Meet the inspiring winners of the Home of the Year awards

Stunning extensions, ingenious renovations and a space-savvy bathroom: introducing the deserving winners of this year's awards

Real Homes Home of the Year awards: Best extension
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Every year, the Real Homes team has the brilliant job of shifting through dozens of amazing entries for our annual Home of the Year awards. We're always overwhelmed by the calibre of the projects we see, and this year was no different – so a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to send us the results of their hard work.

After careful consideration, we're excited to reveal the winners of our awards categories, each of whom will get a year's subscription to Real Homes magazine. Unfortunately, though, only one of these inspirational entries could win the title of Home of the Year – so who was it? Without further ado, we reveal who took this year's crown – and the grand prize…

Want to see more? Pick up a copy of Real Homes magazine today to take a tour of our deserving winners. And if you missed out this year, keep an eye on this page for details of how to enter our 2021 awards.

Best extension and Home of the Year

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Lucy Kirwan took a leap of faith when she opted for an unconventional pink and grey kitchen to finish off her family-friendly extension, but the result speaks for itself – and is a reminder to all of us that being brave with your interior choices pays dividends. Read all about Lucy's project in the latest issue of the magazine, and check her out on Instagram at @heathlane_restoration.

Best renovation

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If you need space-enhancing design ideas or tips on how to shop secondhand like a pro, Pippa Jones is the person to go to. Her London flat is a masterclass in renovating a small space, and her cosy home – filled with vintage treasures and reclaimed finds – has won our hearts. Pick up your copy of the January issue of Real Homes to find out more, and follow Pippa at @thelittlepipcompany.

Best makeover

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Lovers of colour need look no further than Jessica Clark's bright and beautiful home makeover. Geometric paint effects? Check. Fruity peach-studded wallpaper? Yep. And a whole load of houseplants? Of course! See her mood-lifting home in the February issue of Real Homes magazine, on sale from 23 December, and follow Jess at @charminglifebyjess.

Best kitchen

Real Homes Home of the Year awards: best kitchen

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We fell for Rachael's country-style kitchen as soon as we saw it. Perfect for family living, it's a fresh take on a classic design – and the whole project, including a modest extension, was completed for £45,000. See the full reveal in the February issue of Real Homes, and check out Rachael's place at

Best bathroom

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Bathrooms are tricky to get right if you're working with smaller proportions, which is why we were blown away by how clever Barbara Davidson has been with hers, creating a warm, quirky sanctuary that doesn't compromise on any of her must-have features. Find out more in the latest issue of Real Homes magazine, out now – and check out Barbara's blog, My Boho Bubble.