Grand Designs magazine February issue

Grand Designs February 2022 issue preview

Page after page of inspiration and advice to help your project dreams come true

By Karen Stylianides | 21 January 2022

From one man’s battle to build a flood-proof home to design ideas for tiny bathrooms, the Grand Designs February 2022 edition is about self-build and renovation solutions. In other words, there’s no problem too big or too small that can’t be overcome with the right know-how.

To be fair, it often calls for a dollop of determination as well. Take Grand Designer Geoff Wood. This former boxer fought his way through every setback to build his flood proof home in Essex. He refused to be put off by a limited budget, a complex structure and weeks of heavy rainfall. Now he enjoys looking out over the Blackwater Estuary from his first-floor balcony. Read Geoff’s story on page 20.

Grand Designs magazine layout showing a house on the Essex coast

Then there’s the family who fell in love with a plot overlooking woodland and fields. They built a house that captures every view and sits in harmony with its surroundings. It’s an inspiring tale and a beautiful home, see more on page 30.

Grand Designs magazine February layout