Home Improvements

by Hannah Fenton

June 23, 2017

Before and after: Natural stone bathroom renovation

Key to this bathroom renovation was an industrial look with fantastic natural stone and a sense of luxury. The first thing Natasha and SamChandler wanted…
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV House exclusive: Transformed Seventies bungalow on the Isle of Wight

Architectural designer Lincoln Miles, who transformed a Seventies bungalow on the Isle of Wight, has now created aseries of innovative dwellings on the island.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV house secrets: self build mews house in London

Building a colourful mews house before gaining planning permission was a risk for architect Ian Hogarth. Is he still a fan of the striking style?...
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Self Build Homes

Waterside chalet home in Germany

A modern twist on the classic chalet, Andrea Dresely’s contemporary waterside home in south-west Germany was created with sustainability in mind.

Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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Extensions

Wrap around basement extension

An enveloping basement extension in Oxford brings dramatic views from all angles.
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Home Improvements

How to transform your bathroom into a luxurious mini spa

Make the most of the latest smart solutions to transform your bathing space into a luxurious mini spa
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV house exclusive Upside-down cedar-clad eco home

Idyllic plot, check. Innovative design, check. Super-eco credentials, check. Natasha Cargill’s Norfolk home from the recent TV series ticked all the right boxes… just
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Home Improvements

An inspirational one stop flooring supplier and installer

Buying flooring isn’t perhaps the most exciting purchase but get it right and it will completely transform any interior.
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Conversions

Half-submerged house in America

Eye catcher, Half-submerged house in America
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Extensions

Change of plan: a new, light-filled extension

How Clare and Gharad reworked the layout of their London home and added a light-filled extension that created a better flow and link to the...
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Competitions

Win a seaside escape to Cornwall worth over £4,000

Spend a week in a Cornish holiday cottage built by Grand Designs designer, Ian Hogarth
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Self Build Homes

Rural self build in Hawick, Scottish borders

Inspired by his fine art degree, Brian Robertson referenced local artists when he and his wife Lesley built their Scottish Borders home.
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Competitions

Win a new slate veneer surface

Lite Stone is giving away £5,000 worth of its best-selling slate veneer