Home Improvements

by Hannah Fenton

August 18, 2017

Buyers guide to music and TV entertainment systems

There has never been a better time to upgrade to the latest wireless music systems and high-resolution TV screens. Technology manufacturers have finally started to…

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Every new year brings change, and for you, this is the perfect time to rethink your home and embark on that grand design you’ve been dreaming of. Whether it’s a total new-build, an extension, or you’re simply revamping rooms, we have ideas to try in the February edition.

A highlight this issue – from the TV series – is Mark and Candida Diacono’s fabulous eco-friendly house that combines both traditional and new building methods.

If you want to improve your home, be inspired by Julie and Neil Archer, who gave their fifties house an impressive makeover, while our grand guide has all you need to know about building kit homes from scratch.

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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

End-terrace house extension outwards and upwards

Two new feature staircases link the levels of Marie-Eve Poget and Richard Jones’ end-terrace house, which has been extended outwards and upwards with dramatic effect.
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Self Build Homes

Case study: En suite bathroom design for life

Gavin and Sally Cooke planned ahead when they built their new en suite to suit their visiting parents’ needs.
 
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Home Improvements

George Clarke on creating the illusion of space

George Clarke; The architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and The Restoration Man shares his latest tips and ideas
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Home Improvements

Buyers guide to composite surfaces

Thanks to new technology, man-made materials are now more versatile and durable than ever.
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Self Build Homes

Stunning demolition/new build in North London by Facit Homes

With Anya, Robin and their 4 boys fast outgrowing their house in North London, in order to stay in the area that was ideal for...
 
 
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Home Improvements

Top trends for bathroom surfaces

Fabulous and functional, treat your bathroom to sleek surfaces for a hit of designer style.
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Competitions

Win a luxury front door

Create a bespoke entrance with a customised door from Spitfire Doors
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Home Improvements

Tandoor-i: The World’s First Fully Integrated Tandoor Oven

The world’s first fully integrated tandoor oven for the home kitchen, Tandoor-i is a revolution in home cooking.
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Competitions

Win a contemporary photo collage worth £895

Three lucky readers can win a bespoke piece of art from Life in Squares