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Real Homes January 2020

Real Homes magazine brings you all the home improvement ideas and advice you'll need for your own project. Every issue is filled with expert tips and amazing before and after images of real home transformations, giving you plenty of inspiration for your own extension, renovation or redecoration project. Whether you're looking for the latest on-trend buys for every room in your home, practical advice about project planning and budgets, or in-depth case studies detailing everything from kitchen extensions to loft conversions, Real Homes magazine provides you with everything you need to make your dream home a reality.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Issues

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2 min.
from the editor

There’s nothing like a good ‘wow’ moment when you walk into someone’s house for the first time after they’ve completed a renovation or extension, is there? So one of the best parts of my job is getting to visit some of the amazing homes we feature on the pages of the magazine, and being continually awed by kitchen extensions, open-plan layouts and amazing loft conversions. For that reason, our annual awards scheme is a highlight of my year. I enjoy poring over the entries we receive with the rest of the Real Homes team, each of us championing our own favourites. This year was no exception. We loved seeing all of the before and after photographs, and delving into the stories behind the projects. I’m thrilled that we’ve also made our awards…

1 min.
real homes

EDITORIAL Editor Beth Murton Assistant Editor Alison Jones Features Editor Ellen Finch Style Editor Anna Morley Deputy Style Editor Amelia Smith realhomes@futurenet.com 01527 834456 ART Head of Art Billy Peel Senior Art Editor Emily Smith Art Editor Karen Lawson REALHOMES.COM Editor in Chief Lucy Searle Associate Editor Lindsey Davis Staff Writers Annie Collyer, Anna Cottrell, Hebe Hatton and Emily Shaw realhomesdigital@futurenet.com BRAND DEVELOPMENT Brand Development Editor Laura Crombie Video Producer Matt Gibbs ADVERTISING AND EXHIBITIONS SALES Commercial Director Clare Dove clare.dove@futurenet.com Group Media Director Mark Wright mark.wright@futurenet.com Strategic Partnership Director Jackie Sanders jackie.sanders@futurenet.com 01527 834426 Print Sales Manager Rebecca Vincze rebecca.vincze@futurenet.com Digital Sales Manager Kelly James kelly.james@futurenet.com Exhibitions Sales Director Hellen Roche hellen.roche@futurenet.com INTERNATIONAL International Licensing Director Matt Ellis matt.ellis@futurenet.com SUBSCRIPTIONS Director of Acquisitions Sharon Todd CIRCULATION Head of Newstrade Tim Mathers PRODUCTION Head of Production Mark Constance Production Project Manager Clare Scott Advertising Production Manager Joanne Crosby Digital Editions Controller Jason Hudson Production Manager Vivienne Calvert MANAGEMENT Brand Director Paul Newman Content Director Jason…

3 min.
news

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1 min.
create your own hanging garden

You’ll need: A flat wire memo board Wooden crates (we used three) House plants in sealed pots to prevent leakage Roll of tan/fake leather with a thickness of 5cm Six leather screw brass rivets A utility knife Step one Lay your wire memo board flat so you can plan how you want your crates to sit. Step two Thread the leather roll around the crate, and loop it behind the wire rack to get the desired length and height. Next, overlap both ends of the straps by a good 5cm, cut off the excess with a utility knife. Repeat this step twice for each crate. Step three Using the hole punch pliers, punch a hole into the centre where the leather straps meet. Then secure the straps using one of the screw rivets. Repeat this process…

1 min.
five of the best subscriptions

With Papergang, you’ll get uber-cool desk accessories and stationery designed with different artists. It’s £14 per month Real Homes magazine subscription. Monthly interior inspiration sent direct to you for £14.99 for six months. See page 10 for details Bloombox Club was started by a doctor of psychology who knew the uplifting effect of plants. Prices start at £35 including a pot Bloom & Wild delivers a surprise flower bouquet through your letterbox every week, fortnight or month. Pay from £60 for three months of flowers Iggy Box is a multi-brand candle subscription service. Get yourself glowing from £12.95 for ‘The Little One’…

1 min.
# nowtrending

‘TIS THE SEASON Take off your headphones and you can almost hear the sleigh bells ringing: Christmas is here! From gift guides and last-minute present ideas to Boxing Day sales, find all your festive inspiration on our website. Brunswick tree, £199, and assorted decorations, from £2, all John Lewis & Partners. realhomes.com/ tag/christmas STEP INSIDE Who doesn’t love having a nosey around other people’s homes? The Real Homes Show has had a revamp and we’ll be sharing expert renovation advice direct from our favourite spaces. From airy kitchen extensions to glamorous lofts, put your feet up and be inspired at realhomes.com/tv DEALS GALORE We’ll be keeping you updated on all things Black Friday, Cyber Monday and beyond as we delve into the biggest retail events of the year. We’ll be covering every bargain in the…