Meet the winners of the Real Homes Home & Garden awards 2022

After dozens of entries and a lot of interiors envy, we've cherry picked our very favourite homes across the UK – take a peek!

Blue extended kitchen
(Image credit: Chris Snook)

Spacious extensions, wow-factor renovations and clever makeovers: we’re lucky enough to see the very best homes in the country every day here at Real Homes. It’s an honour – but it also makes it incredibly tricky to cherry pick the winners of our Home of the Year awards. We’ve been truly overwhelmed by the amazing spaces you’ve submitted. And now, we’ve whittled down our shortlist and can reveal who’s bagged themselves a place in our awards hall of fame – and a £1,000 prize…

From a carefully-restored Victorian home to a bold extended kitchen, each of our winners has displayed creative prowess, impressive DIY skills and a real love of design that shows in the resulting spaces. We'll be giving you in-depth tours inside them all over the next few months – but in the meantime, read on for a snippet of each.

Best home

Blue living room with pink and green accents

(Image credit: Philip Lauterbach)
Sunflex UK

Sponsored by Sunflex UK

We fell for Laura Magee’s late-Victorian Belfast home as soon as we spotted the pink and blue palette, and the story behind it is just as inspiring as the aesthetic. By restoring long-lost period features and combining them with modern touches, all on a shoestring budget, she’s created a space that’s classic, stylish and packed with ideas to steal.

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Best garden

Garden with seating area under pergola

(Image credit: Neil White)
Surface 360

Sponsored by Surface 360

Okay, so we’re a bit obsessed with every bit of Jack Marshall’s London home – but the garden is the pièce de résistance. Zoned into relaxed seating and formal dining spaces, and with some incredible contemporary details (the paving!), it’s the perfect modern outdoor space for everything from summer dinner parties to chilly-weather marshmallow roasting.

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Best kitchen

Blue extended kitchen

(Image credit: Chris Snook)
Haier

Sponsored by Haier

Can you blame us for picking Anatolia Elamradi’s bright and beautiful space as our kitchen winner? By working with an architect to realise her vision, designing the floorplan herself and sourcing items from local London-based and family-run businesses, she’s created the perfect family space that brightens the dullest of days.

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Best bathroom

Bathroom with blue panelling, palm print wallpaper, pink roll top bath and blue and white pattern floor tiles

(Image credit: Katie Lee)
Shuttercraft

Sponsored by Shuttercraft

Emma Coulthurst transformed the family bathroom of her Derbyshire home on a budget of just £5,000, and the result is dreamy. Designed for functionality and decorated with blues, brass and a showstopping pink bathtub, we had to hand it to her: this is a pretty cool space.

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Best makeover

Yellow children's room with build-in shelving and yellow sofa

(Image credit: Katie Lee)
Charnwood

Sponsored by Charnwood

Kids’ rooms can be hard to get right, but Karen Clough’s creative vision helped her transform her eldest daughter’s bedroom in a week as a birthday surprise. The resulting sunny yellow space is a happy addition to her quirky Manchester home – and tbh, we’re jealous it’s not our room.

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The prizes

Each category winner receives a huge £1,000 and a subscription to Real Homes magazine. In addition, all winning and shortlisted entries have been professionally photographed and will feature in the pages of Real Homes magazine and online.

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