Pretty patio ideas for every garden space



This week Ideal Home loves – summer picnicware

National Picnic week has given us the perfect excuse to shop for picnic essentials


Got World Cup fever? Take a look inside Harry Kane’s house

The England captain has given us a glance into his life off the pitch


Lose yourself in this multi-zoned garden oasis in south Wales

 outdated plot has been given a new identity with handmade fixtures and lush,
 jungle-like foliage

Step inside this stunning townhouse in Gloucestershire

Take a peek inside to see what this impressive house has to offer


The Samsung washing machine that’ll save you time

Do the laundry the easy way with the new Samsung QuickDrive™ washing machine and spend more time doing what you…

Kitchen ideas

Kitchen island ideas for every style of home


Before and after – a huge extension houses a kitchen made for entertaining


Before and after – patio doors are replaced with a window to create a family-friendly kitchen

More kitchen ideas

Feast your eyes on this bold and quirky four-bed Victorian terrace in Kettering

Lorraine Kelly interview for her new launch

Designer Spotlight: Lorraine Kelly talks about her own Ideal Home

Decorating and project advice

Install a water feature

How to install a water feature – to add life and movement to your garden

A water feature can add life and movement to all kinds of empty spaces


How to make pallet garden furniture – a step-by-step guide

In this step-by-step guide, we show you how to make a bench using wooden pallets


How to clean a bathroom – the easy way to get your bath, loo, shower and sink sparkling

These top cleaning tips will get your bathroom looking like new


How to fit a door handle – change your door knob for a new one

Our guide explains how to change a door handle for a shiny new replacement


Exposed brick walls and brick wallpaper – everything you need to know

Consider stripping back your walls to the bare brickwork to reveal instant character – or cheat using brick wallpaper!

Latest buying guides

The Simba Hybrid

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Best bread makers – the top models for fresh homemade bread


Best dishwashers – clean up the easy way with these top models

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