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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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Home Improvements

Space saving sliding doors for small rooms from IronmongeryDirect

IronmongeryDirect have developed a range of stunning, space saving interior sliding doors. Read on to find out how they can help you maximise small rooms...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Unique Grand Designs TV houses you can stay in

From an underground home in London, to a unusual cave house in complete secluded countryside, we round up the Grand Designs TV houses featured on...
 
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Grand Designs TV Houses

The most unusual Grand Designs TV houses

Every Grand Designs TV house is amazing in its own right but we’ve managed to pick out some of the more quirky that have appeared...
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Conversions

Converting a unique building into a stylish home

From getting permitted development rights to what buildings make good conversions, read our guide to converting a unusual building like a barn, church or factory.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

RIBA House of the Year 2017's architects reveal their sustainable home design secrets

Grand Designs talks exclusively to the architects behind the Caring Wood project, which was crowned the RIBA House of the 2017. James Macdonald Wright and...
 
 
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Conversions

Conversion ideas from real homes

Whether you want to an extra bedroom, new kitchen area or just more living space, a loft conversion is a great way to renovate. Get...
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Self Build Homes

Self build house kits: a buyer's guide

From how much a self build kit home costs to choosing prefabricated kit home manufacturers, read our guide to self building a modular home.
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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.