Follow us as we choose our winner for the Real Homes Transformation Awards 2017.

Real homes home transformation awards

The winner will receive an amazing prize, including £1,000 cash for the overall winner, but you could also appear in the pages of Real Homes – providing inspiration and advice for the next generation of home improvers.

Entries are now closed, and the judging panel are selecting a shortlist of properties, which will all be featured in the magazine. The overall winners will be revealed in the January 2018 edition of Real Homes.

The categories

Best extension

This includes both single-storey and two-storey rear, front, side and basement extensions.

Best conversion

Including loft, garage and basement conversions, as well as barn, school and church conversions.

Best kitchen

Whether you’ve extended, remodelled or simply refitted, any kitchen can be entered into this category.

Best bathroom

Both new bathrooms and en suites, and remodelled spaces are eligible for this award.

Best other transformation

Have you made over your garden? Or given your living room a brand new look? We will be looking at any room makeover in this category – from bedrooms and dining rooms to outside spaces.

There will also be a Readers’ Choice Award, judged by Real Homes’ social media followers from shortlisted projects across all five categories. Follow Real Homes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube to discover when you can cast your vote.

The prizes

The owners of every project that is shortlisted will receive a free, 12-month subscription to Real Homes magazine, worth more than £46.

The owner of the project crowned overall winner, which will be awarded the title Real Homes Transformation of the Year 2017, will receive a £1,000 cash prize.

Last year’s winner

Architect Fiona Kirkwood and her husband Benjamin used their experience and vision to turn an empty workshop in a London Conservation Area into a compact home spread across three levels.

With clever design solutions, the couple have made the most of every inch of space and introduced a mix of modern materials, including powder-coated steel stairs, brick walls and walnut flooring.

‘I love this conversion. It shows a clever use of the interesting room shapes and split levels that were required by the site location. It’s a small house, but a big success.’

Charlie Luxton
Architectural designer and TV personality

The judges

Sian Astley portraitSian Astley is a self builder, interior designer, landlord and blogger at With 20 years’ experience working in property, she’s passionate about DIY, crafts and renovating. She also regularly takes on clients’ projects to transform their homes into beautiful living spaces.

Jason Orme portraitJason Orme is a self build and renovation expert and editorial director of Real Homes. With more than 17 years’ experience in the industry, including 12 years as editor of Homebuilding & Renovating, he is also the author of The Self Build Dream, has advised thousands of homeowners on their projects, and is currently extending and remodelling his 1960s home.