Home Improvements

by Jenny Mcfarlane

January 17, 2018

A buyer's guide to smart home security systems

Improve the safety of your home and protect your possessions with the latest innovative technology Image: Video Doorbell Pro, £229, Ring The most up-to-date, hi-tech home security…
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Kevin McCloud

Visit award-winning Grand Designs Live 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

A guide to broken-plan living spaces

Broken-plan living is about the clever use of a space, but there are drawbacks, with open-plan areas often proving difficult to heat, as well as...
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Home Improvements

A guide to choosing hard flooring

From marmoleum sheet flooring to composite surfaces, discover the many hard flooring options available for any room in your home.

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

Take a home tour of a courtyard style pool house and studio extension

A dilapidated Georgian villa and a collection of ramshackle outbuildings in Cheshire gave Ben and Jo Morley the chance to create a unique courtyard-style home.
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Self Build Homes

Cleverly concealed self build home in Dartmoor National Park

Architect duo Eilir Sheryn and Frederieke van Ellen built a cleverly concealed home in Dartmoor National Park.
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Home Improvements

Top 5 floor tile trends for 2018

We've rounded up the latest floor tile trends for 2018 which you can incorporate into your flooring renovation project.
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Home Improvements

How to design a kitchen space for entertaining

Getting your kitchen design right is essential – whether you want to incorporate a space for intimate dinners, casual get-togethers or impressive parties.
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Self Build Homes

Affordable self build on a tight plot in Oxford

On a tight plot in Oxford, Kate and Angus' timberframed house is packed with top-notch eco features.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

RIBA House of the Year 2017 winner: 5 design ideas from Caring Wood

In Channel 4's four-part series Grand Designs: House of the Year, architects James MacDonald-Wright and Niall Maxwell were crowned winner's of the RIBA House of...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

RIBA House of the Year 2017: 7 of the most inspiring houses

Grand Designs rounds up the top 7 most inspirational houses longlisted for the RIBA House of the Year 2017.
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Competitions

Win luxury wood flooring from Kahrs Smaland

£2,000 worth of Kahrs Smaland engineered oak flooring is up for grabs for one lucky Grand Designs reader.