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Real Homes March 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.

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United Kingdom
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2 min.
from the editor

Our bathroom was one of the most difficult spaces we had to design when renovating our house. Originally two separate rooms with a WC and basin in one, and a bath and basin in the other (all in a delectable shade of 1980s pink), it was as far removed from my idea of a family bathroom as you can get. Knocking the two rooms into one helped to maximise the layout potential, but fitting in everything we wanted was still like completing a tricky jigsaw puzzle, something my local bathroom showroom was skilled at doing, luckily. Getting those design choices right is a dilemma that many homeowners face when updating what is typically the smallest, but hardest working, room in the house. It needs to cope with the frantic early morning…

4 min.

SPRINGTIME DINE Ahh nature… there’s nothing better. And with this fresh new collection from JD Williams, there’s no need to miss out on the alfresco vibe. Drawing plenty of inspiration from the great outdoors, there’s an on-trend raw aesthetic, hand drawn florals and silhouette prints in soft ivory and sooty black along with wood and rattan touches. Mealtimes just got a serving of spring. EASY LIVING Let the new season blossom in your home with JD Williams’ colourful accessories with a natural touch LIGHTS ALIVE With lashings of glass and brass, Libra’s new lighting has us all a-glow. There are sleek and stylish floor, ceiling and wall lights to choose from, all equally dramatic when lit, or as statement pieces when not. FRESH FLOORING Contemporary, playful and practical, the new collection from Carpetright promises all this. Its…

1 min.
# nowtrending

#TRENDING Kitchens are often the hub of the home, so it’s important you get your design right. On the Real Homes Show, we reveal the top three kitchen trends for 2020 and how to get the look on any budget. Grab yourself a cuppa, put your feet up and watch at realhomes.com/tv. Help to buy If you’re looking to get on the homeowning ladder, it’s a tricky business knowing where to start. Lucky we’re on hand, then! Head to our property section for a how-to for first-time buyers – plus our guide to getting the best mortgage deal. realhomes.com/property FOOD ENVY Inspired by those #sheetpandinner posts you keep seeing on Insta? Make your next meal photo-worthy with our guides to all things food – from going vegan to boiling the perfect egg. realhomes.com/tag/food FRESH NEW LOOK Tackling…

3 min.
lisa dawson

Not only does this room require significant investment cash wise, but it also doesn’t fall into the ‘bored of it, switch it up’ category. Unless you are the Beckhams, the choices that you make during the planning stages are choices that you’re going to be living with for a fair few years and they need to be right. That lurid yellow patterned tile might look great for the first few months, but will you still love it next year? Maybe, but more likely not. Social media has given us endless inspiration and new ideas, made styling our home into a shared art form and democratised design, but it’s also made every decision just that bit more difficult. ‘OUR BATHROOM NEEDED STORAGE – OUR SUPPLY OF OF TOILETRIES IS AKIN TO A…

8 min.
double or nothing

WHY WE’RE LOVING CHARLOTTE’S HOME Swiping through the photos online, Charlotte and Adam weren’t convinced that this 1930s house – with its many quirks and ancient-looking décor – was quite their cup of tea, but having outgrown their Victorian terrace they were desperate for somewhere with a little more legroom. Luckily, a viewing not 24 hours later revealed its full potential, and they pipped a queue of developers to the post by submitting an offer and having it accepted almost immediately. Keen to create their forever family home, work on the property began just months after moving day. A single-storey extension to the rear and a double-storey side extension provided the additional space the couple had been seeking for a social, open-plan kitchen and living area. It also allowed them to increase…

3 min.
the project report

THE NATURAL STEP Feel good on and about your flooring with luxury wood that is ethically sourced and sustainably produced. Ark One is a new UK company which says it can trace every single plank back to the European wood it came from. And, in the best kind of ‘twofer’, for every tree cut down, it replants two. Only natural oils, glues and varnishes – no chemicals or formaldehydes – are used in the final process. Ark One also claims not to use any materials featured on a list of ingredients known to be detrimental to health. A marble-ous design Five centuries ago, Venetian marble workers recycled leftover bits of marble by putting it in clay, grinding it flat to walk on, then washing it with goats milk to bring out the colour,…