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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Before and after: Natural stone bathroom renovation

Key to this bathroom renovation was an industrial look with fantastic natural stone and a sense of luxury.
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How to transform your bathroom into a luxurious mini spa

Make the most of the latest smart solutions to transform your bathing space into a luxurious mini spa
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An inspirational one stop flooring supplier and installer

Buying flooring isn’t perhaps the most exciting purchase but get it right and it will completely transform any interior.
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Introducing the Laundry Ladder by JULU

The Laundry Ladder is a modern twist on the classic ceiling airer, hanging on your wall and always ready for use.
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George Clarke on the best way to extend your home

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

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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Before and after: Luxury bespoke kitchen on a budget

This kitchen extension needed to deliver a luxury, bespoke feel without exceeding the given budget.
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The key to kerb appeal is in the detail

First impressions count! So, when it comes to your home, the front façade of your property needs to look the part.
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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.
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Combining traditional architecture and contemporary design

Discover how combining traditional architecture with contemporary updates can enhance the character of your home
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A guide to choosing hard flooring

Today’s designs are versatile, low maintenance and available in a range of options – here’s what you need to consider
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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.

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.