Fed up of your house and garden? Get off Rightmove and watch the Real Homes Show for great ways to transform both

Tune in now for three ways to transform any garden, tips on extending and the lowdown on smart washing machines

Make the most of what's left of summer by revamping your garden. Tune in to the latest episode of the Real Homes Show for three amazing ways to transform any garden, yep, even if it's small, overgrown and you hate gardening. Presenter Laura Crombie explains the planting and layout tricks that will make your garden somewhere to enjoy throughout the year. 

Also in this episode, sponsored by Checkatrade, we take a look at a kitchen extension that's perfect for entertaining, give you the lowdown on smart locks, and offer tips on extending a 1930s semi. Oh, and our style editor Anna Morley explains how to be mindful with white in your home. You're welcome.

The whole episode is just 20 minutes' long, but you can use these timings to skip to your favourite sections:

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Open-plan kitchens and home security cameras: Episode 9

  • Small Space Squad (00.50) – Adding an extra bedroom and larger kitchen to a 1930s semi-detached house with a wraparound extension 
  • Checking It Out (5.47) – Three failsafe ways to transform any garden
  • The Hub (8.34) – The lowdown on smart locks
  • Colour Wheel (12.35) – Think white decor has to be boring? Think again
  • SoRealHomes (17.03) – Take a tour of interior designer Dee Campling's kitchen extension that's perfect for entertaining
  • Trade Secrets (19.05) – What to do if your tradesperson's quotes are higher than expected
  • Competition (20.27) – Win a stylish oak dining table, worth £1,250, from Modish Living

We've teamed up with Modish Living to give away an Amalfi U Bar Industrial Oak Dining Table, worth a cool £1,150. Sorry but the competition has now closed. Tune into the next episode for more great prizes!

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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.