Home Improvements

by Hannah Fenton

July 25, 2017

10 ways to give your period property a modern update

Old Home, New Life. According to the latest figures, 86 per cent of England’s homes were built before 1990. Here are 10 ways to give…
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New build villa in Bloemendaal, Netherlands

Paul and Eugenie de Ruiter's Holland home blends effortlessly into the dunescape with its clean lines and simple palette of dark wood and glass.
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A self-build woodland retreat in Hampshire

An existing building and glorious woodland location inspired architect Tristan Wigfall to create a modern yet sympathetic country home in Hampshire
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Your options for self building your home

We look at the different options – from using a main contractor to hiring a package company or tackling the building work yourself – to...

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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How to maximise natural light in your home

Use architectural features and specialised finishes to maximise natural light in your home.
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5 Reasons to Have a Home Gym Space

Modern life means busy lifestyles for many of us. Everything from work, family commitments and social gatherings can mean that fitness can often take a...
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10 ways to simplify your space

Make every room feel bigger and more harmonious with these practical design ideas – from colour schemes and materials to streamlined storage
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Passive house rural barn in Berkshire

Inspired by a traditional timber barn, Tom Gresford has created a Passivhaus-certified home that sits perfectly in its rural setting.
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Before and after: Remodelled 1960s property in Hampshire

A dated 1960s property in Hampshire has been remodelled to bring it into the 21st century.
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How to create a luxury kitchen on a budget

Clever planning and savvy shopping can create a designer look without blowing the budget.