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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Buyers guide to music and TV entertainment systems

There has never been a better time to upgrade to the latest wireless music systems and high-resolution TV screens.
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George Clarke on creating the illusion of space

George Clarke; The architect and presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces and The Restoration Man shares his latest tips and ideas
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Buyers guide to composite surfaces

Thanks to new technology, man-made materials are now more versatile and durable than ever.
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Top trends for bathroom surfaces

Fabulous and functional, treat your bathroom to sleek surfaces for a hit of designer style.

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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Tandoor-i: The World’s First Fully Integrated Tandoor Oven

The world’s first fully integrated tandoor oven for the home kitchen, Tandoor-i is a revolution in home cooking.
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10 ways to give your period property a modern update

According to the latest figures, 86 per cent of England’s homes were built before 1990. Here are 10 ways to give your period property a...
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How to maximise natural light in your home

Use architectural features and specialised finishes to maximise natural light in your home.
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5 Reasons to Have a Home Gym Space

Modern life means busy lifestyles for many of us. Everything from work, family commitments and social gatherings can mean that fitness can often take a...
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10 ways to simplify your space

Make every room feel bigger and more harmonious with these practical design ideas – from colour schemes and materials to streamlined storage
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How to create a luxury kitchen on a budget

Clever planning and savvy shopping can create a designer look without blowing the budget.

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.