While more and more people like light-filled, sociable spaces - they also want privacy and cosy corners. The result is the evolution of broken-plan living
Planning a kitchen makeover? Before you start, follow this guide to help you decide if an island is right for you
What to consider when building a wraparound extension at the back and side of your home.
Super-stylish and practical, wet rooms are the ultimate in showering chic. Read on for tips and advice to achieve the perfect design.
A single-storey extension can add valuable living space and update your home in a way that makes the decision to improve rather than move the right one.
If you’re looking to improve your home, why not invest in window shutters? They create kerb appeal, keep out the cold and work well in any room whether it’s the living room, bedroom or bathroom.
From slim metal spindles to transparent glass panels, choose a balustrade to boost your staircase style.
Clever storage is key to creating a clutter-free kitchen, perfect for cooking or socialising. Here we run through some stylish solutions to common kitchen dilemmas
When you’re looking for some extra storage space and have run out of room indoors, another great option is to get a garage or car port, which is a shelter for a car made up of a roof supported on posts built beside a house.
Whether extending or renovating, you will need to choose a roof tile that creates a long-lasting, weatherproof and attractive covering to your home. Here we look at the pros and cons of slate, clay and concrete products.
From the smoothest, white limestone and marble to textured, dark granite and slate, the design possibilities of stone flooring are endless.
There are a number of things you need to consider when choosing your brickwork, such as colour, texture, laying patterns, mortar choices, building regs and cost.
When it comes to planning building work, how long should you allow for an architect?
New windows can give your home a facelift, make it a more comfortable place to live and boost kerb appeal. Here’s what you should know when choosing new windows.
Ideas to transform old and tired looking driveways – and bring the kerb appeal back to your property.
Running out of space? Kids getting bigger? No more room to extend up or out – what about extending underground?
Summer is here, and with the arrival of brighter days and warmer nights comes an abundance of reasons to spend more time in your garden. Here, Nicky Roeber, Online Horticultural Expert at Wyevale Garden Centres, shares his tips for lighting up your outdoor space so you can spend more time outside in the evening this summer
Are you looking for more space? Building a two-storey extension can transform your home and be an opportunity to update the exterior.
If only there was a magic wand that could achieve marvels and with one wave could make your beautiful new extension miraculously appear. Unfortunately, planning and building a successful home extension requires a lot of preparation, leg work and time. And lots of it.
If you are staying put during a home extension, there are lots of things you can do to minimise the disruption and dust from building work
Can’t decide whether to extend your home or do a loft conversion? Stop going round in circles and read our three-point plan to help you decide if extending upwards or sideways is right for you.
Here are our top tips to help minimise the impact of building work on you and your family.
A well-designed open plan layout can make for a light, spacious and sociable home – but planning is key
Whether you want to extend a Grade II listed barn or modernise a 17th century stone cottage, if the property is on the statutory National Heritage List for England, then you will be subject to additional planning controls.
Case Study - What can you do with a loft full of truss rafters? Loft Conversion Project!
A case study on how one home owner converted his loft - even though it was full of truss rafters
Case Study - A side return kitchen extension
When Antonia and her family moved into their Edwardian semi-detached home in Winchester the kitchen was dark and dated but they saw it had potential.
Case Study - How to save money on an extension or loft conversion project
It is easy to let the costs get out of control when having an extension or loft conversion. Find out how one home owner managed to keep his costs down when carrying out a large extension
Case Study - How to get on with your builder
Having a good working relationship with builders during a building project is vitally important. Find out how one home owner found the best way to work with his builders
Case Study - Kitchen Extension
When graphic designer Ian extended his four-bedroom detached house in Hampshire he turned the “small, cramped and dated” kitchen into a spacious kitchen-diner.