Home Improvements

We’re a nation obsessed with updating our houses. So make sure you equip yourself with expert advice from Grand Designs when it comes to your own home renovation project, whether it’s remodelling your bathroom, redesigning your kitchen, revamping your bedroom, or adding those finishing touches.

Home Improvements

by Gemma Parkes

April 17, 2018

5 clever tricks to make your bathroom seem bigger

Create the illusion of a big bathroom with these smart space saving ideas Image: Utopia Bathrooms If your bathroom is particularly small, it can feel…
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5 contemporary shower designs to suit every space

From walk in showers to corner showers, we reveal our top 5 savvy shower ideas for small bathrooms.
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BioLPG from Calor: The greener gas for off-grid self-builds

Ensure your self-build project is eco-friendly, cleaner and greener, with the launch of UK’s first BioLPG fuel supply, available exclusively from Calor.
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Utilising only sustainable materials for the perfect Baufritz home

Discover just how Baufritz build a cost-effective, low energy home from utilising only sustainable building materials.
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Update your garden with practical hard working composite boards

Update your garden with smart decking that has the look and feel of natural timber.
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7 smart home tech solutions to make life easier

We round 7 of the best smart home technologies making your life easier.

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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The moment you operate a Schueco sliding door you know you're dealing with quality

Years of experience and close attention to design detailing
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Renovate your home with slimline replacement windows and doors by Met Therm

Renovate your home with secure, stylish, slimline replacement windows and doors from Met Therm.
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8 top kitchen trends for 2018

From matt cabinet finishes to hidden extractors fans, these are the top kitchen design trends for 2018.
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Schueco UK announces new range of superior sliding doors

Schueco UK announces new range of superior sliding doors that are ideal for high-specification residential properties.
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Clever small bathroom design ideas to save space

From savvy storage ideas, to compact fittings and units, we round up the ways to design your small bathroom to maximise the space.
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A buyer's guide to smart home security systems

From types of new security systems, to how to choose the right one for you, read our guide to buying a system that will keep...

In the UK we are investing more and more time and money on home improvements to maintain the appearance of our houses inside and out, keep our interior style on-trend, and ensure that our properties are equipped with the latest eco-friendly or money-saving technology.

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Home improvements is a broad term that covers a whole host of building and decorating projects. From remodelling your kitchen to refurbishing your bathroom, adding an en suite or creating more storage space, these renovation projects will not only enhance your living environment but also add value to your property. Re-painting, decorating and adding finishing touches to any room is a relatively cheaper home improvement option that will modernise and freshen up your interiors as well as make your house more appealing on the house buying market. If your budget can stretch to it, a simple installation such as flooring, kitchen surfaces or a new staircase can help give your interiors even more impact. Externally, there are a number of improvements you can make to your property to make it more desirable, including roofing, guttering, lighting and landscaping.

Installing solar panels, investing in insulation and renewable heating options can help increase your home efficiency and cut your energy costs. Or perhaps you want to weigh up the benefits of underfloor heating against installing a fireplace or adding a wood burning stove. In every case, it’s important that when planning your own home improvement project that you plan and budget properly, and utilise all avenues available to help your budget stretch.