Meet the winners of the Real Homes Transformation Awards

The votes have been counted and the results are in! We're ready to reveal the best makeovers, extensions and renovations of the year...

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The Real Homes team has been hard at work over the past few months sifting through dozens of entries from you lovely lot for our Transformation Awards. In this month's issue, we're revealing the projects that made it to the top of our list. 

From thrifty extensions to stylish makeovers, this year's winners were impressive, competitive and inspiring. Each of them will receive a £100 John Lewis voucher and a subscription to Real Homes magazine. However, only one of these inspirational entries could win the grand £2,000 cash prize. So who took this year's crown? Check out our preview below, and pick up this month's issue of Real Homes for the full reveal...

Best extension and overall winner - sponsored by Folding Doors 2 U

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: © Katie Lee)
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When it comes to extending on a budget, Jade Doutch leads by example with her beautiful kitchen-diner. The way she's whittled a bright open-plan space out of a series of small rooms impressed our judges so much that we're excited to announce Jade as the winner of this year's awards.

Best renovation – sponsored by Icynene

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.

Best home makeover/redecoration – sponsored by Blinds 2go

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

The judges

Beth Murton is the acting editor of Real Homes magazine. With more than 15 years' experience working for a wide range of homes magazines, and a 1930s house renovation under her belt, she is passionate about all things homes-related.

Jason Orme is a self-build and renovation expert and editorial director of Real Homes. He has more than 18 years in the industry, including 12 years as editor of Homebuilding and Renovating, and is the author of The Self Build Dream.

Lucy Searle is editor-in-chief of and has worked for a number of homes and women's magazines. She has written everything from buying and selling properties to self build, DIY and design issues for the past 25 years and has renovated seven homes in that time.

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.

Best kitchen – sponsored by Flatpack Kitchens

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: © 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.

Best bathroom – sponsored by Topps Tiles

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

(Image: © Katie Lee)

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

Want to read more? Pick up this month's copy of Real Homes to check out the winners of this year's awards.

Missed out this year? Keep your eyes peeled for the 2019 Awards announcement...