Take a look inside a detached new-build

Take a look around this detached new-build property in essex. Look at this house tour from Ideal Home for inspiring decorating and style ideas from reader's homes. For more house tours check out Housetohome

A five bedroom, open-plan, family home has been created on the site of an old bungalow that had subsidence.

exterior of house with white walls and white window frames

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

kitchen with white cabinets and wooden fllooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

The cream units and overmantel shelf that frames the hob create a simple, but grown-up space.

Table
MFI (opens in new tab)

living room with white walls and mirror on wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

The huge double height chimney breast, together with the Art Nouveau-style stone surround, gives the living room an impressive focal point.

Stone surround and mirror
The Edwardian Fireplace Company (opens in new tab).

dinning room with white walls and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

A separate dining room creates a more formal space for entertaining, good for evening dining without the kids!

Dining table
Ercol (opens in new tab)

bedroom with white wall and chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

This pretty feminine bedroom mixes features french-style furniture with clean white walls.

Bedlinen
Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

bathroom with bathtub and western commode

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

Sailing boat and lighthouse motifs are fun in the bathroom.

Sailing boat boxes
Laura Ashley (opens in new tab)

7/8 Childrens-bedroom2

childrens bedroom with white wall and curtains on window

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

The canopy over the bed gives the room its own 'sails'. Fun accessories create a pirate theme  - perfect for this boy's bedroom.

Bunting
Little Eskimo (opens in new tab)

8/8

bathroom with white cabinet and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Graeme Ainscough)

This may be a new-build house but the bathroom has pure period style. The marble-top washstand was found in a junk shop.

Wooden letters
Emily Readette-Bayley (opens in new tab).

Heather Young
Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and also edits its sister title Style At Home. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.