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Real Homes August 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
Future Publishing Ltd
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12 Edities

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2 min.
from the editor

One of the few benefits of the recent lockdown has been the environmental impact. With planes grounded, cars left on drives and increasing numbers of people working from home rather than commuting, there has been a huge reduction in carbon emissions. Of course, there’s no guarantee this trend won’t be reversed over the coming months, but I like to think we’re all beginning to question the choices we make a little bit more. In a similarly unexpected way, lockdown has forced us all to be more creative and eco-friendly when it comes to our homes, too. Whether you’ve been shopping your home (since real shops were out of bounds) and trying out items you own in another room, upcycling a piece of furniture, or even turning pallets into garden sofas, we’re…

3 min.
inside track

ENDLESS SUMMER Style and sustainability can co-exist and Heal’s is proving it. The über cool homeware brand’s latest ranges sees it embracing the hot trend for eco-friendliness with aplomb. The new collection includes this streamlined outdoor furniture set, which is made from recycled ocean plastics. How’s that for repurposed chic? EASY LIVING Keep the party going with some pretty Heal’s additions that are sure to raise your garden’s style credentials tenfold GO EXOTIC Add a little drama to a room without the need for Carole Baskin. These cool new designs from print brand Wild Hearts Wonder take nature as a striking source of inspiration. There’s tigers (obvs), palm trees, not to mention stylised Japanese birds. All of the modern designs are beautifully hand-painted and digitally printed. Bookworm Live Green: 52 steps for a more sustainable life Jen…

1 min.
our eco pledges

On our quest towards zero waste homes, trying to ‘do our bit’ for the environment is high on many of our agendas. So, this month we thought we’d share what the Real Homes team has been doing in order to go that bit more eco friendly Laura Crombie ‘I used to get through loads of silver foil until colleagues bought me some reusable beeswax wraps for my birthday. Wrap everything from cake to sandwiches in them, then wipe down between uses.’ Amelia Smith ‘I swapped buying lunch and a daily latte for bringing my own in this lunch box and cup. Made from recycled rice husks, they are biodegradable. They feel so nice to use making lunch is a pleasure.’ Ellen Finch ‘I adore clothes but have become increasingly mindful about their effect on the planet. I…

1 min.
recycled rugs

STYLE IT NOW Get comfy with a gorgeous cushion that has some serious green credentials…

8 min.
old meets new

WHY WE FELL FOR CAROLINE’S HOME… When Caroline Briggs visited Whitley Bay for a walk on the beach in 2014, she knew instantly this was where she wanted to live. After eight years in London, she and her husband had returned to Newcastle while contemplating their next move. Luckily, he was instantly on board with Caroline’s brainwave, with one proviso – the house they bought must have a sea view. Searching online unearthed a beautiful Edwardian terrace with only a road between its frontage and the North Sea. It was an easy sell. The couple’s flat sold within two days, allowing them to snap up their dream coastal home. Living among the renovation, which included a kitchen extension and new bathroom, wasn’t easy with two young children. However, Caroline and her husband…

1 min.
take it outside

The success of working from home measures means this temporary solution is becoming a permanent one for many. But while we might relish the end of commuting, having a way to separate work and home life is important. If there’s no room indoors to carve out an office, it’s time to go outside. Billy Oh garden offices start from less than £1,600 for 3.5x2.5m – ample room for a desk, chair and storage. Optional cladding thicknesses and double-glazing means they can be made cosy enough to use all year.…