Home Improvements

by Andrea Manley

May 27, 2020

Buyer's guide: eco-friendly paint

Get the perfect colour and great coverage, while safeguarding your health and the planet.    Image: Earthborn Natural, organic, green and eco-friendly are all terms…
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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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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.
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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Home Improvements

How to choose an interior designer for your project

If you're in need of an interior designer to assist with your next project, here's how to go about choosing the right one.
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Home Improvements

Design your own architectural Bee Home for the garden

Try this clever software to design and fabricate your own architectural bee habitat for the garden.
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Home Improvements

How to create a broken-plan kitchen scheme

Brokenplan kitchens take the benefits of openplan, but use dividing design tricks to create functional, comfortable spaces.
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Extensions

A two-storey extension with an optical illusion 'floating' pod

Explore this creative two-storey extension which uses an exterior cladding as a decorative finish inside.
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Home Improvements

6 creative design ideas for formal living rooms

Design a formal living room as part of a self-build to separate family time from more formal occasions.
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Self Build Homes

How to choose windows and doors for an eco-friendly home

Discover how to make an environmentally-friendly choice for doors and windows, from energy efficient glazing to sustainable materials.
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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

Grand Designs Live from Home: Instagram series timetable

Pop these dates for the new Grand Designs Live from Home Instagram series into your diary. Here's what our expert guests will be covering...
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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?