Last chance to enter the Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards

Enter your project and you could win a prize worth £1,000. Quick - entries close soon!

An extended kitchen-diner with stone floor, rooflights, wooden island and table, and exposed brick wall
(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Roll up, roll up - the Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year award is open for just two more weeks!

Put your home in the spotlight and you could win a huge £1,000 prize. But hurry - entries close at midnight on 31 July.

We're looking for the very best examples of Real Homes transformed by you, our community. Whether it's a light remodel or an all-out extension, we're on a mission to uncover the very best projects across the country. 

Regardless of the budget or size, we want to see what you've been up to. Big or small, grand or bijou – it's all about calling out some of the best examples of clever design solutions, stylish finishes, and above all, showcasing the difference that transforming your home can make to you and your family.

Ready to enter? Fill out the form below to be in with a chance of winning a £1,000 prize.

The prizes

The lucky winner of the Home of the Year Award will be selected from the winners of each category and will receive £1,000 in John Lewis vouchers

The winner of the Garden of the Year will win £500 in John Lewis vouchers

In addition, the winner of each category will receive a year’s subscription to Real Homes magazine, worth more than £47. 

All winners will have their project professionally photographed and featured in an upcoming issue of Real Homes magazine.

The categories

BEST EXTENSION – sponsored by Folding Doors 2 U

Have you created space with a single or double-storey extension? Built up into the loft for more room? We’re looking for beautiful, seamless extensions that have helped you make the most of your space.

BEST RENOVATION – sponsored by Icynene

Transformed your home without an extension? Whether you’ve rescued an unloved period property or remodelled on an innovative scale, we’d love to see your project.


If you've got DIY prowess and an amazing house transformation you'd love to show off, we want to see it. Enter our makeover and redecoration category for the chance to win.

BEST KITCHEN – sponsored by Grohe

Whether you’ve extended, remodelled or simply refitted with new units, any kitchen can be entered into our best kitchen award.

BEST BATHROOM – sponsored by Bayswater Bathrooms

Done right, your bathroom can be a sanctuary – and we want to see yours, whether you’ve created a whole new bathroom, added an en suite or remodelled your existing space.

BEST GARDEN – sponsored by Sureset

We’re looking for bloomin’ gorgeous gardens for our first ever Garden of the Year award – so if you’re feeling particularly green-fingered, enter now for your chance to win.

Enter the Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards

Meet last year's winners...

Awards winner Jade Doutch stands behind a freestanding wooden island in front of bifold doors with original stone floor and a back wall with shelving

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

When it comes to extending on a budget, Jade Doutch leads by example with her beautiful kitchen-diner. The way she whittled a bright open-plan space out of a series of small rooms impressed our judges so much that they awarded Jade best extension - and the grand prize.

A grey bedroom with panelled wardrobes, two-toned walls, original Victorian floorboards and a Victorian-style fireplace

Jade Rodrigues and her husband took on a run-down Victorian house with zero DIY knowledge and a modest budget, creating a dramatic, bold home that wowed our judges in the process and won her the best renovation award.

From Instagram. A dining room with black pendant lights hanging over a wooden dining table with black legs. An exposed brick wall is in the background

Clever use of homemade pieces, second-hand buys and upcycled furniture led Ellie and Adam Tildelsey's bright, welcoming home to win our best home makeover award.

Kitchen with pink walls, deep blue units with a copper wraparound on the makeshift bar area, wooden bar stools and a patterned 3D-effect floor

(Image credit: Kasia Fiszer)

After saving up for years, Kath Pinkham-Edwards and her husband Vivian created their kitchen of dreams, packed with pattern, colour and bold copper accents.

A white bathroom with marble splashback and deep blue walls, chandelier and a plant for greenery

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Refined, glamorous and luxurious spring to mind when we look at Peter Grech's beautiful bathroom - and last year's judges agreed.

The judges

Headshot of Beth Murton

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Beth Murton is editor of Real Homes magazine. Passionate about all things home-related, she's renovated a dated 1930s house into a modern family home.

Headshot of Jason Orme

Jason Orme is a self-build and renovation expert and content director of Real Homes. He has more than 18 years' experience in the industry and is the author of The Self Build Dream.

Headshot of Sian Astley

Sian Astley is a self-described lady builder, interior designer and TV property renovation expert. Read her fantastic blog and follow her on Instagram.