Enter the Real Homes Home of the Year awards

Completed a home transformation you want to show off? Enter our awards for the chance to win a prize worth £500!

Kitchen diner extension with sliding doors – Debbie Goodwin
(Image credit: Katie Lee ©Future)

Have you been busy with a home improvement project you’re proud of? Whether you’ve extended your kitchen, refreshed a dated bathroom or completely made over your house, now’s your chance to share it with the Real Homes community by entering the Real Homes Home of the Year awards.

Enter today and you’ll be in with a chance of winning £500 in John Lewis & Partners vouchers – and you’ll also appear in the glossy pages of Real Homes magazine with a fun, professional photoshoot of your project, to inspire other readers to transform their own homes.

Ready to sign up? Fill in the entry form below, or scroll down to choose your category and read about the grand prize. Entries close at midnight on 2 July 2020 and the judges will select the category winners, all of which will be featured online and in Real Homes magazine. The overall winner of the £500 voucher prize will be revealed in the January 2021 issue.

Enter now!

Entering the awards is quick and easy online: simply choose the category you'd like to enter, upload your photos and complete the entry form below. The deadline for entries is midnight on 2 July 2020. All category winners will be professionally photographed. You must be able and willing for your home to be photographed and appear in the magazine as well as online.

The categories

Best extension

Have you doubled the size of your kitchen with a rear extension? Added bedrooms with a two-storey addition or built up into the loft? We’re looking for stylish spaces that have helped you make the most of your home.


Best renovation

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We’re not just all about extensions here at Real Homes! If you’ve transformed your home without adding on, whether that’s rescuing an unloved period property or remodelling for modern family living, share your project with us today.


Best home makeover/redecoration

Are you handy with a paintbrush? Love tackling a different upcycling project every other weekend? Sometimes a lick of paint, some serious TLC and inspiring, creative ideas is all you need to get your home up to scratch, so if you’ve got DIY prowess you’d like to show off, enter this category for the chance to win.


Best kitchen

Your kitchen is a space where you can entertain, host family dinners and cook up a storm, so whether you’ve extended, remodelled or simply refitted with new units, enter your transformation into our Best Kitchen award.


Best bathroom

Have you executed the spa-like bathroom of your dreams? Even the smallest spaces can harbour amazing transformations, so share your sanctuary with us by entering into our Best Bathroom category.

The prizes

The lucky winner of the Home of the Year Award will be selected from the winners of each category and will receive £500 in John Lewis & Partners vouchers. In addition, the winner of each category will receive a year’s subscription to Real Homes magazine, worth more than £47.

Meet last year’s winner…

January 2020: Debbie Goodwin set about lovingly renovating the bungalow her dad built

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

‘Being chosen as both Best Renovation and Home of the Year for Real Homes was a huge surprise and honour,’ says Debbie. ‘I’ve been reading the magazine for years and never in a million years thought I’d have a home worthy of gracing its pages. It made me so proud of what we’ve achieved as a family.

Loft bedroom with dressing room – Debbie Goodwin

(Image credit: Katie Lee ©Future)

‘The photo shoot was a busy but enormously fun day, The team are a lovely bunch and very supportive. Having everyone crowded into my bedroom eating lunch while the Real Homes TV crew filmed downstairs was a particular and unusual highlight!

‘The prize vouchers were a fab addition and I’ve just got round to spending them on a new TV for the lounge. I’ve also treated myself to an Apple Watch – treats shouldn’t just be for the house, after all!’