Home Improvements – May 2018 – Issue 275


Home Improvements Special

Over 32 pages we bring you expert advice and inspiration on extending and renovating your home.


Inside this special:

  • Make the Home You Love  – Advice from Fiona McPhillips’ brand new book.
  • Extend & Deliver – Get inspired by these extensions!
  • Ask the Expert – Architect Des Ewing’s advice on extending.
  • Shine a Light – Roof windows make all the difference.
  • Going Underground – Create an underfloor wine cellar.
  • Traditional Beauty – Show your old sash windows some love.
  • Pave the Way – A look at armapath.
  • Complete the Look – A guide to painting the rooms of your home.

We focus on extensions, with lots of inspiration and information on what you need to know to get started. An extension means improving what you already have, without the hassle of having to move home. There are lots of things to consider though, and hopefully you will find yourself more in the know after reading our pages. We share an extract from Fiona McPhillips fantastic new book, Make the Home You Love, which is a gold mine of information on going about extending and renovating your home. We also seek expert advice from architect Des Ewing, who gives his invaluable input on extending your home and current trends. Looking toward the windows in your home, they are often something you don’t put much thought into until it comes to needing new ones! Velux offer their advice on having roof windows installed, and things to consider and where might be the best place for them in your new extension. Fairco, on the other hand, tell us how you can revamp your old sash windows, giving them a new lease of life.

For something a bit different, we take a look at the increasing popularity of installed wine cellars, perfect for those wine lovers that lack the space for their growing collection. You can have a wine cellar installed into any ground floor room! Last but not least in our home improvements feature, Little Greene give us a guide on how to go about painting the rooms in your home. Painting can completely change the look with little cost involved, or it can simply offer a nice refresh.

Read more in the May issue…


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  1. The home featured in the image is idyllic. It is perfect in every sense. I would love to have glass from floor to ceiling and to be able to step out into a lush garden like that.