Fancy winning £1,000? Enter the Real Homes Home & Garden awards today!

We’re looking for the best home transformations around the UK, from extensions to garden makeovers – so show us your hard work and you could win a cash prize!

kitchen diner and living area
(Image credit: Future Chris Snook)

We’re always on the lookout for interiors inspiration – which is why we’re pleased to announce the launch of 2023’s Real Homes Home & Garden Awards! Each year, we set out to find the very best transformations across the UK and showcase them across our magazine, website and social media. Oh, and did we mention there’s a big cash prize up for grabs?

With five categories to enter, if you’ve been busy creating your dream home, now’s your chance to show it off. We’re looking for amazing extensions, renovations and makeovers, done on savvy budgets but with no compromises on style. The winners of each category will receive a £1,000 cash prize and a year’s subscription to Real Homes magazine, plus their hard work will be immortalised in a professional shoot for this magazine. 

Sound like something you’d be up for? Fill in the entry form below, or scroll down to read more about the categories and the prizes.

Enter the awards

Entering the awards is easy – simply fill out the form below and upload your pictures. Entries close at 23:59 BST on 30 June 2023. All category winners and shortlisted entries 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 prizes

First off, we’re offering each category winner a huge £1,000 to spend on whatever they wish – be it that piece of furniture you’ve been coveting for months, or a wine subscription to help you recover from the stress of your renovation. Hey – we’re not judging! In addition, each winner will receive a year’s subscription to Real Homes. Finally, all winning and shortlisted entries will be professionally photographed and featured in the pages of Real Homes magazine and online.

The categories

Best home Sunflex UK

Best home
ponsored by Sunflex UK
Made over your home from top to bottom? Embarked on an ambitious extension/loft conversion combo? We’re looking for impressive full-house before-and-afters, full of cost-cutting ideas.

Sunflex UK is a renowned maker and supplier of premium quality German-designed bi-fold doors, ultra-slim sliding doors and advanced glazing products, working with a selected network of distributors across the UK to provide
the best possible service for renovators.

Best garden GreenThumb

Best garden
Sponsored by GreenThumb
Found a green-fingered streak within? We want to see beautiful outdoor spaces for socialising, alfresco dining or simply living in a plant-filled sanctuary. 

GreenThumb is the lawn care specialist who recognise the personal wellbeing and environmental benefits a well-managed lawn provides. Its expertise and product innovations save its customers’ time while keeping lawns green and healthy all year-round.


Best kitchen

Sponsored by Flatpack Kitchens
A fancy new kitchen is something to shout about. From extended open-plan spaces to budget-savvy improvements completed with a lick of paint, show off your kitchen makeover in this category!

If you want to transform your kitchen fast, Flatpack Kitchens deliver DIY kitchens, doors, cabinets and accessories straight to your home. It is a quick and easy way to order a completely new kitchen, or create a new look with replacement doors or stylish handles.

Best bathroom
The smallest room in the house doesn’t mean the least stylish. You can enter any bathroom, be it for the family or a luxe en suite – we’re looking for ingenious methods to make the most of any space.

Best room makeover Radiator Outlet

Best room makeover
Sponsored by Radiator Outlet
Converted a dusty loft space into your dream master suite? Turned a neglected spare room into a pretty yet productive home office? This one’s for any other room that’s received a glow up this year.

Specialists in designer radiators, towel rails and more, Radiator Outlet browses the market daily to ensure the lowest prices on designer radiators. While the prices are unbeatable, there’s no compromise in quality.

Meet last year's winners

Best home

open plan kitchen dining and living area

(Image credit: Future Chris Snook)

Rosie’s Victorian terrace feels light and bright with its open-plan kitchen-diner and living area, and an outside space perfect for entertaining.

Best garden

modern garden with zig zag path and grey shed

(Image credit: Future Kasia Fiszer)

Anna Rickard’s imaginatively designed garden transported us from the English suburbs to more exotic locations.

Best kitchen

modern kitchen with leather bar stools

(Image credit: Future Kasia Fiszer)

Jade Butcher revamped and revived her kitchen on a budget, cleverly upcycling old units to create a luxe look for less. 

Best bathroom

bathroom with pink bath and blue metro tiles

(Image credit: Future Kasia Fiszer)

Shona East based her bold and quirky bathroom redesign around a vintage 1950s sink she picked up for a bargain price.

Best room makeover

bedroom with striped bedding and painted patterned walls

(Image credit: Future Kasia Fiszer)

Amara Hasham transformed her rented home with colour and pattern, and inspired reversible decorating ideas.

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