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7 London and commuter-belt housing schemes win at top UK design awards

Hidden nuclear bunkers, wayfinding for dementia patients and homes with slashed energy bills dominate the awards

Interiors

How to use fabric in your home furnishings whatever your budget

Fabrics can be your friend and help give furnishings an easy but eye-catching update

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Neighbours and maths errors jeopardise flint-box home on Grand Designs

Presenter Kevin McCloud describes the home design as a ‘rude awakening’ for its leafy Hertfordshire street

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Ambitious couple attempt concrete spaceship build on new Grand Designs

A naval captain attempts to build a sunken concrete spaceship on an ancient ‘hillfort’ in the latest episode.

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Meet the couple who broke every renovation rule (and paid the price)

Layla Pouri and Alex Gill learnt the hard way that a dramatic renovation is no sure way to turn a profit. Here they reveal what not to do — and why they’re happy they did it anyway

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10 striking London homes to visit at Open House Festival this month

We asked insider Zoë Cave what not to miss at the 30th anniversary celebration of London’s housing and architecture

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Kent couple swap asbestos shack for futuristic home delivered by crane

A shabby post-war prefab is replaced with a twisted metal, modular home on Grand Designs. Is this the future of home building?

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Rising energy bills: Should I fix my energy tariff before costs go up?

To fix or not to fix? Here’s what you need to know about energy tariffs.

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Meet the woman working to combat London’s furniture poverty

Emily Wheeler runs Furnishing Futures, an initiative which furnishes the homes of domestic abuse survivors who cannot afford essential items.

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Paris’ concept-defining design hotel still ticks all the right boxes

An affordable stay in pricey Paris in a neighbourhood where you can live like a local

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The household appliances that are secretly raising your energy bills

Rising energy costs are forcing us to look more closely at our bills — here are some of the lockdown-fuelled purchases that might be costing more than you’d expect.

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How to furnish your home for free, from your bathroom to your kitchen

From sofas to hobs, you don’t need to buy new to revamp your space. Three people who furnished their homes for next to nothing share their secrets

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What to do if your new furniture delivery is delayed

Things may be improving, but customers are still facing long lead times for furniture, as well as delays. Here’s how to avoid it.

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Treehouse Hotel London celebrates its partnership with Cath Kidston

Guests at the hotel this summer will receive a British Summer Essentials Kit, with Cath Kidston products.

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Inside a crumbling French farmhouse reno ‘not for the faint-hearted’

When Benji Lewis first visited the 18th-century farmhouse, it was in a state of disrepair, but when they opened the shutters and the light flooded in, he was charmed.

Luxury

Design hotspot: The Laslett hotel is London’s chicest ‘home from home’

Whether it’s for a speedy morning meeting or a Carnival brunch blow-out, The Laslett Hotel’s new terrace is a hidden gem. And the rooms are worth checking out, too.

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Checkmate: chequerboard homewares in fruity summer shades

It’s hip to be square: chequerboard just got summer-ready with a candy-coloured refresh

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Where to buy original art for less — and how to hang it perfectly

London’s best galleries, websites and auction houses for buying affordable original art for your home

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‘How an inventive extension helped turn my home into an art gallery’

Gallerist Katherine Oliver wanted more than just a new kitchen — she needed somewhere to display art, too. Explore her new living space, complete with concealed picture hanging system

Luxury

“Extraordinary” lighthouse on ‘saddest ever’ Grand Designs on sale

After a tumultuous 10-year build, “spectacular” Chesil Cliff House is finally on sale.

Interiors

‘Theatrical’ Egyptian revival commuter home goes on sale for £2.5m

Christopher McCall, a Chancery QC, and his wife Henrietta, an Egyptologist, commissioned postmodern architect John Outram to create their unique home.

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How to keep your home cool on warm, muggy days

While temperatures soar, here are easy-to-follow, effective ways to cool down your home.

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London’s coolest interior designers’ smart decor hacks for under £100

London’s most exciting designers share the best buys and tricks of the trade that cost less than you might think.

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‘I love the sunshine but London homes must be built to beat the heat’

We need to future-proof our buildings against extreme weather

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Holiday in peril? Bring the va va voom home on Bastille Day and beyond

Summer holiday in peril? Our French edit will bring the va va voom to your table this Bastille Day and beyond. Bon appétit!

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The six London homes in the running to be named House of the Year 2022

Of the 20 homes longlisted for House of the Year 2022, six are dotted across the capital. We take a tour.

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How to channel the Bloomsbury Set aesthetic in home interiors

Phoebe McDowell decorates a room of her own with Bloomsbury Group-inspired homewares. If it’s good enough for Kim Jones at Dior...

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Top London restaurant designer on adding luxury to small interiors

No flat is too small for opulence, says the interior designer behind some of London’s most stylish restaurants. Here’s how to create a glamorous atmosphere in even the smallest city flat

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‘How we turned two tired Dalston flats into a Technicolor dream home’

An architect friend was this couple’s secret weapon when reuniting a converted Victorian townhouse to make their kaleidoscopic dream home

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How to get rid of clothes-eating moths - for good

It’s moth season, and they’re wreaking havoc on our woollen jumpers and furniture. Here’s how to get rid of them — once and for all.

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Paint effects: the DIY novice’s secret weapon for flair on a budget

Paint effects are the DIY novice’s secret weapon for adding flair on a budget

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Our extension was craned in turning a poky studio into an airy one-bed

Building their new extension off-site shaved weeks off Christian Brailey and Faye Johnson’s mammoth renovation — and kept the new neighbours on side

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Colourful, one-off accessories to add character to your home interiors

The striking home accessories to buy to make a house — or flat — a home.

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Top eco-friendly home improvements, from kitchens to outdoor decking

The post-pandemic appetite for home improvements is still going strong - here are some ways to do it more sustainably

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‘We turned a rabbit warren into our dream home with a pink kitchen’

Richard Sorger and Gareth Williams waited 12 years to renovate their Dalston house, turning a rabbit warren of rooms into an open plan home

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Under the sea: this season’s chicest coral-themed homewares

Eleanor Cording-Booth heads under the sea for homeware featuring this season’s chicest motif.