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Kate Sandhu

Home of simple, no nonsense renovation advice.
Saving you time, money & a whole bunch of worry!

Clueless to confident

No nonsense renovation advice – reach your home reno in a home run!

Stressed to savvy

No nonsense renovation advice – reach your home reno in a home run!

Kate Sandhu

Are you desperate to get stuck into a reno but aren’t sure where to start?

Are you worried about taking on dodgy tradies but not sure which questions to ask?

Do you feel overwhelmed, in a spin, a little clueless and scared about spending all of your savings without getting the results you want?

If the answer to any of these is yes then HOORAY, you’re in the right place!

I believe creating your dream home should be incredible, so I help busy beginner renovators go from feeling confused and in crisis to confident and in control, saving a ton of time and money in the process, through simple, easy, supportive and fun renovation courses and consultations. I’ve already helped thousands of people through their renovation via my tips and advice and I’d love to help you too!

A bit about me.

Hi, I’m Kate Sandhu

Thank you for stopping by! I’m Kate, founder of Kate Sandhu Renovation, the Instagram account @renovatelikekate and The Beginner Renovators Club. I have a Masters in Management, 15 years’ experience in project management and renovations and have already helped thousands of newbie renovators with renovation advice, so you’re in the right place!

I come from a family of serial renovators, builders and architects and grew up in mid-renovated period properties, so I guess you could say that renovation is in my blood! I know first hand that the world of renovation is at best confusing and at worst downright daunting (think cowboy builders and being left with a hole in my house) and I want to change that because I believe that renovation can change your life and open so many doors!

So, I’ve brought together all of my personal experience plus my family knowledge to teach beginner renovators how to design, plan and manage their renovations with confidence, keeping to timeframes and saving thousands in the process; all with simple talk, no jargon and even some fun thrown in!

As Featured In…

I work as an expert renovation blogger for Realhomes.com, writing about all things renovation and DIY. You can find my articles here

How to

Work With Me

Find out more about the ways in which we can work together below. I offer a range of options from Power Hours, 1:1 coaching packs, group courses and more. You can book a 15 minute (no obligation) Discovery call to chat about any worries you have and see if I can help!

A 60 minute one to one session via Zoom, providing bespoke, expert advice and support.

Ask anything that you like; I’ll review the things you want to cover in advance, making sure you get the most out of our time together.

During the session I’ll take notes and actions so you can focus on being in the moment and getting the most from the advice!

A course for anyone starting out on a renovation but not sure where to begin. Six modules that take you through everything you need to know about preparing for and going through the renovation process, giving you the confidence to ask those critical questions, manage your money, stay on top of timings and save thousands in the process.  

Lifetime access to the course, templates and checklists as well as access to all future updates so you can use for multiple renovations!

Expert advice.

Access to mastermind sessions with me and the rest of the cohort where you can ask for support, advice and guidance plus a collaborative and supportive Facebook group with your cohort, giving you real-time peer to peer advice at your fingertips!

Plus you get a 14 day money back guarantee!

Your one stop shop for everything you need to know about project managing your renovation yourself and saving up to 20% of your renovation cost.

As well as the Beginner Renovators Bible you will get expert advice and tools to enable you to manage your renovation from start to finish and save thousands of pounds in the process!

Coming soon! Contact me to get onto the waitlist and qualify for a free bonus! 

Book a discovery call

Not sure which, if any is right for you? No dramas, let’s have a quick chat and work it out and if I don’t think I can help, I’ll let you know that too and try to direct you to someone else who can!

Don’t just take my word for it.

Words from happy clients


I just want to say thank you so much for the hard work you put into this course. It’s absolutely invaluable and hasn’t just helped with planning, it’s provided a whole foundation of calm and clarity that I think I’d probably have gone to pieces without.  Thank you!

Hannah Waterman - Beginner Renovator's Bible 2022

Before starting the course, I felt really overwhelmed. Although I had renovated my previous home, I hadn’t done anything structural. This course has given me knowledge and more confidence to approach tradespeople, understand better what I need and that I need to take my time in preparation. Kate is really knowledgeable and delivers information in a way that is understandable, she is approachable and supportive. I’m not quite sure where I would have started if it wasn’t for this course.

Melanie Coates @melshousetohome The Beginner Renovator's Bible 2022


Thank you Kate, for these and the timely delivery! We love them – they come across as warm, approachable and with a sincerity we love. We just wanted to say…. Wonderful! You have been a real dream to work with, thank you

Jenny Hogan, Group Account Director, SUNDAY PR agency (RICS campaign)


The way Kate sees every project is like a breath of fresh air. Always taking into account the space, the goal and of course the time and effort each renovation could take to ultimately produce and share such useful, handy and inspirational tips for her followers. The transformation ideas from Kate always manage to spark instant inspiration!

Kate Mendez, Senior Account Manager, Halpern (UNCLE room transformation campaign)


Kate is a very knowledgeable, DIYer who is clearly passionate about home decor and renovation! She’s always full of ideas, and ready to inform and inspire others to take on their own home improvement projects. Kate is great to work with, always delivering blogs on time and to brief!

Camille Dubuis-Welch, Deputy Editor, Real Homes

Are You A Business Needing:

Blog or content support?


Blogs are tricky, time consuming and stressful little blighters but they can be super valuable to your brand and drive masses of traffic to your site.

Don’t sweat the small stuff, let me take that off your hands so you can focus on the big gigs.

First, we’ll have a chat about what you’re really looking for and how you’d like your ‘voice’ to come across and then I’ll get cracking!

The cost per blog is from £250 for around 1000 words.

Content creation

As a professional content creator, I create high resolution imagery and video, including how-to’s, advice and styling videos. You’ll get access to crisp and clear imagery and a wide range of fun and creative video techniques and editing for publishing either on your own channels or on my @renovatelikekate social platforms too! I’ve photographed furniture, lighting, DIY and decorating projects and entire room transformations as well as having filmed expert advice relating to the house move and renovation process. I produce static posts, carousels, reels and story content across Instagram and Tik Tok.

I have worked with many large brands including Wickes, Morrisons, Graham and Brown, RICS and Renovation Plan insurance. 

Free Gift!

10 tips to avoid cowboy builders & find the renovation team of your dreams!

Go from confused to confident with my free guide talking you through the top 10 things you MUST do when searching for the right builder to save time, stress & money!

Hire the house!

Our home is available for hire for video and stills shoots. A six bedroom, three bathroom Georgian period, Detached farm house based in a small village in South Leicestershire. The interior style is a mix of traditional decor and modern elements. The house has many original features including, Minton flooring, original floorboards, coving, and panelling in various rooms with a working open fire in the living room and dining room. There is a pool and a hot tub as well as off road parking and a large garden with views of the countryside.

Take a read of

the blog

Yes, that is a hole in my house

' When I look back to our last renovation now I honestly can’t believe what we lived through. I know that sounds dramatic, and candidly, if the worst we’ve had thrown at us is a house renovation then it can’t be too bad right? But it was so so tough. We really wanted...

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To renovate or not, that is the question!

To be honest, it was never really a question for us, my parents have been doing up our houses since I can remember, we’ve always lived in period properties that they have pulled apart and between them can basically build anything so when we decided to sell our new...

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Who are you to talk?!

So, why is a woman in her mid (ok late) 30’s talking about renovations?!  Because its my passion and I know what I’m talking about. I've lived and breathed renovations since I can remember and I’ve got the life lessons to prove it. I’m from Warrington, a salt of the...

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Kate Sandhu Renovation, Unit 106121, PO Box 6945, London, W1A 6US

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