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 Gemma Parkes

December 04, 2017

RIBA House of the Year 2017: 7 of the most inspiring houses

From a hand built barn to a castle-like clifftop vista, this selection of projects longlisted for the RIBA House of the Year will inspire your…
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Control your home from your devices with Loxone System

Are you considering automated home installation? The Loxone smart home control system features controls for lighting, heating, security, multi-room audio, blind control, energy management and...
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Peter Womersley Modernist house, Valley Spring

Built in the Sixties and nestled in a wooden dell, Valley Spring is a Modernist masterpiece with the majority of its original features intact.
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9 of the latest stylish bathroom trends for 2018

From mosaic tiling to his-and-hers bathrooms, read our round up of the best and most stylish bathroom trends for 2018.
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Embrace hygge with our buyer's guide to wood burning stoves

From buying a radiant or convection fire to a stove installation ideas, discover our guide to choosing the best wood burning stove for your home.
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How to remodel your bathroom layout to maximise space

If a poorly planned space is getting you down, rethink its design with smart storage and clever fixtures.

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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How to future proof your bathroom

Read our top tips for redesigning your bathroom layout to create a hard-working arrangement that will last for years to come.
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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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Beautiful Steel Frames

Discover how bespoke windows and doors from Fabco Sanctuary could help transform your home.

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.