Kevins Column

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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Home Improvements

How to choose outdoor flooring for...

Getting outdoor flooring right will ensure you have a functional, durable space. Find out whether you should choose decking, tiles or stone with this...
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Home Improvements

7 home projects with colourful...

These self-builds and renovations all have something in common - bold colour has been used on a key structural element to bring personality to their...
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Home Improvements

Eco bathrooms: A guide to taps and...

How eco-friendly taps and showers save water and energy without compromising on performance or style. Image: C.P Hart  Reducing water and energy...
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Extensions

Colourful exposed steels uplift...

This architect's home engages with colour and texture to create a space that's a joy to live in.     Image: Will Scott...
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Extensions

Planning a basement extension:...

Considering a spectacular subterranean space to maximise your home’s potential? Dig deep into this guide to planning a basement extension and find out how...
 
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Home Improvements

9 ways to bring light and space to...

Natural light and a sense of space are two of the most desirable traits sought after in a self-build or renovation. Consider these ideas to prioritise...
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Competitions

How to enter Grand Designs Live's...

Calling all interior designers and stylists – here's how you can enter the next Grand Designs Live interior design competition and have your work featured...