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.


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.

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

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.

Laura Ashley

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

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.

Little Eskimo


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.

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. 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.