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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Home Improvements

How to incorporate awkward structure into your design

Don’t let a nuisance nook or bulky beam thwart your design plans – embrace them with our clever ideas.
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Home Improvements

Buyer's guide to period features

Add character to a contemporary property by reinstating traditional designs.
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Introducing Moda by Cult Furniture

Discover a whole new world of colour, style and adventurous design with the Moda Collection by Cult Furniture.
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Buying guide to underfloor heating

Considering an underfloor heating for your home might raise a lot of questions, we answer them here.
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Home Improvements

Underfloor heating for your dream home – your questions answered

Whether you are renovating your property or building from scratch, Nu-Heat underfloor heating gives you the freedom to enjoy every room.

Kevin McCloud on the connection between buildings and place

Our editor-at-large ponders the relationship between buildings and site, and how it affects our love of them.
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Home Improvements

Buyers guide to smart home security systems

Whatever your project, create peace of mind by planning in a home security smart system at the initial design stage of your build.
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A guide to broken-plan living spaces

Broken-plan living spaces are the new trend for open and sociable living areas.
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Buyer's guide to wallcoverings

Find out the importance of choosing a wallcovering that is influenced by how you use your room.
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Bifold doors or sliding doors?

Whether to choose bifold doors or sliding doors is one of the most common questions we get asked at IDSystems.
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Buyer's guide to glazed doors

Glazed doors are a great way to increase natural light in your home as well as increasing your energy efficiency.
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Home Improvements

Buyer's guide to bricks

Bricks are making a come back! Architects are embracing the versatility and durability of a brick build.

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.