The Real Homes Show is live – watch now for your chance to win £1,400 of prizes!

For tips on decorating with colour, finding a builder, and making the most of a small Victorian cottage, plus, the chance to win our £1,400 competition bundle, tune in to the first episode of our new TV show today

It's the moment we've been waiting for – the first episode of the Real Homes Show, in association with Checkatrade, is now live!

If you need a little help making your dream home a reality but don't have a fortune to spend (read: you've run out of ideas and/or money), then our team of experts is here to help.

Every fortnight, former Real Homes magazine editor Laura Crombie will be joined by a panel of guests including renovation experts Jason Orme and Sian Astley, stylist Anna Morley, and Instagram stars such as Lisa Dawson and Amy Wilson from This Style Rocks, to help you transform your home.

The whole episode is just 20 minutes, but you can use these handy timings to skip to the main sections:

  • Small Space Squad (01.15) – how to transform a small Victorian workers' cottage on a budget. We reveal the cost of adding central heating to a period home, plus how to revamp a small wooden kitchen by painting the units and updating the flooring 
  • Colour Wheel (06.00) – stylist Anna Morley explains how to bring a splash of mustard to your home, however much you have to spend. From a cheap mustard table runner paired with black cutlery, to a statement mustard sofa, she shares her styling tips
  • Checking It Out (10.18) – presenter Laura Crombie explains how to save money when buying furniture, appliances and accessories for your home. Discover how to use newsletter signs ups to save up to £20 on your next shop
  • Trade Secrets (12.13) – if you want to find the right builder for your home improvement project, then we're here to help. Renovation expert Jason Orme explains the questions to ask potential builders, plus what you need to have prepared before you meet them (Clue: Plenty of tea will help!)
  • #SoRealHomes (19.10) – Instagram star Lisa Dawson tells us how to recreate the iconic gallery wall in her hallway. Take a look for tips on choosing images and frames, plus hanging and spacing them correctly

And to celebrate the first episode, we're giving away an amazing £1,400 prize bundle, including:

This competition has now closed but take a look at the latest episode of the Real Homes Show to enter our new giveaway.

Laura Crombie

Laura Crombie is a journalist and TV presenter. She has written about homes and interiors for the last 17 years and was Editor of Real Homes before taking on her current position as Content Director for Country Homes & Interiors, 25 Beautiful Homes Period Living and Style at Home. She's an experienced home renovator and is currently DIY-renovating a 1960s house in Worcestershire. She's been quoted on home design and renovating in The Times, The Guardian, The Metro and more. She's also a TV presenter for QVC and has been a commentator for Channel 4 at Crufts dog show.