Home Improvements

by Paula Woods

June 04, 2020

Why an open-plan kitchen design can improve your wellbeing

A well-planned kitchen that opens up to a glorious outdoor space is a route to relaxed living.  Image: Kitchen Architecture  Whether a new-build or renovation,…
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Self Build Homes

What is a turnkey self-build home?

Explore the idea of these hands-off self-builds, where a single company has taken the project from concept to completion
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Blackdown Hills: A unique self-build influenced by natural geometry

Taking inspiration from natural instances of the golden ratio, this spiral home, featured on Grand Designs in 2017, is a memorable self-build.
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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Home Improvements

How to successfully landscape a garden

Get a landscape gardener on board to design a stylish and functional outdoor space.
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Self Build Homes

Glazing: how to add natural light to your home

Create a space filled with light by choosing the right mix of windows, doors and fixed glazing.
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Self Build Homes

Explore this re-imagined oast house in Kent

A creative self-build inspired by Kent’s iconic hop-drying towers made use of local skills to create a cosy family home.
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Home Improvements

Outdoor lighting: what you need to know

Install lighting in your garden for a functional, beautiful space after dark.
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Home Improvements

Buyer's guide: eco-friendly paint

Be mindful when choosing a paint brand for your next project. Take a look at our buyer's guide to eco-friendly finishes.
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Self Build Homes

IKEA's modular housing comes to the UK

This collaborative concept imported from Scandinavia will offer wellbeing-focussed affordable housing.
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Competitions

Win a project consultation with Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live

A unique chance to talk to Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud about your self-build or renovation project.
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Home Improvements

Bifold doors or sliding doors: which is right for my project?

Whether to choose bifold doors or sliding doors is one of the most common queries when choosing glazing for a home renovation or self-build.
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Competitions

How to enter Grand Designs Live's interior design competition

If you're an interior designer or stylist looking to showcase your talents, why not enter this Grand Designs Live competition?