See your home featured in Real Homes magazine

Enter the all-new Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards and your house could be one of our next cover stars

A full-width rear extension and the winner of last year's Real Homes awards
(Image credit: Katie Lee)

Have you recently completed a home improvement project you’re proud of? Show it off to us and all our fabulous readers by entering the all-new Real Homes Home and Garden of the Year awards. Whether you’ve extended your home, redesigned the layout, fitted a new kitchen or bathroom or given the house a top-to-toe makeover, now’s the time to put your project in the spotlight.  

Brand new for this year is the Garden of the Year category, perfect for all you green-fingered fans out there. After all, we know you all like to lavish the love on your outdoor space just as much as the interior of your home.  

An extended kitchen-diner with stone floor, rooflights, wooden island and table, and exposed brick wall

Jade Doutch's stunning open-plan kitchen extension won the top prize in last year's Real Homes awards

(Image credit: Katie Lee)

So what do you need to do? Simply fill out the entry form, send us before and after images of your project, some floorplans (if relevant) and a description of your project.  

Of course, any good awards has to come with some equally great prizes. The overall winner of the Home of the Year will scoop £1,000 of John Lewis vouchers, while the winner of the Garden of the Year will bag £500 of John Lewis vouchers. On top of that, the winner of each category will win a year’s subscription to Real Homes magazine.

Last year’s overall winner Jade Doutch wowed the judges with her amazing rear extension, which she completed for under £35,000. Not only did she scoop the top prize, she also made the front cover of Real Homes magazine. So if you think your home has what it takes to beat off the competition, why not enter the awards today?  

Beth Murton
Beth first started working on Real Homes as a sub-editor over 15 years ago. Since then she has worked on 4Homes, Grand Designs and as a freelancer, before returning to Real Homes for the third time. She is Acting Editor on the magazine and always has a makeover project of some kind on the go.