Home Improvements

by Hugh Metcalf

April 03, 2020

7 painting and decorating tips for your home renovation

If you usually leave painting and decorating to the professionals, now could be a good chance to make up time lost during social distancing and…
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Extensions

Take a look at the modern transformation of this 1930s home

Discover how architect Sean Ronnie Hill exploited permitted development rights in this 1930s self-build transformation.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

8 of the best Grand Designs episodes to watch while self-isolating

Need some episodes to add to your watching queue? The Grand Designs magazine team pick some of their favourite ever episodes.
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Self Build Homes

Completing your build: what does snagging mean?

If you're nearly completed on your build project, get to know what you can expect from the snagging process.
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 design a stylish and functional family bathroom

Achieve a stylish and functional family bathroom by following these practical design ideas.
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Self Build Homes

Kitchen inspiration: an ode to oak in a coastal New Zealand self-build

This inspiring kitchen space uses oak in an intriguing way to highlight the beautiful views of the New Zealand coast.
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Self Build Homes

4 of the best TED Talks about homes and architecture

These TED Talks by world globally revered architects are the perfect way to wile away a few spare minutes.
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Home Improvements

Scandi-style in reclining seats

Combining timeless style with incredible functionality, a new breed of reclining seats are clamouring for a place in your design-led home
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Self Build Homes

How to resolve conflicts with your builder

Here are some practical tips on how to resolve conflicts with your builder over outstanding work.
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Self Build Homes

5 inspiring garden office builds for working from home

Considering a self-build office in your garden? These 5 projects serve up some brilliantly inspiring ideas.
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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

How to plan for your dream self-build

Take this time to carefully consider and plan your future self-build. Here are a few essential top planning tips.
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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?