We've recently crowned the Real Homes Home of the Year for 2019 – and it's time for you to take a nosey around. As part of the Real Homes Show, our online TV show, we've gone behind-the-scenes of Debbie Goodwin's amazing bungalow in Cheshire. Presenters Laura Crombie and Jason Orme explain the five things you need to know before tackling the renovation of an older property, from when to extend to how much of a contingency fund you'll need. See the full story of how Debbie created her award-winning home in the latest issue of Real Homes magazine.
Also in this episode, sponsored by Self Build Zone, we've got tips on going plastic-free for Christmas, advice on using tech to make the festive season easier, and the lowdown on the maximalism trend.
The whole thing is just 20 minutes' long, but you can use these timings to skip to your favourite sections:
- Small Space Squad (0:44): Take a tour of our Home of the Year and discover the five things you need to know before tackling a similar renovation
- Checking It Out (5:27): Six ways to go plastic-free this Christmas
- Design Deck (7:55): How to get the maximalist look on a budget
- The Hub (13:24): How smart home gadgets could make your festive season easier
- Competition (17:08): This competition has now closed. Click on the top story here to enter our latest giveaway.