The Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards have now closed

Stay tuned as our judges choose the shortlist

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

The Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards have now closed, but there's plenty more excitement to come as we choose the shortlist.

Every shortlisted project will have their home featured in the magazine, and the winners will be revealed in the January 2020 issue of Real Homes.

Not only will the winner of the Home of the Year win £1,000 in John Lewis Vouchers, and the Garden of the Year £500 in vouchers, but the winner of each category will also receive a year's subscription to Real Homes magazine.

Can't wait for the big reveal? Read more about last year's winners below.

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.

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.