Grand Designs TV Houses

by Gemma Parkes

December 04, 2017

RIBA House of the Year 2017 winner: 5 design ideas from Caring Wood

Steal these innovative designs ideas from this contemporary English country house Photo credit: James Morris Built over 1400 sqm of Kent countryside, Caring Wood is…

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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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Conversions

Victorian townhouse renovation and extension

Clare and Henri Bredenkamp have revived a dilapidated Victorian terrace last used as a university teaching space.
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Home Improvements

Control your home from your devices with Loxone System

Are you considering automated home installation? The Loxone smart home control system features controls for lighting, heating, security, multi-room audio, blind control, energy management and...
 
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Home Improvements

Peter Womersley Modernist house, Valley Spring

Built in the Sixties and nestled in a wooden dell, Valley Spring is a Modernist masterpiece with the majority of its original features intact.
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Home Improvements

9 of the latest stylish bathroom trends for 2018

From mosaic tiling to his-and-hers bathrooms, read our round up of the best and most stylish bathroom trends for 2018.
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Home Improvements

Embrace hygge with our buyer's guide to wood burning stoves

From buying a radiant or convection fire to a stove installation ideas, discover our guide to choosing the best wood burning stove for your home.
 
 
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Self Build Homes

Revolutionary flood-resistant timber self build in Oxfordshire

Joanna and Martin O'Callaghan have built a revolutionary flood-resilient timber home on a tricky site in Oxfordshire.
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Home Improvements

How to remodel your bathroom layout to maximise space

If a poorly planned space is getting you down, rethink its design with smart storage and clever fixtures.
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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.