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.

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by Hannah Fenton

October 20, 2017

On-screen inspired London terrace basement extension

Film executive Niels Swinkels and his wife Erica took inspiration from on-screen interiors to turn their London terrace into a bright, open home. When film…
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Hotel style bathroom ideas from soak.com

Create a luxury hotel bathroom feel in your home with soak.com's inspiring Hotel Collection.
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Top tips for Renovating your Kitchen in time for Christmas

Update your kitchen in time for Christmas with our top renovating design ideas.
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How to create a well-designed bedroom master suite

Innovative ideas to inspire your ideal bedroom design.
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How to Create an Eco Friendly Kitchen

Learn how to add style and save energy with eco friendly countertops and energy efficient appliances in our guide to creating a green kitchen.
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How to Plan a Smart Lighting System

Planning a self build project? Turn your dream home into one that's smart with our guide to choosing smart lighting systems. We will have...

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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Put warmth at the heart of your home with an Arada stove

Nestled in the Devon countryside, Arada have more than forty years’ experience in manufacturing the ultimate British heating product with a passion for style, state...
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Beautiful Steel Frames

Discover how bespoke windows and doors from Fabco Sanctuary could help transform your home.
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Transform Your Indoor and Outdoor Spaces with Porcelain Tiles

Using continuous materials inside and out will enhance the flow from inside your home to your patio or terrace.
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George Clarke on converting a loft

The architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and The Restoration Man shares his latest tips and ideas.
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Create cutting-edge space with the latest on-trend kitchen designs

We all want our homes to be anything but standard, and nowhere is this illustrated better than the kitchen.

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.