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stone barn conversion
Well proportioned and full of character, agricultural structures can make attractive residential dwellings. Architect Julian Owen explains why they look like they do
modern single story glazed extension
Get the design of your new glass extension right and you’ll be able to enjoy the space year round, says Ifeoluwa Adedeji
A typical cottage in the Yorkshire Dales
Architect Julian Owen explores how the traditional house styles of northern England evolved
Corian island unit by Kitchens International
Discover a luxury surface that could add the perfect finishing touch to your project - both indoors and out
Aritco 400 home lift ideal for self builders and renovators
Future-proof your self build or renovation project with these lifetime home & lift design tips from Julie Black of Aritco
Self build staircase design idea
Need inspiration for your home's staircase? Look no further than our gallery of fabulous designs
How to design a space saving bathroom
Our advice on how to create a stylish and practical bathroom without compromising space
Space saving en suite shower
Our guide to creating your en suite or Jack & Jill bathroom
Stylish level threshold shower room
Our guide to designing a stylish bathroom that's accessible to every member of your family
Create a chic luxury bathroom
Looking to create a hotel-chic zone? Find everything you need right here in our bathroom design guide


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