Home Improvements

by Hugh Metcalf

August 04, 2020

The Green Homes Grant scheme: how does it work?

With further details released about the Green Homes Grant, find out how you can apply for vouchers for energy saving home improvements, how much you're…
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Extensions

Inside a London home extension inspired by Japanese tea houses

This stylish home extensions takes inspiration from a Japanese Shoji screen
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Grand Designs TV Houses

TV House: Shipping container home in County Derry

The Grand Designs magazine team revisits one of Kevin's favourite self-build projects.
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Home Improvements

5 garden design ideas for steep, sloping plots

These gardens may be located on less-than-ideal gradients, but the designers have celebrated the space with a creative design.
Kevins Column

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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Extensions

Inside a re-imagined London maisonette with a sunken garden

By excavating the garden, these homeowners were able to reimagine their homes internal space.
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Home Improvements

How to create an efficient kitchen layout

Get the layout of your kitchen right and it'll be a joy to spend time and cook in.
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Self Build Homes

New show dates announced for Grand Designs Live London

Due to guidance surrounding COVID 19, Grand Designs Live London has been postponed until 2021.
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Self Build Homes

A sculptural, charred timber work cabin inspired by Wabi Sabi

This architectural garden office, inspired by a sculpture park, looks to create a meditative space for working from home.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

8 Grand Designs TV houses you can book to stay in

These houses, which featured on an episode of Grand Designs, are all available to book a stay at.
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Home Improvements

How to choose the right window shutters for your home

From style to fit, here's how to navigate choosing shutters for your property.
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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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Self Build Homes

5 practical considerations when installing a new driveway

These expert design considerations will help you get the best result when installing a new driveway.
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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?