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Why you shouldn’t start your renovation with an architect - do this instead…
Good architects are great at what they do - but to make the most of them you have to do some upfront work first.
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Renovating a house - where to start
Renovating a house and not sure where to start? This step-by-step guide will show you a typical timeline of a renovation so you can prepare and transform your home.
Buying a house to renovate - what to look for
If you're on the market for a fixer upper, or you think one day you'd like to do a renovation project and make a house completely your own, then there's a few points we've learned to look out for along the way.
How to spend your renovation budget wisely - tips on where to spend and where to save
Are you keen to make your renovation budget stretch as far as possible? Yep. We were in the same boat, and so are my clients Nick & Amy. Here’s how I advised them…
Our House Renovation Before and Afters
Get inspired by checking out our favourite before and after shots from our own 1930s house renovation.
How much does a renovation cost?
“How much did your house renovation cost?” is one of the most frequently asked questions Neil and I get. If you’re trying to budget for a house renovation I hope this post helps you budget effectively…
House Survey Types - Which one should you get?
Getting the right information early on can make a huge difference to the success of your property purchase and/or renovation project.
How much does an architect cost?
If you’re trying to work out how much architects charge or if you’re not sure whether you need an architect for your kitchen extension or house renovation, then read this guide. All your questions answered!
My Howdens Kitchen Review
It’s been a few years since we fitted our Howdens kitchen so I thought I’d write a review in case anyone is interested in investing in a Howdens kitchen and is curious about how long they last…
Knocking down an internal wall - what to think about
Knocking down an internal wall can completely change a space, bring in light and create interesting volumes. But before you ask your builder to knock down a wall here’s everything you should think about.
How much does an interior designer cost - and do I need one?
Thinking about handing over your design requirements to an interior designer - read this first.
Home Design Planning - Stop scrolling through Pinterest/Instagram and do this first
Finding it difficult to pin down a vision for your home? This could be why…
We also have a range of guides for different house types:
How to renovate a house <- Read more
Victorian House renovation <- Read more
Edwardian House renovation <- Read more
Bungalow renovation <- Read more
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